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Readers’ Poll 2015: The Results

Fact: We still have lots and lots and lots in common with you

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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. After spending hours with the ballots, and then tearing our heads off, we’re now pleased to share the results. Spoiler alert: Despite the mutual animosity, we still have a lot in common with our devoted readership.

Read ahead…

Band of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

Tame Impala

Who Did You Pick?

01. Tame Impala
02. Alabama Shakes
03. Beach House
04. Sleater-Kinney
05. Deafheaven

Artist of the Year

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Photo by David Brendan Hall

Who Did We Pick?

Kendrick Lamar

Who Did You Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar
02. Sufjan Stevens
03. Grimes
04. Father John Misty
05. Courtney Barnett

Live Acts of the Year

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Photo by Ben Kaye

Who Did We Pick?

Sufjan Stevens, Florence + The Machine, Taylor Swift, D’Angelo and the Vanguard, and Chance the Rapper

Who Did You Pick?

01. Sufjan Stevens
02. Florence + The Machine
03. Kendrick Lamar
04. Tame Impala
05. Father John Misty

Festival of the Year

Coachella

What Did We Pick?

Newport Folk Festival

What Did You Pick?

01. Coachella
02. Bonnaroo
03. Pitchfork
04. Lollapalooza
05. Primavera

Rookie of the Year

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Photo by Philip Cosores

Who Did We Pick?

Vince Staples

Who Did You Pick?

01. Courtney Barnett
02. Vince Staples
03. Tobias Jesso Jr.
04. Natalie Prass
05. The Districts

Videos of the Year

Who Did We Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
02. Drake – “Hotline Bling”
03. FIDLAR – “40 oz on Repeat”
04. Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
05. Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Really Like You”

Who Did You Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
02. Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
03. David Bowie – “Blackstar”
04. Grimes – “Flesh Without Blood”
05. FKA twigs – “M3LL155X”

Songs of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
02. Tame Impala – “Let It Happen”
03. Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan – “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)”
04. Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin'”
05. Grimes – “Realiti”

Who Did You Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
02. Tame Impala – “Let It Happen”
03. Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”
04. Jamie xx – “Loud Places”
05. Grimes – “Realiti”

Albums of the Year

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What Did We Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
02. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
03. Grimes – Art Angels
04. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
05. Tame Impala – Currents

What Did You Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
02. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
03. Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
04. Tame Impala – Currents
05. Grimes – Art Angels

Late Night Performances of the Year

What Did You Pick?

01. Kendrick Lamar on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
02. Chance The Rapper on Saturday Night Live
03. Run the Jewels on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
04. Alabama Shakes on Saturday Night Live
05. Adele on Saturday Night Live

Reunion of the Year

Sleater-Kinney

Who Did We Pick?

Sleater-Kinney

Who Did You Pick?

01. Sleater-Kinney
02. Ride
03. Blur
04. LCD Soundsystem
05. The Libertines

Most Anticipated Act For 2016

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01. Radiohead
02. Frank Ocean
03. Kanye West
04. Animal Collective
05. LCD Soundsystem

Most Frustrating Thing in Music

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Who/What Did You Pick?
01. Outrage culture
02. Drake
03. Kanye West
04. Taylor Swift
05. Streaming music


Comedian of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

Aziz Ansari

Who Did You Pick?

Aziz Ansari

Performance of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

Michael Shannon for 99 Homes

Who Did You Pick?

Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

Filmmaker of the Year

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Who Did We Pick?

George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road

Who Did You Pick?

George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road

Films of the Year

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What Did We Pick?

01. Mad Max: Fury Road
02. The Look of Silence
03. Inside Out
04. Sicario
05. The Revenant

What Did You Pick?

01. Mad Max: Fury Road
02. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
03. Inside Out
04. Ex Machina
05. Spotlight

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