Best New Bands Poll

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So have fun this weekend, but if you're among the hundred or so people who have been invited to participate in this year's Picked to Click "best new band" poll by editor Dylan Hicks, don't forget to write and send your ballots by Monday. (If you haven't been invited, and are a music-scene honcho who wants to take part, click that link for Dylan's email and make your case to him.) The deadline is Monday at 5:00 p.m. and I'll post my own choices that morning. (Lindsey has posted a list of her own suggestions.) Meanwhile, here are the top vote-getters from previous polls, from 1991's Walt Mink (pictured) to 2004's Olympic Hopefuls (fuck you, Olympics committee), with vote totals in parentheses. Hey, that's my old band Andromeda Strain hanging in at eighth place in 1993.

Picked to Click Winners 1991-2004

1991

Walt Mink (31)

The Loose Rails (24)

God's Favorite Band (19)

The Willie Wisely Trio (16), the Mighty Mofos (tie)

Draghounds (14)

Monster Zero (13), Rifle Sport (13)

Snapperhead (12)

T.V.B.C. (11)

Arcwelder (10), Cows (tie)

Mother's Day (9)

Jonestown, Pseudonymphs, the Mings, Dylan Hicks & Three Pesos, Dutch Oven, Superball '63, Vertigo (8)

 

1992

Hammerhead (38)

The Carpetbaggers (37)

Muskellunge (34)

Gneissmaker (18)

Mickey Finn (17)

Salbando, Cows (13)

The Pidgeonholes, Superball '63, the Loose Rails, Jonestown (12)

Walt Mink, Skeleton Ed (11)

Mint Condition, the Sycamores (10)

 

1993

Guzzard (27)

Rex Daisy (24)

The Spectors (21)

Balloon Guy, John's Black Dirt (16)

Saucer (15)

Hovercraft (13)

Dogfight (12)

Tim O'Reagan and Jim/Dave Boquist, Somethin' Smooth, Ten Cent Fun, Andromeda Strain (9)

 

1994

Lily Liver (41.5)

Low (26)

Smattering (19.5)

John Casey and the Old Pussums, Lefty Lucy (19)

Pleasure, Small Engine City (17)

Balloon Guy (16)

Bean Girl (14)

Hot Date (12.5)

Karen Therese and Jai Cafe (12)

Fauna (11.5)

Delilahs, Grows Like Topsy, the Sea, Venison, Vibro Champs (10)

 

1995

Tribe of Millions (36)

Polara (31.5)

Phull Surkle and Casino Royale (22)

February (19)

Honeydogs,  National Dynamite (16.5)

Strawdogs (14)

Rhea Valentine, Push on Junior (13)

John Ewing (12)

Vena Cava (11)

T.H.R.U.S.H. (10)

Dust Bunnies, Run Westy Run, Speedway, Interstate Judy (9)

Flipp (8.5)

Freddie Fresh [a.k.a. Freddy Fresh], G.I.V.E., Beangirl [a.k.a. Bean Girl], The Blue Up? (8)

Better off Airport (7.5)

 

[Other low-ranking 1995 notables: Deformo (7) and Abstract Pack (7)]

 

1996

12 Rods (43)

Semisonic (23.5)

National Dynamite (16)

Who Are Those Guys, Hot Karl (15)

The Kelley Deal 6000, Medium (13)

The Joint Chiefs [a.k.a. the Sensational Joint Chiefs], the Pins, Superman Curl (11)

Detroit (10.5)

Ether Bunny, Mountain Singers (9)

Dwindle (8.5)

 

1997

Brother Sun Sister Moon (49)

Sukpatch (30)

The Beatifics (25)

The Sensational Joint Chiefs (23)

Happy Apple (17)

Druel, Wheelo (14)

Accident Clearinghouse, The Short Fuses (13)

Mike Merz & the Can o' Worms (12.5)

Lifter Puller, Ninotchka, Magnatone (12)

Vaz (11)

Think Tank (10)

Dave King (et al.), Plain Jane (9)

The Sandwiches (8.5)

The Big Wu, The Buck-Fifty Boys (8)

Baby Grant Johnson, MMF (7)

