A Head Full of Wishes survey results 2019

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The results of the 2019 A Head Full of Wishes survey are in - thanks to the 72 folk who responded from 17 different countries. I have been in touch with the two whose names were pulled out of the hat - if you haven’t heard from me… better luck next time!

You can see the summary results.

Galaxie 500

Unsurprisingly I guess in the wake of its 30th anniversary On Fire topped the album poll more emphatically than ever. In the votes for favourite track Fourth of July just edged out Tugboat and Strange consolidated its recent strength in third place. Interesting that neither of the top two tracks are from the album that wins so resoundingly - I guess that shows the strength in depth Galaxie 500’s catalogue has!

Galaxie 500 survey results 2019

Because that album just speaks volumes to my soul. Today was the first one I listened to but On Fire just clicked with me.

Because every single piece of this record is imperfect (voices, guitars, mixing, all) but magically putting all together it sounds perfect


Luna’s first three albums take the vast majority of the votes again with Penthouse, as ever, winning out. 23 Minutes in Brussels is top track, as it pretty much always has been in recent years!

Luna survey results 2019

Has most of my favorite Luna songs. I really like the fluid rhythm on the tracks with lush, languid guitars.

it has the best songs! it’s where the band seemed to gel.

Damon & Naomi

More Sad Hits topped the album poll as always - this year leaving the rest of the pack quite far behind. This Car Climbed Mt. Washington topped the track poll, as it always does - with E.T.A. pushing up behind.

Damon & Naomi survey results 2019

It was like a gift after Galaxie 500 split. For that it’s special for me.

It’s exactly what it says on the tin ;-)

For Dean & Britta and Dean solo check the full results here - when I get round to cleaning up the data I’ll publish the full spreadsheets if anyone cares!

Summing up

Thanks again to everyone for contributing - and thanks for so many nice things that were said in the comments box - I don’t do it to fish for compliments but it is lovely to get them all the same!

On Fire | 30

A 30th anniversary celebration of Galaxie 500's masterpiece

On Fire 30 CD sleeve (design: John Conley)
Buy On Fire | 30