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Please Note! - These Pages are NOT maintained  by  Village Voice Magazine. It is an archive of their end of year and best of lists.

Sadly, Village Voice Ceased Publication in August 2018

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 Best Of The 90's

Albums Of The 90's


1. Nirvana Nevermind
2. PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love
3. Hole Live Through This
4. Beck Odelay
5. Liz Phair Exile In Guyville
6. Neil Young Ragged Glory
7. Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months, And 2 Days In The Life Of...
8. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
9. Sinéad O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
10. Nirvana In Utero
11. Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet
12. Radiohead - OK Computer
13. Tricky Maxinquaye
14. Public Enemy Apocalypse '91...The Enemy Strikes Black
15. R.E.M. Out Of Time
16. Pavement Slanted And Enchanted
17. Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
18. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time
19. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
20. R.E.M. Automatic For The People
21. PJ Harvey Dry
22. Fugees The Score
23. Beastie Boys Check Your Head
24. Los Lobos Kiko
25. PJ Harvey Rid Of Me
26. Sonic Youth Goo
27. Yo La Tengo - I Can Feel The Heart Beating As One
28. U2 Achtung Baby
29. R.E.M. Monster
30. P.M. Dawn Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience
31. Living Colour Time's Up
32. The Breeders Last Splash
33. Sleater Kinney Call The Doctor
34. Sugar Copper Blue
35. Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York
36. Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
37. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
38. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Sleeps With Angels
39. Pet Shop Boys Very
40. Sonic Youth Dirty
41. Moby Everything Is Wrong
42. Erykah Badu - Baduizm
43. DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
44. Los Lobos Colossal Head
45. Dr. Dre The Chronic
46. Paul Simon The Rhythm Of The Saints
47. Liz Phair Whip Smart
48. Steve Earle I Feel Alright
49. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
50. Elastica Elastica
51. Johnny Cash American Recordings
52. Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup
53. Rosanne Cash Interiors
54. Björk - Homogenic
55. Neil Young Mirror Ball
56. LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out
57. Amy Rigby Diary Of A Mod Housewife
58. Guided By Voices Bee Thousand
59. Richard Thompson Rumor and Sigh
60. Pavement - Brighten The Corners
61. Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
62. Beck Mellow Gold
63. Tricky Pre Millennium Tension
64. Pulp Different Class
65. R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi Fi
66. Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
67. Tom Waits Bone Machine
68. Prince Graffiti Bridge
69. Everything But The Girl Walking Wounded
70. Steve Earle - El Corazon
71. Basehead Play With Toys
72. Patti Smith Gone Again
73. Jimmie Dale Gilmore Spinning Around The Sun
74. Soundgarden Superunknown
75. Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World
76. k.d. lang Ingénue
77. Björk Post
78. Bruce Springsteen The Ghost Of Tom Joad
79. De La Soul Buhloone Mindstate
80. Matthew Sweet Girlfriend

Singles Of The 90's

1. Arrested Development Tennessee
2. Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
3. Beck Loser
4. Coolio Gangsta's Paradise
5. R.E.M. Losing My Religion
6. Deee Lite Groove Is In The Heart
7. The Breeders Cannonball
8. Naughty By Nature O.P.P.
9. Sinéad O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U
10. Hanson - MMMBop
11. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
12. Geto Boys Mind Playing Tricks On Me
13. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
14. Edwyn Collins A Girl Like You
14. Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know
16. Digable Planets Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
16. Nirvana Heart Shaped Box
18. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
19. House Of Pain Jump Around
20. Veruca Salt Seether
21. Quad City DJ's C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
22. Kris Kross Jump
23. Dr. Dre Nuthin But A 'G' Thang
24. Coolio Fantastic Voyage
25. Elastica Connection
26. Digital Underground The Humpty Dance
27. TLC Waterfalls
28. Blur - Song 2
29. Madonna Vogue
30. En Vogue My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
31. Warren G Regulate
32. Metallica Enter Sandman
33. Smashing Pumpkins 1979
33. Beck Where It's At
35. P.M. Dawn Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
35. Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
37. Oasis Wonderwall
37. Pulp Common People
39. Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
40. Joan Osborne One Of Us
41. Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
42. Public Enemy Can't Truss It
42. Seal Crazy
44. Beastie Boys Sabotage
45. Faith No More Epic
45. Lisa Stansfield All Around The World
47. PJ Harvey Down By The Water
48. Black Box Everybody Everybody
49. EMF Unbelievable
50. TLC Creep
51. Smash Mouth - Walking On The Sun
51. Erykah Badu - On And On
53. Salt N Pepa Shoop
54. LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out
55. Arrested Development People Everyday
55. Cypress Hill How I Could Just Kill A Man / The Phuncky Feel One
57. Busta Rhymes Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
58. R.E.M. What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
59. Madonna Justify My Love
60. C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
61. Sir Mix A Lot Baby Got Back
62. The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo' Money Mo' Problems
63. Pavement Cut Your Hair
64. U2 One
65. Hole Doll Parts
65. Liz Phair Supernova
67. Radiohead Creep
67. Soul Asylum Runaway Train
69. Soho Hippychick
70. The KLF Justified And Ancient
71. Fiona Apple - Criminal
72. Public Enemy Welcome To The Terrordome
73. The Chemical Brothers Setting Sun
74. Offspring Come Out And Play
75. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
76. Juliana Hatfield Three My Sister
77. Sophie B. Hawkins Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover
78. DNA Featuring Suzanne Vega Tom's Diner
79. Primitive Radio Gods Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
79. Blackstreet No Diggity
79. Beck Devil's Haircut