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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

2003 SONGS

1. POSTAL SERVICE - We Will Become Silhouettes
2. !!! - ME AND GIULIANI DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD
3. YEAH YEAH YEAHS - MAPS
4. THE STROKES - THE END HAS NO END
5. DEERHOOF - DUMMY DISCARDS A HEART
6. SHINS - SAINT SIMON
7. WHITE STRIPES - THERE'S NO HOME FOR YOU HERE
8. WHITE STRIPES - SEVEN NATION ARMY
9. POSTAL SERVICE - SLEEPING IN
10. POSTAL SERVICE - CLARK CABLE
11. THE STROKES - REPTILIA
12. DEERHOOF - APPLE BOMB
13. THE BOOKS - TOKYO
14. THE STROKES - MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM
15. WHITE STRIPES - THE AIR NEAR MY FINGERS
16. DEERHOOF - BLUE CASH
17. RADIOHEAD - THERE THERE
18. SHINS - KISSING THE LIPLESS
19. YEAH YEAH YEAHS - DATE WITH THE NIGHT
20. BASEMENT JAXX - GOOD LUCK

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums:

1. The Postal Service - Give Up
2. Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
3. M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent
4. Guided by Voices - Earthquake Glue
5. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
6. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
7. Adam Green - Friends of Mine
8. The Decemberists - Her Majesty The Decemberists
9. The Minus 5 - Down With Wilco
10. Erlend Øye - Unrest
11. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
12. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
13. Jim Guthrie - Now, More Than Ever
14. The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music
15. Against Me! - As the Eternal Cowboy
16. The Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
17. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
18. Stephen Malkmus - Pig Lib
19. Ellen Allien - Berlinette
20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
21. Clearlake - Cedars
22. The Knife - Deep Cuts
23. Mason Jennings - Simple Life
24. The White Stripes - Elephant
25. Harry and the Potters - Harry and the Potters
26. Andrew Bird - Weather Systems
27. Stars - Heart
28. Bishop Allen - Charm School
29. Starlight Mints - Built on Squares
30. Johnny Marr & the Healers - Boomslang
31. Drive By Truckers- Decoration Day

Songs:

1. Postal Service- Such Great Heights
2. R Kelly- Ignition (Remix)
3. Guided By Voices- The Best of Jill Hives
4. Mars Volta- Inertiatic ESP
5. Kelis- Milkshake
6. Dandy Warhols- You Were the Last High
7. Britney Spears- Toxic
8. The Coral- Pass It On
9. Adam Green- Jessica
10. Grandaddy- El Caminos In the West
11. Raveonettes- That Great Love Sound
12. Belle and Sebastian- Step Into My Office Baby
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Maps
14. Postal Service- The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
15. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists- Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone
16. Belle and Sebastian- I'm a Cuckoo
17.Outkast- Hey Ya
18. White Stripes- I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Funny that people are saying this is the worst year. 2003 lacks a true classic, but 28 of those 31 albums are 3.5/5 stars for me. There isn't a 5 star but the first 13 are 4.5 or 4/5. I'd have to look but I doubt that there is any other year that I can name 13 4 star albums. I listened to a ton of music in 2003 but it was also a year after I graduated from college so there isn't a whole lot of nostalgia in my choices. I just think it was a year that a lot of really good music came out and gets underrated because it didn't have a classic.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Thanks for the recommendations. I'm deep into Sufjan Stevens, an artist I toally missed, and it's a revelation to me. Illinois is 4.5 stuff to me, and Michigan is on its way to get a 4/5.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

SONGS:

1. OutKast - Hey Ya
2. Muse - Time Is Running Out
3. Death Cab For Cutie - The Sound Of Settling
4. Snow Patrol - Spitting Games
5. Zwan - Honestly
6. Brand New - Okay, I Believe You But My Tommy Gun Don't
7. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
8. The Shins - Pink Bullets
9. Keane - Everbody's Changing
10. The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
11. Pearl Jam - Man Of The Hour
12. Jack Johnson - Wasting Time
13. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
14. Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash - Redemption Song
15. Blink 182 f/Robert Smith - All Of This
16. Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow
17. The Strokes - Reptilia
18. Radiohead - There There
19. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
20. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
21. Blur - Out Of Time
22. OutKast - Ghetto Musick
23. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
24. TV on the Radio - Staring At The Sun
25. Deftones - Minerva
26. AFI - Girls Not Grey
27. Kanye West - Through The Wire
28. Muse - Apocolypse Please
29. Death Cab For Cutie - The New Year
30. The Strokes - 12:51
31. The Darkness - I Belive In A Thing Called Love
32. Snow Patrol - Run
33. The Rasmus - In The Shadows
34. The Shins - Kissing The Lipless
35. The Cardigans - For What It's Worth
36. Metallica - St. Anger
37. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
38. Muse - Hysteria
39. Dropkick Murphys - The Dirty Glass
40. Zwan - Lyric
41. Kings Of Leon - Molly's Chambers
42. The Strokes - The End Has No End
43. Jay-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder
44. The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
45. Blur - Crazy Beat
46. Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
47. No Doubt - It's My Life
48. Brand New - Sic Transit Gloria ... Glory Fades
49. Guster - Amsterdam
50. Snow Patrol - Chocolate
51. Zwan - Endless Summer
52. Radiohead - Go To Sleep
53. Starsailor - Silence Is Easy
54. Blink 182 - I Miss You
55. M83 - Run Into Flowers
56. Jack Johnson - Taylor
57. OutKast - Roses
58. Janes Addiction - Just Beacuse
59. Blondie - Good Boys
60. Switchfoot - Dare You To Move
61. Dave Gahan - Dirty Sticky Flowers
62. Fountains Of Wayne - Stacey's Mom
63. The Strokes - Whatever Happened
64. Pharrell F/Jay-Z - Frontin'
65. Liz Phair - Why Can't I
66. Placebo - English Summer Rain
67. OutKast - Prototype
68. A Perfect Circle - The Outsider
69. Beyonce - Crazy In Love
70. Thrice - Stare At The Sun
71. OutKast - The Way You Move
72. Dido - White Flag
73. Muse - Stockholm Syndrome
74. Jet - Rollover DJ
75. AFI - Silver And Cold
76. Brand New - The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows
77. The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP
78. R.E.M. - Bad Day
79. Muse - Butterflies & Hurricanes
80. The White Stripes - Black Math
81. Radiohead - A Punchup At The Wedding
82. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Stop
83. Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside
84. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
85. !!! - Me And Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard
86. Muse - Endlessly
87. The Chemical Brothers - The Golden Path
88. Coldplay - Moses (live)
89. Kelis - Milkshake
90. Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly Before)
91. Death Cab For Cutie - Death Of An Interior Decorator
92. Live - Heaven
93. Blur - Battery In Your Leg
94. Moloko - Familiar Feeling
95. Rancid - Fall Back Down
96. Stone Temple Pilots - All In The Suit That You Wear
97. Jewel - Intuition
98. A Perfect Circle - Weak And Powerless
99. The Darkness - Growing On Me
100. Cold - Stupid Girl

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums 2003:

01. WHITE STRIPES-Elephant
02. KING GEEDORAH-Take Me To Your Leader
03. RADIOHEAD-Hail To The Thief
04. AMY WINEHOUSE-Frank
05. The BOOKS-The Lemon Of Pink
06. STEPHANIE MCKAY-McKay
07. SUFJAN STEVENS-Greetings From Michigan
08. The WRENS-The Meadowlands
09. DJ HELL-NY Muscle
10. The MARS VOLTA-Deloused In The Comatorium
11. MELT BANANA-Cell-Scape
12. YAT-KHA-Tuva. Rock
13. FOUR TET-Rounds
14. BUBBA SPARXXX-Deliverance
15. I AM KLOOT-I Am Kloot
16. ALICIA KEYS-The Diary Of Alicia Keys
17. DO MAKE SAY THINK-Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
18. RICARDO VILLALOBOS-Alcachofa
19. POSTAL SERVICE-Give Up
20. The DEARS-No Cities Left
21. The KILLS-Keep On Your Mean Side
22. CUNNIN LYNGUISTS-Southernunderground
23. ZEA-I Forgot To Complain Today
24. OUTKAST-Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
25. ROB JUNGKLAS-Arkadelphia
26. PIANO MAGIC-The Troubled Sleep Of Piano Magic
27. GOLDFRAPP-Black Cherry
28. JOSÉ GONZALEZ-Veneer
29. DEAD MEADOW-Shivering King And Others
30. BRITNEY SPEARS-In The Zone
31. DOZER-Call It Conspiracy
32. BOYSETSFIRE-Tomorrow Come Today
33. DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS-Decoration Day
34. MINTZKOV LUNA-M For Means And L For Love
35. WOVEN HAND-Blush Music
36. KELIS-Tasty
37. A.R.E. WEAPONS-A.R.E. Weapons
38. PASCAL PLANTINGA-A Hammer A Day Keeps The Headache Away
39. LINKIN PARK-Meteora
40. BORIS-At Last: Feedbacker
41. APPARAT-Duplex
42. M83-Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
43. STUURBAARD BAKKEBAARD-Mercedes
44. MATMOS-The Civil War
45. ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI-Worn Copy
46. ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO-Cocktails, Carnage, Crucifixion And Pornography
47. PLUMP DJs-Eargasm
48. METALLICA-St. Anger
49. KAYO DOT-Choirs Of The Eye
50. ELECTRIC SIX-Fire



Individual songs 2003:

200. EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY-SIX DAYS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN (from The Earth Is Not A Cold Place-Pop/Rock)
199. THURSDAY-MARCHES AND MANEUVERS (from War All The Time-Pop/Rock)
198. The STROKES-WHATEVER HAPPENED? (from Room On Fire-Pop/Rock)
197. ULRICH SCHNAUSS-ON MY OWN (from A Strangely Isolated Place-Electronica)
196. LIKWID CONTINUAL SPACE MOTION OPERA-SPACE IS THE PLACE (single-Dance)
195. RICHARD THOMPSON-A LEGAL MATTER (from 1000 Years Of Popular Music-Pop/Rock)
194. DEERHOOF-APPLE BOMB (from Apple 'O'-Pop/Rock)
193. STIJN-SEXJUNKIE (EXTENDED VERSION) (single-Pop/Dance)
192. TIED + TICKLED TRIO-MOTORIK (from Observing Systems-Dance/Electronica)
191. BRITISH SEA POWER-APOLOGIES TO INSECT LIFE (from The Decline Of...-Pop/Rock)

190. TIM HECKER-JIMMY (from Radio Amor-Electronica/Avantgarde)
189. UNKLE-SAFE IN MIND (from Never Never Land-Dance) Listen
188. The RAPTURE-SISTER SAVIOUR (from Echoes-Pop/Rock)
187. DONNA SUMMER-WHAT YOU TRULY NEED (from This Needs To Be Your Style-Dance/Electronica) Not the Disco diva, but the Breakcore outfit.
186. VENUS IN FLAMES-CYNTHIA'S GONE (from Notes Of Tenderness-Pop/Rock)
185. J. DILLA-TRASHY (from Vol. 2: Vintage-Hiphop)
184. KHANATE-CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH (from Things Viral-Metal)
183. LEE FIELDS-I DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M GOING (from Problems-R&B/Soul)
182. SONGS: OHIA-I'VE BEEN RIDING WITH THE GHOST (from Magnolia Electric Co.-Pop/Rock)
181. JOSH ROUSE-SPARROWS OVER BIRMINGHAM (from 1972-Singer/songwriter)

