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Pazz & Jop
End Of Year Critic Lists





A US publication based in New York that polls up to 300 critics for their end of year lists. Considered the last word in music criticism. Album lists start at 1971. Singles and tracks from 1979. EP listings from 1981 to 1994.

Many Thanks To Jeff Brown in Toronto who supplied most of the '70's, '80's & '90's listings.











Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1990 - Albums

1. Neil Young - Ragged Glory
2. Sinéad O'connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
3. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
4. Sonic Youth - Goo
5. Living Colour - Time's Up
6. Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted
7. Paul Simon - The Rhythm Of The Saints
8. Rosanne Cash - Interiors
9. Ll Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
10. Prince - Graffiti Bridge
11. The Replacements - All Shook Down
12. The Chills - Submarine Bells
13. Deee-Lite - World Clique
14. Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen
15. World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
16. Various Artists - Red Hot & Blue
17. Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs For Drella
18. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm
19. Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
20. Los Lobos - The Neighbourhood

Singles - 1990

1.Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart/What Is Love?
2.Sinéad O'connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
3.Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
4.Madonna - Vogue
5. Faith No More - Epic
5. Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World
7.Black Box - Everybody Everybody
8.Madonna - Justify My Love
9.Soho - Hippychick
10.Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome
11.Dna Featuring Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
12. The B-52s - Roam
12. Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get 'Cha (Material Love)
12. En Vogue - Hold On
15.Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke
16.Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
17.Snap - The Power
18.Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin'
19.Power Jam Featuring Chill Rob G - The Power
20.Iggy Pop With Kate Pierson - Candy
21. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
21. C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
21. Monie Love - Monie In The Middle
24. Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
24. World Party - Put The Message In The Box

EPs - 1990

1.The Mekons - F.U.N. '90
2. Ice Cube - Kill At Will
2. My Bloody Valentine - Glider
4.Pavement - Demolition Plot J-7
5.N.W.A. - 100 Miles & Runnin'
6.Two Nice Girls - Like A Version
7.Fishbone - Bonin' In The Boneyard
8.Billy Bragg - The Internationale
9. Ride - Smile
9. Screaming Trees - Something About Today


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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1991 Albums


1. Nirvana - Nevermind
2. Public Enemy - Apocalypse '91...The Enemy Strikes Black
3. R.E.M. - Out Of Time
4. U2 - Achtung Baby
5. P.M. Dawn - Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience
6. Richard Thompson - Rumor And Sigh
7. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
8. Metallica - Metallica
9. Chris Whitley - Living With The Law
10. The Mekons - The Curse Of The Mekons
11. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion Ii
12. Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster
13. Jimmie Dale Gilmore - After Awhile
14. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
15. Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages
16. Ice Cube - Death Certificate
17. Neil Young - Arc/Weld
18. Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
19. Seal - Seal
20. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I

Singles - 1991

1.Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
2.R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
3.Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
4.Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me
5.Metallica - Enter Sandman
6. P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss
6. Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
8. Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
8. Seal - Crazy
10.Emf - Unbelievable
11.Ll Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
12.C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
13.Prince - Gett Off
14. Negativland - U2
14. Prince - Cream/Horny Pony
16.Jesus Jones - Right Here, Right Now
17. Dream Warriors - My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style
17. The La's - There She Goes
19.Michael Jackson - Black Or White
20. Anthrax/Public Enemy - Bring The Noise
20. 3rd Bass - Pop Goes The Weasel
22. Cypress Hill - The Phuncky Feel One/How I Could Just Kill A Man
22. Unrest - Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl
22. Divinyls - I Touch Myself
25. Billy Bragg - Sexuality
25. Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
25. Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You
25. Pavement - Summer Babe
25. U2 - Mysterious Ways

EPs - 1991

1.Pavement - Perfect Sound Forever
2.Blake Babies - Rosy Jack World
3.Living Colour - Biscuits
4.Digital Underground - This Is An E.P. Release
5. I Hear The Devil Calling Me
5. Yo La Tengo - This Is Yo La Tengo
7. Babes In Toyland - To Mother
7. My Bloody Valentine - Tremolo
9.Dinosaur Jr. - Whatever's Cool With Me
10. Prisonshake - Della Street
10. Scrawl - Bloodsucker

