22 years of the Static Listeners’ Poll

With 2SER’s new music program “Static”celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2022 – and this year’s Listeners’ Poll now open (get your votes in by 29th November!) – here’s a look back at the past 22 years of Top Tens in the ballot.

Possibly the best way to take the listening temperature each year of the 2SER audience, the “Static” Listeners’ Poll over the past couple of decades reflects constant changes in musical genres and careers,  as much as progressions in fans’ tastes and attitudes.

Who remembers that Grandaddy placed two consecutive albums in the pole position?
O that the first female-artist on top wasn’t until PJ Harvey in 2011?
Or even that the first Australian-artist number one didn’t happen until Tame Impala in 2012?

Cast a look back over the results below – and get your votes in to shape this year’s poll!
We’d love to hear from you – we’ll count down the Listeners’ Top Ten on “Static” on Thursday 8th December from 8pm.


1. GRANDADDY “The Sophtware Slump” (V2)
3. PJ HARVEY “Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea” (Island)
4. YO LA TENGO “And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out” (Matador/Remote Control)
5. THE DANDY WARHOLS “Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia” (Capitol)
6. ELLIOTT SMITH “Figure 8” (DreamWorks)
7. AIR “The Virgin Suicides” (Virgin)
8. RADIOHEAD “Kid A” (Parlophone)
9. BADLY DRAWN BOY “The Hour Of Bewilderbeast” (Twisted Nerve/XL)
10. COLDPLAY “Parachutes” (Parlophone)
1. THE STROKES “Is This It” (RCA)
2. THE WHITE STRIPES “White Blood Cells” (XL/Remote Control)
3. RYAN ADAMS “Gold” (Lost Highway)
4. WEEZER “Weezer : The Green Album” (Geffen)
5. KEN STRINGFELLOW “Touched” (Poptones)
6. SPARKLEHORSE “It’s A Wonderful Life” (Capitol)
7. ELBOW “Asleep In The Back” (V2)
8. SUPER FURRY ANIMALS “Rings Around The World” (Epic)
9. DAFT PUNK “Discovery” (Virgin)
10. ART OF FIGHTING “Wires” (Trifecta)
1. BECK “Sea Change” (Geffen)
2. BOARDS OF CANADA “Geogaddi” (Warp)
3. DOVES “The Last Broadcast” (Heavenly)
4. RYAN ADAMS “Demolition” (Lost Highway)
5. SIGUR RÓS “( )” (FatCat)
6. LOW “Trust” (Kranky)
7. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE “Songs For The Deaf” (Interscope)
9. THE BREEDERS “Title TK” (4AD/Remote Control)

10. BRIGHT EYES “Lifted or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground” (Saddle Creek)

1. GRANDADDY “Sumday” (V2)
2. THE SHINS “Chute’s Too Narrow” (Sub Pop)

3. SUPER FURRY ANIMALS “Phantom Power” (Epic)
4. THE SLEEPY JACKSON “Lovers” (Capitol)
5. MY MORNING JACKET “It Still Moves” (ATO)
6. CAT POWER “You Are Free” (Matador/Remote Control)
7. RADIOHEAD “Hail To The Thief” (Parlophone)
8. BELLE & SEBASTIAN “Dear Catastrophe Waitress” (Rough Trade/Spunk!)
9. MANITOBA “Up In Flames” (Leaf)
10. THE RAPTURE “Echoes” (DFA/Vertigo)

1. INTERPOL “Antics” (Matador/Remote Control)
2. WILCO “A Ghost Is Born” (Nonesuch)
3. ELLIOTT SMITH “From A Basement On The Hill” (Domino)
4. TV ON THE RADIO “Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes” (Touch & Go)
5. DEVENDRA BANHART “Rejoicing In The Hands …” (XL/Remote Control)
6. FRANZ FERDINAND “Franz Ferdinand” (Domino)
7. ARCADE FIRE “Funeral” (Merge/Spunk!)
8. JOANNA NEWSOM “The Milk-Eyed Mender” (Drag City/Spunk!)
9. IRON & WINE “Our Endless Numbered Days” (Sub Pop)
10. THE GO! TEAM “Thunder Lightning Strike” (Memphis Industries)