180. MANITOBA-HENDRIX WITH KO (from Up In Flames-Pop/Rock) (Manitoba = Caribou).
179. GALACTIC-BITTERSWEET (from Ruckus-Dance)
178. FRANZ FERDINAND-DARTS OF PLEASURE (single-Pop/Rock)
177. FREESCHA-RADIO HEART (from What's Come Inside Of You-Dance/Electronica)
176. RICHARD SWIFT-LOOKING BACK, I SHOULD HAVE BEEN HOME MORE (from The Novelist-Singer/songwriter)
175. The WRENS-HOPELESS (from The Meadowlands-Pop/Rock)
174. JOSS STONE-SUPER DUPER LOVE (from The Soul Sessions-Pop)
173. BLACK LABEL SOCIETY-STONED AND DRUNK (from The Blessed Hellride-Metal) Listen
172. MY MORNING JACKET-RUN THRU (from It Still Moves-Pop/Rock)
171. K. CEE-RISE OF THE MACHINES (single-Dance/Techno)

170. The SLEEPY JACKSON-VAMPIRE RACECOURSE (from Lovers-Pop/Rock)
169. MEW-SHE SPIDER (from Frengers-Pop/Rock) Listen
168. JULIAN SANDELL & HENRY CULLEN-HEAVY FEEDER (FUNKY MIX) (single-Dance/Techno)
167. BROADCAST-HAWK (from Haha Sound-Pop/Rock)
166. SEBASTIEN TELLIER-LA RITOURNELLE (single-Dance/Pop)
165. The DIRTBOMBS-GET IT WHILE YOU CAN (from Dangerous Magical Noise-Pop/Rock)
164. 50 CENT-GOTTA MAKE IT TO HEAVEN (from Get Rich Or Die Tryin'-Hiphop)
163. LIGHTNING BOLT-DRACULA MOUNTAIN (from Wonderful Rainbow-Avantgarde)
162. DISCO D. & DJ PROPHET-BOOTY BAR ANTHEM (from A Night At The Booty Bar-Dance)
161. The DECEMBERISTS-THE CHIMBLEY SWEEP (from Her Majesty-Pop/Rock)

160. ZOOT WOMAN-GREY DAY (from Zoot Woman-Pop/Dance)
159. DRESDEN DOLLS-GIRL ANACHRONISM (From Dresden Dolls-Pop/Rock)
158. WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE-DO ME NO GOOD (from Hymns For The Hopeless-Singer/songwriter)
157. PEACHES-TOMBSTONE, BABY (from Fatherfucker-Pop/Dance)
156. CHRISTIANSEN-UNDER THINGS KILLED (from Stylish Nihilists-Pop/Rock)
155. KID 606-WOOFER WRECKER (from Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You-Dance/Electronica)
154. BLACK EYED PEAS-SHUT UP (from Elephunk-Hiphop)
153. COOPER TEMPLE CLAUSE-PROMISES, PROMISES (from Kick Up The Fire And Let The Flames Break Loose-Pop/Rock)
152. KAYO DOT-WAYFARER (from Choirs Of The Eye-Metal/Avantgarde)
151. EELS-SATURDAY MORNING (from Shootenanny-Pop/Rock)

150. COLDER-CONFUSION (from Again-Pop/Dance)
149. AGAINST ME!-RICE AND BREAD (from As The Eternal Cowboy-Punk)
148. The SHINS-KISSING THE LIPLESS (from Chutes Too Narrow-Pop/Rock)
147. JON E. CASH-INTERNATIONAL (single-Dance/Grime) Listen
146. GRAND MAGUS-CHOOSER OF THE SLAIN (from Monument-Metal)
145. BLUR-CARAVAN (from Think Tank-Pop/Rock)
144. TOM MCRAE-KARAOKE SOUL (from Just Like Blood-Singer/songwriter)
143. OCEANSIZE-CATALYST (from Effloresce-Pop/Rock)
142. MASSIVE ATTACK-ANTISTAR (from 100th Window-Dance)
141. The RADIO DEPT.-WHY WON'T YOU TALK ABOUT IT (from Lesser Matters-Pop/Rock)

140. BLUT AUS NORD-THE CHOIR OF THE DEAD (from The Work Which Transforms God-Metal)
139. FIERY FURNACES-WORRY WORRY (from Gallowbird's Bark-Pop/Rock)
138. BUBBA SPARXXX-DELIVERANCE (from Deliverance-Hiphop)
137. MATMOS-THE STRUGGLE AGAINST UNREALITY (from The Civil War-Electronica/Avantgarde)
136. The KNIFE-ROCK CLASSICS (from Deep Cuts-Pop/Dance)
135. ALICE TEXAS-SOUTH OF HEAVEN (from Sad Days-Pop/Rock)
134. ULVER-LITTLE BLUE BIRD (single-Pop/Rock) Listen
133. MUSE-BUTTERFLIES & HURRICANES (from Absolution-Pop/Rock)
132. DEAN WAREHAM & BRITTA PHILLIPS-I DESERVE IT (from L'avventura-Pop/Rock) ex-Galaxie 500, ex-Luna.
131. HARCO PRONT-NIGHT (from Jibberish-Pop/Rock)

130. DIZZEE RASCAL-FIX UP, LOOK SHARP (from Boy In Da Corner-Hiphop/Grime)
129. I AM KLOOT-CUCKOO (from I Am Kloot-Pop/Rock) Listen
128. NINA NASTASIA-I SAY THAT I WILL GO (from Run To Ruin-Singer/songwriter)
127. DEXTER-FREESTYLE (single-Dance/Techno)
126. BELLE & SEBASTIAN-ROY WALKER (from Dear Catastrophy Waitress-Pop/Rock)
125. VENETIAN SNARES-EINSTEIN/ROSEN BRIDGE (from The Chocolate Wheelchair Album-Dance/Electronica)
124. AUDIO BULLYS-SNAKE (from Ego War-Dance)
123. CAT POWER-FREE (from You Are Free-Singer/songwriter)
122. JAYLIB-SURVIVAL TEST (from Champion Sound-Hiphop) Collaboration between J Dilla and Madlib.
121. BENNY ILL vs. DJ DINESH-NEW YORK (single-Dance)

120. SUFJAN STEVENS-MARCHING BAND (from Greetings From Michigan-Singer/songwriter)
119. JET-ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL? (from Get Born-Pop/Rock)
118. ADULT.-SHAKE YOUR HEAD (from Anxiety Always-Pop/Dance)
117. RICHMOND FONTAINE-WILLAMETTE (from Post To Wire-Pop/Rock)
116. MISSY ELLIOTT-I'M NOT PERFECT (from This Is Not A Test!-Hiphop)
115. SWALLOW THE SUN-THROUGH HER SILVERY BODY (from The Morning Never Came-Metal)
114. BORIS-FEEDBACKER (from At Last: Feedbacker-Avantgarde)
113. WHITE STRIPES-THE AIR NEAR MY FINGERS (from Elephant-Pop/Rock)
112. SPECTR-RED HOT (single-Dance/Dubstep) Early Dubstep.
111. The THERMALS-BRACE AND BREAK (from More Parts Per Million-Pop/Rock)

110. KYLIE MINOGUE-SLOW (from Body Language-Pop) Listen
109. QUANTUM SOUL ORCHESTRA-STAMPEDE (from Stampede-Dance)
108. SPILLSBURY-SCHLAGZEILE (from Raus!-Pop/Rock)
107. TIMBALAND & MAGOO-THROWBACK (from Under Construction Part II-Hiphop)
106. The CORAL-DON'T THINK YOU'RE THE FIRST (from Magic And Medicine-Pop/Rock)
105. DEVOTCHKA-DEATH BY BLONDE (from Una Volta-Pop/World)
104. EAST CONNECTION-WE'RE READY (single-Dance/Grime) Listen
103. SUPER FURRY ANIMALS-GOLDEN RETRIEVER (from Phantom Power-Pop/Rock)
102. SOLE-RESPECT pt. 3 (from Selling Live Water-Hiphop)
101. BENJAMIN BIOLAY-GLORY HOLE (from Négatif-Pop/Rock)

100. M83-0078h (from Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts-Pop/Electronica)
99. MARTIN REV-IN YOUR ARMS (from To Live-Pop/Rock) Of Suicide fame.
98. STUURBAARD BAKKEBAARD-DOWN FALL (from Mercedes-Pop/Rock)
97. The BLACK KEYS-THICKFREAKNESS (from Thickfreakness-Pop/Rock)
96. VYBZ KARTEL-SWEET TO DI BELLY (from Up 2 Di Time-Reggae)
95. DO MAKE SAY THINK-FREDERICIA (from Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn-Pop/Rock)
94. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT-BEAUTIFUL CHILD (from Want One-Pop/Rock)
93. BABY WOODROSE-EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT (from Money For Soul-Pop/Rock)
92. MCKAY-SADDER DAY (from McKay-R&B/Soul)
91. The POSTAL SERVICE-THE DISTRICT SLEEPS ALONE TONIGHT (from Give Up-Pop/Rock)

90. KID KOALA-BASIN STREET BLUES (from Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs-Dance)
89. ZEA-OF COURSE IT HURTS, IT ALWAYS DOES (from I Forgot To Complain Today-Pop/Rock)
88. YEAH YEAH YEAHS-RICH (from Fever To Tell-Pop/Rock)
87. ROB JUNGKLAS-DRUNK LIKE SON HOUSE (from Arkadelphia-Singer/songwriter)
86. DALUQ-SUPAFINE (single-Dance) Listen
85. ELECTRIC SIX-NUCLEAR WAR ON THE DANCEFLOOR (from Fire-Pop/Rock)
84. !!!-ME AND GIULIANI DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD (single-Pop/Rock)
83. VIKTOR VAUGHN-VAUDEVILLE VILLAIN (from Vaudeville Villain-Hiphop) (Viktor V. = MF Doom).
82. ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO-IN HIGH HEELS THROUGH NIGHTS OF BROKEN GLASS (from C.C.C.P.-Pop/Rock) Listen
81. GOLDFRAPP-TRAIN (from Black Cherry-Dance)

80. The BRONX-HEART ATTACK AMERICAN (from The Bronx-Punk)
79. PIANO MAGIC-SAINT MARIE (from The Troubled Sleep-Pop/Rock) Listen
78. KINGS OF LEON-MOLLY'S CHAMBERS (from Youth & Young Manhood-Pop/Rock)
77. ANIMA SOUND SYSTEM-BACK 2 THE FUTURE (from Aquanistan-Dance)
76. DEAD MEADOW-GOLDEN CLOUD (from Shiver King And Others-Pop/Rock)
75. BRITNEY SPEARS-TOXIC (from In The Zone-Pop)
74. APPARAT-STEADY UPRISING (from Duplex-Dance/Electronica) Listen
73. DE KIFT-OVERTURE (from Vier Voor Vier-Pop/Rock)
72. JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ-STAY IN THE SHADE (from Veneer-Singer/songwriter)
71. The GO! TEAM-JUNIOR KICKSTART (single-Dance)

70. M. WARD-SAD, SAD SONG (from Transfiguration Of Vincent-Singer/songwriter)
69. LUOMO-THE PRESENT LOVER (from The Present Lover-Dance/Club)
68. ALEXKID-COME WITH ME (TIGA REMIX) (single-Dance/Club)
67. BLINK 182-GO GO GO GO (from Blink 182-Punk)
66. LHASA-PARA EL FIN DEL MUNDO O EL AÑO NUEVO (The Living Road-Singer/songwriter/World) Listen
65. RAM TRILOGY-SKITTLES (single-Dance/Drum & Bass)
64. ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI-JULES LOST HIS JEWELS (from Worn Copy-Pop/Rock)
63. COLLEEN-RITOURNELLE (from Everyone Alive Wants Answers-Avantgarde) Listen
62. A.R.E. WEAPONS-A.R.E. (from A.R.E Weapons-Pop/Rock)
61. BEYONCÉ-CRAZY IN LOVE (from Dangerously In Love-R&B/Soul)

