Gummy Awards

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 New Acts Of 2012

By Stereogum / December 12, 2012

The Gummys! We’re still in it! So far this week you’ve crowned M.I.A. & Romain Gavras’s “Bad Girls” with this year’s Gummy for Best Video, and Japandroids’ “House That Heaven Built” as this year’s Best Track. Today we learn about your favorite rookies and hope that, unlike the Grammys, this Best New Artist designation ensures a long and fruitful career full of blogposts and monetized streams galore. (If you know how these guys can at least break even, let us know.)

On to the results: On a straight count of the ballot, if you had your way, this year’s winner would be Frank Ocean, and this year’s runner-up would be Purity Ring. Those would be tremendous and logical choices, if only you hadn’t made Frank Ocean #9 and Purity Ring #10 in last year’s Gummys. With Frank and Purity Ring sadly ineligible, we’re left with a list of 10 artists that is still very sharp and genre-spanning. There wasn’t tremendous overlap between your selections and our list of Best New Artists from earlier this year, but there we have consensus where it counts — up at #1 — so clearly we are all still able to hang out and be friends. Without further, here is your list of 2012’s Best New Artists. DIIV on in.

Death Grips

10. Death Grips


Mac DeMarco

09. Mac DeMarco


Divine Fits

08. Divine Fits


Father John Misty

07. Father John Misty


Grimes

06. Grimes


Grimes

05. Jessie Ware


metz

04. METZ


metz

03. Kendrick Lamar


Alt-J

02. Alt-J


metz

01. DIIV


To recap:

10. Death Grips
09. Mac DeMarco
08. Divine Fits
07. Father John Misty
06. Grimes
05. Jessie Ware
04. METZ
03. Kendrick Lamar
02. Alt-J
01. DIIV

UPDATE: Here are the results in all categories: