Pazz & Jop 2013 Notes

The 2013 Pazz & Jop poll results are up at the Village Voice, with additional statistical analysis by Glenn McDonald here, and an introduction to those stats here.

The first thing that should be noted is that the number of voters has continued to decline, from 712 in 2010 to 700 in 2011 to 493 in 2012 to 457 in 2013. Someone should take a look at who dropped out and how that has shifted the poll.

My ballot and some analysis is here. My centricity score -- the measure of how similar I am to everyone else -- is .125, tying me at 351, which puts me in the lower 24%. Two of my ten records had fairly broad support -- MIA had 33 other voters (finished 28th), and Parquet Courts 28 (24th, as it had some carryover votes from 2012). Two more of my records were shared with 6-7 voters, three with 1-3, and three with none. Similar ballots mostly came from people I recognize (Matt Rice, Jason Gubbels, Greg Kot, Christian Hoard, Michael Tatum), although none were very similar (.142, .120, .105, .074, .065). (Christgau, on my list at .036, had four people with closer ballots than Rice's was with mine.)

The first table is a list of the top 200 Pazz & Jop finishers, and I want to measure them up against my metacritic file, or vice versa. Columns:

  1. Pazz & Jop rank.
  2. Pazz & Jop total points (average is 10 per vote).
  3. Pazz & Jop total votes.
  4. Metacritic file rank.
  5. Metacritic file points.
  6. Ratio of P&J points to Metacritic file points: formula is ((PJ + 5) / 2.25 / (MC + 5)). The extra points (5) avoid divide-by-zero problems, and the extra dividend balances the scales. The latter figure is calculated so that the top 200 has as many gainers as losers.
  7. Artist/album title/label, plus any notes.
  8. Tom Hull's grade (where available).
1199116013222.713Kanye West: Yeezus (Def Jam) *
2134210922542.311Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (XL) A-
38337632501.461Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (Columbia) **
47365765605.067Beyoncé: Beyoncé (Columbia)  
567263121581.846Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (self-released) A-
66246152041.338My Bloody Valentine: MBV (self-released)  
75986271801.449Haim: Days Are Gone (Columbia) **
851051171481.496Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady (Bad Boy) A-
950246151531.426Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador) *
104894338872.386Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville) A-
1145346311101.770Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-) **
1244042141561.228Savages: Silence Yourself (Matador) *
134384291721.112Disclosure: Settle (Island) *
144374342250.854Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Merge) A-
1542846161491.250David Bowie: The Next Day (Columbia) *
164134653742.352Sky Ferreira: Night Time My Time (Capitol) **
173913469592.750Jason Isbell: Southeastern (Southeastern) B
1839038291121.500Drake: Nothing Was the Same (OVO) B
1936135271151.356Deafheaven: Sunbather (Deathwish) ***
203493061990.771The National: Trouble Will Find Me (4AD) **
2134933181481.028Queens of the Stone Age: . . . Like Clockwork (Matador) B
2232232271151.211El-P/Killer Mike: Run the Jewels (Fool's Gold)  
233213171582.300Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (Warner Bros.) A-
243203035961.430Parquet Courts: Light Up Gold (What's Your Rupture?) A-
2531732241241.109Lorde: Pure Heroine (Universal) **
2630527111580.845Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed) B
2729131201290.982Danny Brown: Old (Fool's Gold) ***
282823443841.433M.I.A.: Matangi (Interscope) A
