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Stereogum names "hottest" indie rockers

It's that time of year again, when "best of" lists get passed around the blogosphere like so much herpes, allowing commenters from one site to rip on the clearly inferior opinions of another. In that spirit—and since we've already launched our own hall of mirrors with our much-debated Best Of Music list (if by "debate" you mean "calling us predictable")—we're passing on Stereogum's annual 2007 Gummy Awards honoring "indie rock hotties." The results are something less than revelatory: Apparently, indie rock dudes get a total cred-on for super-skinny white girls, while indie rock ladies mostly like 'em tall, bony, and shaggy (with a few notable exceptions like James Murphy, which gives some of us A.V. Club writers reason to strut). We now present you with perhaps the only list that asks you to consider the relative sexiness of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington.

Oh, also apparently Jodie Foster is gay.

Chick Hotties

50 Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers)

49 Laura Burhenn (Georgie James)

48 Hesta Prynn (Northern State)

47 Jesca Hoop

46 Uffie

45 Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet)

44 Scout Niblett

43 Mariqueen Maandig (West Indian Girl)

42 Natalie Portman

41 Grace Potter (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)

40 Victoria Legrand (Beach House)

39 Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees)

38 Rosay (The Pipettes)

37 Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)

36 Ninja (The Go! Team)

35 Sharon Jones

34 Nicole Atkins

33 Robyn

32 Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond)

31 Laura Veirs

30 Amy Millan (Stars)

29 Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead)

28 Gwenno (The Pipettes)

27 Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond)

26 Amy Winehouse

25 Marissa Nadler

24 Beth Ditto (The Gossip)

23 Björk

22 Kathryn Calder (The New Pornographers/Immaculate Machines)

21 Meg White (The White Stripes)

20 Marnie Stern

19 Polly Jean Harvey (PJ Harvey)

18 Lovefoxxx (CSS)

17 Sara Quin (Tegan And Sara)

16 Kate Nash

15 Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire)

14 Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)

13 Karen O. (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

12 Regina Spektor

11 Lily Allen

10 Joanna Newsom

09 Tegan Quin (Tegan And Sara)

08 Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes)

07 Emily Haines (Metric/Broken Social Scene)

06 Neko Case

05 Chan Marshall (Cat Power)

04 Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.)

03 Annie Clark (St. Vincent)

02 Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley)

01 Leslie Feist (Feist)

Dude Hotties

50 Naeem Juwon (Spank Rock)

49 Eddie Argos (Art Brut)

48 Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear)

47 Carl Newman (The New Pornographers)

46 Rufus Wainwright

45 James Mercer (The Shins)

44 Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)

43 Morrissey

42 Blake Sennett (Rilo Kiley)

41 Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

40 Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)

39 Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)

38 Will Oldham

37 Kele Okereke (Bloc Party)

36 Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon)

35 Brandon Flowers (The Killers)

34 Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)

33 Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)

32 Mark Ronson

31 Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear)

30 Devendra Banhart

29 Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav)

28 Ted Leo

27 Ben Bridwell (Band Of Horses)

26 Paul Banks (Interpol)

25 Patrick Wolf

24 Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy)

23 Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)

22 Kanye West

21 Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk)

20 Will Sheff (Okkervil River)

19 Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)

18 Jack White (The White Stripes)

17 Bradford Cox (Deerhunter)

16 Dan Deacon

15 Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes)

14 Ryan Adams

13 Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene)

12 Matt Berninger (The National)

11 James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)

10 Win Butler (Arcade Fire)

09 Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown)

08 Andrew Bird

07 Noah Lennox (Animal Collective/Panda Bear)

06 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)

05 Sufjan Stevens

04 Britt Daniel (Spoon)

03 Zach Condon (Beirut)

02 Kevin Barnes (of Montreal)

01 Jens Lekman


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