Lamar; Ocean; Grimes & Apple Winners Of The Robers 2012


Our 2012 Music Poll has come to an end with Kendrick Lamar being the biggest winner. The rapper from Compton was the most voted artist in three categories: album, song and hip-hop artist of the year. Following closely, Frank Ocean beat Lamar for best male artist, earning best R&B artist as well. Other multiple winners are Canadian alt-pop star Grimes; US songwriter Fiona Apple and Swedish psychedelic purveyors Goat. The veteran band Swans, celebrating their 30th anniversary, were voted group of the year.

Other favourites were less fortunate in the polls; Julia Holter; Chromatics; Django Django and Beach House weren’t left empty handed,though, winning some of the official awards handed by the Academy.

Congratulations to all winners and nominees.

Full list here:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: KENDRICK LAMAR-good kid, m.A.A.d city (29%, 103 Votes)

SONG OF THE YEAR

POLL WINNER: KENDRICK LAMAR-good kid (25%, 80 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: FRANK OCEAN-Bad Religion

BEST GROUP OR DUO

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: SWANS (23%, 61 Votes)

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BEST MALE ARTIST:

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: FRANK OCEAN (33%, 111 Votes)

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

POLL WINNER: GRIMES (36%, 100 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: JULIA HOLTER

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

POLL WINNER: GOAT (40%, 98 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: DJANGO DJANGO

BEST POP ARTIST

POLL WINNER: GRIMES (36%, 78 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: BEACH HOUSE

BEST ROCK ARTIST

POLL WINNER: GOAT (33%, 82 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: SWANS

BEST SONGWRITER/AMERICANA

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: FIONA APPLE (37%, 83 Votes)

BEST HIP-HOP

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: KENDRICK LAMAR (39%, 117 Votes)

BEST ELECTRONICA

POLL WINNER: CRYSTAL CASTLES (46%, 121 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: CHROMATICS

BEST SOUL/R&B ARTIST

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: FRANK OCEAN (53%, 135 Votes)

CUTTING EDGE

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: DEATH GRIPS (34%, 61 Votes)

BEST HISPANIC ARTIST

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: JOHN TALABOT (28%, 39 Votes)

MOST PROMISING NEW ARTIST

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: JOEY BADA$$ (32%, 57 Votes)

BEST COMPILATION

POLL WINNER: BLUR-Blur 21 (29%, 63 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: CAN-The Lost Tapes

BEST REISSUE

POLL WINNER: JONI MITCHELL-The Studio Albums 1968-1969 (38%, 105 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: DAVID BOWIE-The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust… (Deluxe)

BEST LIVE ARTIST

POLL WINNER: JACK WHITE (34%, 93 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: D’ANGELO

BEST E.P.

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: BURIAL-Kindred (29%, 45 Votes)

RETURN OF THE YEAR

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: FIONA APPLE (36%, 81 Votes)

DANCE ANTHEM

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: TNGHT-Higher Ground (31%, 34 Votes)

BEST COVER VERSION

POLL WINNER/ROBER AWARD: GREG DULLI-Paper Thin Hotel (Original by Leonard Cohen) (46%, 114 Votes)

GUILTY PLEASURE

POLL WINNER: PSY (25%, 52 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: CARLY RAE JEPSEN

PROMO VIDEO

POLL WINNER: KILLER MIKE-Reagan (26%, 73 Votes)
ROBER AWARD: GRIZZLY BEAR-Yet Again

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