The Rober Awards 2016 Music Poll

The Rober Academy for the Arts & Sciences of Entertainment cordially invites you to cast your vote in The XXXV 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.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST ALBUM

  • DAVID BOWIE (★ ) (50%, 99 Votes)
  • PJ HARVEY (The Hope Six Demolition Project) (17%, 33 Votes)
  • NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (Skeleton Tree) (13%, 26 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN (Blonde) (9%, 18 Votes)
  • A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (We Got It From Here..Thank You 4 Your Service) (9%, 18 Votes)
  • ANOHNI (Hopelessness) (7%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

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SONG OF THE YEAR

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST SONG

  • DAVID BOWIE (Blackstar) (39%, 88 Votes)
  • LEONARD COHEN (You Wanted It Darker) (22%, 48 Votes)
  • PJ HARVEY (The Wheel) (12%, 27 Votes)
  • KANYE WEST FEAT. CHANCE THE RAPPER, THE-DREAM, K. PRICE & K. FRANKLYN (Ultralight Beam) (9%, 20 Votes)
  • JENNY HVAL (Conceptual Romance) (8%, 17 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN (Ivy) (6%, 13 Votes)
  • ANOHNI (4 Degrees) (5%, 12 Votes)
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS (Surrender Under Protest) (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 223

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BEST GROUP OR DUO:

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST GROUP OR DUO:

  • NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (44%, 59 Votes)
  • RADIOHEAD (43%, 58 Votes)
  • A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (16%, 21 Votes)
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS (4%, 6 Votes)
  • LAMBCHOP (1%, 1 Votes)
  • CAR SEAT HEADREST (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 135

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BEST MALE ARTIST:

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST MALE ARTIST

  • DAVID BOWIE (54%, 98 Votes)
  • LEONARD COHEN (26%, 48 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN (11%, 21 Votes)
  • DANNY BROWN (7%, 12 Votes)
  • BON IVER (4%, 7 Votes)
  • ANDERSON.PAAK (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 183

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BEST FEMALE ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST FEMALE ARTIST

  • PJ HARVEY (39%, 57 Votes)
  • BEYONCÉ (24%, 36 Votes)
  • ANOHNI (17%, 25 Votes)
  • ANGEL OLSEN (10%, 15 Votes)
  • JENNY HVAL (8%, 12 Votes)
  • SOLANGE (8%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • WHITNEY (31%, 17 Votes)
  • KAYTRANADA (30%, 16 Votes)
  • KAMAIYAH (15%, 8 Votes)
  • THE GOON SAX (15%, 8 Votes)
  • JAMILA WOODS (7%, 4 Votes)
  • NAO (6%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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BEST POP ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST POP

  • ANOHNI (31%, 29 Votes)
  • WEYES BLOOD (23%, 22 Votes)
  • BON IVER (19%, 18 Votes)
  • JENNY HVAL (16%, 15 Votes)
  • LA FEMME (13%, 12 Votes)
  • MARTHA (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 95

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BEST ROCK ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST ROCK

  • DAVID BOWIE (46%, 76 Votes)
  • PJ HARVEY (24%, 40 Votes)
  • RADIOHEAD (17%, 28 Votes)
  • DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS (4%, 7 Votes)
  • ANGEL OLSEN (2%, 4 Votes)
  • MISTKI (2%, 4 Votes)
  • CAR SEAT HEADREST (2%, 3 Votes)
  • THEE OH SEES (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 164

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BEST SONGWRITER

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST SONGWRITER

  • LEONARD COHEN (57%, 75 Votes)
  • NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (37%, 49 Votes)
  • CASE/LANG/VEIRS (4%, 5 Votes)
  • CASS MCCOMBS (3%, 4 Votes)
  • LAMBCHOP (2%, 3 Votes)
  • HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 132

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BEST HIP-HOP

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST HIP HOP

  • A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (39%, 31 Votes)
  • KANYE WEST (28%, 22 Votes)
  • CHANCE THE RAPPER (13%, 10 Votes)
  • DANNY BROWN (13%, 10 Votes)
  • ANDERSON. PAAK (9%, 7 Votes)
  • KAMAIYAH (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 79

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BEST ELECTRONICA

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST ELECTRONICA

  • KAYTRANADA (26%, 16 Votes)
  • THE AVALANCHES (26%, 16 Votes)
  • JAMES BLAKE (25%, 15 Votes)
  • NICOLAS JAAR (16%, 10 Votes)
  • CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER (5%, 3 Votes)
  • JESSY LANZA (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

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BEST R&B ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST R&B

  • FRANK OCEAN (35%, 33 Votes)
  • BEYONCÉ (27%, 25 Votes)
  • SOLANGE (19%, 18 Votes)
  • BLOOD ORANGE (10%, 9 Votes)
  • DAWN RICHARD (9%, 8 Votes)
  • MAXWELL (6%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 93

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CUTTING EDGE

2016 ROBER AWARDS: CUTTING EDGE

  • JENNY HVAL (48%, 26 Votes)
  • ANNA MEREDITH (17%, 9 Votes)
  • MOOR MOTHER (11%, 6 Votes)
  • TIM HECKER (11%, 6 Votes)
  • XENIA RUBINOS (7%, 4 Votes)
  • KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH (6%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

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BEST HISPANIC ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS; BEST HISPANIC ARTIST

