I’ve posted a listener poll every year now since 2010. This year’s polls are the most extensive yet. Instead of just doing a best-of based on albums, I decided to break this year’s polls down by singles – except for Album of the Year and Jazz Album of the Year.
Every week I track radio spins at a minimum of thirteen community/public and college stations in Colorado, eleven of which utilize Spinitron. I also report to and track the Roots Music Report TOP 50 Colorado Album Chart and the TOP 50 Colorado Song Chart. And I look at spin/play data at Spotify and YouTube, where I’ve maintained playlists for many years.
While many artists still favor long play (LP) or extended play (EP) “albums,” increasingly more singles are released, either alone or in advance of LPs and EPs. And, while I track LP, EP and SP (single release) spins weekly, radio stations and djs typically only air singles; hence this year’s focus on songs.
So – your favorite song from your favorite LP or EP may not be among those “nominated” for this year’s polls.
Categories include Album (LP/EP), Alternative/Indie, Americana/Country, Blues/Rock/R&B, Cover/Remake, Duo or Band, Female, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Funk/Soul/R&B, Jazz Album, Male, New Artist/Band, Pop/Light Rock, Rock/Hard Rock/Punk, Single Release
POLLS RESULTS ARE BLIND. You won’t know who “wins” until I announce it in the annual best of show that airs JANUARY 01, 2022. I’ll also post the results on January 3rd.
POLLS CLOSE DEC 15 AT 5PM.
YOU MAY VOTE IN AS MANY CATEGORIES AS YOU’D LIKE.
YOU MAY VOTE FOR THREE ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY.