The winner, with a total of 60% of the votes, was The xx. I'm not surprised, seeing as a lot of people really like The xx. And I like them, too. (Although I'm not sure I would have chosen them.) They take interesting influences (Aaliyah, Young Marble Giants) and make them sound modern and hip and stuff. Anyhow, Girls and Cymbals Eat Guitars each got 20% of the votes, which sounds about right. Micachu (sadly) got no votes, and neither did Real Estate (but Evan said he almost voted for them.)
We'll continue with our favorites of '09 in anticipation of the end of the year. Next: I'd like to know your favorite song of the year.