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.

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  1. Best Coast – The Only Place

  2. Milo Greene – Milo Greene

  3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

  4. Chromatics – Kill For Love

  5. Perfume Genius- Put Your Back N 2 It (without a doubt)

  6. Sharon Van Etten — Tramp

  7. Diamond Rings – Free Dimensional

  8. Like Pioneers – Oh, Magic

  9. Passion Pit – Gossamer

  10. Japandroids – “Celebration Rock”, although I love Kendrick’s album, but for different reasons.

  11. They DO move in herds.

  12. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls

  13. There were so many good albums this year. I went with Swing Lo Magellan, I think it’s the best, it’s great now and it will be great in 20 years. Most of the usual suspects are as good as advertised – especially channel ORANGE. The album I have listened to the most, though, is probably Bend Beyond by Woods – so good. A lot of these contenders seem sort of overrated – that Japandroids album is good, but calm down, and the Grizzly Bear album sounds like someone ran Jeff Buckley’s Grace through the CrosbyStills&Nashenator 3000. Also, Cloud Nothings? Seriously? So if Steve Albini produces the next Wavves album will everyone lose their shit?

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

  15. Tame Impala – Lonerism

    This was hard, there was a lot of good stuff this year.

  16. Beach House – Bloom

  17. theblackmap  |   Posted on Nov 23rd, 2012 +1

    DIIv – Oshin

  18. Kishi Bashi – 151a

  19. Title Fight – Floral Green

  20. Jack White – Blunderbuss

  21. Hot Chip–In Our Heads

  22. Mount Eerie – Clear Moon

  23. Pond – Beard Wives Denim

  24. Father John Misty – Fear Fun

  25. Trust – TRST

  26. I think I’m the only one in the world who thinks Paralytic Stalks is the album of the year.

  27. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel

  28. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw & Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

  29. Album of the Year
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

  30. Alanis Morissette — Havoc and Bright Lights

  31. Grizzly Bear – Shields
    Tame Impala – Lonerism
    The Shins – Port of Morrow

  32. CLINIC for every category

  33. Dirty Projectors- Swing Lo Magellan

  34. Anais Mitchell-Young Man in America

  35. Purity Ring – Shrines

  36. I enjoy the new Tame Impala album Lonerism.

  37. Tame Impala – Lonerism >> Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

    Am I the only one who thinks this?

  38. Best Album: Tame Impala – Lonerism

    • Best Song: Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams
      Best Music Video: Vennu Mallesh – It’s My Life What Ever I Wanna Do
      Indie Crush: Fiona Apple
      Best TV Show: Breaking Bad
      Best Movie: Beasts Of The Southern Wild
      Best Viral Video: Krispy Kreme – The Baddest

  39. Lorin Kozlowski  |   Posted on Nov 24th, 2012 +2

    1)Miquel – Kaleidoscope Dream
    2)Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music


  40. Attack on Memory – Cloud Nothings

  41. Japandroids- Celebration Rock


  43. bloc party – four

  44. Aesop Rock -Skelethon


  46. The Men — Open Your Heart.

    Would say Daniel Rossen’s Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP is just a HAIR behind it! Love you, Daniel <3

  47. Frank Ocean- channel Orange

  48. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

  49. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel

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