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evenflow
10-30-02, 01:39 AM
What is your favorite album that has been released in 2002?

Mine is Coldplay-A Rush of Blood to the Head. I have been listening to it non-stop for like 2 months. Awesome from start to finish.

WhattheFFF
10-30-02, 02:31 AM
so far Nas - Stillmatic, Eminmem - The Eminem Show, Big Tymers - Hood Rich, Lil' Wayne - 500

I actually prefer rock but there hasn't be any great rock CDs this year

tofu
10-30-02, 02:32 AM
Ash - Free All Angels

Hasn't left my cd player yet.

C-Mart
10-30-02, 02:51 AM
I have been listening to Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk all day and I have to pick it as my favorite of the year so far. I can't think of anything coming out further in the year to knock it down either. This album is a truly beautiful piece of art.

-CM-

pantala
10-30-02, 04:20 AM
David Gray, A New Day At Midnight is a very excellent followup to White Ladder.

Precious
10-30-02, 04:43 AM
I was really surprised when I realised I haven't bought many CD's this year anyway the two I've enjoyed most are

Eminem - The Eminem show
Darren Hayes - Spin.

krankins2
10-30-02, 07:56 AM
Without a doubt...

Disturbed - Believe

DJ_Longfellow
10-30-02, 08:10 AM
I actually like the Seether album, i can listen to it from start to finish, good diversity in it.

Oakenfold - Bunkka
Chemical Brothers - Come With Us
System of a Down - Toxicity (was that 2001 or 2002) That was a DAMN fine album.


I thought i lot of albums were fair to good. Nothing spectacular really....but it's early once again and i'm still trying to think....

Jason
10-30-02, 08:51 AM
Dio - Killing the Dragon

Giles
10-30-02, 09:22 AM
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World

cdollaz
10-30-02, 09:48 AM
Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel
The Jelly Jam
Beck - Sea Change

fallow
10-30-02, 09:54 AM
Sigur Ros - ( )
Ugly Cassanova - Sharpen Your Teeth
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot

When did Death Cab for Cutie - Photo Album come out? If it did in 2002, then that is up there as well.

I highly anticipate Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Yanqui U.X.O as well. That may clean up shop.

evenflow
10-30-02, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by DJ_Longfellow

Chemical Brothers - Come With Us


Great album. I like to listen to it when I drive.

Pointyskull
10-30-02, 10:02 AM
Neko Case - Blacklisted
:thumbsup:
Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel

Yancey
10-30-02, 10:45 AM
The Photo Album came out last year, Fallow.

GuessWho
10-30-02, 11:02 AM
Def Leppard -- X

Bon Jovi -- Bounce

Eminem -- The Eminem Show

Lateralus
10-30-02, 12:10 PM
Rush Vapor Trails.

Disturbed Believe was pretty good too.

Rico Diablo
10-30-02, 12:13 PM
So far it's Beck - Sea Change.

Yancey
10-30-02, 12:22 PM
Three-way tie for No. 1 on my year-end list:

90 Day Men -- To Everybody
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead -- Source Tags & Codes
Wilco -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

mkdevo
10-30-02, 12:26 PM
i don't have many to choose from, but here we go:

-Pearl Jam: Riot Act
-Red Hot Chili Peppers: By The Way
-Jurassic 5: Power In Numbers

SAShepherd
10-30-02, 02:35 PM
I don't have many to choose from, either (I'm still trying to catch up with last year's stuff and other new stuff), but as of today, it's...

1. ... Trail of Dead -- Source Tags & Codes
2. Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising
3. Wilco -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

It could change tomorrow, but I'm leaning toward Trail of Dead just because it took me by surprise. Would never have checked it out without the encouragement of some of you here...

MJKTool
10-30-02, 02:51 PM
Abandoned Pools - Humanistic

Brak55
10-30-02, 03:07 PM
By far, "The Cure for Bad Deeds" by Martina Sorbara. Amazing album.

Behind it would be the Norah Jones album and "Bramble Rose" by Tift Merritt.

B.A.
10-30-02, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Yancey

And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead -- Source Tags & Codes


One of the best rock albums of the year, by far!

I couldn't decide on just one either, so several tied:

Source Tags & Codes (mentioned above)

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales (actually wasn't this released a year or two ago? oh well, it's a lounge album)

Doves - The Last Broadcast (probably my favorite of the year)

...that's all I can think of for now.

Tscott
10-30-02, 03:17 PM
1. Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
2. Neko Case - Blacklisted
3. Allison Moorer - Miss Fortune

schizopak
10-30-02, 05:38 PM
I agree with the original poster. Definitely Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head for me.

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raithen
10-30-02, 06:09 PM
Still two months to go and there are a lot of interesting releases we'll see before the year is up. Still waiting for albums by Assemblage 23, Covenant, and Project Pitchfork.

That being said, my favourites so far are:

Apoptygma Berzerk - "Harmonizer"
The Birthday Massacre - "Nothing And Nowhere"
De/vision - "Remixed"
Informatik - "Nymphomatik"
VNV Nation - "Futureperfect"

Best singles of the year:

Angels & Agony - "Forever"
Assemblage 23 - "Document"
Covenant - "Call The Ships To Port"

-matt

sebastianv50
10-30-02, 06:21 PM
A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

DodgingCars
10-30-02, 07:09 PM
Some of my faves:

Thrice - Illusion to Safety
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
The Used - The Used
New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones
Transplants

KnightLerxst
10-30-02, 07:33 PM
1. Rush - Vapor Trails
2. Peter Gabriel - UP
3 Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip

Deftones
10-30-02, 08:49 PM
Either Chevelle's "Wonder What's Next" or Finch's "What It Is To Burn"

Starlover
10-30-02, 09:45 PM
Idlewild- The Remote Part
JJ72- I TO Sky
Bright Eyes- Lifted...

The Antipodean
10-30-02, 10:39 PM
So far my faves include--

Elvis Costello "When I Was Cruel"
Joey Ramone "Don't Worry About Me"
Peter Gabriel "Up"
David Bowie "Heathen"

Giles
10-30-02, 10:42 PM
thought of some more albums I have liked this year:

The Coral
Layo & Bushwacka!: Night Works
2 Many dj's: as heard on radio soulwax pt. 2
Electric Soft Parade: Holes in the Wall
Soundtrack of Our Lives: Behind the Music
Mull Historical Society: Watching Xanadu
Wannadies: Before/After

mdc3000
10-30-02, 10:45 PM
1. FOO FIGHTERS - ONE BY ONE
2. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - SONGS FOR THE DEAF
3. COLDPLAY - A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD
4. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - THE RISING
5. EMINEM - THE EMINEM SHOW
6. AUDIOVENT - DIRTY SEXY KNIGHTS IN PARIS
7. BECK - SEA CHANGE
8. THE HIVES - VENI VEDI VICIOUS (sorta not 2002, but i just discovered it)
9. THE VINES - HIGHLY EVOLVED
10. WEEZER - MALADROIT

MATT

xDareDevilx
10-30-02, 10:52 PM
1. Bright Eyes "Lifted... "(a really long title)
2. Jurassic 5 "Power in Numbers"
3. Dodgin' Bullets "Earn Your Respect"

Probably some others too, but bright eyes is probably the best I've heard from this year!

fallow
10-30-02, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by xDareDevilx
Probably some others too, but bright eyes is probably the best I've heard from this year!

I still have to check out that Bright Eyes album. "Fevers and Mirrors" is part of a well-balanced meal, though. Do you think that it is better than Oberst's past albums?

Sweet Baby James
10-30-02, 11:47 PM
1. Beth Orton-Daybreaker
2. Allison Moorer-Miss Fortune
3. Dixie Chicks-Home
4. Aimee Mann-Lost in Space
5. Patricia Barber-Verse

Quake1028
10-31-02, 03:00 AM
1.Eminem -- The Eminem Show
2.The White Stripes -- White Blood Cells
3.Xzibit -- Man vs. Machine

I actually think those are the only cd's I have bought this year (released in 2002 anyway). I got the 8 Mile Soundtrack today, but haven't given it a spin yet.

