Saturday, February 21, 2004

Mr. Mainstream Pazz & Jop

I'm not sure who this guy is, but he has way too much time on his hands. (And apparently, so does my friend Chuck, who always seems to find this damned website each year.)

Anyway, every year for at least the past three or four years this funky dude does a mathematical analysis of the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll and ranks the participating critics as to how common their choices are.

What's shocking is that this year I rank 44 (out of more than 700!) in terms of picking popular choices. According to this guy's calculations, an average of 85.6 other critics voted for each of my selections.

The year before I ranked a respectable 435th.

Sorry for being so generic.