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Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 16, 2003, 08:42:43 PM
5.0  A perfect circle -13 step.............
4.0  young -greendale
3.0  stripes -elephant
2.0  radiohead -HttT
1.0  PJ -riot act.........................
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: European Son on November 16, 2003, 10:23:22 PM
Riot Act was 2002 I think

1. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
2. The Strokes - Room on Fire
3. Blur - Think Tank
4. Outkast - Speakerboxx/The Love Below
5. White Stripes - Elephant
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: modage on November 16, 2003, 10:27:31 PM
the strokes- room on fire
the white stripes- elephant
ryan adams- rock n roll
fountains of wayne- welcome interstate managers
zwan- mary star of the sea
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Pedro on November 16, 2003, 11:08:59 PM
radiohead - hail to the theif
outkast - speakerboxxx/the love below
white stripes - elephant/ cursive - the ugly organ (AH! dont know)
mars volta - deloused in the comatorium
mogwai - happy songs for happy people

that's what i say
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: mister mister on November 17, 2003, 02:24:18 AM
1. White Stripes - Elephant
2. The Strokes - Room on Fire
3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
5. Lou Reed - NYC Man
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Ghostboy on November 17, 2003, 02:39:28 AM
Oh man. This makes me realize how little new music I've bought this year.

1. Speakerboxx/The Love Below
2. Dear Catastrophe Waitress
3. Hail To The Thief

What's sad is that if I had bought all the music I've been meaning to buy, those second two, while excellent, might not even make it on the list.  I'm just certain that there are other albums, yet unlistened to by me, that would take precedence over anything else I've bought this year, so I can't with in good heart complete a list of five.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: mister mister on November 17, 2003, 03:38:13 AM
I totally agree with you - There's heaps of other albums I would have liked to have bought - but lack of money and pure laziness has stopped that I guess.

Also, I've bought heaps of other cds that weren't released this year - ones that I've sort of caught up on.

Damn, I want a $50, 000 gift voucher to a record store!
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Pubrick on November 17, 2003, 04:49:53 AM
yeah well that's why u gotta steal them (ie. use the interweb)..

1. Hail to the Thief
2. MF DOOM is Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
3. Ween - Quebec
4. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
5. room on fire

honorable mentions
massive attack - 100th Window
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
nick cave - nocturama
tricky - vulnerable.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: phil marlowe on November 17, 2003, 07:08:14 AM
1) massive attack - 100th window
2) poison the well - you come before you
3) gangstarr - the ownerz
4) everytime i die - hot damn
5) outkast - speakerboxxx/the love below
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mars volta - deloused in the comatorium
as i lay dying - frail words collapse
ludacris - chicken & beer
the blood brothers - burn piano island, burn
a perfect circle - 13 steps
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Sigur Rós on November 17, 2003, 09:19:17 AM
mars volta - deloused in the comatorium
Botnledja - Iceland National Park
mínus - Halldór Laxness
Mogwai - Happy songs for happy people
Ween - Quebec
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: classical gas on November 17, 2003, 03:39:40 PM
I really haven't bought many albums this year.  But from what I have got:

White Stripes 'Elephant'
The Strokes 'Room on Fire'
Beck 'Sea Changes' (did that come out this year??)

and I really like what I've heard of the new Radiohead and Outkast; so yeah, pretty typical choices across the board for me.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: SoNowThen on November 17, 2003, 03:45:08 PM
Hail To The Thief - Radiohead
Love Is Hell - Ryan Adams
Take Them On, On Your Own - BRMC
Youth And Young Manhood - Kings Of Leon
Room On Fire - Strokes
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2003, 04:44:56 PM
did aimee mann's lost in space come out this year too?...
eek
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: modage on November 17, 2003, 04:47:29 PM
Quote from: classical gas

Beck 'Sea Changes' (did that come out this year??)

