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Friday, November 16, 2007

Idolator’s 2nd Annual Pop Critics Poll

posted by on November 16 at 14:30 PM

Snarktastic music blog and longtime Friends of Line Outtm Idolator today announced their 2nd annual alternative to the New Times/VVM curated Pazz & Jop poll. You may recall something of a critical stink last year when crusty old Dean of American Rock Critics Robert Christgau, curator of the poll for the last 33 years, was ousted from his post (which I guess makes Rob Harvilla the prank-pulling frat boy that teaches the school to loosen up and hit the keg).

A few Idolator readers who write about music may have noticed an invitation in their inbox today; still others will be receiving one soon. We’re proud to announce the 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll (Idolator Pop 07 for short), our continuation of last year’s Jackin’ Pop survey. (Of course we changed the name. You didn’t think we’d call it that twice, did you?) But the early invite doesn’t mean the deadline is early: we’re asking for ballots no later than Friday, December 21 at 5 p.m. EST.

Chances are if you write about music regularly we’ve already got an invite on its way to you, but if you want to be considered, email poll@idolator.com and include your name, your email, links to your blog and/or some pieces you’ve written during 2007. (If you primarily write for print, the name of your outlet[s] and a short list of recent work would be great; URLs to web-available work is even better.) We’re proud of last year’s poll and expect good things from this one as well. So should you.

For music nerds, list-makers, and other obsessivess, this truly is the most wonderful time of year.

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