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2008 ARIA Awards Nominees Announced... And Here They Are!

By Tim Cashmere
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:31:05 +1000

The nominees for the 2008 ARIA Awards have been announced today. Rather than waffle on about them, I’ll just give you the list, hey?

The nominees are:

Album of the Year:
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunnipingu - Gurrumul
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin’ Bones
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus, Dig
The Living End - White Noise
The Presets - Apocalypso

Best Adult Contemporary Album:
Clare Bowditch - The Moon Looked On
Jimmy Barnes - Out In The Blue
Katie Noonan - Skin
Robert Forster - The Evangelist
The Panics - Cruel Guards

Best Blues and Roots Album:
Angus and Julia Stone - A Book Like This
Jeff Lang - Half Seas Over
Mia Dyson - Struck Down
The Audreys - When The Flood Comes
The Waifs - Sun, Dirt, Water

Best Children’s Album:
Hi-5 - Planet Earth
Jay Laga`aia - Come Dance and Sing
Justine Clarke - Songs To Make You Smile
The Fairies - Fairy Fun Fun Fun
The Wiggles - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Best Comedy Release:
Akmal - Akmal Live and Uncensored
Matt Tilley - Gotcha Calls Three's a Crowd
Merrick & Rosso - Live and Totally Wrong!
Shaun Micallef -The Expurgated Micallef Tonight: The Very Best of Shaun Micallef's Short-Lived but Brilliant Tonight
The Umbilical Brothers - Don't Explain

Best Country Album:
Catherine Britt - Little WildFlower
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones
Melinda Schneider - Be Yourself
Sara Storer - Silver Skies
The McClymonts - Chaos and Bright Lights

Best Dance Album:
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Mobin Master - Show Me Love
PNAU - Pnau
The Potbelleez - Don’t Hold Back
The Presets - Apocalypso

Best Female Artist:
Clare Bowditch
Gabriella Cilmi
Holly Throsby
Kylie Minogue
Missy Higgins

Best Group:
Angus and Julia Stone
The Presets
The Living End

Best Independent Release:
Ben Lee - Ripe
British India - Thieves
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunnipingu - Gurrumul
Lior - Corner of an Endless Road
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia

Best Male Artist:
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunnipingu
Nick Cave
Paul Kelly
Pete Murray
Sam Sparro

Best Music DVD:
Hilltop Hoods - City of Light
Paul Kelly - Stolen Apples
Powderfinger/Silverchair - Across The Great Divide
John Butler Trio - Live at Federation Square
Wolfmother - Please Experience Wolfmother

Best Pop Release:
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned
Kylie Minogue - X
Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up

Best Rock Album:
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours
Faker - Be The Twighlight
Gyroscope - Breed Obsession
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus, Dig
The Living End - White Noise

Best Urban Release:
A-Love - Ace of Hearts
Bliss ‘n’ Eso - Flying Colours
Kayalyst - What’s Happening?
Muph & Plutonic - ...and Then Tomorrow Came
Spit Syndicate - Towards The Light
The Herd - Summerland

Breakthrough Artist - Album
Angus and Julia Stone - A Book Like This
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive
Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro

Breakthrough Artist - Single
Angus and Julia Stone - The Beast
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
The Panics - Don’t Fight It
The Potbelleez - Don’t Hold Back

Single Of The Year
Faker - This Heart Attack
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold
The Living End - White Noise
The Presets - My People

Highest Selling Single
Delta Goodrem - In This Life
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me
The Potbelleez - Don’t Hold Back
The Veronicas - Untouched
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up

Highest Selling Album
David Campbell - The Swing Sessions 2
Delta Goodrem - Delta
Guy Sebastian - The Memphis Album
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
Tina Arena - Songs of Love and Loss

...and if you’re still reading, here are the fine arts nominees:

Best Classical Album
Brett Dean and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Brett Dean
Elena Kats-Chernin - Slow Food
Richard Tognetti, Neal Peres da Costa and Daniel Yeadon - Bach Sonatas For Violin and Keyboard
Roger Woodward - Jon Seb Bach Chromatic Fantasia Fugue, BVW 903
Slava Grigorian and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - Baroque Guitar Concertos

Best Jazz Album
Andrea Keller - Footprints
Deni Hines and James Morrison - The Other Woman
Grace Knight - Willow
Joe Chindamo - Duende, The Romantic Project
Mike Nock Project - Meeting of the Waters
Oehlers, Grabowsky, Beck - Lost and Found

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album
Night - Original Cast Recording
Summer Heights High - Chris Lilley
Pricilla The Musical - Original Cast Recording
The Square - OST
Various Artists - The Countdown Spectacular Live 2

Best World Music Album
Archie Roach - Journey
David Jones - Colours of the Drum
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunnipingu - Gurrumul
Joseph Tawadros - Angel
Watussi - Tequilla Sandre Fuego

So there you go. Let calls of “These idiots don’t know what they’re talking about!” begin.

For the record, I voted, and I voted for every band that YOU hate that got nominated.
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