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February 10, 2004

Pazz and Jop poll results

Results of the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop critics' poll were released today, and OutKast cleaned up, taking top album and top single and placing a second song at #13 on the singles list.

We'll soon have much more on this, including a look at how local critics voted. For now, a rundown of where local acts placed:

(7. New Pornographers, "Electric Version"*)
28. Fiery Furnaces, "Gallowsbird's Bark"
38. Liz Phair, "Liz Phair"
44. R. Kelly, "Chocolate Factory"
93. Califone, "Quicksand/Cradlesnakes"
106. Zwan, "Mary Star of the Sea"
110. Songs:Ohia, "Magnolia Electric Co."
212. Fruit Bats, "Mouthfuls"
228. The Sea and Cake, "One Bedroom"

* Their local ties are admittedly tenuous, what with Neko Case representing just one-sixth of the band and having moved away from here anyway. But half the acts on this list don't get their mail in Chicago, either, so what can we say. Any way you cut it, this is a comedown from last year, when Wilco won the whole thing.