Project X Pits The Family Against The 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…
Parsing The Pop: Chuck Eddy’s 150-Album Top 10
Obviously with all the tabulated lists to pore over, Idolator Pop '07 offers plenty for music geeks to read and argue with. The year-end mixes, which will go up later today, will offer yet more fodder for banter. But let's not forget the individual ballots, several of which make pretty good reading on their own.
Parsing the Pop: Categorical Errors, Sez They
Inevitably, some of the ballot comments in this year's poll have taken our methodology to task. Fair enough--you can't satisfy everyone. And even if we can't help but respond to something like Julianne Escobedo Shepherd's suggestion that we eliminate albums and ask everyone to vote for 100 tracks with a knee-jerk, "Why, do you…
2007 In The Mix: Idolator Pop ’07 Gets Personal
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.
Let’s Do It Again: The 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll is Live
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.
Project X Takes On A Culture Bully
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 examines the health of the bootleg mash-up thanks to a list compiling the year'…
Idolator Pop 07: Time’s A-Wastin’
Hello all you kids in computer-land. Just reminding you in my pedantic way yet again that if you've received an invitation to vote in the 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll, that you should do so before the deadline, which is tomorrow, December 21, at 5 p.m. EST. If you're having any kind of tech...
Idolator Pop 07 Update: Glitches Begone!
Quick update: The glitches affecting some of the Idolator Pop ballots have been repaired, so go back to voting for your favorite albums, tracks, reissues, and artists of 2007, dear colleagues. Again: two more days!
Idolator Pop 07 Update: Glitches Galore!
So a bunch of 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll voters have asked why their ballots have gone blank when they try to enter them. The honest truth is we're not sure either, but tech is working on it.
Idolator Pop 07: The Days Are Short, The Ballots Are Long
Hello again. Today's will be the first of four daily updates this week, because this is the final week to vote in the 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll. Chances are if you're writing regularly we've reached out (more than once in a few cases--aren't overzealous spam filters marvelous?)…
Project X Gets A Little Bit Country (And Brings The Family Along)
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 takes a break from Thanksgiving to sit down with his family and listen to…
Idolator Pop 07 Update
Just a quick reminder that if you're expecting a ballot for this year's critics' poll, but didn't receive one, to drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look into it.
Let’s Do It Again: Announcing The 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll
A few Idolator readers who write about music may have noticed an invitation in their inbox today; still others will be receiving one soon. We're proud to announce the 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll (Idolator Pop 07 for short), our continuation of last year's Jackin' Pop survey. (Of course we changed the name. You…