 
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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1992 - Albums


1. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months, And 2 Days In The Life Of...
2. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
3. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
4. Pj Harvey - Dry
5. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
6. Los Lobos - Kiko
7. Sugar - Copper Blue
8. Sonic Youth - Dirty
9. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
10. Basehead - Play With Toys
11. Lucinda Williams - Sweet Old World
12. K.D. Lang - Ingénue
13. Neneh Cherry - Homebrew
14. Prince And The New Power Generation - Prince Xv
15. The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
16. Lou Reed - Magic And Loss
17. Neil Young - Harvest Moon
18. Bruce Springsteen - Lucky Town
19. The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
20. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union


Singles - 1992


1.Arrested Development - Tennessee
2.House Of Pain - Jump Around
3.Kris Kross - Jump
4.En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
5. Arrested Development - People Everyday
5. Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man/The Phuncky Feel One
7.Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
8.U2 - One
9.The Klf - Justified And Ancient
10.Sophie B. Hawkins - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
11.L7 - Pretend We're Dead
12.Tlc - Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg
13.R.E.M. - Drive
14. Das Efx - They Want Efx
14. K.D. Lang - Constant Craving
14. Prince & The New Power Generation - Sexy M.F.
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
14. Pete Rock & Cl Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
14. Wreckx-N-Effect - Rump Shaker
20. Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
20. Nirvana - Lithium
20. Lisa Stansfield - Real Love
20. Utah Saints - Something Good
24. Arrested Development - Revolution
24. The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
24. Madonna - Erotica
24. Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
24. Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic Heart

EPs - 1992

1.Pavement - Watery, Domestic
2.Urge Overkill - Stull
3.Nine Inch Nails - Broken
4. Black 47 - Black 47
4. The Guild Of Temporal Adventurers - Kendra Smith Presents The Guild Of Temporal
6.Adventurers
7.The Breeders - Safari
7. Tori Amos - Crucify
7. Bikini Kill - Bikini Kill
7. The Kinks - Did Ya
10. Mariah Carey - Mtv Unplugged Ep
10. Erasure - Abba-Esque


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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1993 Albums

1. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
2. Nirvana - In Utero
3. Pj Harvey - Rid Of Me
4. The Breeders - Last Splash
5. Pet Shop Boys - Very
6. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
7. Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Spinning Around The Sun
8. De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate
9. U2 - Zooropa
10. Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
11. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
12. P.M. Dawn - The Bliss Album
13. Paul Westerberg - 14 Songs
14. Pearl Jam - Vs.
15. Bettie Serveert - Palomine
16. Urge Overkill - Saturation
17. The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
18. American Music Club - Mercury
19. Tony! Toni! Toné! - Sons Of Soul
20. Yo La Tengo - Painful

Singles - 1993

1.The Breeders - Cannonball
2. Digable Planets - Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
2. Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
4.Dr. Dre - Nuthin But A 'G' Thang
5.Salt-N-Pepa - Shoop
6. Radiohead - Creep
6. Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
8.Juliana Hatfield Three - My Sister
9.Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
10. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day/Check Yo Self
10. Tony! Toni! Toné! - If I Had No Loot
12.Us 3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
13. Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
13. Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
13. Shaggy - Oh Carolina
16. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
16. Porno For Pyros - Pets
18.Robin S. - Show Me Love
19. Belly - Feed The Tree
19. R.E.M. - Man On The Moon
21. Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
21. Pet Shop Boys - Go West
21. Rupaul - Supermodel (You Better Work)
24. Janet Jackson - If
24. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
24. Snow - Informer
24. Tag Team - Whoomp! (There It Is)

EPs - 1993


1.Luscious Jackson - In Search Of Manny
2.Sugar - Beaster
3.Moby - Move
4.Heavenly - P.U.N.K. Girl
5. Jeff Buckley - Live At Sin-É
5. Freedy Johnston - Unlucky
7.En Vogue - Runaway Love
8. The Shams - Sedusia
8. Versus - Let's Electrify
10.Babes In Toyland - Painkillers


