The Rober Awards 2015 Music Poll

The Rober Academy for The Arts & Sciences of Entertainment cordially invites you to cast your vote in The XXXIV Rober Awards Music Poll. Please find the ballot below. Links to videos and further info about the nominees can be found by clicking in each category’s header.

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

2015 ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • BJÖRK-Vulnicura (21%, 24 Votes)
  • JOANNA NEWSOM-Divers (19%, 21 Votes)
  • SUFJAN STEVENS-Carrie & Lowell (18%, 20 Votes)
  • KENDRICK LAMAR-To Pimp A Butterfly (17%, 19 Votes)
  • TAME IMPALA-Currents (12%, 13 Votes)
  • GRIMES-Art Angels (8%, 9 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER-Have You In My Wilderness (5%, 6 Votes)
  • D'ANGELO & THE VANGUARD-Black Messiah (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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SONG OF THE YEAR

2015 SONG OF THE YEAR

  • JOANNA NEWSOM-Divers (21%, 22 Votes)
  • KENDRICK LAMAR FEAT. JAMES FAUNTLEROY & RONALD ISLEY-How Much A Dollar Cost (18%, 19 Votes)
  • COURTNEY BARNETT-Pedestrian At Best (13%, 14 Votes)
  • DRAKE-Hotline Bling (13%, 14 Votes)
  • SUFJAN STEVENS-Fourth Of July (12%, 13 Votes)
  • GRIMES-Kill V. Maim (11%, 12 Votes)
  • FATHER JOHN MISTY-I Love You, Honeybear (8%, 9 Votes)
  • JAMIE XX FEAT. YOUNG THUG & POPCAAN-I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (7%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 107

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BEST GROUP OR DUO:

2015 BEST GROUP OR DUO

  • TAME IMPALA (26%, 25 Votes)
  • SLEATER-KINNEY (21%, 20 Votes)
  • D'ANGELO & THE VANGUARD (17%, 16 Votes)
  • SLEAFORD MODS (17%, 16 Votes)
  • ALABAMA SHAKES (14%, 13 Votes)
  • BEACH HOUSE (14%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 96

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BEST MALE ARTIST:

2015 BEST MALE ARTIST

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (41%, 34 Votes)
  • SUFJAN STEVENS (28%, 23 Votes)
  • FATHER JOHN MISTY (13%, 11 Votes)
  • JAMIE XX (12%, 10 Votes)
  • PANDA BEAR (8%, 7 Votes)
  • DESTROYER (2%, 2 Votes)
  • NEON INDIAN (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

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BEST FEMALE ARTIST

2015 BEST FEMALE ARTIST

  • BJÖRK (33%, 33 Votes)
  • JOANNA NEWSOM (28%, 28 Votes)
  • COURTNEY BARNETT (18%, 18 Votes)
  • GRIMES (15%, 15 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER (7%, 7 Votes)
  • WAXAHATCHEE (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

2015 BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • COURTNEY BARNETT (50%, 36 Votes)
  • KAMASI WASHINGTON (17%, 12 Votes)
  • NATALIE PRASS (17%, 12 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (8%, 6 Votes)
  • BEACH SLANG (7%, 5 Votes)
  • EMPRESS OF (4%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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BEST POP ARTIST

2015 BEST POP

  • GRIMES (53%, 40 Votes)
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN (16%, 12 Votes)
  • PANDA BEAR (11%, 8 Votes)
  • FFS (7%, 5 Votes)
  • NATALIE PRASS (7%, 5 Votes)
  • U.S. GIRLS (5%, 4 Votes)
  • EMPRESS OF (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 75

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BEST ROCK ARTIST

2015 BEST ROCK

  • TAME IMPALA (29%, 26 Votes)
  • SLEATER-KINNEY (22%, 20 Votes)
  • COURTNEY BARNETT (16%, 14 Votes)
  • SLEAFORD MODS (13%, 12 Votes)
  • ALABAMA SHAKES (10%, 9 Votes)
  • DEERHUNTER (10%, 9 Votes)
  • DEAFHEAVEN (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 89

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BEST SONGWRITER

2015 BEST SONGWRITER

  • JOANNA NEWSOM (36%, 31 Votes)
  • SUFJAN STEVENS (26%, 22 Votes)
  • FATHER JOHN MISTY (14%, 12 Votes)
  • LOW (13%, 11 Votes)
  • DOMINIQUE A (8%, 7 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER (5%, 4 Votes)
  • DESTROYER (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

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BEST HIP-HOP

2015 HIP-HOP

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (66%, 42 Votes)
  • DRAKE (16%, 10 Votes)
  • DR. DRE (11%, 7 Votes)
  • FUTURE (8%, 5 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (3%, 2 Votes)
  • DONNIE TRUMPET AND THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

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BEST ELECTRONICA

2015 BEST ELECTRONICA

  • BJÖRK (59%, 45 Votes)
  • ARCA (13%, 10 Votes)
  • JAMIE XX (13%, 10 Votes)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER (12%, 9 Votes)
  • NEON INDIAN (8%, 6 Votes)
  • LEVON VINCENT (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 76

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BEST R&B ARTIST

2015 BEST R&B

  • D'ANGELO & THE VANGUARD (36%, 18 Votes)
  • ERYKAH BADU (28%, 14 Votes)
  • KELELA (14%, 7 Votes)
  • MIGUEL (12%, 6 Votes)
  • DAWN RICHARD (8%, 4 Votes)
  • JAZMINE SULLIVAN (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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CUTTING EDGE

