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PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2003

PopMatters Music Critics

That favorite rite of passage for all music critics is here again . . . the annual top 10 lists, or in this case top 50. As in years past, we have top 10s from the whole crew of regular PopMatters music writers, but this year we're adding a twist. What you have before you is our mammoth list of the 50 best records of the year as voted on by our entire music staff.


OutKast


The Shins


Dizzee Rascal


The White Stripes

That favorite rite of passage for all music critics is here again . . . the annual top 10 lists, or in this case top 50. As in years past, we have top 10s from the whole crew of regular PopMatters music writers, but this year we're adding a twist. What you have before you is our mammoth list of the 50 best records of the year as voted on by our entire music staff. Every day we'll also publish another 3-5 of the individual lists from our writers in a special section on the front page of the site right above where columns normally are. So, with no further ado, onto the picks . . .

:. Start here to read about all 50 albums.

TOP 50 ALBUMS

50 - 46 > 45 - 41 >
40 - 36 > 35 - 31 >
30 - 26 > 25 - 11 >
20 - 16 > 15 - 11 >
10 - 6 > 5 - 1 >

CRITICS' LISTS

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#1: Led Zeppelin
Simon Warner
#1: Blur
st2003-thompson.shtml">Jason Thompson ompson
#1: Tom Heinl
Patrick Schabe
#1: Fountains of Wayne
st2003-sawyer.shtml">Terry Sawyer er
#1: Buck 65
Devon Powers
#1: The Decemberists
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#1: The Blood Brothers
Mitch Pugh
#1: Fruit Bats
st2003-neal.shtml">Mark Anthony Neal Neal
Anthony Hamilton and more
David Medsker
#1: The White Stripes
st2003-macneil.shtml">Jason MacNeil Neil
#1: The National
Seth Limmer
#1: Fountains of Wayne
st2003-korenkiewicz.shtml">Jason Korenkiewicz n Korenkiewicz
#1: The New Pornographers
Christine Klunk
#1: Brand New
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#1: The White Stripes
Kevin Jagernauth
#1: The Strokes
st2003-horning.shtml">Rob Horning ng
#1: Deerhoof
Marc Hogan
#1: The Lucksmiths
st2003-hill.shtml">Marc L. Hill
#1: R. Kelly
Andy Hermann
#1: Tiga
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#1: Yo La Tengo
Will Harris
#1: Fountains of Wayne
st2003-haag.shtml">Stephen Haag
#1: The White Stripes
Gary Glauber
#1: Bleu
st2003-gilstrap.shtml">Andrew Gilstrap ilstrap
#1: My Morning Jacket
Jon Garrett
#1: The Strokes
st2003-fuchs.shtml">Cynthia Fuchs hs
Missy Elliot and more.
Gypsy Flores
#1: I Muvrini
st2003-desrosiers.shtml">Mark Desrosiers esrosiers
#1: The Midnight Evils
Justin Cober-Lake
#1: Elbow
st2003-ciolfi.shtml">Sal Ciolfi
#1: Broken Social Scene
Matt Cibula
#1: El Gran Silencio
st2003-christopher.shtml">Michael Christopher el Christopher
#1: The White Stripes
Anthony C. Bleach
Basement Jaxx and more.
st2003-begrand.shtml">Adrien Begrand grand
#1: Manitoba
Michael Beaumont
#1: Blur
st2003-antrobus.shtml">David Antrobus trobus
#1: The White Stripes

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