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Stereogum Readers Poll: Miss Indie Rock 2005

The “indie rock hottie” poll took forever ’cause none of you spell the same way. And then I had to research who was in what band. So that’s why I’m listing the ENTIRE tally before revealing who won. Plus, some of you were pretty explicit about Tegan NOT SARA and vice versa.

I took the liberty of disqualifying all the men you submitted (contrary to popular belief, Brandon Flowers and Carlos D are guys, as is Sam Beam, wiseasses)! I allowed Antony, though, ’cause he would want it that way. And he ranked pretty well!

Some of your comments were amusing…

  • “Amy Millan, oh my God, Amy Millan.”
  • “That chick from Deerhoof, seriously.”
  • “Kelly Clarkson, but remixed.”
  • “Lady Sov…in about 8 more years.”
  • “Trombone player for Architecture in Helsinki – the skinny one.”
  • “Never sue the word hottie.” (At least insult our poll with propper grammar!)

    And some of your submissions were hilarious…

  • “Every girl on Cobrasnake and Last nights party”
  • “The girlfriend from Art Brut’s ‘Good Weekend'”
  • “Chick with the scarf on the cover of Cripple Crow
  • “Girls in the American Apparel ads” (THIS GOT 5 VOTES!)

    I didn’t disqualify anyone else. If you think Bea Arthur was this year’s hot indie chick … well, OK. But those of you who picked Smoosh … you realize they’re like 13, right? Let’s assume/hope the Dakota Fanning vote was a joke.

    1 VOTE
    Abi Harding (The Zutons)
    Adele Bethel (Sons & Daughters)
    Adele Pickvance (The Go-Betweens)
    Adrienne Verhoeven (The Anniversary)
    Aimee Echo (The Start)
    Aimee Mann
    Alessandra Ambrosio
    Alison Ables (Tristeza)
    Amerie
    Ami Saraiya (Radiant Darling)
    Amina
    Amy Dykes (I Am The World Trade Center)
    Ane Brun
    Annalee Fery (Monsters Are Waiting)
    Annika Norlin
    Avril Lavigne
    Bea Arthur
    Becky Minkovic
    Belle
    Beth Ditto (The Gossip)
    Bettye Lavette
    Bjork
    Bullette
    Caitlin Cook (Gang Gang Dance)
    Carolee McElroy (Xiu Xiu)
    Catherine Culpepper (The Hong Kong)
    Cathrine Popper
    Corey Parks
    Courtney Love
    Cup (i am spoonbender)
    Dakota Fanning
    Danielle Pickett
    Daru Odar (Norah Jones’ Backup Singer)
    Dina Waxman (Space MTN)
    Dominique Durand
    Donna Q.
    Elizabeth Harper
    Ellen Allien
    Emma Gaze (Electrelane)
    Enya
    Erika Wennerstrom (Heartless Bastards)
    Fergie
    Francis Bean Cobain
    Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo)
    Girls Aloud
    Haley Bonar
    Helen Marnie
    Hello Saferide
    Hilary Duff
    Holly Golightly
    Hope Sandoval
    Jean Grae
    Jem
    Jen Trynin
    Jen Wood
    Jennifer Herrema
    Jenny Conley
    Jess Klein
    Joan Baez
    Jordyn Bonds (Big Bear)
    Josie Fluri (New Roman Times)
    Joss Stone
    Juliette Commagere (Vagenius)
    K8 (The Fight)
    Katie Jane Garside
    Kim Gordon
    Kirsten Hersh
    Ladybug Mecca
    Lana On (Die Monitor Bats)
    Lara Meyerratken
    Lau Nau
    Laura Balance
    Laura Bush
    Lauren Laverne (Kenickie)
    Lexi Valentine
    Lisa Light (Lovemakers)
    Lisa Loeb
    Liz Janes
    Mama Cass
    Mara Carlyle
    Maria Anderson (Sahara Hotnights)
    Martha Stewart
    Mary Lou Lord
    Meg Griffin
    Melissa Auf De Maur
    Melissa Elias (The Ponys)
    Melissa Ferrick
    Melissa Incandenza
    Mia Doi Todd
    Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers)
    Michelle Nolan (Straylight Run)
    Miranda July
    Missy Gibson (Breech)
    Naomi Yang
    Nedelle
    Nicola Kuperus (ADULT)
    Nikki Monninger (Silversun Pickups)
    Olga Sarantos (Fiery Furnaces’ Grandma)
    Ollie Tamale (The Oohlas)
    Pat Benatar
    Patience Hodgson (The Grates)
    Patti Smith
    Peaches
    Rachael Yamagata
    Rachel Nagy (Detroit Cobras)
    Rachel Stevens
    Rachel Warren (Palomar)
    Reeta Leena Korhola (Husky Rescue)
    Revl9n (Maria Eilersen)
    Robyn
    Rogers Sisters
    Rosie Thomas
    Samara Lubelski
    Sarah Balliet (Murder By Death)
    Sarah Martin
    Shakira
    Shannon McArdle (Mendoza Line)
    Sia
    Summer Roberts
    Tabitha Tinsdale
    Tara Burke (Fursaxa)
    Tara Jane O’Neil
    Tara Shackell (Architecture in Helsinki)
    Tatu (Red-headed One)
    Tilly and the Wall
    Tori Amos
    Tracee Miller (Blanche)
    Tracy Bonham
    Valentine (Get Hustle)
    Vivian Sarratt (Mommy & Daddy)
    Yvonne Lambert
    Zia McCabe (Dandy Warhols)

