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Best Music of 2002: Michael Stone

Music for Rootless Cosmopolitans, 2002 Listener discretion? You decide. Ten sound-worthy 2002 releases in alphabetical order, plus a bonus, five choice compilations and reissues. Banda Ionica, Matri

Best Music of 2002: Jeremy Schneyer

1. Knievel - Name Rings a Bell that Drowns Out Your Voice (In Music We Trust)The most sublime, beautiful, subtle (not to mention best) album

Best Music of 2002: Patrick Schabe

Before I begin, I’d just like to put out a little qualifying statement. Every year, the same question gets asked in the entertainment writers

Best Music of 2002: Terry Sawyer

Princess Superstar, Is (Rapster)It’s absolutely criminal that Princess Superstar hasn’t completely conquered the globe with her peerless mic majesty. No matter what

Best Music of 2002: Devon Powers

1. Gary Wilson—You Think You Really Know Me (Motel)You Think You Really Know Me is like a piece of dirty gossip: it’s in

Best Music of 2002: Ryan Potts

1. Liars, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top (Mute/Blast First)Yeah, so this record was technically released last

Best Music of 2002: Mark Anthony Neal

Gettin’ Grown, A New-Black Mix-Tape and the Loveland Sessions: 2002 Year-End Review Cee-Lo: Sermon from the Church of NewBlacknessImagine a hybrid of Rev. Al Green, Bobby

“Words Won’t Bring Us Down”: Best Music Videos of 2002

Music videos are an ever-evolving means of self-representation and social commentary. They're here and gone so quickly, it's sometimes difficult to keep track, especially of the ones that MTV doesn't deign to rotate ad nauseam. Still, exceptional vids keep coming.

Best Music of 2002: David Medsker

2002, the Year That Aimee Mann Killed Me 1. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head (Capitol)They said they were out of gas. There was

Best Music of 2002: Jason MacNeil

1. Kathleen Edwards - Failer (Potty Mouth/Universal) Although it’s not due out until mid-January stateside on Rounder, this album has been out for many

Best Music of 2002: Seth Limmer

There’s a fine line between awful and disappointing. It was disappointing when The Who kept on going despite Keith Moon’s death; it’s

Best Music of 2002: Ari Levenfeld

1. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)The story of this release is almost as good as the album itself. Wilco recorded this prize over a year

Best Music of 2002: Brendan Kredell

1. Koop - Waltz for Koop (Jazzanova/Compost)Top honors this year for me go to the Swedish duo Koop, who masterfully made a jazz record

Best Music of 2002: Robert Jamieson

Unaccustomed to arbitrarily placing a numerical order to a list of music I like (if you like both apples and oranges, why compare them to

Best Music of 2002: Steven Hyden

Following is my list of top 10 favorite albums for 2002. I say favorite instead of best because I didn’t listen to every album released this

Best Music of 2002: Andy Hermann

My goodness what a lot of great music came out in 2002. Even despite a few big disappointments (unlike a lot of people, new releases by

Best Music of 2002: Dave Heaton

Every year I’m flooded with music I love; here’s my best attempt to capture some of that in a list. 1. Tom Waits, Blood

Best Music of 2002: James Beaudreau

Putting together a “Best Of” list for 2002 proved a far more difficult task than it has in previous years. Sure, it always requires a bit

Best Music of 2002: Gary Glauber

2002: A Very Musical Year Assembling this year-end list was tougher than usual since there were so many varied and distinguished releases. First off, the criterion

Best Music of 2002: Andrew Gilstrap

1. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head (Capitol)On 2000’s Parachutes, Coldplay got by on considerable youth, charm, and a knack for sweeping hooks

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