Perfect Sound Forever

Favorites of 2002

Jason Gross, Editor

  1. Imperial Teen Go (Merge)
  2. Kasey Chambers Barricades & Brickwalls (Warner Bros)
  3. 2 Many DJ's As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 (Pias Recordings)
  4. Radio 4 Gotham! (Gern Blandsten)
  5. Elvis Costello When I Was Cruel (Island)
  6. Clinic Walking With Thee (Domino)
  7. Hot Hot Heat Make Up the Breakdown (Sub Pop)
  8. Sonic Youth Murray Street (DGC)
  9. The Hunches Yes.No.Shut It. (In the Red)
  10. Swollen Members Monsters in the Closet (Battle Axe)
  11. Add N To (X) Loud Like Nature (Mute)
  12. Spoon Kill the Moonlight (Merge)
  13. Andrew W.K. I Get Wet (Mercury)
  14. Stay Free's Illegal Art Compilation (Illegal Art)
  15. Manu Chao Radio Bemba Sound System (Virgin)
  16. The Mendoza Line Lost in Revelry (Misra)
  17. Nappy Roots Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz (Atlantic)
  18. Tom Waits Blood Money (Anti)
  19. Edan Primitive Plus (Solid)
  20. Elf Power Creatures (Spin Art)
  21. Scion Arrange and Process Basic Channel Tracks (Tresor)
  22. Kid 606 The Action Packed Mentalist Brings You The Fucking Jams (Violent Turd)
  23. The Meat Purveyors All Relationships Are Doomed to Fail (Bloodshot)
  24. Primal Scream Evil Heat (Columbia)
  25. Wire Read and Burn.01 (Pink Flag)
  26. The Best Bootlegs In The World Ever.. (No Label)
  27. Mr. Lif Emergency Rations (Definitive Jux)
  28. Gas Money Hopeless Love Affair (Gas Money)
  29. Tommy Womack Circus Town (Sideburn)
  30. DJ Shadow Private Press (Solesides)
  31. People Under the Stairs OST (Om)
  32. They Might Be Giants NO! (Idlewild)
  33. Yohimbe Brothers Front End Lifter (Ropeadope)
  34. Ron House Obsessed (Moses Carryout)
  35. Richie Hawtin/Sven Vath The Sound of the Third Season (Mute)
  36. Kimberley Rew Great Central Revisted (Bongobeat)
  37. Anti-Pop Consortium Arrhythmia (Warp)
  38. Jason Moran Modernistic (Blue Note)
  39. Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)
  40. Select Cuts from Blood & Fire 3 (Select Cuts)
  41. Sleater-Kinney One Beat (Kill Rock Stars)
  42. El-P Fantastic Damage (Definite Jux)
  43. Public Enemy Revolverlution (Koch)
  44. Donnas Spend the Night (Atlantic)
  45. Blacklicious Blazing Arrow (MCA)
  46. Phantomsmasher Phantomsmasher (Ipecac)
  47. Red Hot and Riot (MCA)
  48. Detroit Cobras Mint Rat or Rabbit (SFTRI)
  49. Derek Bailey Ballads (Tzadik)
  50. Matthew Shipp Nu Bop (Thirsty Ear)
  51. Clocker Redbury & Dusty Slosinger Cold Wars Hot Water Shower (SteamyBowl)
  52. John Sinclair and his Blues Scholars Fattening Frogs For Snakes (Okra-Tone)
  53. Themselves The No Music (Anticon)
  54. Sahara Hotnights Jennie Bomb (Jetset)
  55. Making SIngles Drinking Doubles (Bloodshot)
  56. Bruce McCullough Drunken Baby Project (Tront)
  57. Household Names The Trouble With Being Nice (Household Names)
  58. Aesop Rock Daylight (Definitive Jux)
  59. And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead Source Code and Tags (Interscope)
  60. Grandmaster Flash The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash (Strut)
  61. MC Paul Barman Paullelujah! (Coup D'Etat)
  62. Hella Hold Your Horse Is (5RC)
  63. Soundworks- Whitney Biennial 2002 (Whitney)
  64. Gravediggaz Nightmare In A-Minor (BMG)
  65. The Gourds Cow Fish Fowl or Pig (Sugar Hill)
  66. Bangs Call and Response (Kill Rock Stars)
  67. Bloodshot Records Sampler 2002 (Bloodshot)
  68. Waadaa Leo Smith Year of the Elephant (Pi Recordings)
  69. Mr. Airplane Man Moanin (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
  70. The Boggs We Are the Boggs We Are (Arena Rock)
  71. Guy Davis Give In Kind (Red House)
  72. Subtonix Tarantism (TM)
  73. Pulp We Love Life (Rough Trade)
  74. Marianne Faithful Kissin Time (Virgin)
  75. Sage Francais Personal Journals (Anticon)
  76. Bounty Killer The Art of War (VP)
  77. Pine Valley Cosmonauts Executioner's Last Songs (Bloodshot)
  78. Futurism (City Rockers)
  79. The Pattern Real Feelness (Lookout!)
  80. D'Afro Disco- Garri Mix (Codek)
  81. Roberto J. Rodriquez El Danzon de Moises (Tzadik)
  82. Flogging Molly Drunken Lullabies (Side One Dummy)
  83. Wish You Were Here- Love Songs For New York (Village Voice)
  84. The Soft Boys Nextdoorland (Matador)
  85. Live Human Live (C.O.D.)
  86. Stefan Dill Trio Run For Heaven (Falcata-Galia)
  87. Sandoz Chant To Jah (Soul Jazz)
  88. Boom Selection_Issue 01 (Boom Selection)
  89. Mark Kleiner Power Trio Love To Night (Mint)
  90. Burnt Sugar That Depends on What You Know (Trugoid)
  91. Lowercase Sound 2002 (Bremsstrahlung Recordings)
  92. Grandpa Boy Mono (Vagrant)
  93. Luna Romantica (Jetset)
  94. Ida You Are My Flower (Last Affair)
  95. Xinlisupreme Murder License (Fat Cat)
  96. Racebannon Satan's Kickin' Yr Dick In (Secretly Fuckin' Canadian)


