LA-based punk-rock four-piece The Bronx have been awarded the Album of the Year title by Rock Sound magazine, for their second self-titled effort.
The long-player, released earlier this year via Wichita, was rather less-well received by the powers that be at DiS: a five-out-of-ten for the album was complemented by a pair of four-out-of-tens for its singles to date, White Guilt and History's Stranglers.
Read DiS's album review here.
Vocalist Matt Caughthran told the rock-music monthly (it's not a trick name, Rock Sound) that he was dead chuffed with the recognition:
“Nothing like that has ever really happened to this band. It’s really cool to hear back from your magazine, and from people who appreciate music. You don’t really make music with the intention of getting rewards, or anything like that but... It’s cool man. Especially on this record because we worked so hard on it and it’s great to have someone recognise all the work we’ve done. It feels good.”
Rock Sound, like many other magazines available this week, counts down its records of 2006 in its current issue. NME has named Arctic Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am... LP as their album of the year. DiS... we're saying nothing.