2927027101660.715The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (Mute) A-
302613247771.442Pusha T: My Name Is My Name (Def Jam) A-
312602443841.323Waxahatchee: Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni) A-
322562743841.303Tim Hecker: Virgins (Kranky) B
332542247771.404Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (Warner Bros.) **
342532162631.686Paramore: Paramore (Fueled by Ramen) B
352522333991.098Deerhunter: Monomania (4AD) A-
3622222261180.820Laura Marling: Once I Was an Eagle (Virgin) **
372201796422.128Carcass: Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)  
382112074561.574Superchunk: I Hate Music (Merge) **
392102147771.165Mikal Cronin: MCII (Merge) *
4020723221260.719Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe (Glassnote) B
4119019124362.114Majical Cloudz: Impersonator (Matador)  
4218621251210.674Earl Sweatshirt: Doris (Columbia) **
4318319321080.739Oneontrix Point Never: R Plus Seven (Warp) **
4418221131560.516Arctic Monkeys: AM (Domino) B-
451801785461.612Brandy Clark: 12 Stories (Slate Creek) A-
4618020114381.912Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch) ***
4717918211260.624Bill Callahan: Dream River (Drag City)  
481781846820.935Yo La Tengo: Fade (Matador) **
491751936950.800Rhye: Woman (Universal Republic)  
501701837890.827Phosphorescent: Mucacho (Dead Oceans) **
511691934970.758Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience (RCA) *
5216414149292.209The Julie Ruin: Run Fast (Dischord) A-
531531460651.003Pet Shop Boys: Electric (X2) ***
541491265601.053Autre Ne Veut: Anxiety (Software) ***
551471758720.877Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe (Domino)  
5614011301110.556Julia Holter: Loud City Song (Domino) B
571361541850.696Fuck Buttons: Slow Focus (ATP)  
581331577521.076Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Aftermath) A-
591321341850.677Darkside: Psychic (Matador) B-
6013215191360.432Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp) B
6113111104401.343Valerie June: Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord) ***
621281278501.075Elvis Costello & the Roots: Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note) *
631261247770.710John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)  
641209124361.355Black Sabbath: 13 (Vertigo)  
651201283471.068Kelela: Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind) *
661171459710.713Nine Inch Nails: Hesitation Marks (Columbia) *
671121239860.571Atoms for Peace: Amok (XL) *
6811010160281.549Gorguts: Colored Sands (Seasons of Mist)  
6910310129341.231Ka: The Night's Gambit (Iron Works) **
69103100207231.714Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait (Columbia/Legacy) B
7110110119371.122Charli XCX: True Romance (Iamsound) **
711011086450.942Low: The Invisible Way (Sub Pop) B-
73100980490.864DJ Rashad: Double Cup (Hyperdub) B-
74991165600.711Laura Mvula: Sing to the Moon (Columbia)  
75987316172.081The Uncluded: Hokey Fright (Rhymesayers) A-
7696996420.955Matana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) **
779410108391.000Speedy Ortiz: Major Arcana (Carpark) **
789311160281.320Lady Gaga: Artpop (Interscope) A-
7992953740.546Forest Swords: Engravings (Tri Angle) *
79929381142.269SubRosa: More Constant Than the Gods (Profound Lore)  
8191992430.889Kvelertak: Meir (Roadrunner)  
82907183251.407Fidlar: Fidlar (Mom + Pop) ***
8389878500.760DJ Koze: Amygdala (Pampa) A-
848811231250.318Jon Hopkins: Immunity (Domino) A-
85878236211.573Body/Head: Coming Apart (Matador) B-
86857173261.290William Onyeabor: World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop) **
