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Village Voice

I THINK this is the list. Not sure

1 TV on the Radio, Dear Science
Interscope Points: 1744
Mentions: 154
2 Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
XL Points: 1075
Mentions: 105
3 Portishead, Third
Mercury Points: 1058
Mentions: 102
4 Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
Motown Points: 910
Mentions: 80
5 Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
Sub Pop Points: 907
Mentions: 87
6 Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Cash Money Points: 817
Mentions: 78
7 Santogold, Santogold
Downtown Points: 808
Mentions: 79
8 Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago *
Jagjaguwar Points: 770
Mentions: 75
9 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Anti- Points: 687
Mentions: 61
10 Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak
Roc-A-Fella Points: 603
Mentions: 57
11 Deerhunter, Microcastle/Weird Era Continued
Kranky Points: 585
Mentions: 55
12 Randy Newman, Harps and Angels
Nonesuch Points: 546
Mentions: 48
13 The Hold Steady, Stay Positive
Vagrant Points: 540
Mentions: 54
14 No Age, Nouns
Sub Pop Points: 452
Mentions: 45
15 Girl Talk, Feed the Animals
Illegal Art Points: 440
Mentions: 43
16 My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges
ATO Points: 429
Mentions: 43
17 MGMT, Oracular Spectacular *
Sony Points: 425
Mentions: 43
18 Hercules and Love Affair, Hercules and Love Affair
DFA/EMI Points: 416
Mentions: 42
19 Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It
Columbia Points: 415
Mentions: 45
20 Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006
Columbia Points: 402
Mentions: 36
21 Coldplay, Viva La Vida, or Death and All His Friends
Capitol Points: 366
Mentions: 36
22 Los Campesinos!, Hold On Now, Youngster...
Arts & Crafts Points: 365
Mentions: 32
23 Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours
Modular Points: 338
Mentions: 30
24 The Gaslight Anthem, The '59 Sound
Side One Dummy Points: 321
Mentions: 28
25 R.E.M., Accelerate
Warner Brothers Points: 313
Mentions: 29
26 Q-Tip, The Renaissance
Universal/Motown Points: 310
Mentions: 32
27 Drive-By Truckers, Brighter Than Creation's Dark
New West Points: 304
Mentions: 28
28 M83, Saturdays=Youth
Mute Points: 285
Mentions: 28
29 David Byrne & Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Todo Mundo Points: 281
Mentions: 28
30 She & Him, Volume One
Merge Points: 281
Mentions: 28
31 Torche, Meanderthal
Hydra Head Points: 276
Mentions: 26
32 The Walkmen, You & Me
Gigantic Points: 265
Mentions: 26
33 Hot Chip, Made in the Dark
Astralwerks Points: 261
Mentions: 26
34 Frightened Rabbit, The Midnight Organ Fight
Fat Cat Points: 258
Mentions: 23
35 Kings Of Leon, Only by the Night
RCA Points: 252
Mentions: 24
36 Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal
Back Porch Points: 243
Mentions: 23
37 Metallica, Death Magnetic
Warner Bros. Points: 235
Mentions: 24
38 Fucked Up, The Chemistry of Common Life
Matador Points: 233
Mentions: 20
39 Roots, Rising Down
Def Jam Points: 224
Mentions: 25
40 T.I., Paper Trail
Grand Hustle/Atlantic Points: 221
Mentions: 22
41 Beck, Modern Guilt
Interscope Points: 220
Mentions: 25
42 Blitzen Trapper, Furr
Sub Pop Points: 219
Mentions: 25
43 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Real Emotional Trash
Matador Points: 219
Mentions: 22
44 Gang Gang Dance, Saint Dymphna
Social Registry Points: 218
Mentions: 21
45 Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid
Fiction/Polydor Points: 218
Mentions: 18
46 Death Cab For Cutie, Narrow Stairs
Atlantic/WEA Points: 212
Mentions: 23
47 Al Green, Lay It Down
Blue Note Points: 212
Mentions: 22
48 Young Jeezy, The Recession
