Yes, it’s finally that time of year, the point at which we’re all forced to stop dithering and decide once and for all if, say, “Party Rock Anthem,” really was one of the 10 best singles released in the past 12 months. In other words, if you’re among the 1800-plus critics included in our database, a 2011 Pazz and Jop ballot should have appeared in your inbox early this evening Eastern time. If you were expecting a ballot and have yet to receive one, or if you’re writing regularly and would like to be included, email Maura at email@example.com, me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the trustworthy email@example.com, and we’ll see what we can do. Polls close on December 23 and the issue comes out on January 18, which should give you plenty of time to figure out whether it would be cool to vote for The Coup’s “5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.” via the year of impact rule.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 10, 2011