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.
James Bradley
Overall
Centricity.245#759 of 1228
Breadth.786#70 of 1244
Metalism.000#401 of 1244
2014 original ballot
Centricity.242#356 of 601
Metalism.000#94 of 612
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Swans · To Be Kind2749
Parquet Courts · Sunbathing Animal1246
Perfume Genius · Too Bright1135
(various artists) · Spiritual Jazz 5100
Spoon · They Want My Soul970
Jerry Lee Lewis · The Knox Phillips Sessions: the Unreleased Recordings81
Tweedy · Sukierae79
Andy Stott · Faith in Strangers614
Peter Stampfel & the Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan Banjo Squadron · Better Than Expected51
Golden Grass · Golden Grass50
SongOther Votes
Perfume Genius · "Queen"34
Spoon · "Do You"17
New Pornographers · "Champions of Red Wine"3
Swans · "A Little God in My Hands"3
Ty Segall · "Tall Man, Skinny Lady"2
Black Keys · "Gotta Get Away"1
Jerry Lee Lewis · "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"1
Swans · "Screen Shot"1
Mac DeMarco · "Let Her Go"0
Real Estate · "It's Real"0

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.1618Steven Arroyo · 2014
.1457Andrew Dansby · 2014
.1437Eric Danton · 2014
.1387Eric Harvey · 2014
.1327Artemis Thomas-Hansard · 2014
.1325Heather Hoch · 2014
.1186Bonnie Stiernberg · 2014
.1096Daniel Sargeant · 2014
.1096Katie Moulton · 2014
.1076Zach Kelly · 2014
.1056Jonathan Lundeen · 2014
.1044Mark Deming · 2014
.1006Matt Fiander · 2014
.0924Jason Gargano · 2014
.0904Chris Toenes · 2014
.0884Mark J. Lepage · 2014
.0874Jeff Niesel · 2014
.0865Corey du Browa · 2014
.0865Judy Berman · 2014
.0854Traviss Cassidy · 2014
2013 original ballot
Centricity.138#341 of 453
Metalism.000#114 of 457
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Deerhunter · Monomania1822
John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/John Tilbury · Exta140
Body/Head · Coming Apart127
Bill Callahan · Dream River1117
Bob Dylan · Another Self Portrait109
The Knife · Shaking the Habitual926
Junip · Junip81
Eleanor Friedberger · Personal Record75
Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band · Hey Hey It's...the Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band63
Neil Young · Live at the Cellar Door51

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.1316Max Blau · 2013
.1294Robert Christgau · 2013
.0955Michael Tatum · 2013
.0945Adam Kivel · 2013
.0714Kevin O'Donnell · 2013
.0674Steve Erickson · 2013
.0673Jay Ruttenberg · 2014
.0654Carter Maness · 2013
.0594Liz Tracy · 2013
.0443Daniel Sargeant · 2013
.0423Mac Wilson · 2013
.0413Matthew Oshinsky · 2013
.0373Aaron Mendelson · 2013
.0353Bob Townsend · 2013
.0333Raymond Cummings · 2013
.0312Deborah Sprague · 2013
.0312Heather Phares · 2013
.0312Nick Green · 2013
.0312Peter Gerstenzang · 2013
.0302Allen St John · 2013
2012 original ballot
Centricity.223#267 of 485
Metalism.000#94 of 493
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Neil Young & Crazy Horse · Americana189
The Caretaker · Patience: After Sebald140
Todd Snider · Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables1213
Swans · The Seer1150
Liars · Wixiw1011
Alex Chilton · Free Again: the 1970 Sessions90
Leonard Cohen · Old Ideas830
Goat · World Music714
Redd Kross · Researching the Blues69
Dr. John · Locked Down531
SongOther Votes
Grimes · "Oblivion"24
Bruce Springsteen · "We Take Care of Our Own"18
Jack White · "I'm Shakin'"6
Neneh Cherry & the Thing · "Dream Baby Dream"4
Fun. · "Why Am I the One"1
Liars · "Brats"1
Patti Smith · "April Fool"1
The Caretaker · "When the Dog Days Were Drawing to an End"0
Imperial Teen · "No Matter What You Say"0
Neil Young & Crazy Horse · "Travel On"0

