Glenn McDonald


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  • 3 months ago | Pazz & Jop

    In the eight previous years I've tabulated this poll, only once did two albums get votes from at least 30 percent of the voters. This year, three did. Only once did three different albums get votes from at least 20 percent of the voters. This year...

  • 1 year 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...


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