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Sunday, 29 December 2013

SnapCacklePop Music Awards 2013 - OMG! What an awesome debut album..!

Every year we are blown away by some new emerging pop artist and this year was no exception. Last year UK super girl group Little Mix won the crown, closely followed by Karmin, however who will win this year? And the nominations are...

OMG! What an awesome debut album award 2013
Bastille - Bad Blood
Haim – Days Are Gone
Flume - Flume
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Icona Pop – This Is
Stooshe - London with the Lights On
London Grammar – If You Wait
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions

Rudimental - Home

The shortlist...
This category was really hard to decide at SCP HQ. As all the nominations were deserving of taking our award this year however we will say a close runner up was British electronic music quartet Rudimental whose debut album Home produced some of the best singles of 2013, including the top ten hits Free featuring Emeli Sande and NAS and the fantastic Waiting All Night feat. Ella Eyre. However we need to judge an album as a whole, so...

Runner Up
Bastille - Bad Blood

When we first listened to Bastille album Bad Blood earlier this year, we weren’t instantly sold, however it has since become regularly played at SCP HQ for a number of reasons. Though it is sometimes hard to categorise this album as just pop alone, due to the electro dance beats, piano driven melodies, male choirs, string effects and pop rhythms with an indie edge, it certainly deserves the recognition for a great debut.

Additionally Smith’s vocals shine on the record, being able to deliver dramatically powerful ballads to electro indie pop edged tracks and everything in-between. The more we listen to the album, we have to salute Dan Smith for the polished product he has delivered.

And the winner is...
Lorde - Pure Heroine
If you have been living under a rock this year, we will forgive you for not knowing who Lorde is, if you haven’t, then there are no excuses! The New Zealand singer-songwriter’s world wide debut smash hit Royals has become a soundtrack to 2013, with many TV adverts now using the track, and you can’t turn on the radio without it being played at least 20 times a day. However, whilst some people thought she maybe a one hit wonder, you hopefully have checked out her debut EP The Love Club that featured this smash hit, leading you to the totally brilliant debut album Pure Heroine that proves she is definitely a new talent.

At only 17, the singer has delivered a honest, thought provoking, lyrically mature and quite mesmerizing debut album, that Cut Copy would call an “A to Z” album, in that it works together as a collection of tracks.

It has 10 strong, addictive tracks that are laced with appealing melodies and a unique quite striking vocal from such a young singer, that makes this our debut album of 2013..!

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