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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1994 Albums

1. Hole - Live Through This
2. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
3. R.E.M. - Monster
4. Nirvana - Mtv Unplugged In New York
5. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Sleeps With Angels
6. Liz Phair - Whip-Smart
7. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
8. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
9. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
10. Beck - Mellow Gold
11. Soundgarden - Superunknown
12. Green Day - Dookie
13. Freedy Johnston - This Perfect World
14. Portishead - Dummy
15. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
16. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange
17. Victoria Williams - Loose
18. Iris Dement - My Life
19. Sam Phillips - Martinis And Bikinis
20. Sebadoh - Bakesale

Singles - 1994

1.Beck - Loser
2.Veruca Salt - Seether
3.Coolio - Fantastic Voyage
4.Warren G - Regulate
5.Beastie Boys - Sabotage
6.R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
7.Pavement - Cut Your Hair
8. Hole - Doll Parts
8. Liz Phair - Supernova
10.Offspring - Come Out And Play
11.Sheryl Crow - All I Want To Do
12. Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper
12. Salt-N-Pepa - Whatta Man
14. Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
14. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
16. The Cranberries - Zombie
16. Hole - Miss World
18. Des'ree - You Gotta Be
18. Madonna - Secret
18. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
21. Blur - Girls And Boys
21. Freedy Johnston - Bad Reputation
21. Mary Lou Lord - Some Jingle Jangle Morning (When I'm Straight)
21. Pretenders - Night In My Veins
21. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin And Juice
21. Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia
21. Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love

EPs - 1994

1. Pizzicato Five - Five By Five
2. Helium - Pirate Prude
3. The Afghan Whigs - What Jail Is Like
3. Guided By Voices - Fast Japanese Spin Cycle
3. Palace Songs - Hope
3. The Raincoats - Extended Play
7. Matthew Sweet - Son Of Altered Beast
8. Suede - Stay Together
9. Archers Of Loaf - Archers Of Loaf Vs. The Greatest Of All Time
9. Bratmobile - The Real Janelle
9. Elastica - Stutter
9. Guided By Voices - I Am A Scientist


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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1995 Albums

1. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
2. Tricky - Maxinquaye
3. Moby - Everything Is Wrong
4. Elastica - Elastica
5. Neil Young - Mirror Ball
6. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
7. Björk - Post
8. Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost Of Tom Joad
9. Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
10. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
11. Joan Osborne - Relish
12. Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
13. Son Volt - Trace
14. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
15. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
16. Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves
17. Pavement - Wowee Zowee
18. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
19. Garbage - Garbage
20. Matthew Sweet - 100% Fun

Singles - 1995

1.Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise
2. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
2. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
4.Elastica - Connection
5.Tlc - Waterfalls
6.Joan Osborne - One Of Us
7.PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
8.Tlc - Creep
9. Dionne Farris - I Know
9. Shaggy - Boombastic
10.Oasis - Wonderwall
12. Foo Fighters - This Is A Call
12. The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Lump
13.Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By
15. Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around
15. Matthew Sweet - Sick Of Myself
17. Portishead - Sour Times
17. Seal - Kiss From A Rose
17. Skee-Lo - I Wish
20. Goo Goo Dolls - Name
20. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
22. Elastica - Stutter
22. Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
22. Garbage - Queer
22. Luniz - I Got 5 On It


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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

1996 Albums


1. Beck - Odelay
2. Fugees - The Score
3. Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor
4. Dj Shadow - Endtroducing
5. Los Lobos - Colossal Head
6. Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
7. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
8. Amy Rigby - Diary Of A Mod Housewife
9. Tricky - Pre-Millenium Tension
10. Pulp - Different Class
11. R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
12. Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded
13. Patti Smith - Gone Again
14. Wilco - Being There
15. Cassandra Wilson - New Moon Daughter
16. Prince - Emancipation
17. Iris Dement - The Way I Should
18. Me'shell Ndegéocello - Peace Beyond Passion
19. Nearly God - Nearly God
20. Maxwell - Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite

