Not unlike all of our lists, the entrants for our Reader Poll were all over the place. There were 28 different albums that received multiple votes, and 114 different albums were nominated overall. We’re only listing the ones with multiple votes, and there were 11 that received more than 2 votes. Surprisingly, the album that received the most votes in the Reader Poll didn’t receive any votes on any of our writers lists, which shows the volatility (futility) of these types of exercises.
Thank you to everyone who participated, and while we’re still getting the packages of goodies together for the winning parties, you can rest assured, Megan Mason and Joey Conway, that you’ll be getting some goods at some point. We will need to know where to send the stuff, so make sure you get in touch with us to make it happen.
Happy Holidays everyone, and thanks for reading over the past 12 months, or 24 months, or nearly 36 months at this point. Here’s to 2012!
Fleet Foxes // Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes // Grown Ocean [mp3] from Helplessness Blues
Bon Iver // Bon Iver
Bon Iver // Calgary [mp3] from Bon Iver
tUnE-yArDs // w h o k i l l
tUnE-yArDs // Bizness [mp3] from w h o k i l l
The Antlers // Burst Apart
Kurt Vile // Smoke Ring For My Halo
Kurt Vile // In My Time [mp3] from Smoke Ring For My Halo
Real Estate // Days
Real Estate // Green Aisles [mp3] from Days
Shabazz Palaces // Black Up
Shabazz Palaces // Swerve… The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding) [mp3] from Black Up
St. Vincent // Strange Mercy
St. Vincent // Surgeon [mp3] from Strange Mercy
Girls // Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Girls // Vomit [mp3] from Father, Son, Holy Ghost
James Blake // James Blake
PJ Harvey // Let England Shake
Multiple votes: Atlas Sound, Cass McCombs, Chris Bathgate, M83, Middle Brother, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Portugal. The Man, The Roots, The Shivers, Smith Westerns, Tom Waits, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, The Weeknd, Wye Oak, Youth Lagoon, Yuck