Village Voice Pazz & Jop Annual Poll

:: The Village Voice has released its 30th (or 31st) Annual Pazz & Jop Critics’ Poll. Details: “This poll combines ballots from 732 critics, who divided 100 points among 10 2003 albums. Maximum per album: 30. Minimum: 5. Points determined placement, with total mentions (indicated in parenthesis) used for tie breaking.”

I don’t recognize many of the artists on these lists, and certainly don’t know most of the Top 50 singles or albums. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins? Kelis? Lumidee? Chingy? And what’s with Jay-Z (or Jay-Zed, as we say in Canada): Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z, Pharrell featuring Jay-Z? OK, I do recognize Warren Zevon, Coldplay, Johnny Cash, The Strokes, Radiohead… Hey…YA!

What am I listening to these days? The Jethro Tull Christmas Album, and it’s damn good.

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