4
| Lists |

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

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

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

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)

• BACKBEAT'S GREATEST HITS •
- 50 Photos That Prove Red Rocks Is the Most Beautiful Venue on the Planet
- Photos: Musicians Buying (Legal) Weed in Denver
- The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock
- 50 Ways to Support Your DIY Music Community




Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.