Best Music of 2013

Readers’ Poll 2013: The Results

on December 30, 2013, 11:30am
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AR13 readers poll

Earlier this month, we asked our readers to submit their own annual report and select the year’s best albums, songs, band, artist, live act, music festival, and rookie. We’ve received over 1,000 ballots, and today we’re pleased to share the results.

Band of the Year

arcade fire 2013

Who Did We Pick?

Arcade Fire

Who Did You Pick?

01. Arcade Fire
02. Vampire Weekend
03. The National
04. Daft Punk
05. Queens of the Stone Age

Results: Arcade Fire (19%), Vampire Weekend (11.3%), The National (7.1%), Daft Punk (6.2%),  Queens of the Stone Age (5.8%)

Artist of the Year

kanye yeezus

Who Did We Pick?

Kanye West

Who Did You Pick?

01. Kanye West
02. Lorde
03. Justin Timberlake
04. Trent Reznor
05. David Bowie

Results: Kanye West (22.5%), Lorde (5.2%), Justin Timberlake (4%), Trent Reznor (3.9%), Queens of the Stone Age (3.4%)

Live Acts of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

Kanye West, HAIM, Queens of the Stone Age, Janelle Monáe, and Phoenix

Who Did You Pick?

01. Kanye West
02. Nine Inch Nails
03. Arcade Fire
04. Savages
05. Pearl Jam

Results: Kanye West (6.8%), Nine Inch Nails (5.9%), Arcade Fire (5.4%), Savages (4.5%), Pearl Jam (3.7%)

Festival of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

Bonnaroo

Who Did You Pick?

01. Coachella
02. Bonnaroo
03. Lollapalooza
04. South by Southwest
05. Pitchfork Music Festival

Results: Coachella (14.1%), Bonnaroo (11.5%), Lollapalooza (6%), SXSW (5.5%), Pitchfork (3.1%)

Rookie of the Year

chvrchesfeat1 Readers Poll 2013: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

HAIM

Who Did You Pick?

01. CHVRCHES
02. Chance the Rapper
02. HAIM
04. Lorde
05. Savages

Results: CHVRCHES (15.3%), Chance the Rapper (10.2%), HAIM (10.2%), Lorde (8.7%), Savages (4.7%)

Videos of the Year

Who Did We Pick?

01. Bob Dylan – “Like a Rolling Stone”
02. Seth Rogen and James Franco – “Bound 3″
03. FIDLAR – “Cocaine”
04. Mumford and Sons – “Hopeless Wanderer”
05. David Bowie – “Love Is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich James Murphy Remix)

Who Did You Pick?

01. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”
02. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
03. Bob Dylan – “Like A Rolling Stone”
04. Seth Rogen and James Franco – “Bound 3”
05. Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”

Results: “Blurred Lines” (3.7%), “Reflektor” (2.4%), “Like a Rolling Stone” (1.7%), “Bound 3” (1.3%), “Diane Young” (1%)

Songs of the Year

daft punk get lucky

Who Did We Pick?

01. Lorde – “Royals”
02. Kurt Vile – “Wakin on a Pretty Day”
03. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
04. Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) – “Get Lucky”
05. Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula”

Who Did You Pick?

01. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”
02. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
03. Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
04. Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
05. Lorde – “Royals”

Results: “Get Lucky” (16%), “Reflektor” (15.4%), “Afterlife” (12%), “Black Skinhead” (8.5%), “Royals” (7.9%)

Albums of the Year

reflektorac Readers Poll 2013: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

01. Kanye West – Yeezus
02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
03. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
04. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
05. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Who Did You Pick?

01. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
02. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
03. Kanye West – Yeezus
04. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
05. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Results: Reflektor (11.5%), Modern Vampires of the City (10.5%), Yeezus (9.9%), …Like Clockwork (5.9%), Trouble Will Find Me (4.5%)

Late Night Performances of the Year

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What Did We Pick?

01. Deerhunter on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
02. Janelle Monáe on Late Show with David Letterman
02. Kanye West on Saturday Night Live
04. Prince on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
05. Thom Yorke on The Jonathan Ross Show

What Did You Pick?

01. Deerhunter on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
02. Kanye West on Saturday Night Live
03. Arcade Fire on Saturday Night Live
04. HAIM on Saturday Night Live
05. Kanye West on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Results: Deerhunter (8.3%), Kanye SNL (4.3%), Arcade Fire (3.8%), HAIM (3.5%), Kanye Fallon (3.0%)

Reunion of the Year

neutral milk hotel Readers Poll 2013: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

The Replacements

Who Did You Pick?

01. Neutral Milk Hotel
02. The Replacements
03. My Bloody Valentine
04. The Postal Service
05. Nine Inch Nails

Results: Neutral Milk Hotel (25%), The Replacements (11.4%), My Bloody Valentine (7.5%), The Postal Service (3.1%), Nine Inch Nails (1.4%)

Most Anticipated Act For 2014

outkast Readers Poll 2013: The Results

01. Outkast
02. Beck
03. Foo Fighters
04. Broken Bells
05. U2

Results: Outkast (29.3%), Beck (8.6%), Foo Fighters (2.4%), Broken Bells (1.8%), U2 (1.7%)

Most Frustrating Act in Music

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Who Did You Pick?

01. Kanye West
02. Daft Punk
03. Death Grips
04. Miley Cyrus
05. Arcade Fire

Results: Kanye West (7.7%), Daft Punk (7.6%), Death Grips (4.8%), Miley Cyrus (4.7%), Arcade Fire (2.7%)

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