The Rober Awards 2012 Music Poll

The Rober Academy for The Arts & Sciences of Entertainment proudly presents The XXXI Rober Awards Music Poll. You are invited to cast your vote. Please find the ballot below. You can also sample the work of most of this year’s nominees in the embedded spotify playlist at the bottom of the voting form. Polls will close on January the 27th.

Thanks for your help.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • KENDRICK LAMAR-good kid, m.A.A.d city (29%, 103 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN-Channel Orange (25%, 91 Votes)
  • FIONA APPLE-The Idler Wheel Is Wiser… (19%, 70 Votes)
  • BEACH HOUSE-Bloom (12%, 43 Votes)
  • CHROMATICS-Kill For Love (11%, 38 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER-Ekstasis (6%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 359

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SONG OF THE YEAR

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: SONG OF THE YEAR

  • KENDRICK LAMAR-good kid (25%, 80 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN-Bad Religion (24%, 76 Votes)
  • FIONA APPLE-Every Single Night (22%, 70 Votes)
  • BEACH HOUSE-On The Sea (14%, 46 Votes)
  • BURIAL-Loner (11%, 35 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER-Marienbad (7%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 320

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BEST GROUP OR DUO:

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST BAND

  • SWANS (23%, 61 Votes)
  • BEACH HOUSE (20%, 52 Votes)
  • GRIZZLY BEAR (18%, 46 Votes)
  • GODSPEED! YOU BLACK EMPEROR (15%, 40 Votes)
  • CHROMATICS (14%, 37 Votes)
  • DJANGO DJANGO (14%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

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BEST MALE ARTIST:

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST MALE ARTIST

  • FRANK OCEAN (33%, 111 Votes)
  • KENDRICK LAMAR (26%, 87 Votes)
  • LEONARD COHEN (20%, 66 Votes)
  • TY SEGALL (14%, 48 Votes)
  • ACTRESS (5%, 17 Votes)
  • MIGUEL (5%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 334

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BEST FEMALE ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST FEMALE ARTIST

  • GRIMES (36%, 100 Votes)
  • FIONA APPLE (35%, 95 Votes)
  • JESSIE WARE (11%, 29 Votes)
  • SHARON VAN ETTEN (10%, 27 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER (9%, 24 Votes)
  • PURITY RING (5%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 274

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • GOAT (40%, 98 Votes)
  • DJANGO DJANGO (23%, 56 Votes)
  • JESSIE WARE (19%, 47 Votes)
  • KINDNESS (8%, 19 Votes)
  • MAC DEMARCO (7%, 16 Votes)
  • DAUGHN GIBSON (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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BEST POP ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST POP

  • GRIMES (36%, 78 Votes)
  • BEACH HOUSE (19%, 42 Votes)
  • GRIZZLY BEAR (14%, 31 Votes)
  • DJANGO DJANGO (13%, 29 Votes)
  • DIRTY PROJECTORS (10%, 22 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER (6%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 216

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BEST ROCK ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST ROCK

  • GOAT (33%, 82 Votes)
  • SWANS (22%, 54 Votes)
  • GODSPEED! YOU BLACK EMPEROR (14%, 35 Votes)
  • CLOUD NOTHINGS (13%, 33 Votes)
  • TY SEGALL (13%, 32 Votes)
  • THE MEN (6%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 250

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BEST SONGWRITER/AMERICANA

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST SONGWRITER/AMERICANA

  • FIONA APPLE (37%, 83 Votes)
  • LEONARD COHEN (31%, 71 Votes)
  • ALABAMA SHAKES (14%, 32 Votes)
  • SHARON VAN ETTEN (8%, 18 Votes)
  • BILL FAY (6%, 14 Votes)
  • FATHER JOHN MISTY (6%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 227

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BEST HIP-HOP

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST HIP-HOP

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (39%, 117 Votes)
  • KILLER MIKE (22%, 65 Votes)
  • DEATH GRIPS (18%, 54 Votes)
  • NAS (13%, 38 Votes)
  • EL-P (7%, 21 Votes)
  • SCHOOLBOY Q (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 301

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BEST ELECTRONICA

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST ELECTRONICA

  • CRYSTAL CASTLES (46%, 121 Votes)
  • FLYING LOTUS (22%, 58 Votes)
  • CHROMATICS (15%, 40 Votes)
  • ANDY STOTT (8%, 22 Votes)
  • JOHN TALABOT (8%, 22 Votes)
  • ACTRESS (4%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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BEST SOUL/R&B ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST SOUL/R&B

  • FRANK OCEAN (53%, 135 Votes)
  • BOBBY WOMACK (16%, 41 Votes)
  • JESSIE WARE (12%, 30 Votes)
  • USHER (11%, 27 Votes)
  • MIGUEL (6%, 16 Votes)
  • HOW TO DRESS WELL (6%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 256

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CUTTING EDGE

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: CUTTING EDGE

  • DEATH GRIPS (34%, 61 Votes)
  • SWANS (31%, 56 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER (19%, 34 Votes)
  • ANDY STOTT (9%, 17 Votes)
  • LAUREL HALO (6%, 11 Votes)
  • HOLLY HERNDON (5%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 182

