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Indie Rock Hotties of 2007

(The links take you to the source)

Mr. Indie Rock

After last year, we began to think Stereogum patron saint Sufjan Stevens would have a lock on this category forevermore. But a year of garage rock and no wings changes things: the Mr. Indie Rock fixture ceded his crown to an upstart swooner, the oh so silent Swedish crooner Jens Lekman. Feist may have won her Gummy tiara in a landslide, but things were much closer on the Prom King side: Jens, Kevin Barnes, and Zach Condon were all incredibly close at the top spots. It could've gone either way. And the Mr. Indie votes were greatly divided along age lines: Zach was tops for those in their teens, Jens for those in their 20s, and Britt for those in their 30s! What's next, Thurston for the 40s, Jagger for the 60s? For the ladies, though, votes were relatively stable across the generations. (For the record, Zach is the ladies' choice.) Also, by the demo breakdown: Dudes love Thom Yorke. Ladies, not nearly as much.

An ONTD Honourable mention: Sondre Lerche.

50 Naeem Juwon (Spank Rock)

49 Eddie Argos (Art Brut)
48 Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear)
47 Carl Newman (The New Pornographers)
46 Rufus Wainwright
45 James Mercer (The Shins)
44 Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)
43 Morrissey
42 Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley)
41 Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
40 Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
39 Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
38 Will Oldham
37 Kele Okereke (Bloc Party)
36 Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon)
35 Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
34 Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)
33 Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
32 Mark Ronson
31 Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear)
30 Devendra Banhart
29 Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav)
28 Ted Leo
27 Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses)
26 Paul Banks (Interpol)
25 Patrick Wolf
24 Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy)
23 Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
22 Kanye West
21 Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk)
20 Will Sheff (Okkervil River)
19 Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)
18 Jack White (The White Stripes)
17 Bradford Cox (Deerhunter)
16 Dan Deacon
15 Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes)
14 Ryan Adams
13 Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene)
12 Matt Berninger (The National)
11 James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)

10 Win Butler (Arcade Fire)

09 Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown)

08 Andrew Bird

07 Noah Lennox (Animal Collective/Panda Bear)

06 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)

05 Sufjan Stevens

04 Britt Daniel (Spoon)

03 Zach Condon (Beirut)

02 Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal)

01 Jens Lekman

Ms. Indie Rock

Is anybody really surprised by this? Ms. Indie Rock was the Gummys' biggest landslide; if you added up two, three, four ... Feist still almost wins. But our silly, heartbreaker award isn't without controversy or competition: Tegan received more votes than Sara. Hopefully this doesn't lead to any holiday squabbling. It's the first time in the Top 10 for the lovely likes of Annie Clark, Emily Haines, Natasha Khan, and Maya Arulpragasam. Honorable mentions: Celebration's Katrina Ford, Arcade Fire's Sara Neufeld, and the evergreen Kim Gordon.

An ONTD Honourable mention: Fiona Apple.

50 Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers)
49 Laura Burhenn (Georgie James)
48 Hesta Prynn (Northern State)
47 Jesca Hoop
46 Uffie
45 Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet)
44 Scout Niblett
43 Mariqueen Maandig (West Indian Girl)
42 Natalie Portman
41 Grace Potter (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
40 Victoria Legrand (Beach House)
39 Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees)
38 Rosay (The Pipettes)
37 Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)
36 Ninja (The Go! Team)
35 Sharon Jones
34 Nicole Atkins
33 Robyn
32 Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond)
31 Laura Veirs
30 Amy Millan (Stars)
29 Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead)
28 Gwenno (The Pipettes)
27 Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond)
26 Amy Winehouse
25 Marissa Nadler
24 Beth Ditto (The Gossip)
23 Björk
22 Kathryn Calder (The New Pornographers/Immaculate Machines)
21 Meg White (The White Stripes)
20 Marnie Stern
19 Polly Jean Harvey (PJ Harvey)
18 Lovefoxxx (CSS)
17 Sara Quin (Tegan And Sara)
16 Kate Nash
15 Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire)
14 Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)
13 Karen O. (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
12 Regina Spektor
11 Lily Allen

10 Joanna Newsom


09 Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara)


08 Natasha Khan  (Bat For Lashes)


07 Emily Haines (Metric/Broken Social Scene)


06 Neko Case


05 Chan Marshall (Cat Power)


04 Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.)


03 Annie Clark (St. Vincent)


02 Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley)


01 Leslie Feist


ETI: a definition of Indie... for those who may be wondering....it still doesn't explain Kanye, though.


The term: Short for independent rock. In terms of music it would be independent of major labels/mainstream stuff.

History: grew out from 60s garage, 70s punk, and 80s post punk it started in the mid 80s as alternative/college radio music. Once nirvana hit big the alternative genre split: the popular side was just alternative(Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, No Doubt, etc.) and the other half that wasn't mainstream(by choice or not) became indie rock(Pavement, Sebadoh, Built To Spill, etc).

Some bands have signed to major labels but are still considered indie(Modest Mouse, etc.). Go figure.

Sound: In the begining indie sounded like alternative(because it was) but it grew more experimental and weird. In Britain indie has more of a typical sound like Radiohead, Muse, etc. rather than a definition based on 'the scene.'

The scene: if you really think all indie kids do is try to be cooler than other people then... well.. you're mostly right. The main point is, don't take the scene and the whole hipster attitude seriously. No one does. And if you do, well, then I'm cooler than you.

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