1996 Singles

1.Quad City DJs - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
2. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
2. Beck - Where It's At
4. Oasis - Wonderwall
4. Pulp - Common People
6.Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
7.The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun
8. Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
8. Blackstreet - No Diggity
8. Beck - Devils Haircut
11.Tupac & Dr. Dre - California Love
12.Butthole Surfers - Pepper
13. Everclear - Santa Monica
13. Fugees - Ready Or Not
13. Garbage - Stupid Girl
13. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)
17.Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
18. Fugees - Killing Me Softly
18. The Cardigans - Lovefool
20. Fugees - Fu-Gee-La
20. Nas - If I Ruled The World
20. Oasis - Champagne Supernova
23. Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
23. Eels - Novocaine For The Soul
23. Everything But The Girl - Missing
23. Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
23. Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade
23. Underworld - Born Slippy


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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

Albums - 1997

1. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind Columbia
2. Radiohead - Ok Computer Capitol
3. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.
4. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out Kill Rock Stars
5. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One Matador
6. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly The Gold Mind, Inc./Eastwest
7. Erykah Badu - Baduizm Universal
8. Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister The Enclave
9. Bjork - Homogenic Elektra
10. Pavement - Brighten The Corners Matador
11. Steve Earle - El Corazon Warner Bros.
12. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death Bad Boy
13. Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole Astralwerks
14. Portishead - Portishead Go! Beat/London
15. Roni Size/Reprazent - New Forms Talkin' Loud/Mercury
16. Wyclef Jean Featuring Refugee Allstars - Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee Allstars Ruffhouse/Columbia
17. Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Arista
18. The Verve - Urban Hymns Virgin
19. Beth Orton - Trailer Park Heavenly
20. Elliott Smith - Either/Or Kill Rock Stars
21. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club World Circuit
22. Geraldine Fibbers - Butch Virgin
23. Whiskey Town Strangers - Almanac Outpost
24. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope Virgin
25. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever Loud
26. Richard Buckner - Devotion + Doubt Mca
27. Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen 550 Music
28. Stereolab - Dots And Loops Elektra
29. Patti Smith - Peace And Noise Arista
30. Prodigy -The Fat Of The Land Maverick/Warner Bros.
31. U2 - Pop Island
32. Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On Warner Bros.
33. Ron Sexsmith - Other Songs Interscope
34. John Fogerty - Blue Moon Swamp Warner Bros.
35. Fiona Apple - Tidal Work
36. Daft Punk - Homework Virgin
37. Supergrass - In It For The Money Capitol
38. Blur - Blur Virgin
39. Jayhawks - Sound Of Lies American
40. Primal Scream - Vanishing Point Reprise

Singles 1997


1. Hanson - Mmmbop
2. Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
3. The Verve Bitter - Sweet Symphony
4. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
5. Blur - Song 2
6. Cornershop - Brimful Of Asha
7. Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
8. Smash Mouth - Walking On The Sun
9. Erykah Badu - On And On
10. The Notorious B.I.G. (Featuring Puff Daddy And Mase) - Mo Money Mo Problems
11. Fiona Apple - Criminal
12. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
13. White Town - Your Woman
14. OMC - How Bizarre
15. Spice Girls - Wannabe
16. Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone
17. Prodigy - Firestarter
18. Puff Daddy - It's All About The Benjamins
19. The Cardigans - Lovefool
20. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
21. Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Š
22. Timbaland And Magoo - Up Jumps Da Boogie
23. Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home
24. Sugar Ray - Fly
25. Daft Punk - Around The World
26. Daft Punk - Da Funk
27. Missy Misdemeanor Elliott - Sock It 2 Me
28. Prodigy - Breathe
29. Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
30. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
31. Usher - You Make Me Wanna Š
32. Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
33. Erykah Badu – Tyrone Universal
34. B-Rock & The Bizz – My baby daddy
35. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
36. Aqua - Barbie Girl
37. Sarah Mclachlan - Building A Mystery
38. Oasis - D'you Know What I Mean
39. Puff Daddy And Faith Evans - I'll Be Missing You
40. Wallflowers - One Headlight