I've got a whole city to hold down

February 03, 2004

Envelope Please

The results are in for the Chicagomuzik listserv's year-end poll. The top 10: 1. Shins, 2. Ted Leo, 3. White Stripes, 4. New Pornographers, 5. Wrens, 6. OutKast, 7. Long Winters, 8. Grandaddy, 9. M. Ward, 10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.

Top finishers among local albums were Songs:Ohia's "Magnolia Electric Co.," the Fruit Bats' "Mouthfuls," and the Fiery Furnaces' "Gallowsbird's Bark."

The poll's 11 voters declined to comment on rumors that each celebrated the results by growing a beard.