The Rober Awards 2018 Music Poll

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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2018

  • JANELLE MONÁE (Dirty Computer) (32%, 175 Votes)
  • ROSALÍA (El Mal Querer) (28%, 154 Votes)
  • SOPHIE (Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides) (27%, 147 Votes)
  • LOW (Double Negative) (9%, 50 Votes)
  • CARDI B (Invasion Of Privacy) (4%, 23 Votes)
  • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER (Hope Downs) (3%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 547

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SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR 2018

  • ROSALÍA (Malamente) (27%, 149 Votes)
  • CHILDISH GAMBINO (This Is America) (24%, 129 Votes)
  • MITSKI (Nobody) (23%, 128 Votes)
  • JANELLE MONÁE (Make Me Feel) (19%, 103 Votes)
  • KACEY MUSGRAVES (High Horse) (6%, 32 Votes)
  • PUSHA T (If You Know You Know) (6%, 32 Votes)

Total Voters: 548

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BEST GROUP OR DUO:

BEST GROUP OR DUO 2018

  • THE 1975 (26%, 84 Votes)
  • PARQUET COURTS (26%, 83 Votes)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS (25%, 80 Votes)
  • LOW (16%, 51 Votes)
  • U.S. GIRLS (8%, 27 Votes)
  • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER (3%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 321

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BEST MALE ARTIST:

BEST MALE ARTIST 2018

  • EARL SWEATSHIRT (32%, 101 Votes)
  • TY SEGALL (28%, 89 Votes)
  • YVES TUMOR (15%, 47 Votes)
  • KAMASI WASHINGTON (14%, 44 Votes)
  • PUSHA T (14%, 44 Votes)
  • DOMINIQUE A (3%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 315

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BEST FEMALE ARTIST

BEST FEMALE ARTIST 2018

  • JANELLE MONÁE (25%, 134 Votes)
  • MITSKI (24%, 128 Votes)
  • ROSALÍA (23%, 125 Votes)
  • SOPHIE (19%, 101 Votes)
  • ROBYN (9%, 50 Votes)
  • CARDI B (4%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 533

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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST

  • KALI UCHIS (25%, 79 Votes)
  • cupcakKe (25%, 77 Votes)
  • NONAME (23%, 73 Votes)
  • CARDI B (23%, 71 Votes)
  • serpentwithfeet (8%, 24 Votes)
  • TIRZAH (4%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 312

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BEST POP ARTISTS

BEST POP ARTISTS

  • ROSALÍA (34%, 134 Votes)
  • ROBYN (21%, 84 Votes)
  • KALI UCHIS (18%, 73 Votes)
  • LET'S EAT GRANDMA (12%, 47 Votes)
  • CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS (11%, 45 Votes)
  • KACEY MUSGRAVES (9%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 396

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BEST ROCK ARTISTS

BEST ROCK ARTISTS

  • TY SEGALL (28%, 73 Votes)
  • JEFF ROSENSTOCK (26%, 69 Votes)
  • LOW (24%, 63 Votes)
  • PARQUET COURTS (22%, 58 Votes)
  • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER (6%, 15 Votes)
  • HOT SNAKES (3%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

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BEST SONGWRITER

BEST SONGWRITER 2018

  • MITSKI (39%, 127 Votes)
  • FATHER JOHN MISTY (36%, 119 Votes)
  • BOYGENIUS (JULIEN BAKER, LUCY DACUS, PHOEBE BRIDGERS) (21%, 68 Votes)
  • AMEN DUNES (4%, 12 Votes)
  • DOMINIQUE A (4%, 12 Votes)
  • ADRIANNE LENKER (3%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 327

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BEST HIP-HOP

BEST HIP HOP 2018

  • EARL SWEATSHIRT (26%, 70 Votes)
  • cupcakKe (25%, 69 Votes)
  • CARDI B (23%, 62 Votes)
  • NONAME (17%, 47 Votes)
  • PUSHA T (15%, 41 Votes)
  • YUNG BEEF (3%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 274

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BEST ELECTRONICA

BEST ELECTRONICA 2018

  • SOPHIE (75%, 151 Votes)
  • JON HOPKINS (11%, 23 Votes)
  • A.A.L. (AGAINST ALL LOGIC) (5%, 11 Votes)
  • DJ KOZE (4%, 9 Votes)
  • SKEE MASK (3%, 7 Votes)
  • JLIN (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 201

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BEST R&B

BEST R&B 2018

  • JANELLE MONÁE (59%, 165 Votes)
  • THE INTERNET (14%, 39 Votes)
  • J BALVIN (12%, 34 Votes)
  • KAMASI WASHINGTON (12%, 32 Votes)
  • serpentwithfeet (6%, 17 Votes)
  • TIRZAH (4%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 278

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CUTTING EDGE

CUTTING EDGE

  • JPEGMAFIA (39%, 58 Votes)
  • YVES TUMOR (30%, 44 Votes)
  • JULIA HOLTER (24%, 36 Votes)
  • LOLINA (5%, 8 Votes)
  • MAKAYA McCRAVEN (3%, 5 Votes)
  • COLIN SELF (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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BEST HISPANIC ARTISTS

BEST HISPANIC ARTIST 2018

  • ROSALÍA (63%, 155 Votes)
  • KALI UCHIS (29%, 71 Votes)
  • J BALVIN (6%, 14 Votes)
  • OZUNA (3%, 7 Votes)
  • NIÑO DE ELCHE (1%, 3 Votes)
  • YUNG BEEF (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 245

