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Readers’ Poll 2014: The Results

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Last month, we asked our readers to submit their own annual report and select the best of the year in both music and film. We received over 5,000 ballots, and today we’re pleased to share the results. Spoiler alert: We’ve got a lot in common with our devoted readership.

Band of the Year

the war on drugs Readers’ Poll 2014: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

The War on Drugs

Who Did You Pick?

01. The War on Drugs
02. U2
03. Future Islands
04. Swans
05. Spoon

Artist of the Year

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Photo by Amanda Koellner

Who Did We Pick?

Run the Jewels

Who Did You Pick?

01. Jack White
02. St. Vincent
03. Mac DeMarco
04. FKA twigs
05. Sharon Van Etten

Live Acts of the Year

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Photo by Philip Cosores

Who Did We Pick?

St. Vincent, Darkside, Katy Perry, Future Islands, and Jack White

Who Did You Pick?

01. Arcade Fire
02. Jack White
03. St. Vincent
04. Future Islands
05. OutKast

Festival of the Year

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Photo by Amanda Koellner

What Did We Pick?

Governors Ball

What Did You Pick?

01. Bonnaroo
02. Coachella
03. Lollapalooza
04. Pitchfork
05. Governors Ball

Rookie of the Year

FKA twigs

Photo by Kris Lenz

Who Did We Pick?

FKA twigs

Who Did You Pick?

01. FKA twigs
02. Alvvays
03. Ought
04. Royal Blood
05. The Districts

Videos of the Year

Who Did We Pick?

01. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
02. Sia – “Chandelier”
03. Action Bronson – “Easy Rider”
04. Perfume Genius – “Queen”
05. St. Vincent – “Digital Witness”

Who Did You Pick?

01. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
02. St. Vincent – “Digital Witness”
03. Sia – “Chandelier”
04. Kendrick Lamar – “i”
05. Perfume Genius – “Queen”

Songs of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

01. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
02. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”
03. Against Me! – “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”
04. Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”
05. Sia – “Chandelier”

Who Did You Pick?

01. Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
02. The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”
03. FKA twigs – “Two Weeks”
04. St. Vincent – “Digital Witness”
05. Cloud Nothings – “I’m Not Part of Me”

Albums of the Year

warondrugs dream Readers’ Poll 2014: The Results

What Did We Pick?

01. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
02. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
03. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
04. Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
05. Caribou – Our Love

What Did You Pick?

01. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
02. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
03. St. Vincent – St. Vincent
04. Spoon – They Want My Soul
05. Sun Kil Moon – Benji

Late Night Performances of the Year

What Did We Pick?

01. Future Islands on The Late Show with David Letterman
02. Kendrick Lamar on The Colbert Report
03. Father John Misty on Late Show with David Letterman 
04. Kendrick Lamar on Saturday Night Live
05. Ty Segall on Conan

What Did You Pick?

01. Future Islands on The Late Show with David Letterman
02. Foo Fighters on The Late Show with David Letterman
03. The Orwells on The Late Show with David Letterman
04. St. Vincent on Saturday Night Live
05. FKA twigs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Reunion of the Year

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Photo by Joshua Mellin

Who Did We Pick?

Slowdive

Who Did You Pick?

01. OutKast
02. The Replacements
03. Slowdive
04. Neutral Milk Hotel
05. Sleater-Kinney

Most Anticipated Act For 2015

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01. Radiohead
02. Kanye West
03. Ride
04. Sleater-Kinney
05. Frank Ocean

Most Frustrating Act in Music

sun kil moon 14 Readers’ Poll 2014: The Results

Who Did You Pick?

01. Mark Kozelek
02. Iggy Azalea
03. U2
04. Taylor Swift
05. Billy Corgan

Comedian of the Year

hannibal buress Readers’ Poll 2014: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

Cameron Esposito

Who Did You Pick?

Hannibal Buress

Performance of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

Jenny Slate for Obvious Child

Who Did You Pick?

Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler

Filmmaker of the Year

richard linklater Readers’ Poll 2014: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler

Who Did You Pick?

Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Films of the Year

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What Did We Pick?

01. Under the Skin
02. Nightcrawler
03. Boyhood
04. Whiplash
05. The Grand Budapest Hotel

What Did You Pick?

01. Boyhood
02. Interstellar
03. Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
04. The Grand Budapest Hotel
05. Gone Girl

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