You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 2013. Here, music writer Rob Sheffield defends his ballot.
Erik Hess Sheffield on the Japandroids record: "I love how ridiculous and obvious it is."
- Pazz and Jop 2012 Table of Contents