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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Tune-Yards tops Pazz and Jop list; LL Cool J to host Grammys

Merril Garbus was this year’s consensus critical favorite. (Josh Sisk/For The Washington Post)
- Results of the Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop’s critics’ poll are out today and Tune-Yards (or tUnE-yArDs, if you want to frustrate copy editors) took the top spot with “Whokill” (or, “w h o k i l l,” to really make those copy editors angry). The rest of the top 10: PJ Harvey, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Wild Flag, Tom Waits, Adele, Destroyer, Drake, Bon Iver, Shabazz Palaces. Unlike last year’s Kanye West romp, there was no dominant favorite this year. “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” earned 3,250 points last year, compared to 1,645 this year for ”Whokill.”

- The City Paper takes a look at how D.C. acts did in the poll, while also linking to the ballots of all local music scribes. If you really want to go overboard with statistical analysis like you’re some sort of sabermetric music nerd, this site is your dream come true.

- LL Cool J will be the host of next month’s Grammys. It will be the first time the show has had a host since 2005.

- President Obama wants Arcade Fire, the Roots, Jack Johnson and more in his corner for the upcoming election. He’s already got support from Jay-Z, Janelle Monae and Vampire Weekend.

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Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Tune-Yards, LL Cool J

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