QuickBar Scandinavian Indie 1997 Awards

The Scandinavian Indie Mailing List subscribers have voted in the 1997 Scandinavian Indie Poll, and the results are presented on this page! Thanks to Totte Pop who gathered, trixed with and compiled the results, and to everyone who voted! Erik Söderström formatted and created this results page. Congratulations to all the winners!

A - Best Album
B - Best Single
C - Best Scandinavian Album
D - Best Scandinavian Single
E - Band We Couldn't Live Without
F - Most Promising New Act
G - Most Amazing Live Experience
H - Most Fancied Indiepop Personality
I - Best Music Fanzine
J - Best Music Magazine
K - Best Music Related Website
L - Best Label
M - Best Musical Event
N - This Sucked





A. BEST ALBUM:

1. RADIOHEAD - "OK Computer"
2. THE VERVE - "Urban Hymns"
3. DEPECHE MODE - "Ultra"
4. BELLE & SEBASTIAN - "If You're Feeling Sinister"
5. PAVEMENT - "Brighten The Corners"
Just outside the top 5: Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On, Papas Fritas - Helioself, Stereolab - Dots and Loops, Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One, Motorpsycho - Angels and Daemons at Play, Primal Scream - Vanishing Point, Morrissey - Malajusted.

Comments: Radiohead a given winner with loads of votes. The rest - a pretty close call.




B. BEST SINGLE:

1. BLUR - "Song 2"
2. BELLE & SEBASTIAN - "1, 2, 3 Seconds Of Light"
3. THE VERVE - "Bittersweet Symphony"
Just outside the top 3: Depeche Mode - It's No Good, Radiohead - Paranoid Android, Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater, Primal Scream - Star, Motorpsycho - Starmelt Lovelight, Yo La Tengo - Faster Than Movies, Motorpsycho - Walking On The Water.

Comments: Blur received one single vote more than Belle & Sebastian!




C. BEST SCANDINAVIAN ALBUM:

1. EGGSTONE - "Vive la Difference"
2. KENT - "Isola"
3. THE BEAR QUARTET - "Moby Dick"
4. HONEY IS COOL - "Crazy Love"
5. MOTORPSYCHO - "Angels and Daemons at Play"
Just outside the top 5: Popsicle - Stand Up and Testify, Fidget - No Boogie Coming Your Way, Cessna - Bordeaux, Super - Rendezvous with Super, Weeping Willows - Broken Promise Land.

Comments: Eggstone was the absolute winner. Yvonne should really be in here as well, but they only received three votes (!?)




D. BEST SCANDINAVIAN SINGLE:

1. BOB HUND - "Ett Fall och En Lösning"
2. WEEPING WILLOWS - "Broken Promised Land"
3. MOTORPSYCHO - "Starmelt EP"
Just outside the top 3: Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Mantra Slider, The Wellmeant - The Wellmeant, Eggstone - April and May, Honey is Cool - Nach Heart.

Comments: What happened to Kent?




E. THE BAND WE COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT:

1. BOB HUND
2. R.E.M.
3. STEREOLAB
4. EGGSTONE
5. KENT
Just outside the top 5: Belle & Sebastian, Fidget, Radiohead, Verve, Yo La Tengo, Motorpsycho.

Comments: bob hund the winner for the second year in a row! There really aren't many people who can manage without them...




F. MOST PROMISING NEW ACT:

1. THE WELLMEANT
Just outside the top 1: Weeping Willows, Fidget, K-Pist, Robot, Belle & Sebastian.

Comments: The Wellmeant won by a mile! Fantastic!




G. MOST AMAZING LIVE EXPERIENCE:

1. BOB HUND - Roskilde Festival
Just outside the top 1: Kent, Broder Daniel - Emmaboda Festival, Radiohead - Stockholm.

Comments: Many concerts only received one vote each. These three (+ Kent) seem to be the ones people remember the most. Perhaps this genre should be changed next year.




H. MOST FANCIED INDIEPOP PERSONALITY:

1. NINA NATRI - FIDGET
Just outside the top 1: Chocolate Barry, Erik Söderström, Andres Lokko, Bob Pollard - Guided by Voices, Totte Pop, Per Sunding (Eggstone), Mark E Smith, Lou Barlow, Doktor Kosmos, Sarah Cracknell, Graham Coxon, Ebbot Lundberg, Mattias Alkberg.

Comments: Nina Natri from Fidget is sure popular among the Scandinavian Indie readers!




I. BEST MUSIC FANZINE:

1. ETTNOLLETT
2. PLAGIAT
3. STOKAGE
Just outside the top 3: Handbook for Revolutionaries, Popwatch, Moshable, Popöga, Sound Affects.

Comments: It definitely looks like everyone reads EttNollEtt!




J. BEST MUSIC MAGAZINE:

1. POP
2. SOUND AFFECTS
Just outside the top 2: Magnet, Puncture, Objectively speaking, all music magazines need to die a violent death, NME, Q, they are all shite, Stereo, Select, MM.

Comments: And we're all reading POP as well...




K. BEST MUSIC RELATED WEBSITE:

1. SCANDINAVIAN INDIE
Just outside the top 1: Benno/Stokage, Popöga, Ultimate Band List.

Comments: Scandinavian Indie the definite winner. You know you didn't _have_ to vote for it, right? (C8=




L. BEST LABEL:

1. NORTH OF NO SOUTH
2. VIBRAFON
3. A WEST SIDE FABRICATION
Just outside the top 3: Starboy recordings, Stickman, Grand Recordnings, Matador, Mute, Siesta, Minty Fresh, Startracks.

Comments: North Of No South the winner for the second year in a row! Most votes for indie labels only. Nice!




M. BEST MUSICAL EVENT:

1. HULTSFRED FESTIVAL
2. LOLLIPOP FESTIVAL
3. ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
Just outside the top 3: Emmaboda Festival, Arvika Festival, Kalas, T In The Park, Darling Tour, International Pop Underground (Stockholm).

Comments: Hultsfred Festival the winner by a mile. Traded place with Lollipop who won last year. Roskilde on 3rd, like last year - mud or no mud.




N. THIS SUCKED:

1. CAROLINE AF UGGLAS
2. OASIS or BE HERE NOW
3. SOULS SPLIT UP/CECILIA LEAVES
4. SPICE GIRLS
Just outside the top 4: Almost everything, The musical industry, I found out i had been living in the same appartment building with a mummyfied dead person for two months, Primus sucks every year! Britpop, Swedish indiepop, yet no new My Bloody Valentine record. Commercial radio, The evening press, Sweden missing football world championships, Aqua, Magdalena Väpnargård, Alla band från Lund, Mankind in general, Music journalism, Cardigans, Musikjournalen Pop (for being so bloody preoccupied mainly with Swedish and British music), Still no huge commercial break for Eggstone, MTV, POP Magazine, The big record labels, MEGA Skivakademin, The Verve, Play Dough formed and split up during the same year, The constant rain in Roskilde, So many great film personalities passed away, Holiday split, Noel Gallagher, Manchester United, Kent, Dinosaur Jr quit.

Comments: Umm...




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