2:46 am - 01/29/2013

2013 Korean Music Awards noms are out

The nominees for the 10th annua Korean Music Awards ere released. Unlike majority of other major music awards in Korea, Korean Music Awards do not take sales into consideration, and the winners (excluding the Netizen’s Choice Award) are determined by a panel of music critics and industry experts, similar to the Grammy’s in the USA. The full list of nominees are below. The ceremony will take place on February 28.

Album of the Year
  • 3rd Line Butterfly - Dreamtalk
  • 9 and the Numbers - 유예
  • Lowdown 30 - 1
  • Jung Cha Shik - 격동하는 현재사
  • Primary - Primary and the Messengers LP

Song of the Year
  • 3rd Line Butterfly – “헤어지는 날 바로 오늘”
  • Kim Dae Joong - “300/30″
  • Busker Busker - “여수 밤바다”
  • Psy - “Gangnam Style”
  • G-Dragon - “One of a Kind”

Artist of the Year
  • 3rd Line Butterfly
  • Busker Busker
  • Psy
  • Jung Cha Shik
  • Choi Baek Ho

New Artist of the Year
  • 404
  • Glen Check
  • Mukimukimanmansu
  • Busker Busker
  • The Electric Eels

Rock Album of the Year
  • 404 - 1
  • Lowdown 30 - 1
  • Method - The Constant
  • Jung Cha Shik - 격동하는 현재사

Rock Song of the Year
  • 404 – “숲속에서”
  • Gate Flowers - “잘자라”
  • Kim Dae Joong – “300/30″
  • Yellow Monsters - “K.O”
  • Jung Cha Shik – “풍각쟁이

Modern Rock Album of the Year
  • 3rd Line Butterfly - Dreamtalk
  • 9 and the Numbers - 유예
  • Noisecat - Sunday Sunset Airlines
  • Mukimukimanmansu - 2012
  • Hwang Bo Ryung=Smacksoft - Follow Your Heart

Modern Rock Song of the Year
  • 3rd Line Butterfly – “헤어지는 날 바로 오늘”
  • 9 and the Numbers – “눈물바람”
  • 9 and the Numbers – “유예”
  • E Lang - “잘 알지도 못하면서”
  • The Electric Eels – “송곳니”

Pop Album of the Year
  • Go Chan Yong - Look Back
  • Busker Busker - Busker Busker
  • Yoon Young Bae - 좀 웃긴
  • Jung Tae Choon, Park Eun Ok - 바다로 가는 시내버스
  • Choi Baek Ho - 다시 길 위에서

Pop Song of the Year
  • Gain - “피어나”
  • Busker Busker – “벚꽃엔딩”
  • Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다”
  • Yoon Young Bae – “좀 웃긴”
  • Younha - “Run”
  • Choi Baek Ho – “길 위에서”

Best Dance & Electronic Album
  • f(x) - Electric Shock
  • Glen Check - Haute Couture
  • eAeon - Guilt-Free
  • G-Dragon - One of a Kind
  • Cassette Schwarzenegger - Gym with You

Best Dance & Electronic Song
  • f(x) – “Electric Shock”
  • f(x) – “Jet”
  • Psy – “Gangnam Style”
  • Sistar - “Alone”
  • Cassette Schwarzenegger – “Super Hi-Fi”

Best Rap & Hip-Hop Album
  • Jerry.K - True Self
  • Noisemob - M.O.B
  • Beenzino - 2 4 : 2 6
  • Soriheda - Soriheda 2
  • Primary - Primary and the Messengers LP

Best Rap & Hip-Hop Song
  • Noisemob – “MOB 맘이야”
  • Beenzino – “Aqua Man”
  • Soriheda – “설흔 (with Soulman & Minos, Soulfish)”
  • G-Dragon – “One of a Kind”
  • Primary – “Poison (feat. E-Sens of Supreme Team)”

Best R&B and Soul Album
  • Naul - Principle of My Soul
  • Jay Park - New Breed
  • Park Jung Hyun - Parallax
  • Urban Zakapa - 02
  • Junggigo - Pathfinder

Best R&B and Soul Song
  • Naul – “바람기억”
  • Lee Hi - “1,2,3,4″
  • Junggigo – “DLMN (Don’t Leave Me Now!) (feat. DJ Ytst)”
  • Kumapark – “Close Eyes”
  • Primary – “See-Through (feat. Zion.T, Gaeko of Dynamic Duo)

Best Jazz & Crossover – Jazz
  • Kang Tae Hwan - 소래화
  • Kim Ji Hoon Trio - On Early Style
  • Lee Sun Ji - Soar
  • Lee Won Sool - Point of Contact
  • Han Ji Yeon - Ascetic

Best Jazz & Crossover – Crossover
  • Bard - Road to Road
  • Park Jong Hoon - Piano Paradiso
  • Jambinai - Differance
  • Jung Jae Il - Incendies
  • Timirho - 동화

Best Jazz & Crossover – Instrumental
  • Kang Tae Hwan – 소래화
  • Kim Chang Hyun – Reverberation
  • Kim Chaek & Oh Jung Soo - ‘나’의 발견
  • Jambinai - Differance
  • Han Ji Yeon - Ascetic

