Earle, Arcade Fire and Deerhunter are the top vote-getters.
By Fred Mills
The die is cast, the votes are in, the fates have been
sealed, the furies have been roused: in the latest BLURT online poll, Justin Townes Earle and his album Harlem River Blues tops the readers’
picks for best album of 2010. Which doesn’t come as a huge surprise; Earle
tipped the scales in our annual Top 50
Albums ranking for the year, just behind our #1 pick, Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. (You can view the entire
BLURT list here.)
Earle took a solid 20% of the votes, with Arcade Fire nabbing 13%. As you can see from the poll results below, no one came even
close, with Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest getting 8% to be #3 (it was #3 on the BLURT list too) and Joanna Newsom’s Have One On Me at #4 (7%). After that it’s
really to close to call, with most of the other entries taking between three
and six percent).
See ya next year, and thanks for voting. Check out our
newest poll in the left column of the homepage: what is your New Year’s
resolution? Meanwhile, congrats to Earle – check out our recent (post-rehab) interview
with him elsewhere on the BLURT site.