2013 MIDI Music Awards – The Old Guard Returns

So folks,

Another year has gone by.. and it felt like this one has gone even faster than before! Just to remind us that it’s happening, MIDI School has announced their 2014 MIDI Rock Awards nominations.
This year, the ceremony will be taking place down south, in Shenzhen where they’re in the process of setting up a december festival… I guess Beijing is no longer friendly enough and other cities provide better, bigger opportunities. Let’s look at the list of nominees before i give my 2 cents:

http://www.midischool.cn/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=148054&page=1&extra=#pid400877

ps: some google translation had to go in there… sorry for the mess

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Rock Album of the Year Award:
Dou Wei ” Yang Jin Mantra ”
The Falling “From Ωmega Back To Δlpha”
NeZha ” Outside Time”
Peng Tan ” Migration”
P.K.14 “1984”
Shan Ren “Mountain Sounds”
Xie Tian Xiao ” illusion”

Song of the Year Award:
Mr. Chelonian ” MacaRena ”
Queen Sea Big Shark ” Mammoth ”
Hao Yun ” alive.”
Song Dong wild ” Miss Dong ”
Omnipotent Youth Society ” clouds pawn mind”
Zuo You “Do not let wake up to .”

Best Male Singer Award:
Hao Yun
Muma
Peng Tan
Xie Tian Xiao
Yang Haisong

Best Female Artist of the Year Award :
Feng Haining (Helen Feng)
Fu Han (Queen Sea Big Shark)
Guo Ke Yu (Chasing Stars)
Kang Mao (SUBS)
Wu Zhuoling

Best Band of the Year Award :
Reflector
GALA
P.K.14
Tongue
Omnipotent Youth Society

Award for Best Hard Rock Band :
AK47
Never Before
Twisted machine
Velvet Highway
Tongue
Zuo You

Best Metal Band Year Award:
AK47
Ego Fall
The Falling
Zuo You
Tomahawk

Folk Year Award:
Hao Mei Mei (Good sister)
Hao Yun
Song Dong Ye
Shan Ren
Tuliguer (gangzi)

Rookie of the Year Award:
Chui Wan
Hao Mei Mei
Nine treasure
poshang cun
Perpetual motion machine

Award for Best Live Show :
Secondhand Rose
Nova Heart
Brain Failure
Tongue
Xie Tian Xiao
ziyueqiuyeband

Album of the Year Design Award :
Chui Wan” White Nights ”
Dou Wei ” Yang Jin Mantra”
P.K.14 “1984”
Shan Ren “Mountain Sounds”
Icing Dolls ” derailed”

Best Instrumental Performance Award:
Chui Wan
chuanzi–Yu Ci
Shan Ren -Xia Bu Dian
Wang Wen
Brain Failure – Wang Jian
Swamp – Hailiang

Best Contribution Award Year:
Dou Wei
Midi Music Festival
SX Music
Xie Tian Xiao
Zhang pending

I’m pleasantly surprised and at the same time weirded out by these nominations, and that for many reasons:

1- No Miserable Faith… that’s gotta be a first in the history of MIDI Awards. I guess the band did take it easy this year and they’re preparing new material.
2- Return of the Old guard: Dou Wei, Tomahawk, Tongue, Second Hand Rose… good bands that have re-exploded this year
3- Snubbing the really old guard: Albums by Tang Dynasty and Black Panther didn’t even get a mention
4- Maybe Mars is finally in: P.K 14 have helped put them on the band map after years of being ignored.
5- Can we get some more female singers please? Nothing against Helen, Fu Han and Kang Mao but in a country with 1 Billion+ folks, there oughta be some more talented female vocalists
6- Tons of new bands being nominated and that is kickass..

more thoughts when i have extra time.

Here is the list in Chinese!

入围名单

年度最佳摇滚专辑奖:
窦唯《殃金咒》
堕天《From Ωmega Back To Δlpha》
哪吒《他在时间门外》
彭坦《迁徙》
P.K.14《1984》
山人《听山》
谢天笑《幻觉》

年度最佳歌曲奖:
海龟先生《玛卡瑞纳》
后海大鲨鱼《猛犸》
郝云《活着》
宋冬野《董小姐》
万能青年旅店《乌云典当记》
左右《别让梦醒来》

年度最佳男歌手奖:
郝云
木玛
彭坦
谢天笑
杨海崧

年度最佳女歌手奖:
冯海宁
付菡
郭柯宇
抗猫
吴卓玲

年度最佳乐队奖:
反光镜
GALA
P.K.14
舌头
万能青年旅店

年度最佳硬摇滚乐队奖:
AK47
Never Before
扭曲机器
丝绒公路
舌头
左右

年度最佳金属乐队奖:
AK47
颠覆M
堕天
左右
战斧

年度最佳民谣奖:
好妹妹
郝云
宋冬野
山人
图利古尔刚子

年度最佳新人奖:
吹万
好妹妹
九宝
坡上村
永动机

年度最佳现场奖:
二手玫瑰
Nova Heart
脑浊
舌头
谢天笑
子曰秋野

年度最佳专辑设计奖:
吹万《白夜》
窦唯《殃金咒》
P.K.14《1984》
山人《听山》
糖衣娃娃《出轨》

年度最佳器乐演奏奖:
吹万
爽子与瓷–苗佳
山人–小不点儿
惘闻
脑浊–王囝
沼泽–海亮

年度最佳贡献奖:
窦唯
迷笛音乐节
视袭音乐
谢天笑
张有待

4 Responses

  1. William says:

    To the talented female singers, we can still add Gia Wang of (ex-) Hang on the Box and Girl Kill Girl. Still finding an artistic direction but she’s doing the job nonetheless. Worth watching.

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