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. Hop Along – Get Disowned

  2. ALBUM: Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple
    SONG: Bad Religion by Frank Ocean
    SHOW: Louie
    MOVIE: The Master

  3. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

    I really hope nobody’s voting for Grimes for indie crush

  4. Field Report – Field Report

  5. Anais Mitchell – Young Man in America

    Not sure how much traction this received in music criticism circles, but it’s an indie-folk masterpiece.

  6. Purity Ring-Shrines


  7. This was the easiest time I’ve had picking the album of the year in awhile.

    Tame Impala’s Lonerism

    Song of the year= “Pyramids” by Frank Ocean….

  8. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

  9. Easy Peasy! Best and most original album was Django Django’s self titled debut.

  10. LADYHAWK – no can do

    (go british columbia!)

  11. Grizzly Bear – Shields

  12. Channel Orange.

    and i have not seen a single one of the viral videos and wasnt willing to look them all up before voting.

  13. Beach House – Bloom

  14. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

  15. Gashcat – Reunion!

  16. Julia Holter – Ekstasis .. so effing beautiful !

  17. Grizzly Bear – Shields

  18. A year is a long time. Attack on Memory is easily the album I’ve listened to and loved the most this year, but I’ve probably only listened to it two or three times since September. It ruled my Spring Semester and my summer though!

  19. Black Moth Super Rainbow-Cobra Juicy

  20. Tame Impala – Lonerism

  21. Corey Beasley  |   Posted on Nov 22nd, 2012 0

    Killer Mike — R.A.P. Music

  22. Beach House-Bloom

  23. The Killers – Battle Born

  24. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

  25. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel

  26. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber

  27. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

  28. alt-J – “An Awesome Wave”

  29. 00010  |   Posted on Nov 23rd, 2012 +1

    Laurel Halo – Quarantine

  30. Ughh I’m getting the gross feeling that since so many people loved and ranted over the Frank Ocean album when it came out, it’s now “cool” to not talk about it/and generally pretend it didn’t happen.

    • I don’t think it’s “cool” to not talk about it (although the hype that record oozed everywhere was overwhelming), but rather, new things get released, and dwelling on one record leaves you unopened to new ones.

  31. People, you should all wait till, say, midfebruary, before making conclusions! That’s what I respect Oscar for!

  32. Grizzly bear-shields, with cloud nothings, lotus plaza and frank ocean close behind and the cribs had my fav british album of the year.

  33. The Cribs – In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull

  34. Japandroids – Celebration Rock

  35. Swans – The Seer

  36. Not even one GY!BE mention? I thought “Best album: ‘Allelujah” would be massive.

  37. father john misty-fear fun

  38. Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ and Dirty Projectors’ ‘Swing Lo…’ were a mile ahead of everything else in my opinion (with Polica trailing in a distant third) but I’m going to have to listen to them both a couple more times tomorrow before making my final decision.

  39. Tame Impala’s “Lonerism” best album

  40. Album – Bloom
    Song – Yet Again

  41. Grimes – Visions

  42. Toss up for me between Ty Segall Band’s Slaughterhouse and Titus Andronicus’ Local Business. Going to go with Local Business.

  43. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

  44. Father John Misty – Fear Fun

  45. Iamamiwhoami- Kin

  46. Good Kid Mad City

  47. Tame Impala – Lonerism

  48. I like instrumentalists, so Kaki King – Glow

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