Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year

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Metric is the most recent winner of this award for their album Synthetica.

The Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year is presented annually at Canada's Juno Awards to honour the best album of the year in the alternative rock and/or indie rock genres. The award was first presented in 1995 under the name Best Alternative Album, and adopted its current name in 2003.

Achievements[edit]

Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, and Rufus Wainwright have won the most awards in this category, with two each. However, Emily Haines, James Shaw, and Leslie Feist are each recipients of three awards: twice each as members of Broken Social Scene, as well as Haines and Shaw as members of Metric and Feist for her solo album. Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Metric, Stars, and Tegan and Sara are the most nominated artists in the category with three each.

Only two French-language albums have ever been nominated (Malajube's Trompe-l'œil and Karkwa's Les Chemins de verre) and none has ever won.

Recipients[edit]

Best Alternative Album (1995–2002)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Album Nominees Ref.
1995 Rose Chronicles Shiver [1]
1996 Art Bergmann What Fresh Hell Is This? [2]
1997 Sloan One Chord to Another [3]
1998 Bran Van 3000 Glee [4]
1999 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright [5]
2000 Julie Doiron and Wooden Stars Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars [6]
2001 The New Pornographers Mass Romantic [7]
2002 Rufus Wainwright Poses [8]

Alternative Album of the Year (2003–present)[edit]

Year Winner(s) Album Nominees Ref.
2003 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People [9]
2004 Buck 65 Talkin' Honky Blues [10]
2005 Feist Let It Die [11]
2006 Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene [12]
2007 City and Colour Sometimes [13]
2008 Arcade Fire Neon Bible [14]
2009 The Stills Oceans Will Rise [15]
2010 Metric Fantasies [16]
2011 Arcade Fire The Suburbs [17]
2012 Dan Mangan Oh Fortune [18]


2013 Metric Synthetica [19]
2014 Arcade Fire Reflektor [20]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 1996". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 1997". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 1998". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 1999". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 2000". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 2001". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Best Alternative Album: Yearly summary: 2002". JunoAward.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Yearly summary: 2003". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Yearly summary: 2004". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Yearly summary: 2005". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Yearly summary: 2006". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Yearly summary: 2007". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Yearly summary: 2008". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Yearly summary: 2009". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Yearly summary: 2010". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Yearly summary: 2011". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Yearly summary: 2012". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Yearly summary: 2012". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Yearly summary: 2014". JunoAwards.ca. Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 30, 2014.