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PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2003


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

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#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

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#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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