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
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.