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1st KuKo’s Choice Award: And the winners are…

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The winners for the 1st KuKo’s Choice Awards have just been decided. Winners for each of the Album-categories will compete again for the “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” title through an online web poll, voted by you, the reader in the next couple of days. As a reminder, the KuKo’s Choice Award are my own personal version of a music awards show. Now, let’s take a look at the winners: 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

The nominees are: Bat For Lashes ─ “Lilies” directed by Peter Sluszka; Beach House ─ “Wishes” directed by Eric Wareheim; Foxygen ─ “San Francisco” directed by Cameron Dutra; Tame Impala ─ ”Feels Like We’re Only Going Backwards” directed by Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan; Vampire Weekend ─ “Diane Young” directed by Primo Kahn

and the award goes to:

SONG OF THE YEAR

The nominees are: “Diane Young“ by Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koening (Vampire Weekend); “Little Black Submarines” by Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patric Carney (The Black Keys); “Merry Go ‘Round” by Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osbrone (Kacey Musgraves); “Objects in the Mirror” by Mac Miller (Mac Miller with the Internet); “Royals” by Joel Little and Lorde (Lorde)

And the award goes to:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC

The nominees are: Boys Noize ─ Out of the BlackDaft Punk ─ Random Access MemoriesDisclosure ─ SettleFlume ─ FlumeModestep ─ Evolution Theory

and the winner is:

Disclosure_SettleDISCLOSURE ─ Settle

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: AMERICAN ROOTS (Including Country)

The nominees are: Jason Aldean ─ Night Train; Jake Bugg ─ Jake BuggThe Civil Wars ─ The Civil WarsAshley Monroe ─ Like A Rose Kacey Musgraves ─ Same Trailer, Different Park

And the award goes to:

SameTrailerDifferentParkKACEY MUSGRAVES ─ Same Trailer Different Park

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LATIN

The nominees are: A Band of Bitches ─ The Pre-End of the World SoundtrackAmericania ─ La Fiesta del Rey DramaLa Vida Boheme ─ SeráLeón Larregui ─ SolstisNoTeVaGustar ─ En El Calor del Pleno Invierno

And the award goes to:

la-vida-bohemeLA VIDA BOHEME ─ Será

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ROCK

The nominees are: Alice in Chains ─ The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereAvenged Sevenfold ─ Hail to the KingKings of Leon ─ Mechanical BullNine Inch Nails ─ Hesitation MarksQueens of the Stone Age ─ …Like Clockwork

And the winner is:

Mechanical-bullKINGS OF LEON ─ Mechanical Bull

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: ALTERNATIVE

The nominees are: James Blake ─ OvergrownPhoenix ─ Bankrupt!Portugal. The Man ─ Evil FriendsTame Impala  ─ LonerismVampire Weekend ─ Modern Vampires of the City

And the award goes to:

Tame_Impala_Lonerism_Cover.jpegTAME IMPALA ─ Lonerism

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: URBAN MUSIC

The nominees are: Drake ─ Nothing Was the SameKid Cudi ─ IndicudKendrick Lamar ─ Good Kid, M.A.A.D. CityMac Miller ─ Watching Movies with the Sound OffKanye West ─ Yeezus

And the winner is:

Mac_Miller_Watching_Movies_With_The_Sound_Off_CoverMAC MILLER ─ Watching Movies with the Sound Off

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: POP

The nominees are: Capital Cities ─ In a Tidal Wave of MysteryLana del Rey ─ ParadiseHAIM ─ Days Are GoneLorde ─ Pure HeroineJustin Timberlake ─ The 20/20 Experience (The Whole Experience)

And the award goes to:

The_2020_The_Complete_ExperienceJUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ─ The 20/20 Experience (The Whole Experience)

RECORD OF THE YEAR

The nominees are: Martin Garrix ─ “Animals“ produced by Martin Garrix; Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake ─ “Holy Grail” produced by Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, No ID, Timbaland and The-Dream; Kings of Leon ─ “Supersoaker” produced by Angelo Petraglia; Tame Impala ─ “Elephant” produced by Kevin Parker; Vampire Weekend ─ “Diane Young” produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid

And the winner is:

What do you think about the winners? Agree or disagree? Hopefully we could make this an annual tradition. Check back this week to vote in a poll for ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

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