Perfect Sound Forever

Favorites of 2003

Jason Gross, Editor

Bettie Seveert Log 22 (Palomine)
Crooked Fingers Red Devil Dawn (Merge)
Busdriver Temporary Forever (Temporary Whatever)
Gina Villalobos Beg From Me (Kick Music)
Snow Patrol Last Straw (Jeepster)
New Pornographers Electric Version (Matador)
Pernice Brothers Yours Mine and Ours (Ashmont)
Basement Jaxx Kish Kash (Astralwerks)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell (Touch And Go)
Wig in a Box- Songs From and Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Itch (Off)
Todd Snider Near Truths and Hotel Rooms (Oh Boy)
Sole Man's Best Friend Pt. 2 - No Thanks (Sole)
Pink Try This (Arista)
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)
Ruby on the Vine This World of Days (Gracious)
The Swaggerts Keeper of the Quaich (Feralette)
Rebuilding the Bridge (Typical Girls)
Jon Langford & the Sadies The Mayors of the Moon (Bloodshot)
Lucinda Williams World Without Tears (Lost Highway)
Warren Zevon The Wind (Artemis)
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues (Columbia/Legacy)
Dallas Turner Border Radio Favorites A to Z (Dallas Turner Archives)
The Capricorns Go the Distance (Banazan)
Buck 65 Talkin Honky Blues (WEA)
Drive-By Truckers Decoration Day (New West)
Richard Thompson 1000 Years of Popular Music (Beeswing Music)
DM & Jemini Ghetto Pop Life (Lex Records)
The White Stripes Elephant (V2)
Radiohead Hail To The Thief (Capitol)
Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood (RCA)
Faceless Werewolves Faceless Werewolves (Already Gone)
John Hiatt Beneath the Gruff Exterior (New West)
Gossip Movement (Kill Rock Stars)
Atmosphere Seven's Travels (Epitaph)
Daughter Skin (Aum Fidelity)
DFA Compilation #1 (DFA)
The Fall Country on the Click (Action)
Rufus Wainwright Want One (DreamWorks)
Rocket From the Tombs Rocket Redux (Smog Viel)
The Stills Logic Will Break Your Heart(Vice)
Johnny's Blues- A Tribute to Johnny Cash (Northern Blues)
Gang Starr The Ownerz (Noo Trybe/Virgin)
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Pig Lib (Matador)
Ralph Carney This is Ralph Carney (Black Beauty)
Teo Leo and the Pharmacists Hearts of Oak (Lookout)
East River Pipe Garbageheads on Endless Stun (Merge)
Richard Thompson The Old Kit Bag (ArtistDirect)
Wire Send (Pink Flag)
Junior Senior D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat (Crunchy Frog/Atlantic)
Some Girls Feel It (Koch)
Aceyalone Love and Hate (Red Urban)
Brennen Leigh Band  Live: Turn Your Radio On! Gospel According To Austin Vol. 4 (GGA)
Nappy Roots Wooden Leather (Atlantic)


The 49 Americans The Original 14-track Single Containing the Hit Album, plus the musical Too Young To Be Ideal (Saidera)
Butthole Surfers Butthole Surfers (Latino Buggerveil)
Big Star Big Star Story (Ryko)
Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine (Collectors Choice)
Willie Nelson Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill)
Bhangra- The Best of Asian Beats from the Streets (Manteca)
Wild Dub  (Select Cuts)
Sonic Youth Dirty (DGC)
Roscoe Holcomb An Untamed Sense of Control (Smithsonian Folkways)
Tin Huey Contents Dislodged During Shipping (Collectors' Choice)
Great Planes Cornflakes (Old 3C)
Neil Young re*act*or (Reprise)
Mekons Punk Rock (Quarterstick)
Essential Logic Fanfare in the Garden: An Essential Logic Collection (Kill Rock Stars)
Rock City Rock City (Lucky Seven/Rounder)
The Aerovons Resurrection (RPM)
Pere Ubu Shape Of Things (Hearpen)
Rockin' Memphis: 1960s-1970s Vol. 1 (Lucky 7/Rounder)
The Holy Modal Rounders Good Taste Is Timeless Sundazed
Circle Prospekt  (Static Caravan)
Delmark -- 50 Years of Jazz & Blues (Delmark)
King Tubby Select Cuts 100% of Dub (Select Cuts)
Rank and File  Rank and File (Rhino Handimades)
28th Day The Complete Recordings (Innerstate)
Steve Earle Just an American Boy - The Audio Documentary (E-Squared/Artemis)
The Beatles Let It Be... Naked (Capitol)
June Carter Cash Press On (Dualtone)
The Clean Anthology (Merge)
The Holy Modal Rounders Live in 1965 (HMR)
Richard Lloyd Richard Lloyd (Collectors Choice)
Exuma Exuma (Repetoire)
Luc Ferrari Tautologos and Other Early Electronic Works (EMF)
Kentucky Mountain Music: Classic Recording of the 20s & 30s (Yazoo)
James Tenney Selected Works 1961-1969 (New World)
Matching Mole Matching Mole (Columbia)
Y Pants Y Pants (Periodic Document)
Robert Ashley The Wolfman (Alga Marghen)
Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. Music By David Borden (World Arbiter)
Dis-Jointed (Dis-Joint)
Fred Frith Prints [snapshots, postcards, messages & miniatures 1987-2001] (ReR/FRA)
Swell Bastards & Rarities 1989-1994 (Badman)
Sound System Rockers: Kingston Town 1969-1975 (Kingston Sounds)


Zach de la Rocha/DJ Shadow "March of Death" (
Fanny Pack "Cameltoe" (Tommy Boy)
Go Home Productions "Ray of Gob" (bootleg remix)
Yo La Tengo "Don't Have To Be So Sad" (Matador)
The Kills "Fuck the People" (Rough Trade)
Red Astaire "Follow Me" (Gamm)
George W. Bush "Bush Whacked 2" (Warp)
Lil Mo "Superwoman Part 2 (Funky Mix)" (Elektra)
Thuja "Fable" (Jewelled Antler)
Kazzaa Vs. Cary Shermann "The RIAA Took My Baby Away" (Electronic Foundation Frontiere)
Beyonce Knowles feat Jay-Z "Crazy In Love" (Sony)
Coldplay "Clocks" (Capitol)
Beastie Boys "In A World Gone Mad..." (
Busdriver "Stylin Uner Pressure" (Mush)
Bingo Gazingo & My Robot Friend "You're Out Of The Computer" (Gammon)

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