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Well, the Pazz & Jop poll results are up, and as predicted, they’re not that much different from the Idolator list. There was no mass protest exodus – the VOICE received 494 ballots. Results and essays are at http://www.villagevoice.com/pazzandjop06/.
Here’s the album list, with the caveat that as of right now (early evening, Tuesday, February 6) there are only 38 titles listed, for some reason:
1. Bob Dylan, MODERN TIMES
2. TV on the Radio, RETURN TO COOKIE MOUNTAIN
3. Ghostface Killah, FISHSCALE
4. The Hold Steady, BOYS AND GIRLS IN AMERICA
5. Gnarls Barkley, ST. ELSEWHERE
6. Arctic Monkeys, WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT
7. Clipse, HELL HATH NO FURY
8. Neko Case, FOX CONFESSOR BRINGS THE FLOOD
9. Joanna Newsom, YS
10. Tom Waits, ORPHANS: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS
11. Cat Power, THE GREATEST
12. Sonic Youth, RATHER RIPPED
13. The Decemberists, THE CRANE WIFE
14. Belle and Sebastian, THE LIFE PURSUIT
15. Jenny Lewis w/The Watson Twins, RABBIT FUR COAT
16. The Knife, SILENT SHOUT
17. My Chemical Romance, THE BLACK PARADE
18. Yo La Tengo, I AM NOT AFRAID OF YOU AND I WILL BEAT YOUR ASS
19. Bruce Springsteen, WE SHALL OVERCOME: THE SEEGER SESSIONS
20. Dixie Chicks, TAKING THE LONG WAY
21. Ornette Coleman, SOUND GRAMMAR
22. Hot Chip, THE WARNING
23. Band of Horses, EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME
24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, SHOW YOUR BONES
25. The Roots, GAME THEORY
26. The Raconteurs, BROKEN BOY SOLDIERS
27. Rosanne Cash, BLACK CADILLAC
28. Justin Timberlake, FUTURESEX/LOVESOUNDS
29. T.I., KING
30. J Dilla aka Jay Dee, DONUTS
31. Scott Walker, THE DRIFT
32. Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint, THE RIVER IN REVERSE
33. Beck, THE INFORMATION
34. Lupe Fiasco, FOOD & LIQUOR
35. Destroyer, DESTROYER’S RUBIES
36. Regina Spektor, BEGIN TO HOPE
37. Lily Allen, ALRIGHT, STILL
38. The Coup, PICK A BIGGER WEAPON
I assume more results are forthcoming on the site and that stopping at 38 is just a glitch. Singles next.
My Chemical Romance at #17? I never thought I'd see the day.
It's been updated ...
39. Girl Talk, NIGHT RIPPER
40, Thom Yorke, THE ERASER
Wow, it took me forever to find page 2 of the album list (http://www.villagevoice.com/pazzandjop06/winners.php?type=album&disp=38). They really need to work on that. In any case, you can find the rest of the rankings beyond what's already been posted here if you want to. You just have to really want to.
For the life of me, I have no idea why they didn't put the whole top 40 on the first results page, considering that the top 40 has been what gets published in the print edition for 26 years... Thanks for finding those last two. I was wondering where THE ERASER was.
Has anyone looked at links for 2005, and even some results for 2005? Some of the numbers and lists are out of whack! lol
41. Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine - 208(21)
42. Scritti Politti - White Bread, Black Beer - 208(16)
43. New York Dolls - One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This - 205(22)
44. Mastodon - Blood Mountain - 199(16)
45. Cash, Johnny - American V: A Hundred Highways - 196(22)
46. Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther - 187(18)
47. Pernice Brothers, The - Live a Little - 186(13)
48. Young, Neil - Living With War - 169(17)
49. Snider, Todd - The Devil You Know - 169(16)
50. Mission of Burma - The Obliterati - 167(18)
Re: JR's comment - Wow, those 2005 results pages _are_ thoroughly messed up. The VOICE must have fired all their competent web people, too. The 2005 albums are still in the correct order, but somehow this year's albums got thrown in with them and the numbers are screwed up. I have no idea how in the world that could have happened, but again, they really need to fix it.
and, some of the singles rankings are screwed up, too (though they may be listed in the right order).
I think there was a pretty large protest exodus. The number of critics who participated in the Pazz&Jop had continually grown up to last year when 795 participated. If only 494 voted this year, that's 301 less than last year. I'd say a drop of 38% is significant.
I guess they don't like being criticized all the time. Now they know how Liz Phair feels. Are Pazz and Jop considered the Ebert and Roeper of music? At least Roger Ebert makes constructive observations.