Pazz & Jop 2010 Ballots Are Out Now


Verily, it is Top 10 season, wherein frazzled rock critics nationwide distill a year’s worth of frantic listening into handy list form, as exemplified by the Voice‘s annual Pazz & Jop poll, which compiles nearly 700 critics’ favorite albums and singles. Last year Animal Collective and Jay-Z prevailed; this year’s results will be published in mid-January. Ballots were emailed out early this week — if you’re a regular voter but haven’t gotten yours yet, please let me know at rharvilla AT If you’re an enterprising critic who’d like to give it a shot, drop me a line as well, along with a few recent clips, and we’ll be happy to have you. And while we wait for a new Single of the Year to be crowned, let’s pay homage to the still-reigning champ: