Posted in music on January 16, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Paz

The Village Voice's annual "Pazz n' Jop" critics poll is up and, as with anything like this with averaged votes, the winners are probably not that surprising. Frank Ocean's Channel Orange takes the top album slot (Kendrick Lamar is #2), and Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable "Call Me Maybe" comes in at the top of the singles list. (Miguel, who is on the cover of the Voice this week, comes in at #2 with "Adorn.")You can also view individual ballots and read pithy quips about the year as a whole.

The top 10s for Pazz & Jop albums and singles are below and full lists are over at the Voice.

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Pazz & Jop 2012 - Albums
1 Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
2 Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
3 Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel...
4 Japandroids, Celebration Rock
5 Miguel , Kaleidoscope Dream
6 Tame Impala, Lonerism
7 Swans, The Seer
8 Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music
9 Grimes, Visions
10 Beach House, Bloom

Pazz & Jop 2012 Singles
1 Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
2 Miguel, "Adorn"
3 Usher , "Climax"
4 Frank Ocean, "Thinkin' 'Bout You" *
5 Japandroids, "The House That Heaven Built"
6 Taylor Swift, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
7 Solange, "Losing You"
8 Gotye (ft. Kimbra), "Somebody That I Used to Know" *
9 Kanye West (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz), "Mercy"
10 Frank Ocean, "Pyramids"

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Comments (23)

crap, i miss Christgau. looks like they copied the LP list from Pitchfork

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:36 PM

they forgot the jacuz1 b0ys

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:41 PM

no iPods?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:42 PM

1236, you do realize he still submits a ballot, right? Xgau's ballot this year was especially hilarious: http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/critics/2012/684394/

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:43 PM

I'm sure the sausages are more interested in the jizz n slop poll over at Gloryhole Daily

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:50 PM

The Voice hasn't had worthwhile articles in over a decade

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:51 PM

1243, thanks, did not know that, thanks for posting. He's a riot, as always.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:01 PM

I dunno why, ya wanna impress christgau, oh let that shit die

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:09 PM

Christgau is a fossil of a dead medium. Dean of American Rock Critics my ass!

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:25 PM

"Christgau is a fossil of a dead medium. Dean of American Rock Critics my ass!"

this x10000. a useless turd if there ever was one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:45 PM

Christgau listens to Skrillex pass it on

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:49 PM

wow... that Christgau ballot has to be a joke, right? Or did he really think Neil Young's cover of "Oh Susanna" was the THIRD BEST SONG released all year?

I mean I love Neil Young and who doesn't love "Oh Susanna"? but that has to be a joke, right? How can you call youself a music critic and say that??

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 1:52 PM

Who'd pick "Americana" over "Psychedelic Pill"?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 2:16 PM

I'll take Swans. You can keep the rest. Either it was a lousy year or pop/rock is just at an alltime low. Those singles ALL suck. The Voice is a shell of it's former self.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 2:26 PM

Embarrassing year for music altogether.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 5:36 PM

Christgau must now be suffering from alzheimer's to put "Gangnam Style" by Psy on his list.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 5:39 PM

I still read the Voice but it has gotten weak. Why don't they do stories on NY bands instead of Bob Dylan & Bruce S.? There is a great folk scene going on in S.I. now

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 7:54 PM

The problem is these guys don't buy music anymore. The don't go to record stores. They get this crap music sent to them by the labels and that's all they listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 8:30 PM

great year for hip hop, terrible year for rock

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 9:55 PM

5:36, it was a pretty good year for music - just an embarrassing year to be a journalist

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 11:14 PM

Usher was robbed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 11:22 PM

Wait till ytina 5antil puts out his list....

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2013 4:40 AM

hi how r u wt r u 2ing now

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2013 5:24 AM

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