Eric notes that the Village Voice 2007 Jazz Poll has appeared. It's slightly late this year, but as it's the Mother Of All Top ___ Lists, we'll forgive.
It comes with a major apparatus: The main composite list of the top fifty, then links to "New releases, reissues, debuts, and more—each critic's picks." All told there's about a week's reading in there.
It is interesting to see what some of the major dudes are listening to. I'd say major "women" too but I can't find any. I though I had one with Ashley Kahn, but it's a he. Probably British. I dunno. Not many women in the ranks of jazz critics.
Is Suzanne Lorge British? That's maybe one.