87858255201.600Rachid Taha: Zoom (Wrasse) A-
8882869590.604The Haxan Cloak: Excavation (Tri Angle) *
89816275191.593In Solitude: Sister (Metal Blade)  
9080881720.213James Blake: Overgrown (Polydor) B
918110134331.006Ghostface Killah: Twelve Reasons to Die (Soul Temple) ***
92806119370.899Dean Blunt: The Redeemer (Hippos in Tanks) B
93807529916.296Lonnie Holley: Keeping a Record of It (Dust-to-Digital)  
9479751760.461James Holden: The Inheritors (Border Community) **
95787108390.838Pissed Jeans: Honeys (Sub Pop) B-
9678876530.636Thundercat: Apocalypse (Brainfeeder)  
9777996420.775Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba: Jama Ko (Out Here) A-
98756194241.226Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) (Kscope)  
9975775540.603Jagwar Ma: Howlin (Mom + Pop)  
10075986450.711Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin (Castle Face)  
10174856730.450Foxygen: We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)  
102737173261.118Marnie Stern: The Chronicles of Marnia (Kill Rock Stars)  
103728149291.007The Men: New Moon (Sacred Bones) B
10472961640.496The Flaming Lips: The Terror (Warner Bros.) **
105716381141.778Lucius: Wildewoman (Mom + Pop) *
10671852750.422King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (True Panther/XL) **
106718183251.126The Mavericks: In Time (Valory Music) *
108707316171.515The Pastels: Slow Summits (Domino)  
109709173261.075Pharmakon: Abandon (Sacred Bones) *
110686275191.352Melt-Banana: Fetch (A-Zap)  
111665548102.104Locrian: Return to Annihilation (Relapse)  
112667348151.578Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull (RCA)  
11364792430.639Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Mosquito (Interscope) A-
114648207231.095Miley Cyrus: Bangerz (RCA) ***
115636139320.817The Weeknd: Kiss Land (XO/Republic) *
116625134330.784Patti Griffin: American Kid (New West) ***
117626236211.145Jake Bugg: Jake Bugg (Mercury) B
118617348151.467Classixx: Hanging Gardens (Innovative Leisure) *
119618142310.815Joanna Gruesome: Weird Sister (Slumberland) ***
120619331161.397Sleigh Bells: Bitter Rivals (Mom + Pop) **
121604505111.806Young Thug: 1017 Thug (Brick Squad)  
122606169270.903Cate Le Bon: Mug Museum (Wichita)  
12360864600.444ASAP Rocky: Long.Live.ASAP (RCA) **
124595419131.580Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Sony Masterworks)  
124595108390.646Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light (Constellation) A-
126596160280.862The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars (Columbia) B-
12758696420.596Chelsea Wolfe: Pain Is Beauty (Sargent House) **
127586194240.966Eleanor Friedberger: Personal Record (Merge)  
129587108390.636Paul McCartney: New (Hear Music)  
130575255201.102Dawn Richard: Goldenheart (Altavoz) *
13157696420.586Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Daptone) **
132578149290.810ASAP Ferg: Trap Lord (RCA)  
13356696420.577Suede: Bloodsports (Sony)  
133566255201.084Tal National: Kaani (Fat Cat) A-
135555381141.404Dawn of Midi: Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear) ***
136556134330.702Ty Segall: Sleeper (Drag City)  
13754573570.423Wayne Shorter: Without a Net (Blue Note) **
138534348151.289Dawes: Stories Don't End (Hub)  
139535419131.432Front Bottoms: Talon of the Hawk (Bar-None) **
140536183250.859Iron & Wine: Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)  
141537223220.955Windhand: Soma (Relapse)  
142525505111.583Jake Bugg: Shangri La (Virgin)  
142525419131.407Holly Williams: The Highway (Georgiana) *
144515255200.996Moonface: Julia With Blue Jeans On (Jagjaguwar)  