Def Jam Points: 210
Mentions: 19
49 The Magnetic Fields, Distortion
Nonesuch Points: 207
Mentions: 22
50 Vivian Girls, Vivian Girls
In The Red Points: 204
Mentions: 21
51 Ne-Yo, Year of the Gentleman
Universal Points: 203
Mentions: 25
52 Lucinda Williams, Little Honey
Lost Highway Points: 202
Mentions: 22
53 Duffy, Rockferry
Mercury Points: 201
Mentions: 22
54 Sigur Ros, Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
XL Points: 181
Mentions: 20
55 The Black Keys, Attack & Release
Nonesuch Points: 176
Mentions: 18
56 Jamey Johnson, That Lonesome Song
Mercury Points: 170
Mentions: 18
57 Estelle, Shine
Atlantic Points: 169
Mentions: 18
58 Taylor Swift, Fearless
Big Machine Points: 167
Mentions: 18
59 Flying Lotus, Los Angeles
Warp Points: 163
Mentions: 14
60 Hayes Carll, Trouble in Mind
Lost Highway Points: 157
Mentions: 17
61 James McMurtry, Just Us Kids
Lightning Rod Points: 155
Mentions: 13
62 Lindstrøm, Where You Go I Go Too
Smalltown Supersound Points: 152
Mentions: 16
63 Beach House, Devotion
Car Park Points: 151
Mentions: 15
64 Nas, Untitled
Def Jam Points: 151
Mentions: 14
65 Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers
Zoe Records Points: 147
Mentions: 11
66 Of Montreal, Skeletal Lamping
Polyvinyl Points: 146
Mentions: 14
67 Guns N' Roses, Chinese Democracy
Geffen Points: 145
Mentions: 13
68 Dr. Dog, Fate
Park the Van Points: 145
Mentions: 12
69 Times New Viking, Rip It Off
Matador Points: 143
Mentions: 13
70 Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer
Sub Pop Points: 138
Mentions: 14
71 Fennesz, Black Sea
Touch Points: 138
Mentions: 14
72 The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely
Warner Brothers Points: 138
Mentions: 17
73 Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Primary Colours
Aarght! Points: 137
Mentions: 13
74 Glasvegas, Glasvegas
Columbia Points: 136
Mentions: 12
75 Ponytail, Ice Cream Spiritual!
We Are Free Points: 134
Mentions: 11
76 The Raveonettes, Lust Lust Lust
Vice Records Points: 134
Mentions: 12
77 Robyn, Robyn
Points: 134
Mentions: 12
78 Jay Reatard, Matador Singles '08
Matador Points: 133
Mentions: 12
79 Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Momofuku
Lost Highway Points: 133
Mentions: 14
80 Spiritualized, Songs in A & E
Castle Points: 131
Mentions: 12
81 Lykke Li, Youth Novels
Atlantic Points: 130
Mentions: 15
82 Opeth, Watershed
Roadrunner Points: 129
Mentions: 12
83 Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lie Down in the Light
Drag City Points: 127
Mentions: 12
84 Fuck Buttons, Street Horrrsing
ATP Points: 126
Mentions: 14
85 Arthur Russell, Love Is Overtaking Me
Audika Points: 125
Mentions: 11
86 Conor Oberst, Conor Oberst
Merge Points: 125
Mentions: 15
87 Toumani Diabate, The Mande Variations
World Circuit/Nonesuch Points: 123
Mentions: 12
88 Marnie Stern, This Is It . . .
Kill Rock Stars Points: 123
Mentions: 11
89 Orchestra Baobab, Made in Dakar
Nonesuch Points: 122
Mentions: 13
90 Franco, Francophonic
Sterns Africa Points: 118
Mentions: 9
91 The-Dream, Love/Hate
Def Jam Points: 114
Mentions: 8
92 Charlie Haden Family & Friends, Rambling Boy
Decca Points: 114
Mentions: 10
93 Steinski, What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective
Illegal Art Points: 114
Mentions: 11
94 Flight of the Conchords, Flight of the Conchords
SubPop Points: 113
Mentions: 11
95 Jenny Lewis, Acid Tongue
Warner Brothers Points: 113
Mentions: 14
96 The Knux, Remind Me in 3 Days...
Interscope Points: 113
Mentions: 13
97 Why?, Alopecia
Anticon Points: 112
Mentions: 9
98 Okkervil River, The Stand Ins
Jagjaguwar Points: 111
Mentions: 8
99 Nada Surf, Lucky
Barsuk Points: 111
Mentions: 11
100 Juana Molina, Un Dia
Domino Points: 107
Mentions: 11

