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.
Jeff Tamarkin
Overall
Centricity.253#804 of 1313
Breadth.441#494 of 1329
Metalism.000#442 of 1329
2016 original ballot
Centricity.232#363 of 542
Metalism.000#75 of 550
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Van Morrison · Keep Me Singing152
Rolling Stones · Blue & Lonesome1425
David Bowie · Blackstar13208
The Monkees · Good Times!1218
Santana · Santana IV110
Esperanza Spalding · Emily's D+Evolution920
Allah-Las · Calico Review81
Quilt · Plaza72
Alicia Keys · Here62
The Low Anthem · Eyeland51

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.2116Jim Bessman · 2016
.1476Ken Rayes · 2016
.1404Darryl Smyers · 2016
.1336Tom Lane · 2016
.1136Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2016
.1054Brian Bowe · 2016
.1034Bob Grossweiner · 2016
.0984Ron Hart · 2016
.0974Preston Jones · 2016
.0964Ashley Zlatopolsky · 2016
.0954Scott Mervis · 2016
.0944Tim Riley · 2016
.0934Bill Holdship · 2016
.0924Charles R. Cross · 2016
.0914Larry King · 2016
.0904Michael Deeds · 2016
.0894Tristram Lozaw · 2016
.0885Ken Capobianco · 2016
.0835Michael Azerrad · 2016
.0814Michael Lach · 2016
2015 original ballot
Centricity.361#227 of 480
Metalism.000#85 of 483
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Kendrick Lamar · To Pimp a Butterfly15209
Bob Dylan · Shadows in the Night1419
Cecile McLorin Salvant · For One to Love132
Bettye LaVette · Worthy120
Kamasi Washington · The Epic1155
Leon Bridges · Coming Home928
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin · Lost Time84
Rhiannon Giddens · Tomorrow Is My Turn716
Los Lobos · Gates of Gold63
Nellie McKay · My Weekly Reader55

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.2488Alan Light · 2015
.1695Charles R. Cross · 2015
.1326Ellis Widner · 2015
.1307Bob Grossweiner · 2015
.1296Leland Rucker · 2015
.1247Phil Gallo · 2015
.1244Tom Cheyney · 2015
.1194Janelle Bitker · 2015
.1184Dave Gil de Rubio · 2015
.1164Larry King · 2015
.1124Steve Horowitz · 2015
.1114Roy Kasten · 2015
.1056Paul Robicheau · 2015
.1056Sama'an Ashrawi · 2015
.1014Ryan Patrick · 2015
.0996David Cantwell · 2015
.0896Steve Rosen · 2015
.0805Nick Spacek · 2015
.0784Richard Gehr · 2015
.0764Laurence Station · 2015
2014 original ballot
Centricity.201#392 of 601
Metalism.000#102 of 612
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Dave and Phil Alvin · Common Ground152
Pharrell Williams · Girl1410
Lana Del Rey · Ultraviolence1344
The Empty Hearts · The Empty Hearts123
Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey · Going Back Home115
Rosanne Cash · The River & the Thread927
Bill Frisell · Guitar in the Space Age!83
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings · Give the People What They Want712
Sturgill Simpson · Metamodern Sounds in Country Music677
Israel Nash · Israel Nash's Rain Plans51

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.2106Allen St John · 2014
.2056Larry King · 2014
.2006Mike Berick · 2014
.1447Ellis Widner · 2014
.1256Jon Bream · 2014
.1225Bill Holdship · 2014
.1214Bill Holmes · 2014
.1186Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2014
.1176Barry Walters · 2014
.1154Salvatore Caputo · 2014
.1074Meredith Ochs · 2014
.1054Jeremiah McNeil · 2014
.1054Roy Kasten · 2014
.0984Carlo Wolff · 2014
.0935L. Kent Wolgamott · 2014
.0814Leslie Berman · 2014
.0794Hilary Hughes · 2014
.0794Paul Bradley · 2014
.0764Geoffrey Himes · 2014
.0714Chris Gray · 2014
2013 original ballot
Centricity.193#307 of 453
Metalism.000#115 of 457
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Daft Punk · Random Access Memories1575
Milk Carton Kids · The Ash & Clay142
Tedeschi Trucks Band · Made Up Mind134
Willie Nile · American Ride122
Foxygen · We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic117
Pat Metheny · Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 2091
C├ęcile McLorin Salvant · WomanChild82
Steve Earle · The Low Highway72
Iron & Wine · Ghost on Ghost65
Ashley Monroe · Like a Rose530
SongOther Votes
Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams) · "Get Lucky"116

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.2146Peter Gerstenzang · 2013
.1226Philip Martin · 2013
.1206Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2013
.1196Paul Robicheau · 2013
.1176Steven Hyden · 2013
.1146Tom Lane · 2013
.1134Allen St John · 2013
.0914Michael Ayers · 2013
.0895Colin St. John · 2013
.0764Serene Dominic · 2013
.0734Al Choman · 2013
.0724Daniel Durchholz · 2013
.0724J. Anthony Ware · 2013
.0724Maureen Miller · 2013
.0714Drew Hinshaw · 2013
.0704Dan Kois · 2013
.0704Lauren Reskin · 2013
.0704Mark Pytlik · 2013
.0674Bud Scoppa · 2013
.0674Dave Clifford · 2013
.0674Michael Gallucci · 2013
.0674Ross Raihala · 2013
2012 original ballot
Centricity.382#165 of 485
Metalism.000#95 of 493
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Tom Jones · Spirit in the Room150
Graham Parker and the Rumour · Three Chords Good146
Jimmy Cliff · Rebirth135
Bob Dylan · Tempest1232
Bruce Springsteen · Wrecking Ball1135
Russ Seeger · Living in Peace90
Avett Brothers · The Carpenter810
Leonard Cohen · Old Ideas730
The Lumineers · The Lumineers65
Frank Ocean · Channel Orange5169

