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2010 Best Music Poll Winners

BEST MUSIC POLL > NATIONAL

Best Roots or Americana Act in National

Wilco

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Truth be told, Wilco haven't really played anything resembling the standard idea of "roots" or "Americana" since their 1995 debut album, but their unpretentious, low-key demeanor has defined a new post-alternative roots movement. Americana for a more . . . suburban America, perhaps. In any case, last year's typically understated Wilco (The Album) (Nonesuch) kept fans flocking to their shows and celebrating the band's rep as a formidable live act (with the crucial involvement of guitar hot shot Nels Cline). Perhaps BMP voters recognize that this Chi-town act have a certain fondness for our area — their North Adams Solid Sound Festival is coming in August, with not only multiple Wilco (and Wilco-side-project) sets but a line-up that offers, uh, pretty much everything but roots and Americana.

Runners-up
2. The Low Anthem
3. Avett Brothers
4. Monsters of Folk

by DANIEL BROCKMAN

Wilco is an American rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle...

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