2015 CUTTING EDGE

  • KAMASI WASHINGTON (30%, 15 Votes)
  • EARTHEATER (20%, 10 Votes)
  • MAX RICHTER (18%, 9 Votes)
  • HOLLY HERNDON (16%, 8 Votes)
  • JENNY HVAL (14%, 7 Votes)
  • FLOATING POINTS (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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BEST HISPANIC ARTIST

2015 HISPANIC ARTIST

  • NATALIA LAFOURCADE (24%, 10 Votes)
  • GEPE (21%, 9 Votes)
  • PEGA MONSTRO (21%, 9 Votes)
  • LA BIEN QUERIDA (14%, 6 Votes)
  • SEU JORGE (10%, 4 Votes)
  • SOLEÁ MORENTE (10%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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SOUND OF 2016

SOUND OF 2016

  • SHEER MAG (33%, 10 Votes)
  • LEIKELI47 (30%, 9 Votes)
  • NAO (13%, 4 Votes)
  • BIBI BOURELLY (10%, 3 Votes)
  • OSCAR (7%, 2 Votes)
  • TATE KOBANG (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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BEST COMPILATION

2015 BEST COMPILATION

  • VARIOUS-Ork Records: New York New York (36%, 20 Votes)
  • THE GO-BETWEENS-G Stands for Go-Betweens: Vol 1 1978-1984 (23%, 13 Votes)
  • HARMONIA-Complete Works (13%, 7 Votes)
  • RED HOUSE PAINTERS-Red House Painters Box Set (13%, 7 Votes)
  • VARIOUS-PC Music Vol. 1 (13%, 7 Votes)
  • PRINS THOMAS/VARIOUS-Paradise Goulash (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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BEST REISSUE

2015 BEST REISSUE

  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN-The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (29%, 17 Votes)
  • FRANÇOISE HARDY-5 Classic Reissues (22%, 13 Votes)
  • A TRIBE CALLED QUEST- People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (17%, 10 Votes)
  • RIDE-Nowhere25 (15%, 9 Votes)
  • SWANS-Filth/White Light From The Mount Of Infinity (10%, 6 Votes)
  • LIZZY MERCIER DESCLOUX-Press Colour (Deluxe) (8%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

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BEST LIVE ARTIST

2015 BEST LIVE ARTIST

  • JOANNA NEWSOM (35%, 28 Votes)
  • SUFJAN STEVENS (20%, 16 Votes)
  • SLEATER-KINNEY (17%, 14 Votes)
  • THE REPLACEMENTS (16%, 13 Votes)
  • GEORGE CLINTON'S MOTHERSHIP ANNIVERSARY (PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC) (9%, 7 Votes)
  • D'ANGELO & THE VANGUARD (5%, 4 Votes)
  • FFS (5%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 81

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BEST E.P.

2015 BEST EP

  • FKA TWIGS-M3LL155X (51%, 22 Votes)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS-Saint Claude (19%, 8 Votes)
  • SHEER MAG-II (12%, 5 Votes)
  • KELELA-Hallucinogen (9%, 4 Votes)
  • THUNDERCAT-The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam (9%, 4 Votes)
  • NAO-February 15 (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

2015 COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

  • BLUR (48%, 41 Votes)
  • SLEATER-KINNEY (27%, 23 Votes)
  • D'ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD (18%, 15 Votes)
  • DR. DRE (6%, 5 Votes)
  • JIM O'ROURKE (5%, 4 Votes)
  • MERCURY REV (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 85

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FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR

2015 FLOORFILLER

  • THE WEEKND- Can't Feel My Face (35%, 17 Votes)
  • JAMIE XX FEAT. YOUNG THUG & POPCAAN-I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (31%, 15 Votes)
  • SOPHIE-Just Like We Neve Said Goodbye (16%, 8 Votes)
  • ABRA-Roses (8%, 4 Votes)
  • NEON INDIAN-Annie (8%, 4 Votes)
  • FETTY WAP FEAT. AZEALIA BANKS & QVAVO & GUCCI MANE-Trap Queen (Remix) (6%, 3 Votes)
  • DJ RASHAD/DJ SPINN FEAT. DANNY BROWN-Dubby (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 49

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BEST COVER VERSION

2015 BEST COVER VERSION

  • YO LA TENGO-Automatic Doom (Original by The Special Pillow) (30%, 14 Votes)
  • ERYKAH BADU- Cel U Lar Device (Original by Drake) (19%, 9 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN-At Your Best (Your Are Love) (Original by Isley Brothers0 (17%, 8 Votes)
  • RYAN ADAMS-Wildest Dreams (Original by Taylor Swift) (15%, 7 Votes)
  • SONGHOY BLUES-Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Original by The Clash) (13%, 6 Votes)
  • CHROMATICS-Girls Just Wanna Have Dub (Original by Cindy Lauper) (11%, 5 Votes)
  • MOSES SUMNEY-O Superman (Original by Laurie Anderson) (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

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GUILTY PLEASURE

2015 GUILTY PLEASURE

  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN (42%, 22 Votes)
  • MAJOR LAZER (30%, 16 Votes)
  • OMI (13%, 7 Votes)
  • ALESSIA CARA (9%, 5 Votes)
  • PETITE MELLER (9%, 5 Votes)
  • JUPITER (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

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BEST PROMO VIDEO

2015 BEST PROMO VIDEO

  • BJÖRK-Stonemilker (32%, 28 Votes)
  • KENDRICK LAMAR-Alright (18%, 16 Votes)
  • M.I.A.-Borders (16%, 14 Votes)
  • RIHANNA-Bitch Better Have My Money (16%, 14 Votes)
  • LANA DEL REY-High By The Beach (14%, 12 Votes)
  • DRAKE-Hotline Bling (10%, 9 Votes)
  • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER-Sticky Drama (3%, 3 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES-Señorita (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 87

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