Well, it’s the final day of 2012, so time has run out for us to unveil the results of the Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll 2012. We’ve tallied up your votes, weeded out the ineligible stuff (like Grizzly Bear and Iron Maiden) and are ready to look back at the year that was for our beloved ’80s college-rock artists. Here we go.
BEST LIVE ACTS OF 2012:
10. Peter Murphy
BACKSTORY: The ex-Bauhaus singer continued playing shows in support of Ninth.
9. Adam Ant
BACKSTORY: The New Wave star toured the U.S. for the first time since the ’90s.
8. Bob Mould
BACKSTORY: The former Sugar frontman celebrated his new album and Copper Blue.
7. The Jesus and Mary Chain
BACKSTORY: The brothers Reid hit the road for the first time since 2008.
6. The Cure
BACKSTORY: Robert Smith and Co. spent the summer headlining European festivals.
5. The Fixx
BACKSTORY: The New Wave survivors hit the road in support of their comeback album.
BACKSTORY: Michael Gira toured in support of his second Swans effort in two years.
3. Duran Duran
BACKSTORY: The Durans wrapped up their wildly popular All You Need Is Now tour.
2. Dead Can Dance
BACKSTORY: Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard toured the world in support of their new album.
1. New Order
BACKSTORY: The band, sans Peter Hook, played in Europe, Australia and the U.S. this year.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Readers Poll 2011: Best albums of the year
- Readers Poll 2011: Best singles of the year
- Readers Poll 2011: Best reissues of the year
- Readers Poll 2011: Best compilations, box sets and live albums of the year
- Readers Poll 2010: Best new albums of the year
- Readers Poll 2010: Best reissues of the year