Every year in its Pazz & Jop poll, the Village Voice asks over a thousand music critics to rate their favorite albums and singles (aka individual album tracks, MP3s, etc.) and then tabulates the results. It's very important business.
Last week Josh Bis posted about this year’s results. Every year I am wildly out of step with the consensus, although sometimes stuff I like—even if I didn't vote for it—ranks pretty high (Swans’ The Seer coming in at #7 and Andy Stott’s Luxury Problems at #29 are cases in point).
Anyway, here is my ballot for your edification, apathy, or mockery. Maybe you’ll find something you didn’t know about in these lists that will improve your life in some microscopic way. If you have any questions, you know how to reach me.