Los Angeles Musicians Dominate Pazz and Jop
Pazz and Jop is here! The Village Voice's annual, venerated, logistically-nightmarish critics' poll has arrived, and there are shit tons of L.A. musicians who placed highly.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" tops the singles poll
Frank Ocean won the album poll, which was no big surprise; be sure to peep Eric Sunderman's quite-touching piece about him.
The guy on the cover also calls Los Angeles home: Miguel, whom Voice music editor Brian McManus kinda sorta might have a crush on.
Audra Schroeder, meanwhile, chronicled the triumph of Fiona Apple.
I myself tackled the inscrutable Riff Raff, who kept it real in 2012 by refusing to say a single true thing about himself.
There were far more Los Angeles folks than this included in the list -- too many to name here. Dive in, music geeks, dive in.