The AOTY Awards 2021

Well, I guess it's finally time to do it. The first-ever (possibly) annual AOTY Awards. I'll be starting from some of the less exciting categories at the top and then getting to the main events (such as AOTY) at the bottom. From a total of 454 voters, which is honestly a lot higher of a number than I thought there would be, I was able to do this fun little project. So thank you to all those who participated and voted. Again, I'd like next years to be a bit more organized, though I will take from the criticism I got this year and improve on the project next year. Now, without any more deliberation, let's get right into the list with...

RiskR - HearingTest_4.mp3
------------ Best Album Made By An AOTY User Award ------------
--- Awarded to the best album made by a user of the site ---

The nominees are...


Alkaline Pink- CHAINED TO THE WASTE

Amazing Blizzard- Transmissions from Nowhere

Concrete Castles- The Densest Fog

Gel.- Gel.

Isabella James- Isabella James

RiskR- HearingTest_4.mp3


And the winner from 196 votes is...

πŸ† RiskR- HearingTest_4.mp3
John Grant - Disappointing [ft. Tracey Thorn]
---------------------- Most Disappointing Album Award -----------------------
---- Awarded to the most disappointing album from this year ----

The nominees are...


Kacey Musgrave- star-crossed

Lana Del Rey- Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lorde- Solar Power

R.A.P. Ferreira- bob's son: R.A.P. Ferreira in the garden level cafe of the scallops hotel

Twenty One Pilots- Scaled And Icy

Weezer- Van Weezer


And the winner from 417 votes is...

πŸ† Lorde- Solar Power
Drake - Room 4 Improvement
---------------------------- Greatest Improvement Award -------------------------------
--- Awarded to the greatest improvement over previous release(s) ---

The nominees are...


Clairo- Sling

Quadeca- From Me To You

Spellling- The Turning Wheel

The Killers- Pressure Machine

Weezer- OK Human

Turnstile- GLOW ON


And the winner from 400 votes is...

πŸ† Spellling- The Turning Wheel
Daichi Miura - Hit
-------------------------------- Best Top 10 Hit Of The Year Award --------------------------------
--- Awarded to the best song in the top 10 on the Billboard charts this year ---

The nominees are...


J. Cole - m y . l i f e (feat. 21 Savage & Morray)

Lil Nas X- INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)

Kanye West- Hurricane

Olivia Rodrigo- good 4 u

Silk Sonic- Leave the Door Open

Taylor Swift- All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)


And the winner 433 votes is...

πŸ† Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow- INDUSTRY BABY
IAN - #1
-------------------------------- Best #1 Album Of The Year Award --------------------------------
--- Awarded to the best album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts this year ---

The nominees are...


Adele- 30

Billie Eilish- Happier Than Ever

Kanye West- Donda

Olivia Rodrigo- SOUR

Taylor Swift- Red (Taylor's Version)

Tyler, the Creator- CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST


And the winner from 430 votes is...

πŸ† Tyler, the Creator- CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST
Muslimgauze - Live
------------- Live Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best live album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Ichiko Aoba- Live at Ginza Sony Park

Keith Rowe- Absence

King Krule- You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down

Porter Robinson- Secret Sky 2021

Twenty One Pilots- Scaled And Icy (Livestream Version)


And the winner from 255 votes is...

πŸ† King Krule- You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down
Lemon's Chair x Tokyo Shoegazer - Japan Shoegazer as Only One
------------- Shoegaze Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best shoegaze album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Deafheaven- Infinite Granite

Lucid Express- Lucid Express

Midwife- Luminol

Parannoul- To See the Next Part of the Dream

sonhos tomam contra- Hypnagogia


And the winner from 309 votes is...

πŸ† Parannoul- To See the Next Part of the Dream
Ciolkowska - Psychedelia
------------ Psychedelia Album Of The Year Award --------------
--- Awarded to the best psychedelia album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Dispirited Spirits- Fragments of a Dying Star

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard- Butterfly 3000

Lil Ugly Mane- VOLCANIC BIRD ENEMY AND THE VOICED CONCERN

L'Rain- Fatigue

Sweet Trip- A Tiny House, in Secret Speeches, Polar Equals


And the winner from 301 votes is...

