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The Best Of 2003




The 60 Best Records Of 2003

10 JAZZ SOUL & FUNK ALBUMS FOR 2003
cyro baptista beat the donkeythe clinton administration one nation under a re-groovekarl denson tiny universe the bridgegalactic ruckusgarage a trois emphasizerskerik syncopated taint septetstark reality nowsun ra nuclear warjimi tenor higher planesvida blue the illustrated band
Cyro Baptista "Beat The Donkey"
The Clinton Administration "One Nation Under A Re-Groove"
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe "The Bridge"
Galactic "Ruckus"
Garage A Trois "Emphasizer"
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet "Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet"
Stark Reality "Now"
Sun Ra "Nuclear War"
Jimi Tenor "Higher Planes"
Vida Blue "The Illustrated Band"

14 ELECTRONIC ALBUMS & EPs FOR 2003
amp fiddler love and war epark alleluyarkfour tet roundsjaga jazzist the styxkactus hunters unlimited landlisa carbon standardspepe deluxe beatitudeplaid spokesred snapper lo recordingsluke vibert yoseph
Amp Fiddler "Basementality EP" & "Love & War EP"
Ark "Alleluyark Vol.1, 2 & 3" & "Ark vs D.R.U.G.S."
Four Tet "Rounds"
Jaga Jazzist "The Styx"
Kactus Hunters "Unlimited Land"
Lisa Carbon "Standards"
Pepe Deluxé "Beatitude"
Plaid "Spokes"
Red Snapper "Red Snapper"
Luke Vibert "Yoseph"

10 HIP HOP ALBUMS FOR 2003
asheru and blueback of the unspoken heard 48 monthscunninlynguists southernundergrounddj format music for the mature b-boykid koala some of my best friends ar dj'soutkast speakerboxxx the love belowpeople under the stairs or stay tuneddudley perkins a lil' lightsoul position 8 million storiesty upwardsugly duckling taste the secret
Asheru & Blue Black Of The Unspoken Heard "48 Months"
Cunninlynguists "Southernunderground"
Dj Format "Music For The Mature B-Boy"
Kid Koala "Some Of My Best Friends Are Djs"
Outkast "The Love Below / Speakerboxxx"
People Under The Stairs "Or Stay Tuned"
Dudley Perkins "A Lil' Light"
Soul Position "8 Million Stories"
TY "Upwards"
Ugly Duckling "Taste The Secret"

11 FOLK ROCK & POP ALBUMS FOR 2003
daevdi allen university of errors ugly music for monicajeff buckley live at sin-ecalexico feast of a wiremike gordon inside ingov't mule the deepest endgov't mule the deep end vol 1 and 2ralph myerz a special albumstring cheese incident untying the notsuper numeri great avariestindersticks waiting for the moonkeller williams home
Daevid Allen's University Of Errors "Ugly Music 4 Monica"
Jeff Buckley "Live At Sin-E"
Calexico "Feast Of Wire"
Mike Gordon "Inside In"
Gov't Mule "The Deepest End" & "The Deep End vol. 1&2"
Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band "A Special Album"
String Cheese Incident "Untying The Not"
Super Numeri "Great Avaries"
Tindersticks "Waiting For The Moon"
Keller Williams "Home"

10 REGGAE DUB & WORLD ALBUMS FOR 2003
cedric im brooks and the light of sabathe congos congo ashantiburnt friedman and the nu dub players can't coolgroundation hebron gatejackie mittoo champion in the arenarhythm and sound with the artistssenor coconut fiesta songssidestepper 3 am in beats we trustup bustle out urban evacuationarthur verocai
Cedric Im Brooks & The Light Of Saba "The Magical Light Of Saba"
The Congos "Congo Ashanti"
Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players "Can't Cool"
Groundation "Hebron Gate"
Jackie Mittoo "Champion In The Arena 1976-1977"
Rhythm & Sound "The Artists" / "The Versions"
Senor Coconut "Fiesta Songs"
Sidestepper "3 AM (In Beats We Trust)"
Up Bustle & Out "Urban Evacuation"
Arthur Verocai"Arthur Verocai"

10 COMPILATIONS FOR 2003
bay area funkthe document 2 andy smithghana soundzinner city soundsimpact!midwest funkmiami soundsteinski burning out of control the sugrahill mixandy votel music to watch girls crystudio one story
Bay Area Funk (Luv N' Haight)
The Document II - Mixed by Dj Andy Smith (Illicit)
Ghana Soundz (Soundway)
Impact! (Soul Jazz)
Inner City Sounds (Luv N' Haight)
Miami Sound (Soul Jazz)
Midwest Funk (Jazzman)
Music To Watch Girls Cry - Mixed by Andy Votel (Fat City Recordings)
Steinski's Burning Out Of Control - The Sugarhill mix (Antidote)
Studio One Story & Studio One Muzik City (Soul Jazz)
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