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PLUG Award Winners Announced

The PLUG Independent Music Awards, which kicked off the ceremony-laden weekend Saturday night at New York City’s Irving Plaza, has announced this year’s winners. Hosted by comedian David Cross, the event featured performances by nominees like Tokyo Police Club, Deerhoof, El-P, Silversun Pickups, and PLUG Impact Award honoree Stephen Malkmus. Top category award victors include Band of Horses with Album of the Year for their debut record Everything All The Time, late rapper/producer J Dilla, who was honored as Artist of the Year, and Indie Rock Album of the Year champs Yo La Tengo.

The 2007 PLUG Awards Winners:

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 And I Will Beat Your Ass

Hip-Hop Album of the Year:
Spank Rock – Yoyoyoyoyo

Americana Album of the Year:
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time

Punk Album of the Year:
CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy

Electronic/Dance Album of the Year:
Thom Yorke – The Eraser

DJ Album of the Year:
Girl Talk – Night Ripper

Avant Album of the Year:
Xiu Xiu – The Air Force

Artist of the Year:
J Dilla

Live Act of the Year:
Broken Social Scene

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