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1996 Year End Charts & Awards

Updated March 13, 1997

Professional Widow In Mixmag Update Reader's Poll

Jon tells us:

Tori #60 on WHFS Top 99 Songs of 1996.

Chris Phillips tells us:

Triple J Radio In Australia

Listeners at Triple J radio station in Australia have made Professional Widow #98 on the Hottest 100 Countdown for 1996.

Top 50 Albums On Philadelphia's WXPN

You may recall seeing on this web site a few weeks ago a request to vote for Tori on Philadelphia's WXPN radio station's listener's poll. Steve Pielocik now has the results of this poll! We both thank all of you who voted for Tori. Also, on January 10 1997, the Philadelphia Inquirer printed a story about Tori fans spamming the stations email address with votes! :

Spin Magazine's Reader's Poll!

Not only do the critics at Spin have great taste (see below) but so do its readers. Tori ranked high in 3 categories for the 1996 reader's poll that appears in the Febuary 97 issue. Special thanks to Robbie Heacock and Marci for being the first to tell me!

Ariel's Best Eight Albums Of 96'

Ariel's Best Eight Albums (NSR #4: The Best of 1996) was posted to the newsgroup. Tori's Boys For Pele ranked #1! The article said (and this is a beautiful review):

The War Against Silence: Best of 96

The War Against Silence (#101, Jan 2, 97) is an article that appears in the newsgroup. In their Best of 96, Tori's Boys For Pele ranked #4. The comment was:

Radio 1: Favorite Dance Tracks Of All Time

Radio 1, a big radio station in the UK, did a chart of their listeners' favorite dance tracks of all time and Professional Widow was ranked #27.

Rolling Stone's Readers Show More Taste Than Its Critics

RILLOM was the first of many people to tell me about this good news. It shows that the readers of Rolling Stone do not agree with its critics! (Rolling Stone printed a strongly negative review of Boys For Pele early in 1996.) This appears in the January 23 issue:

Melody Maker Reader's Poll

In the Melody Maker Reader's Poll, Tori ranked 10th in the Best Female Artist category!

Professional Widow #1 On Energy 108

Julia tells us:

MuchMusic's Top 97 Videos

Angie tells us:

Virgin Radio UK

British EWF David Heil posted the following to the newsgroup:

Dance Music Magazines Praise Professional Widow

British EWF Jon sent me this fascinating news:

Alternative Press Magazine's 1996 Reader's Poll

Milo sent me this:

Spin Magazine; BFP 13th Best Album Of 1996

Dedicated EWF Monica Sanghavi tells us that Boys For Pele was rated the 13th best album of 1996 by Spin Magazine in the January 1997 issue! The description of the album that appears in that issue says:

Billboard Magazine

In Billboard magazine's year-end issue, Boys For Pele was ranked the 100th album of 1996 in terms of sales, and Professional Widow was in the top 10 on the 1996 Dance: Club Play Chart.

Gavin Radio Surveys

In Gavin's year-end charts, Tori is listed several times. Boys For Pele is #32 on the A3 chart and #68 on the College Albums list. Caught A Lite Sneeze is #47 among Alternative Singles.

Entertainment Weekly

In the "Best and Worst of 96" issue of Entertainment Weekly, in the Music section, Tori's In the Springtime of His Voodoo got voted for Worst Song Title. How rude!

CNN Article On 1996 Concerts

Tori's name appears in an article on the CNN Web Site from December 25th called Kiss draws most concert crowds in 1996. While she was not in the top 10 list for the year based on ticket gross, her name was mentioned. Many thanks to John, mr. saint for making me aware of this!

"On the plus side, a number of new acts established themselves as solid, if not spectacular, concert draws this year: Alanis Morissette, Oasis, Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, Phish and Tori Amos in particular..."

Atlanta Radio Station 99X

Jenny posted the following news to the newsgroup:

I will also add that Tori was also voted 91st best album of all time (for LE) in Atlanta by the listeners of 99X.

Toronto Newspaper Year-End Lists

Tori devotee Jose has this to say about some stuff that appeared in a Toronto newspaper (I don't know which one) and that were written by a Jane Stevenson:

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