The Rober Awards 2017 Music Poll

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

ROBER AWARDS 2017: ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (DAMN.) (35%, 122 Votes)
  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (American Dream) (30%, 106 Votes)
  • LORDE (Melodrama) (22%, 77 Votes)
  • ALDOUS HARDING (Party) (7%, 23 Votes)
  • JLIN (Black Origami) (5%, 17 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (Big Fish Theory) (5%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 350

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SONG OF THE YEAR

ROBER AWARDS 2017: SONG OF THE YEAR

  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (American Dream) (32%, 92 Votes)
  • LORDE (Supercut) (25%, 73 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN FEAT. JAY Z & TYLER, THE CREATOR (Biking) (25%, 71 Votes)
  • ALDOUS HARDING (Imagining My Man) (12%, 34 Votes)
  • MIGOS FEAT. LIL UZI VERT (Bad And Boujee) (8%, 23 Votes)
  • JANE WEAVER (Slow Motion) (3%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 289

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BEST GROUP OR DUO:

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST GROUP OR DUO

  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (32%, 78 Votes)
  • KING GIZZARD AND THE WIZARD LIZARD (28%, 69 Votes)
  • RUN THE JEWELS (16%, 40 Votes)
  • MIGOS (15%, 36 Votes)
  • BIG THIEF (9%, 21 Votes)
  • SHEER MAG (3%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 247

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BEST MALE ARTIST:

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST MALE ARTIST

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (37%, 92 Votes)
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR (24%, 60 Votes)
  • ARIEL PINK (13%, 33 Votes)
  • THUNDERCAT (13%, 32 Votes)
  • MOUNT EERIE (11%, 27 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (6%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 246

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BEST FEMALE ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST FEMALE ARTIST

  • ST. VINCENT (47%, 166 Votes)
  • LORDE (28%, 100 Votes)
  • FEVER RAY (14%, 49 Votes)
  • ALDOUS HARDING (10%, 35 Votes)
  • JLIN (3%, 12 Votes)
  • JANE WEAVER (3%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 353

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • CIGARETTES AFTER SEX (47%, 116 Votes)
  • SZA (27%, 67 Votes)
  • KELELA (12%, 30 Votes)
  • SAMPHA (11%, 28 Votes)
  • PHOEBE BRIDGERS (6%, 16 Votes)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS (3%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 248

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BEST POP ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST POP ARTIST

  • LORDE (33%, 95 Votes)
  • CIGARETTES AFTER SEX (25%, 71 Votes)
  • KING KRULE (19%, 55 Votes)
  • CHARLI XCX (12%, 34 Votes)
  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG (12%, 34 Votes)
  • JANE WEAVER (3%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 287

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BEST ROCK ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST ROCK ARTIST

  • KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD (44%, 91 Votes)
  • SLOWDIVE (29%, 61 Votes)
  • ARIEL PINK (17%, 36 Votes)
  • PROTOMARTYR (6%, 12 Votes)
  • BIG THIEF (5%, 11 Votes)
  • SHEER MAG (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 207

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BEST SONGWRITER

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST SONGWRITER

  • FATHER JOHN MISTY (46%, 104 Votes)
  • MOUNT EERIE (18%, 41 Votes)
  • PERFUME GENIUS (15%, 35 Votes)
  • ALDOUS HARDING (12%, 27 Votes)
  • THE MAGNETIC FIELDS (STEPHEN MERRITT) (10%, 23 Votes)
  • WAXAHATCHEE (5%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 226

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BEST HIP-HOP

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST HIP HOP

  • KENDRICK LAMAR (53%, 103 Votes)
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR (27%, 52 Votes)
  • RUN THE JEWELS (13%, 25 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (8%, 16 Votes)
  • MIGOS (4%, 8 Votes)
  • PLAYBOI CARTI (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 194

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BEST ELECTRONICA

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST ELECTRONICA

  • RYUICHI SAKAMOTO (60%, 377 Votes)
  • BJÖRK (30%, 191 Votes)
  • FEVER RAY (6%, 37 Votes)
  • ARCA (3%, 22 Votes)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS (2%, 14 Votes)
  • ACTRESS (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 631

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BEST R&B ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST R&B

  • FRANK OCEAN (42%, 83 Votes)
  • SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS (20%, 39 Votes)
  • THUNDERCAT (16%, 31 Votes)
  • SZA (15%, 30 Votes)
  • KELELA (13%, 26 Votes)
  • SAMPHA (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 200

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CUTTING EDGE

ROBER AWARDS 2017: CUTTING EDGE

  • RICHARD DAWSON (27%, 31 Votes)
  • JLIN (24%, 28 Votes)
  • LIL B (24%, 28 Votes)
  • WILLIAM BASINKSI (21%, 24 Votes)
  • GAS (12%, 14 Votes)
  • YVES TUMOR (7%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 115

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BEST HISPANIC ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: HISPANIC ARTIST

  • LOS PLANETAS (34%, 35 Votes)
  • ROSALÍA (24%, 25 Votes)
  • JUANA MOLINA (18%, 19 Votes)
  • BAD GYAL (17%, 18 Votes)
  • IBEYI (17%, 18 Votes)
  • PABLO UND DESTRUKTION (3%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 104

