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Pazz & Jop
End Of Year Critic Lists





A US publication based in New York that polls up to 300 critics for their end of year lists. Considered the last word in music criticism. Album lists start at 1971. Singles and tracks from 1979. EP listings from 1981 to 1994.

Many Thanks To Jeff Brown in Toronto who supplied most of the '70's, '80's & '90's listings.











Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

Albums 2001


Love & Theft


1. Bob Dylan - "Love and Theft"
2. The Strokes - Is This It
3. Bjork - Vespertine
4. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
5. Radiohead - Amnesiac
6. Ryan Adams - Gold
7. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
8. The Coup - Party Music
9. Lucinda Williams - Essence
10. Rufus Wainwright - Poses
11. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
12. Manu Chao - Proxima Estacion: Esperanza
13. Basement Jaxx - Rooty
14. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
15. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
16. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
17. New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
18. Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
19. - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
20. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
21. Weezer - Weezer
22. New Order - Get Ready
23. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Miss E...So Addictive
24. Pernice Brothers - The World Won't End
25. Daft Punk - Discovery
26. Macy Gray - The Id
27. System of a Down - Toxicity
28. Stephen Malkmus - Stephen Malkmus
29. The Langley Schools Music Project - Innocence and Despair
30. Guided by Voices - Isolation Drills
31. The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches
32. Old 97's - Satellite Rides
33. Fugazi - The Argument
34. Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
35. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
36. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.
37. Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence
38. Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
39. Rodney Crowell - The Houston Kid
40. Mary J. Blige - No More Drama
41. Tool - Lateralus
42. Charley Patton - Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton
43. Buddy Guy - Sweet Tea
.... Spoon - Girls Can Tell
45. Clinic - Internal Wrangler
46. Pete Yorn - musicforthemorningafter
47. Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows
48. Joe Henry - Scar
.... Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs
50. Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs
51. R.E.M. - Reveal
52. Nortec Collective - The Tijuana Sessions Vol. 1
53. Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life
54. De La Soul - AOI: Bionix
.... Orlando Cachaito Lopez - Cachaito
56. Pulp - We Love Life
57. Kleenex / Liliput - Liliput
58. Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
59. Mercury Rev - All Is Dream
60. Bilal - 1st Born Second
.... Nick Lowe - The Convincer
62. Sam Phillips - Fan Dance
63. India.Arie - Acoustic Soul
.... Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
65. Nikka Costa - Everybody Got Their Something
.... Beulah - The Coast Is Never Clear
67. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
68. Lightning Bolt - Ride the Skies
.... Res - How I Do
70. Aaliyah - Aaliyah
. Buddy & Julie Miller - Buddy & Julie Miller
72. Rachid Taha - Made in Medina
73. Elton John - Songs From the West Coast
74. Angie Stone - Mahogany Soul
75. Herbert - Bodily Functions
76. Black Box Recorder - The Facts Of Life
77. Le Tigre - Feminist Sweepstakes
.... N.E.R.D. - In Search of . . .
79. Beachwood Sparks - Once We Were Trees
80. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part
81. Destiny's Child - Survivor
82. Loudon Wainwright III - Last Man on Earth
83. Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun
84. Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brianstorm
85. Mogwai - Rock Action
86. Dismemberment Plan - Change
87. Maxwell - Now
88. Mystic - Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom
.... Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
.... Air - 10,000 HTZ Legend
.... Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets
.... Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance
93. Steve Wynn - Here Come the Miracles
94. Dolly Parton - Little Sparrow
95. Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
.... Handsome Family - Twilight
97. Beta Band - Hot Shots II
98. Travis - The Invisible Band
99. Zero 7 - Simple Things
.... Shaver - The Earth Rolls On
101. Atmosphere - Lucy Ford
...... Moreno Veloso - Music Typewriter
...... Various Artists - Nuggets II
104. Clem Snide - The Ghost of Fashion
...... Various Artists - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
106. Richie Hawtin - DE9: Closer to the Edit
107. David Byrne - Look Into the Eyeball
...... Tricky - Blowback
109. Dirtbombs - Ultraglide in Black
110. John Hammond - Wicked Grin
111. The Dungeon Family - Even in Darkness