Burnt Alive
10-31-02, 05:23 AM
Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies
Mad Sin - Survival of The Sickest
Nekromantix - Return Of The Loving Dead
Reverend Horton Heat - Lucky 7
Rocket From The Crypt - Live From Camp X-Ray

Yancey
10-31-02, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by fallow
I still have to check out that Bright Eyes album. "Fevers and Mirrors" is part of a well-balanced meal, though. Do you think that it is better than Oberst's past albums?

It's very similar to Fevers & Mirrors. Not that much difference at all. If you haven't heard it, you should check out the Every Day and Every Night EP, I think it's his best work. Also, the split Home EP Oberst and Spoon's Britt Daniel did this year is great.

custom001
10-31-02, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by MJKTool
Abandoned Pools - Humanistic

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

plus:

OK Go - OK Go
Stroke 9 - Rip It Off

xDareDevilx
10-31-02, 11:23 AM
I have only heard fevers and mirrors and the new one (both of which I own). I would say that the new one is slightly better, but Fevers and MIrrors has some stand-out songs. I think his voice is better on the new one and number 5 is so good!

remjim
11-01-02, 03:08 PM
My favorite so far has to be the new Underworld album. I was a little worried about Darren Emerson leaving but my doubts have been laid to rest. A close second is Coldplay's newest but in all fairness I haven't been picking up as much as I used to. :(

As for singles, that new Flaming Lips song (Do You Realize?) is utterly amazing.

Goat3001
11-01-02, 03:32 PM
Soilwork- Natural Born Chaos

fallow
11-01-02, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Yancey
It's very similar to Fevers & Mirrors. Not that much difference at all. If you haven't heard it, you should check out the Every Day and Every Night EP, I think it's his best work. Also, the split Home EP Oberst and Spoon's Britt Daniel did this year is great.

I have only heard fevers and mirrors and the new one (both of which I own). I would say that the new one is slightly better, but Fevers and MIrrors has some stand-out songs. I think his voice is better on the new one and number 5 is so good!

Thanks much, both of you. I think I know what is going to be my next cd purchase now...

nodeerforamonth
11-01-02, 04:09 PM
hard question. Right now I'm partial to the Donnas "Spend The Night".

The new Hellacopters is great, but I like "Cream Of The Crap" better but that is basically reissues of 7" & comp tracks.

Same thing for Silver Ginger 5 "Black Leather Mojo". It's a reissue, but has a bonus disk.

The Spitfires "Three" album has 5 AMAZING songs on it, but the rest aren't really up to par.

Dillinger Four "Situationalist Comedy" is one of the best flat out punk rock records ever.

The new Wildhearts singles are incredible, but they're just singles/EPs.

The Hangmen's live CD is also an amazing one. Best thing to get from them if you're into dirty, sleazy, garage rock.

Aghama
11-01-02, 04:32 PM
Even though it doesn't really count:

Del the Funky Homosapien - Future Development

Josh H
11-01-02, 04:59 PM
So far.

1. Beck- Sea Change
2. DMB- Busted stuff
3. Counting Crows- Hard Candy
4. Bad Religion- The Process of Belief
5. Weezer- Maladroit
6. Joey Ramon- Don't Worry About Me

I haven't got the new Foo Fighter's album yet, and I'm awaiting the new Pearl Jam album with baited breath.

Seems like I'm forgeting an album or two, but I really haven't bought many cd's this year so maybe not.

audiofool
11-01-02, 08:50 PM
Lambchop - Is A Woman
The Whitlams - Torch The Moon

MFRONE
11-01-02, 11:58 PM
Bruce Springsteen-The Rising

It an obvious choice for me because the day I got it and actually listened to it the first way through was the day I started my vacation in New York City. Nothing will top, blasting "The Rising" as I drove down Madison Avenue.

Da Thrilla
11-02-02, 12:13 AM
No contest : Eminem - The Eminem Show

Scorpio
11-02-02, 04:15 AM
Peter Gabriel - UP

Matty-O
11-02-02, 11:42 AM
Spoon- Kill The Moonlight
....Trail Of Dead- Source tags & Codes
Queens Of The Stone Age- Songs For The Deaf
Liars- They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top
Sleater-Kinney- One Beat

and the greatest reissue of the year
Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted Luxe And Reduxe

Andalusia
11-02-02, 01:00 PM
Wilco - "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"
Elvis Costello - "When I Was Cruel"
Aimee Mann - "Lost in Space"
Weezer - "Maladroit"
Sleater-Kinney - "One Beat"

jlatham
11-02-02, 01:24 PM
Our Lady Peace-Gravity

mike1978
11-02-02, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Yancey

90 Day Men -- To Everybody
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead -- Source Tags & Codes
Wilco -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Yes! (Actually, 90 Day Men will be just slightly lower in my year end ranking)

Alyoshka
11-02-02, 01:48 PM
Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
Wilco - YHF (is it going to be fair to count this as a 2002 since many included it on 2001?)
Duncan Sheik - Daylight
Sonic Youth - Murray Street

Flynn
12-04-02, 02:29 AM
1. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
2. Beck - Sea Change
3. Doves - The Last Broadcast
4. The Vines - Highly Evolved
5. Weezer - Maladroit
6. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
7. George Harrison - Brainwashed
8. Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff
9. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
10. Oasis - Heathen Chemistry

Other Notables:
Moby - 18
Audioslave - Audioslave
David Gray - A New Day At Midnight
Tom Petty - The Last DJ
Badly Drawn Boy - Have You Fed The Fish?
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
Sigur Ros - ( )
Paul McCartney - Back in the US
Neko Case - Blacklisted

nightliner
12-04-02, 04:29 AM
Yes Magnification
Peter Gabriel Up
Pendragon Not of this World
Transatlantic Bridge Across Forever

costanza187
12-04-02, 07:28 AM
Once More With Feeling (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical)

Deke Rivers
12-04-02, 08:20 AM
In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
Vapor Trails - Rush

Penny Lane
12-04-02, 08:58 AM
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Beth Orton - Daybreaker
Ryan Adams - Demolition
Sigur Ros - ( )

GatorDeb
12-04-02, 09:48 AM
Pink - Missundastood

Meatpants
12-04-02, 09:57 AM
Did it come out in 2001, or has no one mentioned The Strokes yet? Backlash be damned, that was a great record.

Yancey
12-04-02, 11:15 AM
Is This It came out in 2001.

Josh H
12-04-02, 11:49 AM
Audioslave.

Best album I've bought in years. There were several good albums I picked up this year, but Audioslave is far and away my favorite.

Matt
12-04-02, 11:58 AM
Wilco - YHF. It's the official 2002 champion and the unofficial 2001 champion.

Other contenders:

Beck - Sea Change
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Coldplay - AROBTTH
Pearl Jam - Riot Act
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi
David Gray - ANDAM

Reissue:

The Velvet Underground & Nico Deluxe Edition
The Rolling Stones ABKCO SACD/CD hybrid remasters

And then of course you can't overlook Mariah Carey's new instant classic, Charmbracelet. :)

SnoopDogg
12-04-02, 12:09 PM
Somewhere between

Snoop Dogg - Paid the Cost to be the Bo$$
Em - Eminem Show
Atmosphere -God Loves Ugly
Jay Z - Gift and Curse
Nas - GodSon

Matt
12-04-02, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Grimfarrow
I think Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is the single most overrated album of the year, if not the new decade. Amazing the heap of praise thrown onto an album quick offers Wilco really nothing new but some fancy bleeps and blops, while still really writing music that is only somewhat interesting.

