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