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SOUND OF 2018

SOUND OF 2019

  • TIERRA WHACK (49%, 53 Votes)
  • AMARA LA NEGRA (28%, 31 Votes)
  • AMBER MARK (9%, 10 Votes)
  • CHANNEL TRES (6%, 7 Votes)
  • OCTAVIAN (6%, 7 Votes)
  • WESTERMAN (5%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 109

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BEST COMPILATION

BEST COMPILATION

  • PRINCE (Piano & A Microphone 1983) (63%, 118 Votes)
  • JOE STRUMMER (001) (18%, 34 Votes)
  • MARC RIBOT & VARIOUS (Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018) (9%, 16 Votes)
  • V.A. (Brainfeeder X) (6%, 11 Votes)
  • V.A. (Beat Girls Español! 1960s She-Pop From Spain) (5%, 9 Votes)
  • V.A. (Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present Paris In The Spring) (4%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 186

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BEST REISSUE

BEST REISSUE 2018

  • THE CARS (Expanded Editions) (31%, 69 Votes)
  • LIZ PHAIR (Girly-Sound To Guyville) (30%, 68 Votes)
  • JOHN COLTRANE (Both Directions At Once - The Lost Album) (19%, 43 Votes)
  • THE DIGABLE PLANETS (Reachin': A New Refutation Of Time And Space) (11%, 25 Votes)
  • THE BETA BAND (The Three EP's - 20 Anniversary Remaster) (9%, 20 Votes)
  • MAX RICHTER (The Blue Notebooks) (4%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 223

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BEST LIVE ARTISTS

BEST LIVE ARTISTS

  • NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (33%, 134 Votes)
  • JANELLE MONÁE (25%, 99 Votes)
  • BJÖRK (23%, 93 Votes)
  • DAVID BYRNE (18%, 71 Votes)
  • LOW (4%, 17 Votes)
  • MARIA ARNAL I MARCEL BAGÊS (2%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 401

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BEST E.P.

BEST EP 2018

  • boygenius (boygenius) (30%, 63 Votes)
  • APHEX TWIN (Collapse) (28%, 59 Votes)
  • PUSHA T (Daytona) (23%, 47 Votes)
  • TIERRA WHACK (Whack World) (13%, 27 Votes)
  • TEYANA TAYLOR (K.T.S.E) (8%, 16 Votes)
  • HATCHIE (Sugar & Spice) (6%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 208

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COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

COMEBACK OF THE YEAR 2018

  • DAVID BYRNE (39%, 86 Votes)
  • CAT POWER (23%, 51 Votes)
  • THE BREEDERS (16%, 36 Votes)
  • SPIRITUALIZED (11%, 25 Votes)
  • SLEEP (9%, 20 Votes)
  • SUPERCHUNK (5%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 220

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FLOORFILLER OF THE YEAR

FLOORFILLER 2018

  • ROBYN (Honey) (47%, 88 Votes)
  • CHARLI XCX FEAT. TOVE LO & ALMA (Out Of My Head) (41%, 77 Votes)
  • NICKY JAM FEAT. J BALVIN, MALUMA & OZUNA (X (Remix)) (9%, 17 Votes)
  • PEGGY GOU (It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)) (6%, 12 Votes)
  • MARIE DAVIDSON (So Right) (3%, 5 Votes)
  • DJ KOZE (Pick Up) (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 188

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BEST COVER VERSION

BEST COVER VERSION 2018

  • PJ HARVEY FEAT. HARRY ESCOTT (An Acre Of Land) (Traditional) (32%, 79 Votes)
  • FRANK OCEAN (Moon River) (Original by Henri Mancini) (27%, 66 Votes)
  • TY SEGALL (Every 1s A Winner) (Original by Hot Chocolate) (20%, 49 Votes)
  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (We Don't Need This Fascist) Groove Thing)) (Original By Heaven 17) (11%, 27 Votes)
  • ANGELIQUE KIDJO (Once In A Lifetime) (Original by Talking Heads) (9%, 22 Votes)
  • MARC RIBOT FEAT. TOM WAITS (Bella Ciao) (Traditional) (6%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 248

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GUILTY PLEASURE

GUILTY PLEASURE 2018

  • ARIANA GRANDE (thank u, next) (43%, 122 Votes)
  • TROYE SIVAN (Bloom) (22%, 61 Votes)
  • HAYLEY KIYOKO FEAT. KEHLANI (What I Need) (20%, 55 Votes)
  • CAMILA CABELLO (Never Be The Same) (14%, 40 Votes)
  • ELLA MAI (Boo'd Up) (10%, 27 Votes)
  • ELOHIM FEAT. YOSHI FLOWER (Panic Attacks (DEMN Remix)) (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 282

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BEST PROMO VIDEO

BEST PROMO VIDEO 2018

  • CHILDISH GAMBINO (This Is America) (34%, 135 Votes)
  • ROSALÍA (Malamente) (31%, 125 Votes)
  • JANELLE MONÁE FEAT. GRIMES (Pynk) (26%, 105 Votes)
  • THE 1975 (Love It If We Made It) (6%, 24 Votes)
  • LOW (Fly) (4%, 17 Votes)
  • TIERRA WHACK (Whack World) (3%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 397

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