  1. Typical Girls Bootleg CD Volume 1 (Typical Girls)
  2. Richard Hell Time (Matador)
  3. Rocket From the Tomb The Day The Earth Met The... (Smog Veil)
  4. MX-80 Sound 1977 Live At the Library 1978 (Gulcher)
  5. Ramones Loud, Fast, Ramones: Their Toughest Hits (Sire/Rhino)
  6. Stevie Wonder The Definitive Collection (Rhino)
  7. Patti Smith Land (Arista)
  8. Bhundu Boys Shed Sessions (Sadza)
  9. Harlem World- The Sound of Big Apple Rapping (Heros and Villians)
  10. They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants (Rhino)
  11. Pavement Slanted and Enchanted (Matador)
  12. The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood (Circus/Jetset)
  13. An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music/First A-Chronology Volume #1 (Sub Rosa)
  14. I'm A Good Woman: Funk Classics From Sassy Soul Sisters (Harmless)
  15. John Coltrane Coltrane (Impulse)
  16. The Fall Totally Wired- The Rough Trade Anthology (Castle)
  17. The Scruffs Wanna Meet the Scruffs? (Cherry Red)
  18. The Replacements Hootnaney (Twin/Tone)
  19. The Fugs Electronic Steamboat (Rhino)
  20. Puffy Ami Yumi An Illustrated History (Bar None)
  21. The Wild Bunch- Story of A Soundsystem (Strut)
  22. Japanese Avant-Garde (Sub Rosa)
  23. Tresor True Spirit (Tresor)
  24. Thelonious Monk Paris (14 November 1970) (BYG Actuel)
  25. The Impressions The Young Mod's Forgotten Story (Sunspots)
  26. Roxanne Shante The Best of Cold Chillin (Landspeed)
  27. This Is Front Line (Caroline/Virgin)
  28. Fresh Freddie Presents B-Boy Stance (Strut)
  29. Disco Connection- Authentic Classic Disco 1976-1981 (Warners import)
  30. Laura Lee Womens' Love Rights- The Hot Wax Anthology (Castle)
  31. Sorted! 40 Madchester Bagged Anthems (Ministry of Sound)
  32. Allen Ginsberg New York Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs (Locust)
  33. Gimme Dat Harp Boy!  Roots of the Captain (Ozit)
  34. DG307 DG307 (Tamizdat)
  35. Greenthink Blindfold (Purple Guerilla)
  36. Times Ain't Like They Used To Be Vol. 6 (Yazoo)
  37. Surrealism Revisted (LTM)
  38. Lesser LS-MP3CD-R_1990-2000 (Tigerbeat)
  39. Do the Pop! The Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-87 (Shock)
  40. This Is Tech-Pop: 21st Century Electro and New Wave (Ministry of Sound)
  41. The Hellacopters Cream of the Crap (Gearhead)
  42. Fairport Convention Heydey (Island)
  43. Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos (Acadia)
  44. Booniay!! a Compilation of West African Funk (Afrodisiac)
  45. Fred Frith Gravity (Re)
  46. Pachuco Boogie- Historic Mexican American Music (Arhoolie)
  47. Pierre Henry Mix Pierre Henry 04.3 > Les annees cinquante (Philips)
  48. Soul Allnighter- 60's Stompers & 70's Dancefloor Classics (Metro Double)
  49. Roky Erikson and the Aliens The Evil One (SFTRI)
  50. High Rise Destination -- Best Of (Tokuma)
  51. Baadasssss Cinema: The Sounds of Blaxploitation (TVT)
  52. Savage Republic Tragic Figures (Mobilization)
  53. Acid Mothers Temple Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!) (Static Caravan / Resonant)
  54. Luc Ferrari Cycle Des Souvenirs (1995-2000) (Blue Chopsticks)
  55. Captain Beefheart Dust Sucker (Ozit)
  56. Masada First Live 1993 (Tzadik)
  57. Henry Flynt New American Ethnic Music Volume 2: Spindizzy (Recorded)
  58. Naked City Naked City Live-Knitting Factory V 1 (Tzadik)
  59. Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny And Mutation (Columbia / Legacy)
  60. Jim Smoak and the Louisiana Honeydrippers Bayou Bluegrass (Arhoolie)
  61. Snivelling Shits I Can't Come (Damaged Goods)
  62. Nebula Dos EPs (Meteor City)
  63. Soft Machine Man in the Deaf Corner (Trojan)
  64. Dr. Gunni Tudrur (Framkaemt)
  65. Plasticland Mink Dress and Other Cats (Timothy's Brain)
  66. People Like Us Recyclopaedia Britannica (Mess Media)
  67. Uncle Tupelo 89/93: An Anthology (Columbia)
  68. X-Ray Spex The Anthology (Castle)
  69. Phill Niblock A Young Person's Guide to Phill Niblock (XI)
  70. The Jimmy Castor Bunch 16 Slabs of Funk (RCA)
  71. MC5 Human Being Lawnmower (Total Energy)
  72. Peter King Shango (Strut)
  73. The Meditations I Love Jah (Whackies)
  74. Trojan Skinhead Reggae (Trojan)
  75. Peter Brotzmann Trio For Adolphe Sax (Atavistic)
  76. Global Turntables (Hip Hop Slam)
  77. Skip Bifferty Skip Bifferty (Acme Gramophone)
  78. Electric Prunes Stockholm 67 (Birdman)
  79. The Very Best of Bollywood Songs II (Outcaste)
  80. Segun Bucknor Poor Man No Get Brother- Assembly & Revolution 1969-1975 (Strut)
  81. The Rustler Presents: Because You're Funky (Lo)
  82. Deep Note- Music of 1970<'s Adult Cinema (O.S.T. Grammofonpladen)
  83. Public Nuisance Gotta Survive (Frantic)
  84. Company Flow Little Johnny From The Hospital: Breaks and Instrumentals Vol.1 (Rawkus)
  85. July July (Aftermath)
  86. Trees On the Shore (Columbia)
  87. Gordon Mumma Live-Electronic Music (Tzadik)
  88. Van Morrison Celebrities At Their Worst 3.1: Van Morrison's Contract Breaking Sessions (M.D.W.C.G.C.G.)
  89. Horacio Vaggione La Maquina de Cantar (Ampersand)
  90. Henry Flynt Back Porch Hillbilly Blues (Locust)
  91. Black Rio- Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980 (Strut)


