2012 Gummy Awards: Vote Now

It’s that special time of year when media outlets begin to dictate to you what albums you were supposed to enjoy this year. Dictate! Guess nobody told them live in a democracy, man. Earlier this month you chose the leader of the free world, you can handle choosing the year’s best albums. But how about also choosing the year’s best videos, songs, new acts, indie rock crushes, TV shows, movies, and viral videos?

Welcome to the annual Gummy Awards, and as always, the Stereogum and Videogum families invite you to play a plum role in determining which artworks and humans are remembered as 2012′s finest. This year we’re sweetening the pot by giving away an iPad With Retina Display (WiFi + Cellular, 32GB) to one lucky voter selected randomly. To enter, fill out the ballot below AND share your Best Album pick in the comments. This is real. Gummys The Vote™. Here we go:

No more submissions accepted at this time.

Polls close on Wednesday 12/5 at 12 PM EST. Check out last year’s winners here.

Comments (597)
  1. Father John Misty- Fear Fun

  2. Album: Grizzly Bear – Shields
    Song: Frank Ocean – Pyramids
    Vid: Spiritualized – Hey Jane

  3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

  4. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

  5. Lambchop- Mr. M

  6. Ice Choir – Afar

  7. Grizzly Bear – Shields hands down

  8. Fiona Apple of course

  9. Album: Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel…

    New Act: Purity Ring

    Crushes: Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius) & Iamamiwhoami (Jonna Lee)

    Movie: The Imposter

  10. the Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth

  11. Lonerism – Tame Impala

  12. Iamamiwhoami- Kin anyone???

  13. Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory

  14. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

  15. WHY? – Mumps, Etc.

  16. Tame Impala-Lonerism

  17. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

  18. Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance

  19. Album: Grizzly Bear – Shields
    Song: Dirty Projectors – “Gun Has No Trigger”
    Video: Grimes – “Oblivion” (for no other reason but nepotism for fellow Montrealers)
    Crush: Dude: Andrew Bird, Girl: Annie Clark (does she win every year?)
    Best New Act: Grimes (again out of nepotism. Would Divine Fits count in spite of Dan Boeckner and Britt Daniel being members of big/popular bands?)
    Best Show: Mad Men

  20. It’d be nice if Damien Rice put out one more album before the world ended

  21. Ignored by most, but the my favorite album and the best live show I’ve seen in a while:
    Dead Sara – Self Titled

  22. Album: Tame Impala – Lonerism

    Song: Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute

    Video: Sufjan – Mr. Frosty Man

  23. Best Coast – The Only Place

  24. Sunufa-bish, there should be an Artist of the Year category! I’d give that to Kendrick Lamar for the sheer quality AND quantity of his output.

    But my AOTY goes to Grimes’ Visions, with Circumambient as SOTY from that same album.

    Strangely enough, Claire Boucher didn’t get indie crush. I serve only for Alexis Krauss.

  25. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N2 It

  26. Album: Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
    Song: Beach House – Wild
    New Artist: Pinkunoizu
    Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

  27. Animal Collective – Centipede Hertz

  28. Purity Ring – Shrines

  29. Dirty Projectors-Swing Lo Magellan

  30. David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant

  31. You guys really should have a “No Pick” decision for the Best Viral Video category. Otherwise, the default selection is going to win.

  32. Oh, and Frank Ocean all the way.

  33. Trust – TRST
    Loved that shit

  34. A bunch of great alums this year, but for me it has to be Purity Ring’s Shrines at #1.

  35. Torn between Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music and Kendric Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.

    Basically, if you have a hip hop album with acronyms in the title, I’m in.

  36. Beach House – Bloom

  37. Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

  38. Grizzly Bear – Shields

  39. Tame Impala Lonerism!

  40. Julia Holter – Ekstasis … so effing beautiful

  41. Titus Andronicus – Local Business

  42. Grizzly Bear – Shields

  43. Grizzly Bear- Shields

  44. Philip Johnson  |   Posted on Nov 22nd, 2012 0

    Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

  45. Death Grips – The Money Store // NLDW

  46. Album : Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

    Crush : Ruth Radelet from Chromatics

  47. Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe

  48. Islands – A Sleep & a Forgetting

  49. Prince Rama – Top Ten Hits of the End of the World
    (It was a tossup between that, Grimes, and Talk Normal)

    • Song – Icona Pop – I Love It
      Video – MIA – Bad Girls
      New Act – Charli XCX
      Crush – Didn’t know if I should write Dee Dee or Kristen Gundred, so I went with Katy Goodman…
      Show – Adventure Time
      Movie – Moonrise Kingdom

  50. Beach House-Bloom

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