SINGLES

1 M.I.A., "Paper Planes" * **
Interscope Mentions: 107
2 Estelle featuring Kanye West, "American Boy"
Atlantic Mentions: 71
3 Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" **
Columbia Mentions: 59
4 MGMT, "Time to Pretend"
Mentions: 53
5 Lil Wayne, "A Milli"
Cash Money/Universal Mentions: 50
6 Santogold, "L.E.S. Artistes"
Downtown Mentions: 49
7 Hercules and Love Affair, "Blind" **
Mute Mentions: 47
8 Coldplay, "Viva La Vida"
Mentions: 39
9 Kanye West, "Love Lockdown" **
Mentions: 38
10 Fleet Foxes, "White Winter Hymnal"
Sub Pop Mentions: 32
11 Portishead, "Machine Gun"
Island Mentions: 25
12 Hot Chip, "Ready for the Floor"
Astralwerks Mentions: 25
13 T.I. (featuring Rihanna), "Live Your Life"
Atlantic Mentions: 23
14 T.I., "Whatever You Like"
Mentions: 22
15 Rihanna, "Disturbia"
Mentions: 21
16 Death Cab for Cutie, "I Will Possess Your Heart"
Atlantic Mentions: 21
17 Adele, "Chasing Pavements"
Sony Mentions: 20
18 MGMT, "Electric Feel"
Sony Mentions: 20
19 Pink, "So What"
LaFace Mentions: 20
20 Vampire Weekend, "Oxford Comma"
XL Mentions: 19
21 TV on the Radio, "Golden Age"
Interscope Mentions: 18
22 Young Jeezy, "Put On"
Def Jam Mentions: 18
23 Lykke Li, "Little Bit"
Atlantic Mentions: 17
24 Duffy, "Mercy"
Mercury Mentions: 17
25 Ne-Yo, "Closer"
Def Jam Mentions: 16
26 Kings of Leon, "Sex on Fire"
Mentions: 16
27 T.I. featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne, "Swagger Like Us"
Grand Hustle/Atlantic Mentions: 16
28 The Ting Tings, "That's Not My Name"
Columbia Mentions: 16
29 Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"
Capitol Mentions: 15
30 M83, "Kim & Jessie"
Mute Mentions: 15
31 Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"
Cash Money / Universal Mentions: 15
32 Hayes Carll, "She Left Me for Jesus"
Mentions: 15
33 Bon Iver, "Skinny Love" *
Jagjaguwar Mentions: 15
34 Britney Spears, "Womanizer"
Jive Records Mentions: 15
35 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!"
Anti Mentions: 14
36 Black Kids, "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You"
Columbia Mentions: 14
37 Juan MacLean, "Happy House"
Mentions: 13
38 Katy Perry, "Hot N Cold"
Capitol Mentions: 13
39 Beyoncé, "If I Were a Boy"
Music World/Columbia Mentions: 13
40 Vampire Weekend, "A-Punk"
XL Mentions: 12
41 The Hold Steady, "Constructive Summer"
Vagrant Mentions: 12
42 Killers, "Human"
Island Mentions: 12
43 Santogold, "Lights Out"
Downtown Mentions: 12
44 Weezer, "Pork and Beans"
Geffen Mentions: 12
45 The Hold Steady, "Sequestered in Memphis"
Vagrant Mentions: 12
46 Be Your Own Pet, "Becky"
Mentions: 11
47 Sigur Ros, "Gobbledigook"
XL Mentions: 11
48 M83, "Graveyard Girl"
Mute Mentions: 11
49 Taylor Swift, "Love Story"
Big Machine Mentions: 11
50 Goldfrapp, "A&E"
Mute Mentions: 10
51 Leona Lewis, "Bleeding Love"
J Mentions: 10
52 Alphabeat, "Fascination"
Charisma Mentions: 10
53 Beck, "Gamma Ray"
Mentions: 10
54 Q-Tip, "Gettin' Up"
Mentions: 10
55 Kanye West, "Heartless"
Roc-A-Fella Mentions: 10
56 MGMT, "Kids"
Columbia Mentions: 10
57 Usher featuring Young Jeezy, "Love in This Club"
LaFace Mentions: 10
58 Jazmine, "Need U Bad"
J. Records Mentions: 10
59 Deerhunter, "Nothing Ever Happened"
Kranky Mentions: 10
60 David Byrne + Brian Eno, "Strange Overtones"
self-released Mentions: 10
61 R.E.M., "Supernatural Superserious"
Warner Brothers Mentions: 10
62 The Knux, "Cappuccino"
Mentions: 9
63 John Legend, "Green Light"
Atlantic Mentions: 9
64 Cut Copy, "Hearts on Fire"
Modular/Interscope Mentions: 9
65 Al Green, "Lay It Down"
Blue Note Mentions: 9
66 Ida Maria, "Oh My God"
Sony BMG Mentions: 9
67 The Gaslight Anthem, "The '59 Sound"
Side One Dummy Mentions: 9
68 Kid Rock, "All Summer Long"
Atlantic Mentions: 8
69 Beck, "Chemtrails"
Geffen Mentions: 8
70 Blitzen Trapper, "Furr"
Sub Pop Mentions: 8
71 Ting Tings, "Great DJ"
Columbia Mentions: 8
72 The Walkmen, "In the New Year"
Gigantic Mentions: 8
73 Lee Ann Womack, "Last Call"
MCA Mentions: 8
74 Young Jeezy, "My President"
Def Jam Mentions: 8
75 Jordin Sparks ft. Chris Brown, "No Air"
Jive Mentions: 8
76 Miley Cyrus, "See You Again"
Disney Mentions: 8
77 Drive-By Truckers, "The Righteous Path"
New West Mentions: 8
78 Vivian Girls, "Where Do You Run To"
Slumberland Mentions: 8
79 Nas, "Black President"
Def Jam Mentions: 7
80 Invisible Conga People, "Cable Dazed"
Italians Do It Better Mentions: 7
81 Vampire Weekend, "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
Mentions: 7
82 Jamey Johnson, "High Cost of Living"
Mentions: 7
83 Erykah Badu, "Honey"
Mentions: 7
84 My Morning Jacket, "I'm Amazed"
Mentions: 7
85 Coldplay, "Lost!"
Capitol Mentions: 7
86 Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent"
Def Jam Mentions: 7
87 Lil Wayne, "Mrs. Officer"
Universal/Cash Money Mentions: 7
88 The Bug, "Poison Dart"
Ninja Tune Mentions: 7
89 She & Him, "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?"
Merge Mentions: 7
90 Alejandro Escovedo, "Always a Friend"
Back Porch Mentions: 6
91 Jazmine Sullivan, "Bust Your Windows"
Mentions: 6
92 The Magnetic Fields, "California Girls"
Nonesuch Mentions: 6
93 Lykke Li, "Dance, Dance, Dance"
LL Mentions: 6
94 TV on the Radio, "Dancing Choose"
Mentions: 6
95 Los Campesinos!, "Death to Los Campesinos!"
Arts & Crafts Mentions: 6
96 Busta Rhymes, "Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water on 'Em)"
Flipmode/Universal Motown Mentions: 6
97 No Age, "Eraser"
Sub Pop Mentions: 6
98 Annie, "I Know UR Girlfriend Hates Me"
Island Mentions: 6
99 Jamey Johnson, "In Color"
Mercury Mentions: 6
100 Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, "Low"
Mentions: 6