    2 VOTES
    Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters)
    Betty Barnes (Saturday Looks Good To Me)
    Boris (Wata)
    Bright Eyes (Sabrina Duim)
    Britta Phillips
    Brody Dalle
    Chantal Claret
    Charlotte Hatherly
    Chloe Lum (AIDS Wolf)
    Christian Owens (Bishop Allen)
    Diane Cluck
    Elizabeth Elmore
    Exene Cervenka
    Heather McEntire (Bellafea)
    Ida
    Isobel Campbell
    Kate Moss
    Kelly Crisp (The Rosebuds)
    Kori Gardner (Mates Of State)
    Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit)
    Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene)
    Loretta Lynn
    Mariah Carey
    Maura Davis (Denali)
    Melanie Campbell (Burning Brides)
    Orenda Fink
    Phyllis Forbes (Out Hud)
    Pretty Girls Make Graves (1 for Andrea, 1 for Leona)
    Roisin Murphy
    Sabina Sciubba (Brazillian Girls)
    Sarah Blasko
    Shirley Manson
    Smoosh
    The Organ (1 for Ashley, 1 for Katie)
    Tralala
    Valerie Jodoin-Keaton (The Dears)

    3 VOTES
    Ani DiFranco
    Becca Wilhelm
    Caithlin De Marrais (Rainer Maria)
    Cassie Berman (Silver Jews)
    Danielle Neidhart (Dracula Zombie USA)
    Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers)
    Erin McKeown
    Kaki King
    Kate Jackson (The Long Blondes)
    Kathleen Edwards
    Ladytron ladies
    Le Tigre (2 for Kathleen, 1 for JD)
    Mary Timony
    Nellie McKay
    Sarah Harmer
    Scout Niblett

    4 VOTES
    Ashlee Simpson
    Britney Spears
    Gemma Hayes
    Gwen Stefani
    Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet)
    Juliana Hatfield
    Khaela Maricich (The Blow)
    Kim Deal
    Maja Ivarsson (The Sounds)
    Martha Wainwright
    Ultragrrrl

    5 VOTES
    Bebban (Shout Out Louds)
    Carla Azar (Autolux)
    Emiliana Torrini
    Juliette Lewis
    Kate Bush
    Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers)
    Lindsay Loahn
    Madonna
    Maria Taylor
    Nina Persson (Cardigans)
    Sarah Silverman

    6 VOTES
    CocoRosie
    Lady Sovereign
    Trish Keenan (Broadcast)
    Vashti Bunyan

    7 VOTES
    Kelly Clarkson
    Liza Thorn (So So Many White White Tigers)
    Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof)
    The Like

    8 VOTES
    Alison Mosshart (The Kills)
    Eisley
    PJ Harvey

    9 VOTES
    Keren Ann
    Sharin Foo (The Raveonettes)

    11 VOTES
    Amanda Tannen (*stellastarr)
    Petra Haden

    12 VOTES
    Liz Phair

    13 VOTES
    Regina Spektor

    14 VOTES
    Antony
    Goldfrapp
    Ninja (The Go! Team)

    16 VOTES
    Arcade Fire (8 each for Regine, Sarah)
    Charlotte Cooper (The Subways)
    Laura Veirs

    20 VOTES
    Amy Millan (Stars)
    Imogen Heap
    Tegan & Sara (3 “just Sara,” 6 “just Tegan,” 11 tag team)

    25 VOTES
    Annie Hardy (Giant Drag)

    26 VOTES
    Karen O

    29 VOTES
    Joanna Newsom

    35 VOTES
    Meg White

    39 VOTES
    Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces)

    And … YOUR TOP 10! In a fancy pie chart.

    Jenny Lewis got 496 votes.

    Mr. Indie Rock 2005 results TK.