It’s awards “season” and lots of fancy people are going to fancy parties and walking off with fancy hardware. We figured, if you’re going to be giving out an award for the best records of the year, why wouldn’t you get the opinion of people who live their lives surrounded by them: the people who shop in, and work in, record stores. We thought it made a lot of sense, so we created The Adapter Prize last year and we asked YOU to help with the nominations, and the final voting was done by the staff of record stores throughout North America.
And now we’ve got our first recipients of The Adapter Prize, in four categories. Thanks to all of you who helped us get this off the ground. And trust us, these folks know how special it is that this particular honor came from the people who make up the world of record stores. We are really looking forward to this in 2014.
RECORD OF THE YEAR (NEW RELEASE)
THE POSTAL SERVICE— Give Up
GZA—Liquid Swords Chess Box