πŸ† Lil Ugly Mane- VOLCANIC BIRD ENEMY AND THE VOICED CONCERN
Skin Town - Country
------------- Country Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best country album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Faye Webster- I Know I'm Funny haha

Brandi Carlile- In These Silent Days

Lord Huron- Long Lost

Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon

Randall- The Marfa Tapes

Taylor Swift- Fearless (Taylor's Version)


And the winner from 309 votes is...

πŸ† Taylor Swift- Fearless (Taylor's Version)
Queen - Jazz
------------- Jazz Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best jazz album of the year ---

The nominees are...


BADBADNOTGOOD- Talk Memory

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra- Promises

Jaubi- Nafs at Peace

Nala Sinephro- Space 1.8

Sons of Kemet- Black to the Future


And the winner from 332 votes is...

πŸ† Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony- Promises
Electronic - Electronic
-------------- Electronic Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best electronic album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Iglooghost- Lei Line Eon

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, & The London Symphony Orchestra- Promises

Jon Hopkins- Music For Psychedelic Therapy

Porter Robinson- Nurture

Skee Mask- Pool


And the winner from 367 votes is...

πŸ† Porter Robinson- Nurture
Aeroc - R+B = ?
------------- R&B Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best R&B album of the year ---

The nominees are...


C. Tangana- El Madrileño

Erika De Casier- Sensational

James Blake- Friends That Break Your Heart

Marina Sena- De primeira

Remi Wolf- Juno

Tinashe- 333


And the winner from 351 votes is...

πŸ† James Blake- Friends That Break Your Heart
Joey Trap - Professor Trap
------------ Trap Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best trap album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Baby Keem- The Melodic Blue

Kanye West- Donda

Maxo Kream- WEIGHT OF THE WORLD

Pink Siifu- GUMBO'!

RXK Nephew- Slitherman Activated

slowthai- TYRON


And the winner from 380 votes is...

πŸ† Kanye West- Donda
Annihilator - Metal
------------- Metal Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best metal album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Ad Nauseam- Imperative Imperceptible Impulse

Between the Buried and Me- Colors II

Converge & Chelsea Wolf- Bloodmoon: I

Every Time I Die- Radical

Papangu- Holoceno

Panopticon- ...And Again Into the Light


And the winner from 232 votes is...

πŸ† Converge & Chelsea Wolf- Bloodmoon: I
Young Thug - Punk
------------- Punk Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best punk album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Black Country, New Road- For the first time

Idles- CRAWLER

Iceage- Seek Shelter

shame- Drunk Tank Pink

Squid- Bright Green Field

Turnstile- GLOW ON


And the winner from 389 votes is...

πŸ† Black Country, New Road- For the first time
Eric Church - Soul
------------- Soul Single Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best soul single of the year ---

The nominees are...


Brent Faiyaz & DJ Dahi- Gravity (feat. Tyler, the Creator)

Genesis Owusu- Same Thing

Silk Sonic- Leave The Door Open

Spellling- Little Deer

St. Vincent- The Melting of the Sun

Yola- Stand For Myself


And the winner from 413 votes is...

πŸ† Silk Sonic- Leave The Door Open
Coleman Hawkins - Soul
------------- Soul Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best soul album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Arlo Parks- Collapsed in Sunbeams

Genesis Owusu- Smiling with No Teeth

Haitus Kaiyote- Mood Valiant

Silk Sonic- An Evening With Silk Sonic

St. Vincent- Daddy's Home

Yola- Stand For Myself


And the winner from 432 votes is...

πŸ† Silk Sonic- An Evening With Silk Sonic
Ratgrave - Rock
------------- Rock Single Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best rock single of the year ---

The nominees are...


black midi- Slow (Loud)

Black Country, New Road- Bread Song

Coldplay- Colortura

Idles- The Beachland Ballroom

Mitski- Working for the Knife

Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen- Like I Used To


And the winner from 399 votes is...