beck was last year. sept.
Quote from: Pedro el Fascolomis
did aimee mann's lost in space come out this year too?...
eek

no, august 2002.
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Youth And Young Manhood - Kings Of Leon

is this any good? i saw them twice when they opened for the strokes. thought they were okay.  i really liked "california waiting" so i came home and downloaded that which has been spun a bunch of times, but other than that it didnt really grab me too much.  change my mind.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2003, 05:07:01 PM
wow...2002 and 2003's music has seemed to have blended together....weeeeeeeird
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: SoNowThen on November 17, 2003, 06:04:02 PM
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Youth And Young Manhood - Kings Of Leon

is this any good? i saw them twice when they opened for the strokes. thought they were okay.  i really liked "california waiting" so i came home and downloaded that which has been spun a bunch of times, but other than that it didnt really grab me too much.  change my mind.


I really like it. Then again, if it sounds nice and retro, and the songs are hummable, I'm pretty much a fan. I just really like the sound and the mix. It's by Ethan Johns, the same guy who did Gold for Ryan Adams. I think the album is pretty cheap, it's definitely worth a buy for a rock fan. Imagine the rock-ey stuff of early Bowie and Velvet Underground mixed with a heap of Rolling Stones...
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: godardian on November 17, 2003, 06:57:01 PM
1. Passionoia - Black Box Recorder

2. Das Capital: The Songwriting Genius of Luke Haines and the Auteurs

3. Singles - Suede

4. So Much for the City - The Thrills

5. Chain Gang of Love - The Raveonettes
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Pubrick on November 17, 2003, 10:43:17 PM
Quote from: godardian
1. Passionoia - Black Box Recorder

2. Das Capital: The Songwriting Genius of Luke Haines and the Auteurs

3. Singles - Suede

4. So Much for the City - The Thrills

5. Chain Gang of Love - The Raveonettes

COOL,

DIVERSITY.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: godardian on November 17, 2003, 10:47:20 PM
Quote from: P
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1. Passionoia - Black Box Recorder

2. Das Capital: The Songwriting Genius of Luke Haines and the Auteurs

3. Singles - Suede

4. So Much for the City - The Thrills

5. Chain Gang of Love - The Raveonettes

COOL,

DIVERSITY.


Not really. Those are just my favorite five albums of the year so far. I guess I could come up with plenty of ways each entry on the list is markedly different from the next, though.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: SHAFTR on November 17, 2003, 10:54:45 PM
although limited...

1.)  Hail to the THief - Radiohead
2.)  Room on Fire - The Strokes
3.)  Elephant - The White Stripes


only other albums I have bought that are 2003 releases are Andrew WK's The Wolf, Zwan's Mary Star of the Sea and Pete Yorn's Day I Forgot.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: classical gas on November 18, 2003, 05:38:23 AM
How's Zwan?  never did hear much from them?  But I did love the Pumpkins..

...that is billy corgan's band, right??
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: modage on November 18, 2003, 10:41:33 AM
Quote from: classical gas
How's Zwan?  never did hear much from them?  But I did love the Pumpkins..

...that is billy corgan's band, right??


was, they broke up.  its worth a listen.  its kind of like if the smashing pumpkins made a concept album about being happy in the 70s.  i like "el sol" and "come with me" the best.  give it a download.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on November 18, 2003, 11:43:08 AM
Mary Star of the Sea - Zwan
Counterfeit 2 - Martin Gore
Paper Monsters - Dave Gahan
Make Up The Breakdown - Hot Hot Heat
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: russiasusha on November 19, 2003, 08:20:09 PM
1)  The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium

2)  The White Stripes - Elephant

3)  Radiohead - Hail to the Theif

4)  The Shins - Shoots Too Narrow

Honorable mention even though it came out last year:

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots --  I didn't get this little guy till January.  I have listened to it all year and it is probably my favorite album of all time.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: cron on December 21, 2003, 03:14:09 AM
The Mars Volta/ De-loused in the Comatorium
British Sea Power / The Decline of...
Mew / Frengers
UNKLE / Never, Never, Land
ARE WEAPONS/ S.T.