Didn't you already mention how overrated you thought YHF was, back on page one?

Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Favorites so far:

1. Pulp - We Love Life
2. Beck - Sea Change
3. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Most overrated - Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Yep.

Almost seems like a threadcrap, to all the people that listed YHF in their posts.

But that's just me.

Penny Lane
12-04-02, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by Grimfarrow
I think Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is the single most overrated album of the year, if not the new decade. Amazing the heap of praise thrown onto an album quick offers Wilco really nothing new but some fancy bleeps and blops, while still really writing music that is only somewhat interesting.



"Fancy bleeps and blops", eh? With your two statements on how YHF is the most overrated album, you obviously want someone to pay attention to you. So go ahead, I'm interested. Care to elaborate on all these "fancy bleeps and blops" and explain what is so mediocre?

Yancey
12-04-02, 01:46 PM
This coming from a longtime Tweedy head and someone who wrote a breathless review of YHF ages ago: The record leaves me cold now, with a couple of exceptions. As time has gone on, I've found myself skipping more and more tracks -- the immediacy of the songs now lost on me... feeling like it was more of a musical exercise for Tweedy to test himself (which I applaud) than a great record. The problem is not with the production style (which I like loads more than Summerteeth), but just that the songs are not all that strong (exceptions: "Radio Cure," "Reservations," "I'm the Man Who Loves You," "Poor Places").

Gdrlv
12-04-02, 01:52 PM
In no particular order:
Wilco - YHF (which is much, much more than a bunch of "fancy bleeps and blops")
Sigur Ros - ( )
...Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
The Disco Biscuits - Senor Boombox
The Gourds - Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

Best reissue:
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted Luxe & Reduxe (nothing else is even close)

Best live album:
Live Phish 15 (10/31/96)
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Volume 5 (The Rolling Thunder Revue)

Penny Lane
12-04-02, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Yancey
This coming from a longtime Tweedy head and someone who wrote a breathless review of YHF ages ago: The record leaves me cold now, with a couple of exceptions. As time has gone on, I've found myself skipping more and more tracks -- the immediacy of the songs now lost on me... feeling like it was more of a musical exercise for Tweedy to test himself (which I applaud) than a great record. The problem is not with the production style (which I like loads more than Summerteeth), but just that the songs are not all that strong (exceptions: "Radio Cure," "Reservations," "I'm the Man Who Loves You," "Poor Places").

I haven't gotten that way at all. I still like the whole cd and think it is brillliant. I like that the band has expanded so much from their original "alt-country" boundary. They still have a sound that is undeniably Wilco, but they keep reinventing themselves to stay fresh. I like the experimentation with different instruments and different ways of using old instruments, and I think the new lineup works wonders for them. I don't think it was as much of a "musical exercise" for Tweedy as it was a new sound influenced somewhat by the different style Glenn Kotche has brought to the band. No doubt Jim O'Rourke provided lots of influence, as well. And I don't agree with you on the strengths you listed. I think several others are quite powerful musically and lyrically ("I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" and "Ashes of the American Flag", to be specific). I absolutely love that I can put the cd down for a few weeks (or a month or so, nowadays), but when I pick it back up and play it I notice a musical layer that I hadn't quite picked up before. That's awesome, and so rare in music these days.

So in short (I could go on), I stand by my choice. :)

Penny Lane
12-04-02, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by Gdrlv
In no particular order:
Wilco - YHF (which is much, much more than a bunch of "fancy bleeps and blops")
Sigur Ros - ( )
...Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
The Disco Biscuits - Senor Boombox
The Gourds - Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

Best reissue:
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted Luxe & Reduxe (nothing else is even close)

Best live album:
Live Phish 15 (10/31/96)
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Volume 5 (The Rolling Thunder Revue)

I never did ask you what you thought of Rhett Miller's new cd. ...

GatorDeb
12-04-02, 02:17 PM
I keep seeing Sigur Ross. Would I like him (or her? or it, if a band?) if I like:
- Pink
- Avril Levigne
- Christina Aguilera
- Missy Elliot
- Eminem
?

Yancey
12-04-02, 02:21 PM
No, you would not like Sigur Ros (a soft, Icelandic band).

Gdrlv
12-04-02, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Penny Lane
I never did ask you what you thought of Rhett Miller's new cd. ...

I really liked it when I first picked it up, but haven't listened to it much since. The songs are catchy, but for the most part, they don't stick with you. As always, there are a few great songs ("Our Love," "Four Eyed Girl," "Your Nervous Heart"), but the album is nowhere near as good as the guy is capable of. I probably like it about as much as Fight Songs, which is definitely my least favorite 97's album...

What do you think of it?

Gdrlv
12-04-02, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by GatorDeb
I keep seeing Sigur Ross. Would I like him (or her? or it, if a band?) if I like:
- Pink
- Avril Levigne
- Christina Aguilera
- Missy Elliot
- Eminem
?

Sigur Ros is very unlike any of these people. They're from Iceland, sing in a made up language (they call it Hopelandic) and perform eight to fifteen minute suites that bear no resemblance to your traditional pop song. Their new disc actually has no song titles...it's split into eight separate sections but for the most part plays like one coherent whole. So, I guess, no, you probably wouldn't like these guys.

MJKTool
12-04-02, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by custom001
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

plus:

OK Go - OK Go
Stroke 9 - Rip It Off

WOW, I didnt even know anyone knew Abandoned Pools existed besides me on here, nevertheless awesome awesome album from Tommy :D :up:

Penny Lane
12-04-02, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Gdrlv
I really liked it when I first picked it up, but haven't listened to it much since. The songs are catchy, but for the most part, they don't stick with you. As always, there are a few great songs ("Our Love," "Four Eyed Girl," "Your Nervous Heart"), but the album is nowhere near as good as the guy is capable of. I probably like it about as much as Fight Songs, which is definitely my least favorite 97's album...

What do you think of it?

I really like "Our Love" and "Four-Eyed Girl", and some other songs are okay. Overall, though, I was disappointed. It's the first cd I've ever gotten of his, even of all the Old 97s stuff. I just assumed it would be similar to the other songs, but it so much more pop than I expected.

Penny Lane
12-04-02, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by GatorDeb
I keep seeing Sigur Ross. Would I like him (or her? or it, if a band?) if I like:
- Pink
- Avril Levigne
- Christina Aguilera
- Missy Elliot
- Eminem
?

You've probably heard them before, especially if you've seen Vanilla Sky. The atmospheric song playing softly at the end when David Aames is on top of the building in New York is a Sigur Ros song that used to be called "Nˇjosnavelin". It's breathtakingly beautiful, and it's even prettier on ( ), though it isn't listed under any title.

As for whether or not you would like them, it's hard to tell. I particularly dislike the first four artists in your list, but I like Eminem pretty well (not enough to buy a cd, but enough not to turn it if it comes on the radio). So that's what, like a 1/5 chance you would like them? ;)

Gdrlv
12-04-02, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Penny Lane
I really like "Our Love" and "Four-Eyed Girl", and some other songs are okay. Overall, though, I was disappointed. It's the first cd I've ever gotten of his, even of all the Old 97s stuff. I just assumed it would be similar to the other songs, but it so much more pop than I expected.

Rhett and the 97's in general have been going for a more pop-oriented direction lately. Fight Songs was a misstep (in my opinion), but Satellite Rides pretty successfully mixed power pop with alt-country and was one of my favorite discs of last year. It's starting to seem like they'll never top Wreck Your Life or Too Far to Care though...

jmanin2
12-05-02, 12:28 AM
~Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots~

I wanna cry everytime I hear this, it's so damn good.

