Despite it being June, today's the day Indie Music MAYhem truly comes to a close. Our epic two-month review of all the big May releases wouldn't be complete, nor would it be valid, without the allowance of a public mandate. And lo, the public did sound off, and here's what we have:
1 (3%) - Heaven Is Whenever by The Hold Steady
5 (16%) - Forgiveness Rock Record by Broken Social Scene
3 (10%) - Together by The New Pornographers
10 (33%) - High Violet by The National
5 (16%) - So Runs the World Away by Josh Ritter
2 (6%) - Infinite Arms by Band of Horses
4 (13%) - None of the above
Despite at least some support for each entry, it was never that close. The National's moody opus garnered twice as many votes as the next closest contenders, those being BSS's Forgiveness Rock Record and Josh Ritter's So Runs the World Away. 4 voters scoffed at my choices, no doubt favoring the Black Keys or Phosphorescent above my six. Who can blame them? Both should have probably been included.
Thanks as always for voting, and look for a new poll to spring up in the next few days.
Oh, and I can't believe only one of you knuckleheads voted for the Hold Steady!