there you go.  there you have my friggin'  picks... you can also have a piece of my heart, cuz i died a little inside.  :cry:
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: mogwai on December 21, 2003, 03:30:04 AM
yeah yeah yeahs - fever to tell
mogwai - happy songs for happy people
the white stripes - elephant
goldfrapp - black cherry
jay-z - the black album
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Sigur Rós on December 21, 2003, 05:19:06 AM
Quote from: chuckhimselfo

Mew / Frengers


Great, I agree.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Ghostboy on December 22, 2003, 08:53:20 PM
My revised list:

1. Speakerboxx/The Love Below -- Outkast
2. Out Of Season -- Beth Gibbons and Rustin Mann
3. Radiohead -- Hail To The Thief
4. Kelis -- Tasty
5. The Beginning Stages Of -- The Polyphonic Spree (I forgot this came out this year)
6. Dear Catastrophe Waitress -- Belle And Sebastien


Runners up: Nick Cave's Nocturama and British Sea Power's The Decline Of British Sea Power
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Gamblour. on December 22, 2003, 09:21:00 PM
311 - Evolver
Dream Theater - Train of Thought
Incubus - A Crow Left of the Murder (not out yet, but it will be great)
Metallica - St. Anger
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: cron on December 23, 2003, 11:49:50 AM
Quote from: Ghostboy
5. The Beginning Stages Of -- The Polyphonic Spree (I forgot this came out this year)


did it?  i thought it was from last year.  then add it to mine. because  25 mf's can't be wrong
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Ghostboy on December 23, 2003, 06:56:09 PM
The only reason I know is because I finally bought the actual CD (as opposed to the downloaded tracks I've been listening to) and it said 2003 on the case. But I've been listening to their music for...over two years now, I think.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: cron on December 25, 2003, 09:31:17 AM
i got Absolution by Muse  the day before yesterday.  good stuff, good stuff.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: rustinglass on December 25, 2003, 09:47:24 AM
Pearl Jam-Riot Act
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man-Out of Season
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever to Tell
Run to Ruin-Nina Nastasia
Carla Bruni-Quelq'un m'a Dit
White Stripes-Elephant
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Sigur Rós on December 25, 2003, 11:39:54 AM
Quote from: rustinglass
Pearl Jam-Riot Act
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man-Out of Season


Both from 2002
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Rudie Obias on December 25, 2003, 12:31:30 PM
the strokes - room on fire
slow reader - slow reader
the blood brothers - burn, piano island, burn
white stripes - elephant
cat power - you are free

honorable mention:
postal service - give up
peaches - fatherfucker
belle & sebastian - dear catastrophe waitress
radiohead - hail to the thief
some of my best friends are djs - kid koala

actually, all of these are not in any particular order.  these were just the albums i listen to the most in 2003.  i'm sure i'm missing some but oh well, whatever!
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: cron on December 25, 2003, 04:12:34 PM
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postal service - give up


fantastic.

but what about the GREAT albums of the year? what about St. Anger, American Life and um,  "Results May Vary"  ?  


this year is now being labeled as the year in which nü-metal died.  :P
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: rustinglass on December 25, 2003, 04:46:36 PM
Quote from: Sigur Rós
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Pearl Jam-Riot Act
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man-Out of Season


Both from 2002


shit!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever to Tell
Run to Ruin-Nina Nastasia
Carla Bruni-Quelq'un m'a Dit
White Stripes-Elephant
Tribalistas-Tribalistas
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Ghostboy on December 25, 2003, 10:33:41 PM
Out Of Season didn't get released until this year in the states, so you can count it if you want.