60. The WRENS-EVERYONE CHOOSES SIDES (from The Meadowlands-Pop/Rock)
59. RICARDO VILLALOBOS-EASYLEE (from Alcachofa-Dance/Electronica)
58. IMITATION ELECTRIC PIANO-THE KHARTOUM VENUS (from Trinity Neon-Pop/Rock) sideproject by Stereolab's Simon Johns. Listen
57. PASCAL PLANTINGA-MAKING MUSIC POPULAR (from A Hammer A Day Keeps The Headache Away-Pop/Rock)
56. TV ON THE RADIO-STARING AT THE SUN (single-Pop/Rock)
55. FREQ NASTY-SIL NUM TAO (from Bring Me The Head Of Freq Nasty!-Dance)
54. DANKO JONES-LOVE TRAVEL (from We Sweat Blood-Pop/Rock)
53. The KILLS-PULL A U (from Keep On Your Mean Side-Pop/Rock)
52. SEÑOR COCONUT-SMOKE ON THE WATER (from Fiesta Songs-Dance) Listen
51. BOO!-HOME (from Boo!-Pop/Rock)

50. MELT BANANA-SHIELD YOUR EYES, A BEAST IN THE WELL ON YOUR HAND (from Cell-Scape-Punk/Avantgarde) Listen
49. ROOM 5 feat. OLIVER CHEATHAM-MAKE LUV (from Music & You-Dance/Club)
48. SNOW PATROL-SPITTING GAMES (from Final Straw-Pop/Rock)
47. NUJABES-HORN IN THE MIDDLE (from Metaphorical Music-Dance) Listen
46. BOYSETSFIRE-EVICTION ARTICLE (from Tomorrow Come Today-Punk)
45. FOUR TET-SHE MOVES SHE (from Rounds-Dance/Electronica)
44. LEE SANKEY-THE MAN (from Tell Me There's A Gun-Pop/Rock)
43. OKKERVIL RIVER-WAR CRIMINAL RISES AND SPEAKS (from Down The River Of Golden Dreams-Pop/Rock)
42. ALICIA KEYS-YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME (from The Diary Of Alicia Keys-R&B/Soul)
41. HERBERT-TURNING PAGES (from Goodbye Swingtime-Dance/Electronica)

40. YAT-KHA-VOYAGER (from Tuva. Rock-World/Asia/Russia) Listen
39. LINKIN PARK-SOMEWHERE I BELONG (from Meteora-Metal)
38. MINTZKOV LUNA-ALL AT ONCE (from M For Means And L For Love-Pop/Rock)
37. SAOSIN-SEVEN YEARS (single-Pop/Rock) Listen
36. MADONNA-AMERICAN LIFE (from American Life-Pop) Listen
35. The BOOKS-TOKYO (from The Lemon Of Pink-Pop/Rock)
34. ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND-GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION (from Unclassified-Pop/Rock)
33. OUTKAST-KNOWING (From Speakerboxxx/The Love Below-Hiphop)
32. WOVEN HAND-MY RUSSIA (from Blush Music-Pop/Rock) sideproject by 16 Horsepower's David Eugene Edwards.
31. RHYTHM & SOUND-QUEEN IN MY EMPIRE (from Rhythm & Sound w/ The Artists-Dance) Listen

30. DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS-SINK HOLE (from Decoration Day-Pop/Rock)
29. DOZER-LIGHTNING STALKER (from Call It Conspiracy-Metal)
28. EL COLUMPIO ASESINO-EL EVANGELISTA (from El Columpio Asesino-Pop/Rock)
27. The MARS VOLTA-ROULETTE DARES (from De-Loused In The Comatorium-Pop/Rock)
26. WE vs. DEATH-MY DOG IS WATCHING ME (from The Message Is-Pop/Rock) Listen
25. The DEARS-WHO ARE YOU, DEFENDERS OF THE UNIVERSE? (from No Cities Left-Pop/Rock) Listen
24. RADIOHEAD-MYXOMATOSIS (from Hail The Thief-Pop/Rock)
23. CUNNIN LYNGUISTS-SUNRISE/SUNSET (from Southerunderground-Hiphop)
22. I AM KLOOT-A STRANGE ARRANGEMENT OF COLOUR (from I Am Kloot-Pop/Rock) Listen
21. METALLICA-ST. ANGER (from St. Anger-Metal)

20. EAMON-FUCK IT (single-Pop)
19. OBIE TRICE-LOOK IN MY EYES (from Cheers-Hiphop)
18. BASEMENT JAXX-GOOD LUCK (from Kish Kash-Dance/Club) Listen
17. SPECTRE-SECRETS (from Psychic Wars-Dance/Hiphop)
16. KELIS-ROLLING THROUGH THE HOOD (from Tasty-R&B/Soul)
15. PLUMP DJs-THE FUNK HITS THE FAN (from Eargasm-Dance) Listen
14. SUFJAN STEVENS-DETROIT, LIFT UP YOUR WEARY HEAD! (from Greetings From Michigan-Singer/songwriter)
13. BUBBA SPARXXX-SHE TRIED (from Deliverance-Hiphop)
12. ASA CHANG & JUNRAY-KAIKYO (from Tsu Gi Ne Pu-Avantgarde) Listen
11. AMY WINEHOUSE-STRONGER THAN ME (from Frank-Pop)

10. SOEL-LE VICOMTE (from Memento-Dance) Listen
09. STEPHANIE MCKAY-TELL HIM (from McKay-R&B/Soul)
08. WHITE STRIPES-SEVEN NATION ARMY (from Elephant-Pop/Rock)
07. DJ HELL-LET NO MAN JACK (from NY Muscle-Dance/Techno) Listen
06. YANN TIERSEN-PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAST T.V. FAKE (from Goodbye Lenin-Soundtrack) Listen
05. FRANK DE JOJO-SPECTRUM (single-Dance)
04. KING GEEDORAH-I WONDER (from Take Me To Your Leader-Hiphop) (King Geedorah = MF Doom).
03. CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA-THE AWAKENING OF A WOMAN (from Man With A Movie Camera-Dance) Listen
02. The MARS VOLTA-INERTIATIC E.S.P. (from De-Loused In The Comatorium-Pop/Rock)
01. OUTKAST-VIBRATE (from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below-Hiphop)

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Sorry please update my album list again... just add melt banana at the end.

1. POSTAL SERVICE - GIVE UP
2. DEERHOOF - APPLE O'
3. WHITE STRIPES - ELEPHANT
4. YEAH YEAH YEAHS - FEVER TO TELL
5. STROKES - ROOM ON FIRE
6. MANITOBA / CARIBOU - UP IN FLAMES
7. FIERY FURNACES - GALLOWSBIRD'S BARK*
8. SHINS - CHUTES TOO NARROW
9. RADIOHEAD - HAIL TO THE THIEF
10. ANDREW W.K. - THE WOLF
11. THE BOOKS - THE LEMON OF PINK
12. BASEMENT JAXX - KISH KASH
13. MY MORNING JACKET - IT STILL MOVES
14. THE WRENS - MEADOWLANDS
15. STARLIGHT MINTS - BUILT ON SQUARES
16. CAT POWER - YOU ARE FREE
17. MELT BANANA - CELL-SCAPE

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SONGS -

Please update my song list...

1. POSTAL SERVICE - We Will Become Silhouettes
2. !!! - ME AND GIULIANI DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD
3. YEAH YEAH YEAHS - MAPS
4. THE STROKES - THE END HAS NO END
5. DEERHOOF - DUMMY DISCARDS A HEART
6. SHINS - SAINT SIMON
7. WHITE STRIPES - THERE'S NO HOME FOR YOU HERE
8. WHITE STRIPES - SEVEN NATION ARMY
9. POSTAL SERVICE - SLEEPING IN
10. POSTAL SERVICE - CLARK CABLE
11. THE STROKES - REPTILIA
12. DEERHOOF - APPLE BOMB
13. THE BOOKS - TOKYO
14. THE STROKES - MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM
15. WHITE STRIPES - THE AIR NEAR MY FINGERS
16. DEERHOOF - BLUE CASH
17. RADIOHEAD - THERE THERE
*18. MELT BANANA - Shield for Your Eyes, a Beast in the Well on Your Hand
19. SHINS - KISSING THE LIPLESS
20. YEAH YEAH YEAHS - DATE WITH THE NIGHT

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White Stripes - Elephant
Outkast - Speakerboxx/Love Below
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Rapture - Echoes
The New Pornographers - Electric Version
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day
The Knife - Deep Cuts
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
The Wrens - Meadowlands
Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder
Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
Fountains of Wayne - Wlecome Interstate Managers
Belle & Sebastain - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Slick
SONGS:
36. Metallica - St. Anger


Forgot it was 2003, would have made my bubbling list. Not the album though, muddled production and terrible drum sounds get annoying through the length of a full album (and this is a quite long album).

Anyway, I can't find Up In Flames and don't see what else I should listen to, so here is my album list :

1) Puppetmastaz - Creature Funk
2) Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
3) Outkast - Speakerboxx/the love below
4) Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
5) Horse the Band - R. Borlax
6) Les Fatals Picards - Droit de Véto
7) Four Tet - Rounds
8) Postal Service - The Postal Service
9) White Stripes, The - Elephant
10) Books, The - The Lemon of Pink
11) Shins, The - Chutes Too Narrow
12) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
13) Muse - Absolution
14) Cat Power - You Are Free
15) Rapture, The - Echoes
16) Knife, The - Deep Cuts
17) Funeral For a Friend - Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
18) Coral, The - Magic and Medicine
19) Unicorns, The - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone
20) Lightning Bolt - Beautiful Rainbow

Fountains of Wayne gave me a strange feeling, that's the first time I feel too old to enjoy an album. Like if I had discovered it 8 years ago I would have loved it but find it now very annoying, despite good guitar riffs.
On the other hand, Death Cab for Cutie is just a plain complete disappointment.
Feast of Wire peaks might top those of some of the albums in this list, but I found it a bit disappointing as a whole.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Fountains of Wayne is a big disappointment for me; bland pop
My Morning Jacket sounds great, but you know my taste for country rock and the 70's
It's Grateful Dead reincarnated

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Any recs? I will definitely listen to them.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Welcome Interstate Managers is one of the catchiest records ever. I'm hearing everbody already starting to swoon over the new Bon Iver. I just don't get how dull, lofi, MALE songwriters get such a cult following and endless praise from critics when perfectly catchy and fun summery soundtrack records get tossed aside. It wasn't this way before especially the when britpop was so popular with Blur, Pulp and Oasis all topping EOY lists. Plus you had Magnetic Fields, Belle and Sebastian and Mercury Rev doing incredibly well with music lovers and critic alike. Now fun and bouncy records by the likes of Tennis and the Vaccines (plus dozens of records and songs from 03) just get pushed aside for the artsy folk or MALE lofi songwriters. In 03 I felt for every critically acclaimed record there was always a band far more obscure or underrated with a similar sound that was just as good or better. YYYs had Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Shins had Fountains of Way and the Postal Service had Her Space Holiday.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Evan
Any recs? I will definitely listen to them.


Go to this thread

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

1. The Wrens - The Meadowlands
2. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
3. The Sleepy Jackson - Lovers
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
5. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
6. Erin Mckeown - Grand
7. British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power
8. Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
9. Stellastarr* - Stellastarr*
10. Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

hey Beans !
long time no see !!

Currently listening to The Mars Volta : promising !!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

ALBUMS
1. The White Stripes – Elephant
2. OutKast – Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
3. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
4. The Wrens – The Meadowlands
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
6. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
7. Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner
8. Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers
9. Jay-Z – The Black Album
10. The New Pornographers – Electric Version

SONGS
1. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
2. OutKast – Hey Ya!
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
4. Elliott Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before)
5. The Shins – Saint Simon
6. Fountains of Wayne – Mexican Wine
7. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
8. Kanye West – Through the Wire
9. The White Stripes – There’s No Home for You Here
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Poor Song [a/k/a Porcelain, a/k/a the hidden track on FTT]

I don’t think enough people realize that “Pretty (Ugly Before)” is eligible for 2003. If they did it would (should) be doing better.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

nicolas
hey Beans !
long time no see !!

Currently listening to The Mars Volta : promising !!


Hey Nicolas. Ya, its certainly an interesting listen.
I've been very quiet for awile. I decided last year to apply to go back to college and do a 4 year graduate course in medicine. I hate my job and see no career prospects (and you're never to old to change). So I've spent many long evenings with my head in the books after work preparing for an absolute behemoth of an exam I was required to sit As a result pretty much everything else in life took a back seat.

