NorthWest Music Scene is proud to announce our third annual Reader’s Poll, for the waning year of 2016. The last few years of the Reader’s Poll proved to be resounding successes, with thousands of our readers voting for their favorite albums of the year. With roughly infinity-billion albums having been released in the Pacific Northwest this year alone, it can be hard to separate the cream from the crop, so we’re offering up the opportunity for you to help push your favorite Pacific Northwest album of the year into the top 10. But first, we need a reader-supported definitive list of albums released in the Pacific Northwest in 2016.
Starting today and ending on December 5th, 2016, we’ll be taking your submissions for local albums released from January 1st, 2016 to the present day. All genres are welcome, so long as they were released this year. EP’s are open to submission, and will be featured as a separate Top 5 list on the featured article.
The geographical boundary is what is commonly known as the “Pacific Northwest” region of the United States. Basically from Southern Oregon to British Columbia and over to Idaho. We’ve been over that before.
Voting for the 2016 Top Ten albums will commence on December 5, 2016 at 6pm(PST) and end on December 19, 2016 at 6pm(PST).
Instructions on how to vote will be provided at the time the Poll starts. Right now we are gathering bands and want to make sure no one gets left out.
Leave your album suggestions in this thread on Facebook in the following format: Band Name – Album Name. Make sure you tag their Facebook page, if they have one. If you’d rather make a suggestion via email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org, include READER’S POLL BAND SUBMISSION in the subject line. You can also tag us on Twitter at @NW_Music_Scene and use HASHTAG #2016NWMSReadersPoll.