In the words of Marlon Brando, "What have you got?"
Yes, this year's 2004 Pazz & Jop critical alignment ratings are out, and I seem to be finishing lower than ever. And this was supposed to be the year I got all populist and shit, what with my Feists and Kylies. I don't pretend to understand the math behind this, except that I think the index rates deviance from the statistical norm, among all Pazz & Jop voters. Seeing as I rank 730 out of 791, I am one deviant bitch. (Thanks to Daphne for pointing out my wayward ways to me.) At least the freakish likes of Todd Burns, Peter Nicholson, Dave Segal, Matt Cibula, and Heath Hignight out-weirded me. Next time Wilco releases a record, I'm voting for it; wait, and watch my normalcy rise!
Prize of the year goes to Yancey Strickler at #666. Make no doubt: the numerologists are buggin'.