The good news is my results finally came this morning and my score put right at the very top of the pile (top 1 or 2 percent). So come september I'm starting a whole new terrifying and exhilerating chapter in my life

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Good for you, Beans.

Songs

1. OutKast – Hey Ya!
2. Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs – Maps
3. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
4. White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
5. Shins – So Says I
5. Drive-By Truckers – Outfit
7. Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
8. Lucinda Williams – Those Three Days
9. Kelis – Milkshake
10. Strokes – 12:51
11. Beyonce – Crazy in Love
12. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
13. Drive-By Truckers – My Sweet Annette
14. New Pornographers – Miss Teen Wordpower
15. White Stripes – Ball and a Biscuit
16. Radiohead – Where I End and You Begin
17. The Shins – Gone for Good
18. The Wrens – Boys, You Won’t (Could practically be a 13-way tie with every song on that album)
19. Elliott Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before)
20. The New Pornographers – Out From Blown Speakers

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Beans
I decided last year to apply to go back to college and do a 4 year graduate course in medicine. I hate my job and see no career prospects (and you're never to old to change). So I've spent many long evenings with my head in the books after work preparing for an absolute behemoth of an exam I was required to sit As a result pretty much everything else in life took a back seat.

The good news is my results finally came this morning and my score put right at the very top of the pile (top 1 or 2 percent). So come september I'm starting a whole new terrifying and exhilerating chapter in my life

Congratulations! I hope you make it through the next 4 years. Excellent move to get on with your life!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Beans,

That's GREAT !! Congrats !!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Songs

1 Postal Service Such Great Heights
2 Blur Out of Time
3 Linkin Park Breaking the Habit
4 Fountains of Wayne Stacy's Mom
5 Linkin Park Somehwere I Belong
6 OutKast Hey Ya!
7 Train Calling All Angels
8 Christina Aguilera Beautiful
9 John Mayer Daughters
10 Beyonce Crazy in Love
11 Linkin Park Easier to Run
12 White Stripes Seven Nation Army
13 Sarah McLachlan Fallen
14 Michael Brecker Angle of Repose
15 Jay-Z 99 Problems
16 Linkin Park From the Inside
17 Jet Are You Ganna Be My Girl
18 Sarah McLachlan Stupid
19 Chemical Brothers The Golden Path
20 Britney Spears Toxic
21 Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called Love
22 Libertines Don't Look Back into the Sun
23 Michael Brecker Brexterity
24 Starsailor Silence is Easy
25 No Doubt It's My Life
26 Steely Dan Godwhacker
27 Sufjan Stevens The Upper Peninsula
28 Black Eyed Peas Where Is the Love
29 Dido White Flag
30 Keane Everybody's Changing
31 Muse Hysteria
32 Muse Time Is Running Out
33 Evanescence Bring Me to Life
34 t.A.T.u. All the Things She Said
35 Franz Ferdinand Darts of Pleasure
36 Strokes Reptilla
37 Camera Obscura Lunar Sea
38 Camera Obscura Suspended From Class
39 Eamon Fuck It
40 Elliott Smith Pretty (Ugly Before)
41 Liz Phair Extraordinary
42 New Pornographers Miss Teen Wordpower
43 Snow Patrol Run
44 Sufjan Stevens Say Yes to Michigan
45 Sufjan Stevens Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
46 Super Furry Animals The Piccolo Snare
47 Wilco Handshake Drugs
48 Belle and Sebastian I'm a Cuckoo
49 Deerhoof Dummy Discards a Heart
50 Radiohead There There
51 OutKast The Way You Move
52 Mars Volta Inertlatic Esp
53 Blink 182 I Miss You
54 Junior Senior Move Your Feet
55 Postal Service The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
56 Strokes 12:51
57 Blur Sweet Song
58 Lumidee Never Leave You (Uh Oooh)
59 Blur Battery In Your Leg
60 My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday
61 Dandy Warhols You Were the Last High
62 Dido Life for rent
63 Muse Apocolypse Please
64 Muse Stockholm Syndrome
65 New Pornographers The Laws Have Changed
66 Snow Patrol Spitting Games
67 Knife Heartbeats
68 Ted Leo, Rx/Pharmacists Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?
69 Postal Service We Will Become Silhouettes
70 Muse Butterflies & Hurricanes
71 Super Furry Animals Venus and Serena
72 Yo La Tengo How to Make a Baby Elephant Float
73 R. Kelly Ignition (Remix)
74 Electric Six Gay Bar
75 Girls Aloud No Good Advice
76 Coral Pass It On
77 Adam Green Jessica Simpson
78 Alicia Keys You Don't Know My Name
79 Postal Service Sleeping In
80 R.E.M. Bad Day
81 Cat Power He War
82 Black Eyed Peas Shut Up
83 Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You
84 Rufus Wainwright 14th Street
85 Decemberists Red Right Ankle
86 Von Bondies C'mon C'mon
87 Death Cab for Cutie The New Year
88 Drive-By Truckers Heathens
89 British Sea Power Carrion
90 Pharrell feat Jay-Z Frontin'
91 Kanye West Through the Wire
92 Kings of Leon Molly's Chambers
93 Radiohead A Punchup at the Wedding
94 Rufus Wainwright Go or Go Ahead
95 Jack Johnson Wasting Time
96 Rufus Wainwright Beautiful Child
97 Cat Power I Don't Blame You
98 Fleetwood Mac Thrown Down
99 My Morning Jacket Run Thru
100 Twista feat. Kanye West & Jamie Slow Jamz
101 Lucinda Williams World Without Tears
102 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Y Control
103 50 Cent In Da Club
104 TV on the Radio Staring at the Sun
105 National Slipping Husband

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Albums

1 Linkin Park Meteora
2 John Mayer Heavier Things
3 Radiohead Hail to the Thief
4 Muse Absolution
5 Outkast Speakerboxx / The Love Below
6 Steely Dan Everything Must Go
7 Blur Think Tank
8 Michael Brecker Wide Angles
9 Postal Service Give Up
10 Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers
11 White Stripes Elephant
12 Jay-Z The Black Album
13 Sufjan Stevens Michigan
14 Cat Power You Are Free
15 Evanescence Fallen
16 Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
17 Camera Obscura Underachievers Please Try Harder
18 Rufus Wainwright Want One

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Albums

1. The White Stripes - Elephant
2. The Strokes - Room on Fire
3. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
4. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
5. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
7. The Wrens - The Meadowlands
8. The Postal Service - Give Up
9. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
10. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism

Songs

1. OutKast - Hey Ya!
2. Radiohead - There There
3. Twista Feat. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz (strange single, because it was released on albums by both Twista and Kanye)
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
5. Kanye West - Through The Wire
6. The Shins - So Says I
7. The Strokes - Reptilia
8. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
9. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
10. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
11. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
12. The Strokes - 12:51
13. The White Stripes - Black Math
14. Radiohead - 2+2=5
15. The Unicorns - I Was Born (A Unicorn)
16. 50 Cent - In Da Club
17. OutKast - Roses
18. The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Modern Romance
20. The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP

Not my favorite year, but I kept coming up with songs and thinking "oh yeah, that's pretty good, too." So 2003 has a lot of pretty good songs.

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Hera my album list :
1. White Stripes - Elephant
2. Blur - Think Tank
3. Strokes - Room on Fire
4. Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
5. Grandaddy - Sumday
6. Benjamin Biolay - Négatif
Une chaise à Tokyo
7. Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland
8. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
9. M - Qui de nous deux ?
Qui de nous deux ?
10. Andrew Bird - Weather Systems
11. Jacques Loussier : variations sur l'allegretto de la 7ème symphonie de Beethoven
Thème
12. Emilie Simon - Emilie Simon
To the dancers in the rain
13. Rufus Wainwright - Want One
14. David Bowie - Reality
15. Ben Harper - Diamonds in the inside
16. Sufjan Stevens - Greetings from Michigan
17. Piano Magic - The Troubled Sleep Of Piano Magic
Saint Marie
18. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
19. Calexico - Feast of wire
20. Ed Harcourt - From every sphere
21. Gonzales - Z
22. Tarmac - Notre époque
Notre époque
23. Cat Power - You Are Free
24. Jet - Get Born
25. New Pornographers - Electric Version
26. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
27. M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent
28. Rokia Traoré - Bowmboï
29. The Decemberists - Her Majesty The Decemberists
30. The Rapture - Echoes
31. The Coral - Magic and Medicine

The huge number of voters for "The Knife" and the little number of voters for "Grandaddy" leaves me speechless.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Romain

6. Benjamin Biolay - Négatif
12. Emilie Simon - Emilie Simon


These two albums were in my top 20 too and I'm glad to know that I'm not completely out of sync with the French AMF'ers. No love for Jean-Louis Murat's Lilith yet. I guess 2 long CDs of similar music can be a bit much. Personally I think you can never have too much of a good thing (heck, I've sat through Joanna Newsom's 3-CD Have One On Me more often than is healthy). Thanks for the other French albums in your list, Romain. I'm busy listening to them now.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Songs-

1. Hey Ya!- Outkast
2. Crazy In Love- Beyonce (featuring Jay-Z)
3. Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
4. 99 Problems- Jay-Z
5. Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Out of Time- Blur
7. Ignition (Remix)- R. Kelly
8. Such Great Heights- The Postal Service
9. In Da Club- 50 Cent
10. Milkshake- Kelis
11. Toxic- Britney Spears
12. Slow Jamz- Kanye West (featuring Twista)
13. There There- Radiohead
14. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight- The Postal Service
15. Move Your Feet- Junior Senior
16. 12:51- The Strokes
17. Roses- Outkast
18. I Luv You- Dizzee Rascal
19. I Believe In a Thing Called Love- The Darkness
20. Comfortably Numb- Scissor Sisters


Albums-

1. Elephant- The White Stripes
2. Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below- Outkast
3. Chutes Too Narrow- The Shins
4. Think Tank- Blur
5. Give Up- The Postal Service
6. Fever to Tell- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. Boy in da Corner- Dizzee Rascal
8. Hail to the Thief- Radiohead
9. The Black Album- Jay-Z
10. Room on Fire- The Strokes

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Dan M
These two albums were in my top 20 too and I'm glad to know that I'm not completely out of sync with the French AMF'ers. No love for Jean-Louis Murat's Lilith yet. I guess 2 long CDs of similar music can be a bit much. Personally I think you can never have too much of a good thing (heck, I've sat through Joanna Newsom's 3-CD Have One On Me more often than is healthy). Thanks for the other French albums in your list, Romain. I'm busy listening to them now.


Yes, Dan, thanks for your interest in French music, especially from a UK resident (but you're not English, that's probably why ). The general level of French music has significantly increased since the late 90s, and in the 2000s you'll see many French albums in our lists. In 2003, except the Fabulous Trobador's masterpiece (but maybe this album is a little too French, i.e. if you don't understand the brilliant lyrics you'll find the music a little repetitive), my (under construction) list doesn't hold any Frog record.
Benjamin Biolay is not my cup of tea, I love the musician but can't stand the singer, Emilie Simon makes excellent arrangements but i'm not a fan of her songs, Murat is OK (but I also have problems with his vocals) and I haven't heard M yet, nor any other contenders (like Arthur H or jazzmen Belmondo brothers).

BTW, here's my list in progress .

Concerning songs, I don't use Spotify anymore, because I now have a free subscription to Deezer that goes with my cellphone package. i don't know if it's available in other countries, but here is the link to my own 2003 playlist

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nicolas

BTW, here's my list in progress .


