Readers' Poll: The Best New Artists of 2011Your picks include Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator and Sleeper Agent
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2. Sleeper Agent
The young rockers in Sleeper Agent broke out of Kentucky onto the national stage this year with Celebrasion, an album of energetic earworms showcasing the vocals of 18-year-old frontwoman Alex Kandel, followed by nonstop touring with fellow Kentuckians Cage the Elephant.