2003 - My picks of that year (in order)

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Hail To The Thief
1.  Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Let's not beat around the Bush. A storming album of paranoid electronic laced indie- Up there with Kid A and The Bends."
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AT DAWN
2.  AT DAWN by My Morning Jacket
The list author says:
  "Afternoon...evening...or whenever/wherever if you're after heartwrenching Young-esque country-ish rock. Beautiful."
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Up In Flames
3.  Up In Flames by Manitoba
The list author says:
  "Red Hot. Sounds like Four Tet on a diet of MBV and Chapterhouse. Makes you warm on the inside if a little spaced in the head. Marvellous."
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Think Tank
4.  Think Tank by Blur
The list author says:
  "No government brainstorming sessions required to appreciate these slightly skewed pop epics."
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The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
5.  The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky
The list author says:
  "At least when this is igniting fireworks in your heart....heart melting. 6th best of 2003...Ulrich Schnauss which I can't locate here is my number 5."
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Echoes
6.  Echoes by The Rapture
The list author says:
  "The Cure...if they'd been house-heads with a punky edge. Fine Punk-funk fusion brimming with energy for the dancefloor and touching downbeat numbers for the bedroom."
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Give Up
7.  Give Up by The Postal Service
The list author says:
  "Well you might as well, if you think you can better the romantic (almost corny) lovely indie musings which are underpinned by fine electronic beats and squelches."
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Mary Star Of The Sea
8.  Mary Star Of The Sea by Zwan
The list author says:
  "Hmmm....This lot did give up. Wish they hadn't. Why couldn't Billy stay happy? His best since Siamese Dream."
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Lovers
9.  Lovers by The Sleepy Jackson
The list author says:
  "Cool and Diverse offering from genius in the making Luke Steele."
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Piano Creeps
10.  Piano Creeps by Mary Lorson
The list author says:
  "Ex Madder Rose legends prove they can do the soundtracky score thing, almost as well as their amazing lovelorn indie-rock. Superb."
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Frengers: Not Quite Friends But Not Quite Strangers
11.  Frengers: Not Quite Friends But Not Quite Strangers by Mew
The list author says:
  "Aha play indie-rock classics. Yes...that good."
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Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
12.  Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn by Do Make Say Think
The list author says:
  "Praise the Lord. This fine post-rock follow up to the great and Yet and Yet will illuminate any season. Possibly the finest, most consistent instrumental rock-band around."
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Sleepy Jackson Ep
13.  Sleepy Jackson Ep by The Sleepy Jackson
The list author says:
  "Highly recommended debut offering from the aforementioned Luke Steele. Spirit Drags Your Pack is particularly beautiful , inspired by Steele's Christian beliefs."
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Rose
14.  Rose by Maximilian Hecker
The list author says:
  "Rarely has self-indulgent moping sounded better."
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Rounds
15.  Rounds by Four Tet
The list author says:
  "This one has done the rounds....specifically on end of year polls. More Great electronica from Hebden.."
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Room On Fire
16.  Room On Fire by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "Not quite as arresting as Is This It but still ablaze with cool ,louche indie-rock epics."
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Unconscious Pilot
17.  Unconscious Pilot by Great Depression
The list author says:
  "Like early Ride as performed by Elbow but actually from this fairly obscure american group.  Moving miserabilism."
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Early Music
18.  Early Music by State River Widening
The list author says:
  "Highly impressive post-rock album that swoons and occasionally soars. If you get my (longshore) drift."
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Lost in Translation
19.  Lost in Translation by Kevin Shields
The list author says:
  "New Kevin Shields Stuff (check the wonderful City Girl)and fine ambient-ish sonic snippets."
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Sumday (Special Bonus Edition)
20.  Sumday (Special Bonus Edition) by Grandaddy
The list author says:
  "soon...the meek frazzled country-ish indie will inherit the earth. Not as good as their last two, but still THE soundtrack for drinking beer in the sun, while slowly shaking your head to."
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Soda Lake
21.  Soda Lake by Distophia
The list author says:
  "If you rip off your heroes, make sure they are amongst the best....like Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. Lets have more new bands like this....I know you're Out There."
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The Violet Hour
22.  The Violet Hour by Clientele
The list author says:
  "The Clientele are always right. Especially when they specialise in dreamy introspective pop that is this affecting."
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Tour De France
23.  Tour De France by Kraftwerk
The list author says:
  "Electronic forefathers put in a respectable showing. This is no Autobahn or Man Machine and doesn't get the Yellow Jersey, but still finishes highly thanks to electro epics such as Vitamin."
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Perfect Little Door
24.  Perfect Little Door by Portastatic
The list author says:
  "Leads to a little room where Jazz (Vandermark) and Yearning Indie-Folk (from Superchunk's Mac) are throwing a cool little party."
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Spoon And Rafter [VINYL]
25.  Spoon And Rafter [VINYL] by Mojave 3
The list author says:
  "Ex Slowdive members in beautiful music non-shock. Along with Pluramon's Dreams Top Rock, and RJ Valeo's September - one of many fine bits of music I encountered in 2003."
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