BALLOTS

Ben Westhoff

Albums

1Jail Weddings, Meltdown: a Declaration of Unpopular Emotion
Neurotic Yell
Points: 10
2Julian Moon, Common Dangers
Points: 10
3Thundercat, Apocalypse
Brainfeeder
Points: 10
4Bombino, Nomad
Nonesuch
Points: 10
5Classixx, Hanging Gardens
Innovative Leisure
Points: 10
6Haim, Days Are Gone
Columbia
Points: 10
7Kanye West, Yeezus
Def Jam
Points: 10
8Christopher Owens, Lysandre
Fat Possum
Points: 10
9Snoop Lion, Reincarnated
Mad Decent
Points: 10
10R.A. the Rugged Man, Legends Never Die
Nature Sounds
Points: 10

Singles

1Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
RCA
2Kanye West, "Bound 2"
Def Jam
3Big Sean (ft. Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica), "Control"
Good Music
4Avicii, "Wake Me Up"
Island
5Kevin Gates, "Get Em"
Breadwinners Association
6Lana Del Rey, "Summertime Sadness"
Interscope
7Nocando, "Special (Formidable Flip)"
Hellfyre Club
8Danny Brown, "Hottest MC"
Harry Fraud Mixtape
9Deltron 3030, "City Rising From the Ashes"
Deltron Partners
10Lady Antebellum, "Better Off Now (That You're Gone)"
Capitol Nashville

ESSAYS

  • Yeezy Does It
    Yeezy Does It

    For the fourth time in six albums, Kanye West takes the Pazz & Jop prize.

  • The Apostate
    The Apostate

    Kacey Musgraves makes country music you can use.

  • Piss and Jop
    Piss and Jop

    Why are people finally paying attention to R. Kelly's many crimes?

  • The Return of the Backpacker
    The Return of the Backpacker

    Many of the year's most acclaimed hip-hop artists transcended a backpack past to make great music.

PAZZ & JOP GALLERIES

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