If the nominations for the 2011 Platinum Vinyl Awards closed today, we would have a full slate of nominees from this quarter alone. That's right, seven nominees were eligible this quarter, and we still have the results from the first two quarters as well. As always, this is a prolific genre.
Seven entries, two debuts. Of them all I was quite impressed with the debut of Hyland. Some were a little too critical I think by saying they were a clone of Anberlin. We all choose our mentors, and I think one could have picked much worse. Click for my full review of Weights and Measures. Swedish Alternative/Pop act Blindside is also worth checking out. Genre leader Remedy Drive makes a case with their EP Light Makes a Way, but like all well produced EP's, you wish there were more.
As the Modern Worship genre gets more entrants than Hillsong, it is evolving into a less Adult Contemporary and more Alt/Rock genre. As such there are two Modern Worship/Alternative double nominees this time around, with both Aaron Keyes and Matthew Reed appearing in both categories. Simply by coincidence, we will be going to Modern Worship next. As always, I am Awaiting Your Reply.