  • ANA MOURA (37%, 21 Votes)
  • MALANDRÓMEDA (23%, 13 Votes)
  • HELADO NEGRO (18%, 10 Votes)
  • ELZA SOARES (16%, 9 Votes)
  • ESPANTO (9%, 5 Votes)
  • FUMAÇA PRETA (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

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SOUND OF 2017

2016 ROBER AWARDS: SOUND OF 2017

  • GOAT GIRL (27%, 11 Votes)
  • NONAME (22%, 9 Votes)
  • PRIESTS (20%, 8 Votes)
  • JOEY PURP (17%, 7 Votes)
  • SERPENTWITHFEET (15%, 6 Votes)
  • WALL (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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BEST COMPILATION

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST COMPILATION

  • DAVID BOWIE (Who Can I Be Now 1974-1976) (63%, 86 Votes)
  • KATE BUSH (Before The Dawn) (30%, 41 Votes)
  • VARIOUS (Sharon Signs To Cherry Red: Independent Women 1979-1985) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • VARIOUS (Day Of The Dead) (3%, 4 Votes)
  • GAS (Box) (1%, 2 Votes)
  • VARIOUS (Close To The Noise Floor. Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 137

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BEST REISSUE

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST REISSUE

  • 94 EAST FEAT PRINCE (94 East) (34%, 30 Votes)
  • RAMONES (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (26%, 23 Votes)
  • ANGELO BADALAMENTI (Twin Peaks OST) (22%, 19 Votes)
  • BIG STAR (Complete Third) (9%, 8 Votes)
  • MORENTE Y LAGARTIJA NICK (Omega 20 Aniversario) (9%, 8 Votes)
  • JULIUS EASTMAN (Feminine) (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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BEST LIVE ARTIST

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST LIVE ARTIST

  • PJ HARVEY (37%, 45 Votes)
  • RADIOHEAD (24%, 29 Votes)
  • BEYONCÉ (16%, 19 Votes)
  • ANOHNI (12%, 14 Votes)
  • SLEAFORD MODS (7%, 9 Votes)
  • LOW (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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BEST E.P.

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST EP

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (Untitled Unmastered.) (44%, 26 Votes)
  • SLEAFORD MODS (TCR) (29%, 17 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (Prima Donna) (14%, 8 Votes)
  • SHEER MAG (III) (12%, 7 Votes)
  • KDER LIVANSKIY (January Sun) (3%, 2 Votes)
  • YOLA CARTER (Orphan Offering) (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

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COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

2016 ROBER AWARDS: COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

  • A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (54%, 38 Votes)
  • THE AVALANCHES (16%, 11 Votes)
  • KRISTIN HERSH (10%, 7 Votes)
  • LAMBCHOP (10%, 7 Votes)
  • ELZA SOARES (9%, 6 Votes)
  • MR. FINGERS (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 70

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FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR

2016 ROBER AWARDS: FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR

  • SIA FEAT. SEAN PAUL (Cheap Thrills) (35%, 21 Votes)
  • YOUNG THUG & TRAVIS SCOTT FEAT. QUAVO (Pick Up The Phone) (28%, 17 Votes)
  • KAYTRANADA (Lite Spots) (12%, 7 Votes)
  • KAMAIYAH (How Does It Feel) (10%, 6 Votes)
  • JOEY PURP FEAT. CHANCE THE RAPPER (Girls@) (8%, 5 Votes)
  • ELF KID (Golden Boy) (5%, 3 Votes)
  • PRINCE RAMA (Bahia) (5%, 3 Votes)
  • RAE SREMMURD FEAT. GUCCI MANE (Black Beatles) (Aazar Remix) (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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BEST COVER VERSION

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST COVER VERSION

  • PORTISHEAD (S.O.S) (Original by ABBA) (36%, 29 Votes)
  • JEFF BUCKLEY (I Know It's Over) (Original by The Smiths) (34%, 27 Votes)
  • BONNIE PRINCE BILLY (The Cross) (Original By Prince) (18%, 14 Votes)
  • ENRIQUE MORENTE Y LAGARTIJA NICK CON MONTOYITA (Oye, Esta No Es Manera De Decir Adiós) (Original By Leonard Cohen) (8%, 6 Votes)
  • CHELSEA WOLFE (I Love You All The Time) (Play It Forward) (Original by Eagles Of Death Metal) (6%, 5 Votes)
  • FANFARE CIOCARLIA FEAT. PUERTO CANDELARIA & MAITE HONTELÉ (Fiesta De Negritos) (Original By Lucho Bermúdez) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 80

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GUILTY PLEASURE

2016 ROBER AWARDS: GUILTY PLEASURE

  • BABY METAL (Karate) (85%, 372 Votes)
  • ARIANA GRANDE (Into You) (6%, 25 Votes)
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN (Higher) (5%, 20 Votes)
  • TEGAN AND SARA (Boyfriend) (3%, 12 Votes)
  • FIFTH HARMONY FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN (Work From Home) (2%, 9 Votes)
  • BOMBA ESTEREO (Soy Yo) (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 437

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BEST PROMO VIDEO

2016 ROBER AWARDS: BEST PROMO VIDEO

  • DAVID BOWIE (Lazarus) (59%, 90 Votes)
  • BEYONCÉ (Formation) (18%, 28 Votes)
  • RADIOHEAD (Daydreaming) (12%, 18 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN (Nikes) (7%, 11 Votes)
  • SOLANGE (Cranes In The Sky) (3%, 4 Votes)
  • MITSKI (Happy) (2%, 3 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (Prima Donna) (2%, 3 Votes)
  • JAMIE XX (Gosh) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 153

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