20 Worst Songs of the Year

December 24th, 2010, 11:00 am by Greg

Give it up for Maura Johnston and Christopher R. Weingarten, who actually sat down to try to rank the 20 Worst Songs of 2010 for F2K10 at The Village Voice blog.

Not an easy task, obviously. I mean Susan Boyle’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” didn’t even make their Top 10.

Start here. Or cut to the gamewinner by going straight to here.

Normally, we don’t like to bother with the Worst of whatever, but at this time of the year, we just needed a dose of snark to balance all of those candy canes and sugar plums…

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Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop Poll

January 20th, 2010, 12:24 pm by Greg

The Village Voice unveiled its annual Pazz and Jop Poll today, and, well, there aren’t many surprises. The poll, which compiled the votes of 696 music critics, named Animal Collective‘s “Merriweather Post Pavilion” as the top album of 2009.

Here’s the list of the Top 10 vote-getters:

10 Girls – “Album”
09 The Flaming Lips – “Embryonic”
08 Raekwon – “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Part II”
07 The xx – “xx”
06 Grizzly Bear – “Veckatimest”
05 Dirty Projectors – “Bitte Orca”
04 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “It’s Blitz!”
03 Neko Case – “Middle Cyclone”
02 Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
01 Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion”

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