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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Mojo Honours List Nominees

Mojo magazine has revealed the nominees for the Mojo Honours List 2006.

According to their editor-in-chief, Phil Alexander, "It is not about the biggest names or the hottest acts."

Sure enough, a new, "hot" group like The Raconteurs is more the exception than the rule among the nominees. Outside of the Best New Act category, its acts who've had longer careers who dominate the nominations (like David Bowie, Van Morrison, Chrissie Hynde, Kate Bush, and Neil Young). The late Johnny Cash has three nominations.

The winners will be announced June 5th at a ceremony in London, at Shoreditch Town Hall.

The Mojo Honours List Nominees:

The MOJO Best New Act

"Chosen by MOJO Magazine readers & Mojo4music.com users. Presented to an act who have made a significant impact over the last 18 months."


1 Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae - Butterfly (from Corinne Bailey Rae)

2 Guillemots

Guillemots - My Chosen One (B-side on the "Trains to Brazil" single)

3 Amadou And Mariam

Amadou & Mariam - Taxi Bamako (from Beaux Dimanches)

4 Teddy Thompson

Teddy Thompson - Shine So Bright (available on Separate Ways)

5 Archie Bronson Outfit

Archie Bronson Outfit - Cherry Lips (available on Derdang Derdang)

6 The Raconteurs

The Raconteurs - Hands (from Broken Boy Soldiers)

The MOJO Inspiration Award

"Chosen by MOJO Magazine readers & Mojo4music.com users. Presented to an act that has been the catalyst for music fans and fellow musicians alike."


1 Sparks

Sparks - In The Future (from Indiscreet)

2 Johnny Cash
3 The Buzzcocks (by which they mean Buzzcocks)

Buzzcocks - What Do I Get? (available on Singles Going Steady)

4 Paul Weller
5 The Fall

The MOJO Icon

"Voted for by MOJO readers and Mojo4music users, the recipient of this award has enjoyed a spectacular career on a global scale."


1 David Bowie

David Bowie - Time (from Aladdin Sane)

2 Scott Walker

The Walker Brothers - Walking In The Rain (from The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine: The Very Best Of Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers)

3 Johnny Cash
4 Neil Young

Neil Young - Heart Of Gold (available on Greatest Hits)

5 Van Morrison

Van Morrison - Moondance (from Moondance)

The MOJO Catalogue Release Of The Year

"presented by MOJO to the reissue that is both definitive and beautifully packaged."


1 Johnny Cash - Legend (Sony BMG)
2 Talking Heads - Reissue Series (Warners/EMI)
3 Orange Juice - The Glasgow School (Domino)
4 Various - Anthems in Eden (Sanctuary)
5 Various - Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal (Universal)

Nick Drake - Northern Sky (available on Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal)

6 Jeff Wayner - War Of The Worlds (Sony BMG)

The MOJO Vision Award

"to the best music DVD package of the year in recognition of visual innovation and impact."


1 Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum (EMI)
2 Bob Dylan - No Direction Home (Paramount)
3 Ramones - The Story Of The Ramones (Tartan)
4 Dig! (Tartan)
5 The Flaming Lips - The Fearless Freaks: The Life And Times Of An American Invention? (High Coin)
6 The Mayor Of Sunset Strip - (Tartan)

The MOJO Songwriter Award

Voted for by MOJO readers and supported by MOJO Radio. Presented to an artist whose career has been defined by their ability to consistently pen classic material.


1. Joe Strummer

The Clash - Magnificent Seven (available on The Singles)

2. Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley - The Ocean (from Coles Corner)

3. Kate Bush

Kate Bush - Strange Phenomena (from The Kick Inside)

4. Chrissie Hynde
5. Nick Cave

Nick Cave - People Ain't No Good (from The Boatman's Call)

Additional awards, for which nominees were not announced, include The MOJO Classic Album ("to an artist responsible for a landmark release in the history of rock'n'roll", The MOJO Roots Award, and "The MOJO Hero". The MOJO Classic Album award is "presented by Mojo" and the others are chosen by Mojo. The Classic Album award could possibly be selected by a dart toss.

Several of the awards are sponsored by assorted companies other than Mojo. You can read about those sponsorships at Mojo's announcements page if you're so inclined.


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