So while the spectacular musical talents of Mary J. Blige were being awarded by the Grammys last night, there was another, less credible portion of the music industry handing out its awards. I of course am joking. I hate MJB with a passion, but was happier to see the Dixie Chicks win Album of the Year over the others.
The winners of the 2007 Plug: Independent Music awards:
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...
AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE YEAR- Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM OF THE YEAR- Thom York - The Eraser
LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR- Broken Social Scene
SONG OF THE YEAR- Band of Horses - The Funeral
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- Bowery Ballroom - NY, NY
MUSIC WEBSITE OF THE YEAR- pitchforkmedia.com
MUSIC BLOG OF THE YEAR- brooklynvegan.com
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR- Paste
ONLINE RECORD STORE OF THE YEAR- Amazon.com
For more winners and all to see all of the nominees visit www.plugawards.com.