Adult Alternative Album of the Year
Bahamas Brushfire*Universal (WINNER)
This album was the only album I physically purchased in this Category,”Thanks Starbucks”. Three songs on the album “Be My Witness”, “Caught Me Thinking” and “Lost In The Light are nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category.
Bahamas “Alfie Jurvanen” is in my opinion the winner in that category. My favorite song off Barchords is “Lost In The Light” You might recognize it from the Durex TV Commercial Campaign currently running in Canada. The video
is very good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPJNt1eTVNY Caught me thinking is easily my second favorite off the album. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPkMh7bR4PE the last video I will show you is not on the Barchords album but it is my favorite song by Bahamas, it’s called Hockey Teeth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_ROQaLJJg
Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal
After Listening to the album I was quite impressed. The Album has a good mix of tempo, and Kathleen’s voice is unbelievably beautiful. My favorite song off the album is “Change The Sheets” and the video is great too. I’m just waiting to hear this song on one of AMC’s shows in the near future. Another great song off of the album is “Empty Threat” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DsDqkdkbkw
This album has every chance to win the award but unfortunately I think it will come up short. You can hear more from Kathleen Edwards here http://kathleenedwards.com/
Royal Wood MapleMusic*Universal “Considerable Mention”
We Were Born To Glory
We previously have talked about Royal Wood on the Blog, and couldn’t be happier that Royal is up for this nomination. Like the Barr Brothers I think this album is flying under the radar.
The demographic this album is directed to is the people voting for the awards, so he does have a chance of pulling off an upset. The single off the album “Not Giving up” is motivating and sounds great.
You can check out the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-9xpeN2hlw If you’re a fan of Paul McCartney you will love Royal Wood! Here is the perfect example from GreenCouchSessions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9aesobGaS0 You can hear more from Royal Wood here http://www.royalwood.ca/
Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal
Unfairly, I’m a big fan of Serena Ryder’s music, and this was possibly my favorite album of hers. Serena is Nominated for 2 Juno’s. First for single of the year with “Stompa” the single off of the album.
Here is the video for Stompa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz7jCY1cpHk Another one of my favorite songs off of the album is “What I Wouldn’t Do” here is the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUdOG5IWBE0
You can check out more music from Serena Ryder on her website http://serenaryder.com/
This album is the perfect example of why this is going to be the toughest Juno Award to win in 2013.
The Barr Brothers Secret City*Universal
The Barr Brothers
After listening to the album I was surprisingly impressed. This album is flying under the radar with little publicity but I really enjoyed the album.
My favorite song off the album is “Beggar in the Morning” which happens to be the first song on the album. The third song off the album is another great one, you can watch the video for ” Old Mythologies” here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnDTuBf_Bi8
This album is very good and has just as good of a chance as any other nominee in this category. You can check out more from The Barr Brothers at their website here http://thebarrbrothers.com/music/