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1983 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll

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Feb 23, 1984, 10:04:48 PM2/23/84
Here is the Village Voice 1983 PAZZ & JOP CRITICS' POLL
as published in the issue dated February 28, 1984.

1. Michael Jackson: "Thriller"
2. R.E.M.: "Murmur"
3. Talking Heads: "Speaking in Tongues"
4. X: "More Fun in the New World"
5. The Police: "Synchronicity"
6. U2: "War"
7. Lou Reed: "Legendary Hearts"
8. Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers: "Jonathan Sings!"
9. Richard Thompson: "Hand of Kindness"
10. Bob Dylan: "Infidel"
11. Elvis Costelo and the Attractions: "Punch the Clock"
12. Culture Club: "Colour by Numbers"
13. Randy Newman: "Trouble in Paradise"
14. George Clinton: "Computer Games"
15. Big Country: "The Crossing"
16. Jerry Lee Lewis: "The Sun Sessions"
17. Aztec Camera: "High Land, Hard Rain"
18. T-Bone Burnett: "Proof Through the Night"
19. David Bowie: "Let's Dance"
20. James Blood Ulmer: "Odyssey"
21. The Rolling Stones: "Undercover"
22. The Blasters: "Non Fiction"
23. New Order: "Power, Corruption and Lies"
24. Malcolm McLaren: "Duck"
25. Prince: "1999"
26. Violent Femmes: "Violent Femmes"
27. Was (Not Was): "Born to Laugh at Tornados"
28. Graham Parker: "The Real Macaw"
29. Marshall Crenshaw: "Field Day"
30. The Replacements: "Hootenanny"
31. Eurythmics: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
32. Tom Waits: "Swordfishtrombones"
33. Eddy Grant: "Killer on the Rampage"
34. Trio: "Trio and Error"
35. Kid Creole and the Cocnuts: "Doppelganger"
36. The Fleshtones: "Hexbreaker"
37. Linda Ronstadt: "What's New"
38. King Sunny Ade and His African Beats: "Synchro System"
39. Nile Rodgers: "Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove"
40. Paul Simon: "Hearts and Bones"

1. Michael Jackson: "Billie Jean"
2. The Police: "Every Breath You Take"
3. The Pretenders: "Back on the Chain Gang"/"My City Was Gone"
4. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force: "Looking for the Perfect Beat"
Prince: "Little Red Corvette"
6. Eddy Grant: "Electric Avenue"
7. Michael Jackson: "Beat It"
8. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel: "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)"
9. Run-D.M.C.: "It's Like That"/"Sucker M.C.s"
10. Talking Heads: "Burning Down the House"
11. Elvis Costello and the Attractions: "Every Day I Write the Book"
12. Big Country: "In a Big Country"
13. George Clinton: "Atomic Dog"
14. David Bowie: "Let's Dance"
Lionel Ritchie: "All NIght Long"
Donna Summer: "She Works Hard for the Money"
17. Eurythmics: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Herbie Hancock: "Rockit"
19. Indeep: "Last Night a D.J. Saved My LIfe"
20. Culture Club: "Church of the Posion Mind"
Culture Club: "Karma Chameleon"
S.O.S. Band: "Just Be Good to Me"
23. Culture Club: "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"
24. David Bowie: "Modern Love"
Lyres: "I Want To Help You Ann"/"I Really Want You Right Now"

1. Los Lobos: " ... And a Time to Dance"
2. Let's Active: "Afoot"
3. Jason and the Nashville Scorchers: "Fervor"
4. The Bongos: "Numbers with Wings"
5. The Bluebells: "The Bluebells"
6. The Alarm: "The Alarm"
7. Minutemen: "Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat"
8. Minor Threat: "Out of Step"
9. Bangles: "Bangles"
10. DFX2: "Emotion"

1. Michael Jackson: "Beat It"
2. Herbie Hancock: "Rockit"
3. Michael Jackson: "Billie Jean"
4. Talking Heads: "Burning Down the House"
5. George Clinton: "Atomic Dog"
6. Rolling Stones: "Undercover of the Night"
7. ZZ Top: "Sharp Dressed Man"
8. Cyndi Lauper: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
9. Michael Jackson: "Thriller"
The Kinks: "Come Dancing"
Randy Newman: "I Love L.A."


Feb 25, 1984, 1:58:04 PM2/25/84
perhaps I am taking this a bit too seriously, but, on the assumption
that Pazz & Jop == Jazz & Pop, I would like to point out that there
is not a single Jazz album in all the listed songs/albums/singles etc.

Herbie Hancock don't count no more since he went ??? Syntho-pop...(although
his old solo acoustic piano (is that a real phrase?) albums are quite

Is this then a joke?

-- Dave Taylor

Michael Regoli

Mar 2, 1984, 10:28:46 AM3/2/84

...Has any one out there heard of a scheduled release
date for a new RUSH LP?

I would appreciate any info into this!


Mike Regoli


Mar 3, 1984, 9:44:48 PM3/3/84

There is supposed to be one coming out really soon, so says my in-
former who is a RUSH fan. He says to start looking in June, or therabouts,
for the new album. I had the proposed title, but can't remember it off the
top of my head.

Ronald "Not quite all here" Rosul@nmtvax

New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New Mexico

Michael Regoli

Mar 6, 1984, 12:56:44 PM3/6/84

Has anyone heard about any NEW material/releases/tours of
Doug & The Slugs??

Thanks for your input!

M Regoli

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