Re: Village Voice

That's the list. Closest to mine I've seen.

Re: Village Voice

Here's the link to the full results: http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/

579 critics participated.

Re: Village Voice

That's a whole lotta critics

Yes...

that number is up from last year, when the # of critics participating dropped pretty notably, from what I remember. In the late 80s/early 90s, the # of critics was 250-350, peaking later on at 700+ one year.

Let me go check and see if the singles results are out...

Singles...

http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/singles/2008/

Did I...

overlook that the singles list was posted? Ah well, nothing wrong with reinforcment.

Too bad the P&J site doesn't have archives anywhere on the site (at least that I can see). Not that we need to look through more than a couple of hundred or so- it gets rather silly seeing how long the lists are, when so many albums/tracks get a single year-end mention.

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Getting worse with each year. Which baby boomers will be making the top 40 in 12 months? Yawn.

Re: Village Voice

getting more valuable each year (or at least holding while everything else gets worse). it's always one of the year's best lists and one of the few where you'll find both great "adult-alternative" albums and great black music in the middle ranks (the top is the same as other lists) which other publications are too cool to even consider/don't care about because it's too popular (i assume what this is what mitchell's baby boomer comment refers to...)

Re: Village Voice

Personally I'm not bothered by VV's US-centric 'world' view or that that many critics are considering the new album form Ray Davis / Springsteen / R.E.M. etc etc as being worth my time.

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yeah, that's what i mean

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I find Village Voice's poll is one of the more useful polls out there, although it's got it's clear biases like any publication. Rap acts and more previously established acts have an easier time getting to the top. But, at least six or seven of it's top ten are usually quite good albums.

Re: Village Voice

If were Bob Dylan were ever to get through a year without recording a new album/finding some crap at the back of the wardrobe, the staff at Village Voice would steal his answerphone tape and put it in their top twenty.

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Its not the VV staff; but I get your point.

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"Getting worse with each year. Which baby boomers will be making the top 40 in 12 months? Yawn."

Actually this is why I find this to be a more INTERESTING list. While I realize that any list that attempts to discount any music made by anyone under 30 is missing some great talent, so is one that excludes everyone OVER 45.

In other words, that Al Green album IS pretty good.

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There are a lot of dinosaur acts on this list, but the only one who's seriously undeserving is Randy Newman. There's plenty of younger ones too. Three of the top five or pretty young acts and the other two started in the nineties.

And Nick Cave completely deserves top ten.

And Bob Dylan's last three studio albums *were* some of the best few of their years.