πŸ† black midi- Slow (Loud)
Pleymo - Rock
------------- Rock Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best rock album of the year ---

The nominees are...


black midi- Cavalcade

Black Country, New Road- For the first time

Godspeed You! Black Emperor- G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!

Indigo De Souza- Any Shape You Take

Juçara Marçal- Delta Estácio blues

St. Vincent- Daddy's Home

Turnstile- GLOW ON

Wolf Alice- Blue Weekend


And the winner from 413 votes is...

πŸ† Black Country, New Road- For the first time
Chule Von Wernich - Folk
------------- Folk/Singer-Songwriter Single Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best folk/singer-songwriter single of the year ---

The nominees are...


Ichiko Aoba- Asleep Among Endives

Lingua Ignota- Pennsylvania Furnace

Phoebe Bridgers- That Funny Feeling

Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen- Like I Used To

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine- Back to Oz

Yeule- Don't Be So Hard On Your Own Beauty


And the winner from 395 votes is...

πŸ† Lingua Ignota- Pennsylvania Furnace
Japanese Folk Metal - Japanese Folk Metal 2
------------- Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best folk/singer-songwriter album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Arooj Aftab- Vulture Prince

Cassandra Jenkins- An Overview On Phenomenal Nature

Clairo- Sling

Lingua Ignota- Sinner Get Ready

Lana Del Rey- Chemtrails Over The Country Club

Lucy Dacus- Home Video

Natalia Lafourcade- Un Canto por México, Vol. II

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine- A Beginner's Mind


And the winner from 414 votes is...

πŸ† Lingua Ignota- Sinner Get Ready
U2 - Pop
------------- Pop Single Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best pop single of the year ---

The nominees are...


Billie Eilish- Happier Than Ever

Wolf Alice- Last Man On Earth

Kero Kero Bonito- The Princess and the Clock

Magdalena Bay- You Lose!

Taylor Swift- All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)

Spellling- Boys at School


And the winner from 424 votes is...

πŸ† Billie Eilish- Happier Than Ever
Gas - Pop
------------- Pop Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best pop album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Billie Eilish- Happier Than Ever

Japanese Breakfast- Jubilee

Low- HEY WHAT

Lump- Animal

Magdalena Bay- Mercurial World

Duda Beat- Te Amo Lá

Spellling- The Turning Wheel

Taylor Swift- Red (Taylor's Version)


And the winner from 429 votes is...

πŸ† Spellling- The Turning Wheel
MC Bravado - Hip Hop*
------------- Hip-Hop Single Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best hip-hop single of the year ---

The nominees are...


BROCKHAMPTON- BUZZCUT (feat. Danny Brown)

Injury Reserve- Knees

JPEGMAFIA- HAZARD DUTY PAY!

Kanye West & Andre 3000- Life of the Party

Little Simz- Introvert

Noname- Rainforest


And the winner from 428 votes is...

πŸ† Little Simz- Introvert
Lone Catalysts - Hip-Hop
------------- Hip-Hop Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best hip-hop album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Armand Hammer & The Alchemist- HARAM

Boldy James & The Alchemist- Bo Jackson

BROCKHAMPTON- ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE

Injury Reserve- By The Time I Get To Phoenix

JPEGMAFIA- LP!

Kanye West- Donda

Little Simz- Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Tyler, the Creator- CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST


And the winner from 443 votes is...

πŸ† Little Simz- Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
LAY - Producer
------------- Producer Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best producer of the year ---

The nominees are...


Inflo

Jack Antonoff

JPEGMAFIA

Kanye West

Parker Corey

The Alchemist


And the winner from 419 votes is...

πŸ† JPEGMAFIA
Group - 1
------------- Group Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best group of the year ---

The nominees are...


Black Country, New Road

black midi

Injury Reserve

Silk Sonic

Squid

Wolf Alice


And the winner from 436 votes is...