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SOUND OF 2018

ROBER AWARDS 2017: SOUND OF 2018

  • CARDI B (41%, 50 Votes)
  • BAD GYAL (19%, 23 Votes)
  • STEVE LACY (16%, 20 Votes)
  • JORJA SMITH (15%, 18 Votes)
  • YAEJI (11%, 13 Votes)
  • NILÜFER YANYA (7%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

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BEST COMPILATION

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST COMPILATION OR ANTHOLOGY

  • HUSKER DÜ (Savage Young Dü) (40%, 68 Votes)
  • OST/VARIOUS (Twin Peaks: The Return) (29%, 49 Votes)
  • JOHN CARPENTER (Anthology: Movie Themes 1972-1998) (17%, 29 Votes)
  • ALICE COLTRANE (World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic World Of Alice Coltrane) (13%, 22 Votes)
  • VARIOUS (Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992) (4%, 6 Votes)
  • VARIOUS (Mono No Aware) (3%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 171

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BEST REISSUE

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST REISSUE

  • RADIOHEAD (OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017) (40%, 328 Votes)
  • PRINCE (Purple Rain Deluxe: Expanded Edition) (32%, 263 Votes)
  • DAVID BOWIE (A New Career In A New Town Box-Set) (21%, 169 Votes)
  • THE SMITHS (The Queen Is Dead Deluxe) (8%, 66 Votes)
  • FLEETWOOD MAC (Tango In The Night Deluxe) (6%, 49 Votes)
  • ELLIOTT SMITH (Either/Or Expanded) (3%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 820

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BEST LIVE ARTIST

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST LIVE ARTIST

  • NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (50%, 3,064 Votes)
  • TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS (50%, 3,064 Votes)
  • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (1%, 42 Votes)
  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (1%, 36 Votes)
  • J. GRANT, S.SUNDFØR, J.COCKER, R. HAWLEY & RPO (Prom Tribute to Scott Walker) (0%, 22 Votes)
  • BILL CALLAHAN (0%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,186

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*Due to the overwhelming evidence about individual manipulation in the Best Live Artist category, we have decided to match the votes of the two leading artists as a way to honour the hundreds of genuine entries which had put both of them ahead. We hope this decision is the fairest possible outcome. Thanks for your understanding.

BEST E.P.

ROBER AWARDS 2017: BEST E.P.

  • KAMASI WASHINGTON (Harmony Of Difference) (33%, 42 Votes)
  • ANOHNI (Paradise) (28%, 36 Votes)
  • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER (The French Press) (21%, 27 Votes)
  • STEVE LACY (Steve Lacy's Demo) (16%, 21 Votes)
  • YAEJI (EP 2) (7%, 9 Votes)
  • SYD (Almost Never Home) (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 128

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COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

ROBER AWARDS 2017: COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (34%, 83 Votes)
  • QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (30%, 74 Votes)
  • SLOWDIVE (18%, 43 Votes)
  • ALAN VEGA (14%, 33 Votes)
  • THE DREAM SYNDICATE (5%, 11 Votes)
  • BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (2%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 244

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FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR

ROBER AWARDS 2017: FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR

  • THE BLACK MADONNA (He Is The Voice I Hear) (31%, 34 Votes)
  • CARDI B (Bodak Yellow - UIIQU3 Bootleg) (30%, 33 Votes)
  • CHARLI XCX FEAT. MØ (3 AM (Pull Up) ) (23%, 25 Votes)
  • PLAYBOI CARTI (Magnolia) (17%, 19 Votes)
  • BAD GYAL (Fiebre) (7%, 8 Votes)
  • J HUS (Did You See - French Montana Remix) (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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BEST COVER VERSION

ROBER AWARDS 2017: COVER VERSION

  • LAMBCHOP (When You Were Mine) (Original by Prince) (36%, 35 Votes)
  • LOS PLANETAS (Islamabad) (Original by Yung Beef) (29%, 28 Votes)
  • ROSALÍA (I See A Darkness) (Original by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) (19%, 18 Votes)
  • YAEJI (Passionfruit) (Original by Drake) (11%, 11 Votes)
  • KELLY LEE OWENS (More Than A Woman) (Original By Aaliyah) (9%, 9 Votes)
  • ORGONE FEAT. CYRIL NEVILLE (I Sold My Heart To The Junkmen) (Original by Etta Jones/Dandridge Sisters) (6%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 96

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GUILTY PLEASURE

ROBER AWARDS 2017: GUILTY PLEASURE

  • PARAMORE (Hard Times) (39%, 58 Votes)
  • DUA LIPA (New Rules - Initial Talk Remix) (21%, 31 Votes)
  • LUIS FONSI FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & DADDY YANKEE (Despacito) (20%, 30 Votes)
  • SELENA GOMEZ (Bad Liar) (14%, 20 Votes)
  • FRENCH MONTANA FEAT. SWAE LEE (Unforgettable) (10%, 15 Votes)
  • OZUNA (Se Preparó) (5%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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BEST PROMO VIDEO

ROBER AWARDS 2017: PROMO VIDEO

  • ST. VINCENT (Los Ageless) (53%, 124 Votes)
  • KENDRICK LAMAR (Humble) (24%, 57 Votes)
  • CHARLI XCS (Boys) (11%, 26 Votes)
  • JAY-Z (The Story of O.J.) (8%, 19 Votes)
  • VINCE STAPLES (Big Fish) (7%, 17 Votes)
  • THE BLAZE (Territory) (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 233

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