Best Music of 2003

I collected approximately 22 lists of “Best Music of 2003” and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results, organized with the recordings on the most lists on top, and so on.  The numbers in bold indicate how many of the original 22 lists the recording was on.  An asterisk means I own it.

20
Outkast
Speakerboxx/The Love Below*

16
The White Stripes
Elephant*

12
Fountains of Wayne
Welcome Interstate Managers*

11
Radiohead
Hail to the Thief*

8
Warren Zevon
The Wind

7
Lucinda Williams
– World Without Tears*

6
Basement Jaxx
 – Kish Kash*
50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
R. Kelly – Chocolate Factory
The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow*

5
The Bad Plus
– These are the Vistas*
Dizzee Rascal – Boy in Da Corner
Annie Lennox – Bare
Damien Rice – O
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell*

4
Blur
 – Think Tank
Brand New – Deja Entendu
Cat Power – You Are Free
The Darkness – Permission to Land
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism*
Electric Six – Fire
Nelly Furtado – Folklore
Al Green – I Can’t Stop*
Beyonce Knowles – Dangerously In Love
The Libertines – Up the Bracket
My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves*
The New Pornographers – Electric Version*
The Postal Service – Give Up
Josh Rouse – 1972*
Wayne Shorter – Allegria*
The Strokes – Room on Fire*
Rufus WainwrightWant One

3
Belle & SebastianDear Catastrophe Waitress
Bubba SparkxxDeliverance
Johnny CashUnearthed
Dashboard ConfessionalA Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar*
Miles DavisThe Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (rec. 1970)
Drive-By TruckersDecoration Day
Missy Elliott This Is Not a Test
Jay-Z
The Black Album
Junior SeniorD-D-D Don’t Stop the Beat
Damien JuradoWhere Shall You Take Me?
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
Metallica
St. Anger
Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper
Perniece Brothers – Yours, Mine and Ours*
André PrevinViolin Concerto (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Anne Sophie Mutter)

2
Ryan Adams
Rock and Roll
AFISing the Sorrow
Blink-182Blink-182
Café TacubaCuatro Caminos*
John CaleHoboSapiens
Clem SnideSoft Spot
The ConstantinesShine a Light
The DistillersCoral Fang
Four TetRounds
Geoff Muldaur’s Futuristic EnsemblePrivate Astronomy*
Macy GrayThe Trouble with Being Myself
Anthony HamiltonComin’ from Where I Come From
Juana MolinaSegundo*

PeachesFatherfucker
Liz PhairLiz Phair*
Prefuse 73One Word Extinguisher
Puffy AmiyumNice
The RaptureEchoes
The RavonettesChain Gang of Love*
The Sleepy Jackson Lovers
SpiritualizedAmazing Grace
Ted Leo & The PharmacistsHearts of Oak
The ThrillsSo Much for the City

Various ArtistsLost in Translation Soundtrack
Various Artists1970s Punk Revolution Compilation
Miroslav Vitouš – Universal Syncopations
Gillian WelchSoul Journey

Warren ZanesMemory Girls
Zwan –  Mary Star of the Sea

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