1. SUFJAN STEVENS “Illinois” (Asthmatic Kitty/Spunk!)
2. BLOC PARTY “Silent Alarm” (Wichita)
4. PIVOT “Make Me Love You” (Sensory Projects)
5. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE “Broken Social Scene” (Arts + Crafts/Shiny)
6. THE DECEMBERISTS “Picaresque” (Kill Rock Stars/Trifekta)
7. SIGUR RÓS “Takk …” (EMI)
8. SLEATER-KINNEY “The Woods” (Sub Pop)
9. ANTONY and THE JOHNSONS “I Am A Bird Now” (Secretly Canadian/Spunk!)
10. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE “Feels” (FatCat/Spunk!)

1. TV ON THE RADIO “Return To Cookie Mountain” (4AD/Remote Control)
2. YO LA TENGO “I Am Not Afraid Of You & I Will Beat Your Ass” (Matador/Remote Control)
3. YEAH YEAH YEAHS “Show Your Bones” (Interscope/Modular)
4. DAPPLED CITIES “Granddance” (Speak N Spell/Dangerbird)
5. BELLE & SEBASTIAN “The Life Pursuit” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
6. THOM YORKE “The Eraser” (XL/Remote Control)
7. SPARKLEHORSE “Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain” (Capitol)
8. BUILT TO SPILL “You In Reverse” (Warner Bros/Spunk!)
9. GRIZZLY BEAR “Yellow House” (Warp)
10. SONIC YOUTH “Rather Ripped” (Geffen)

