The Best Music of the Year, According to Colorado Writers' Pazz + Jop Ballots

The cover of this year's Pazz + Jop issue
The cover of this year's Pazz + Jop issue

The final word on 2014 music, the Village Voice's annual Pazz + Jop poll, is out. As has been the case for the last forty-plus years, hundreds of critics across the country submitted their favorite albums and singles of the year, and the picks are compiled into the most comprehensive list of the year's critically-loved music.

This year D'Angelo and Run The Jewels took the top spots, and Westword's own Kiernan Maletsky wrote an essay on the pair of winners. But the individual votes are at least as interesting as the aggregated ones. We've highlighted the ballots of several of the Colorado music writers and journalists who voted this year.

See also: Twenty Predictions for Denver Music in 2015

Westword Folks Oakland L. Childers Bree Davies Isa Jones Kiernan Maletsky Tom Murphy Jon Solomon Andy Thomas

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Other Colorado Writers Bill Forman (Colorado Springs Independent Music and Film Editor) Matt Miller (Denver Post's Reverb Managing Editor) Matt Sebastian (Daily Camera City Editor) John Wenzel (Denver Posts Arts and Entertainment Reporter)

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