Thursday , October 22 2020

The Critiquees (“Cri-tee-kees”)

Dear Readers,

Thanks to you we had a tremendous 2002. Award season is upon us, and every critic, their horses, and their mothers are doing it. So we will too. We are thus initiating

The First Annual Blogcritics Awards – The Critiquees (“Cri-tee-kees”)

as voted upon by YOU, our readers. We are holding a separate critic’s poll and we will announce the results of the reader’s and the critic’s poll at the same time.

We will break up our awards into Music, Video and Books (no Et Cetera)

First up will be the music awards, to be followed shortly by video, and books.

Here are the music categories:

-album of the year

-song of the year

-songwriter of the year

-rock album

-country/Americana album

-r&b album

-jazz album

-world/reggae album

-electronic album

-soundtrack album

-best re-issue or compilation

-best new artist

-album that sucks most vigorously

We’re looking for recordings released in 2002. Pick UP TO FIVE CHOICES in each category. Choices will be weighted five points for the first pick, down to one point for the fifth pick. Do not feel obliged to vote in categories where you have no opinion.

Deadline for returning ballots will be Monday, February 13, so results can be tabulated and announced on Thursday, February 16 (one week before the Grammys).

Voting will be by email to Eric Olsen: [email protected]

Thanks and Happy Voting,
Eric Olsen

special thanks to Al Barger for the idea and grunt work – visit Al’s site at
special thanks to Cindy Chaffin for promotional support, visit Cindy at

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected],, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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