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Top 10 lists reveal harmony among Times pop music critics
Top 10 lists reveal harmony among Times pop music critics

At a time when practically every sound in pop music is available to stream or own at a moment's notice, maybe it's no surprise that consensus is hard to come by when you gather eight people in a room and ask for their favorite records of the year. Randall Roberts' full list ran this past Sunday, and once our remaining ballots were tallied there were a few common threads among The Times' pop music team. The first? Our later deadline for our lists allows for the occasional late-blooming surprise, like D'Angelo's long-delayed album "Black Messiah," which appeared on six lists. Other consensus favorites included socially conscious hip-hop duo Run the...

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