The Readers vs. RFT Music: Who Had Better Picks for the Best of St. Louis?

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Hopefully by now you've enjoyed perusing our annual Best of St. Louis issue, which hit the stands a week ago today. We had some truly tough decisions to make this year, and we'll agonize over them in the coming weeks and months in this space. For now, though, we want to turn our attention to your picks for the best venues, bands and shows of the past twelve months. Compare below, and let us know what you would have picked in the comments.

See also: -The Ten Best Band Names in St. Louis -The Ten Best Neighborhood Bars in St. Louis -The Best of St. Louis 2012 Music Winners

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Best Band Name RFT Music Winner: Totally Gay Cop Readers' Poll Winner: Dance Floor Riot

PHOTO BY STEVE TRUESDELL
  • Photo by Steve Truesdell

Best Rock Band RFT Music Winner: Bug Chaser Readers' Poll Winner: Divine Sorrow

EL MONSTERO 2011. PHOTO BY KHOLOOD EID
  • El Monstero 2011. Photo by Kholood Eid

Best Concert of the Past 12 Months RFT Music Winner: Radiohead Readers' Poll Winner: El Monstero

JIMMY GRIFFIN. PHOTO BY KHOLOOD EID
  • Jimmy Griffin. Photo by Kholood Eid

Best Guitarist RFT Music Winner: Christopher Trull Readers' Poll Winner: Jimmy Griffin

THI'SL. PHOTO BY STEVE TRUESDELL
  • Thi'sl. Photo by Steve Truesdell

Best Hip-Hop Artist RFT Music Winner: Thi'sl Readers' Poll Winner: Nelly

MORGAN NUSBAUM WITH HER BRUISER QUEEN BAND MATE JASON POTTER.
  • Morgan Nusbaum with her Bruiser Queen band mate Jason Potter.

Best Vocalist RFT Music Winner: Morgan Nusbaum Readers' Poll Winner: Joe Mancuso

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Best Local Album of the Past 12 Months RFT Music Winner: Girl Talk by Middle Class Fashion Readers' Poll Winner: Tales of Descension by Divine Sorrow

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Best Local Single of the Past 12 Months RFT Music Winner: "Russian Blue" by Ransom Note Readers' Poll Winner: "Speechless" by Lydia Vaughan

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  • LouFest 2012. Photo by Kholood Eid

Best Music Festival RFT Music Winner: S.L.U.M. Fest Readers' Poll Winner: LouFest

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  • Bob Reuter with his band, Alley Ghost. Photo by David Mitchell

Best Radio Program (Music) RFT Music Winner: Bob's Scratchy Records on KDHX 88.1 FM Readers' Poll Winner: Woody and Rizzuto on KPNT 105.7 FM

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  • Santigold at the Pageant. Photo by Khoolod Eid

Best All-Ages Venue RFT Music Winner: Foam Coffee & Beer Readers' Poll Winner: The Pageant

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  • The Just John Blackout Party

Best Dance Club RFT Music Winner: Just John Nightclub Readers' Poll Winner: Attitudes Nightclub

BIG FREEDIA AT THE FIREBIRD. PHOTO BY ALEXIS HITT
  • Big Freedia at the Firebird. Photo by Alexis HItt

Best Rock Club RFT Music Winner: The Firebird Readers' Poll Winner: The Pageant

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