Thanks. I'm listening to Cesária Évora at the moment. With that mesmerizing voice she sounds like she was born to sing the morna.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums
1.Rhythm & Sound - With The Artists
2.EST - Seven Days of falling
3.Kraftwerk - Tour de france soundtracks
4.White stripes - Elephant
5.Cat Power - You are free
6.M83 - Dead Cities
7.Ulrich Strauss -Strangely Isolated Place
8.Tord Gustavsen Trio - Changing Places
9.Miroslav Vitous - Universal Syncopations
10.Moodymann - Silence in the secret garden

Songs
1.White Stripes - Hardest button to button
2.Killers - Mr.Brightside
3.Rhythm & Sound - Queen in my empire
3.50 cent - In da club
4.!!! - Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story
5.Jay Z - 99 problems
6.Panjabi - Mundian to Bach Ké
7.Gary Jules/Michael Andrews - Mad World
8.M83 - Run into flowers
9.Moodymann - People
10.Ulrich Schnauss - ON My Own

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Albums:

1. Four Tet - Rounds
2. The Fall - The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click
3. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
4. Cat Power - You Are Free
5. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
6. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
7. Starlight Mints - Built on Squares
8. Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug & Pint
9. Menomena - I Am the Fun Blame Monster
10. The National - Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
11. The Knife - Deep Cuts
12. Buck 65 - Talkin' Honky Blues
13. Constantines - Shine a Light
14. The Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
15. Elbow - Cast of Thousands
16. Blur - Think Tank
17. Eels - Shootenanny!
18. Mendelson - Seuls au sommet
19. Colder - Again
20. Tindersticks - Waiting for the Moon

Asian Dub Foundation - Enemy of the Enemy
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
The Dears - No Cities Left
Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
Manitoba - Up in Flames
The Sleepy Jackson - Lovers
The Wrens - The Meadowlands


Songs:

1. Hymie's Basement - 21th Century Song
2. The Fall - Janet vs Jane and Johnny
3. Radiohead - There There
4. Cat Power - He War
5. Four Tet - Hands
6. Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin
7. Radiohead - 2+2=5
8. Sufjan Stevens - For the Widows in Paradise
9. The Fall - Theme from Sparta FC
10. The Knife - Pass This On
11. Killing Joke - Seeing Red
12. Songs:Ohia - Farewell Transmission
13. Cat Power - Free
14. Cat Power - Shaking Paper
15. The Dandy Warhols - We Used To Be Friends
16. Buck 65 - Wicked and Weird
17. Four Tet - Unspoken
18. Four Tet - Slow Jam
19. Menomena - The Late Great Libido
20. Pernice Brothers - Number Two

Outkast - Hey Ya!
Four Tet - My Angel Rocks Back and Forth
Radiohead - Go To Sleep
The Arab Strap - The Shy Retirer
Menomena - E. is Stable
The Shins - Saint Simon
The Sleepy Jackson - Good Dancers

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ALBUMS:

1. OUTKAST "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (#88 of all time)
2. THE WHITE STRIPES "Elephant"
3. THE SHINS "Chutes Too Narrow"
4. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE "Welcome Interstate Managers"
5. REFREE "Nones"
6. THE POSTAL SERVICE "Give Up"
7. RADIOHEAD "Hail to the Thief"
8. ROBERT WYATT "Cuckooland"
9. BENJAMIN BIOLAY "Négatif"
10. BLUR "Think Tank"
11. THE STROKES "Room on Fire"
12. SUFJAN STEVENS "Greeting From Michigan, the Great Lake State"
13. M. WARD "The Transfiguration of Vincent"
14. BELLE & SEBASTIAN "Dear Catastrophe Waitress"
15. JOSH ROUSE "1972"
16. JAMIE CULLUM "Twentysomething"
17. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT "Want One"
18. NACHO VEGAS "Cajas de música difíciles de parar"
19. JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ "Veneer"
20. THE WRENS "The Meadowlands"
21. CAMERA OBSCURA "Underachievers Please Try Harder"
22. THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS "Electric Version"
23. THE JAYHAWKS "Rainy Day Music"
24. THE KNIFE "Deep Cuts"
25. DAVID BOWIE "Reality"


SONGS:

1. THE POSTAL SERVICE "Such Great Heights" (#98 in my all-time list)
2. ROBERT WYATT "Insensatez" (#100)
3. OUTKAST "Hey Ya!" (#111)
4. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE "Stacy's Mom" (#153)
5. THE WHITE STRIPES "Seven Nation Army" (#157)
6. THE SHINS "Saint Simon" (#179)
7. BLUR "Out of Time"
8. THE STROKES "Reptilia"
9. THE VEILS "Guiding Light"
10. RADIOHEAD "Where I End and You Begin"
11. THE POSTAL SERVICE "We Will Become Silhouettes"
12. ELLIOTT SMITH "Pretty (Ugly Before)"
13. THE SHINS "Gone for Good"
14. THE THRILLS "Big Sur"
15. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE "Fire Island"
16. ADAM GREEN "Friends of Mine"
17. BELLE & SEBASTIAN "Step into My Office, Baby"
18. JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ "Heartbeats"
19. BENJAMIN BIOLAY "Nuits blanches"
20. THE WHITE STRIPES "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself"
21. DELUXE "Que no"
22. LA BUENA VIDA "El actor mejicano"
23. SCISSORS SISTERS "Comfortably Numb"
24. OUTKAST "GhettoMusick"
25. BEYONCÉ feat. JAY-Z "Crazy in Love"
26. KELIS "Milkshake"
27. KANYE WEST "Through the Wire'"
28. OUTKAST "Roses"
29. DAVID BOWIE "Days"
30. RADIOHEAD "There, There"
31. M.WARD "Vincent O'Brien"
32. SUFJAN STEVENS "Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!"
33. BENJAMIN BIOLAY & CHIARA MASTROIANNI "Je ne t'ai pas aimé"
34. DAS POP "You"
35. BELLE & SEBASTIAN "Lord Anthony"
36. CAMERA OBSCURA "Suspended From Class"
37. THE WHITE STRIPES "Hypnotise"
38. EASTERN LANE "Feed Your Addiction"
39. THE STROKES "12:51"
40. THE SHINS "So Says I"
41. BLUR "Caravan"
42. THE WHITE STRIPES "In the Cold, Cold Night"
43. FABULOUS TROBADORS "Si tu te fais"
44. OUTKAST featuring KHUJO GOODIE & CEE-LO "Reset"
45. THE HIDDEN CAMERAS "Boys of Melody"
46. EL COLUMPIO ASESINO "Lehiotik"
47. LOVE OF LESBIAN "Satellites"
48. REFREE "Padres y nones"
49. ROBERT WYATT "Old Europe"
50. OUTKAST "Vibrate"

FAVOURITE COMPILATION: TALKING HEADS "Once in a Lifetime"


The Spotify link for the songs list

Re: My favourite Spanish song of 2003: Deluxe's "Que no"

Mainstream vs. indie. Really? Maybe in the beginning indie rock was a minoritary style that, after the success of Nirvana's "Nevermind", could seem for a while a threat for established artists and styles. But, like a thousand times before, the sounds and faetures of indie rock were incorporated to all kinds of acts like any other trend. That allowed the existence of artists like Deluxe, the project of Galician singer-songwriter Xoel López, not mainstream enough to get the status of a rock star, not indie enough to get support from specialized critics but appealing enough to sell more than 20.000 records of his second album If Things Were to Go Wrong (2003). This second album marked the transition to the typical indie pop sung in English to the more mature style sung in Spanish of his fourth (and probably best) album Fin de un viaje infinito (The End of an Endless Trip, 2005). His second album contained two songs in Spanish, including Que no (Say No), the indie single that flirted with mainstream. Or it was the opposite?


QUE NO
Composer: Xoel López
Performer: DELUXE
First release: 2003 ("If Things Were to Go Wrong" album)
Length: 3’50”

Ya sé que no es exactamente
lo que debería de ser,
pero me río al pensar
que crees que voy a ceder.
Sé que es más fácil quedarme sentado
y esperar que pase el dolor
que oír en la radio mi voz
decirle a la gente que no.

No intentes hacerme cambiar,
no me pidas ese favor,
siento decirte
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no.

Ya sé que quizás no es el momento
ni es el lugar ideal,
pero dejarlo pasar
sería un triste final.
Ya sé que piensas que es algo extraño,
que no puede durar más,
pero al final tú caerás
y puede que yo ya no esté.

No intentes hacerme cambiar,
no me pidas ese favor,
siento decirte
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no.
siento decir que no.

No intentes hacerme cambiar,
no me pidas ese favor,
siento decirte
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no.

No intentes hacerme cambiar,
no me pidas ese favor,
siento decirte
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no, que no,
que no, que no, que no,
siento decir que no.


SAY NO

I know it's not exactly
what it should be,
but it makes me laugh to think
that you wait for me to give up.
I know it's easier to sit down
and wait for the pain to cease
that listen to my voice on the radio
telling no to the people.

Please don't make me change,
don't ask me that,
I'm afraid I got to
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no.

I know that maybe it's not
the right time and place,
but letting it pass
would be a sad way to end.
I know you think that's strange,
that it couldn't last,
but you will fall at the end
and maybe I will not be there.

Please don't make me change,
don't ask me that,
I'm afraid I got to
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no,
I'm afraid I got to say no.

Please don't make me change,
don't ask me that,
I'm afraid I got to
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no.

Please don't make me change,
don't ask me that,
I'm afraid I got to
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no, say no,
say no, say no, say no,
I'm afraid I got to say no.





The rest of the Spanish Top 5 of 2003:
2. LA BUENA VIDA "El actor mejicano"
3. EL COLUMPIO ASESINO "Lehiotik"
4. LOVE OF LESBIAN "Satellites"
5. REFREE "Padres y nones"

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Songs:

1. Jayhawks: The Eyes of Sarahjane
2. Jayhawks: Tailspin
3. Julieta Venegas: Lento
4. Richard Thompson: Oops!, I Did It Again
5. Camera Obscura: Teenager
6. Benjamin Biolay: Chaise à Tokyo
7. Jayhawks: Stumbling Through the Dark
8. Mojave 3: Bluebird of Happiness
9. Jayhawks: All the Right Reasons
10. Camera Obscura: Keep it Clean
11. Jayhawks: Save It for a Rainy Day
12. Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart
13. Strokes: 12:51
14. Essex Green: The Late Great Cassiopia
15. Camera Obscura: Suspended from Class
16. Jayhawks: One Man’s Problem
17. Outkast: Hey Ya!
18. Refree: Raisa
19. White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
20. Coral: Liezah

21. Sufjan Stevens: Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
22. Yo La Tengo: Little Eyes
23. Mojave 3: Starlight Nº 1
24. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Waking for Winter
25. Mojave 3: Tinkers Blues
26. Sufjan Stevens: For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
27. Sun Kil Moon: Lily and Parots
28. Benjamin Biolay: Nuits Blanches
29. Mojave 3: She’s All Up Above
30. Yo La Tengo: Season of the Shark
31. Sufjan Stevens: All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!
32. Refree: Les soldats perdus
33. Benjamin Biolay: Little Darlin
34. Sun Kil Moon: Carry Me Ohio
35. Refree: La trampa
36. Liz Phair: Extraordinary
37. Sun Kil Moon: Glenn Tripton
38. Mojave 3: Too Many Mornings
39. Refree: Como en los días corrientes
40. Belle and Sebastian: If She Wants Me

41. Mojave 3: Between the Bars
42. Liz Phair: Red Light Fever
43. Belle and Sebastian: I'm a Cuckoo
44. Hidden Cameras: Ban Marriage
45. Belle and Sebastian: Step into My Office, Baby
46. Super Furry Animals: Golden Retriever
47. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Shore Light
48. Benjamin Biolay: Hors la vie
49. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Happiness
50. Benjamin Biolay: Les insulaires
51. BMX Bandits: I´m is Such Great Shape
52. Jamie Cullum: These are the Days
53. Hidden Cameras: A Miracle
54. Super Furry Animals: The Picolo Snare
55. Nacho Vegas: El mundo en calma
56. Julieta Venegas: Algo está cambiando
57. M. Ward: Duet for Guitars #3
58. Julieta Venegas: Andar conmigo
59. Josh Rouse: Sunshine (Come on Lady)
60. La Buena Vida: Un actor mejicano

