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February 09, 2005

Pazz and Jop: The Chicago vote

As we did last year, today we're offering a rundown of how Chicago critics voted in the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll. If we missed anybody, let us know.

Update: The P&J "critical alignment" list will kill literally minutes of your time.

Jim DeRogatis – Sun-Times
2004 albums ballot
1 Steve Earle The Revolution Starts Now (E-Squared/Artemis) points: 10
2 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic) points: 10
3 Green Day American Idiot (Reprise) points: 10
4 Mark Lanegan Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet) points: 10
5 Polyphonic Spree Together We're Heavy (Good/Hollywood) points: 10
6 Roots The Tipping Point (Geffen) points: 10
7 Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (Hidden Beach/Epic) points: 10
8 Secret Machines Now Here is Nowhere (Reprise) points: 10
9 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points: 10
10 Wilco A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch) points: 10

Jessica Hopper – freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go) points: 30
2 Jean Grae This Week (Babygrande) points: 10
3 Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse (DGC) points: 10
4 PJ Harvey The B-Sides (Island) points: 10
5 Animal Collective Sung Tongs (Fat Cat) points: 10
6 Brother Ali Champion (Rhymesayers) points: 10
7 Psalm One mixtape (vinyl addicts) points: 5
8 Weather demo (no label) points: 5
9 Perfect Panther demo (no label) points: 5
10 Kiki June DJ mix (B-Pitch Control) points: 5

2004 singles ballot
1 Ghostface "Run (Pistol Pete Remix)" (white label)
2 Randy Jones "My Pretty Pony" (ORAC)
3 Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharell "Drop It Like It's Hot" (Doggystyle/Geffen/Star Trak)
4 Anthony Hamilton "Charlene" (Arista)
5 T.I. Featuring Bun B, Chingy, UTP crew etc. "Fucking Crunk Hat" (white label)
6 Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Y Control (Tommie Sunshine Remix)" (Interscope)
7 De La Soul Featuring MF Doom "Rock Co.Kane Flow" (AOI/Sanctuary)
8 M.I.A. "Heroes" (Virgin Germany)
9 Hold Steady "The 80s" (Frenchkiss)
10 Lady Sovereign "A Little Bit of Shhh" (no label)

Sam Hunt - Dusted
2004 albums ballot
1 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City) points: 10
2 Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans (Sounds Familyre) points: 10
3 Oneida Secret Wars (Jagjaguwar) points: 10
4 Kid 606 Who Still Kill Sound? (Tigerbeat6) points: 10
5 Califone Heron King Blues (Thrill Jockey) points: 10
6 Animal Collective Sung Tongs (Fat Cat) points: 10
7 Sean Booth Carbon (no label) points: 10
8 Dungen Ta Det Lugnt (Subliminal Sounds) points: 10
9 Espers Espers (Locust Music) points: 10
10 Josephine Foster All The Leaves Are Gone (Locust) points: 10

Joshua Klein - freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free (Vice/Atlantic) points: 10
2 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points: 10
3 Ted Leo + The Pharmacists Shake the Sheets (Lookout!) points: 10
4 Drive-by Truckers The Dirty South (New West) points: 10
5 Green Day American Idiot (Reprise) points: 10
6 Junior Boys Last Exit (KIN/Domino) points: 10
7 Ghostface The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam) points: 10
8 Futureheads The Futureheads (Sire) points: 10
9 Annie Anniemal (679) points: 10
10 TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go) points: 10

2004 singles ballot
1 Eminem "Mosh" (Interscope)
2 Big & Rich "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" (Warner Bros.)
3 Streets "Fit But You Know It" (Vice)
4 Green Day "Jesus of Suburbia” (Reprise)
5 Drive-by Truckers "Puttin' People on the Moon" (New West)
6 Kelis "Milkshake" (Star Trak)
7 Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out" (Domino)
8 Annie "Chewing Gum" (679)
9 Modest Mouse "Float On" (Epic)
10 Buddy Miller "With God on Our Side" (New West)

Greg Kot – Chicago Tribune
2004 albums ballot
1 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points: 15
2 Isis Panopticon (Ipecac) points: 12
3 Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) points: 12
4 Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free (Vice/Atlantic) points: 12
5 Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade) points: 12
6 Futureheads The Futureheads (Sire) points: 8
7 Danger Mouse The Grey Album (www.djdangermouse.com) points: 8
8 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic) points: 8
9 Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (Hidden Beach/Epic) points: 8
10 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Mute) points: 5

2004 singles ballot
1 Kanye West "Jesus Walks" (Roc-A-Fella)
2 Green Day "American Idiot" (Reprise)
3 Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out" (Domino)
4 Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris "Yeah!" (Arista)
5 Jay-Z "99 Problems" (Roc-A-Fella)
6 Modest Mouse "Float On" (Epic)
7 Scissor Sisters "Take Your Mama” (Universal)
8 Gwen Stefani "What You Waiting For?" (Interscope)
9 Jadakiss Featuring Anthony Hamilton "Why?" (Ruff Ryders)
10 Killers "Somebody Told Me" (Island)

Anders Smith Lindall – freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points: 17
2 Hold Steady Almost Killed Me (Frenchkiss) points: 16
3 Murs Murs 3:16 (Definitive Jux) points: 12
4 Adem Homesongs (Domino) points: 12
5 Jon Dee Graham The Great Battle (New West) points: 12
6 Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) points: 7
7 Ted Leo + The Pharmacists Shake the Sheets (Lookout!) points: 7
8 TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go) points: 7
9 Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop) points: 5
10 Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans (Sounds Familyre) points: 5

2004 singles ballot
1 POS "Duct Tape" (Rhymesayers)
2 Kanye West "Jesus Walks" (Roc-A-Fella)
3 Modest Mouse "Float On" (Epic)
4 Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out" (Domino)
5 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists "Me & Mia" (Lookout!)
6 Annie "Heartbeat" (679)
7 Brandy Featuring Kanye West "Talk About Our Love" (Atlantic)
8 Big & Rich "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" (Warner Bros.)
9 Ike Reilly Assassination "The Boat Song (We're Getting Loaded)" (Sixthman)
10 Cee-lo Green featuring Timbaland "I'll Be Around" (Arista)

Robert Loerzel – Pioneer Press
2004 albums ballot
1 Arcade Fire Funeral (Merge) points: 16
2 Wilco A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch) points: 14
3 Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Who Is This America? (Ropeadope) points: 13
4 PJ Harvey Uh Huh Her (Island) points: 12
5 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) points: 11
6 Drive-by Truckers The Dirty South (New West) points: 9
7 Neko Case The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti-) points: 8
8 Oneida Secret Wars (Jagjaguwar) points: 7
9 Dirty Dozen Brass Band Funeral for a Friend (Ropeadope) points: 5
10 Sam Phillips A Boot and a Shoe (Nonesuch) points: 5

2004 singles ballot
1 Rilo Kiley "Portions For Foxes" (Brute/Beaute)
2 Fiery Furnaces "Chris Michaels" (Rough Trade)
3 Loretta Lynn featuring Jack White "Portland Oregon" (Interscope)
4 Wilco "At Least That's What You Said" (Nonesuch)
5 Rogue Wave "Postage Stamp World" (Sub Pop)
6 Tom Waits "Make It Rain" (Anti-)
7 Futureheads "Hounds of Love" (Sire)
8 PJ Harvey "The Letter" (Island)
9 Arcade Fire "Revolution (Lies)" (Merge)
10 Dolorean "Violence in the Snowy Fields" (Yep Roc)

Peter Margasak – Chicago Reader
2004 albums ballot
1 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points: 10
2 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City) points: 10
3 Culture Musical Club Waridi (Jazahi) points: 10
4 Björk Medulla (Elektra) points: 10
5 M.I.A./Diplo Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1 (no label) points: 10
6 Fly Fly (Savoy Jazz) points: 10
7 Moacir Santos Coisas (Universal Music Brasil) points: 10
8 Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade) points: 10
9 Trapist Ballroom (Thrill Jockey) points: 10
10 Youssou N'Dour Egypt (Nonesuch) points: 10

Bob Mehr – Chicago Reader
2004 albums ballot
1 Eddie Hinton Playin' Around: The Songwriting Sessions Vol. 2 (Zane) points: 15
2 Country Soul Revue Testifying (Casual) points: 13
3 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-) points: 12
4 Andrew Morgan Misadventures in Radiology (Broken Horse) points: 12
5 Micah P. Hinson Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress (Sketchbook) points: 10
6 Richmond Fontaine Post To Wire (El Cortez) points: 9
7 Charlemagne Charlemagne (Winterlander/Loose) points: 9
8 Reigning Sound Too Much Guitar (In the Red) points: 8
9 Tom Russell Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs (HighTone) points: 7
10 Chuck Prophet Age of Miracles (New West) points: 5

2004 singles ballot
1 Johnny Boy "You Are The Generation Who Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve" (no label)
2 Libertines "What Became of the Likely Lads" (Rough Trade UK)
3 Morrissey "First of the Gang to Die" (Attack)
4 Others "This Is For The Poor" (Poptones)
5 Dears "Lost In The Plot" (SpinArt)
6 Graham Coxon "Bittersweet Bundle of Misery" (EMI/Parlophone)
7 Black Velvets "Get On Your Life" (Vertigo)
8 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Breathless" (Anti-)
9 Republic of Loose "Hold Up" (Big Cat)
10 Wolfman And Pete Doherty "For Lovers" (Rough Trade)

