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comment by astrotomato Nov 19, 2003Album of the year
Outkast - speakerboxxx/the love below
Runner up album
Spiritualized - amazing grace
Single of the year
Outkast - hey ya
Runner up single
Beyonce - can't remember what it was called, but whichever one annoyed Row (nothing personal, Row!), with the trumpet-based chorus
comment by \•/ doctorvee Nov 19, 2003I want to add that this year's big disappointment is Blur's 'Think Tank'. I don't really understand all the praise it gets, because it really is rubbish, especially when compared with '13'.
comment by llamarama Nov 20, 2003Beyonce single is called 'Crazy in Love'.
comment by AsomAtous Nov 20, 2003Some of mine:
Four Tet - Rounds
Rip Off Artist - Pet Sounds
Clue To Kalo - Come here When You Sleepwalk
Tes - Tes
Radiohead - Hail To The Theif
You are right about Mathew Herbert too, he is a genius. Thats how electronic music should be played, the die hard 'must have instruments to be music' brigade may gain more respect for the scene then!
comment by Paul Clarke Nov 20, 2003One that seems to have slipped under everyone's radar is King Britt's 'Adventures In Lo-Fi'......
comment by imsogreen ( in search of music related quotes ) Nov 21, 2003songs:
psapp - infra red
nelly - hot in herre
kaada - no you don't
biffy clyro - bodies in flight
comment by Francesca Gavin Nov 21, 2003Has to be TY - Upwards (Big Dada)
The birthday present of the year.
comment by thesmith Nov 21, 2003Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Outkast - SpeakerBoxxx / The Love Below (although I havn't listened to it enough yet)
but in at number 1:
The Black Eyes - The Black Eyes
comment by releaseroger Nov 21, 2003Said to myself that I wouldn't be drawn to this thread but I just can't resist a list!
Personal faves of the RR household for the year have been.....
Kraftwerk: Tour De France - Still trying to find something great about it but it's an album of the year simply because they bothered to release one. Hopefully there's more to come but I'm not holding my breath!
A Perfect Circle: Thirteenth Step - Maynard James Keenan's offshoot band from his regular gig with Tool. Liked it lots on first listen. Still in the player so must be good.
Dream Theater: Train Of Thought - I love this band and any new product is welcome. Dazzling musicianship and top production. Nice long, well thought out songs to boot as well. Brilliant.
Led Zeppelin: How The West Was Won - Genius. Nuff said.
Frank Zappa: Halloween (DVD-A) - Frank on top form with a crack band coupled with some biting sarcasm and top tunes. Great gig from 1978.
Radiohead: Hail To The Thief - Even for a person such as myself that cannot stand the hype surrounding this band I gotta admit this album stands out as one of the best releases of the year. Still determined, however, not to turn into a fanatic of the band!!
LFO: Sheath - What can you say? It's just marvellous. Top techno.
Pearl Jam: Lost Dogs - Finally! At last all of those wonderful B-sides released on one double album. How some of these managed to be left of the albums in favour of weaker album tracks is beyond me!
Primal Scream: Dirty Hits - OK, I know its a compilation but this compilation kicks the arse of a lot of new albums this year. I'm putting it in coz I can't put in 'Evil Heat' as that was released last year but I still wanted to mention it!
Well, that'll do for now!
Another day, another list <sigh>
comment by Woobiewoo Nov 21, 2003The Outkast album arrived!!! Hoorah for the postie!
It is brilliant! Impressed during the first listen.
comment by astrotomato Nov 21, 2003A2044522
comment by Matt Walton Nov 21, 2003Hello again, sorry to interupt, but...
After much consultation with all of our writers, all of you and a few other odd bods and sods, we've got a "long-list". There's a few that I already think will definitely make the top ten due to the cross-the-board support they seem to have recieved but I 'd be interested in your thoughts to whittle this lot down to the final list:
The White Stripes
Kings Of Leon
The Sleepy Jackson
Super Furry Animals
There's 30 here we're whittling down to a top 10 and 10 runners up so...
Can you all pick 3-5 that you really think should be on our list?
If you really thing something has been missed (I'm not perfect) , feel free to shout.
Thanks again for your input,
comment by TJ Sennet Nov 21, 2003Singles wise, 'Laura' by scissor sisters is a fantastic pop song! Deserved to make the top 40 at least, but then again like all the best releases it did'nt!
comment by jumpmasterj Nov 22, 2003Difficult one this year, so many others just sitting outside my top ten, hear goes though..........
Bonnie Prince Billy - Master and Everyone
Four Tet - Rounds
Cody Chesnutt - HeadPhone Masterpiece
Buck 65 - Talkin Honky Blues
Elbow - Cast of thousands
My Morning Jacket - it still moves
broken social scene- You forgot it in people
Fruit bats - Mouthfulls
comment by jumpmasterj Nov 22, 2003From your list i think.......
Super furry animals
should check out National forest though.
comment by bravenewmark Nov 24, 2003Out of that list, definitely The Kills
A remarkable uncompromising offering
And I'd add support for Grandaddy too
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