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

1. Jayhawks: Rainy Day Music
2. Mojave 3: Spoon and Rafter
3. Benjamin Biolay: Négatif
4. Refree: Nones
5. Camera Obscura: Underachieves Please Try Harder
6. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Sleep Holiday
7. Sufjan Stevens: Greetings from Michigan, the Great Lake State
8. Sun Kil Moon: Ghost of the Great Highway
9. Liz Phair: Liz Phair
10. Belle & Sebastian: Dear Catastrophes Waitress
11. Hidden Cameras: The Smell of our Own
12. Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power
13. BMX Bandits: Down at the Hop
14. White Stripes : Elephant
15. Nacho Vegas: Cajas de música difíciles de parar
16. Julieta Venegas: Sí
17. Essex Green: The Long Goodbye
18. Yo La Tengo: Summer Sun
19. Coral: Magic and Medicine
20. Warren Zevon: The Wind

21. Isobel Campbell: Amorino
22. Richard Thompson: 1000 Years of Popular Music
23. Cat Power: You Are Free
24. Josh Rouse: 1972
25. Thrills: So Much for the City
26. M. Ward: The Transfiguration of Vincent
27. La Buena Vida: Album
28. Eels: Shootenanny!
29. Kraftwerk: Tour de France Soundtracks
30. Elliot Murphy: Strings of the Storms
31. Wim Mertens: Skoplos
32. Sodastream: A Minor Revival
33. José González : Veneer
34. Keren Ann: Not Going Anywhere
35. Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething
36. Townes Van Zandt: In the Beginning
37. Strokes: Room on Fire
38. Richard Hawley: Lowedges
39. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Greendale
40. Pernice Brothers: Yours, Mine & Ours
41. Pauline en la playa: Termitas y otras cosas
42. Andrew Bird: Weather Systems
43. Lucinda Williams: World Without Tears
44. Elvis Costello : North
45. Electra: La niña de los siete corazones

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Last minute entry because I liked this year and had trouble choosing just ten songs and albums each.

Songs:

1) Seven Nation Army-White Stripes
2) Hey Ya!-Outkast
3) Are you Gonna be my Girl-Jet (not even sorry about it)
4) Zebra-John Butler Trio (Single in '03, album came in '04, but I think it still counts)
5) 99 Problems-Jay-Z
6) Maps-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7) Hysteria-Muse
8) Out of Time-Blur
9) Sunsets-Powderfinger
10)Danger! High Voltage!-Electric Six

Albums:

1) Elephant-White Stripes
2) Hail to the Thief-Radiohead
3) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below-Outkast
4) Chutes Too Narrow-Shins
5) Echoes-The Rapture
6) Fever to Tell-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7) Think Tank-Blur
8) Room on Fire-Strokes
9) Her Majesty-Decemberists
10)Vulture Street-Powderfinger

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums
1 . The Rapture - Echoes
2 . Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
3 . CMX - Aion
4 . Cat Power - You Are Free
5 . Calexico - Feast of Wire
6 . Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
7 . Blur - Think Tank
8 . The Knife - Deep Cuts
9 . The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
10 . Liekki - Korppi
11 . Plutonium 74 - Pasilasta Kallioon
12 . Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
13 . Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
14 . Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
15 . The Postal Service - Give up
16 . M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
17 . Mew - Frengers
18 . The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark
19 . The White Stripes - Elephant
20 . Ultramariini - Juuri ja juuri olemassa

Songs
1 . Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
2 . TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
3 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
4 . Knife - Pass This on
5 . Radiohead - There There
6 . Mew - Am I Wry? No
7 . White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
8 . Blur - Out of Time
9 . OutKast - Hey Ya
10 . Explosions in the Sky - First Breath after Coma
11 . Mogwai - Hunted by a Freak
12 . Postal Service - Such Great Heights
13 . Calexico - Sunken Waltz
14 . Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
15 . The Thrills - Big Sur
16 . Placebo - Special Needs
17 . Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
18 . Belle and Sebastian - Stay Loose
19 . The Cardigans - For What It's Worth
20 . The Mars Volta - Roulette Dares (The Haunt of)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Awesome year!

Albums:

1. Kylie Minogue - Body Language
2. Annie Lennox - Bare
3. The Strokes - Room on Fire
4. Dannii Minogue - Neon Nights
5. Blondie - The Curse of Blondie
6. Madonna - American Life
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
8. Vive la Fete - Nuit Blanche
9. Peaches - Fatherfucker
10. Missy Elliott - This Is Not a Test
11. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
12. David Bowie - Reality
13. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
14. Robert Randolph & His Family Band - Unclassified
15. The Knife - Deep Cuts
16. Prince - NEWS

Songs:

1. Annie Lennox - "Pavement Cracks"
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
3. Kylie Minogue - "Secret (Take You Home)"
4. The Strokes - "Reptilia"
5. Chromeo - "Needy Girl"
6. Blondie - "Golden Rod"
7. !!! - "Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard"
8. Kylie Minogue - "Slow"
9. Madonna - "Mother and Father"
10. David Bowie - "New Killer Star"
11. The Strokes - "12:51"
12. Robert Randolph & His Family Band - "I Need More Love"
13. Kylie Minogue - "Sweet Music"
14. Blondie - "Good Boys"
15. Kylie Minogue - "Chocolate"
16. Kylie Minogue - "Still Standing"
17. The Strokes - "The End Has No End"
18. Missy Elliott - "Pass That Dutch"
19. Blondie - "The Tingler"
20. Busta Rhymes - "Light Your Ass on Fire"
21. Blondie - "Diamond Bridge"
22. Annie Lennox - "Loneliness"
23. Madonna - "Nothing Fails"
24. Peaches - "Stuff Me Up"
25. Kylie Minogue - "Loving Days"
26. Kylie Minogue - "Slo Motion"
27. Vive la Fete - "Jaloux"
28. Kylie Minogue - "Almost a Lover"
29. Dannii Minogue - "I Begin to Wonder"
30. Madonna - "Hollywood"
31. David Bowie - "The Loneliest Guy"
32. Missy Elliott - "Toyz"
33. Kylie Minogue - "Someday"
34. Annie Lennox - "A Thousand Beautiful Things"
35. Dannii Minogue - "Hide and Seek"
36. Annie Lennox - "Bitter Pill"
37. The Strokes - "I Can't Win"
38. Franz Ferdinand - "Darts of Pleasure"
39. Madonna - "Easy Ride"
40. Peaches - "I U She"
41. Dannii Minogue - "Nervous"
42. Annie Lennox - "Honestly"
43. Blondie - "Songs of Love"
44. Roxette - "Opportunity Nox"
45. Kylie Minogue - "City Games"
46. The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"
47. Kylie Minogue - "Promises"
48. Dannii Minogue - "Mighty Fine"
49. David Bowie - "Bring Me the Disco King"
50. Kylie Minogue - "I Feel for You"

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Songs:

1. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
2. OutKast - Hey Ya!
3. Kanye West - Through The Wire
4. Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
5. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
6. Postal Service - Such Great Heights
7. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True Story)
8. Beyonce - Crazy in Love
9. Panjabi MC - Mundian de Bach Ke
10. Electric Six - Gay Bar
11. Radiohead - There There
12. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
14. 50 Cent - In Da Club
15. Darkness - Growing On Me
16. Format - The First Single (You Know Me) - (all the versions of this song on YouTube are terrible)
17. Twista - Slow Jamz
18. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
19. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?
20. Coheed & Cambria - Blood Red Summer

Albums:

1. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
2. AFI - Sing the Sorrow
3. White Stripes - Elephant
4. Darkness - Permission to Land
5. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
6. Postal Service - Give Up
7. Jay-Z - The Black Album
8. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
9. Knife - Deep Cuts
10. Coheed & Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums:

1) Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
2) The White Stripes - Elephant
3) The New Pornographers - Electric Version
4) Junior Senior - D-D-Don't Stop the Beat
5) The Postal Service - Give Up
6) Jay-Z - The Black Album
7) Stephen Malkmus - Pig Lib
8) Cassandra Wilson - Glamoured
9) Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
10) The Pernice Brothers - Yours, Mine & Ours
11) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
12) The Wrens - Meadowlands
13) Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
14) OutKast - Speakerboxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/The Love Below
15) The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

Songs to come...

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

So I was all set with my list... and then I discovered that my two favorite College Dropout tracks were released this year. That changed my list quite a bit.

Songs:

1) Kanye West - "Through the Wire"
2) The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
3) Junior Senior - "Move Your Feet"
4) Super Furry Animals - "The Piccolo Snare"
5) Twista (Feat. Kanye West and Jaime Foxx) - "Slow Jamz"
6) The Postal Service - "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
7) TV on the Radio - "Staring at the Sun"
8) The New Pornographers - "The Laws Have Changed"
9) Super Furry Animals - "Venus and Serena"
10) The White Stripes - "Black Math"
11) The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"
12) The New Pornographers - "From Blown Speakers
13) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
14) The Bens - "Just Pretend"
15) Outkast - "Roses"
16) 50 Cent - "In Da Club"
17) Stephen Malkmus - "1% of One"
18) Dan Zanes - "House Party Time"
19) OutKast (feat. Sleepy Brown) - "The Way You Move"
20) Junior Senior - "Good Girl, Bad Boy"
21) Stephen Malkmus - "(Do Not Feed the) Oyster"
22) Jay-Z - "Encore"
23) The Pernice Brothers - "The Weakest Shade of Blue"
24) The White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

While we're at it, 1981 is a top-5 year for me all time, and 2003 is close to my top 10.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Honorio:

If "Move Your Feet" by Junior Senior is eligible this year, can you make it my #10 song and move everything else down one spot.

I seem to remember last month being told it was released in 2002, but a few people have listed it as 2003.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Sorry I forgot TVOTR and "Lost in the plot".
My revised songs list:

1. Hymie's Basement - 21th Century Song
2. The Fall - Janet vs Jane and Johnny
3. Radiohead - There There
4. Cat Power - He War
5. TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
6. Four Tet - Hands
7. Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin
8. Radiohead - 2+2=5
9. Sufjan Stevens - For the Widows in Paradise
10. The Fall - Theme from Sparta FC
11. The Knife - Pass This On
12. Killing Joke - Seeing Red
13. Songs:Ohia - Farewell Transmission
14. Cat Power - Free
15. Cat Power - Shaking Paper
16. The Dandy Warhols - We Used To Be Friends
17. Buck 65 - Wicked and Weird
18. The Dears - Lost In The Plot
19. Menomena - The Late Great Libido
20. Pernice Brothers - Number Two

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

albums

A good year for neo-classic rock, world and everything I like (i.e. the 2000s seen from 1970)


1 . Fabulous Trobadors | Duels de tchatche et autres trucs du folklore toulousain (#17 overall)
2 . OutKast | Speakerboxxx / The Love Below (57)
3 . Sufjan Stevens | Michigan (176)
4 . The Coral | Magic and Medicine (218)
5 . Drive-By Truckers | Decoration Day (264)
6 . The White Stripes | Elephant
7 . My Morning Jacket | It Still Moves
8 . The Black Keys | Thickfreakness
9 . Robert Wyatt | Cuckooland
10 . Cesária Evora | Voz d'amor
11 . The Strokes | Room On Fire
12 . Richard Hawley | Low Edges
13 . The Jayhawks | Rainy Day Music
14 . The Mars Volta | Deloused In the Comatorium
15 . Josh Rouse | 1972
16 . Belle & Sebastian | Dear Catastrophe Waitress
17 . Asleep At The Wheel | Live At Billy Bob's Texas
18 . Radiohead | Hail to the Thief
19 . Josh Ritter | Hello Starling
20 . Rufus Wainwright | Want One

21 . The Shins | Chutes Too Narrow
22 . Joe Strummer | Streetcore
23 . Idrissa Soumaoro | Köte
24 . Cat Power | You Are Free
25 . Syd Matters | A Whisper and A Sigh
26 . Jay-Z - The Black Album
27 . The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Stampede
28 . Al Green - I Can't Stop
29 . Four Tet - Rounds
30 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell

