Pazz and Jop is here! The Village Voice's annual, venerated, logistically-nightmarish critics' poll has arrived, and there are shit tons of L.A. musicians who placed highly.
Frank Ocean won the album poll, which was no big surprise; be sure to peep Eric Sunderman's quite-touching piece about him.
The guy on the cover also calls Los Angeles home: Miguel, whom Voice music editor Brian McManus kinda sorta might have a crush on.
Audra Schroeder, meanwhile, chronicled the triumph of Fiona Apple.
I myself tackled the inscrutable Riff Raff, who kept it real in 2012 by refusing to say a single true thing about himself.
There were far more Los Angeles folks than this included in the list — too many to name here. Dive in, music geeks, dive in.