PLUG Independent Music Awards


PLUG Independent Music Awards

The "PLUG Independent Music Awards", or just "PLUG Awards", began in 2001 as a "cartel" of music lovers ranging from DJs and managers to indie retailers and fans.

*This event is not in anyway associated with the [http://www.coverbandssuck.com/independent_music_conference.htm / Independent Music Conference] which also takes place in Philadelphia, PA.

Winners

2008

* Album of the Year: Arcade Fire, "Neon Bible"
* New Artist of the Year: Justice
* Female Artist of the Year: Annie Clark
* Male Artist of the Year: Andrew Bird
* Indie Rock Album of the Year: Animal Collective, "Strawberry Jam"
* Americana Album of the Year: Iron & Wine, "The Shepherd's Dog"
* Metal Album of the Year: The Dillinger Escape Plan, "Ire Works"
* Hip-hop Album of the Year: Aesop Rock, "None Shall Pass"
* Punk Album of the Year: Gogol Bordello, "Super Taranta!"
* Electronic/Dance Album of the Year: Justice, ""
* DJ Album of the Year: Hot Chip, " DJ-Kicks"
* Avant Album of the Year: Liars, "Liars"
* Artist of the Year: Radiohead
* Song of the Year: The National, "Fake Empire"
* Live Act of the Year: Arcade Fire
* Music Video of the Year : Battles, "Atlas"
* Album Art/Packaging of the Year: Menomena, "Friend And Foe"
* Record Label of the Year: Merge
* Live Music Venue of the Year: The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
* Music Festival of the Year : Coachella Valley Music Festival
* Music Website of the Year: Pitchforkmedia
* Music Blog of the Year: Stereogum
* Magazine of the Year: Paste
* Online Radio Station of the Year: KCRW, Santa Monica
* Record Store of the Year: Other Music, New York, NY
* Zine of the Year : Wax Poetics
* Online Record Store of the Year: iTunes
* College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP, Seattle, Washington
* Specialty Show of the Year: Sirius Left of Center, "Blog Radio

2007

* Album of the Year: Band of Horses, "Everything All the Time"
* New Artist of the Year: Arctic Monkeys
* Female Artist of the Year: Neko Case
* Male Artist of the Year: Sufjan Stevens
* Indie Rock Album of the Year: Yo La Tengo, "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass"
* Metal Album of the Year: The Melvins, "(A) Senile Animal"
* Hip-hop Album of the Year: Spank Rock, "Yoyoyoyoyo"
* Americana Album of the Year: Band of Horses, "Everything All the Time"
* Punk Album of the Year: CSS, "Cansei de Ser Sexy"
* Electronic/Dance Album of the Year: Thom Yorke, "The Eraser"
* DJ Album of the Year: Girl Talk, "Night Ripper"
* Avant Album of the Year: Xiu Xiu, "The Air Force"
* Artist of the Year: J Dilla
* Live Act of the Year: Broken Social Scene
* Song of the Year: Band of Horses, "The Funeral"
* Record Producer of the Year: J Dilla
* Music Video of the Year : Wolf Parade, "I'll Believe in Anything"
* Album Art/Packaging of the Year: Hot Chip, "The Warning"
* Record Label of the Year: Sub Pop
* Live Music Venue of the Year: The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
* Music Festival of the Year : South by Southwest
* Music Website of the Year: Pitchforkmedia
* Music Blog of the Year: Brooklynvegan
* Magazine of the Year: Paste
* College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP, Seattle, Washington
* Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California
* Best Music DVD of the Year: ""
* Zine of the Year : Wax Poetics
* Specialty Show of the Year: Sirius Left of Center, "Blog Radio"
* Podcast of the Year: WOXY.com Lounge Acts
* Internet Radio Station of the Year: WOXY.com
* Online Radio Station of the Year (with Terrestrial Counterpart): KEXP, Seattle
* Online Record Store of the Year: Amazon.com

2006

* Album of the Year: Sufjan Stevens, "Illinois"
* Artist of the Year: Bright Eyes
* New Artist of the Year: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
* Male Artist of the Year: Sufjan Stevens
* Female Artist of the Year: Neko Case
* Hip-hop Album of the Year: Dangerdoom, "The Mouse and the Mask"
* Punk Album of the Year: Sleater-Kinney, "The Woods"
* Metal Album of the Year: Fantômas, "Suspended Animation"
* Electronic/Dance Album of the Year: M83, "Before the Dawn Heals Us"
* Americana Album of the Year: Iron & Wine / Calexico, "In the Reins"
* Indie Rock Album of the Year: Bloc Party, "Silent Alarm"
* DJ Album of the Year: DJ Shadow, "One Night In Bangkok"
* Avant Album of the Year: Animal Collective, "Feels"
* Record Label of the Year: Sub Pop
* Live Act of the Year: Arcade Fire
* Music Festival of the Year : Coachella
* Record Producer of the Year: Danger Mouse
* Music Video of the Year : The Decemberists, "16 Military Wives"
* Album Art/Packaging of the Year: Sufjan Stevens, "Illinois"
* PLUG Artist Impact Award: The Flaming Lips
* Music Website of the Year: MySpace
* Magazine of the Year: Paste
* Zine of the Year : Wax Poetics
* Specialty Show of the Year: WXPN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "World Café with David Dye
* College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP, Seattle, Washington
* Internet Radio Station of the Year: indie1031.fm
* Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California
* Best Music DVD of the Year: ""

2005

* Album of the Year: TV on the Radio, "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes"
* Artist of the Year: Interpol
* New Artist of the Year: Arcade Fire
* Male Artist of the Year: Tom Waits
* Female Artist of the Year: Jean Grae
* Hip-hop Album of the Year: Madvillain, "Madvillainy"
* Punk Album of the Year: Bad Religion, "The Empire Strikes First"
* Metal Album of the Year: Dillinger Escape Plan, "Miss Machine"
* Electronic/Dance Album of the Year: Mouse On Mars, "Radical Connector"
* Americana Album of the Year: Iron & Wine, "Our Endless Numbered Days"
* Indie Rock Album of the Year: Interpol, "Antics"
* DJ Album of the Year: RJD2, "Since We Last Spoke"
* Avant Album of the Year: Liars, "They Were Wrong, So We Drowned"
* Record Label of the Year: Definitive Jux
* Live Act of the Year: Death Cab for Cutie
* Record Producer of the Year: Danger Mouse
* Album Art/Packaging of the Year: Arcade Fire, "Funeral"
* PLUG Artist Impact Award: The Flaming Lips
* Music Website of the Year: Pitchfork Media
* Magazine of the Year: The Wire
* Specialty Show of the Year: KDLD, Los Angeles, California "Dead Air”
* College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP, Seattle, Washington
* Internet Radio Station of the Year: WOXY.com
* Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California
* Best Music DVD of the Year: "Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2"

External links

* [http://www.plugawards.com/ PLUG Awards official site]


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