ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Big Thief | Capacity 
Saddle Creek

Chuck Berry | CHUCK 
Dualtone Music Group

Cigarettes After Sex | Cigarettes After Sex
Partisan Records

Father John Misty | Pure Comedy 
Sub Pop Records

Slowdive | Slowdive
Dead Oceans

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BEST AMERICAN ROOTS & FOLK ALBUM

Aimee Mann | Mental Illness
SuperEgo

Big Thief | Capacity
Saddle Creek

Hiss Golden Messenger | Hallelujah Anyhow
Merge Records

Kevin Morby | City Music
Dead Oceans

Phoebe Bridgers | Stranger In The Alps
Dead Oceans

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BEST BLUES ALBUM

Benjamin Booker | Witness
ATO Records

Chuck Berry | CHUCK
Dualtone Music Group

Joe Bonamassa | Live at Carnegie Hall
J&R Adventures

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' | TajMo
Concord Records

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | Front Porch Sessions
Family Owned Records

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BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM

Boris Giltburg; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor) | Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 - 8 Études-Tableaux, Op. 33
Naxos

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta (conductor) | Novák: In the Tatra Mountains, Lady Godiva & Eternal Longing
Naxos

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

Grandbrothers | Open
City Slang

Luca D'Alberto | Endless
7K! Records

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BEST COUNTRY/AMERICANA ALBUM

Deer Tick | Deer Tick Vol. 1
Partisan Records

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

Lee Ann Womack | The Lonely, The Lonesome, and The Gone
ATO Records

Midland | On The Rocks
Big Machine Records

The Wild Reeds | The World We Built
Dualtone Music Group

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BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Bicep | Bicep
Ninja Tune

Four Tet | New Energy
Text Records

Nicolas Jaar | Sirens (deluxe edition)
Other People/Kobalt

Oneohtrix Point Never | Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Warp Records

Sylvan Esso | What Now
Loma Vista Recordings

Yaeji | EP2
GODMODE

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BEST HIP-HOP/RAP ALBUM

Lil Baby | Harder Than Hard
Quality Control Music

Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs | Gems From The Equinox
Soul Assassins

Sean Price | Imperious Rex
Ruck Down Records

Shabazz Palaces | Born on a Gangster Star
Sub Pop Records

Wu-Tang | Saga Continues
eOne/36 Chambers

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BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Kamasi Washington | Harmony of Difference
Young Turks

Kiefer | Kickinit Alone
Leaving Records

King Krule | The Ooz
Matador Records

Mike Stern | Trip
Heads Up International

Thelonious Monk | Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
Sam Records

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BEST LATIN ALBUM

Chicano Batman | Freedom Is Free
ATO Records

Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado | La Síntesis O'Konor
Nacional Records

Eliane Elias | Dance of Time
Concord Jazz

Ibeyi | Ash
XL Recordings

La Vida Boheme | La Lucha
Nacional Records

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BEST LIVE ACT


BEST METAL ALBUM

Chelsea Wolfe | Hiss Spun
Sargent House

Converge | The Dusk In Us
Epitaph

Mutoid Man | War Moans
Sargent House

Myrkur | Mareridt
Relapse Records

Powerflo | Powerflo
New Damage Records

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BEST OUTLIER ALBUM

Alex Cameron | Forced Witness
Secretly Canadian

Arca | Arca
XL Recordings

Moses Sumney | Aromanticism
Jagjaguwar

Sleaford Mods | English Tapas
Rough Trade Records

Sneaks | It's a Myth
Merge Records

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BEST R&B ALBUM

Jamila Woods | HEAVN
Jagjaguwar

Katie Hargrove | Katie Hargrove
Transoceanic Records

Kelela | Take Me Apart
Warp Records

Mavis Staples | If All I Was Was Black
Anti- Records

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

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BEST RE-ISSUE

Alice Coltrane | World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Luaka Bop

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

Fela Kuti | Fela Kuti Box Set #4 Curated By Erykah Badu
Knitting Factory Records

Hüsker Dü | Savage Young Dü
The Numero Group

Radiohead | OKNOTOK
XL Recordings

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BEST ROCK ALBUM

Bully | Losing
Sub Pop Records

Manchester Orchestra | A Black Mile to the Surface
Loma Vista Recordings

Queens Of The Stone Age | Villains
Matador Records

Sorority Noise | You're Not As _____ As You Think
Triple Crown Records

The National | Sleep Well Beast
4AD

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BEST SYNC USAGE

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

Luca D'Alberto | Salvation Episode One
(Music Supervision: Nora Felder)
7K! Records

Run the Jewels | EA's FIFA '18 Official trailer starring Cristiano Ronaldo
(Music Supervision: Raphaella Lima)
Run the Jewels, Inc.

Sofi Tukker | Apple - Meet iPhone X
(Music Supervision: TBWA\Media Arts Lab)
Sofi Tukker LLC/Ultra Records

William Onyeabor | Apple - iPhone 7 Plus - Barbers
(Music Supervision: Apple/Licensing: Fine Gold Music)
Luaka Bop

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BEST WORLD ALBUM

Forró In The Dark | Sandcastle
Nacional Records

Ibeyi | Ash
XL Recordings

Ibibio Sound Machine | Uyai
Merge Records

Tribalistas | Tribalistas
Phonomotor

Vieux Farka Touré | Samba
Six Degrees Records

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

Alice Merton | No Roots
Mom+Pop Music

Jamila Woods | HEAVN
Jagjaguwar

Power Trip | Nightmare Logic
Southern Lord

Princess Nokia | 1992 Deluxe
Rough Trade Records

Trippie Redd | A Love Letter To You
Caroline

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CREATIVE PACKAGING

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

Father John Misty | Pure Comedy
Sub Pop Records

Hüsker Dü | Savage Young Dü
Numero Group

Sharon Jones & the E.L. Fields Gospel Wonders | Heaven Bound/Key to the Kingdom
Daptone Records

The National | Sleep Well Beast
4AD

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LABEL OF THE YEAR (BIG)


LABEL OF THE YEAR (SMALL)


MARKETING GENIUS

Bob's Burgers | Bob's Burgers 
(Marketing Lead: Jon Strickland)
Sub Pop Records

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Polygondwanaland 
(Marketing Lead: Eric Moore / Jon Salter / Dave McClain)
ATO Records

Perfume Genius | Wreath Video Contest 
(Marketing Lead: Rian Fossett, Marisa Gesualdi, Gabe Spierer, Hana Mogulescu)
Beggars Group

Radiohead | OK NOT OK 
(Marketing Lead: Radiohead, Patrick North, Blake Thomas, Pablo Douzoglou, Claire Taylor)
Beggars Group

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

Slowdive | Slowdive Album Campaign 
(Marketing Lead: Phil Waldorf / Tom Davies)
Secretly Group

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Arca | Reverie
XL Recordings

Noga Erez | Off the Radar
City Slang

NxWorries | Scared Money
Stones Throw

Perfume Genius | Die 4 You
Matador Records

Superorganism | Something for your M.I.N.D.
Domino Recording Company

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