Best Soundtrack
  • Duresori (musical director Ham Hyun Sang)
  • Nameless Gangsters: Rules of Time (musical director Jo Young Wook)
  • The Heaven is Only Open to Singles (musical director Lee Neung Ryong)
  • Forest of Time (musical director Jung Joong Han)

via: koreanindie.com;  Korean Music Awards

the most relevant music awards in korea tbh. so happy for f(x), Electric Shock was soooo good

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bestsama 29th-Jan-2013 09:54 am (UTC)
where can i download all these songs
love_keiko 29th-Jan-2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
anconeous 29th-Jan-2013 10:10 am (UTC)
I'm so strangely proud of f(x) for all those nominations. Get it, bbs!
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gogoparty 29th-Jan-2013 10:38 am (UTC)
critics really didn't like nell's album and a lot of people (including nell fans) thought it wasn't as good as their other albums too.
personally I think it was good but not good enough to make top 5 on these award categories tbh

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ashiva 29th-Jan-2013 10:17 am (UTC)
I always wonder why this can't be turned into huge event like Grammy? (I hate it how both MAMA and GDA try to claim that they are Korea's Grammy awards) I mean they still nominate some popular stars in addition to indie musicians, so with a mix of them, and some specifically invited to perform (non-nominated) famous non-idol singers/bands like Baek Ji-Young, Leessang, etc. they could still make a show with high TV ratings and at the same time give much needed visibility for indie artists.

Edited at 2013-01-29 10:19 am (UTC)
achan123 29th-Jan-2013 11:37 am (UTC)
ukwons 29th-Jan-2013 10:17 am (UTC)
f(x), electric eels, and urban zakapa pls
song_jihyuk 29th-Jan-2013 10:22 am (UTC)
no 10cm? :(
uledy 6th-Apr-2013 01:52 am (UTC)
MTE. Searching in vain...
askbask 29th-Jan-2013 10:28 am (UTC)
I've given these awards praise before, because they don't seem caught up in defining artistry on superficial grounds, they mix idols with other artists, and they ALWAYS nominate f(x), which is sweet,

but last year and this year I've started noticing they have a real problem with gender equality. There have been so many good female singer/songwriter albums the past two years that have not even received a nomination here, and some of the male-fronted alternative rock they do nominate is definitely not as good or unique.

Edited at 2013-01-29 10:28 am (UTC)
gogoparty 29th-Jan-2013 10:45 am (UTC)
interesting take! I never thought about this that way. At least we know that 3rd Line Butterfly is going to win the best album award and at least they're fronted by Nam Sang Ah? ;w;

I'm curious to see what female singer/songwriters you were thinking of / male-fronted rock bands that are not as good!
lee_chikin 29th-Jan-2013 10:42 am (UTC)
Look at all this lack of idols (apart from f(x), sistar and g-dragon). Is Jay Park considered an idol?
I searched for "Cassette Schwarzenegger" because I liked the name and wow, I like them.
pon_pon_pink 29th-Jan-2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
lol i was going to google casette schwarzenegger cus that sounds so weird x'D
mad_nux 29th-Jan-2013 10:52 am (UTC)
why no 10cm
asnindie 29th-Jan-2013 11:18 am (UTC)
The Electric Eels are just the best, their album was one my favourites of last year.

I can understand why Nell isn't here, I mean their album was alittle uneven if you compare it to 3rd Line Butterfly. But why no love for Galaxy Express, Yellow Monsters, JRabbit or Yoon Young Bae???

Critics really love F(x), they were really high on most year end charts last year.

Edited at 2013-01-29 11:43 am (UTC)
tokidoki88 29th-Jan-2013 11:28 am (UTC)
I don't really get why f(x) is even here...

I hope Primary will win as many awards as possible. The album is fantastic.
mya13 29th-Jan-2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
i dont get it either...
uglypricetag 29th-Jan-2013 11:43 am (UTC)
idk why critics have such a hard-on for f(x). most of their songs are terrible and try-hard.

Cassette Schwarzenegger is an awesome name for a... band (?)

eAeon better fucking win. i find glencheck kinda basic oop
asnindie 29th-Jan-2013 11:56 am (UTC)
Glencheck are nice but yeah, I find them alittle basic at times.
chibi_rei 29th-Jan-2013 11:53 am (UTC)
Urban Zakapa ~ yes please! They're so good.
dirtybeauty 29th-Jan-2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
the_erotomanic 29th-Jan-2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Song of the Year

3rd Line Butterfly – “헤어지는 날 바로 오늘” (nominated for modern rock song)
Kim Dae Joong - “300/30″ (nominated for rock song)
Busker Busker - “여수 밤바다” (nominated for pop song)
Psy - “Gangnam Style” (nominated for dance & electronic song)
G-Dragon - “One of a Kind” (nominated for best rap & hip hop song)

can it be assumed that these will be the winners for their respective categories?

anyway, happy for f(x)'s nominations. i really like jet and i'm glad it's nominated, too. also happy that gain's bloom is nominated for pop song of the year.
pumpkinskin 29th-Jan-2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
eAeon? ...really?
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