The Best of Echoes 2008 Listener Poll is over and the results are in. You can hear them tonight on Echoes and you can see them below.
Bombay Dub Orchestra’s 3 Cities, the November Echoes CD of the Month topped the poll and it led a list of eclectic music from across the Echoes spectrum. I don’t know that there were any surprises.
Six of the selections were CDs of the Month. Fourteen of the artists appeared on the show with interviews, performances or both.
Echoes listeners were a bit ahead of the curve. Many year end lists will have Ludovico Einaudi’s Divenire on their selections. But we had that in 2007. Instead, you selected his Live In Berlin CD, which isn’t even out in the US yet.
Your love of Urlich Schnauss continues, voting in Stars, which is only an EP, with only one track played on Echoes. Will Ackerman made a surprise showing at #3 with his understated Meditations CD, which is only available at Target.
There were only 5 albums on the list from major labels. Sixteen CDs came from small independent labels ranging from Lotus Spike to Six Degrees. Four CDs were self-released.
Thanks for voting. If you’re looking for CDs to add to you collection or iPod, you couldn’t find a better place to start, except maybe the 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 2008 ;-) You can also read more about this year’s music with 25 Essential Echoes CDs for 2008: A study in confluence
THE BEST OF ECHOES 2008 LISTENER POLL