The Indiependent’s Award Show: The INDIES

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Five Categories. 500+ Contributors. Five winners.

It’s commonplace to see the Grammy Awards scrutinised by music lovers and critics alike. Even Macklemore’s controversial win transcended public opinion and saw the artist apologise on behalf of the Grammy selectors. The transparency of the popular award shows has always come into question… especially since the selectors are hidden behind a questionable vail of expertise.

As this year comes to a close, we’ve let our dedicated contributors take part in their own award show, void of mystery and elitist sway. Five open polls for 500+ contributors to vote on, this is the most authentic list we have ever done. Today, we bring you the INDIES.


Best rock album

Winner: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend

Runner up: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Honorable mention: Black Country, New Road – For The First Time


Best pop album

Winner: Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR

Runner up: Doja Cat – Planet Her

Honorable mention: Remi Wolf – Juno


Best alternative album

Winner: Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams

Runner up: Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Honorable mention: St Vincent – Daddy’s Home


Best hip hop album

Winner: Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Runner up: Lil Nas X – MONTERO

Honorable mention: Dave – We’re All In This Together


Record of the year

Winner: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Runner up: Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U

Honourable mention: Little Simz – I Love You, I Hate You

Introductory Words by W.P Millar


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