LurkerDan
12-05-02, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by Sweet Baby James
1. Beth Orton-Daybreaker:up:

gerrythedon
12-05-02, 02:54 AM
#1 2PAC "BETTER DAYZ"
#2 EMINEM "EM SHOW"
#3 KORN "UNTOUCHABLES"

...for 2002

Grimfarrow
12-05-02, 01:07 PM
What I said about WIlco's YHF is: "The same old Wilco with some fancy bleeps and blops". I'm not saying they went electronic - I just find the songwriting to be nothing new or inspired than stuff in "Being There" or "Summer Teeth", except for the inclusion of highly unwelcomed distortion (like the end of "War on War") and electronic bleep sand blops. They're not Radiohead, and this new CD's attempt to "modernize" their alterna-country sound is, IMO, just plain lacking.

On the other hand, just look at The Flaming Lips - *their* inclusion of electronic elements in their songs in "Yoshimi" actually enhances them, and it ultimately makes Yoshimi a very strong album in general. Now THAT is a band who knows how to update their sound properly.

Yancey
12-05-02, 01:15 PM
(not just to be contrarian, but the Lips' last two albums are <i>much</i> huger missteps than YHF... Two of their worst albums (especially Yoshimi))

(and Wilco, thankfully, hasn't written an alterna-country song in a while now, it's just pop!)

GuessWho
12-05-02, 03:55 PM
Bon Jovi
Bounce

Def Leppard
X

Eminem
The Eminem Show

Andrew WK
I Get Wet

slop101
12-05-02, 04:58 PM
I've listened to almost every album mentioned in this thread, along with many others.

After much deliberation I'd have to say that the best album of 2002 is:

Gomez: In Our Gun


mods, you can close this thread now.

fallow
12-05-02, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by slop101
I've listened to almost every album mentioned in this thread, along with many others.

After much deliberation I'd have to say that the best album of 2002 is:

Gomez: In Our Gun


mods, you can close this thread now.

:rolleyes:

I want to change my list to this:
1. Sigur Ros - ( )
2. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
3. ...Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes

It may change again...I still have yet to hear Liars, GSYBE!, and Tori Amos.

Gdrlv
12-05-02, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Gdrlv
In no particular order:
Wilco - YHF (which is much, much more than a bunch of "fancy bleeps and blops")
Sigur Ros - ( )
...Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
The Disco Biscuits - Senor Boombox
The Gourds - Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

Best reissue:
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted Luxe & Reduxe (nothing else is even close)

Best live album:
Live Phish 15 (10/31/96)
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Volume 5 (The Rolling Thunder Revue)

Still stand by this list, but after listening to Have You Fed the Fish? by Badly Drawn Boy again, I'd put that in there as well. Also, I reserve my right to add the new Phish album to that list next week, and I'm hoping it'll deserve it.

Giles
12-05-02, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by MJKTool
Abandoned Pools - Humanistic

Great album, but the album came out in 2001.

hawk
12-05-02, 10:14 PM
my 3 faves are ..the new sigur ros cd...deep purple listen learn read on[import box set]and porcupine tree in absentia

bsktballDude1
12-06-02, 05:42 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers- By the Way
matchbox twenty- More Than You Think You Are

MJKTool
12-06-02, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Giles
Great album, but the album came out in 2001.

Your right, my bad. I only discovered it in 2002. :)

grrrah
12-06-02, 05:47 PM
Airdrawndagger

funstan
12-07-02, 10:01 AM
The best studio album IMO was Wilco's YFH or Eminem's The Eminem Show they both are great releases. My favorite release of the year was BadAss Cinema, The sounds of Blaxploitation.

kornhead
12-07-02, 10:14 AM
1. KORN - Untouchables
2. COAL CHAMBER - Dark Days
3. DANZIG - 777 I Luciferi
4. EMINEM - The Eminem Show
5. 3 DOORS DOWN - Away From The Sun
6. PEARL JAM - Riot Act
7. AUDIOSLAVE - Audioslave
8. MUDVAYNE - The End Of All Things To Come
9. STONESOUR - Stonesour
10. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Steal This Album!

Coral
12-07-02, 12:21 PM
Aimee Mann - Lost in Space

Geofferson
12-07-02, 01:32 PM
RHCP - By the Way

mdm67
12-07-02, 01:35 PM
Elvis Costello - When I was cruel

Jepthah
12-07-02, 02:35 PM
Tie between

Tom Waits - Alice

and

Peter Gabriel - Up

Judge Smails
12-08-02, 03:18 AM
Coldplay - Rush of Blood to the Head

utahgrizz
12-08-02, 03:35 AM
Alrighty,

Hands down, no close competition, my favorite has got to be

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

I've listened to this cd every few days since it came out.

I also went to their concert with Beck a couple of weeks ago. If they are still touring and anybody can go, I would HIGHLY recommend it. The Lips put one of the best, if not the best concert I've every been to. (Then they played as Beck's back up band). It was like a huge utopia party.

Joshua
12-08-02, 05:17 PM
...trail of dead - source tags and codes
beck - sea change
pulp - we love life
flaming lips - yoshimi
super furry animals - rings around the world
sleater-kinney - one beat
the vines - highly evolved
norah jones - come away with me

Quake1028
12-09-02, 02:44 AM
Various Artists - 8 Mile Soundtrack

Runners-Up:
Eminem - The Eminem Show
Scarface - The Fix

RevLiver
12-09-02, 06:01 PM
1) Clinic - Walking With Thee
I've had this since April and I cannot stop listening to it. The whole album just has such a great vibe. It's postpunk by way of the UK, mixed with some harmonicas and organs. Basically a very original sound that induces you to tap your foot along with the beat.

2) Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
Yeah, they have a strong Joy Division influence, but that's a great band to influence you. NYC based postpunk band who manage to make the listener feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of NYC no matter where the listener lives.

3) Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
A heady mix of glitch, IDM and soothing electronic orchestrations. Not quite up to Music Has the Right to Children, but a deserving followup. Put this on and chill to the groove.

4) Roni Size - Touching Down
Roni alone, minus Reprazent, gives us the best pure drum n bass album of the year. The beats, the basslines, the cuts, the mix, everything screams top notch production. A word of warning, I've found myself tearing down the highway at 85 MPH while listening to this.

5) Fischerspooner - #1
Sleazy NYC based electroclash/performance art troupe. They're rude, crude, slutty and wallow in eurotrash dance, but it's oh so catchy. I dare you not to dance to it.

6) Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
A great sign when a band's sophomore effort manages to outshine an audacious debut. I like the way the band is building on their previous work, yet adding more depth to both the sound and lyrics.

7) Peter Gabriel - Up
The long awaited new studio album is finally here and Gabriel has outdone himself. The songs are more complex than ever, yet still retain that pop sheen. In fact, if you listen carefully, you can almost hear some of his 80s sound buried in the background, as if the CD depicts a struggle between the old and new Gabriel. Absolutely brilliant.

8) David Bowie - Heathen
IMHO, Bowie's best work since his Berlin era. He's learned from his excursions into industrial and techno in the 90s and married his lessons to his popcraft of the 70s, assembled a fine group of musicians and managed to reinvent himself yet again.

9) Sigur Ros - ( )
Beautiful, ethereal and melancholic, their new album continues the sound they created on Aegitis Byrjun and shows them mastering their unique brand of Icelandic music crossed with UK styled lush melodies a la Dead Can Dance.

10) The Notwist - Neon Golden
German electroacoustic punk with soothing melodies, guitar front and center in the sound mix and warm lyrics. Makes me feel comfortable when I curl up under a blanket on a cold night.

