If nothing else, the recent chart ascents of M.I.A.’s Kala and “Paper Planes” are fascinating for the parallels they evoke with… Moby.
If there’s a theme running through the third and final installment of 2007 in the Mix, our super-sized supplement to Idolator Pop ’07, it’s a curious mixture of localism and globalism. On the home front, the mixes by Minneapolis’s Peter S.
• So we put this little year-end poll thingee together, just in case you wanted to know what 452 pop critics thought about 2007. • We also asked 33 of our bestest pals to put together awesome playlists of their favorite music of the year. • American Idol is back!
Yesterday, Idolator Pop 07 began its second phase, with 13 write-ups on specially-made year-end mix-CDs from some of our favorite critics.
As part of Idolator’s continuing effort to geekily analyze every music chart known to man, we present a new edition of Project X, in which Jackin’ Pop editor Michaelangelo Matos breaks down rankings from every genre imaginable. After the click-through, he [hilariously] examines the results of the Idolator Pop Critics Poll Tracks Top 10 with…
One of the reasons I was most excited about this year’s Idolator Pop package was that my bosses gave me enough rope to hang myself with allowed me to pursue a project that enhanced the poll proper.
We’ve been waiting as patiently (or not) as you have, and it’s finally here: The second annual Critics Poll is now open for business–and this time we’ve expanded it a little. Today, you get the poll proper: Albums, Tracks, Reissues, Artists, plus essays by myself, Jess, and Maura.