Best of 2003: Top 100 Imaginary Albums of the Year

You voted, and we tabulated. Now you can print and clip the top 100 imaginary albums of the year list for your post-holiday-gift-certificate shopping pleasure…

  1. The Postal Service, “Give Up”
  2. The Shins, “Chutes Too Narrow”
  3. Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism”
  4. Radiohead, “Hail To The Thief”
  5. Outkast, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”
  6. The White Stripes, “Elephant”
  7. The Long Winters, “When I Pretend To Fall”
  8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Fever to Tell”
  9. The New Pornographers, “Electric Version”
  10. The Decemberists, “Her Majesty, the Decemberists”
  11. The Strokes, “Room On Fire”
  12. The Wrens, “The Meadowlands”
  13. The Divorce, “There Will Be Blood Tonight”
  14. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, “Hearts of Oak”
  15. Nada Surf, “Let Go”
  16. Visqueen, “King Me”
  17. Idlewild, “The Remote Part”
  18. Junior Senior, “D-D-Don’t Don’t Stop the Beat”
  19. Cat Power, “You Are Free
  20. Belle & Sebastian, “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”
  21. The Rapture, “Echoes”
  22. The Darkness, “Permission to Land”
  23. The Thermals, “More Parts Per Million”
  24. The Dandy Warhols, “Welcome To The Monkey House”
  25. The Lights, “Beautiful Bird”
  26. Stellastarr*, “Stellastarr*”
  27. Various Artists, “Lost in Translation” Soundtrack
  28. Massive Attack, “100th Window”
  29. The Mars Volta, “De-Loused in the Comatorium”
  30. Wonderful, “God Bless Our Pad”
  31. British Sea Power, “Decline of British Sea Power”
  32. The Delgados, “Hate”
  33. Jayhawks, “Rainy Day Music”
  34. Los Halos, “Leaving Va.”
  35. Mogwai, “Happy Songs for Happy People”
  36. My Morning Jacket, “It Still Moves”
  37. The Aislers Set, “How I Learned to Write Backwards”
  38. The Thrills, “So Much for the City”
  39. Kaito, “Band-Red”
  40. Basement Jaxx, “Kish Kash”
  41. Gillian Welch, “Soul Journey”
  42. Grandaddy, “Sumday”
  43. The Decemberists, “Castaways and Cutouts”
  44. Twilight Singers, “Blackberry Belle”
  45. Sun Kil Moon, “Ghosts of the Great Highway”
  46. American Analog Set, “Promise of Love”
  47. Damien Jurado, “Where Shall You Take Me?”
  48. The Hidden Cameras,”The Smell Of Their Own”
  49. Cursive, “The Ugly Organ”
  50. Clearlake, “Cedars”
  51. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Take Them On, On Your Own”
  52. Mojave 3, “Spoon & Rafter”
  53. Rufus Wainwright, “Want One”
  54. Calexico, “Feast of Wire”
  55. Crooked Fingers, “Red Devil Dawn”
  56. Sleepy Jackson, “Lovers”
  57. Fountains Of Wayne, “Welcome Interstate Managers”
  58. Manitoba, “Up in Flames”
  59. Pretty Girls Make Graves, “New Romance”
  60. Andrew Bird, “Weather Systems”
  61. Johnny Cash, “Unearthed”
  62. The Libertines, “Up the Bracket”
  63. The Paybacks, “Knock Loud”
  64. Broadcast “Haha Sound”
  65. Deerhoof, “Apple ‘O”
  66. Menomena, “I Am the Fun Blame Monster!”
  67. Fanny Pack,”So Stylistic”
  68. Jet, “Get Born”
  69. Kinky, “Atlas”
  70. The Notwist, “Neon Golden”
  71. Broken Social Scene, “You Forgot It In People”
  72. Ed Harcourt, “From Every Sphere”
  73. Exploding Hearts, “Guitar Romantic”
  74. The Kills, “Keep On Your Mean Side”
  75. Blur, “Think Tank”
  76. Four Tet, “Rounds”
  77. Kings of Leon, “Youth & Young Manhood”
  78. The Drive-By Truckers, “Decoration Day”
  79. The Minus 5, “Down With Wilco”
  80. The Orb, “Bicycles and Tricycles”
  81. Downpilot, “Leaving Not Arriving”
  82. Longwave, “The Strangest Things”
  83. Okkervil River, “Down the River of Golden Dreams”
  84. The Malinks, “Can’t Shake Last Night”
  85. The Stills, “Logic Will Break Your Heart”
  86. United State of Electronica, “Demo”
  87. Guided By Voices, “Earthquake Glue”
  88. Anna Oxygen, “All Your Faded Things”
  89. Beth Gibbons & Rustin’ Man “Out of Season”
  90. Dead Meadow, “Shivering King and Others”
  91. Martina Topley-Bird, Quixotic”
  92. Rachel’s, “Systems/Layers”
  93. The Fitness,”Call Me for Together”
  94. The Primate Five, “1234567APE”
  95. Triple R, “Friends”
  96. Holopaw, “Holopaw”
  97. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Nocturama”
  98. Smog, “Supper”
  99. The Bad Plus, “These are the Vistas”
  100. The Gossip,”Movement”

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