2016 XRT Listener Poll Results


 
Best Concert

10. The Avett Brothers at Chicago Theatre 4/21-4/23
9. Dead & Company at Alpine Valley 7/9-7/10
8. Sting & Peter Gabrieal at United Center 7/9
7. Phish at Wrigley Field 6/24-6/25
6. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Mavis Staples at XRT BIG Holiday Concert at Chicago Theatre 12/7
5. The Cure at UIC Pavilion 6/10-6/11
4. Lollapalooza at Grant Park 7/28-8/2
3. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at United Center 8/28
2. Wilco & Twin Peaks at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park 8/21
1. Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field 8/20 & 8/22

Best Local Artist

10. Steepwater Band
9. The Way Down Wanderers
8. Chicago Farmer
7. Sidewalk Chalk
6. Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
5. Old Shoe
4. Michael McDermott
3. Mr. Blotto
2. Whitney
1. Twin Peaks

Best Venue

10. Fitzgerald’s
9. Concord Music Hall
8. City Winery
7. Vic Theatre
6. Metro
5. Chicago Theatre
4. Schubas
3. SPACE / Evanston
2. Lincoln Hall
1. Thalia Hall

Rookie Of The Year

10. The Marcus King Band
9. The Growlers
8. Børns
7. Cloud Nothings
6. Lydia Loveless
5. Joseph
4. Barns Courtney
3. Twin Peaks
2. Whitney
1. The Record Company

Best Song

20. Green Day – “Still Breathing”
19. Band Of Horses – “In A Drawer”
18. The Lumineers – “Ophelia”
17. Leon Bridges – “Smooth Sailing”
16. Wilco – “If I Ever Was A Child”
15. Catfish & The Bottlemen – “Soundcheck”
14. Jason Isbell – “24 Frames”
13. Radiohead – “Burn The Witch”
12. Head and the Heart – “All We Ever Knew”
11. Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”
10. The Strumbellas – “Spirits”
9. Band Of Horses – “Casual Party”
8. Cage The Elephant – “Trouble”
7. The Lumineers – “Cleopatra”
6. The Record Company – “Rita Mae Young”
5. The Avett Brothers – “Ain’t No Man”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Dark Necessities”
3. David Bowie – “Lazarus”
2. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “S.O.B.”
T-1. The Record Company – “Off The Ground”
T-1. Beck – “Wow”

Best Album

20. Twin Peaks – Down In Heaven
19. Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
18. Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
17. The Revivalists – Men Amongst Mountains
16. Catfish & The Bottlemen – Ride
15. Kings Of Leon – Walls
14. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By
13. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
12. The Avett Brothers – True Sadness
11. Dawes – We’re All Gonna Die
T-10. Band Of Horses – Why Are You OK
T-10. The Head and the Heart – Signs Of Light
9. Green Day – Revolution Radio
8. Cage The Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
6. The Lumineers – Cleopatra
5. The Record Company – Give It Back To You
4. The Rolling Stones – Blue and Lonesome
3. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Wilco – Schmilco
1. David Bowie – Blackstar


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