The 9th CD Shop Awards 2017 Announces Its Nominees for the First Half of 2016

The 9th CD Shop Awards 2017 has released its nominee list for the first half of 2016! 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. Another 10 albums released from July 1 to December 31 will be chosen early next year. The 20 albums nominated for 2016 will then be narrowed down to a list of 10 final nominees before the winner is chosen next March. Check out the albums nominated for the first half of 2016!

Okazaki Taiiku – BASIN TECHNO (5/18/16)


OLEDICKFOGGY – Good Bye (3/9/16)


D.A.N. – D.A.N. (4/20/16)


never young beach – fam fam (6/8/16)


BUMP OF CHICKEN – Butterflies (2/10/16)


fox capture plan feat. Keishi Tanaka – Toumeishoku no Cruising (5/11/16)




Mrs. GREEN APPLE – TWELVE (1/13/16)


METAFIVE – META (1/13/16)


Rekishi – V Kishi (6/22/16)