14551586450.498Caitlin Rose: The Stand-In (ATO) *
145515548101.659Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Ripely Pine (Ba Da Bing)  
147516173260.803Mavis Staples: One True Vine (Anti) **
147516419131.383Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2 (Blue Note) B
149504293181.063Juicy J: Stay Trippy (Taylor Gang) *
149504173260.789Fall Out Boy: Save Rock and Roll (Island)  
151505194240.843Johnny Marr: The Messenger (Sire)  
151505348151.222Endless Boogie: Long Island (No Quarter)  
151505104400.543Phoenix: Bankrupt! (Glassnote) B
154506119370.582Tyler, the Creator: Wolf (Odd Future) B
154506129340.627Grouper: The Man Who Died in His Boat (Kranky)  
156507133330.643William Tyler: Impossible Truth (Merge) **
157494129340.615Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium (ATO)  
158495207230.857Burial: Rival Dealer (Hyperdub) **
15949570781.846So So Glos: Blowout (Shea Stadium)  
16048592430.491Franz Ferdinand: Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino) **
161475223220.856Ariana Grande: Yours Truly (Republic) ***
162465505111.417Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: English Electric (BMG) **
163467293180.986Dismemberment Plan: Uncanney Valley (Partisan) **
164453505111.389Frog Eyes: Carey's Cold Spring (self-released)  
165454146300.635Goldfrapp: Tales of Us (Mute)  
165454348151.111Wolf Eyes: No Answer: Lower Floors (De Stijl)  
16745570781.709Dirtbombs: Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! (In the Red)  
167455194240.766Death Grips: Government Plates (Third Worlds) B-
167455331161.058Stooges: Ready to Die (Fat Possum) *
167455149290.654Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail (Roc Nation) B
167455293180.966Russian Circles: Memorial (Sargent House)  
167455114380.517Jessy Lanza: Pull My Hair (Hyperdub) **
173445381141.146Inter Arma: Sky Burial (Hyperdub)  
174434255200.853Veronica Falls: Waiting for Something to Happen (Slumberland)  
175436207230.762Pistol Annies: Annie Up (RCA Nashville) A-
176424465121.229Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Hey Hey It's . . . The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band (self-released) ***
177415316170.929Ghost B.C.: Infestissumam (Universal Republic)  
177415142310.568Washed Out: Paracosm (Sub Pop)  
179402548101.333Yvette: Process (Godmode)  
179402331160.952Livity Sound: Livity Sound (self-released)  
18140365600.308Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian Verse (Canvasback/Atlantic) B
181403223220.741Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Shadow Man (ECM) ***
181403207230.714Rudimental: Home (Asylum)  
18440465600.308Factory Floor: Factory Floor (DFA) ***
184404548101.333Alice Smith: She (Rainwater)  
184404113552.000The Del-Lords: Elvis Club (Megaforce) *
187405183250.667Fuzz: Fuzz (In the Red)  
187405124360.488Rokia Traoré: Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch) ***
187405119370.476No Age: An Object (Sub Pop) ***
190392255200.782Inc.: No World (4AD)  
191393348150.978William Parker: Wood Flute Songs (AUM Fidelity) A-
192394173260.631Nails: Abandon All Life (Southern Lord)  
192394255200.782Action Bronson: Blue Chips 2 (Vice) **
194382113551.911Lemuria: The Distance Is So Big (Bridge)  
195383381141.006Wavves: Afraid of Heights (Mom + Pop) B
196386124360.466Volcano Choir: Repave (Jagjaguwar)  
197372529913.111Nelly: M.O. (Republic) B
198373293180.812Rilo Kiley: Rkives (Little Record Co.) A-
199374236210.718Hiss Golden Messenger: Haw (Paradise of Bachelors)  
199374169270.583Cass McCombs: Big Wheel and Others (Domino)  