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BEST HISPANIC ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: HISPANIC ARTIST

  • JOHN TALABOT (28%, 39 Votes)
  • ASTRO (28%, 38 Votes)
  • ANA TIJOUX (23%, 32 Votes)
  • PEGASVS (11%, 15 Votes)
  • LORENA ALVAREZ Y SU BANDA MUNICIPAL (10%, 14 Votes)
  • LOS EVANGELISTAS (6%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 138

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MOST PROMISING NEW ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: MOST PROMISING NEW ARTIST

  • JOEY BADA$$ (32%, 57 Votes)
  • ALUNAGEORGE (18%, 33 Votes)
  • SKY FERREIRA (17%, 30 Votes)
  • ANGEL HAZE (16%, 29 Votes)
  • CHVRCHES (14%, 25 Votes)
  • LAURA MVULA (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 180

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BEST COMPILATION

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: COMPILATION

  • BLUR-Blur 21 (29%, 63 Votes)
  • THE WEEKND-Trilogy (23%, 50 Votes)
  • CAN-The Lost Tapes (22%, 48 Votes)
  • MY BLOODY VALENTINE-Eps & Rarities 1988-1991 (17%, 37 Votes)
  • PHILIP GLASS-Rework: Philip Glass Remixed (9%, 19 Votes)
  • VARIOUS-Don't Break My Love (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 218

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BEST REISSUE

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST REISSUE

  • JONI MITCHELL-The Studio Albums 1968-1969 (38%, 105 Votes)
  • DAVID BOWIE-The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust... (Deluxe) (29%, 81 Votes)
  • D'ANGELO-Voodoo (14%, 39 Votes)
  • SUGAR-Copper Blue/Beaster/File Under Easy Listening (9%, 26 Votes)
  • ABBA- The Visitors (Deluxe) (8%, 22 Votes)
  • DREXCIYA-Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller Vol I-III (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 280

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BEST LIVE ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: LIVE ACT

  • JACK WHITE (34%, 93 Votes)
  • JAY-Z & KANYE WEST (29%, 78 Votes)
  • SWANS (17%, 46 Votes)
  • D'ANGELO (11%, 30 Votes)
  • JEFF MANGUM (6%, 17 Votes)
  • LIZ FRASER (4%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 270

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BEST E.P.

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST E.P.

  • BURIAL-Kindred (29%, 45 Votes)
  • SOLANGE-True (19%, 29 Votes)
  • DIRTY PROJECTORS-About To Die (18%, 28 Votes)
  • TNGHT-TNGHT (17%, 26 Votes)
  • TODD TERJE-It's The Arps (10%, 15 Votes)
  • ANGEL HAZE-New York (9%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 156

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RETURN OF THE YEAR

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: RETURN OF THE YEAR

  • FIONA APPLE (36%, 81 Votes)
  • LEONARD COHEN (21%, 49 Votes)
  • GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR (20%, 45 Votes)
  • BOBBY WOMACK (11%, 25 Votes)
  • BILL FAY (6%, 14 Votes)
  • SAINT ETIENNE (6%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 228

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DANCE ANTHEM

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: DANCE ANTHEM

  • TNGHT-Higher Ground (31%, 34 Votes)
  • TODD TERJE-Inspector Norse (22%, 24 Votes)
  • JEREMIH-773 Love (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) (16%, 17 Votes)
  • KINDNESS-That's Alright (16%, 17 Votes)
  • UNICORN KID-Pure Space (13%, 14 Votes)
  • THE 2 BEARS-Work (8%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 108

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BEST COVER VERSION

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST COVER VERSION

  • GREG DULLI-Paper Thin Hotel (Original by Leonard Cohen) (46%, 114 Votes)
  • CHOMATICS-Into The Black (Original by Neil Young) (18%, 45 Votes)
  • SINEAD O'CONNOR- Queen Of Denmark (Original by John Grant) (14%, 35 Votes)
  • ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI-Baby (Original by Joe & Donnie Emerson) (11%, 28 Votes)
  • NENEH CHERRY & THE THING-Dream Baby Dream (Original by Suicide) (7%, 18 Votes)
  • BILL FAY-Jesus, Etc. (Original by Wilco) (5%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 250

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GUILTY PLEASURE

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: GUILTY PLEASURE

  • PSY (25%, 52 Votes)
  • BRUNO MARS (20%, 42 Votes)
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN (19%, 40 Votes)
  • TAYLOR SWIFT (16%, 33 Votes)
  • ICONA POP (14%, 29 Votes)
  • KYLIE (10%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 210

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PROMO VIDEO

ROBER AWARDS MUSIC 2012: BEST MUSIC VIDEO

  • KILLER MIKE-Reagan (26%, 73 Votes)
  • M.I.A.-Bad Girls (25%, 68 Votes)
  • SPIRITUALIZED-Hey Jane (13%, 37 Votes)
  • DAVID BYRNE & SAINT VINCENT-Who (13%, 36 Votes)
  • FLYING LOTUS-Until The Quiet Comes (13%, 35 Votes)
  • GRIZZLY BEAR-Yet Again (11%, 31 Votes)
  • MYKKI BLANCO-Wavvy (3%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 276

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