The 36th Annual Village Voice Critics’ Poll, Pazz & Jop, has finally arrived, bringing with it the revenge of TV on the Radio (on Bob Dylan, among others) and of M.I.A. (on our insufficiently reverent 2007 singles poll). Read Andy Beta on TV on the Radio, Rob Harvilla on M.I.A., Estelle, and Beyoncé, Zach Baron on rappers and Obama, Jeff Weiss on mixtapes in 2008, Tom Breihan on Lil Wayne, Simon Reynolds on Vampire Weekend, Sean Fennessey on Bon Iver and Kanye West, Kandia Crazy Horse on Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, Beyoncé, and Santogold, and Clover Hope on 808s & Heartbreak. Full results, essays, comments, and ballots can be found here.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 20, 2009