2010 Music Awards…And The Rober Goes To:


KanYe West is indisputably the big winner in the XXIX edition of the Rober Awards. The hip-hop superstar’s masterpiece ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ scooped honours in each of the fourth categories it was nominated for at the Official awards –sharing album of the year with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, whom also got a couple other gong.

West was also voted best in three of those categories at our music poll; only missing out for album of the year to Beach House, whose fans seem to have orchestrated a campaign that has seen the band collecting ten times more votes (over 3, 000) than anyone else in the album field. Unfortunately, those fans didn’t bother to cast their vote in anywhere else.

Other multiple winners are Canadian alt-greats Arcade Fire; fresh from their surprising victory at the Grammys; Janelle Monàe, continuing ‘The ArchAndroid’ winning stride; and the returns of Four Tet and Pavement, collecting two gongs each. In the poll, Robyn (voted song of the year); LCD Soundsystem and Javiera Mena –heralding the rebirth of Chilean Pop that media is currently hailing- also obtained double wins.

For full list of winners of both Music Poll and Official Robers winners read on.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Poll Winner: BEACH HOUSE-Teen Dream (91%, 3,091 Votes)
Academy Award: KANYE WEST-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Family ex aequo ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFITTI-Before Today

SONG OF THE YEAR
Poll Winner: ROBYN-Dancing On My Own (24%, 69 Votes)
Academy Award: BEACH HOUSE-Walk In The Park

BEST BAND
Poll Winner: ARCADE FIRE (44%, 121 Votes)
Academy Award: ARCADE FIRE

BEST MALE ARTIST
Poll Winner: KANYE WEST (64%, 187 Votes)
Academy Award: KANYE WEST

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Poll Winner: JAVIERA MENA (37%, 129 Votes)
Academy Award: JANELLE MONAE

BREAKTHROUGH
Poll Winner: JAMES BLAKE (35%, 67 Votes)
Academy Award: JAMES BLAKE

POP
Poll Winner: JAVIERA MENA (36%, 125 Votes)
Academy Award: BEACH HOUSE

ROCK
Poll Winner: ARCADE FIRE (46%, 113 Votes)
Academy Award: ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFITTI

BEST SONGWRITER & AMERICANA
Poll Winner: SUFJAN STEVENS (29%, 57 Votes)
Academy Award: JOANNA NEWSOM

HIP-HOP
Poll Winner: KANYE WEST (58%, 164 Votes)
Academy Award: KANYE WEST

SOUL/R&B
Poll Winner: JANELLE MONAE (35%, 73 Votes)
Academy Award: JANELLE MONAE

ELECTRONICA
Poll Winner: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (34%, 74 Votes)
Academy Award: FOUR TET ex-aequo CARIBOU

CUTTING EDGE
Poll Winner: HOW TO DRESS WELL (29%, 40 Votes)
Academy Award: HOW TO DRESS WELL

SPANISH ARTIST
Poll Winner: DENVER (45%, 127 Votes)
Academy Award: RITA INDIANA Y LOS MISTERIOS

MOST PROMISING NEW ARTIST
Poll Winner: JAY ELECTRONICA (33%, 41 Votes)
Academy Award: JAY ELECTRONICA

ANTHOLOGY/LIVE ALBUM
Poll Winner: PAVEMENT-Quarantine The Past (33%, 46 Votes)
Academy Award: PAVEMENT-Quarantine The Past

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Poll Winner: MATADOR AT 21 (46%, 44 Votes)
Academy Award: COLD WAVES AND MINIMAL ELECTRONICS VOL 1

REISSUE
Poll Winner: DAVID BOWIE-Station To Station (36%, 53 Votes)
Academy Award: ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA-The Ann Steele Album

LIVE ARTISTS
Poll Winner: ARCADE FIRE (45%, 93 Votes)
Academy Award: PAVEMENT ex aequo ARCADE FIRE

BEST EP
Poll Winner: ROBYN-Body Talk Pt. 1/Pt. 2 (34%, 63 Votes)
Academy Award: ROBYN-Body Talk Pt. 1/Pt. 2

RETURN
Poll Winner: GIL SCOTT-HERON (29%, 44 Votes)
Academy Award: FOUR TET

DANCE ANTHEM
Poll Winner: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM- I Can Change (46%, 60 Votes)
Academy Award: AZARI & III-Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)

COVER VERSION
Poll Winner: CRYSTAL CASTLES FEAT. ROBERT SMITH-Not In Love (50%, 85 Votes)
Academy Award: ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI- right Lit Blue Skies

GUILTY PLEASURE
Poll Winner: LADY GAGA (64%, 134 Votes)
Academy Award: LADY GAGA

BEST PROMO VIDEO
Poll Winner: KANYE WEST-Runaway (36%, 109 Votes)
Academy Award: KANYE WEST-Runaway

MUSIC POLL WINNERS’ TALLY

3 Awards:
ARCADE FIRE
KANYE WEST

2 Awards:
JAVIERA MENA
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
ROBYN

1 Award:
BEACH HOUSE
CRYSTAL CASTLES FEAT. ROBERT SMITH
DAVID BOWIE
DENVER
GIL SCOTT-HERON
HOW TO DRESS WELL
JAMES BLAKE
JANELLE MONAE
JAY ELECTRONICA
LADY GAGA
MATADOR AT 21
PAVEMENT
SUFJAN STEVENS

OFFICIAL ROBER AWARDS WINNERS’ TALLY

4 Awards:
KANYE WEST

2 Awards:
ARCADE FIRE
ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI
BEACH HOUSE
FOUR TET
JANELLE MONAE
PAVEMENT

1 Award:
CARIBOU
HOW TO DRESS WELL
JAMES BLAKE
JAY ELECTRONICA
JOANNA NEWSOM
LADY GAGA
RITA INDIANA Y LOS MISTERIOS
ROBYN

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