Average value of change factors (should be close to 1.0 but will be higher) is: 1.140 (100 up, 100 down).

From the above chart, the following records had the highest P&J gains over Metacritic file:

  1. 6.296: Lonnie Holley: Keeping a Record of It (Dust-to-Digital)
  2. 5.067: Beyoncé: Beyoncé (Columbia)
  3. 3.111: Nelly: M.O. (Republic)
  4. 2.750: Jason Isbell: Southeastern (Southeastern)
  5. 2.713: Kanye West: Yeezus (Def Jam)
  6. 2.386: Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
  7. 2.352: Sky Ferreira: Night Time My Time (Capitol)
  8. 2.311: Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
  9. 2.300: Ashley Monroe: Like a Rose (Warner Bros.)
  10. 2.269: Sub Rosa: More Constant Than the Gods (Profound Lore)
  11. 2.209: The Julie Ruin: Run Fast (Dischord)
  12. 2.128: Carcass: Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
  13. 2.114: Majical Cloudz: Impersonator (Matador)
  14. 2.104: Locrian: Return to Annihilation (Relapse)
  15. 2.081: The Uncluded: Hokey Fright (Rhymesayers)
  16. 2.000: The Del-Lords: Elvis Club (Megaforce)
  17. 1.912: Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch)
  18. 1.911: Lemuria: The Distance Is So Big (Bridge)
  19. 1.846: Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (self-released)
  20. 1.846: So So Glos: Blowout (Shea Stadium)
  21. 1.806: Young Thug: 1017 Thug (Brick Squad)
  22. 1.778: Lucius: Wildewoman (Mom + Pop)
  23. 1.770: Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-)
  24. 1.714: Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait (Columbia/Legacy)
  25. 1.709: Dirtbombs: Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! (In the Red)
  26. 1.686: Paramore: Paramore (Fueled by Ramen)
  27. 1.659: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Ripely Pine (Ba Da Bing)
  28. 1.612: Brandy Clark: 12 Stories (Slate Creek)
  29. 1.600: Rachid Taha: Zoom (Wrasse)
  30. 1.593: In Solitude: Sister (Metal Blade)
  31. 1.583: Jake Bugg: Shangri La (Virgin)
  32. 1.580: Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Sony Masterworks)
  33. 1.578: Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull (RCA)
  34. 1.574: Superchunk: I Hate Music (Merge)
  35. 1.573: Body/Head: Coming Apart (Matador)
  36. 1.549: Gorguts: Colored Sands (Seasons of Mist)
  37. 1.515: The Pastels: Slow Summits (Domino)
  38. 1.500: Drake: Nothing Was the Same (OVO)

Cutoff point leaves the following just under: Janelle Monáe (1.496), Classixx (1.467), Daft Punk (1.461), Haim (1.449), Pusha T (1.442) M.I.A. (1.433), Front Bottoms (1.432), Parquet Courts (1.430), Kurt Vile (1.426), OMD (1.417), Fidlar (1.407), Dawn of Midi (1.404), Tegan and Sara (1.404).

The second chart lists the highest Metacritic-rated records (down to 200) not in Pazz & Jop top 200:

52515253740.113Foals: Holy Fire (Warner Bros.) *
37120257730.142These New Puritans: Field of Reeds (Infectious) C+
57014263620.126Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II (Jagjaguwar)  
27927372580.226Sigur Rós: Kveikur (XL) B
22333481490.313Iceage: You're Nothing (Matador) B
22733581490.313Local Natives: Hummingbird (French Kiss) B-
 0083470.043Hookworms: Pearl Mystic (Gringo) A-
12605186450.089Daniel Avery: Drone Logic (Because)  
23132486450.329Juliana Barwick: Nepenthe (Dead Oceans)  
21835591440.363AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Vagrant) *
57313192430.167Moderat: II (Monkeytown) *
 00102410.048Daughter: If You Leave (4AD) B
 00102410.048Primal Scream: More Light (First International) A-
 00104400.049Four Tet: Beautiful Rewind (Temporary Residence/Text)  
 00104400.049Mount Kimbie: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp) *
271283108390.333Cecile McLorin Salvant: Woman Child (Mack Avenue) ***
264293108390.343Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music) A-
218355114380.413J Cole: Born Sinner (RCA) ***
371202114380.258Laurel Halo: Chance of Rain (Hyperdub) *
351201114380.258Toro y Moi: Anything in Return (Carpark)  
247303119370.370Mazzy Star: Seasons of Your Day (Rhymes of an Hour)  
 00128350.056London Grammar: If You Wait (Warner/Chappell Music) *
371202129340.285Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love Is the Devil (Zoo) *
633101129340.171Villagers: Awayland (Domino)  
371202134330.292Anna Calvi: One Breath (Domino)  
371202139320.300The Dillinger Escape Plan: One of Us Is the Killer (Sumerian)  
442182139320.276Prefab Sprout: Crimson/Red (Universal)  
427192142310.296Midlake: Antiphon (ATO)  
454172142310.272Jonathan Wilson: Fanfare (Downtown)  
633101146300.190Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran: Hagar's Song (ECM) A-
203353146300.508Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak (ACT) A-
633101149290.196Camera Obscura: Desire Lines (4AD)  
309253149290.392Steve Mason: Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time (Double Six)  
231324149290.484Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt (Monkeywrench/Republic)  
203353149290.523Richard Thompson: Electric (New West) **
 00149290.065Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: Mind Control (Metal Blade)  
259304149290.458Wire: Change Becomes Us (Pink Flag) **
525152149290.261Zomby: With Love (4AD) **
222333160280.512Autechre: Exai (Warp) ***
344212160280.350Baths: Obsidian (Anticon) **
 00160280.067Manic Street Preachers: Rewind the Film (Columbia)  
633101160280.202Palma Violets: 180 (Rough Trade) **
203353160280.539Special Request: Soul Music (Forced Exposure) **
116081160280.175Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum) B-
119471169270.167Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture of You (Dualtone) A-
 00169270.069Touche Amore: Is Survived By (Deathwish)  
351201173260.358Bonobo: The North Borders (Ninja Tune)  
 00173260.072The Field: Cupid's Head (Kompakt)  
 00173260.072Daughn Gibson: Me Moan (Sub Pop)  
633101173260.215Chris Potter: The Sirens (ECM) ***
296252173260.430Suuns: Images du Futur (Secretly Canadian)  
279273183250.474Bilal: A Love Surreal (E1) **
 00183250.074Biffy Clyro: Opposites (Reprise)  
633101183250.222Future of the Left: How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident (Prescriptions) **
264293183250.504Jenny Hval: Innocence Is Kinky (Rune Grammofon)  
454172183250.326Machinedrum: Vapor City (Ninja Tune) *
289263183250.459Melt Yourself Down: Melt Yourself Down (The Leaf Label) **
286262183250.459Juan Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed Discs) **
203353194240.613Willis Earl Beal: Nobody Knows (Hot Charity) B
 00194240.077Bring Me the Horizon: Sempiternal (Epitaph)  
309253194240.460Clutch: Earth Rocker (Weathermaker Music)  
231324194240.567Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy (ATO) ***
 00194240.077Dave Holland: Prism (Dare2) **
 00194240.077Los Campesinos!: No Blues (Turnstile/Wichita)  
 00194240.077Connan Mockasin: Caramel (Because)  
289263194240.475Craig Taborn Trio: Chants (ECM) ***
 00194240.077The Wonder Years: The Greatest Generation (Hopeless) **


  1. It looks like P&J listed twice (and therefore undercounted) Willis Earl Beal: Nobody Knows. The record was reported as 25(2) and 10(1), so the combined total should be 35(3), good enough for 203rd place. Corrected above, but I didn't bother trying to recalculate lower spots.
  2. Several top-200 P&J records were tracked on the "old music" metacritic file. Their rank above was obtained by matching up the point counts of the two files, but the rank numbers in the metacritic file were not further adjusted. The records are those by: Bob Dylan, William Parker, Rilo Kiley.

From these two charts we can derive a list of records most valued by metacritic file relative to P&J. Putting aside the records that got no P&J votes whatsoever (Hookworms, Daughter, Primal Scream, London Grammar, Uncle Acid, Manic Street Preachers, Touche Amore, The Field, Daughn Gibson, Biffy Clyro, Bring Me the Horizon, Dave Holland, Los Campesinos!, Connan Mockasin, The Wonder Years), the largest drops are:

