The Audities 2003 Poll Results Are In!

Audities, the home of “Insanely Great Pop” has finished compiling their 2003 poll results and here they are for your reading (and hopefully record buying) pleasure. Without further ado I present to you the unedited, straight off the Audities List compiled by Mike Bennett the:

AUDITIES 2003 TOP 20 POLL RESULTS

Well, I’m certainly not surprised as to who landed on top. I am surprised that it was such an utter landslide. Fountains Of Wayne appeared on 120 of the 173 ballots cast. And, as the high point total indicates, more often than not, in the top 10, with loads of number one votes. It was my impression that by releasing a third consecutive high quality album that Fountains Of Wayne had cemented a place amongst the all-time power pop greats. I think a lot of you would agree with that sentiment.

Yet, insanely great pop can be found in all sorts of places. This list has a nice mix of pop styles, with major label and indie artists fighting it out with each other – if you count V2 (The White Stripes’ label) as an indie, 11 of the top 20 were independent label artists. And, for the first time in seven years, hip hop not only made the top 50, it broke into the Top 20, with Outkast making a big impression on many Auditeers.

I really like this list. Thanks again to everyone who voted. This was the second highest vote total ever, which makes for, in my opinion, a stronger list overall. – Mike Bennett

1. Fountains Of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers (2039 points)
2. Pernice Brothers – Yours, Mine & Ours (815)
3. Rooney – Rooney (648)
4. The New Pornographers – The Electric Version (627)
5. The Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music (603)
6. Bleu – Redhead (539)
7. Splitsville – Incorporated (477)
8. The Thrills – So Much For The City (463)
9. The Thorns – The Thorns (448)
10. Matthew Sweet – Kimi Ga Suki * Rafu (446)
11. Jet – Get Born (418)
12. The White Stripes – Elephant (362)
13. IKE – Parallel Universe (352)
14. Outkast – The Love Below/Speakerboxx (333)
15. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (329)
16. Chris Von Sneidern – The Wild Horse (324)
17. Josh Rouse – 1972 (314)
18. Grandaddy – Sumday (306)
19. Mark Bacino – The Million Dollar Milkshake (298)
Michael Carpenter & Kings Rd. – Kingsrdworks (tie)

THE REST OF THE TOP 50
21. Belle & Sebastian (292)
22. Owsley (262)
23. Ted Leo/Pharmacists (261)
24. The Singles (250)
25. The Bangles (242)
26. The Waking Hours (239)
27. Nada Surf (232)
28. Guster (230)
29. Maple Mars (220)
30. Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings (210)
31. Postal Service (207)
32. Supergrass (198)
Rufus Wainwright (tie)
34. The Minus 5 (189)
35. The High Dials (183)
36. The Tyde (180)
37. Sparks (178)
38. The Richies (176)
39. Guided By Voices (170)
40. Ryan Adams (166)
41. Myracle Brah (161)
True Love (tie)
43. Super Furry Animals (158)
44. Steve Wynn (157)
45. Sloan (152)
46. Tiny Volcano (144)
Warren Zevon (tie)
48. Beulah (142)
49. The Darkness (141)
50. The Pillbugs (140)

If these kinds of bands interest you then subscribe to the Audities list as they were voted on by Audities members, a group that have unusually high standards when it comes to quality rock and roll.
Later.