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2018 winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Slowdive | Slowdive
Dead Oceans

Presented By The Orchard

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS & FOLK ALBUM

Aimee Mann | Mental Illness
SuperEgo Records


BEST BLUES ALBUM

Benjamin Booker | Witness
ATO Records


BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM

Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin (conductor) | Copland: Symphony No. 3 & 3 Latin American Sketches
Naxos


BEST COUNTRY/AMERICANA ALBUM

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | The Nashville Sound
Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers


BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Sylvan Esso | What Now
Loma Vista Recordings
Presented by Symphonic Distribution


BEST HIP-HOP/RAP ALBUM

Shabazz Palaces | Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star
Sub Pop Records
Presented by Fox Rothschild LLP


BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Kamasi Washington | Harmony of Difference
Young Turks


BEST LATIN ALBUM

Chicano Batman | Freedom Is Free
ATO Records


BEST LIVE ACT

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Bad Seed LTD


BEST METAL ALBUM

Converge | The Dusk In Us
Epitaph Records
Presented by Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP


BEST OUTLIER ALBUM

Moses Sumney | Aromanticism
Jagjaguwar
Presented by Songtrust


BEST R&B ALBUM

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | Soul of a Woman
Daptone Records


BEST RE-ISSUE

Elliott Smith | Either/Or: Expanded Edition
Kill Rock Stars


BEST ROCK ALBUM

The National | Sleep Well Beast
4AD


BEST SYNC USAGE

Cigarettes After Sex | The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu
(Music Supervision: Jessica Dolinger)
Partisan Records / Spanish Prayers
Presented By DISCO


BEST WORLD ALBUM

Ibeyi | Ash
XL Recordings


BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Princess Nokia | 1992 Deluxe
Rough Trade Records
Presented By INgrooves


CREATIVE PACKAGING

Bob’s Burgers | The Bob’s Burgers Music Album
Sub Pop Records


INDEPENDENT CHAMPION

MERLIN


LABEL OF THE YEAR (BIG)

Dead Oceans
Presented By ADA


LABEL OF THE YEAR (SMALL)

Daptone Records
Presented By Spotify


MARKETING GENIUS

Run the Jewels | Call Ticketron! – 646.846.RTJ3 (www.1215.runthejewels.com)
(Marketing Lead: Amaechi Uzoigwe & Lee Martin)
Run the Jewels, Inc.


VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Perfume Genius | Die 4 You
Matador Records


INDEPENDENT IMPACT

Taylor Swift | Reputation
Big Machine Label Group