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Serpentine
2011-11-21, 03:45 AM
Background:
Triple J is Australia's national non-commercial alternative radio station. It's a pretty big deal in Australian music, and their Unearthed programme has helped launch some pretty significant artists such as Grinspoon, Art Vs. Science and Philadelphia Grand Jury. They emphasise Australian and new music, and are often the first radio station to play a new song.
So basically, as far as Australian music goes, they're pretty important.

And the J Awards (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jawards/11/) is their own Australian music awards, judged by a panel of music industry people. Nominations have started to be announced, so I figured I may as well start a thread about it.

The nominees thusfar are:

Music Video of the Year
Children Collide - Loveless (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCZhYf9hPCE)
Gotye (featuring Kimbra) - Somebody That I Used To Know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY) (possibly my vote)
Bluejuice - Act Yr Age (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2N32PIYVHc)
Hermitude - Speak Of The Devil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb_Ogb0zzhA)
Art vs Science - A.I.M. FIRE! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCHy2tAKO5k)


Unearthed Artist of the Year
San Cisco (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jawards/11/unearthed/sancisco.htm)
Lanie Lane (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jawards/11/unearthed/lanielane.htm)
Husky (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jawards/11/unearthed/husky.htm)
Emma Louise (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jawards/11/unearthed/emmalouise.htm)
Ball Park Music (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jawards/11/unearthed/ballparkmusic.htm)


Album of the Year
The Middle East - I Want That You Are Always Happy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHOuDDiNfzg&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLF3673E8DE78D7E5C)
Ball Park Music - Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_g2Pgf-C78&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL0560FDEBD5361F3E)
Big Scary - Vacation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJRlqBkcPOc&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLC8307C075D793FBA)
The Jezabels - Prisoner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4aB39NKWbA&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLCEEFBA0EC4E78B9F) (fun fact: the album is inspired by an Australian TV show of the same name, in which a friend of my father's acted)
Papa Vs Pretty - United In Isolation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juD5xjFI35I&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL98F1C0E0765F0089)
Kimbra - Vows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcCe-s1P8OA&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL992DD3A3FD0B8C3A)
Gotye - Making Mirrors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_fCdmvlsaI&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLE12C21EA5167F80F)
Drapht - The Life Of Riley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KphLM1byv7o&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL4CE3C43D2EEC58C8)
Architecture In Helsinki - Moment Bends! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nkzzR1F4dk&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLE80C923D91DAF90F) (definitely my vote!)
Art vs Science - The Experiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCHy2tAKO5k&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL1483B03E3B71FC90)


Discuss!