Around this time of year, most people go off and enjoy themselves with a nice little awards ceremony. And since everyone else is enjoying it, why can’t we? Here are The Stowaway Awards 2014.
- Little Boots – All for You
I’m sure you caught the countdown over Christmas.
- Pet Shop Boys – Electric
By far the best album of the last year from a legendary electronic duo. The full list of nominees is here.
Best Reissue / Compilation
- Röyksopp / Various Artists – Late Night Tales
Congratulations to another of the best albums of 2013! The full list of nominees is here.
- Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher (MAPS Remix)
Depeche Mode have a good track record in this category, having won previously for Enjoy the Silence in 2005 and Personal Jesus in 2012. The full list of nominees is here.
- Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
Filmed in Shanghai, the excellent video to Thursday brings Pet Shop Boys their first award for Best Video since Numb in 2007. The full list of nominees is here.
After Gotye‘s win last year, Phildel grab this year’s award. The full list of nominees is here.
- Pet Shop Boys
Previous winners in 1988, 1989, and 1994. The Presets walked away with the award last year, joining other recent winners The Human League, William Orbit, and I Monster.
Best Live Act
You can read my review of their show here.
Best Dance Act / Remixer
Recent winners include VCMG, Ladytron, Röyksopp, and Tiga.
There was a lot of competition for this award this year, but the judging panel felt that after a decade and a half of albums, it was time to reward Goldfrapp for their services to electronic music.