KSPC’S FAVORITES: Listener & Staff Poll Results!

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Last week I posted a poll asking you KSPC listeners/blog readers about some of your musical favorites of the year, and since then I’ve been pulling in results via the comments here, email, and personal interview. Overall, the consensus has been that 2011 was a great year for music. Find out about the most-loved song, album, new artist, KSPC in-studio, concert, and more after the jump!

Love, your Fall 2011 KSPC Executive Staff

BEST NEW SONG

Winners: Bizness–tUnE-yArDs, Dystopia–YACHT, Black Night–The Dodos

Other favorites: Don’t Fuss with my Money–Penguin Prison (WARNING: NSFW version), WHALE–Yellow Ostrich, various tracks from Real Estate’s Days

BEST NEW ALBUM

Winners: Kaputt–Destroyer, Mikal Cronin (s/t), w h o k i l l–tUnE-yArDs

Runners-up (tied): Strange Mercy–St. Vincent, Black Up–Shabazz Palaces, James Blake (s/t), Sleep Talk–Shannon & the Clams, The Mistress–Yellow Ostrich

Other favorites: The Head and the Heart (s/t), Gardens & Villa (s/t), Parallax–Atlas Sound, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (s/t), No Color–The Dodos

BEST KSPC-PRESENTED SHOW

Winner: largely uncontested–Mikal Cronin at the Wash 12/02

Runners-up: TOKiMONSTA and Gavin Turek at Art After Hours 09/15 (review here); ACL, So Many Wizards, and Cosmonauts at Art After Hours 11/03

BEST SHOW ELSEWHERE

Winners: James Blake at the Music Box 09/18 (review here), tUnE-yArDs at the Music Box 11/02 (review here)
Runner-up: St. Vincent at the Music Box 10/18 (review here)

We love the Music Box!

BEST IN-STUDIO

Winners: So Many Wizards on Lost @ Sea 11/29, Kitchen Hips on Flowerhours 10/25

Other favorites: Nora and the Brights, Cab 20, Mike Luery (CBS 13 Sacramento), Bleached, Palm Reader

BEST NEW ARTIST

Winners: Mikal Cronin, Peter Pants

Other favorites: Yellow Ostrich, Lana Del Rey, Cosmonauts

ESTABLISHED ARTIST WHO JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

Winner: Ty Segall

Other favorites: Destroyer, Bill Callahan, James Blake, YACHT

FAVORITE MAINSTREAM HIT

Winner: Otis–Jay-Z and Kanye West

Other favorites: Pumped Up Kicks–Foster the People, Call Your Girlfriend–Robyn, We Found Love–Rihanna

BEST BAND THAT’S ABOUT TO BLOW UP

Winners: So Many Wizards, Yellow Ostrich

Other favorites: Gardens & Villa, War on Drugs, the mysterious Bro Tanx

MUSIC BUZZWORD OF THE YEAR

Winner: chillwave

Runners-up: witch [house], dubstep

MISCELLANEOUS/WRITE-INS

“A little worried that people are hiding generic/mediocre music behind a layer of noise or chillness. Also, hip hop is alive and well!”

Best song featured on SNL: Someone Like You–Adele

“Lana Del Rey is good. Long live Pitchfork. [expletive] Robyn.”

Best movie soundtrack: Drive

“Music was good this year. I like electronic music more now.”

Best Local Album: tie between New Psychic Denim–Cosmonauts and Princess–Geoff Geis

Photo courtesy of Erica Tyron. Budget MS Paint job courtesy of Julia Ringo.

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3 Responses to “KSPC’S FAVORITES: Listener & Staff Poll Results!”

  1. jerk
    December 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    “Lana Del Rey is good. Long live Pitchfork. [expletive] Robyn.” -an hero

  2. everyone who's anyone
    December 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    BRO TANX 4 LYF

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    [...] KSPC, the college station out in Claremont, has been awesome for as long as I can remember. But this year’s staff takes the cake! They’ve just released the results of the staff and listener “best of” polls for this year, and I’m really honored that they mentioned Princess as one of their favorite local albums from 2011. So Many Wizards also gets quite a few nods. Check it out! [...]

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