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Pazz & Jop Music Critics Poll

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Last week, the Village Voice published their annual Pazz & Jop music critics poll. Since I’m awful at ranking and reifying and didn’t submit a blogcritics music ballot, I’m providing this as partial penence.

I do like looking at other people’s lists and the most fascinating part of the poll is looking at the ballots of 650 individual critics. I looked at Cyndi Elliot’s list (also from 2000 and 2001) who I’ve been friends with since high school and others I know like Maura Johnston.

There is also a list from Ira Robbins who was interviewed here on blogcritics.

It is also fascinating going through the entire list of over 1600 albums which were named by the critics. I like the two in the top ten I have including Sleater-Kinney’s One Beat and top ranked Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco.

Musician Franklin Bruno (who writes for LA Weekly and other places) has a list and his excellent album Cat May Look at a Queen as well as Tempting: Jenny Toomey Sings the Songs of Franklin Bruno are on other critics’ lists.

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