1. RADIOHEAD “In Rainbows” (www.inrainbows.com)
2. ARCADE FIRE “Neon Bible” (Merge/Spunk!)
3. LIARS “Liars” (Mute)
4. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM “Sound Of Silver” (DFA)
5. KINGS OF LEON “Because Of The Times” (RCA)
6. INTERPOL “Our Love To Admire” (Capitol)
7. MATTHEW DEAR “Asa Breed”](Ghostly International)
8. GRINDERMAN “Grinderman” (Mute)
9. BATTLES “Mirrored” (Warp)
10. PJ HARVEY “White Chalk” (Island)
1. FLEET FOXES “Fleet Foxes” (Sub Pop)
2. GLASVEGAS “Glasvegas” (Sony BMG)
3. DEERHUNTER “Microcastle” (4AD/Remote Control)
4. TV ON THE RADIO “Dear Science” (4AD/Remote Control)
5. KINGS OF LEON “Only By The Night” (RCA)
6. M83 “Saturdays = Youth” (Virgin)
7. MGMT “Oracular Spectacular” (Columbia)
8. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!” (Mute)
9. MY MORNING JACKET “Evil Urges” (ATO/Spunk!)
10. CRYSTAL CASTLES “Crystal Castles” (Last Gang)
1. THE VEILS “Sun Gangs” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
2. GRIZZLY BEAR “Veckatimest” (Warp)
3. THE XX “The xx” (Young Turks/Remote Control)
4. SONGS “Songs” (Popfrenzy)
5. ROWLAND S HOWARD “Pop Crimes” (Liberation)
6. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (Domino)
7. THE HORRORS “Primary Colours” (XL/Remote Control)
8. GIRLS “Album” (True Panther/Pod)
9. NEKO CASE “Middle Cyclone” (Anti-)
10. PHOENIX “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” (Loyauté/Co-Op)
1. ARCADE FIRE “The Suburbs” (Sonovox/Spunk!)
2. DEERHUNTER “Halcyon Digest” (4AD/Remote Control)
3. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM “This Is Happening” (DFA)
4. THE NATIONAL “High Violet” (4AD/Remote Control)
5. THE FALL “Your Future Our Clutter” (Domino)
6. HOT CHIP “One Life Stand” (Parlophone)
7. FLYING LOTUS “Cosmogramma” (Warp)
8. CLOUD CONTROL “Bliss Release” (Ivy League)
9. ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI “Before Today” (4AD/Remote Control)
10. BAND OF HORSES “Infinite Arms” (Fat Possum/Columbia)
1. PJ HARVEY “Let England Shake” (Island)
2. RADIOHEAD “The King Of Limbs” (XL/Remote Control)
3. THE HORRORS “Skying” (XL/Remote Control)
4. JACK LADDER and THE DREAMLANDERS “Hurtsville” (Spunk!)
5. FLEET FOXES “Helplessness Blues” (Sub Pop)
6. GIRLS “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” (Fantasy Trashcan/Pod)
7. MOGWAI “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” (Rock Action/Spunk!)
8. KURT VILE “Smoke Ring For My Halo” (Matador/Remote Control)
9. ATLAS SOUND “Parallax” (4AD/Remote Control)
10. SEEKAE “+Dome” (Rice Is Nice/Popfrenzy)
1. TAME IMPALA “Lonerism” (Modular)
2. TY SEGALL “Twins” (XL/Remote Control)
3. ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI “Mature Themes” (4AD/Remote Control)
4. CHROMATICS “Kill For Love” (Italians Do It Better)
5. BEACH HOUSE “Bloom” (Sub Pop/Mistletone)
6. SPIRITUALIZED “Sweet Heart, Sweet Light” (Double Six/Domino)
7. THE LAURELS “Plains” (Rice Is Nice)
8. HOT CHIP “In Our Heads” (Domino)
9. GRIZZLY BEAR “Shields” (Warp)
10, GRIMES “Visions” (4AD/Remote Control)
1. BILL CALLAHAN “Dream River” (Drag City/Spunk!)
2. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER “R Plus Seven” (Warp)
3. DICK DIVER “Calendar Days” (Chapter Music)
4. JULIA HOLTER “Loud City Song” (Domino)
5. DEERHUNTER “Monomania” (4AD/Remote Control)
6. KURT VILE “Wakin On A Pretty Daze” (Matador/Remote Control)
7. JAGWAR MA “Howlin'” (Future Classic)
8. DAFT PUNK “Random Access Memories” (Columbia)
9. FACTORY FLOOR “Factory Floor” (DFA)
10. BLOOD ORANGE “Cupid Deluxe” (Domino)
1. TOTAL CONTROL “Typical System” (Iron Lung)
2. ARIEL PINK “Pom Pom” (4AD/Remote Control)
3. THE WAR ON DRUGS “Lost In The Dream” (Secretly Canadian)
4. DEAN BLUNT “Black Metal” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
5. JACK LADDER and THE DREAMLANDERS “Playmates” (Self Portrait)
6. DUM DUM GIRLS “Too True” (Sub Pop)
7. STEP-PANTHER “Strange But Nice” (HUB)
8. CARIBOU “Our Love” (City Slang)
9. PARQUET COURTS “Sunbathing Animal” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
10. FLYING LOTUS “You’re Dead!” (Warp)
