Weeping Elvis’ Favorite Albums of 2010

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So after mulling thru the mass of “reply alls” several times, tallying all votes twice and taking the hanging chads here is what we have. With many getting the same number of votes we end up with a list of 26…random I know but hey… so is this group!

1) The Arcade Fire – Suburbs…(nosed out #2 by ONE vote)

2) The Black Keys – Brothers

3-4 tie) The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever

The National – High Violet

5-6 tie) LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening

Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More

7) Band of Horses – Infinite Arms

8-9-10-11 tie) Sleigh Bells – Treats

Beach House – Teen Dreams

The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards

Broken Bells – Broken Bells

12-13-14 tie) Foals – Total Life Together

Robert Plant – Band of Joy

Drive By Truckers – The Big To Do

15-26 all tied) Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

Tame Impala – Inner Speaker

Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown

Neil Young – Le Noise

The Walkmen – Lisbon

Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song

Johnny Cash – American VI

Superchunk – Majesty Shredding

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way

Massive Attack – Heligoland

Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

Gaslight Anthem – American Slang


Non-biased observations:
Given this groups penchant for this type of music and how much it was talked about, Yeasayer’s Odd Blood found few votes.

How many bands are there with the word “girl” in their name? In this poll alone there were votes for Girls, Girl Talk, Dum Dum Girls and Girl Trouble.

While Kanye and Cee-Lo recieved a couple of votes each, no hip-hop or rap act made the list. One might have thought Das Racist would have been popular with this group but not so.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were the lone R and B rep…well that is depending on how you catagorize The Black Keys.

Robert Plant, Neil Young and The Man In Black’s appearances in this poll say that, to at least this group, old dudes…even dead ones can still be relevant. Wait…does James Murphy count as Old?…he might say so.

While only receiving only 2 votes, Vampire Weekend seemed to incite the most debate…let it rage on.

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Clem emerged from the underbelly of NashVegas where he began his love of ALL things musical. College found him in the commercial music program at the University of Miami where he actually learned what the hell he was doing. New York was next and whether he “made it there” is still up for debate. From playing in the honky-tonks of Nashville and the dance clubs of Miami to Broadway and theatrical stages around the country, to Carnegie Hall (while practicing one day somebody told him how to get there) and the recording studios of New York and L.A., Clem’s variety of musical experience has transcended the boundaries of genre. He owns a production company, lectures on music in colleges across the country and is on the visiting faculty of Elon Univ. He has a port-o-johns named after him at Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza.