2012 Diffuser.fm Music Awards: Vote Now – Time’s Running Out
We're a week away from announcing the winners of the 2012 Diffuser.fm Music Awards, but there's still time to cast ballots in our 13 categories. As indie rock fans, you undoubtedly have strong opinions, and now is your chance to have them heard. Click here to vote for the artists, albums, songs and stories that mattered most to you last year. The deadline is 11:59PM EST on Jan. 15.
Were the voting to end today (Jan. 8), Jack White would walk away with numerous honors, among them our most prestigious prize, Album of the Year. The prolific former White Stripes frontman is killing the competition with his solo debut, 'Blunderbuss,' which has captured 41.35 percent of the vote. The next closest competitor is Mumford and Sons' 'Babel,' so if you'd like to see the English folkies catch the Detroit rocker, you'd better speak up soon.
White has a narrower lead in the Song of the Year category, where his 'Love Interruption' is edging out Imagine Dragons' 'It's Time' by less than three percentage points, 25 percent to 22.89 percent. He's also on his way to a Video of the Year win, though Wild Nothing and Muse are in hot pursuit.
Speaking of hot, in the Best NSFW Video category, a clearing house for clips too saucy to view in polite company, Icky Blossoms' 'Cycle' is out to a commanding lead, but the Flaming Lips' controversial 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' could still make up the difference.
Over on the Debut Album of the Year front, Imagine Dragons are roaring ahead of the pack, but the Lumineers are within slaying distance, and a surge of Lana Del Rey fans could still give 'Born to Die' new life. A similar push from Foo Fighters, Black Keys or Mumford and Sons fans could nudge one of those acts past the ever-popular White in the race for Artist of the Year.
Interestingly, in the category of Best Comeback, resurgent superstars Soundgarden and No Doubt are getting trounced by cult power-pop faves the dB's, who have nearly 42 percent of the vote. Another relatively lesser known band, King Tuff, is out in front in the Best Album Cover category, so if you think Muse's colorful '2nd Law' art or Beach House's dizzying black-and-white 'Bloom' sleeve should take home the prize, hurry up and say so.
One of the closer contests is the one for Best Supergroup, where How to Destroy Angels are tied with David Byrne & St. Vincent. Still, each only has 19.26 percent of the vote, meaning Divine Fits, Off! and Atoms for Peace are still very much in the hunt.
In the category of Most Shocking Headline, the death of Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch evidently still weighs heavy on the minds of DIffuser.fm readers. The rapper's sad passing is way out ahead of the other nominated stories, though Billie Joe Armstrong's trip to rehab isn't far behind.
Elsewhere, Jack White is somehow beating Gwen Stefani and Florence Welch for Most Stylish Artist honors, which is almost as surprising as jam heroes the Dave Matthews Band and Phish failing to overtake Foo Fighters in the Best Live Act category. In terms of Memorable TV Moments, Imagine Dragons seem to have captured folks' imaginations with their pre-Sandy 'Fallon' performance, though Gotye's 'SNL' turn and Adele's triumphant Grammy appearance stand a chance.
Once again, voting in all 13 categories ends at 11:59PM EST on Jan. 15, and we'll announce the winners the next day.