Top Ten Albums of 2003

  1. The White Stripes- Elephant
  2. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever to Tell
  3. The Strokes- Room on Fire
  4. Outkast- Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  5. The Shins- Chutes Too Narrow
  6. The Fiery Furnaces- Gallowsbird's Bark
  7. Radiohead- Hail to the Thief
  8. The Rapture- Echoes
  9. The Decemberists- Her Majesty... the Decemberists
  10. Belle and Sebastien- Dear Catastrophe Waitress

What about Sufjan and The Unicorns? Those two feature pretty well on my favorites of the past few years.

i tried to keep it to ten. I didn't even have room for The Rapture, one of my fave albums of last year. 2003 was the year of really great music!

Fever to Tell is pretty high there. I think I'm the only person who found that disc a bit disappointing, especially after the band's killer EP debut.

Listening to the revved, trashy, ecstastic glory of Miles Away, one of the best singles of the decade so far, everything on the pretty good Fever to Tell seems like a massive letdown.

But maybe I'm just cranky...

Cool list! My list would have many albums in common with yours. Besides the Yeahs, probably Radiohead and Strokes would have to drop to make room for Bruce Cockburn and Over the Rhine, but still, our lists would be very similar...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs