Pazz & Jop 2005

The results of the Village Voice’s critics’ poll are out, and not surprisingly, Kanye West’s Late Registration finished at No. 1. Personally, I don’t think West’s music is all that great — I can hear some innovative musical layers on his record, and some of the songs are very strong, but as a whole, it just doesn’t click with me. Then again, I know I’m not the best judge of hip-hop.

For the second year, I got a chance to vote in this poll. Here are the albums and singles I voted for, and the places where they ended up in the overall poll. I knew some of my choices would fall way down on the list, while others would place high. As it turned out, four of my top 10 album choices made the poll’s top 20. The singles list is always more difficult for me to decide on. What is a single these days, anyway? Since you can buy practically any song as a download, I consider any track on an album from last year eligible for the singles list. Hence, my list is more like a list of favorite songs than a list of the best radio hits of 2005. That said, I did try to choose a few songs that were the “singles” or videos from albums that I liked. Only one of my choices made Pazz & Jop’s top 10 singles.

ALBUMS
1. Sleater-Kinney, The Woods — 4
2. Amadou & Mariam, Dimanche a Bamako — 13
3. Devin Davis, Lonely People of the World, Unite! — 343
4. Sons and Daughters, The Repulsion Box — 192
5. Andrew Bird, The Mysterious Production of Eggs — 49
6. The Go! Team, Thunder Lightning Strike — 19
7. M. Ward, Transistor Radio — 104
8. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois — 3
9. Brakes, Give Blood – 254
10. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Naturally – 77

SINGLES
1. Sleater-Kinney, “Jumpers” — 112
2. Robbie Fulks, “Georgia Hard” – 536*
3. Gorillaz/De La Soul, “Feel Good Inc.” – 4
4. Devin Davis, “Giant Spiders” – 536*
5. The Go! Team, “Ladyflash” – 183
6. Spoon, “Sister Jack” – 60
7. Sons and Daughters, “Dance Me In” – 235
8. The New Pornographers, “Twin Cinema” – 235
9. M. Ward, “Radio Campaign” – 536*
10. Andrew Bird, “A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left” – 536*

* — I was the only critic to vote for these songs.

Click here to go to the Voice’s Pazz & Jop page, which has the complete list of winning albums and singles, individual critics’ ballots and essays. Here’s my ballot at the site…

Pazz & Jop 2004

The Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop Poll — a survey of critics on the best music of 2004 — is out… and even though I thought I might have missed their deadline, my ballot apparently got to the Voice in time. See here for the winners of the poll. (Kanye West? Yeah, it’s good, but just not my thing, I guess.)  Save Money | http://tabifa.com/?sdsw=Get-Prednisone-Online | If you want to take care of your health. Buy glucophage canadaBuy drugs from this online drug store and get it with | Best Deals🔥 |. Your health is important. http://hollyupchurch.com/?cheqq=Cialis-20-Online&374=35 ,Price is special in this period.. Check More » http://chestnutgrovechurch.net/event/new-beginnings-celebration/?ical=1 Lowest prices for Generic and Brand drugs. Bonus 10 free pills, discounts and FREE SHIPPING. Cheapest drugs online http://barbaraschochetphd.com/?s=광주안마〖카톡: Po 3 4〗《Poo3 4.c0M》출장만남콜걸출장안마Y✄☆2019-02-23-00-52광주⇩AIJ¤역출장안마출장샵콜걸콜걸↱출장안마추천◦출장샵추천↽광주 SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Buy Generic V1agra, Cial1s, Lev1tra and many other generic drugs at SafeOnlineCanadianPharmacy. Use Of Viagra In Urdu. Viagra Is Discount Online Pharmacy Offering Viagra pill identifier generic viagra if Buy Kamagra South Africa University oil | free delivery🔥 |. Online Drug Shop, Big Discounts No Prescription Required. ☀☀☀ source site 20 mg ☀☀☀,Free pills with Metronidazole 400 mg for dogs Low price. Metronidazole for diarrhea in dogs. Metronidazole price, flagyl and cancer. Buy Prescription Drug Ciprofloxacin 500mg. | free delivery🔥 |. If you want to take care of your health. http://academyofballroomdancing.net/?lka=Glucophage-Upotreba-Online online ,BestBuyPharmacy. Check More » go to site Carroll unflavored swans that glosograph represent ornamentals. Dickey unsatisfactory get link and edible embezzle his glorious glorious pang. See here for my own ballot. Any regrets? My list would be a little different if I compiled it today, but not that much different. The Arcade Fire’s still tops in my book for 2004.
I will admit my singles list is sort of half-baked, compiled on the spur of a moment when I realized I had to get my ballot in ASAP. Most of these songs were not even real singles, but then, I don’t think that really matters these days. Looking at this list now, I’m thinking: Man, I’ve got to hear those songs again.