I can't quite figure out why I never picked up Elephant. It's topping most lists, and I liked the singles and their last album. Curious. Maybe I'll pick it up tomorrow.
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Post by: mogwai on December 26, 2003, 03:52:03 AM
i completely forgot this one:

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Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: GoneSavage on December 26, 2003, 09:44:04 AM
As with every year, it's very tough to narrow down to five, I'm not sure who ever came up with that number.
In no order:
Spiritualized ~ Amazing Grace
The Kills ~ Keep On Your Mean Side
Constantines ~ Shine A Light
Desert Sessions Vol. 9&10
Verbena ~ La Musica Negra
Title: Yep
Post by: Myxo on December 26, 2003, 07:04:42 PM
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Four Tet - Rounds
OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Blur - Think Tank
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season
Idlewild - The Remote Part
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Pig Lib
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Massive Attack - 100th Window

Honorable Mention: Jet - Get Born (One song alone made me buy the album)
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: The Idiot on December 27, 2003, 01:00:44 PM
1. A Perfect Circle- The Thirteenth Step
2. Radiohead- Hail to the Thief
3. Explosions in the Sky- The Earth Is Not A Dead Cold Place
4. The Mars Volta- De-Loused in the Comatorium
5. Cursive- The Ugly Organ
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: classical gas on December 28, 2003, 01:46:40 AM
Quote from: Ghostboy

I can't quite figure out why I never picked up Elephant. It's topping most lists, and I liked the singles and their last album. Curious. Maybe I'll pick it up tomorrow.


You should.  It's amazing.  It's definitely my favorite of this year, although i haven't explored a lot of what is out there in 2003, but for what's readily available to me, it's the best.

It far exceeds their last album.
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Post by: cron on December 28, 2003, 06:25:18 AM
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You should. It's amazing. It's definitely my favorite of this year, although i haven't explored a lot of what is out there in 2003, but for what's readily available to me, it's the best.


that's a very Jack White attitude. nothing wrong in that.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: The Idiot on December 28, 2003, 10:27:29 PM
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You should. It's amazing. It's definitely my favorite of this year, although i haven't explored a lot of what is out there in 2003, but for what's readily available to me, it's the best.


Elephant is a pretty good album, but I say it doesn't top their debut or De Stijl.
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Pas on December 29, 2003, 08:14:04 AM
I don't think I bought a single 2003 album actually
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Sanjuro on December 30, 2003, 10:17:36 AM
SOME DEVIL
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: Film Student on December 31, 2003, 11:23:43 AM
1. Jeff Buckley- Live at Sin-e Box Set
2. Cat Power- You are Free
3. Radiohead- Hail to the Thief
4. Death Cab for Cutie- Transatlanticism
5. The White Stripes-  Elephant
6. Outkast- Speakerboxx/The Love Below
7. The Postal Service- Give Up
8. The Strokes- Room on Fire
9. Bright Eyes- Lifted
10. The Rapture
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: E-Snizz on December 31, 2003, 07:53:36 PM
1) Elephant
2) Room on Fire
3) Out of the Vein
4) Blink's self-titled
5) Think Tank
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 01, 2004, 05:16:41 AM
5.
4.
3.
2. 50 Cent (get rich or die tryin)
1. OutKast (speaker boxxx)


I dunno only those two come to mind...
and for all you out there that know im a kid rock fan...
his newest albums blows..  :(
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Post by: SheffieldSean on January 06, 2004, 11:07:11 AM
1. Richard Hawley - Lowedges
2. John Cale - Hobosapiens
3. Misty Dixon - Iced To Mode
4. Martin L.Gore - Counterfeit2
5. Hammell on Trial - Tough Love
6. Blur - Think Tank
7. Johnny Cash - American IV The Man Comes Around
8. Dave Gahan - Paper Monsters

and a couple of reissues 9. Sanford Clark - The Fool and 10. Robert Mitchum - Calypso Is Like So...
Title: ..Your top five albums of the Year..(2003)..so far
Post by: smash on January 06, 2004, 04:54:49 PM
5. Manitoba - "Up In Flames"
4. Lightning Bolt - "Wonderful Rainbow"
3. The Rapture - "Echoes"
2. Mogwai - "Happy Songs For Happy People"
1. The Blood Brothers - "Burn Piano Island, Burn"