By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 08, 2008 at 10:49 AM

 Another December means assembling another annual ballot for the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Poll, something I've been doing for a couple decades now. This is the first year I didn't keep a running list all year long. So, I feel like I'm missing something big.

Here's my current list, tell me what I'm missing.

Some of the discs are from late 2007, which is acceptable since those records made their biggest impact in 2008. Also, please note, that I assign all the records an equal 10 points (voters have 100 points to assign to the top 10 records), so the list is not in any special order.

  1. Radiohead -- In Rainbows (ATO)
  2. Colin Meloy -- Sings Live! (Kill Rock Stars)
  3. The Kooks -- Konk (Astralwerks)
  4. MGMT -- Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)
  5. Paul Weller -- 22 Dreams (Yep Roc)
  6. Perturbazione -- Pianissimo Fortissimo (EMI Italia)
  7. Subsonica -- L’eclissi (Sony Italia)
  8. Vampire Weekend (XL)
  9. Yelle -- Pop-Up (EMI/Source)
  10. Josh Rouse -- Country Mouse City House (Bedroom Classics)
Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.