Album of the Year: Beach House – Teen Dream
Song of the Year: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round
EP of the Year: Girls – Broken Dreams Club
Band of the Year: Arcade Fire
Pop Artist of the Year: Kanye West
Dance Artist of the Year: Robyn
Electronic Artist of the Year: Caribou
New Artist of the Year: Games
Prolific Artist of the Year: Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound)
Honorable Mention for Boldest Artist of the Year: M.I.A.
While M.I.A.’s third album Maya did not chart on our year-end list, it goes without saying that she had an impact on the music world in 2010. The release was met with more criticism than any other in recent memory and by year’s end, many were changing their opinion of the initially unlistenable album. Yesterday, she redeemed herself by releasing an exciting new mixtape called ViCKi LEEKX. Grab it below.