Runners up:
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
Antipop Consortium - Arrhythmia
Astrobotnia - Parts 01 and 03
Badly Drawn Boy - About a Boy
Coil - The Remote Viewer
Cornelius - Point
Doves - The Last Broadcast
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Foo Fighters - One By One
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season
Girls Against Boys - You Can't Fight What You Can't See
Global Goon - Vatican Nitez
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
Richie Hawtin & Sven Vath - The Sound of the Third Season (*** best mix cd of the year ***)
Kinky - Kinky
Low - Trust
Lustmord - Zoetrope
Mum - Finally We Are No One
The Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages of...
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
Joey Ramone - Don't Worry About Me
Matthew Shipp - Nu Bop
Erika Simonian - 29 1/2
Skinny Puppy - Puppy Gristle
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Squarepusher - Do You Know Squarepusher
Starsailor - Love Is Here
Steroid Maximus - Ectopia
Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man in Babylon
Zoar - Clouds Without Water
John Zorn - IAO: Music in Sacred Light

Disappointments:
Moby - 18
He doesn't write songs anymore, he writes soundtracks for car commercials. Nothing on this comes close to the majesty of "God Moving Across the Face of the Waters".

Underworld - A Hundred Days Off
The loss of Darren Emerson has effected the band negatively. The trademark Underworld sound is gone, replaced by a mellower mix of electronics that could have been done by anyone.

Audioslave - Audioslave
Sounds exactly like Rage Against the Machine with Chris Cornell singing. Maybe that's what some people wanted, but I was hoping each party would bring out something more in the other. And, Cornell sounds like his voice is shot. He doesn't reach the high registers he did with Soundgarden.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way
Ugh! Just ugh. They peaked with Mother's Milk, plateaued with Blood Sugar Sex Magick and it's been all downhill since. Too many ballads, too much mainstream pop rock. The attitude of the 80s version of the band is long gone.

MJKTool
12-09-02, 06:05 PM
Just got the new Foo Fighters & Audioslave and am really diggin em so far, so I would add those to my list as well.

BDB
12-09-02, 06:07 PM
interpol - turn on the bright lights

MJKTool
12-09-02, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by RevLiver
And, Cornell sounds like his voice is shot. He doesn't reach the high registers he did with Soundgarden.


I really dont think its fair to expect a vocalist to maintain those kind of highs throughout their career. Thats gotta be extremely damaging to your vocal cords screaming like that for years, especially if you have to do it so often on the road. Your right he doesnt have that high voice anymore, but I still think he has a powerfull voice.

RevLiver
12-09-02, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by MJKTool
I really dont think its fair to expect a vocalist to maintain those kind of highs throughout their career. Thats gotta be extremely damaging to your vocal cords screaming like that for years, especially if you have to do it so often on the road. Your right he doesnt have that high voice anymore, but I still think he has a powerfull voice.

He didn't sound powerful to me on this album at all. In fact, he sounded very strained. A good singer knows his limitations, which naturally increase with age, and adjusts his singing accordingly, IMHO.

BenFolds
12-09-02, 07:14 PM
1. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Other Notables:
Beck - Sea Change
Sigur Ros - ( )
DMB - Busted Stuff

JonTurner
12-12-02, 01:32 AM
I know my music tastes aren't varied enough for some, but here's what I've loved and can't stop listening to from this year:

1) Pearl Jam - Riot Act
2) Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
3) Eminem - The Eminem Show
4) DMB - Busted Stuff
5) Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept

Of course that's all I've actually bought this year... the Alanis album is the only one that I haven't listened to in a while. The other 4 I've listened to, well, all in the last 24 hours! So those are definitely new faves of mine.

I'll eventually pick up the Coldplay and Audioslave, but I'm not desperate for them. I bought my top 5 all on the release date... oops, 'cept for Bruce.

El Scorcho
12-12-02, 12:38 PM
Two of em:

No Use for a Name - Hard Rock Bottom
Finch - What It Is To Burn


Oh wait, was I supposed to put at least one title by a media darling here? How about some coldplay or eminem?

Yancey
12-12-02, 01:21 PM
My complete list:

1. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, <i>Source Tags & Codes</i> (Interscope)
2. 90 Day Men, <i>To Everybody</i> (Southern)
3. Hella, <i>Hold Your Horse Is</i> (5RC)
4. Michael Mayer, <i>Immer</i> (Kompakt)
5. The Streets, <i>Original Pirate Material</i> (Vice)
6. Wilco, <i>Yankee Hotel Foxtrot</i> (Nonesuch)
7. Thomas Fehlmann, <i>Visions of Blah</i> (Kompakt)
8. Metro Area, <i>Metro Area</i> (Environ)
9. Missy Elliott, <i>Under Construction</i> (Elektra)
10. Isis, <i>Oceanic</i> (Ipecac)
11. Hot Snakes, <I>Suicide Invoice</I> (Swami)
12. Solomon Burke, <I>Don't Give Up On Me</I> (Fat Possum)
13. Secret Machines, <I>September 000</I> (Ace Fu)
14. tenEcke, <I>Block Terrain</I> (K20)
15. El-P, <I>Fantastic Damage</I> (Definite Jux)
16. Xinlisupreme, <I>Tomorrow Never Comes</I> (Fat Cat)
17. Liars, <I>They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top</I> (Gern Blandsten)
18. The Blood Brothers, <I>March On Electric Children</I> (Three One G)
19. Spoon, <I>Kill the Moonlight</I> (Merge)
20. Out Hud, <I>S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D.</I> (Kranky)
21. Superdrag, <I>Last Call for Vitriol</I> (Arena Rock)
22. Oneida, <I>Each One Teach One</I> (Jagjaguwar)
23. Do Make Say Think, <I>& Yet & Yet</I> (Constellation)
24. Nina Nastasia, <I>The Blackened Air</I> (Touch & Go)

dvdjoy
12-12-02, 01:50 PM
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

cdollaz
12-12-02, 02:14 PM
Gotta add Sparta - Wiretap Scars to the list.

jarsim
12-13-02, 04:35 PM
I've taken this very seriously since 1988. Every December since 1988, I've "nominated" a bunch of CDs for "Album of the Year".
I also choose my favorite 3 songs of the year. This year there were about 30 or so competiting. I listen to them all in succession over a few days and rank them as I listen to them. It's really interesting to look at my previous "Albums" of the year, to see how my tastes have changed and evolved. This year my list is as follows:

01.Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
02.Coldplay-A Rush of Blood to the Head
03.Interpol-Turn on the Bright Lights
04.The Flaming Lips-Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
05.Bruce Springsteen-The Rising
06.Red Hot Chili Peppers-By the Way
07.OK Go-OK Go
08.Spoon-Kill the Moonlight
09.Boxcar Racer-Boxcar Racer
10.Damien Jurado & Gathered in Song-I Break Chairs
11.Rhett Miller-The Instigator
12.Moby-18
13.A-Ha-Lifelines
14.Weezer-Maladroit
15.Chris Isaak-Always Got Tonight

Honorable Mentions
Pedro the Lion-Control
Beck-Sea of Change
Ours-Precious
DJ Shadow-The Private Press
Badly Drawn Boy-About a Boy

dulli
12-13-02, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
interpol - turn on the bright lights

could not agree more...

finally caved in and bought this album after the 20th person told me that I would love and they were all right.

sigur ros ( ) was also an outstanding release this year.

The Antipodean
12-13-02, 05:01 PM
No particular order for me but....

Elvis Costello "When I Was Cruel"
David Bowie "Heathen"
Peter Gabriel "Up"
Johnny Cash "American IV: When The Man Comes Around"
Paul Westerberg "Stereo/Mono"
Wilco "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"
Moby "18"
Queens Of The Stone Age "Songs For The Deaf"
Joey Ramone "Don't Worry About Me"
Sonic Youth "Murray Street"
Beck "Sea Change"

Gamblor187
12-13-02, 07:43 PM
My top 20 with a few comments....

1.) When I Was A Cruel - Elvis Costello
I always look forward to a new Elvis album, but even moreso with this release. No collaborations. No covers. The furthest thing from the dreadful "For The Stars". Early reports were contradictory, with some saying that it was a return to form and others saying it was an experimentation. We get a bit of both on this, the best Elvis record in over 15 years (since 1986's "King Of America").

