2018 Winners

  • Album of the Year (Presented By The Orchard)
    Slowdive – Slowdive (Dead Oceans)
  • 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 (Presented by Symphonic Distribution)
    Sylvan Esso – What Now (Loma Vista Recordings)
  • Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album (Presented by Fox Rothschild LLP)
    Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star (Sub Pop Records)
  • 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 (Presented by Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP)
    Converge – The Dusk In Us | Epitaph Records
  • Best Outlier Album (Presented by Songtrust)
    Moses Sumney – Aromanticism | Jagjaguwar
  • 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 (Presented By DISCO)
    Cigarettes After Sex – The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu (Music Supervision: Jessica Dolinger) (Partisan Records / Spanish Prayers)
  • Best World Album
    Ibeyi – Ash | XL Recordings
  • Breakthrough Artist (Presented By INgrooves)
    Princess Nokia – 1992 Deluxe | Rough Trade Records
  • Creative Packaging
    Bob’s Burgers – The Bob’s Burgers Music Album | Sub Pop Records
  • Independent Champion
    Merlin
  • Label of the Year (Big) (Presented By ADA)
    Dead Oceans
  • Label of the Year (Small) (Presented By Spotify)
    Daptone Records
  • 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)