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.1966Steve Simels · 2012
.1758James Rodgers · 2012
.1746Peter Gerstenzang · 2012
.1708Derek Paiva · 2012
.1706Scott Mervis · 2012
.1647Larry King · 2012
.1608Bob Grossweiner · 2012
.1598Roy Trakin · 2012
.1357Ken Rayes · 2012
.1296Bill Holdship · 2012
.1217Gary Graff · 2012
.1144Bob Ruggiero · 2012
.1054David Menconi · 2012
.1036Ken Capobianco · 2012
.1026David Cantwell · 2012
.1026Glenn Gamboa · 2012
.0996Jon Bream · 2012
.0984Bob Townsend · 2012
.0805Holly Gleason · 2012
.0804Thor Christensen · 2012
2011 original ballot
Centricity.285#366 of 693
Metalism.000#140 of 700
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Tom Waits · Bad As Me1595
Paul Simon · So Beautiful or So What1460
New York Dolls · Dancing Backward in High Heels133
Nick Lowe · The Old Magic1214
Fleet Foxes · Helplessness Blues1158
Merle Haggard · Working in Tennessee91
Smithereens · 201182
Charles Bradley · No Time for Dreaming725
The Low Anthem · Smart Flesh63
Rumer · Seasons of My Soul50

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.2096Larry King · 2011
.2066Steve Ciabattoni · 2011
.2056Carlo Wolff · 2011
.1516Steve Baltin · 2011
.1437Phil Gallo · 2011
.1246Rick Mitchell · 2011
.1236Steve Rosen · 2011
.1216Jon Bream · 2011
.1194Paul Robicheau · 2011
.1164Dan Ferguson · 2011
.1156Steve Leftridge · 2011
.1144Jay Bennett · 2011
.1144Mike Berick · 2011
.1134Stephen Haag · 2011
.1104Barney Hoskyns · 2011
.1084Brett Koshkin · 2011
.1084Preston Jones · 2011
.1054Steve Matteo · 2011
.1024Laurence Station · 2011
.1014Parke Puterbaugh · 2011
2009 original ballot
Centricity.094#560 of 683
Metalism.000#161 of 697
AlbumPointsOther Votes
The Beatles · The Beatles: Stereo Box Set252
Green Day · 21st Century Breakdown1225
Levon Helm · Electric Dirt1022
Leonard Cohen · Live at the Isle of Wight 197093
Ravi Coltrane · Blending TImes90
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band · Between My Head and the Sky85
Freddie Hubbard · Without a Song: Live in Europe 196980
Stanley Clarke Trio With Lenny White & Hiromi · Jazz in the Garden70
Allen Toussaint · The Bright Mississippi621
New York Dolls · 'Cause I Sez So610

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.1384Gillian G Gaar · 2009
.1234Thor Christensen · 2009
.1214Jeff Vrabel · 2009
.1214Tristram Lozaw · 2009
.1194Bill Holdship · 2009
.1114Peter Gerstenzang · 2009
.0914Marc Hirsh · 2009
.0905Ellis Widner · 2009
.0784Bob Grossweiner · 2009
.0764Will Layman · 2009
.0633Ken Rayes · 2009
.0623Steve Pick · 2009
.0502Chip Stern · 2009
.0393Roy Kasten · 2009
.0362Joan Anderman · 2009
.0342Jed Gottlieb · 2009
.0342Kembrew McLeod · 2009
.0342Steve Klinge · 2009
.0332Allen St John · 2009
.0332Dan Epstein · 2009
.0332George Varga · 2009
.0332Lloyd Sachs · 2009
.0332Meredith Ochs · 2009
.0332Rick Petreycik · 2009
2008 original ballot
Centricity.277#276 of 568
Metalism.000#123 of 579
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Fleet Foxes · Fleet Foxes1587
Foxboro Hot Tubs · Stop Drop and Roll!!!144
Randy Newman · Harps and Angels1347
Bob Dylan · The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-20061235
Lucinda Williams · Little Honey1121
Kaiser Chiefs · Off With Their Heads96
Paul Weller · 22 Dreams89
Beck · Modern Guilt724
Anat Cohen · Notes From the Village60
James Hunter · The Hard Way51

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.2016Steve Simels · 2008
.2006Thor Christensen · 2008
.1936Brent Baldwin · 2008
.1567Jason Fine · 2008
.1506Jack Buehrer · 2008
.1427Ken Rayes · 2008
.1326Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2008
.1174Carrie Havranek · 2008
.1174Danny Eccleston · 2008
.1166Derk Richardson · 2008
.1166Mark Zepezauer · 2008
.1164Julie Seabaugh · 2008
.1146Edna Gundersen · 2008
.1134Allen St John · 2008
.1124Randy Lewis · 2008
.1094Bob Grossweiner · 2008
.1094David Fricke · 2008
.1064Ellen Carpenter · 2008
.1064William Ruhlmann · 2008
.1034Charles R. Cross · 2008
Similar Voters
.17524Allen St John
.17135Larry King
.14524Peter Gerstenzang
.13638Bob Grossweiner
.12717Thor Christensen
.12021Steve Simels
.11728Bill Holdship
.11313Carlo Wolff
.11012Salvatore Caputo
.10618Mike Berick
.10531Jon Bream
.10430Ken Rayes
.09917Jim Bessman
.09818Roy Kasten
.09727Steve Rosen
.09725Phil Gallo
.09721Derk Richardson
.09522Charles R. Cross
.09429Ellis Widner
.09428Paul Robicheau
Poll administered by the Village Voice  ·  Tabulation and analysis by glenn mcdonald / furia.com