2.) Don't Give Up On Me - Solomon Burke
Before someone accuses me of putting this on the list just for the song written by Elvis Costello, let me just say that his contribution is probably my least favorite on this flawless album. (The best being the title track and Tom Waits' "Diamond In Your Mind") How old is this guy??? And that voice never falters. A wonderful album.

3.) The Execution Of All Things - Rilo Kiley
Let's not try to categorize it, and just leave it as it is...one of the year's best

4.) Dual Mono - The Greenhornes
Yeah, the hype surrounging the garage rock revival has grown tiresome, but why complain when it's this good?

5.) Alice - Tom Waits
Well, it's no "Mule Variations", but it is pretty darn great.

6.) The Creek Drank The Cradle - Iron And Wine
Stumbled upon this one and fell in love with it.

7.) Italian Platinum - Silkworm
I don't care what anyone else says, the new album is even better than "Lifestyle".

8.) Lapalco - Brendan Benson
See? Detroit is so much more than The White Stripes

9.) Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
It's been covered. I won't add to the debate.

10.) Source Codes And Tags - ....Trail of Dead
Is there anyone who didn't like this album???

11.) One Beat - Sleater Kinney
It would be even higher if Carrie Brownstein would just break down and finally accept my marriage proposals.

12.) Stereo/Mono - Paul Westerberg
Well, more "Stereo" than "Mono". His best and most consistent solo work.

13.) Electric Sweat - The Mooney Suzuki
Worth it just for the confused looks I get when I mention their name.

14.) Blood Money - Tom Waits
Not as good as "Alice", but still worth a spot here.

15.) A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
Well, the cynics can complain all they want about Coldplay being a Radiohead knock-off (I don't agree), but I'll stick with them until Radiohead remembers how to write actual songs again.

16.) They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck On Monument On Top - Liars
Glad to see that I'm not the only one with this on my list.

17.) Lost In Space - Aimee Mann
A bit of a disappointment after "Bachelor #2", but that says more about the strengths of "Bachelor #2" than any possible weaknesses of the new disc.

18.) The Coral
Hated it at first. Then began liking it. Then took a break. Now I like it again. I'm so confused.

19.) Mayflies USA
Nothing too unusual here. Just a solid, catchy collection of songs. (They're no "Fountains of Wayne", but I guess we won't get their new album until next year. :( )

20.) The Last DJ - Tom Petty
Tom Petty??? What the hell is he doing here?!? I don't like Tom Petty! But I came across a special about the new album on VH-1 (Wait! What the hell am I doing watching VH-1??? What's happening to me???), and found myself humming the title track throughout the next day (even though I didn't really know the words). Picked up the album and was surprised by how much I like it. (But please don't tell anyone else, okay?)


And some great reissues in 2002....

Rhino continued their great job on the Elvis Costello reissues. They're so good that I can't even complain too much about having to buy these discs for the third time.

Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement
I may be in the minority, but I prefer Stephen Malkmus' solo disc to any Pavement album. This, however, is a very good set. Sounds great and tons of extras.

The The
The bonus material in the box set was worthless (Good thing that it was nearly impossible to find) and there were no other extras. Just some long overdue remastering of some great albums.

Other discs of note...

Shut Up You F***ing Baby - David Cross
"Mr. Show" was brilliant, but Cross' standup always seemed like a let down.....until now. Sometimes unconfortable, but always hysterical. Kudos, David. Kudos.

Another Shot Of Redeye
A fine compilation found only in select independent music stores. A great mix with something for everyone. And it's only four bucks.


Biggest disappointments....

Don't want to start a flame war by saying anything negative about albums that have made other lists, so I'll just add a few comments here.

Mark Eitzel - Music For Courage And Confidence (...or "Mark Eitzel Sings The Homoerotic Hits of the 60s - 80s")
Mark, you're a wonderful songwriter. These covers aren't bad. (In fact, some are quite good) The problem is that these covers are...well...they're covers. We need new songs written by you. Don't make us wait too long, okay?

Fountains Of Wayne - I don't blame you guys. Your label dropped you, and that's sure to hold things up. But please take a break from the side projects and television soundtracks to finish that new album. It's been far too long since "Utopia Parkway".

Sting
Sting. The Police were one of my favorite bands of all time. I even liked the first couple of solo albums. But you totally lost it after "The Soul Cages". Please, Sting. Come back! Come back or retire.

Still surprised about the whole Tom Petty thing.....
jim

12-14-02, 03:55 AM
1. Audioslave
2. Eminem
3. Foo Fighters

lordzeppelin
12-14-02, 11:34 AM
Sparta - Wiretap Scars

Sweet Baby James
12-14-02, 04:54 PM
I just picked up the new Johnny Cash CD, American IV:The Man Comes Around and it is without a doubt my favorite album of the year. A truly remarkable performance from the man in black.:thumbsup:

Ginwen
12-14-02, 05:53 PM
Even though I bought a bunch of CDs this year, most of them were kind of old. I think the only new one I bought was Breeders - Title TK, so that wins by default (even though I was somewhat disappointed with it).

dglaser6
12-15-02, 10:34 AM
1. Jason Lowenstein - 'At Sixes and Sevens'
2. Queens of the Stone Age - 'Songs for the Deaf'
3. Coldplay - mainly because of 'God put a smile upon your face'

The Bus
12-16-02, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by Yancey
(not just to be contrarian, but the Lips' last two albums are <i>much</i> huger missteps than YHF... Two of their worst albums (especially Yoshimi))


Erm.... The Soft Bulletin a misstep??? I admit I'm not as big of a fan of Yoshimi as some people here but honestly, Bulletin too? Tsk, tsk. -ohbfrank-

My picks:


Kronos Quartet - Nuevo : OK, so take some traditiobal Mexican songs. Then have them played by the classical string quartet that did the soundtrack to Requiem for a Dream. Then have a DJ remix it. Absolutely insane music. Highlight: The indescribably weird wailing in 'El Llorar' -- please Kaazaa it if possible.

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head : Yes everyone and their aunt nominates it but it's because it's JUST THAT GOOD. It's haunting, beautiful music.

Doves - The Last Broadcast : This record will not die out, so if you want to wait a few years to listen to it that's fine, it'll still be around then.

DJ Shadow - The Private Press + El-P - Fantastic Damage / Fandam Plus : This is hip-hop. Some might enjoy Eminem's wordplay a third time around, but it's not my style. This is.

Clinic - Walking with Thee : I must be the only one that liked this go around better than '00's Internal Wrangler.

Beck - Sea Change : After the somewhat horrid and confusing Midnite Vultures, in which Beck proved he was slightly less talented than Prince, he comes back to his old proving grounds and devastates with the best album since One Foot in the Grave.

Re-releases of note: R÷yksopp - Melody A.M. (Limited Edition)[b] : Cool electronic "bleeps and bloops" all the more noteable with the inclusion of some cool videos on disc 2. [b]Jedi Mind Tricks - The Psycho-Social CD : Excellent.

Disappointments: Sigur Ros (Agaetis Byrjum this ain't, and I don't appreciate the obvious Aphex Twin aping in the second half). a-ha (cripes).

