Friday, April 20, 2012

Top Artists Of All Time: Division 6-Indie

Hey, it's week 6 for the Top Artists Of All Time. Time to see which 8 artists move on the semi-finals. Out of 20 voters, 16 (80%) cast ballots for Division 6: Indie. Each Friday, station to station is showcasing the top artists of all time. A panel of voters cast votes for their 6 favorite artists in a genre. Here's this week's results. Out of the 32 artists, 26 received at least one vote. 7 different artists received at least one first place vote.

Arcade Fire takes the top spot with 11 votes, 5 first place votes and takes over 5th place on the overall standings board. Beck did well taking 2nd place with a good amount of points as did They Might Be Giants. Spoon, Morrissey, Pavement, The Raconteurs and The Strokes all got enough points and votes to complete The Indie 8. A few people commented how hard it was to vote this week and a couple people said it was a weak division without some obvious heavy hitters missing. They'll be along eventually in other divisions. I'm just bummed Built To Spill and Belle and Sebastian came in 9th and 10th. Belle & Sebastian is one of my favorites from last fifteen years. But it's a good looking 8, nonetheless.

You can keep up with The Top Artists Of All Time (32 artists, 32 Genres) by clicking the tab at the top of the home page to see who's moving on to the semi-final round of 256. Below are The Top 8 artists from the Indie  Division (with total points and votes received) the artists who just missed or had votes cast, and the ballots randomly placed at the bottom. Thanks again for the votes!  
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Division 6: Indie (16 Ballots)
Top 8  (Points and Votes)
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1. Arcade Fire 52.5 (11)
Key Albums: Funeral, Neon Bible, The Suburbs
5 Essential Tracks: Wake Up, Rebellion (Lies), Keep The Car Running, Ready To Start, Month Of May
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2. Beck 43 (10)
Key Albums: Mellow Gold, Odelay, Midnite Vultures, Sea Change
5 Essential Tracks: Loser, Where It's At, Devil's Haircut, Lost Cause, E-Pro
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3. They Might Be Giants 27.5 (8)
Key Albums: They Might Be Giants, Lincoln, Flood
5 Essential Tracks: Don't Let's Start, Ana Ng, Birdhouse In Your Soul, Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Dr. Worm
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4. Spoon 20.5 (7)
Key Albums: Girls Can Tell, Kill The Moonlight, Gimme Fiction, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5 Essential Tracks: Everything Hits At Once, The Way We Get By, I Turn My Camera On, The Underdog, You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
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5. Morrissey 19 (5)
Key Albums: Viva Hate, Vauxhall And I, You Are The Quarry
5 Essential Tracks: Sudehead, Everyday Is Like Sunday, Tomorrow, The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get, First Of The Gang To Die
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6. Pavement 18 (5)
Key Albums: Slanted And Enchanted, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, Wowee Zowee
5 Essential Tracks: Summer Babe, Gold Soundz, Cut Your Hair, Rattled By The Rush, Shady Lane

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7. The Raconteurs 17 (5)
Key Albums: Broken Boy Soldiers, Consolers Of The Lonely
5 Essential Tracks: Steady As She Goes, Intimate Secretary, Blue Veins, Salute Your Solution, These Stones Will Shout
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8. The Strokes 15.5 (5)
Key Albums: Is This It?, Room On Fire
5 Essential Tracks: Last Night, Hard To Explain, 12:51, The End Has No End, Undercover Of Darkness
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Missed The Cut (Total Points and Number Of Votes Cast):
Built To Spill 14 (3), Belle and Sebastian 13 (4), Modest Mouse 12 (4), Vampire Weekend 11.5 (4), OK Go 11 (3), PJ Harvey 10.5 (3), The National 7 (2), The Afghan Whigs 7 (2), Fountains Of Wayne 6 (2), Elliott Smith 6 (2), The New Pornographers 6 (2), Liz Phair 5 (3), Interpol 5 (1), Arctic Monkeys 4 (1), Sufjan Stevens 2 (1), Feist 1 (1), The Hives 1 (1), The Shins 1 (1)

No Votes:
Archers Of Loaf, eels, Grizzly Bear, Peter, Bjorn & John, The Cardigans, The Walkmen 

Ballots:
1- 1. Arcade Fire 2. The Afghan Whigs 3. Spoon 4. Built To Spill 5. Pavement 6. Fountains Of Wayne
2- 1. The National 2. Arcade Fire 3. Morrissey 4. Spoon 5. Beck 6. Feist
3- 1. Arcade Fire 2. The Strokes 3. OK Go 4. Beck 5. The Raconteurs 6. The Hives
4- 1. They Might Be Giants 2. Beck 3. PJ Harvey 4. The Raconteurs 5. Liz Phair 6. Modest Mouse
5- 1. Beck 2. OK Go 3. Arcade Fire 4. The Raconteurs 5. Sufjan Stevens 6. They Might Be Giants 
6- 1. Built To Spill 2. Interpol 3. Modest Mouse 4. Elliot Smith 5. Pavement 6. Spoon
7- 1. Pavement 2. Modest Mouse 3. Morrissey 4. PJ Harvey 5. The Afghan Whigs 6. Vampire Weekend
8- 1. Arcade Fire 2. They Might Be Giants 3. Beck 4. Morrissey 5. Liz Phair 6. The Strokes 
9- 1. Beck 2. Fountains Of Wayne 3. They Might Be Giants 4. Arcade Fire 5. OK Go 6. Vampire Weekend
10- 1. Arcade Fire 2. The Strokes 3. Beck 4. Belle and Sebastian 5. Pavement 6. The National
11- 1. Vampire Weekend 2. Belle and Sebastian 3. Arctic Monkeys 4. Morrissey 5. Beck 6. They Might Be Giants
12- 1. Arcade Fire 2. Morrissey 3. The New Pornographers 4. Spoon 5. Belle and Sebastian 6. The Strokes
13- 1. Pavement 2. Beck 3. Arcade Fire 4. Belle and Sebastian 5. Spoon 6. The Shins
14- 1. They Might Be Giants 2. The Raconteurs 3. Spoon 4. Elliot Smith 5. The New Pornographers 6. Liz Phair
15- (No Order) Arcade Fire, PJ Harvey, Spoon, The Strokes, They Might Be Giants, Vampire Weekend
16- 1. Beck 2. Built To Spill 3. The Raconteurs 4. Arcade Fire 5. Modest Mouse 6. They Might Be Giants

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