31 . Grandaddy - Sumday
32 . Calexico -Feast Of Wire
33 . Rokia Traore - Bowmboi
34 . Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
35 . Buddy Guy - Blues Singer
36 . Blur - Think Tank
37 . Neil Young - Greendale
38 . Emilie Simon - s/t
39 . Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
40 . Oi Va Voi - Laughter Through Tears

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

songs

Fab Trob rule, but the rest is OK too

1 Fabulous Trobadors - Si tu te fais
2 Fabulous Trobadors - Bonne nuit
3 Fabulous Trobadors - Duel de sans-pareil
4 The Coral - Careless Hands
5 Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly Before)
6 The Coral - Pass It On
7 Outkast - Hey Ya
8 Cesaria Evoria - Jardim Prometido
9 Outkast - Reset
10 My Morning Jacket - Golden

11 Robert Wyatt - Insensatez
12 The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP
13 The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
14 Sufjan Stevens - Flint
15 The Jayhawks - Tailspin
16 Richard Hawley - You Don't miss Your Water
17 Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer - Redemption Song
18 Drive-By Truckers - Outfit
19 Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
20 Radiohead - There There

21 Fabulous Trobadors - Il nous ment
22 Outkast - Flip Flop Rock
23 I Am Kloot - From Yr Favorite Sky
24 Yann Tiersen - Summer 78
25 Sufjan Stevens - Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head !
26 Sébastien Tellier - Broadway
27 Josh Rouse - Rise
28 Sufjan Stevens - For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
29 Kelis - Trick Me
30 The Black Keys - Hurt Like Mine

31 Bonnie Prince Billy - Wolf Among Wolves
32 Fabulous Trobadors - Ami
33 The Strokes - Reptilia
34 Outkast - My Favorite Things
35 The Libertines - Don't Look Back into the Sun
36 The Coral - Don't Think You're The First
37 The Dixie Chicks - Long Time Gone
38 Buddy Guy - Crawling Kingsnake
39 The White Stripes - Ball and Biscuit
40 Jean-Louis Murat - Le Cri du papillon

41 The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
42 Kanye West - Through The Wire
43 Fabulous Trobadors - L'Anniversaire
44 Outkast - The love Below
45 The Electric Soft Parade - Lose Yr Frown
46 Drive-by Truckers - Sink Hole
47 Blur - Out Of Time
48 Nick Cave - Bring It On
49 Jay-Z - What More Can I Say ?
50 !!! - Me & Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard ( A True Story)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Chris
Honorio:

If "Move Your Feet" by Junior Senior is eligible this year, can you make it my #10 song and move everything else down one spot.

I seem to remember last month being told it was released in 2002, but a few people have listed it as 2003.

I think we decided that Move Your Feet was eligible in 2002 so I'm not counting points to that song. There are some other songs too that aren't eligibe because they aren't from 2003 (or we have at least decided that): Mad World, songs from O, Danger High Voltage, Ignition (Remix) (+ some others I think I'm not in my home computer right now). Also EP's aren't eligible so Young Liars doesn't have chance to qualify (Andre is the only one who has voted it though).
Probably I won't be home tomorrow (at least before night) so I'll release the results on Thursday. So you can vote still tomorrow.

(and R Kelly thing was a joke)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

1. Spiritualized - Amazing Grace
2. The White Stripes - Elephant
3. My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
4. Muse - Absolution
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
6. Kings Of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
7. The Rapture - Echoes
8. Four Tet - Rounds
9. Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
10. Jet - Get Born
11. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
12. The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side
13. Magic Dirt - Tough Love
14. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
15. Calexico - Feast O Wire
16. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
17. The Sleepy Jackson - Lovers
18. The Strokes - Room On Fire
19. Grandpaboy - Dead Man Shake
20. Cat Power - You Are Free
21. Blur - Think Tank
22. The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
23. Paul Westerberg - Come Feel Me Tremble
24. Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy
25. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
26. Jay-Z - The Black Album
27. The Raveonettes - Chain Gang Of Love
28. Broadcast - Haha Sound
29. Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
30. Manitoba - Up In Flames
31. Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
32. Elbow - Cast Of Thousands
33. Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
34. BRMC - Take Them On, On Your Own
35. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
36. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
37. The New Pornographers - Electric Version
38. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
39. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
40. The Thrills - So Much For The City
41. The Concretes - s/t
42. Peaches - Fatherfucker
43. Grandaddy - Sumday
44. Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark
45. Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
46. British Sea Power - The Decline Of...
47. The Wrens - Meadowlands
48. Ariel Pink - Worn Copy
49. Turbonegro - Scandinavian Leather
50. Evan Dando - Baby I'm Bored
51. Rufus Wainwright - Want One
52. The Distillers - Coral Fang
53. The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters
54. The Coral - Magic & Medicine
55. The Go-Betweens - Bright Yellow Bright Orange
56. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master And Everyone
57. Andrew WK - The Wolf
58. Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
59. The Dears - No Cities Left
60. A.R.E. Weapons - s/t
61. Desert Sessions - Vol 9&10
62. The Hidden Cameras - The Smell Of Our Own
63. Joe Strummer - Streetcore
64. Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland
65. Shelby Lynne - Identity Crisis
66. Richard Hawley - Lowedges
67. The Pernice Brothers - Yours, Mine & Ours
68. Warren Zevon - The Wind
69. Ryan Adams - Rock n Roll
70. Josh Rouse - 1972
71. Richmond Fontaine - Post To Wire
72. The Handsome Family - Singing Bones
73. Metallica - St Anger
74. Stellastarr* - s/t
75. Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
76. Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
77. Neil Young - Greendale
78. John Cale - Hobosapiens
79. Missy Elliott - This Is Not A Test!
80. Smog - Supper
81. Nick Cave - Nocturama
82. Loose Fur - s/t
83. Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
84. The Cooper Temple Clause - Kick Up The Fire & Let The Flames Break Loose
85. Kraftwerk - Tour de France Soundtracks
86. The Dandy Warhols - Welcome To The Monkey House
87. Zwan - Mary Star Of The Sea
88. Devics - The Stars At Saint Andrea
89. Hawksley Workman - Lover/Fighter
90. Emmylou Harris - Stumble Into Grace
91. Hamell On Trial - Tough Love
92. Ed Harcourt - From Every Sphere
93. Throwing Muses - s/t
94. Jane's Addiction - Strays
95. James Kirk - You Can Make It If You Boogie
96. The Darkness - Permission To Land
97. David Bowie - Reality
98. Clearlake - Cedars
99. Blood Brothers - Burn, Piano Island, Burn
100. Willard Grant Conspiracy - Regard The End

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

1. White Stripes, Elephant
2. Radiohead, Hail To the Thief
3. The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow
4. Broadcast, Ha-Ha Sound
5. The Rapture, Echoes
6. Blur, Think Tank
7. Cat Power, You Are Free
8. Caribou/Manitoba, Up In Flames
9. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Hearts of Oak
10. New Pornographers, Electric Version
11. Calexico, Feast of Wire
12. Wrens, Meadowlands
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever to Tell
14. Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
15. Mogwai, Happy Songs for Happy People
16. Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
17. Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
18. Secret Machines, September 000
19. Grandaddy, Sumday
20. The Books, The Lemon of Pink

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Can I submit my list sometime on Thursday? If I don't have it then I won't have it for a while, so skip me if Thursday passes with no word.

Forum Poll: Favorite Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums:
1 - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Pig Lib
2 - Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
3 - The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
4 - My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
5 - Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - Hearts Of Oak
6 - OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
7 - Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.
8 - The White Stripes - Elephant
9 - The Wrens - The Meadowlands
10 - Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
11 - Manitoba - Up In Flames
12 - Blur - Think Tank
13 - Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
14 - Cat Power - You Are Free
15 - Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
16 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
17 - The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
18 - The Decemberists - Her Majesty
19 - The New Pornographers - Electric Version
20 - The Strokes - Room On Fire

Songs:
1 - My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
2 - Brian Jonestown Massacre - When Jokers Attack
3 - OutKast - Hey Ya!
4 - The Exploding Hearts - Rumors In Town
5 - Radiohead - There There (The Boney King of Nowhere)
6 - Blur - Battery In My Leg
7 - Belle & Sebastian - Piazza New York Catcher
8 - Yo La Tengo - Today Is The Day
9 - Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - 1% Of One
10 - Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - Ballad Of The Sin Eater
11 - My Morning Jacket - Steam Engine
12 - Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?
13 - Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission
14 - Songs: Ohia - Just Be Simple
15 - Cat Power - Speak For Me
16 - The Dears - Lost In The Plot
17 - Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Animal Midnight
18 - Cat Power - He War
19 - My Morning Jacket - Dancefloors
20 - My Morning Jacket - Mahgeeta

Thanks!

Re: Forum Poll: Favorite Albums and Songs of 2003

Albums

1. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
2. Cat Power - You Are Free
3. The White Stripes - Elephant
4. Rhythm & Sound - W/ the Artists
5. Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
6. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone
8. José González - Veneer
9. Carbon Based Lifeforms - Hydroponic Garden
10. The Knife - Deep Cuts
11. Massive Attack - 100th Window
12. Four Tet - Rounds
13. OutKast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
15. Calexico - Feast of Wire
16. Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
17. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
18. Blur - Think Tank
19. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
20. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium


Songs

1. OutKast - Hey Ya!
2. The Knife - Pass This On
3. Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin
4. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
5. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Joy and Jubilee
6. Sufjan Stevens - Holland
7. Britney Spears - Toxic
8. José González - Heartbeats
9. Four Tet - My Angel Rocks Back and Forth
10. Kraftwerk - Tour de France Étape 2
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
12. Sufjan Stevens - The Upper Peninsula
13. Mogwai - I Know You Are But What Am I?
14. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
15. Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb
16. Postal Service - Such Great Heights
17. Keane - Everybody's Changing
18. Cat Power - Free
19. Massive Attack - Everywhen
20. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U

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Albums:

1. Wrens - The Meadowlands
2. Broadcast - Haha Sound
3. Caribou/Manitoba - Up in Flames
4. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow
5. Four Tet - Rounds
6. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place
7. Microphones - Mount Eerie
8. Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland
9. Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark
10. British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power
11. Blur - Think Tank
12. Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
13. Songs : Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co.
14. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts
15. Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power

Very deep album year, but I wish I had more time to listen. I definitely could have found more than 15 albums to list, and some of these sound like they could be all-timers with more listens.

Re: Forum Poll: Favorite Albums and Songs of 2003

Jackson

Very deep album year, but I wish I had more time to listen.


Don't hustle dewdrop alleys, dear, but Sonofsamiam and I eventually agreed on that you could've had a much better summer if you were giving Threads a try..

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

An OK year,but not one of my favourites. I'll keep this simple:

Albums
1)White Stripes - Elephant
2)The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
3)The Fall - The Real New Fall LP(Formerly Country On The Click)
4)The Wrens - Meadowlands
5)Blur - Think Tank
6)Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
7)The Strokes - Room On Fire
8)Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
9)British Sea Power - The Decline Of British Sea Power
10)Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner

Songs
1)The Flaming Lips - Sunship Balloons
2)John Mayer - Clarity
3)Outkast - Hey Ya!
4)Blur - Out Of Time
5)Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
6)Twista Feat. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz
7)TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun
8)Cosmic Rough Riders - For A Smile
9)Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
10)Postal Service - Such Great Heights

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

~2003 Songs
20 Darkness, The - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
19 Kelis - Milkshake
18 White Stripes, The - The Hardest Button To Button
17 Clientele, The - E.M.P.T.Y.
16 National, The - Available
15 TV On The Radio - Young Liars
14 Postal Service, The - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
13 Belle & Sebastian - Step Into My Office, Baby
12 Wrens, The - Ex-Girl Collection
11 Jay-Z - 99 Problems
10 Caribou - Hendrix With Ko
09 Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
08 Wrens, The - She Sends Kisses
07 TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun
06 Dizzee Rascal feat. Jeanine Jacques - I Luv U
05 Postal Service, The - Such Great Heights
04 White Stripes, The - Seven Nation Army
03 Outkast - Hey Ya!
02 Beyonce - Crazy In Love
01 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

If Ignition (Remix) came out in 2003, it'd take third place. But it came out in 2002.

