The Best of 2011 Listener Poll was fun. It was like having an online chalkboard for folks to list their favorite albums and songs. KXT didn’t give choice in the matter: it was all listener generated.
It’s no lie the Adele fans are out there ready to vote and make sure their girl is on top! Go Team Adele. Aside from that, it’s so heartening to see local bands represent in a big way with KXT 91.7 listeners, what with Air Review, Seryn and St. Vincent landing in the top ten songs list. Go local y’all.
But what about all the OTHER bands that didn’t make the Top 10? After excluding non-2011 releases & obvious bogus entries, here are the runners up in the Best of 2011 Listener Poll.
Album runners up: Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues, Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials, Fitz and the Tantrums - Pickin’ Up The Pieces, The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow, The Orbans - When We Were Wild, Old 97s - Grand Theatre Vol. 2, Feist - Metals, Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys, Beirut - The Rip Tide, Radiohead - The King of Limbs, Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire, TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light, M83 - Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost, My Morning Jacket - Circuital, Givers - In The Light, THe Head And THe Heart - The HEad And The HEart, Sarah Jaffe - The Way Sound Leaves a Room, Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes, Calhoun - Heavy Sugar, Real Estate - Days, Jessie Frye - Fireworks Child, REM - Collapse Into Now, Foo Fighters - Wasting Light, tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L, Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
Songs runners up: M83 - Midnight City, Decemberists - Calamity Song, Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues, Adele - Rumour Has It, Ryan Adams - Lucky Now, Death Cab For Cutie - You Are A Tourist, Lana del Rey - Video Games, Mumford and Sons - The Cave, The Orbans - New Dress, Fitz & The Tantrums - Don’t Gotta Work It Out, Foster The People - Helena Beat, Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Wilco - I Might, Head And The Heart - Down In The Valley, Civil Wars - Poison And Wine, Givers - Saw You First, Old 97s - Perfume, Beirut - Santa Fe, Givers - Up Up Up, Dawes - Time Spent in Los Angeles, Jessie Frye - Like A Light, The Orbans - Like a Liar