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.1676Brent Baldwin · 2012
.1536Franklin Soults · 2012
.1417Bob Grossweiner · 2012
.1397Omar Kholeif · 2012
.1367Ken Rayes · 2012
.1347Daniel Durchholz · 2012
.1327L. Kent Wolgamott · 2012
.1295Steve Hochman · 2012
.1237Ron Hart · 2012
.1216Larry King · 2012
.1215Bob Ruggiero · 2012
.1196Bill Holdship · 2012
.1176Robert Christgau · 2012
.1156Matt Rice · 2012
.1146Jon Bream · 2012
.1106Chris Herrington · 2012
.1106Gary Chun · 2012
.1106Mike Mettler · 2012
.1046Jordan Cronk · 2012
.1006Fred Mills · 2012
2011 original ballot
Centricity.553#60 of 693
Metalism.000#140 of 700
AlbumPointsOther Votes
The Beach Boys · The Smile Sessions1722
tUnE-yArDs · w h o k i l l14134
Demdike Stare · Tryptych1314
PJ Harvey · Let England Shake11128
Tom Waits · Bad As Me1095
M83 · Hurry Up, We're Dreaming955
EMA · Past Life Martyred Saints858
James Pants · James Pants71
Blood Orange · Coastal Grooves61
The Field · Looping State of Mind510
SongOther Votes
M83 · "Midnight City"65
Black Keys · "Lonely Boy"29
Cass McCombs · "County Line"24
SBTRKT · "Pharaohs"3
Kills · "Satellite"2
tUnE-yArDs · "Doorstep"1
Drive-By Truckers · "Dancing Ricky"0
Moon Duo · "Mazes"0
Thee Oh Sees · "If I Stay Too Long"0
Yacht · "Shangri-La"0

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.21710Mark Pytlik · 2011
.2158Andrew Dansby · 2011
.17610Aaron Hillis · 2011
.1719Mark Richardson · 2011
.1576Laurence Station · 2011
.1549Steve Klinge · 2011
.1528Eric Harvey · 2011
.1426Thorin Klosowski · 2011
.1398Mike Prevatt · 2011
.1386Jon Wiederhorn · 2011
.1366Jason Gargano · 2011
.1366Steve Ciabattoni · 2011
.1358Ian Port · 2011
.1247Ed Condran · 2011
.1227Larry Fitzmaurice · 2011
.1197Althea Legaspi · 2011
.1197Heather Phares · 2011
.1187Mark Deming · 2011
.1177Amanda Petrusich · 2011
.1137Tim Grierson · 2011
2010 original ballot
Centricity.211#431 of 699
Metalism.000#120 of 712
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Motorpsycho · Heavy Metal Fruit151
Black Keys · Brothers1488
Beach House · Teen Dream13110
Amanaz · Amanaz120
Ty Segall · Melted119
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings · I Learned the Hard Way726
Surfer Blood · Astro Coast723
Rangda · False Flag77
Lower Dens · Twin-Hand Movement76
The Alps · Le Voyage70
SongOther Votes
Cee Lo Green · "Fuck You!"186
Kanye West (ft. Dwele) · "Power"68
Beach House · "Zebra"14
Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck · "Heaven Can Wait"5
Sharon Van Etten · "Save Yourself"1
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti · "Butt-House Blondies"0
Broken Social Scene · "Meet Me in the Basement"0
Chemical Brothers · "Further"0
Matthew Dear · "I Can't Feel"0
MGMT · "It's Working"0

