This is a statistical index to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop music critics poll, generated in the process of its tabulation for the last few years.
 
Click any linked column-heading to sort a table by that column. Click any album or song for an artist profile, or any voter for a voter profile.
 
Some explanation of the various esoteric metrics:
Similarity is calculated for albums, songs and artists based on voter overlap, and for ballots and voters based on album+song+artist overlap. The ballot and voter scores are weighted by album/song/artist popularity.
Sam Smith
Ranks
2016 
2015#1119 of 2068
2014#54 of 2567
2013 
2012 
2011 
2010 
2009 
2008 
Albums
AlbumYearRankPointsVotesEnthusiasmKvltosisHipnessMetalismMonolithityVitality
Sam Smith · In the Lonely Hour2014#771431311.0.617.734.000.160.245
Bob Grossweiner · Chris Bosman · Eric Snider · Hilary Hughes · Holly Gleason · Jesse Richman · Jon Bream · Leslie Berman · Michael Ayers · Ryan Patrick · Sowmya Krishnamurthy · Steve Horowitz · Steve Reynolds
Similar Albums
.1403Lucinda Williams · The Ghosts of Highway 20  (2016)
.1402Jhen√© Aiko · Souled Out  (2014)
.1402Ruthie Foster · Let It Burn  (2012)
.1072(various artists) · Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell  (2012)
.0952Patty Griffin · American Kid  (2013)
.0862Charles Bradley · Victim of Love  (2013)
.0862The Lumineers · The Lumineers  (2012)
.0722Bettye LaVette · Thankful N' Thoughtful  (2012)
.0722Bonnie Raitt · Slipstream  (2012)
.0722John Mellencamp · No Better Than This  (2010)
.0722Mavericks · In Time  (2013)
.0672Cass McCombs · Mangy Love  (2016)
.0663Jack White · Lazaretto  (2014)
.0622Hospitality · Hospitality  (2012)
.0622Mudcrutch · Mudcrutch  (2008)
.0614Jamey Johnson · The Guitar Song  (2010)
.0603Leonard Cohen · Popular Problems  (2014)
.0583Margo Price · Midwest Farmer's Daughter  (2016)
.0583The Weeknd · Beauty Behind the Madness  (2015)
.0582Nellie McKay · Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day  (2009)
Songs
SongYearRankVotesRemixSingularity
Sam Smith · "Lay Me Down"2015#23310 
 2014#55810 
Eric Snider · Jim Farber
Similar Songs
.0312Sam Smith · "Stay With Me"  (2014)
Sam Smith · "Writing's on the Wall"2015#46510 
Craig D. Lindsey
Sam Smith · "Stay With Me"2014#15281.786
Andrea Domanick · Brian Orloff · Craig D. Lindsey · E.J. Friedman · Ellis Widner · Eric Snider · Gary Graff · George A. Paul · Hilary Hughes · Jere Pilapil · Jim Farber · Jon Bream · Katie Moulton · Kenneth Partridge · Ken Rayes · Leslie Berman · Maud Deitch · Paul Robicheau · Randall Grass · Ray Padgett · Ron Hart · Ross Raihala · Roy Trakin · Sowmya Krishnamurthy · Steve Reynolds · Ted Cox · Tom Lane · Trent Fitzgerald
Similar Songs
.3519Hozier · "Take Me to Church"  (2014)
.2686Passion Pit · "Take a Walk"  (2012)
.1918Pharrell Williams · "Happy"  (2014)
.1598Adele · "Hello"  (2015)
.1576Justin Timberlake · "Mirrors"  (2013)
.15411The Weeknd · "Can't Feel My Face"  (2015)
.1504Weezer · "Pork and Beans"  (2008)
.1503The Jayhawks · "Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces"  (2016)
.1434Adele · "Rumour Has It"  (2011)
.1434Beck · "Dreams"  (2015)
.13811Drake · "Hotline Bling"  (2015)
.1375The Weeknd · "The Hills"  (2015)
.13314Adele · "Rolling in the Deep"  (2011)
.1335Meghan Trainor · "All About That Bass"  (2014)
.1324Maren Morris · "My Church"  (2016)
.1317Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars) · "Uptown Funk"  (2015)
.1303Nico & Vinz · "Am I Wrong"  (2014)
.12810Lorde · "Royals"  (2013)
.1264Little Big Town · "Girl Crush"  (2015)
.1224Duffy · "Mercy"  (2008)
Sam Smith · "I'm Not the Only One"2015#46510 
 2014#16140 
Ellis Widner · Jim Farber · Liz Tracy · Preston Jones · Ryan Patrick
Similar Songs
.1023Hozier · "Take Me to Church"  (2014)
.0652Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj · "Bang Bang"  (2014)
.0392Adele · "Chasing Pavements"  (2008)
.0392Iggy Azalea (ft. Charli XCX) · "Fancy"  (2014)
.0302Sam Smith · "Stay With Me"  (2014)
.0253Drake · "Hotline Bling"  (2015)
.0252Jay-Z and Kanye West · "Otis"  (2011)
.0252Pharrell Williams · "Happy"  (2014)
.0222Rihanna (ft. Drake) · "Work"  (2016)
.0212Sia · "Chandelier"  (2014)
Sam Smith · "Life Support"2014#55810 
Dan Kois
Sam Smith · "Not in That Way"2014#55810 
Jon Caramanica
Sam Smith · "Restart"2014#55810 
David Drake
Sam Smith · "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"2014#55810 
Bob Grossweiner
Similar Artists
.5418Mark Ronson
.4577Gotye
.39412Hozier
.2748Robin Thicke
.26413Jay-Z
.2356Mavericks
.22511Pharrell Williams
.2039Fun.
.2026Jake Bugg
.1835B.o.B
.1798Santigold
.17512Justin Timberlake
.1755Lake Street Dive
.1754Iggy Azalea
.1709Margo Price
.16814Daft Punk
.1664Maroon 5
.15916Lorde
.15710Eminem
.1576Lady Antebellum
Poll administered by the Village Voice  ·  Tabulation and analysis by glenn mcdonald / furia.com