The 8th CD Shop Awards 2016 Announces Its Nominees for the Second Half of 2015

A few months ago, The 8th CD Shop Awards 2016 released its nominee list for the first half of 2015. Ten albums were picked that were released between January 1 and June 30. The albums were chosen by CD shop staff across Japan to highlight releases that caught their discerning ears. Today, the nominees for the second half of 2015 were announced. Nine albums released between July 1 and December 31 were chosen, as well as 1 random one from the first half of the year. The 20 albums nominated for 2015 will be narrowed down to a list of 10 final nominees before the winner is chosen. Voting for the final nominees begins tomorrow. Check out the albums nominated for the second half of 2015 after the jump!

Acid Black Cherry – L (2/25/15)

Acid Black Cherry「L-エル-」ジャケット


Kyuso Nekokami – Jinsei wa Madamada Tsuzuku (10/21/15)



Suchmos – THE BAY (7/8/15)

Suchmos「THE BAY」ジャケット


Suiyoubi no Campanella – Zipang (11/11/15)



back number – Chandelier (12/9/15)

back number「シャンデリア」初回限定盤Aジャケット


BLUE ENCOUNT – ≒ (7/22/15)

BLUE ENCOUNT「≒」初回限定盤ジャケット


Hoshino Gen – YELLOW DANCER (12/2/15)

星野源「YELLOW DANCER」初回限定盤ジャケット


Yonezu Kenshi – Bremen (10/7/15)



Ykiki Beat – When the World is Wide (7/22/15)

Ykiki Beat「When the World is Wide」ジャケット


WANIMA – Are You Coming? (11/4/15)

WANIMA「Are You Coming?」ジャケット