Bill Meyer – freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 Ex Turn (Touch and Go) points:10
2 Albert Ayler Holy Ghost (Revenant) points: 10
3 Califone Heron King Blues (Thrill Jockey) points:10
4 Philip Jeck 7 (Touch) points:10
5 John Fahey The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick (Water) points:10
6 Tony Buck/Axel Dorner Durch Und Durch (TES) points:10
7 Keith Rowe/Burkhard Beins Keith Rowe/Burkhard Beins (Erstwhile) points:10
8 Keith Fullerton Whitman Antithesis (Kranky) points:10
9 Antietam Victory Park (Carrot Top) points:10
10 Bardo Pond + Tom Carter 4/23/03 (3 Lobed) points:10

Brian Orloff – freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 Rilo Kiley More Adventurous (Brute/Beaute) points:15
2 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points:15
3 Nellie McKay Get Away From Me (Columbia) points:13
4 Killers Hot Fuss (Island) points:11
5 Dears No Cities Left (SpinArt) points:10
6 Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (Interscope) points: 10
7 Bjork Medulla (Elektra) points:10
8 Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) points:6
9 Blonde Redhead Misery Is A Butterfly (4AD/Beggars Group) points:5
10 TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go) points:5

2004 singles ballot
1 Killers “Somebody Told Me” (Island)
2 Modest Mouse “Float On” (Epic)
3 Kanye West Featuring Syleena Johnson “All Falls Down” (Roc-A-Fella)
4 PJ Harvey “The Letter” (Island)
5 Interpol “Slow Hands” (Matador)
6 Courtney Love “Mono” (Virgin)
7 Rufus Wainwright “The One You Love” (Geffen)
8 Libertines “Can’t Stand Me Now” (Rough Trade)
9 Gwen Stefani “What You Waiting For?” (Interscope)
10 Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out” (Domino)

Keith Phipps – Onion
2004 albums ballot
1 Streets A Grand Don’t Come For Free (Vice/Atlantic) points:15
2 Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic) points:14
3 Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (Interscope) points:13
4 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points:12
5 U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope) points:11
6 Brian Wilson SMiLE (Nonesuch) points:9
7 Nellie McKay Get Away From Me (Columbia) points:8
8 Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope) points:7
9 Devendra Banhart Niño Rojo (Young God) points:6
10 Wilco A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch) points:5

Scott Plagenhoef – Pitchfork
2004 albums ballot
1 Streets A Grand Don’t Come For Free (Vice/Atlantic) points:30
2 Junior Boys Last Exit (KIN/Domino) points:10
3 Concretes The Concretes (Licking Fingers) points:10
4 DFA Compilation #2 (DFA) points:10
5 Annie Anniemal (679) points:10
6 Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike (Memphis Industries) points:10
7 M.I.A./Diplo Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1 (no label) points:5
8 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City) points:5
9 Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats (Essay Recordings import) points:5
10 Girls Aloud What Will the Neighbours Say? (Polydor import) points:5

2004 singles ballot
1 Annie “Heartbeat” (679 import)
2 Rachel Stevens “Some Girls” (Universal International)
3 T.I. “Rubber Band Man” (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
4 M.I.A. “Galang” (XL)
5 Belle and Sebastian “I’m A Cuckoo (…By The Avalanches)” (Rough Trade)
6 Justus Koehncke Featuring Meloboy “Frei/Hot Love” (Kompakt import)
7 Alicia Keys “You Don’t Know My Name (Reggae Mix)” (VP)
8 Concretes “Chico (Avalanches’ “Wernham Hogg” Remix)” (Astralwerks)
9 Lady Sovereign “Ch-Ching (Cheque 1, 2)” (Casual UK)
10 Love Is All “Make Out Fall Out Make Up” (What’s Your Rupture)

Nathan Rabin – Onion
2004 albums ballot
1 Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) points:25
2 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points:15
3 MF Doom Mm… Food? (Rhymesayers) points:15
4 Ghostface The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam) points:10
5 Foreign Exchange Connected (BBE) points:10
6 De La Soul The Grind Date (Sanctuary) points:5
7 Murs Murs 3:16 (Definitive Jux) points:5
8 Roots The Tipping Point (Geffen) points: 5
9 J-Zone A Job Ain’t Nuthin But Work (Fat Beats) points:5
10 Ludacris Red Light District (Def Jam South) points:5

