MAKING VINYL PACKAGING AWARDS FINALISTS 2018

VINYL CATEGORIES

RECORD STORE
DAY – VINYL

  • Stay Gold Collectors Jewel Box –
    Run The Jewels
  • Feast of Panthers – Ensign Broderick
  • Boxer Live In Brussels – The National
  • Anywhere II – Anywhere
  • Exotica – Sun Ra

THEY SAID
IT COULDN’T BE DONE

  • I’ll Be Your Girl – The Decemberists
  • Act II: The Father of Death – The Protomen
  • Portal (Soundtrack) – Apeture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory
  • Plunge – Fever Ray
  • Steven Universe Complete Volume 1 Soundtrack – Sugar

BEST VINYL BOX SET
(at least 3 records)

  • Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic – Weird Al” Yankovic
  • I’ll Be Your Girl– The Decemberists
  • 1 + 1 = X – Erased Tapes Records Artists
  • Steven Universe Complete Volume 1 Soundtrack – Sugar
  • Cuphead 4xLP Deluxe Vinyl Soundtrack – Maddigan

THE ALEX STEINWEISS
AWARD (Best in Show)

  • I’ll Be Your Girl – The Decemberists
  • Sleep Well Beast – The National
  • Sad Clown Bad Year (#9-#12 Collection) – Atmosphere
  • Too Many Bad Habits – Johnny Nicholas
  • Act II: The Father of Death – The Protomen

BEST VINYL
GATEFOLD

  • Act II: The Father of Death – The Protomen
  • Kaiho – Kauan
  • A Moment Apart – ODESZA
  • Smash Hit / PinOut 2xLP Vinyl Soundtracks – Holmquist
  • Loversity – Sam Lewis

BEST VINYL ALBUM
COVER (Illustrated)

  • Act II: The Father of Death – The Protomen
  • The Worms Heart – The Shins
  • Every Country’s Sun – Mogwai
  • 2064: Read Only Memories Vinyl Soundtrack – 2 Mello
  • Babelsberg – Gruff Rhys

BEST VINYL ALBUM
COVER (Photograph)

  • Cocoa Sugar – Young Fathers
  • Sleep Well Beast – The National
  • Heaven And Earth – Kamasi Washington
  • Milano – Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts
  • Children of Paradise – Willie Nile

BEST VINYL
ALBUM REISSUE

  • Eulogy for Evolution 2017 – Ólafur Arnalds
  • Isaac Hayes – Black Moses –
    Joseph McCarthy
  • What Another Man Spills – Lambchop
  • The Final Tour Bootleg Series –
    Miles Davis & John Coltrane
  • Devotion – Beach House

BEST 45-RPM
SINGLE COVER

  • Second Wind – Sock-Tight
  • An Ambulance” b/w “Never Know
    – Mike Krol
  • Libraries Rock! –
    Kishi Bashi / Blacknerdninja
  • Doe Paora – Ring the Alarm/ White Iris Release – Doe
    Paora – American Singer Songwriter
  • What a Time to Be Alive (Acoustic)” b/w “Erasure (Acoustic)” – Superchunk

BEST RECORD ART
(LP size)

  • August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem – Ryan Clark
  • Wax Mage – “Double Trouble” – Gmucs
  • Waffles, Triangles & Jesus – White
  • The Desaturating Seven – Primus
  • Deche – ‘Luxure en Vain’ – Gmucs

BEST VINYL
PICTURE DISC

  • She Taught Me How To Fly – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • Goodbye Road EP –
    JOHNNYSWIM and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
  • 140 Vinyl Soundtrack – Schmid
  • Cheech Y Chong Up In Smoke 40th Anniversary –
    Cheech Y Chong
  • Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra) – The Cure

CD CATEGORY

BEST CD BOX SET
(at least 3 CDs)

  • The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955 – Glenn Gould
  • Listen Without Prejudice – George Michael
  • Blistered Bags Of Fodder Swaying: Works 1980 – Controlled Bleeding
  • Radio Cineola: Trilogy – a Broadcast by THE THE – THE THE
  • Manchester North Of England: A Story Of Independent Music Greater Manchester 1977-1993 – Various Artists