~2003 Albums
10 Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
09 New Pornographers, The - Electric Version
08 National, The - Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers
07 Menomena - I Am The Fun Blame Monster
06 Animal Collective - Here Comes The Indian
05 Fiery Furances, The - Gallowsbird Bark
04 Postal Service, The - Give Up
03 TV On The Radio - Young Liars
02 Wrens, The - The Meadowlands
01 Caribou - Up In Flames

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Songs

1. The Wrens - She Sends Kisses
2. TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
3. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
4. The Wrens - 13 Months in 6 Minutes
5. Songs : Ohia - Farewell Transmission
6. OutKast - Hey Ya!
7. Broadcast - Ominous Cloud
8. Belle and Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher
9. 50 Cent - In da Club
10. Ulrich Schnauss - Clear Day
11. Lightning Bolt - Two Towers
12. Iron Maiden - Paschendale
13. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
14. Robert Wyatt - Insensatez
15. Caribou - Bijoux
16. Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon
17. Strokes - Reptilia
18. Blur - Ambulance
19. Fout Tet - As Serious As Your Life
20. Cat Power - Free
21. Ulrich Schnauss - On My Own
22. British Sea Power - Remember Me
23. Super Furry Animals - Slow Life
24. Menomena - The Late Great Libido
25. Lightning Bolt - Dracula Mountain
26. Broadcast - Lunch Hour Pops
27. Robert Wyatt - Old Europe
28. M83 - Run into Flowers
29. Four Tet - She Moves She
30. Fiery Furnances - Asthma Attack

Strange year for songs for me; not a lot of all timers, but some really cool songs throughout that are likely to grow on me.

@nj I thought my votse for Strangely Isolated Place and Cuckooland would be enough to appease you.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

indie avalanche

Henrik I love your # 1 and was surprised that it (Sufjan Stevens) wasn't included in that many lists.

Jackson I didn't know you liked Iron Maiden (I have no idea how they sounded in 2003, probably the same as in 1982 though)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

nicolas

Jackson I didn't know you liked Iron Maiden (I have no idea how they sounded in 2003, probably the same as in 1982 though)


Iron Maiden was one of my favorite bands back when I was in my metal/hard rock phase. Many of their songs still sound good to me, and "Paschendale" is a nice epic that, in fact, does sound just like their better 80s material.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Jackson

@nj I thought my votse for Strangely Isolated Place and Cuckooland would be enough to appease you.


hey, sure they are, i'm talking more like ze future path... plus: you deserve a platinum triple star for "votse"...

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

There are a lot of early albums by bands I love that I haven't heard being voted for this year. I hope a few of 'em qualify so I have extra incentive to listen to them.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Alex D
Can I submit my list sometime on Thursday? If I don't have it then I won't have it for a while, so skip me if Thursday passes with no word.

I have the results ready to release but if you submit your list soon I will count it. The gabs between #10 and #11 are quite big so I doubt your vote will affect to finalists.
I counted points to Ignition (Remix) and it's going to make to final although it may be a 2002 song.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

OK here are the results.

Albums
1 . The White Stripes - Elephant - 940
2 . The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow - 574
3 . Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - 569
4 . Outkast - Speakerboxxx/Love Below - 496
5 . The Wrens - Meadowlands - 351
6 . The Postal Service - Give up - 320
7 . The Strokes - Room on Fire - 281
8 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell - 266
9 . Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress - 263
10 . Sufjan Stevens - Michigan - 248

11 . Blur - Think Tank - 222
12 . Cat Power - You Are Free - 196
13 . Fountains Of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers - 192
14 . Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism - 186
15 . Manitoba | Up In Flames - 183
16 . Jay-Z - The Black Album - 183
17 . Robert Wyatt – Cuckooland - 178
18 . Super Furry Animals- Phantom Power - 163
19 . Four Tet - Rounds - 135
20 . Rapture, The - Echoes - 129
21 . The New Pornographers - Electric Version - 125
22 . The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone - 118
23 . Muse - Absolution - 118
24 . Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner - 116
25 . My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves - 107

Songs
1 . OutKast – Hey Ya! - 799
2 . The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army - 462
3 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps - 440
4 . The Postal Service - Such Great Heights - 352
5 . Jay-Z - 99 Problems - 279
6 . TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun - 272
7 . Radiohead - There There. (The Boney King of Nowhere.) - 213
8 . R Kelly- Ignition (Remix) - 171
9 . Beyoncé – Crazy in Love - 170
10 . Blur - Out of Time - 163

11 . The Strokes - Reptilia - 128
12 . Kanye West - Through The Wire - 126
13 . Shins – Saint Simon - 119
14 . !!! - Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story) - 111
15 . The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button - 104
16 . The Strokes - 12:51 - 93
17 . Twista Feat. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz - 93
18 . The Knife - Pass This on - 92
19 . Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom - 92
20 . Elliott Smith - Pretty (Ugly Before) - 91
21 . Fountains of Wayne - Valley Winter Song - 90
22 . 50 Cent - In Da Club - 87
23 . The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP - 80
24 . Junior Seniors - Move Your Feet # (2002 song) - 81
25 . Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin - 70

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Petri, my vote wouldn't have changed the results at all, so you can keep these as the final results.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Petri

24 . Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner - 116


32nd of the decade in AM, 24th of its year in the forum poll... Forum, I am disappoint !

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

I tried Dizzee Rascal, but I just cannot do the British rap thing. It sounds ridiculous to me.

If Through The Wire and Slow Jamz aren't going to make it, I'm guessing only Jesus Walks from The College Dropout will qualify, which is a shame because that album is quickly becoming one of my favorites from the past decade and is loaded with strong singles.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Petri
OK here are the results.

Albums
1 . The White Stripes - Elephant - 940
2 . The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow - 574
3 . Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - 569
4 . Outkast - Speakerboxxx/Love Below - 496
5 . The Wrens - Meadowlands - 351
6 . The Postal Service - Give up - 320
7 . The Strokes - Room on Fire - 281
8 . Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell - 266
9 . Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress - 263
10 . Sufjan Stevens - Michigan - 248


Can't really complain about this. Lots of my favorites are not acclaimed, and this seems pretty good.

8 . R Kelly- Ignition (Remix) - 171
9 . Beyoncé – Crazy in Love - 170


This is where it goes pear-shaped. The acclaim for "Ignition" baffles me - it just seems like another shitty rap song from the 00s. And Beyonce is the spawn of Satan. That these 2 songs defile the top 10 while "Reptilia" and "Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard" miss out is a real shame.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Moonbeam

Beyonce is the spawn of Satan.


Nah. With this song, she's more like the spawn of Aphrodite after a steamy affair with Kratos, out-sexing and out-powering every other song released that year.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

I prefer albums 11-20 to albums 1-10. Plus only 3 of my top 30 songs made it, and HaHa Sound didn't make top 25. By far the worst results of any year so far. People still listen to Ignition?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Evan
I tried Dizzee Rascal, but I just cannot do the British rap thing. It sounds ridiculous to me.


embrace my lulwot of the week.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

indie invasion (The Shins at #2 !!! that album sounds unfinished tome, unachieved, not bad though)
Plus "ignition".... oh those youngsters of nowadays..
The reference here is the AM top 3000, and in the 200's there is this profusion of indie material (that fascinates the critics for some reason).
So the more we are the more the final list will look like the AM list. Laws of math.
That's why I always prefer to have a look at individual lists, at the personal choices of evey one of us, even if they finally get drowned in the final list. The final list doesn't realy matter.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

I agree about the Shins. It's not a horrible album it's just meh! asi-asi. Not worthy of being all the way at #2. I guess the majority here agreed with the critics. I'm sure the rest of the decade lists wont look so disappointing. I think Funeral is overrated but it's still better than the majority of what was in the top 25 for 03.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Dan M
Moonbeam

Beyonce is the spawn of Satan.


Nah. With this song, she's more like the spawn of Aphrodite after a steamy affair with Kratos, out-sexing and out-powering every other song released that year.


I guess... if you find this sexy.

It just about sums up Beyonce's contributions to music and her sex appeal.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

OMG Moonbeam !! Amis de la poésie bonjour

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Petri

8 . R Kelly- Ignition (Remix) - 171
9 . Beyoncé – Crazy in Love - 170
10 . Blur - Out of Time - 163

11 . The Strokes - Reptilia - 128

The one year I don't vote....
The bottom ten is making it self cleaer by the month.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

nj
Evan
I tried Dizzee Rascal, but I just cannot do the British rap thing. It sounds ridiculous to me.


embrace my lulwot of the week.


hip hop then? spoken word? or did I download the wrong album?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

I still haven't voted in any month of this 00's polls, but I'm now really pissed off to see that if I had voted for Think Tank it would have gone to the finals. That would have made for 5 of the 7 Blur albums achieving the finals in the decade polls, only leaving Leisure and the ridiculous The Great Escape out. But now we won't have Think Tank also.

At least Out of Time advanced, joining to their other 6 tracks that went the '90s final!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Evan
nj
Evan
I tried Dizzee Rascal, but I just cannot do the British rap thing. It sounds ridiculous to me.


embrace my lulwot of the week.


hip hop then? spoken word? or did I download the wrong album?


c: the wrong album. not a big fan here of subdividing every little expiration of the blues into tinier and tinier categories, but "british rap thing" was funny.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Moonbeam
Dan M
Moonbeam

Beyonce is the spawn of Satan.


Nah. With this song, she's more like the spawn of Aphrodite after a steamy affair with Kratos, out-sexing and out-powering every other song released that year.


I guess... if you find this sexy.

It just about sums up Beyonce's contributions to music and her sex appeal.


WTF?!

Was it really necessary to resort to something so cheap and distasteful?

When the poll results are announced at the end of every month, there are always a few people criticizing songs or albums that made it through to the next round. And of course that is absolutely fine – we are all entitled to our opinions. But those songs and albums made it through because there were enough people supporting them, and if they get criticized their supporters might come up for them.

Crazy in Love was my favourite song of 2003 and it obviously had other supporters as well. You then call Beyonce the spawn of Satan (which was kinda funny) so I tried to respond to that in a diplomatic way by saying that I find the song sexy and powerful. But then you respond by basically saying that someone can only find that song sexy if they think a couple of dogs going at it and vomiting afterwards are sexy. Call me sensitive, but I think that’s more than just a little offensive.

You are already all over the Thanks, We Get It top 30, but it looks like your hatred for Beyonce will make the top 5 in no time.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2003

Dan M
Moonbeam
Dan M
Moonbeam

Beyonce is the spawn of Satan.


Nah. With this song, she's more like the spawn of Aphrodite after a steamy affair with Kratos, out-sexing and out-powering every other song released that year.


I guess... if you find this sexy.

It just about sums up Beyonce's contributions to music and her sex appeal.


WTF?!

Was it really necessary to resort to something so cheap and distasteful?

When the poll results are announced at the end of every month, there are always a few people criticizing songs or albums that made it through to the next round. And of course that is absolutely fine – we are all entitled to our opinions. But those songs and albums made it through because there were enough people supporting them, and if they get criticized their supporters might come up for them.

Crazy in Love was my favourite song of 2003 and it obviously had other supporters as well. You then call Beyonce the spawn of Satan (which was kinda funny) so I tried to respond to that in a diplomatic way by saying that I find the song sexy and powerful. But then you respond by basically saying that someone can only find that song sexy if they think a couple of dogs going at it and vomiting afterwards are sexy. Call me sensitive, but I think that’s more than just a little offensive.

You are already all over the Thanks, We Get It top 30, but it looks like your hatred for Beyonce will make the top 5 in no time.


My apologies for offending you (and anybody else), then. I crossed a line there.

You're right, though. My level of disdain for The Beatles is magnified by a factor of about 100 when it comes to Beyonce. She makes me want to throw things at the TV when I see her.