The German Record Critics' Award ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik") has been in existence since 1963. It was inaugurated to set the "most rigorous standards for supreme achievement" in the field of recording.

Comprising 114 music critics, writers and editors in the German-speaking countries who are actively involved in the assessment of CDs and DVDs the association provides, what is in their opinion, an honest guide to new releases of true artistic significance.

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 which, in the jury's opinion, are of outstanding importance when judged on purely artistic grounds.

Nine Horses was awarded the "Bestenliste" award in the Pop / Rock category for the First Quarter of this year, along with Kate Bush's album "Aerial".

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