  1. Sugarbabes "Freak Like Me" (Universal)
  2. Freelance Hairdresser "Marshall's Been Snookered" (bootleg)
  3. Custom "Beat Me" (BMG)
  4. Tweet "Oops" (East West)
  5. The Rapture "House of Jealous Lovers" (DFA)
  6. Yo La Tengo "Nuclear War" (Matador)
  7. Control Machete "Si Senor" (Universal)
  8. Amon Tobin featuring MC Decimal R "Verbal" (Ninja Tune)
  9. Truth Hurts "Addictive" (Interscope)
  10. Las Ketchup "Asereje (The Ketchup Song)" (Sony)
  11. P.O.D. "Youth of the Nation" (Atlantic)
  12. Dixie Chicks "Long Time Gone" (Sony)
  13. Musique Concrete "Third Edition" (PIL)
  14. Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti "What's Luv" (WEA)
  15. Marianne Faithful "Sex With Strangers" (Virgin)
  16. Noreaga "Nothin'" (Universal)
  17. Alcazar "Crying at the Discoteque" (E-Magine)
  18. Hives "Hate To Say I Told You So" (Sire)
  19. Jay Z "Bonnie and Clyde" (Roc-A-Fella)
  20. T.A.T.U. "All the Things She Said" (Interscope)
  21. Grandpa Boy "Let's Not Belong Together" (Vagrant)
  22. B2K featuring Nascar "Uh Huh" (Remix)
  23. Peter Bernard "Strung-Out Remix" (
  24. Idlewild "American English" (Food import)
  25. Kid 606 "MP3 Killed the Record Star" (Violent Turd)
  26. Chumbwamba "Her Majesty" (
  27. Scharpling & Wurster "The Music Scholar" (Stereolaffs)
  28. Guy De Bievre "If you want to learn how to make songs yourself, you take your computer and you go to where the road crosses that way, where a crossroads is. Get there be sure to get there just a little 'fore 12 that night so you know you'll be there. You have your computer and be playing a piece there by yourself. A big black man will walk up there and take your computer and he'll install new drivers on it. And then he'll play a piece and hand it back to you. That's the way I learned to play anything I want" (Experimental Intermedia)

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