The Jackin’ Pop reissues poll was handily won by the deluxe edition of Pavement’s Wowee Zowee, and while its upper reaches were filled with familiar names–David Byrne, Brian Eno, R.E.M., The Clash–we were pleasantly surprised by a few of the results.
· The long-overdue compilation of recordings by the all-female post-punk outfit Delta 5, Singles And Sessions 1979-1981, came in at No. 16. One interesting wrinkle; it tied for first in the reissue race among female critics with Karen Dalton’s In My Own Time, which placed second overall.
· The essentials-compilers at the UK label Soul Jazz had a strong showing: Tropicália! A Brazilian Revolution In Sound, its 20-track, meticulously annotated overview of the Brazilian artistic movement, came in at No. 5, and Big Apple Rappin’, two discs full of early New York City hip-hop, reached No. 21.
· And, since we are contractually obligated to mention Jarvis Cocker at least once a week, you should know that the deluxe reissue of Pulp’s Different Class–an import-only release in the States, which meant that a lot of our voters had to work to get it–tied for No. 27 on the reissues list.
(Also, we’d really like to check out A Tom Moulton Mix (tied for No. 9), Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’ Legends of Country Music (tied for No. 21), and Fats Waller’s If You Got to Ask, You Ain’t Got It (tied for No. 31)–if you happen to feel like sharing an MP3 or two, send ‘em our way.)
Jackin’ Pop Critics Poll 2006 Results
Delta 5 – You [MP3, link expired]
Caetano Veloso – Alfomega [MP3, link expired]
General Echo – Rapping Dub Style [MP3, link expired]
Pulp – Mis-Shapes [MP3, link expired]