It's halfway through the year, so I decided to make some notes for my November the Eighth awards. All was going fine, until I got to the best album category. I could barely think of anything. Plenty of bands have released great singles, but in terms of albums, I came up blank.
In fact, at the moment, the Girls' Generation sub-unit TaeTiSeo has the category all to themselves with "Twinkle". I find their retro disco swagger a lot of fun. Although, whenever I see the band name abbreviated to TTS, I always think it says TITS.
There's plenty of time for all this to change. With new albums from 2NE1 and awesome wolf-headed rock band Man With A Mission coming out later this year, I'm sure that TaeTiSeo will have some competition by November. But I was a bit surprised that this category – which is usually the one with most nominations – should be so barren. Am I missing something?