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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.

Contents

1 Winners

1.1 Album of the Year 1.2 Americana Album of the Year 1.3 Avant Album of the Year 1.4 DJ Album of the Year 1.5 Electronic/Dance Album of the Year 1.6 Hip-Hop Album of the Year 1.7 Indie Rock Album of the Year 1.8 Metal Album of the Year 1.9 Punk Album of the Year 1.10 Album Art/Packaging of the Year 1.11 Music DVD of the Year 1.12 Music Video of the Year 1.13 Song of the Year 1.14 Artist of the Year 1.15 New Artist of the Year 1.16 Live Act of the Year 1.17 Female Artist of the Year 1.18 Male Artist of the Year 1.19 2008 1.20 2007 1.21 2006 1.22 2005

2 External links

Winners[edit] Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

2007 Band of Horses, Everything All the Time

2006 Sufjan Stevens, Illinois

2005 TV on the Radio, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Americana Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Iron & Wine, The Shepherd's Dog

2007 Band of Horses, Everything All the Time

2006 Calexico & Iron & Wine, In the Reins

2005 Iron & Wine, Our Endless Numbered Days

Avant Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Liars, Liars

2007 Xiu Xiu, The Air Force

2006 Animal Collective, Feels

2005 Liars, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned

DJ Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Hot Chip, DJ-Kicks: Hot Chip

2007 Girl Talk, Night Ripper

2006 DJ Shadow, One Night in Bangkok

2005 RJD2, Since We Last Spoke

Electronic/Dance Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Justice, Cross

2007 Thom Yorke, The Eraser

2006 M83, Before the Dawn Heals Us

2005 Mouse on Mars, Radical Connector

Hip-Hop Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Aesop Rock, None Shall Pass

2007 Spank Rock, YoYoYoYoYo

2006 Danger Doom, The Mouse and the Mask

2005 Madvillain, Madvillainy

Indie Rock Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam

2007 Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

2006 Bloc Party, Silent Alarm

2005 Interpol, Antics

Metal Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ire Works

2007 Melvins, (A) Senile Animal

2006 Fantômas, Suspended Animation

2005 The Dillinger Escape Plan, Miss Machine

Punk Album of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominee

2008 Gogol Bordello, Super Taranta!

2007 CSS, Cansei de Ser Sexy

2006 Sleater-Kinney, The Woods

2005 Bad Religion, The Empire Strikes First

Album Art/Packaging of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 Menomena, Friend and Foe

2007 Hot Chip, The Warning

2006 Sufjan Stevens, Illinois

2005 Arcade Fire, Funeral

Music DVD of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2007 Pixies, loudQUIETloud

2006 The Flaming Lips, The Fearless Freaks

2005 Fat Wreck Chords, Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2

Music Video of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 Battles, "Atlas"

2007 Wolf Parade, "I'll Believe in Anything"

CSS, "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" Danielson, "Did I Step on Your Trumpet" Eagles of Death Metal, "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)" Heavy Blinkers, "Try Telling that to My Baby" I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness, "The Owl" The Knife, "We Share Our Mothers' Health" Midlake, "Young Bride" Peeping Tom, "Mojo" The Pipettes, "Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me" Vitalic, "Poney Part 1"

2006 The Decemberists, "Sixteen Military Wives"

Song of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 The National, "Fake Empire"

2007 Band of Horses, "The Funeral"

Arctic Monkeys, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" The Coup, "Laugh/Love/Fuck" Gossip, "Standing in the Way of Control" Hot Chip, "Boy from School" Hot Chip, "Over and Over" Jenny Lewis And The Watson Twins, "Rise Up with Fists!!" The Knife, "We Share Our Mothers' Health" Midlake, "Roscoe" Peter Bjorn and John featuring Victoria Bergsman, "Young Folks" Silversun Pickups, "Lazy Eye" Tokyo Police Club, "Nature of the Experiment"

Artist of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 Radiohead

2007 J Dilla

2006 Bright Eyes

2005 Interpol

New Artist of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 Justice

2007 Arctic Monkeys

2006 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

2005 Arcade Fire

Live Act of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 Arcade Fire

2007 Broken Social Scene

2006 Arcade Fire

2005 Death Cab for Cutie

Female Artist of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 St. Vincent

2007 Neko Case

2006 Neko Case

2005 Jean Grae

Male Artist of the Year[edit]

Year Recipient Nominees

2008 Andrew Bird

2007 Sufjan Stevens

2006 Sufjan Stevens

2005 Tom Waits

2008[edit]

Record Label of the Year: Merge Records Live Music Venue of the Year: Bowery Ballroom, New York City Music Festival of the Year : Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Music Website of the Year: Pitchfork Music Blog of the Year: Stereogum Magazine of the Year: Paste College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP-FM, Seattle, Washington Record Store of the Year: Other Music, New York City Zine of the Year : Wax Poetics Specialty Show of the Year: Sirius Left of Center, "Blog Radio Online Radio Station of the Year: KCRW, Santa Monica, California Online Record Store of the Year: iTunes

2007[edit]

Record Producer of the Year: J Dilla Record Label of the Year: Sub Pop Live Music Venue of the Year: The Bowery Ballroom, New York City Music Festival of the Year : South by Southwest Music Website of the Year: Pitchfork Music Blog of the Year: Brooklynvegan Magazine of the Year: Paste College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP-FM, Seattle, Washington Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California 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-FM, Seattle Online Record Store of the Year: Amazon.com

2006[edit]

PLUG Artist Impact Award: The Flaming Lips Record Producer of the Year: Danger Mouse Record Label of the Year: Sub Pop Music Festival of the Year : Coachella Music Website of the Year: Myspace Magazine of the Year: Paste College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP-FM, Seattle, Washington Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California Zine of the Year : Wax Poetics Specialty Show of the Year: WXPN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "World Café with David Dye” Internet Radio Station of the Year: indie1031.fm

2005[edit]

PLUG Artist Impact Award: The Flaming Lips Record Producer of the Year: Danger Mouse Record Label of the Year: Definitive Jux Music Website of the Year: Pitchfork (website) Magazine of the Year: The Wire College/Non-Comm Radio Station of the Year: KEXP-FM, Seattle, Washington Record Store of the Year: Amoeba Music, Hollywood, California Specialty Show of the Year: KDLD, Los Angeles, California "Dead Air” Internet Radio Station of the Year: WOXY.com

External links[edit]

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