Haven't had a chance to listen to these more than twice yet although I've been assured they are excellent: The Lip's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, MCPB's Paullelujah, J5's Power in Numbers, Root's, Phrenology, Mr. Lif's I Phantom, and Jean Grae's Attack of the Attacking Things.

and finally

Favorite old album I've discovered: Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Favorite new band I've heard about that's not really new: Clinic
Favorite local band I am going to promote through this post: Omnisoul (http://www.omnisoul.com)

zaphod2467
12-17-02, 12:10 PM
The Execution of All Things - Rilo Kiley

RaZorBlade
12-17-02, 12:44 PM
Talib Kweli - Quality

skatefan20
12-19-02, 10:40 PM
Top 5 Favs:
1) The Donnas - Spend the Night
2) Patti Smith - LAND
3) Aimee Mann - Lost in Space
4) Shania Twain - Up!
5) Joan Osborne - How Sweet it is

Loved new ones by David Gray, Badly Drawn Boy, Missy Elliott, and Coldplay

Disappointments:
Tori Amos - Scarlet's walk
Sheryl Crow - C'mon C'mon

Favorite Album that I've rediscovered (after only playing it once): Garbage - beautifulgarbage

Luddy
12-20-02, 12:24 AM
Strung Out - An American Paradox

the aftermath
12-20-02, 01:38 AM
Top 3

<b>Rock:</b>
Coldplay - A rush of blood to the head

<b>R&B:</b>
Raphael Saadiq - Instant Vintage

<b>Rap</b>
Talib Kweli - Quality

<b>Honorable Mentions:</b>
Glenn Lewis - World Outside my window
Remy Shand - Way I feel
Cee-Lo - Cee-Lo Green and his perfect imperfections
2 Pac - Better Dayz
AZ - Aziatic
Cormega - True Meaning
Devin the dude - Just tryin' to live
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrows
GZA - Legend of the Liquid Swords
Scarface - The fix
DJ Quik - Under the influence
Kool G Rap - Giancanna Stories
J-Live - All of the above
Snoop Dogg - Paid the cost to be tha boss

Pikul
12-24-02, 03:02 PM
01 Metro Area - Metro Area [Environ]
02 Farben - Textstar [Klang Elektronik]
03 Recloose - Cardiology [Planet E]
04 Lawrence - Lawrence [Ladomat 2000]
05 Thomas Fehlmann - Visions of Blah [Kompakt]
06 Brooks - You, Me and Us [Mantis]
07 Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights [Matador]
08 Boards of Canada - Geogaddi [Warp]
09 Agent K - Feed the Cat [Laws of Motion]
10 Loscil - Submers [Kranky]

Regrettably, there's no room for ( ) -- I like it more than ┴gŠtis Byrjun, and that album made my 2000 top ten.

MJKTool
12-24-02, 03:54 PM
I think I would change my answer to Audioslave.
Amazing album!

MaudlinHarold
12-25-02, 09:56 AM
Just yesterday I picked up the new Badly Drawn Boy and I get the feeling this one'll grow on me (nice to have the 15 track live Glastonbury bonus disc that it came with too:) )

Beth Orton: Daybreaker -- a letdown after Central Reservation, but good
Beck: Sea Change
Norah Jones: Come Away with Me -- I can't wait to hear how she grows
Steve Earle: Jerusalem
George Harrison: Brainwashed -- not stunning, but solid nonetheless
Dylan: Rolling Thunder Live -- Great, great set; better IMO than Albert Hall
Moby: 18 -- more background music than I'd've expected, but it works.

DumDum
12-26-02, 12:14 PM
Sonic Youth ~ Murray Street
Queens of the Stone Age ~ Songs for the Deaf

Chopper
12-26-02, 03:42 PM
In no real order & off the top of my head:

Pearl Jam - Riot Act
Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers
Roots - Phrenology
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Ben Folds - Ben Folds Live
Dropkick Murphys - Live on St Patrick's Day
Eminem - The Eminem Show

Favorite Single:
Lose Yourself - Eminem

WhiteRob
12-28-02, 04:16 PM
1. Cormega - The True Meaning
2. Afu-Ra - Life Force Radio
3. Beck - Sea Change
4. Deadly Venoms - Still Standing
5. GZA - Legend of the Liquid Sword
6. Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers
7. Sigur Ros - ()
8. The Roots - Phrenology
9. Talib Kweli - Quality
10. Soundbombing III

Very honorable mentions:
Ayumi Hamasaki - Rainbow
Nas - God's Son
Scarface - The Fix

I don't have a name
12-29-02, 04:14 AM
El-P - Fantasic Damage....Best rap album I've heard in more than a decade. Just amazing. Utterly amazing. I am still sruck by it.

Ween - LIve @ Stubb's 7/2000 (this live, 3 disc set best capture ween, I think. Very clear, sweet sounding soundbaord recording.) A 40 minute version of LMLYP? I died and went to hell.

Hank Williams the 3rd - Lovesick, Broke and Driftin'...cool honkytonk stuff. I *heart* Hank the 3rd. Still the best live show I've seen)

Melvins - Hostil Ambent Takeover......the Melvins are back, and they're here to take your kids and make them listen to Hostile Ambient Takeover

Reverend Horton Heat - Lucky 7....just a fun album. Also a very fun live show. Go see them and you won't be disapointed.

Dilliger Escape Plan w/Mike Patton - Irony is a Dead Scene...going to see them this New Years for the first and only time they will be together. Best DEP album (well, it's an EP, so sue me). I always liked DEP, just hated the singer. With Mike Patton, you get Patton-core, plus good DEP music. Buy it now, for it's less than 9 bucks.

Dan the Automator - Wanna Buy a Monkey? ...Not the most original album, but it's good stuff. It's a mixed tape of sorts, some stuff he did with Del, the Funk Homoseapian (Deltron 3030) and some stuff he just likes and remixed. It's good one.

The Residents - Demons Dance Alone.....it's the residents....duh.

Primus - Suck on This and Frizzle Fry remasters. the 2 best Primus albums, remastered in all their funky, sweaty glory. Primus also put on one damn fine show. Too bad they are now defunct. Les is too busy entertaining hippies with the Frog Brigade and Oysterhead (boring stuff, I might add).

Hemopheliac. I has Mike Patton, John Zorn, and Ikue Mori, for some truely experimental music. They only made either 2 or 5 thousand copies....all signed by the members. check ebay for prices. Good stuff....me digs it.

You might have heard some of these, but for the most part, you haven't....and you really should do yourself a favor and pick up some of these albums.

edit - I almost forgot Aphex Twin - Classics and Selected Ambient Works 85-92.

and FantomasMelvins Big Band - Millennium Monsterwork 2000...captures Fantomas and the Melvins in a live album that will blow you away. It did for me.

calhoun07
12-29-02, 09:01 AM
Fetal Position
Locket Full of Moonlight

both by Bill Mallonee (http://www.pastemusic.com/artist/10027), previously of the Vigilantes of Love.

ChrisKnudsen
12-29-02, 05:14 PM
Here is my top 30:

1. Bright Eyes - Lifted or the Story is in the Soil
2. Flaming Lips - Yoshimusa Battles the Pink Robots
3. Mull Historical Society - Loss
4. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
5. Hot Hot Heat - Make Up the Breakdown
6. The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
7. Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice
8. Tom Waits - Blood Money
9. Badly Drawn Boy - About a Boy Soundtrack
10. Sigur Ros - ( )
11. Apples in Stereo - Velocity of Sound
12. Beck - Sea Change
13. Capital City - Am In Invisible
14. Rocket from the Crypt - Live from Camp X-Ray
15. Jon Spencer Blues Explositon - Plastic Fang
16. The Holy Ghost - Colour Sympathy
17. Mr. Lif - I Phanton
18. Tegan and Sara - If It was You
19. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (official release)
20. Sean Na Na - My Magesty
21. Doug Martsh "Now you Know"
22. Gogol Bordello "Multi Kontra Irony"
23. Oxes "Oxxxes"
24. Liars - They Threw Us in a Trench and threw a Monument on Top (bigger label reissue)
25. Cordero - Lamb Lost in the City
26. Dances with Wolves - South East
27. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
28. Neil Halstead - Sleeping on Roads
29. The Doves - the Last Broadcast
30. Instruments - Billions of Phonographs

Best Box Set - Camper Van Beethoven - Ciggereetes and Carrot Juice: The Santa Cruise Years

My favorite Re-issue: X - "More Fun in the New World." In any other year it would have been except that was my favorite X album would have been: Pavement "Slanted and Enchanted" 2 Disc.

