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1989 Pazz & Jop: New Kids on the Block

Someplace close by you’ll discover 1989’s money crop, the record of 40 albums that has lengthy been the main export of the Pazz & Jop Critics’ Ballot. Give...

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1988 Pazz & Jop: Dancing on a Logjam

Robin Holland When final we sat down for a critical chat, it was the top of the world as we knew it, and I felt superb. The Pazz & Jop Critics’ Ballot...

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1987 Pazz & Jop: Significance and Its Discontents in the Year of the Blip

I grew up in a time when elections nonetheless had their popcult allure, like baseball standings. Since age 10 I’ve been rooting for a presidential conference...