Thursday, 24 January 2013

Music Review Database Awards 2012

M83 came out on top in our 2011 awards last year, but that was a long time ago. Confusing to some, the Music Review Database Awards 2012 highlights the best music of 2012 voted for by you. So without further ado here are the winners and the close runner-ups. The winners are seen in bold.

Album of the year 
Kendrick Lamar - Good kid m.A.A.d city
Death Grips - The Money Store
Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE 
Passion Pit - Gossamer
Jessie Ware - Devotion

Single of the year 
Grimes - Oblivion
Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Only In My Dreams

Best new artist
The Weeknd
Jessie Ware
Django Django
John Talabot

Oustanding contribution to music award
Scott Walker
Kevin Shields
Jack White 
Leonard Cohen
Bob Dylan

Best album artwork
Swans - The Seer
Matthew Dear -  Beams
Lone - Galaxy Garden
Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
Holy Other - Held   

Best female vocalist
Jessie Ware
Cat Power
Fiona Apple
Anais Mitchell 

Best male vocalist
Frank Ocean
The Weeknd
Kendrick Lamar

Live act 
My Morning Jacket
Sigur Ros 

Music video of the year
Death Grips - I've Seen Footage
Beach House - Wild
Grimes - Oblivion
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
Sigur Ros - Eg anda

Most underrated album
The Best Pessimist - Love Is...
Julia Holter - Ekstasis
Future of The Left - Plot Against Common Sense
Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Animal Collective - Centipede Hz 


  1. Way to own that swag Frank Ocean! He's so hot right now.

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