The best music of 2012: The ballots

Our main list of the year’s best albums doesn’t just appear out of thin air. It’s tallied from ballots by a group of writers, each of whom is given 100 points to distribute over no more than 20 of their favorite records. The maximum number of points a writer can award an album is 15; the minimum is one. Below are the…

Tenacious D rocks WTF and Yvette Nicole Brown completes The J.V. Club’s Community trifecta

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