1. ROYAL HEADACHE “High” (Distant & Vague)
2. KURT VILE “b’lieve i’m goin down …” (Matador/Remote Control)
3. BAD//DREEMS “Dogs At Bay” (Ivy League)
4. BLANK REALM “Illegals In Heaven” (Bedroom Suck)
5. HOT CHIP “Why Make Sense?” (Domino)
6. DICK DIVER “Melbourne, Florida” (Chapter Music)
7. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA “Multi-Love” (Jagjaguwar)
8. POND “Man It Feels Like Space Again” (EMI/Universal)
9. DEERHUNTER “Fading Frontier” (4AD/Remote Control)
10. JULIA HOLTER “Have You In My Wilderness” (Domino)
1. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS “Skeleton Tree” (Bad Seed Ltd/Kobalt)
2. DAVID BOWIE “★” (Columbia/ISO)
3. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD “Nonagon Infinity” (Flightless/Remote Control)
4. THE AVALANCHES “Wildflower” (EMI/Modular)
5. ANOHNI “Hopelessness” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
6. ANGEL OLSEN “My Woman” (Jagjaguwar)
7. RADIOHEAD “A Moon Shaped Pool” (XL/Remote Control)
8. BLOOD ORANGE “Freetown Sound” (Domino)
9. PARQUET COURTS “Human Performance” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
10. CASS McCOMBS “Mangy Love” (Anti-)
1. SLOWDIVE “Slowdive” (Dead Oceans)
2. JEN CLOHER “Jen Cloher” (Milk!/Remote Control)
3. ARIEL PINK “Dedicated To Bobby Jameson” (Mexican Summer)
4. BUZZ KULL “Chroma” (Burning Rose)
5. RVG “A Quality of Mercy” (Our Golden Friend/Island)
6. THUNDERCAT “Drunk” (Brainfeeder)
7. BAD//DREEMS “Gutful” (Ivy League)
8. ALVVAYS “Antisocialites” (Polyvinyl/Pod)
9. JAPANESE BREAKFAST “Soft Sounds From Another Planet” (Dead Oceans)
10. (SANDY) ALEX G “Rocket” (Domino)
1. ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER “Hope Downs” (Sub Pop/Ivy League)
2. PARQUET COURTS “Wide Awake!” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
3. LOW “Double Negative” (Sub Pop)
4. IDLES “Joy As An Act Of Resistance” (Partisan/Pod)
5. BEACH HOUSE “7” (Sub Pop/Mistletone)
6. TROPICAL FUCK STORM “A Laughing Death In Meatspace” (TFS/Mistletone)
7. KHRUANGBIN “Con Todo El Mundo” (Night Time Stories Ltd)
8. SNAIL MAIL “Lush” (Matador/Remote Control)
9. RIVAL CONSOLES “Persona” (Erased Tapes)
10. WAX CHATTELS “Wax Chattels” (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks)
1. SHARON VAN ETTEN “Remind Me Tomorrow” (Jagjaguwar)
2. JULIA JACKLIN “Crushing” (Liberation)
3. SAMPA THE GREAT “The Return” (Ninja Tune)
4. ANGEL OLSEN “All Mirrors” (Jagjaguwar)
5. WEYES BLOOD “Titanic Rising” (Sub Pop)
6. PURPLE MOUNTAINS “Purple Mountains” (Drag City/Spunk!)
7. FONTAINES D.C. “Dogrel” (Partisan)
8. DEERHUNTER “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” (4AD/Remote Control)
9. MARRIED MAN “Hard Bargain” (Lesstalk)
10. BIG THIEF “Two Hands” (4AD/Remote Control)
1. PHOEBE BRIDGERS “Punisher” (Dead Oceans)
2. IDLES “Ultra Mono” (Partisan/Liberator)
3. FIONA APPLE “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” (Epic)
4. FONTAINES D.C. “A Hero’s Death” (Partisan/Liberator)
5. BANANAGUN “The True Story Of Bananagun” (Anti Fade)
6. JULIANNA BARWICK “Healing Is A Miracle” (Ninja Tune)
7. THE BETHS “Jump Rope Gazers” (Carpark/Dew Process)
8. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER “Magic Oneohtrix Point Never” (Warp)
9. LISA CARUSO “In Feelings” (www.lisacaruso.com.au)
10. ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER “Sideways To New Italy” (Sub Pop/Ivy League)
1. AMYL & THE SNIFFERS “Comfort To Me” (B2B)
2. DRY CLEANING “New Long Leg” (4AD/Remote Control)
3. LOW “HEY WHAT” (Sub Pop)
4. PARQUET COURTS “Sympathy For Life” (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
5. IMPERIAL BROADS “Counterpart” (Broken Stone)
6. LIARS “The Apple Drop” (Mute)
7. THE GOON SAX “Mirror II” (Chapter Music)
8. JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS “Hijack!” (Endless Recordings)
9. COURTNEY BARNETT “Things Take Time, Take Time” (Milk!/Remote Control)
10. THE WAR ON DRUGS “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” (Atlantic)
Sunday 20th of November, 2022

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