The 2009 Listener Poll Show

The results are in. Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where we present what you, the listeners, have chosen as the best new music releases of 2009. A huge thank you to all of the listeners who voted! Listen for the usual suspect string quartet, a remix album, and a Pulitzer-Prize-winning work as the top finishers. Find out who emerged victorious from this year's contest on the 24th annual New Sounds Listener Poll show.

PROGRAM # 3023 Listener Poll 2009 (First aired on Thurs. 1/7/10)





10.Bill Frisell


Disfarmer Theme [5:37]

Nonesuch 478524

9. Arvo Pärt

In Principio

In Principio, finale [4:00]

ECM #2050

8. Sufjan Stevens


Movement II Sleeping Invader [4:34]

Asthmatic Kitty 278

7. Andrew Bird

Noble Beast / Useless Creatures (Deluxe Edition)

Nyatiti [3:58]

Fat Possum Records #11240 (ONLY available on Deluxe edition CD or 2LP set Noble Beast/Useless Creatures)*

6. Vijay Iyer


MIA: Galang [Trio Riot Version] [2:41]

ACT 9489

5. Kronos Quartet


Oh Mother, the Handsome Man Tortures Me [3:02]

Nonesuch 518349

4. David Lang / Paul Hillier & the Theatre of Voices

The Little Match Girl Passion

9 Have Mercy, My God [4:38]

Harmonia Mundi 807496

3. Respect Sextet

Sirius Respect

Ra: Angels and Demons at Play, excerpt [5:00]

Mode Avant 06

2. GVSU New Music Ensemble

In C Remixed

DJ Spooky: In Sea of C [5:07]

Innova 758

1. Alarm Will Sound


Michael Gordon:Yo Shakespeare, excerpt [5:00]

Nonesuch 467708