πŸ† Injury Reserve
Soya - Artist
------------- Artist Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best artist of the year ---

The nominees are...


JPEGMAFIA

Little Simz

Parannoul

Spellling

Taylor Swift

Tyler, the Creator


And the winner from 440 votes is...

πŸ† Little Simz
Ed Sheeran - No.6 Collaborations Project
------------- Collaborative Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best collaborative album of the year ---

The nominees are...


Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)- An Evening With Silk Sonic

Boldy James & The Alchemist- Bo Jackson

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, & The London Symphony Orchestra- Promises

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis- CARNAGE

Parannoul, Asian Glow, & sonhos tomam conta- Downfall of the Neon Youth

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine- A Beginner's Mind


And the winner from 432 votes is...

πŸ† Silk Sonic- An Evening With Silk Sonic
PSH - Debut
------------- Debut Album Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best debut album of the year ---

The nominees are...


BRUIT ≤- The Machine Is Burning and Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again

Black Country, New Road- For the first time

Genesis Owusu- Smiling With No Teeth

Magdalena Bay- Mercurial World

Remi Wolf- Juno

Squid- Bright Green Field


And the winner from 427 votes is...

πŸ† Black Country, New Road- For the first time
Sojua - EP
------------- EP Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best EP of the year ---

The nominees are...


Beach House- Once Twice Melody: Chapter 1

Knocked Loose- A Tear in the Fabric of Life

Kero Kero Bonito- Civilisation II

Poppy- EAT (NXT Soundtrack)

Tkay Maidza- Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3

YUKIKA_ timeabout,


And the winner from 392 votes is...

πŸ† Kero Kero Bonito- Civilisation II
Single - Hola
------------- Single Of The Year Award -------------
--- Awarded to the best single of the year ---

The nominees are...


Black Country, New Road- Bread Song

Injury Reserve- Superman That

Kanye West & Andre 3000- Life of the Party

JPEGMAFIA- HAZARD DUTY PAY!

Little Simz- Introvert

Spellling- Boys at School

Squid- Narrator

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine- Back to Oz


And the winner from 437 votes is...

πŸ† Little Simz- Introvert
Hobo Johnson - Hobo Johnson Alienates His Fanbase
-------- Album Of The Year Award --------
--- The one you've been waiting for ---

The nominees are...


Black Country, New Road- For the first time

black midi- Cavalcade

Injury Reserve- By The Time I Get To Phoenix

JPEGMAFIA- LP!

Silk Sonic- An Evening With Silk Sonic

Tyler, the Creator- CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST


And the winner from 449 votes is...

πŸ† Little Simz- Sometimes I Might Be Introvert with 160 votes, 35.6% of the total vote. Cannot say I am surprised seeing how much love this album got from users and critic alike, though I’m also incredibly happy with the outcome. Much deserved win.
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simz and bc,nr sweeping
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Great idea and great result, thanks chode!
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SIMBI WONπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³
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SIMBI SIMBI SIMBI
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COOL AS HELL

Cant wait for the next edition

Also Lil Simz sweeping the major categories was nice to see
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Great job with the list, too bad Spellling didn’t get more wins, oh well, it was a great year for music.
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what did i win?
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This is amazing! Little Simz and Black Country, New Road sweeping, you LOVE to see it! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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I’m glad you made this list Chode, it turned out great!
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Love this list!! Hope Lorde comes back strong!! :)
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Thank you for the great work!! Wonderful list ;)
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of course donda was on trap lol
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I’m glad so many people participated, great work!
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LFGOOOO RISKR AND SIMBI
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it makes me so so happy that i won <3 i know its not that big of an achievement at all and that half of the votes didnt even listen to it (or at least rate it) but im still reallly happy <333 ty all so much
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THANK YOUUUUUU~~~~
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LETS GO AN ALBUM I CONTRIBUTED WON
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@Chode
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thank you chode πŸ™
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Nice job chode
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the best award show ever /srs

thank u for doing this chode :)
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YEAH LETS GO PORTER AND LITTLE SIMZ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³
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