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Posted in music on January 15, 2014
by Bill Pearis
The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll was published this week, surveying a whole mess of music writers and tallying up the vote. As with anything where it's a collective list, the winners won't be surprising to anyone who's perused 2013 Best Of lists. Kanye West, Vampire Weekend and Daft Punk top the LPs list; Daft Punk, Haim and Kanye have the top three singles. The late deadline for voting did, however, allow for the inclusion of Beyoncé's self-titled LP, which came in at #4.
You can check out the Top 20 LPs and Tracks in this post and peruse the whole lists at the Village Voice. You can also check out individual ballots and read essays on Kanye, Miley, R Kelly, the emo revival, and others, not to mention loads of pithy blurbs and pie charts.
Pazz & Jop Top 20 LP & Singles lists below..
Pazz & Jop - Top 20 Albums of 2013
1 Kanye West, Yeezus
2 Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
3 Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
4 Beyoncé, Beyoncé
5 Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap
6 My Bloody Valentine, m b v
7 Haim, Days Are Gone
8 Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
9 Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze
10 Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
11 Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
12 Savages, Silence Yourself
13 Disclosure, Settle
14 Arcade Fire, Reflektor
15 David Bowie, The Next Day
16 Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time
17 Jason Isbell, Southeastern
18 Drake, Nothing Was the Same
19 Deafheaven, Sunbather
20 The National, Trouble Will Find Me
Pazz & Jop - Top 20 Singles of 2013
1 Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell), "Get Lucky"
3 Haim, "The Wire"
4 Kanye West, "New Slaves"
4 Robin Thicke (ft. T.I. and Pharrell), "Blurred Lines"
6 Drake (ft. Majid Jordan), "Hold On, We're Going Home"
7 Kanye West, "Black Skinhead"
8 Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX), "I Love It"
9 Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
10 Kanye West, "Bound 2"
11 Arcade Fire, "Reflektor"
11 Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
13 Tegan and Sara, "Closer"
14 Ciara, "Body Party"
15 Miley Cyrus, "Wrecking Ball"
15 Phosphorescent, "Song for Zula"
17 Kacey Musgraves, "Follow Your Arrow"
18 Vampire Weekend, "Diane Young"
19 Janelle Monáe (ft. Erykah Badu), "Q.U.E.E.N."
20 James Blake, "Retrograde"