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Best music blog? We blush.

Cleveland Scene's annual Best of Cleveland issue hit the streets yesterday, and we're honored to have Addicted to Vinyl listed in the critics' picks under the banner of "Best Music Blog Besides Ours."

If you've followed the musical history of REO Speedwagon, you might think that it's impossible to find critical love in your home city, but with this nod from Scene, we're now realizing that the problem might have actually been REO Speedwagon.

Sorry dudes - looks like it's time for you to fly!

Best of Cleveland

We're very appreciative of the dap (that's a fist bump, apparently) and recognition from Scene. ATV is only one of the many fine music blogs that you should be aware of here in Cleveland. You can find most of the rest of them listed on our blogroll - check 'em out, and add them to your bookmarks for some fine reading!

Elsewhere in the Best of Cleveland coverage, there are some good words for ATV favorites including Joshua Jesty, who picked up the Reader's Choice Award for Best Solo Music Artist. Our friends at Music Saves nabbed another Reader's Award as the best place to buy vinyl and also the critics' pick for best music store, while My Friends in Lakewood, a.k.a. the ATV home office, snagged the best late night dining vote from Scene readers.

Our vinyl friends at Blue Arrow Records and Books scored the award for "Best Place To Buy Trashy Pulp Novels," and Nicholas Megalis, one of the most eccentric musicians we know, snagged the awesome title of "Best Male Singer-Songwriter."

Hell, we gave that award to Nicholas a long time ago....just so he'd stop with the harassing phone calls!

Check out the complete list of this year's winners, and we're guessing that like us, you'll have some new CLE material added to your list of things to do before you finally move away to escape the 10 months of winter we have here.

Thank you very much to D.X. Ferris, Michael Gallucci, and the rest of the music-lovin' folks over at Scene for the moment in the spotlight - we really appreciate it!

  • MellieMel

    YEAH! Congrats to the awesome team here! And my trip-hop ramblings got a nod. Niiiice!

    BTW, I could NOT find anything about blogs (are there more mentioned aside from ATV?) on that list, and kept getting caught in an endless forwarding link of “best indie cinema.” Annoyed. But that's nothing new…

  • Matt

    Waiting For Next Year got a mention in the Reader's Poll – I haven't made my way through the entire print version yet, so I'm not sure if other blogs were mentioned or not, but WFNY was the main one that jumped out at me.

  • anniezaleski

    congrats! i'm biased, but i agree. :)

  • Kevin

    Congratulations Matt! I told you that not ALL of your ideas were bad ones…

    Next year, let's go nationwide!

  • CB

    Congrats brother!

  • CB

    Congrats brother!

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