112. Blind Boys of Alabama - Spirit of the Century
113. Fourtet - Pause
...... Nas - Stillmatic
115. Prefuse 73 - Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
...... Baaba Maal - Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)
117. Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
118. Built To Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future
119. Kelly Hogan - Because It Feel Good
120. The Kings of Convenience - Quiet Is the New Loud
121. Superchunk - Here's to Shutting Up
...... Miles Davis - Live at the Fillmore East (March 7, 1970)
...... Michael Franti & Spearhead - Stay Human
124. Jason Moran - Black Stars
...... Chamber Strings - Month of Sundays
126. Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls
...... Merle Haggard - Roots Vol. 1
...... Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
129. Ivy - Long Distance
...... Prince - The Rainbow Children
...... Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
132. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
...... U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
134. Destroyer - Streethawk: A Seduction
135. Patti Loveless - Mountain Soul
...... Arab Strap - The Red Thread
...... Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Global a Go Go
...... Young Fresh Fellows/Minus 5 - Because We Hate You/Let the War Against Music Begin
...... Masta Ace - Disposable Arts
140. Jill Scott - Experience: Jill Scott 826+
...... 'N Sync - Celebrity
...... The Word - The Word
143. Shelby Lynne - Love, Shelby
...... Aesop Rock - Labor Days
145. Bruce Springsteen - Live in New York City
146. Aterciopelados - Gozo Poderoso
147. Ron Sexsmith - Blue Boy
...... Suzanne Vega - Songs in Red and Grey
...... Ike Reilly - Salesmen and Racists
...... Califone - Roomsound
151. Chocolate Genius - Godmusic
...... Velvet Underground - Bootleg Series Vol. 1: The Quine Tapes
153. OutKast - Stankonia
154. Ozomatli - Embrace the Chaos
...... Tenacious D - Tenacious D
156. Craig David - Born to Do It
...... Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
158. Iggy Pop - Beat 'Em Up
...... Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
160. Ladytron - "604
160. No Doubt - Rock Steady
162. The Faint - Danse Macabre
...... Josie and the Pussycats - Josie and the Pussycats
164. Cesaria Evora - Sao Vincente
...... John Hiatt - The Tiki Bar Is Open
...... The Clientele - Suburban Light
...... Los Super Seven - Canto
168. Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album
...... Eliza Carthy - Angels & Cigarettes
...... Ian Hunter - Rant
...... Shakira - Laundry Service
172. Red House Painters - Old Ramon
...... Ass Ponys - Lohio
...... James Blood Ulmer - Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions
...... Buckcherry - Time Bomb
...... William Parker Quartet - O'Neal's Porch
...... Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2
178. Aphex Twin - Drukqs
...... Mark Kozelek - What's Next to the Moon
180. Robbie Fulks - Couples in Trouble
...... Les Savy Fav - Go Forth
...... The Webb Brothers - Maroon
...... Lemon Jelly - LemonJelly.KY
...... Silver Jews - Bright Flight
...... Tindersticks - Can Our Love...
...... Ozzy Osbourne - Down to Earth
187. Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
...... Matmos - A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure
...... Erase Errata - Other Animals
...... Saul Williams - Amethyst Rock Star
...... Alison Krauss and Union Station - New Favorite
...... Duncan Sheik - Phantom Moon
193. Adult - Resuscitation
...... Stereolab - Sound-Dust
195. Tom McRae - Tom McRae
...... Squarepusher - Go Plastic
197. - America: A Tribute to Heroes
...... Coldplay - Parachutes
...... Faith Evans - Faithfully
...... Neu! - Neu!
201. Raul Malo - Today
...... Sarah Dougher - The Bluff
203. Olu Dara - Neighborhoods
...... Incubus - Morning View
...... Kristin Hersh - Sunny Border Blue
...... The Dictators - D.F.F.D.
...... (International) Noise Conspiracy - A New Morning, Changing Weather
208. Cousteau - Cousteau
...... Fantomas - Director's Cut
210. Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
...... Fennesz - Endless Summer
...... John Mellencamp - Cuttin' Heads
...... Frank Black and the Catholics - Dog in the Sand
...... Chris Lee - Plays & Sings Torch'd Songs, Charivari Hymns and Oriki-Blue Marches
215. Matthew Shipp - Matthew Shipp's New Orbit
...... Sophie Van Otter Meets Elvis Costello - For the Stars
...... M. Ward - End of Amnesia
218. Hope Sandoval - Bavarian Fruit Bread
...... Rainer Maria - A Better Version of Me
...... U.S. Maple - Acre Thrills
...... Fugu - Fugu 1
...... Mark Lanegan - Field Songs
223. Charlatans UK - Wonderland
...... Holmes Brothers - Speaking in Tongues
...... Otis Taylor - White African
...... John Mayer - Room for Squares
...... Yesterday's New Quintet - Angels Without Edges
228. Henry Threadgill's Zooid - Up Popped the Two Lips
229. - The Funky 16 Corners
...... The Detroit Cobras - Life, Love and Leaving
...... Mark Eitzel - The Invisible Man
...... Gigi - Gigi
...... Soundtrack of Our Lives - Behind the Music
