Frank Ocean can add another award to the pile.
The Village Voice late Tuesday released the results of its annual Pazz & Jop critics poll, which asked approximately 500 music writers for their favorite albums and singles of 2012. Ocean's "Channel Orange" finished atop the album list, as it did recently on tallies from Entertainment Weekly and The Times, among many others.
"He is the great equalizer," wrote Eric Sundermann in an accompanying essay on the Los Angeles soul singer. "Because whether you consider yourself a fan of rap, indie rock, pop, metal or polka, you were thinkin' about Ocean."
Next month he's up for six
Albums by L.A.-based artists took a number of other spots in Pazz & Jop's top 10, with Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and
On the singles list, Carly Rae Jepsen's inescapable "Call Me Maybe" beat out tunes by Usher and
Because it's awesome, watch his performance of "Thinkin Bout You" on