  1. 0.089: Daniel Avery: Drone Logic (Because)
  2. 0.113: The Foals: Holy Fire (Warner Bros.)
  3. 0.126: Unknown Mortal Orchestra: II (Jagjaguwar)
  4. 0.142: These New Puritans: Fields of Reeds (Infectious)
  5. 0.167: Guy Clark: My Favorite Picture of You (Dualtone)
  6. 0.167: Moderat: II (Monkeytown)
  7. 0.171: Villagers: Awayland (Domino)
  8. 0.175: Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)
  9. 0.190: Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran: Hagar's Song (ECM)
  10. 0.196: Camera Obscura: Desire Lines (4AD)
  11. 0.202: Palma Violets: 180 (Rough Trade)
  12. 0.213: James Blake: Overgrown (Polydor)
  13. 0.215: Chris Potter: Sirens (ECM)
  14. 0.222: Future of the Left: How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident (Prescriptions)
  15. 0.226: Sigur Rós: Kveikur (XL)
  16. 0.261: Zomby: With Love (4AD)
  17. 0.272: Jonathan Wilson: Fanfare (Downtown)
  18. 0.276: Prefab Sprout: Crimson/Red (Universal)
  19. 0.300: The Dillinger Escape Plan: One of Us Is the Killer (Sumerian)
  20. 0.308: Factory Floor: Factory Floor (DFA)
  21. 0.308: Frightened Rabbit: Pedestrian Verse (Canvasback/Atlantic)
  22. 0.313: Iceage: You're Nothing (Matador)
  23. 0.313: Local Natives: Hummingbird (French Kiss)
  24. 0.318: Jon Hopkins: Immunity (Domino)
  25. 0.326: Machinedrum: Vapor City (Ninja Tune)
  26. 0.329: Juliana Barwick: Nepenthe (Dead Oceans)

Just above the cutoff point: Cecile McLorin Salvant (0.333), Omar Souleyman (0.343), Baths (0.350), Bonobo (0.358), AlunaGeorge (0.363), Mazzy Star (0.370), Steve Mason (0.392).

Glenn McDonald has a table which makes it relatively easy to see which voters came and went when.

The following 2012 voters didn't vote in 2013 (154): Aaron Norman, A.D. Amorosi, Adam Strohm, Alex Ostroff, Alex Pappademas, Allison Stewart, Amanda Petrusich, Andrew Gilstrap, Andrew Williams, Andy Hutchins, Angela Sawyer, Anthony Lombardi, Anthony Miccio, Audra Schroeder, Austin L. Ray, Bill Forman, Bobby Reed, Bree Davies, Brent Baldwin, Britt Robson, Byron Crawford, Charles R. Cross, Chris Chafin, Chris Herrington, Chris Toenes, Christopher Alexander, Chuy Varela, Collin Anderson, Craig Hlavaty, Daniel Dzodin, Dan Reilly, Dan Strachota, Dave Gil de Rubio, David Cantwell, David Greenwald, David Menconi, David Pehling, Del Cowie, Derk Richardson, Dev Sherlock, D. Strauss, DX Ferris, Eric Harvey, Erik Kenward, Erin Thompson, Ethan Covey, Franklin Soults, Fred Mills, Gabriel Herrera, Gareth Grundy, Glenn Gamboa, Grant Moser, Greg Franklin, Hobey Echlin, Jacob Edgar, James Hannaham, Jason Cherkis, Jason P. Woodbury, Jason Simms, Jeff Treppel, Jeremy D. Larson, Jessica Suarez, Jillian Mapes, Jim Allen, Jim Bessman, Jim Farber, Jim Fouratt, JJ Lang, J. Neo Narvin, Joe Silva, John Dugan, John Elsasser, John Mincemoyer, John Payne, Jonah Flicker, Jonathan Bogart, Jonathan Bradley, Jonathan Garrett, Jon Whitney, Jose Davila, Josh Love, J Poet, J.R. Taylor, Justin Chun, Keith Harris, Kenny Herzog, Kenyon Hopkin, Kiernan Maletsky, Kristyn Pomranz, Kurt B. Reighley, Kyle Ryan, Leland Rucker, Leor Galil, Leslie Berman, Linda Leseman, Lindsay Zoladz, Liz Riley, Luis Paez-Pumar, Marc Hogan, Mark Jenkins, Martin Douglas, Matt Gewolb, Matt Sonzala, Matt Thomas, Meredith Ochs, Merritt Martin, Michael Barthel, Michael Daddino, Michael Honski, Michael Tedder, Mikael Wood, Mike Escoto, Mike Orme, Mike Wolf, Mordecai Shinefield, M.T. Richards, Nana Brew-Hammond, Nate Patrin, Nick Feldman, Omar Kholeif, Pat Pierson, Rachel Shimp, Ramit Singh, Rebecca Raber, Robert Morast, Robert Nedelkoff, Rob Tannenbaum, Ron Hart, Roy Kasten, Sam Hockley-Smith, Sam Ubl, Scott Lapatine, Shane Harrison, Shawn Anderson, Shawn Macomber, Stephen Haag, Stephen M. Deusner, Stephen Swift, Steve Baltin, Steve Horowitz, Steve Rosen, Steve Simels, Tal Rosenberg, Thor Christensen, Tim O'Neil, Todd Olmstead, Tom Cheyney, Trent Fitzgerald, Tyler Coates, Tyrone Palmer, Vijith Assar, Will Hermes, Will Romano, Zach Lyon.

