The Boston Music Awards unveiled the nominees for its 2020 edition, and it’s a massive ballot that spans 38 categories and hundreds of bands, artists, and other figures and entities within our music scene. As public voting runs through November 1 via bostonmusicawards.com/vote, Vanyaland has compiled some of the top-shelf categories to aid and assist with the voting process.
On the 2020 ballot, Anjimile leads the pack with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year (for “Maker”). Cliff Notez is recognized in six categories, and Squirrel Flower received looks in five. Winners in each of the categories, including the 617Sessions Artist of the Year, will be announced online on December 11.
Set aside a healthy amount of time and listen the 10 LPs nominated for Album of the Year below.
Austin Fair, PIONEER
Cliff Notez, Why the Wild Things Are
Luke Bar$, GoodEvil
Mallcops, We Made Plans to Self-Destruct and Return to the Stars