The 2012 New Sounds Listener Poll Results


The Listeners have spoken with their clicks!  We have the results of this year's poll, and there were some unsurprising contenders (Brian Eno, Philip Glass, and Bang on a Can) who annually make their way onto these lists, as well as a few shockers.  The listeners also happened to agree with some of John Schaefer's picks, as aired on last night's show.) Hear the full Listener Poll Top Ten Results tonight.

PROGRAM #3418, 2012 Listener Poll (First aired on 1/10/2013)                               





10. Mehldau , Brad Trio


Days of Dilbert Delaney, excerpt [3:40]

Nonesuch 529689

9. Hahn , Hilary & Hauschka 


North Atlantic, excerpt [3:20]

Deutsche Grammophon 16798

8. Vijay Iyer Trio


Mmmhmm [4:33]

ACT Music ACT 9524
Available at  or 

7. The Bad Plus

Made Possible 

pound for pound, excerpt [3:45]

EOM CD 2392

6. Brian Eno


LUX 01, excerpt [3:57]

Warp Records WARP231

5. Amadou & Mariam  (w/ Abdallah Oumbadougou)


Bagnale [3:30]

Nonesuch 530403

4. Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Big Beautiful Dark and Scary 

Ziporyn: Shadowbang: Angkat [3:03]

Cantaloupe CA 21074


3. Ethel


Marcelo Zarvos: Rounds, except [4:00]

Innova #820

2. Max Richter

Daniel Hope, violin
Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin
André de Ridder


Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Winter: 2, 3 [5:30]

Deutsche Grammophone

0289 481 0044 6 CD DDD GH


1.  Glass , Philip / Robert Wilson 

Einstein on the Beach highlights (recorded 1984 at BAM) 

Train [5:45]

Orange Mountain Music OMM 0082