234. Oysterhead - The Grand Pecking Order
...... Quasi - The Sword of God
...... Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - How I Long to Feel That Summer in My Heart
...... Grant Lee Phillips - Mobilize
...... Incredible Moses Leroy - Electric Pocket Radio
239. Charlie Haden - Nocturne
...... Paul McCartney - Driving Rain
239. My Morning Jacket - At Dawn
...... Tortoise - Standards
...... Elbow - Asleep in the Back
244. David S. Ware Quartet - Corridors & Parallels
...... Figurine - The Heartfelt
246. Graham Parker - Deepcut to Nowhere
...... Amy Ray - Stag
...... Si * Se - Si * Se
...... Stevie Nicks - Trouble in Shangri-La
250. Bent - Programmed to Love
...... Jay Farrar - Sebastopol
...... Felix Da House Cat - Kittenz and Thee Glitz
253. Dave Holland Quintet - Not for Nothin
...... Pink - Missundaztood
255. Divine Comedy - Regeneration
...... Diana Krall - The Look of Love
...... Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
258. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
...... Kingsbury Manx - Let You Down
...... Lali Puna - Scary World Theory
...... Doctor L - Psycho on da Bus
...... Pinback - Blue Screen Life
...... Staind - Break the Cycle
...... Gordon Downie - Coke Machine Glow
...... Fischerspooner - #1
266. Hi-Tek - Hi-Teknology
...... Slayer - God Hates Us All
...... Ken Stringfellow - Touched
...... OutKast - Big Boi and Dre Present . . . OutKast
270. Femi Kuti - Fight to Win
...... Oneida - Anthem of the Moon
...... Pep Love - Ascension
...... Tracy & the Plastics - Muscler's Guide to Videonics
...... Dave Carter with Tracey Grammar - drum hat buddha
...... Dntel - Life Is Full of Possibilities
...... Morel - Queen of the Highway
277. Aceyalone - Accepted Eclectic
...... Bigger Lovers - How I Learned to Stop Worrying
...... Shawn Colvin - Whole New You
...... David Garza - Overdub
277. Dan Bern - New American Language
...... Montgomery Gentry - Carrying On
283. Kenny Barron & Regina Carter - Freefall
...... Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - The Swimming Hour
...... Go-Go's - God Bless the Go-Go's
...... Opeth - Blackwater Park
...... Shea Seger - The May Street Project
288. Trembling Blue Stars - Alive to Every Smile
...... Autechre - Confield
...... Ex-Girl - Back to the Mono Kero
...... John Oswald - 69 Plunderphonics 96
...... P.O.D. - Satellite
...... Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
...... The Bad Plus - The Bad Plus
...... Monolake - Cinemascope
...... Mr. Len - Pity the Fool
...... Orange Peels - So Far
...... They Might Be Giants - Mink Car
...... The Soundtrack of Our Lives - The Soundtrack of Our Lives
...... moe. - Dither
...... Boz Scaggs - Dig
302. The Clean - Getaway
...... Marc Anthony - Libre
...... Tim Easton - The Truth About Us
...... Various Artists - A Tribute to Heroes
306. Wu-Tang Clan - Iron Flag
...... The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
...... Brian McKnight - Superhero
...... Delbert Mclinton - Nothing Personal
...... Radio Birdman - The Essential
...... Various Artists - Troubleman Mix-Tape
312. Tony Bennet - Playin' With My Friends/Bennett Sing The Blues
...... David Mead - Mine and Yours
...... Dave Matthews Band - The Lillywhite Sessions
...... Beres Hammond - Music is Life
...... Chris Knight - A Pretty Good Guy
...... Playgroup - Playgroup
...... Ursula Rucker - Supa Sista
...... Varnaline - Songs In A Northern Key
...... Varttina - Ilmatar
321. Idaho - Levitate
...... Bruce Robison - Country Sunshine
...... Solex - Low Kick and Hard Bop
...... Various Artists - The Concert for New York City
...... Paul Burch - Last of My Kind
...... Converge - Jane Doe
...... His Name Is Alive - Someday My Blues Will Cover the Earth
...... Pullman - Viewfinder
...... Tierney Sutton - Blue in Green
...... Marillion - Anoraknophobia
331. Various Artists - Samba Soul 70
...... DJ Rupture - Gold Teeth Thief
...... Various Artists - Darker Than Blue: Jamaican Soul
...... Afro Celt Sound System - Volume 3: Further in Time
...... Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio - Ethnic Stew and Brew
...... Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly!
...... Fela Kuti - Zombie
...... The New Year - Newness Ends
...... Lee Roy Parnell - Tell the Truth
...... Poets of Rhythm - Discern/Define
...... Powderfinger - Odyssey Number Five
...... Terry Riley - You're No Good
...... Rival Schools - United By Fate
...... Britney Spears - Britney
...... Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler
...... Alpha - The Impossible Thrill
...... Buck 65 - Man Overboard
...... The Frames - For the Birds +
...... Jimmy Scott - Over The Rainbow
...... Telefon Tel Aviv - Fahrenheit Fair Enough
...... The Prayer Boat - Polichinelle
...... Usher - 8701
...... A-Teens - Teen Spirit
...... Anthony Davis - Tania (an opera of abduction and revolution)
355. Laurie Anderson - Life On a String
...... Bang on a Can & Terry Riley - In C
...... John Lewis - Evolution II
...... Rocket From the Crypt - Group Sounds
...... David Krakauer - A New Hot One
360. MJ Cole - Sincere





