9 months ago | Pazz & Jop
In 2009, the Pazz & Jop Poll went so resolutely indie that we made up a name for it: GAPDY, for Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Phoenix, the Dirty Projectors, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. That year, those five bands had five of the top six spots ...
2 years ago | Pazz & Jop
Pazz & Jop's last word on 2014 benefits from two things: effort and luck. The one the Voice can definitely take credit for is the recruiting initiative that pushed the voter count — which had been in decline for a couple years — back o...
3 years ago | Pazz & Jop
In 2010, this poll had a high voter-count of 712. In 2013, only 457 critics filed ballots (offset slightly by the percentage of completed ballots rising from 66 percent to 75 percent). The results, however, are rather similar. In both years Kanye ...
4 years ago
In my official capacity as tabulator of this poll, I hereby confirm the decisive victories of Frank Ocean's album Channel Orange and Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe." Thirty-five percent of critics voted for Channel Orange, close to the his...
6 years ago | Music News
Pazz & Jop's album chart is officially ranked by points: Each voter has 100 to hand out, with no album receiving more than 30 or less than 5. There are, of course, a bunch of ways to turn that mass of music data into revealing lists. Here are four...
6 years ago | Hip-Hop
"If there was any way you could confirm Kanye's inevitable victory early, that'd be a big help art-department-wise." So began Pazz & Jop editor Rob Harvilla's first note to me after voting closed in late December. Inevitability is not a statistica...