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.31610Brett Koshkin · 2010
.1428Brent Baldwin · 2010
.1408Ian Port · 2010
.1386Sean Murphy · 2010
.1348Rossiter Drake · 2010
.1328Andrew Bartlett · 2010
.1327Saul Austerlitz · 2010
.1257David Hudnall · 2010
.1237Jonathan Lundeen · 2010
.1237Martin Douglas · 2010
.1197Rachel Brodsky · 2010
.1197Scott Mervis · 2010
.1196Will Layman · 2010
.1147Pete Freedman · 2010
.1136Marissa G. Muller · 2010
.1107Dan DeLuca · 2010
.1105John Everhart · 2010
.1095Kevin O'Hare · 2010
.1086Bret Gladstone · 2010
.1086Matthew Oshinsky · 2010
2009 original ballot
Centricity.102#547 of 683
Metalism.000#161 of 697
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Intelligence · Fake Surfers152
Tyvek · Tyvek142
Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics · Inspiration Information, Vol. 31310
Yacht · See Mystery Lights127
Dan Deacon · Bromst1113
Pains of Being Pure at Heart · The Pains of Being Pure at Heart747
Thee Oh Sees · Help76
Woods · Songs of Shame76
Lightning Bolt · Earthly Delights72
Papercuts · You Can Have What You Want71
SongOther Votes
Jay-Z (ft. Alicia Keys) · "Empire State of Mind"88
Phoenix · "1901"80
Grizzly Bear · "Two Weeks"64
Lily Allen · "Fuck You"9
Yacht · "Psychic City"6
Elvis Perkins · "Doomsday"3
Girls · "Laura"2
R√∂yksopp · "Happy Up Here"2
Andrew Bird · "Fitz and the Dizzyspells"0
Monsters of Folk · "The Right Place"0

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.23511James Montgomery · 2009
.1528Michael Endelman · 2009
.1267Eric Grandy · 2009
.1247Julia Simon · 2009
.1227Ryan Schreiber · 2009
.1207Alan Baban · 2009
.1197Melissa Maerz · 2009
.1177Bill Crandall · 2009
.1177Paul Robicheau · 2009
.1096Dave Lipp · 2009
.1055Luke Hackney · 2009
.1046Rebecca Raber · 2009
.1026Pete Freedman · 2009
.1016David Brusie · 2009
.1006David Ritter · 2009
.0996Clifford J Corcoran · 2009
.0986Jonathan Lundeen · 2009
.0986Kristyn Pomranz · 2009
.0956Andy Dubbin · 2009
.0956Anna Deem · 2009
.0956Daniel Durchholz · 2009
2008 original ballot
Centricity.247#307 of 568
Metalism.000#123 of 579
AlbumPointsOther Votes
Girl Talk · Feed the Animals1642
Randy Newman · Harps and Angels1447
Black Keys · Attack & Release1317
MGMT · Oracular Spectacular1240
Women · Public Strain102
Born Ruffians · Red, Yellow & Blue90
Indian Jewelry · Free Gold!80
Flying Lotus · Los Angeles713
Los Campesinos! · Hold on Now, Youngster...631
Crystal Castles · Crystal Castles513
SongOther Votes
Santogold · "L.E.S. Artistes"48
Hercules and Love Affair · "Blind"45
Fleet Foxes · "White Winter Hymnal"31
Hot Chip · "Ready for the Floor"24
Vampire Weekend · "M79"5
Neon Neon · "Dream Cars"1
Grand Archives · "A Setting Sun"0
Osborne · "Downtown"0
Passion Pit · "Better Things"0
Ruby Suns · "These Are Birds"0

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.23312Steve Klinge · 2008
.19410Michael Connelly · 2008
.1779Ryan Schreiber · 2008
.1689Mark Richardson · 2008
.1556Brent Baldwin · 2008
.1488Mosi Reeves · 2008
.1408Jonathan Lundeen · 2008
.1378Jessica Suarez · 2008
.1348Ken Rayes · 2008
.1318Colin St. John · 2008
.1265Michael Deeds · 2008
.1257Christian Hoard · 2008
.1238Paul Robicheau · 2008
.1237John Elsasser · 2008
.1227William Bowers · 2008
.1207Todd Hutlock · 2008
.1197Althea Legaspi · 2008
.1197Corey du Browa · 2008
.1197Mark Zepezauer · 2008
.1187Scott Mervis · 2008
Similar Voters
.14626Tim O'Neil
.13432Brent Baldwin
.13429Andy Dubbin
.12838Jonathan Lundeen
.12226Ryan Schreiber
.12032Steve Klinge
.11630Andrew Dansby
.11534Will Hermes
.11518Ian Port
.11430Scott Mervis
.11131Colin St. John
.10821Julia Simon
.10820Corey du Browa
.10625Jose Duran
.10624Aaron Hillis
.10530Michael Gallucci
.10526Daniel Sargeant
.10424Brett Koshkin
.10231Saul Austerlitz
.10226Heather Phares
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