2008 Pazz & Jop album-poll autopsy
510b · 21 January 09
In 2006, a bold band of rebels started a new music-critics' poll, sending a powerful message to callous Big Media. Sadly, callous Big Media had already been forced to lay off anybody who used to be in charge of receiving messages, along with at least half of everybody else, and so nothing really came of it. Eventually the rebels went back to blogging.
So it's just Pazz & Jop again. Here, then, is my traditional annual analysis of it: All-Idols 2008. Album similarity, voter similarity, and various other scraps of statistical geekery.
[25 January 09: Added calculations and ranking of album kvltosis.]