2011 Listener Poll Results

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zack1 Zack Nechvatal
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Finally, the votes have been counted and we’ve revealed the results of your favorites of 2011 at our Listener Poll Gala LIVE from Craftsman Experience!

See which artists, albums, concerts, movies, and TV shows placed at the top of XRT listeners’ lists.

Best Albums
1: 21 – Adele
2: The Whole Love – Wilco
3: Ceremonials – Florence + the Machine
3: El Camino – The Black Keys
5: Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
6: Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay
7: Circuital – My Morning Jacket
8: Torches – Foster the People
9: Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes
10: The King Is Dead – The Decemberists
11: So Beautiful or So What – Paul Simon
12: The King of Limbs – Radiohead
13: Codes and Keys – Death Cab for Cutie
14: Bon Iver – Bon Iver
15: I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers
16: Thank You, Happy Birthday – Cage the Elephant
17: Ukelele Songs – Eddie Vedder
18: ON XRT: Live from the Archives, Volume 13 – Various Artists
19: Collapse Into Now – R.E.M.
20: Ashes and Fire – Ryan Adams
21: Nine Types of Light – TV on the Radio
22: All At Once – The Airborne Toxic Event
23: Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns – John Hiatt
24: Dawes – Dawes
24: Bad As Me – Tom Waits
26: Live on Ten Legs – Pearl Jam
27: Mission Bell – Amos Lee
28: The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
29: Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band
30: Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars

Best Songs
1: Rolling In The Deep – Adele
2: Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
3: Dog Days Are Over – Florence + the Machine
4: Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
5: Moneygrabber – Fitz & The Tantrums
6: The Cave – Mumford & Sons
7: The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
8: I Might – Wilco
9: Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
10: Ready to Start – Arcade Fire
11: Someone Like You – Adele
12: Down By The Water – The Decemberists
13: Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
14: We Used To Wait – Arcade Fire
15: Born Alone – Wilco
16: Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes
17: Paradise – Coldplay
18: Rumour Has It – Adele
19: Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
20: Tighten Up – The Black Keys
21: Rope – Foo Fighters
22: Walk – Foo Fighters
23: Windows Are Rolled Down – Amos Lee
24: When My Time Comes – Dawes
25: Holding On To Black Metal – My Morning Jacket

Best Concerts
1: *Arcade Fire / The National at UIC Pavilion April 22, 24-25
2: Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field July 31-August 1
3: *Lollapalooza at Grant Park August 5-7
4: *Wilco’s Chicago Residency December 12-18
5: U2 / Interpol at Soldier Field July 15
6: *Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Lakeside July 8-10
7: *My Morning Jacket at Auditorium Theatre June 17
8: Pearl Jam 20 at Alpine Valley September 3-4
9: *Florence + the Machine at Aragon June 18
10: *Elvis Costello & The Imposters at The Chicago Theatre May 15
*Indicates XRT Show

Best Movies
1: Bridesmaids
2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
3: Moneyball
4: The Muppets
5: Horrible Bosses
6: Midnight In Paris
7: Super 8
8: The Help
9: The Descendants
10: X-Men: First Class

Best TV Shows
1: Modern Family
2: 30 Rock
3: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
4: Boardwalk Empire
5: Parks And Recreation
6: The Office
7: Breaking Bad
8: The Walking Dead
9: Dexter
10: The Colbert Report

Best Venues
1: Chicago Theater
2: Metro
3: Vic Theatre
4: Lincoln Hall
5: Aragon Ballroom
6: Ravinia
7: Park West
8: House of Blues
9: Fitzgerald’s
10: Schuba’s


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