Atmosphere, DJ Jesus Juice (Henry Mhoon), Terry Eason, Freedom Fighters,

The Great Depression, Lady & the Katz, The Siren Six (6)

 

1998

The Odd (20)

Love-cars (19)

So-So (18)

American Paint (17.5)

Ana Voog, The Autumn Leaves, Ousia (16)

The Minx (15)

Autonomous, Mary Nail (13)

Brits Out of America, Lunar 9, Rhyme Sayers Collective (12)

Florida (10)

Bobby Llama,

Freedom Fighters (9)

 

1999

The Mason Jennings Band (57)

Selby Tigers (33)

Plastic Constellations (29)

Jake Mandell (27)

Abstract Pack (23)

Bellwether, ÜberScenester (21)

Mark Mallman (and the Heat) (20)

Sixth Sense (18 1/3)

Tangletown (18)

Indigenous (16)

Hawaii (15 1/2)

Moveable Feast, Ouija Radio (14)

Walter Kong and the Dangermakers, American Head Charge (12)

Radar Threat, The Misfires (11)

The Hot (10 1/2)

The Dames, Escape Mechanism (10)

Landing Gear (9 1/3)

Lunar 9 (8 1/2)

Arkology, Fizzy Lifter, Truth Maze (8)

Bobby Llama, Prosthetica, Debi 7, Sliver, Dixie and the Cannibals, Salamander (7)

DJ Ts, Ninian Hawick, Drunk Drivers (6)

Olo (5 1/2)

 

2000

Astronaut Wife (44)

decembers architects (38)

The Busy Signals, Tulip Sweet & Her Trail of Tears (29)

Valet (26)

Jan (25)

Triangle (tie)

Sean Na Na/Har Mar Superstar (23)

Hidden Chord, Manplanet (16) 

Capital! Capital (15) 

Iffy (14) 

Raw Villa, Smattering (12)

The Sure Shot Brothers, Touchy Feely (9)

Flapjack, Kaos (8)

Katie Spoden, Dred I Dread, Flim Flam Man, Skye Klad, Superhopper (8)

Keller Brothers, Arson Welles, Houston (7)

Inside Straight Blues Band, Vaz, Terraplane, End Transmission, Heiruspecs, The Hot (6)

 

2001

Faux Jean (43) 

Work of Saws (35) 

Alva Star (31) 

The Fog (26) 

Cropduster, Kid Dakota, Song of Zarathustra (20)

Poor Line Condition (18)

The Dames (17)

American Monsters, Black Eyed Snakes (14)

Jonas (13)

Suki Takahashi (11)

Iffy (10)

Buss. Jan, Sandman, Oddjobs, Ol' Yeller, the Waves (9)

The Psychedelicates (8) 

The Crush, Tin Porter (7.5)

Animals Expert at Hankering, Heiruspecs, Howlin' Andy Hound, the Mike Brady Trio, Jamie Ness, Satan on the Loose (7)

Silent Iris (6.5)

Grickle Grass, If Thousands, the Malachi Constant, Nationale, Sweet J.A.P., Volante (6)

 

2002

The Soviettes (35 points)

Dosh (31)

Ashtray Hearts, Sweet J.A.P. (22)

Fog (21)

The C.O.R.E. (17)

Signal to Trust, Vicious Vicious, A Whisper in the Noise (15)

Divorcee, Redstart (14)

Askeleton, Michael Yonkers (12)

Kentucky Gag Order, Ourmine, The Psychedelicates (11)

Exercise, Falcon Crest, Honeymoon Shockers, The Owls, Tiki Obmar (10)

 

2003

Monarques (69)

Haley Bonar (49)

Revolver Modèle (37)

Brother Ali (36)

Mike Gunther (35)

So Fox (24.5)

Bridge Club (20)

Ice-Rod (19)

Big Ditch Road, First Prize Killers, Tiki Obmar (17)

Luke's Angels (16)

 

2004
Olympic Hopefuls (90)
P.O.S./Doomtree (49)
Melodious Owl (48)
Spaghetti Wester, Thunder in the Valley (39)
Die Electric, Zebulon Pike (34)
Romantica (27)
Big Quarters,
Halloween, Alaska (23)
Missing Number (18)
The Belles of Skin City (17)
Traditional Methods (16)

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