The following are old voters who missed 2012 but returned in 2013 (81): Aaron Hillis, Abe Beame, Adam Graham, Alan Baban, Alan Light, Allen St. John, Brian Boone, Brian Miller, Brian Turner, Brittany Spanos, Camille Dodero, Candice Jones, Chris Randle, Chris Richards, Christel Loar, Christian Hoard, Clover Hope, Curtis Schieber, Dale W. Eisinger, Dan DeLuca, Darrell M. McNeill, Dave Clifford, Dave Lindquist, David Downs, David Nadelle, Dominique Leone, Drew Hinshaw, Ed Masley, Ethan Stanislawski, Ezra Gale, Geoffrey Himes, Harry Burson, Ian Mathers, Jalylah Burrell, James Hunter, James Montgomery, Jason Heller, Jeff Klingman, Jeff Vrabel, Jen Guyre, Jennifer Cooke, Jenn Pelly, Jessica Hopper, Jim DeRogatis, Joey Hood, Jonny Leather, Josh Modell, Kate Silver, Kimberly Chun, Kye Stephenson, Lauren Reskin, Lindsey Rhoades, Lissa Townsend Rodgers, Mallory O'Donnell, Marcello Carlin, Mark Pytlik, Mark Richardson, Michael Pollock, Nathan Carson, Nick Sylvester, Paul Robicheau, Philip Martin, Rachel Brodsky, Ramon Ramirez, Richard Torres, Roger Lotring, Ryan Ritchie, Ryan Schreiber, Sean Fennessey, Serene Dominic, Stephen Slaybaugh, Steve Holtje, Steve Leftridge, Thomas Inskeep, Tim Sendra, Tobias Carroll, Tom Semioli, Tony Fletcher, Wes Flexner, Wesley Case, Zena Tsarfin.

And the following are first-time 2013 voters (at least since 2008: 36): Adam Kivel, Alex Young, Aylin Zafar, Brian M. Raftery, Bud Scoppa, Buzz Poole, Cam Patterson, Craig Jenkins, Dan Caffrey, David Grossman, Devon Maloney, Emily Zemler, Erik Thompson, Forest Wickman, John Hendrickson, Jonah LaFollette, Luke Winkie, Mac Randall, Mac Wilson, Maria Sherman, Michael Roffman, Mike Seely, Nick Farruggia, Paula Mejia, Phil Cosores, Rodney Carmichael, Rollie Pemberton, Sarah Grant, Sasha Geffen, Sasha Hecht, Shea Serrano, Steven Arroyo, Todd Martens, Todd Pruzan, Winston Groman, Zach Schonfeld.