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 NowLoma 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 – AromanticismJagjaguwar
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 Beast4AD

 

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 – AshXL Recordings

 

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Princess Nokia – 1992 DeluxeRough 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