Category - Music

De La Soul Elvis Costello Fine Young Cannibals From The Archives Health Lou Reed Madonna Music N.W.A. (Band) Neil Young Neneh Cherry Pazz & Jop Pixies Public Enemy Robert Christgau Soul II Soul The B-52's (Band) The Culture The Mekons The Neville Brothers The Rolling Stones Tom Petty Tone-Loc Young M.C.

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...

Bobby Brown D.J. Jazzy Jeff Eric B. & Rakim From The Archives Guns N' Roses Health Keith Richards Michelle Shocked Midnight Oil Music Pazz & Jop Pere Ubu Prince Public Enemy Randy Newman Rob Base Robert Christgau Sonic Youth The Culture Tracy Chapman Traveling Wilburys Was (Not Was) Will Smith

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...

Bruce Springsteen From The Archives George Michael Health Husker Du John Hiatt John Mellencamp Los Lobos M/A/R/R/S Music Pazz & Jop Prince R.E.M. Robert Christgau Suzanne Vega The Culture The Grateful Dead the replacements U2 X XTC

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...

Billy Bragg Bruce Springsteen Cameo Elvis Costello From The Archives Health Music Paul Simon Pazz & Jop Peter Gabriel Prince Public Image Ltd. R.E.M. Robert Christgau Robert Cray Run-DMC Talking Heads The Beastie Boys The Culture

1986 Pazz & Jop: Township Jive Conquers the World

Over at the Nationwide Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the place an accounting agency extra respected than Dean & Poobah is totting up the Grammies...

Aretha Franklin Don Henley Doug E. Fresh Eurythmics From The Archives Health Husker Du John Fogerty John Mellencamp Kate Bush Lisa Lisa Music Pazz & Jop R.E.M. Robert Christgau Talking Heads The Culture The Ramones the replacements Tom Waits

1985 Pazz & Jop: Virtue Rewarded

Nineteen eighty-five positive was busy-busy-busy for Chuck and Elvis’s love baby. You’d assume it’d have its palms full simply perverting the nation and...

Afrika Bambaataa Bruce Springsteen Chaka Khan Cyndi Lauper From The Archives Health Husker Du Los Lobos Lou Reed Music Pazz & Jop R.E.M. Robert Christgau Run-DMC The Culture The Pretenders the replacements Tina Turner Van Halen

1984 Pazz & Jop: The Rise of the Corporate Single

The 11th or 12th Pazz & Jop Critics’ Ballot is fraught with many significances. You bought capitalism rampant and various capitalism and perhaps even...

Afrika Bambaataa Bob Dylan Eddy Grant From The Archives Health Jonathan Richman Lou Reed Michael Jackson Music Pazz & Jop R.E.M. Richard Thompson Robert Christgau Run-DMC Talking Heads The Culture The Police (Band) The Pretenders U2 X

1983 Pazz & Jop: Who Else? A Goddamn Critics’ Band, That’s Who Else

Solely rock critics will perceive how such a factor might be, however for some time there it seemed as if R.E.M.’s Murmur — recognized jocularly amongst...

Afrika Bambaataa Bruce Springsteen Elvis Costello From The Archives Grandmaster Flash Health King Sunny Ade Linda Thompson Lou Reed Marshall Crenshaw Marvin Gaye Music Pazz & Jop Pretenders Prince Richard Thompson Robert Christgau Soft Cell The Culture The English Beat X

1982 Pazz & Jop: Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome

As a result of jazz criticism is considered one of the many issues I do know too little about, Otis Ferguson was solely a reputation to me when The Otis...

Blondie (Band) Bruce Springsteen Captain Beefheart Diana Ross From The Archives Gang of Four Health John Lennon Joy Division Kurtis Blow Music Pazz & Jop Prince Public Image Ltd. Robert Christgau Stevie Wonder Talking Heads The Clash The Culture The Pretenders The Vapors

1980 Pazz & Jop: The Year of the Lollapalooza

Deborah Feingold As we all know, many citizens discovered 1980 a complicated yr. When Pazz & Jop gossip started a couple of months in the past, numerous...