Mojo Readers Poll — The best of the rest

11 02 2009

Artist/Band Of The Year

1. Fleet Foxes
2. Elbow
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
4. Paul Weller
5. Bon Iver
6. Radiohead
7. Leonard Cohen
8. The Hold Steady
9. Last Shadow Puppets
10. Oasis

Reissue Of The Year

1. Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (Sony/Legacy)
2. New Order – Deluxe Edition reissues (Rhino)
3. Bob Dylan – Tell Tale Signs (Columbia)
4. Various – The Complete Motown Singles Vol 8 (Universal)
5. Buzzcocks – EMI reissue series (EMI)
6. Various – Theme Time With Your Host Bob Dylan (Ace)
7. Robert Wyatt – Domino reissue series (Domino)
8. Various – Take Me To the River: A Southern Soul Story (Ace)
9. Kevin Ayers – Songs For Insane Times (Harvest/EMI)
10. Echo And The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain (deluxe edition) (Rhino)

Best Newcomer

1. Fleet Foxes
2. Bon Iver
3. Vampire Weekend
4. Glasvegas
5. Last Shadow Puppets
6. Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed And The True Loves
7. MGMT
8. Duffy
9. Pete Molinari
10. Fucked Up

Event Of The Year

1. Barack Obama’s election victory
2. Glastonbury Festival 2008
3. Leonard Cohen’s return
4. The Specials reform
5. AC/DC return
6. Green Man festival
7. Guns N’Roses release Chinese Democracy
8. The death of the record shop
9. Banks in crisis
10. Bestival

Non-event Of The Year

1. Guns N’Roses release Chinese Democracy
2. The credit crunch
3. No Led Zeppelin reunion
4. Johnny Rotten advertises butter
5. Sachs-gate

Unsung Hero

1. Barack Obama
2. Rick Wright
3. Bo Diddley
4. Jerry Wexler
5. Jay-Z

Best DVD

1. Control (Momentum Pictures)
2. CSN&Y: Déjà Vu (Metrodome)
3. All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music (Voiceprint)
4. Sam And Dave: The Original Soul Men (Historic Music/Universal)
5. Sigur Rós: Heima (EMI)

Best Book

1. John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman (Harper Collins)
2. Renegade: The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith by Mark E. Smith with Austin Collings (Viking)
3. Slash: The Autobiography by Slash with Antony Bozza (Harper Collins)
4. Bumping Into Geniuses by Danny Goldberg (Gotham)
5. New York Dolls: the Photographs Of Bob Gruen by Bob Gruen (Abrams)

Best Live Act

1. Radiohead
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Fleet Foxes
5. The Hold Steady
6. Leonard Cohen
7. Kings Of Leon
8. Paul Weller
9. Metallica
10. Seasick Steve
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Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue is fantastic. I’m going to tackle that in the next few days, but there’s so much to that album I feel overwhelmed by it.
Once again, good to see Oasis getting some good pub.

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