Biggest Disappointment: Belle and Sebastian "Story Telling" Soundtrack. I am a huge fan but this album was only played about 3 times before I shelved it.

Favorite e.p.: Baptist Generals "Void Touching" 2nd favorite: Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Master"

Favorite Ending Track: "Let's not Sh*t Ourselves (To be Loved and to be loved) by Bright Eyes.

Favorite Opening Track: "Misery is the River of the World" by Tom Waits.

fazeem
12-30-02, 02:47 PM
I chose Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

you can check out my top ten list here :
http://supernautic.blogspot.com/

Ergyu
12-31-02, 03:16 AM
System of a Down - Steal this album: A hell of a lot better than toxicity in my opinion.

Nine Inch Nails - ...And all that could have been (including DvD): The live cd is a bit "tinny" but it brings back such great memories of that tour. The dvd is absolutely amazing sound and video wise and the packaging for the discs is great as well. Makes me sad to know that the next (whenever that comes) release from NIN will most likely be the last....

Dredg - El Cielo: Moving piece of music that makes me wonder "how the hell did they get signed in a time like this."

Audioslave - S/T: Took a while to grow on me, but after all is said and done I think it's a great disc. Brings back lots of Rage and Soundgarden memories at once, 2 things I never thought would go together.

cerial442
01-01-03, 04:17 AM
IMO, the best CD this year was Killswitch Engage "Alive or Just Breathing". I bought it back in June, and I am still listening to it, and finding new things I like about it.

Also:
Down "Down 2"
Hatebreed "Preservence"
Shadows Fall "The Art of Balance"
Queens of the Stone Age "Songs for the Deaf"
In Flames "Reroute to Remain"
Soilwork "Natural Born Chaos"
Black Sabbath "Past Lives"
Atreyu "Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses"
Meshuggah "Nothing"
Boy Sets Fire "Live for Today Ep"
Dillenger Escape Plan featuring Mike Patton "Irony is a Dead Scene"
Nirvana "Nirvana"
Snapcase "End Transmission"
Clutch "Live from the Googleplex"

I still haven't heard the new Foo Fighters, Mudvayne, Audioslave, or System CD's.

The album that got the most play from me this year was AFI "The Art of Drowning". It is an older CD, but I just got it this year. It is an amazing CD.

Surf Monkey
01-02-03, 10:21 PM
Donnas - Spend the Night

Gdrlv
01-02-03, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by Gdrlv
In no particular order:
Wilco - YHF (which is much, much more than a bunch of "fancy bleeps and blops")
Sigur Ros - ( )
...Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
The Disco Biscuits - Senor Boombox
The Gourds - Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

Best reissue:
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted Luxe & Reduxe (nothing else is even close)

Best live album:
Live Phish 15 (10/31/96)
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Volume 5 (The Rolling Thunder Revue)

I'd also add...
Josh Joplin Group - The Future that Was

slymer
01-03-03, 02:26 PM
Lawrence Arms - Apathy & Exhaustion

Grimfarrow
01-03-03, 04:44 PM
After re-listening to all of my 2002 albums, here are what I now consider to be the best:

1. Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
2. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
3. Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
4. Sigur Ros - ()
5. Pulp - We Love Life
6. Beck - Sea Change
7. The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us
8. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season

dork
01-03-03, 09:00 PM
Everyone can finally breathe a sigh of relief, cause I put together a list:

1. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Source Tags & Codes
2. Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights
3. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (I know it's an EP; I liked it more than most albums this year)
5. 90 Day Men, To Everybody
6. The Walkmen, Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone
7. Rhett Miller, The Instigator
8. The Streets, Original Pirate Material
9. Sparta, Wiretap Scars
10. Bruce Springsteen, The Rising (Just to piss Yancey off....)

Singles:

1. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, "Relative Ways"
2. Belle & Sebastian, "I'm Waking Up to Us"
3. Badly Drawn Boy, "Something to Talk About"
4. Interpol, "NYC"
5. Steve Earle, "Jerusalem"

Frank TJ Mackey
01-06-03, 12:48 PM
COLDPLAY a rush of blood to the head
NAS God's son
CODY CHESNUTT the headphone masterpiece
INTERPOL turn on the bright lights
FOO FIGHTERS one by one
BECK sea change
THE ROOTS phrenology
DOVES the last broadcast
SCARFACE the fix
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN the rising (truly surprised by how good this album was.......slightly corny and overly sentimental at times but a great piece of work nonetheless)

Yancey
01-06-03, 01:54 PM
Why would the Rising piss me off, Dork? Why do I care if you like a terrible record (harharhar)?

Seriously though, very glad to see 90 Day Men on there. A seriously overlooked album.

dork
01-06-03, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by Yancey

Seriously though, very glad to see 90 Day Men on there.
Why do you care if I like a good record (harharhar)?

A seriously overlooked album.
Hey, the guy at Neumu agrees with you!

Edit: Supergrass's Life on Other Planets is probably #11. Or maybe 10. I don't know.

El Scorcho
01-06-03, 04:32 PM
My list:

#10 Hot Water Music - Caution
#9 Thursday - Full Collapse
#8 Unwritten Law - Elva
#7 Get Up Kids - On a Wire
#6 Sparta - Wiretap Scars
#5 Alkaline Trio / Hot Water Music Split EP
#4 Matt Skiba / Kevin Seconds acoustic EP
#3 Thrice - Illusion of Safety
#2 Finch - What It Is to Burn
#1 No use for a name - Hard Rock Bottom

fallow
01-06-03, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by El Scorcho
#9 Thursday - Full Collapse

I thought that this came out in 2001?

fender69
01-07-03, 04:27 AM
Mum - Finally We Are No One
Isis - Oceanic
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Beck - Sea Change
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
Low - Trust
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
Clinic - Walking with Thee

greeny
01-07-03, 06:48 AM
In no particular order :

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
SFA - Rings Around the World
Pulp - We Love Life
Pulp - Hits
Beck - Sea Change
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Bright Eyes - Lifted, or The Story in the Soil....
Sondre Lerche - Faces Down
Ladytron - light&magic
Clinic - Walking With Thee
Morcheeba - Charango
M˙m - Finally We Are No One
The Perishers - From Nothing To One
Starsailor - Love is Here (came out Jan 2002 in the US, so I'm not sure if it should be considered 2002 or not)

.. and I know I forgetting a ton.

El Scorcho
01-07-03, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by fallow
I thought that this came out in 2001?

Could be possible. I picked it up early in the year so the timeline could be a little hazy. :)

CapRockBrewingCo.
01-07-03, 06:22 PM
"Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" - Wilco

leepyswetr
01-07-03, 11:06 PM
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

Hey, it works for the Grammy people...

Giles
01-09-03, 04:56 PM
Here's my favourite albums of 2002: (in alphabetical order)

2 MANY DJ's: "As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2"
A-Ha - Lifelines
BADLY DRAWN BOY -Have You Fed the Fish?
BOARDS OF CANADA - Geogaddi
CORAL, THE - self titled
DEATH IN VEGAS - Scorpio Rising
DELGADOS - Hate
DOVES - Last Broadcast
ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE - Holes in the Walls
FLAMING LIPS - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
COLDPLAY - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
KENT - Vapen and Ammunition
LEAVES - Breathe
LEMON JELLY - Lost Horizons
MEDICINE 8 - Iron Stylings
MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Loss
POLYPHONIC SPREE -The Beginning Stages Of...
ROYKSOPP - Melody A.M.
SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES - Behind the Music
STREETS, THE -Original Pirate Material
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - Rings Around the World
SUPERGRASS - Life on Other Planets
SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE - Divine Operating System
WILCO - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
WANNADIES - Before/After


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