Best of Rock 2020 Awards - The Winners!
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - After all the deliberation was completed, the Powered By Rock “Best Rock Music 2020” awards have been finalized, and the winners for each of the 5 categories have been selected.
To give the full picture of the nominees and the winners, here are the categories and the nominees followed by the Winners listed for each category.
In some of the categories, the separation between winner and runner up was so razor thin that it almost came down to a coin flip.
Thankfully, in the end, a few more listens and a few more conversations made the decisions more clear.
Without further delay, here are the nominees and the winners (listed in bold below each category).
Nominees for Album of the Year:
- Sad Happy - Circa Waves
- The New Abnormal - The Strokes
- Angel Miners & the Lightning Riders - AWOLNATION
- Always Tomorrow - Best Coast
- Q36 - The Rentals
- Silver Linings - Less Than Jake
- Devastator - Phantom Planet
- Songs for the General Public - The Lemon Twigs
- Brain Candy - Hockey Dad
Winner for Album of the Year - The New Abnormal by the Strokes!
Nominees for Song of the Year:
- "Eternal Summer" - The Strokes
- "I'm a Wreck" - AWOLNATION
- "Who's Gonna Stop Me (feat. 'Weird Al' Yankovic)" - Portugal. The Man
- "Everything Has Changed" - Best Coast
- "Sad Happy" - Circa Waves
- "Bad Decisions" - The Strokes
- "Pedestal" - Phantogram
Winner for Song of the Year - "Who's Gonna Stop Me (feat. 'Weird Al' Yankovic)" - Portugal. The Man!
Nominees for Breakthrough Artist of the Year:
Winner for Breakthrough Artist of the Year - The Lemon Twigs!
Nominees for Comeback of the Year
Winner for Comeback of the Year - The Strokes!
Nominees for Best New Artist
Winner for Best New Artist - Sports Team!