The Village Voice's annual critic's-list-to-end-all-critic's-lists, the venerable Pazz & Jop issue, is now in circulation. Each year the Voice polls hundreds of music critics in an effort to provide the most comprehensive list possible of the former year's most critically-acclaimed music. In addition to voting, critics are offered the opportunity to pontificate on matters of musical import in essay form.
One such essay this year was written by that guy Kiernan Maletsky, whom you may remember as the dude that was me around here before I became me. He tackled the topic of touring in 2012 and asked musicians across the country to weigh in -- several of which are based in St. Louis! Click through to see the results of this year's poll and to read advice from St. Louis artists.
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