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Village Voice still does Pazz & Jop; Frank Ocean and “Call Me Maybe” win 2012

by Bill Pearis


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.

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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