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Lists: Chris Richards leaks his ballots for Pazz & Jop and Nashville Scene

Dirty ProjectorsDoes Solange have this photo of Dirty Projectors hanging in her locker? (Courtesy of Windish Agency)

Lists. Lists. Lists. At this time of the year, we can't seem to stop making them -- or leaking them on our blog.

Last week, I shared my fave albums of 2009 here on Click Track. This week, I cast my ballots for the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop poll and Nashville Scene's tenth annual Country Music Critic's Poll. We thought our readers might want a peek.

Pazz & Jop singles are below and top ten country albums are after the jump. Who topped your lists for 2009? Let us know in the comments.

Chris Richards's top ten singles of 2009:
1. Maxwell, "Pretty Wings"
2. Wale featuring Gucci Mane and Weensy, "Pretty Girls"
3. Animal Collective, "My Girls"
4. Jeremih, "Birthday Sex"
5. R. Kelly, "Exit"
6. Dirty Projectors, "Stillness is the Move"
7. Solange Knowles, "Stillness is the Move"
8. Miike Snow, "Animal (Fake Blood Remix)"
9. Miranda Lambert, "Dead Flowers"
10. Pearl Jam, "The Fixer"

(Saturday nights, revolutions, shadows and truth, after the jump.)

Chris Richards's top ten country albums of 2009:
1. Brad Paisley, "American Saturday Night"
2. Holly Williams, "Here With Me"
3. Eric Church, "Carolina"
4. Miranda Lambert, "Revolution"
5. Kris Kristofferson, "Closer to the Bone"
6. Tom Russell, "Blood and Candle Smoke"
7. James Hand, "Shadow On The Ground"
8. Willie Nelson, "American Classic"
9. Justin Moore, "Justin Moore"
10. Gene Watson, "A Taste of the Truth"

By Chris Richards  |  December 21, 2009; 4:02 PM ET
Categories:  Lists  | Tags: Animal Collective, Brad Paisley, Dirty Projectors, Maxwell, R.Kelly, Solange Knowles, Wale  
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Duuuude, seriously?? That Wale song is sooooo weak. I won't even comment on Birthday Sex. Really, these are your 10 best singles of the year? No Raekwon? Black Lips? The absence of "Shine Blockas" alone is almost enough to nullify this list.

Also, is that a Stones cover by Ms. Lambert? If it is, she should be ashamed, that song is damn near perfect.

Posted by: agl132 | December 22, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I agree with "Duuuude" in that "Pretty Girls" takes up more and more of my brainspace by the day. Sometimes I am afraid that it will consume my entire hippocampus.

On the other hand, I don't think "Birthday Sex" is even as good as the other Jeremih single, whose hook I remember ("I thought I told you/I'm a star" etc.) but whose name I do not know.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | December 22, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the delayed response... Rae and Big Boi were on my list, just not in the top ten. Black Lips, however, don't really do it for me anymore. "Birthday Sex" was a song I couldn't stop listening to - that "I-I-I-I" refrain had a hypnotic effect on me. And my heart beats go-go, so you know I love "Pretty Girls."

I'd love if you all would post your respective top tens. Put some shine on "Shine Blockas!"

Posted by: ChrisRichards | December 23, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

My intake of popular music has degenerated primarily into (a) things I hear on PGC or KYS, (b) D.C. rapper mixtapes Noz tells me to download on Cocaine Blunts, and (c) random Wale tracks around the Internet because I am such a stan of his. That said, my top 10:

1. Wale f/Gucci and Weensey, "Pretty Girls"
2. Jamie Foxx f/T-Pain, "Blame It" (laugh if you want; this song will become a karaoke staple)
3. Southeast Slim f/Wale, "Shake Your Plaits"
4. Drake f/everyone, "Forever"
5. Young Money, "Every Girl"
6. XO, "Crabs in a Barrel"
7. UCB f/Wale, "Pat Your Weave"
8. Gucci Mane, "Wasted"
9. Mariah f/Gucci, "Obsessed" (for some reason I really like that song with Gucci on it)
10. Trey Songz, "Say Aah"

The lesson is that I know almost nothing about pop music, which is why I read blogs.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | December 24, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

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