I've got a whole city to hold down

February 08, 2005

AMAs mean nothin' to me

Rumor has it Kanye West's College Dropout will take the Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll - in a relatively narrow win over Loretta Lynn and former St. Charles resident Brian Wilson - when it's released later today. Among other reported top finishers with Chicago connections: TV On the Radio (Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes, released by our own Touch and Go Records, #12) Wilco (A Ghost Is Born, #13), Fiery Furnaces (Blueberry Boat, #17), Joanna Newsom (The Milk-Eyed Mender, on Drag City, #20), Gretchen Wilson (Here for the Party by the Metro East native, #46), Iron and Wine (the Engine-tracked, Brian Deck-produced Our Endless Numbered Days, #48).

Update: The leaked totals were right. Check the results, then come back and discuss in the comments below.