The album ‘ A STRANGER IN THIS TIME’ by TIM GRIMM AND THE FAMILY BAND has been voted Best album of Quarter Three 2017 by Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik
The German Record Critics’ Award (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”) was established in 1980 to set the “most rigorous standards for supreme achievement and quality” in the field of music recording.
The German Record Critics’ Award Association consists of up to 156 music critics, writers, musicologists and editors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland actively involved in the assessment of CDs and DVDs. Its mission is to provide producers, composers, artists and music lovers with an honest guide to new releases of true artistic significance. The critics nominate from the latest releases in 32 categories ranging from opera to rock, folk, blues — even Indonesian Gamelan orchestra — produced by large and small, domestic or foreign record companies. These Nominations feature a wide range of performers, from newcomers to stars, and include bestsellers as well as rare little-known gems.
To remain independent from the commercial interests of the production companies, the jury officially registered as a charity in 1988. The Association is supported by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media. In January 2010 the office moved from Berlin to “Haus der Kultur” in Bonn, host for a variety of cultural institutions promoting music and cultural affairs. The members of the jury give their time voluntarily, alongside their professional jobs as jounalists, editors or musicologists. They broadcast programmes for public, private and online internet radio, write music reviews for newspapers and specialized magazines, do research on music history and even play music as DJs in international clubs.
With its „Quarterly Critics’ Choice“ (“Bestenliste”) the German Record Critics’ Award recommends new releases which merit special attention, either for the quality of interpretation or creativity, or for their value to the repertoire. These lists provide a candid picture of new releases of outstanding importance judged on purely artistic grounds. Every CD and DVD released during the past three months is eligible for.
See also: http://www.schallplattenkritik.de/