Name & Position: Jon Stars, contributing photographer
Best Album: Murder by Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Mood
Best New Band: Twerps
Best Underappreciated Album: I’m not sure if it’s considered under appreciated but MeWithoutYou’s Ten Stories was killer.
Best Reissue: The Velvet Underground & Nico – 45th anniversary
Best Live Band: Hot Water Music – Their Exister release show in Philly was amazing.
Best Live Audience: Hot Water Music. I left covered in blood, and I don’t know how.
Favorite Photoshoot: Lauryn Holmquist in Austin, TX in October. She rules!
Best Movie/TV show: King of the Hill forever!
Best Book or Graphic Novel: Pete Townshend’s memoir, Who I Am.
Best Game: GTA Vice City re-issue for iOS
Biggest Surprise (Good): Whenever someone was on time
Biggest Surprise (Bad): Every time a crew member no-showed