The results of the Village Voice's annual music poll have just come out. I'm not going to spoil anything by revealing that TV on the Radio tops the album list and M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" takes the singles crown. Needless to say, they are nowhere to be seen on my ballot—though I did vote for the no. 2 single, Estelle's "American Boy."
What surprised me, however, is the bizarrely high number of records I was the only person to vote for. I simply do not understand, for instance, why only two of us voted for Girls Aloud's Out of Control or Little Jackie's The Stoop. And it's not like many of my picks are particularly obscure either: Many topped the charts…in other countries.