2004 singles ballot
1 Pete Rock featuring C.L. Smooth “Appreciate” (BBE)
2 Madvillain “All Caps” (Stones Throw)
3 Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris “Yeah!” (Arista)
4 Kanye West Featuring Syleena Johnson “All Falls Down” (Roc-A-Fella)
5 Terror Squad “Lean Back” (SRC/Universal)
6 Ja Rule Featuring Fat Joe and Jadakiss “New York” (The Inc./Def Jam)
7 Jadakiss “Time’s Up” (no label)
8 J-Zone and Devin the Dude “Greater Later” (Fat Beats)
9 Ghostface Featuring Jadakiss “Run” (Def Jam)
10 Game Featuring 50 Cent “How We Do” (Aftermath/G-Unit/IN)

Bobby Reed – freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (Emergent) points:19
2 Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (Interscope) points:13
3 Brian Wilson SMiLE (Nonesuch) points: 12
4 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points:11
5 Gretchen Wilson Here for the Party (Epic) points:10
6 Norah Jones Feels Like Home (Blue Note) points 9
7 Jim Lauderdale Headed for the Hills (Dualtone) points: 8
8 Nora O’Connor Til the Dawn (Bloodshot) points:7
9 Buddy Miller Universal United House of Prayer (New West) points 6
10 George Strait 50 Number Ones (MCA) points:5

2004 singles ballot
1 Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out” (Domino)
2 Gretchen Wilson “Redneck Woman” (Epic Nashville)
3 Eminem “Mosh” (Interscope)
4 Kanye West “Jesus Walks” (Roc-A-Fella)
5 Alan Jackson “Remember When” (Arista Nashville)
6 Brad Paisley Featuring Alison Krauss “Whisky Lullaby” (Arista Nashville)
7 Gretchen Wilson “Here for the Party” (Epic)
8 Mindy Smith “Come to Jesus”
9 Triumph the Insult Comic Dog “I Keed” (Warner Bros.)
10 John Mellencamp “Walk Tall” (Utv/Island)

Lloyd Sachs - Chicago Sun-Times
2004 albums ballot
1 Ron Sexsmith Retriever (Nettwe) points:13
2 R.E.M. Around the Sun (Warner Bros.) points:13
3 Gretchen Wilson Here for the Party (Epic) points:11
4 Madeleine Peyroux Careless Love (Rounder) points:10
5 Blonde Redhead Misery Is A Butterfly (4AD/Beggars Group) points:10
6 Elvis Costello & the Imposters The Delivery Man (Lost Highway) points:10
7 Tift Merritt Tambourine (Lost Highway) points:10
8 Bill Frisell Unspeakable (Nonesuch) points:9
9 Finn Brothers Everyone is Here (Nettwerk) points:7
10 Futureheads The Futureheads (Sire) points:7

Ryan Schreiber – Pitchfork
2004 albums ballot
1 Arcade Fire Funeral (Merge) points:10
2 Animal Collective Sung Tongs (Fat Cat) points:10
3 Devendra Banhart Rejoicing in the Hands (Young God) points:10
4 Kanye West The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella) points:10
5 William Basinski Disintegration Loops (2062) points:10
6 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City) points:10
7 Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) points:10
8 Interpol Antics (Matador) points:10
9 Dungen Ta Det Lugnt (Subliminal Sounds import) points:10
10 Erlend Oye DJ Kicks (K7) points:10

2004 singles ballot
1 Jay-Z “99 Problems” (Roc-A-Fella)
2 Kanye West “Jesus Walks” (Roc-A-Fella)
3 Fabolous “Breathe” (Desert Storm/Atlantic)
4 Annie “Heartbeat” (679 import)
5 Johnny Boy “You Are The Generation Who Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve” (no label)
6 Arcade Fire “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” (Merge)
7 Alan Braxe & Fred Falke “Rubicon” (Vulture import)
8 Darkness “Love Is Only a Feeling” (Atlantic)
9 Twista Featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx “Slow Jamz” (Atlantic)
10 Beyonce “Naughty Girl” (Columbia)

Ann Sterzinger – freelance
2004 albums ballot
1 Space March Space March (Ninthwave) points:10
2 M’s The M’s (Brilliante) points:10
3 Reigning Sound Too Much Guitar (In The Red) points:10
4 Russian Futurists Let’s Get Ready to Crumble (Upper Class Recordings) points:10
5 Tough and Lovely Born of The Stars (Spoonful) points:10
6 Alan Replica Clockworks, Juliet (Ninthwave) points:10
7 Safes Family Jewels (Failed Experiment) points:10
8 Ben Charest Triplets of Belleville (Higher Octave) points:10
9 Los Reactors Dead in the Suburbs (Rip Off) points: 10
10 Dionysos Whatever the Weather (Sony International) points:10