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.239#771 of 1228
Breadth.438#546 of 1244
Metalism.000#401 of 1244
2014 original ballot
Centricity.201#392 of 601
Metalism.000#94 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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.2136Allen St John · 2014
.2066Larry King · 2014
.2006Mike Berick · 2014
.1437Ellis Widner · 2014
.1256Jon Bream · 2014
.1215Bill Holdship · 2014
.1214Bill Holmes · 2014
.1196Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2014
.1156Barry Walters · 2014
.1144Salvatore Caputo · 2014
.1084Jeremiah McNeil · 2014
.1084Meredith Ochs · 2014
.1054Roy Kasten · 2014
.0974Carlo Wolff · 2014
.0935L. Kent Wolgamott · 2014
.0824Leslie Berman · 2014
.0794Paul Bradley · 2014
.0784Hilary Hughes · 2014
.0764Geoffrey Himes · 2014
.0724Chris Gray · 2014
2013 original ballot
Centricity.193#307 of 453
Metalism.000#114 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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.2126Peter Gerstenzang · 2013
.1186Philip Martin · 2013
.1176Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2013
.1156Paul Robicheau · 2013
.1156Steven Hyden · 2013
.1144Allen St John · 2013
.1126Tom Lane · 2013
.0894Michael Ayers · 2013
.0865Colin St. John · 2013
.0734Serene Dominic · 2013
.0724Al Choman · 2013
.0724Daniel Durchholz · 2013
.0724J. Anthony Ware · 2013
.0694Dan Kois · 2013
.0684Maureen Miller · 2013
.0674Drew Hinshaw · 2013
.0674Lauren Reskin · 2013
.0674Mark Pytlik · 2013
.0654Bud Scoppa · 2013
.0644Charles Johnson · 2013
.0644Jonah LaFollette · 2013
.0644Mike Greenhaus · 2013
2012 original ballot
Centricity.382#165 of 485
Metalism.000#94 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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.1936Steve Simels · 2012
.1768James Rodgers · 2012
.1746Peter Gerstenzang · 2012
.1728Derek Paiva · 2012
.1696Scott Mervis · 2012
.1667Larry King · 2012
.1638Bob Grossweiner · 2012
.1608Roy Trakin · 2012
.1357Ken Rayes · 2012
.1276Bill Holdship · 2012
.1247Gary Graff · 2012
.1124Bob Ruggiero · 2012
.1046Glenn Gamboa · 2012
.1036Jon Bream · 2012
.1034David Menconi · 2012
.1024Bob Townsend · 2012
.1016David Cantwell · 2012
.1016Ken Capobianco · 2012
.0844Brent Baldwin · 2012
.0825Holly Gleason · 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

Similar Ballots
.2076Larry King · 2011
.2036Carlo Wolff · 2011
.2036Steve Ciabattoni · 2011
.1476Steve Baltin · 2011
.1437Phil Gallo · 2011
.1226Rick Mitchell · 2011
.1226Steve Rosen · 2011
.1186Jon Bream · 2011
.1184Paul Robicheau · 2011
.1164Dan Ferguson · 2011
.1144Mike Berick · 2011
.1124Stephen Haag · 2011
.1116Steve Leftridge · 2011
.1114Jay Bennett · 2011
.1094Barney Hoskyns · 2011
.1074Brett Koshkin · 2011
.1034Preston Jones · 2011
.1024Steve Matteo · 2011
.0994Salvatore Caputo · 2011
.0975Brent Baldwin · 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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.1374Gillian G Gaar · 2009
.1244Thor Christensen · 2009
.1224Jeff Vrabel · 2009
.1214Tristram Lozaw · 2009
.1194Bill Holdship · 2009
.1174Peter Gerstenzang · 2009
.0935Ellis Widner · 2009
.0914Marc Hirsh · 2009
.0794Bob Grossweiner · 2009
.0764Will Layman · 2009
.0693Ken Rayes · 2009
.0663Steve Pick · 2009
.0502Chip Stern · 2009
.0423Roy Kasten · 2009
.0372Joan Anderman · 2009
.0342Jed Gottlieb · 2009
.0342Kembrew McLeod · 2009
.0342Steve Klinge · 2009
.0332Allen St John · 2009
.0332George Varga · 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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.2006Steve Simels · 2008
.2006Thor Christensen · 2008
.1886Brent Baldwin · 2008
.1557Jason Fine · 2008
.1486Jack Buehrer · 2008
.1407Ken Rayes · 2008
.1326Stephen Thomas Erlewine · 2008
.1174Danny Eccleston · 2008
.1166Mark Zepezauer · 2008
.1164Julie Seabaugh · 2008
.1144Carrie Havranek · 2008
.1126Derk Richardson · 2008
.1126Edna Gundersen · 2008
.1124Allen St John · 2008
.1114Randy Lewis · 2008
.1094David Fricke · 2008
.1084Bob Grossweiner · 2008
.1044William Ruhlmann · 2008
.1034Ellen Carpenter · 2008
.1025Adam Mazmanian · 2008
Similar Voters
.18123Allen St John
.15323Peter Gerstenzang
.14425Larry King
.12918Steve Simels
.12916Thor Christensen
.12612Salvatore Caputo
.11512Carlo Wolff
.11326Bob Grossweiner
.11225Jon Bream
.10213Mike Berick
.10123Philip Martin
.10117Rick Mitchell
.09719Bill Holdship
.09321Ken Rayes
.08922Stephen Thomas Erlewine
.08918Brent Baldwin
.08619Paul Robicheau
.0857Jason Fine
.08416Derk Richardson
.08411Roy Kasten
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