This is one our favorite posts of the year. We get to tally up the results of our annual readers' poll and share them with you wonderful people.
Japandroids' Celebration Rock came out the clear winner this year in the top album category. Local folk band Bowerbirds came out on top in the top song category with "Tuck the Darkness In" (their album The Clearing also came in at number three on the albums list). And last but not least, Hiss Golden Messenger's fantastic set at the Fletcher Opera House during the Hopscotch Music Festival was you guys' favorite show.
Check out the full results below and our own personal lists HERE and HERE. Happy holidays!
1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
2. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
3. Bowerbirds - The Clearing
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
5. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
6. Tame Impala - Lonerism
7. Spider Bags - Shake Your Head
8. the Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
9. Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse
10. Bob Mould - Silver Age
1. Bowerbirds - "Tuck the Darkness In"
2. Sharon Van Etten - "Serpents'
3. Father John Misty - "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"
4. Alabama Shakes - "Hold On"
5. Spider Bags - "Simona La Ramona"
6. Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Getting Back Together"
7. The Lumineers - "Stubborn Love"
8. Crocodiles - "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)"
9. Grimes - "Oblivion"
10. Perfume Genius - "Dark Parts"
1. Hiss Golden Messenger @ Fletcher Opera House (Sept. 7 - Hopscotch)
2. My Morning Jacket w/ Band of Horses @ Raleigh Amphitheater (Aug. 26)
3. Father John Misty @ Cat's Cradle (Oct. 19)
4. Screaming Females @ Lincoln Theatre (Sept. 6 - Hopscotch)
5. Spider Bags, Cheater Slicks, Hacienda, Last Year's Men, Flesh Wounds & The Wigg Report @ Slim's (Sept. 7 - Hopscotch day party)