Here at Music or Space Shuttle? we feel like we should be asking the tough, hard-hitting questions. This week we continue our series of polls where we force you, the thoughtful reader, to choose between two random artists. You may not always like either selection but you have to pick one. (None of that “I’d rather stuff my head in the sand until I suffocate and die” third option crap.)
With the 2012 Grammys coming up, it seems like the perfect time to put Bon Iver up against Arcade Fire. In 2011 indie rock band Arcade Fire shocked the world when their record The Suburbs won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Their win was so surprising that award presenter Babs Streisand didn’t know if the band’s name was The Suburbs or Arcade Fire. This year, indie rock darlings Bon Iver have been nominated for both Record and Song of the Year Grammys.
It has been said (by me) that a win in a MoSS? poll can often prove to be a very good Grammy predictor. Could a win for Bon Iver in the prestigious MoSS? Desert Island Music Poll be a precursor to winning a Grammy? Only you the voters can decide.
So what will you decide? Listen to Arcade Fire’s Funeral and Neon Bible or Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever ago and Bon Iver for the rest of your days? Vote below and please feel free to justify your selection in the comments section.