Singles

1. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
2. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
3. Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
4. Alicia Keys - Fallin'
5. Coldplay - Yellow
... Pink - Get the Party Started
7. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Ya Mind
8. Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
9. Weezer - Hash Pipe
10. Ryan Adams - New York, New York
.... Daft Punk - One More Time
12. The Strokes - Last Night
13. Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
14. System of a Down - Chop Suey!
15. Blu Cantrell - Hit 'Em Up Style
.... New Order - Crystal
17. Basement Jaxx - Romeo
.... Madonna - Don't Tell Me
.... Nelly - Ride Wit Me
20. Bubba Sparxxx - Ugly
21. U2 - Walk On
22. Craig David - Fill Me In
.... Stephen Malkmus - Jenny & the Ess-Dog
24. Aerosmith - Jaded
.... Afroman - Because I Got High
.... Daft Punk - Digital Love
.... India.Arie - Video
.... Weezer - Island in the Sun
29. Moby feat. Gwen Stefani - Southside (remix)
.... Britney Spears - I'm a Slave 4 U
31. Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At
.... Destiny's Child - Survivor
.... Sum 41 - Fat Lip
34. OutKast - The Whole World
.... R.E.M. - Imitation of Life
.... The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
37. The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
38. N.E.R.D. - Lapdance
39. Sunshine Anderson - Heard It All Before
.... Nickelback - How You Remind Me
39. Petey Pablo - Raise Up
42. Aaliyah - We Need a Resolution
.... DMX - Who We Be
.... New Pornographers - Letter From an Occupant
.... Erick Sermon featuring Marvin Gaye - Music
46. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
.... The Avalanches - Since I Left You
.... Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird
.... Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule - I'm Real
.... Mystikal - Bouncin' Back (Bumpin' Me Against the Wall)
.... OutKast - So Fresh, So Clean
.... Train - Drops of Jupiter
.... U2 - Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
54. Cake - Short Skirt/Long Jacket
.... D12 - Purple Pills
.... Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Lights
.... John Mellencamp - Peaceful World
.... Shaggy - It Wasn't Me
59. 'N Sync - Pop
.... Nikka Costa - Like A Feather
.... Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs
.... Ludacris - Southern Hospitality
.... OutKast - Ms. Jackson
.... P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family - Bad Boy for Life
.... P.O.D. - Alive
.... Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car
.... Neil Young - Imagine
68. Green Velvet - La La Land
.... Janet Jackson - All for You
.... Kings of Tomorrow - Finally
.... Lifehouse - Hanging by a Moment
.... Ludacris - Area Codes
.... No Doubt - Hey Baby
.... The Shins - New Slang
75. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - One Minute Man
.... Guided by Voices - Glad Girls
.... Janet Jackson - Someone to Call my Lover
.... Elton John - I Want Love
.... Bruce Springsteen - My City of Ruins
.... Staind - It's Been Awhile
75. Usher - U Remind Me
.... Rufus Wainwright - California
.... Lucinda Williams - Essence
84. The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
.... Belle and Sebastian - I'm Waking Up to Us
.... City High - What Would You Do?
.... Shelby Lynne - Killin' Kind
.... Radiohead - Pyramid Song
.... The Strokes - Hard To Explain
90. Belle and Sebastian - Jonathan David
.... Blink-182 - The Rock Show
.... Coldplay - Trouble
.... Crazy Town - Butterfly
.... Craig David - 7 Days
.... Jagged Edge - Where The Party At
.... Mystic - The Life
.... Sigur Ros - Svefn-n-englar
.... U2 - Elevation
.... The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl
.... Wu-Tang Clan - Pinky Ring
101. Aaliyah - Rock the Boat
...... Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Missy Elliot - Lady Marmalade
...... Creed - My Sacrifice
...... Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
...... Groove Armada - Superstylin'
...... Jay-Z - Girls Girls Girls
...... Mogwai - My Father, My King
...... Res - Golden Boys
...... The Strokes - The Modern Age
...... Tool - Schism
...... Trick Daddy - Take It to the House
...... Trick Daddy - I'm a Thug
113. American Hi-Fi - Flavor of the Weak
...... Beulah - Gene Autry
...... Bjork - Hidden Place
...... Mary J. Blige - No More Drama
...... Bostitch - Polaris
...... Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu
...... Nikka Costa - Everybody Got Their Something
...... The Coup - 5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.