posted 01.05.03
top albums of 2002                      d.r. matusiak
sonic youth - murray street
flaming lips - yoshimi battles the pink robots
beck - sea change
breeders - title TK
hayden - skyscraper national park
Tift Merritt - bramble rose
Mudhoney - since we've become translucent
Princess Superstar - Is
Bandway - Night Rock
Norah Jones - come away with me
thrones - KRS283
Bonnie Raitt - silver lining
Hedwig and the angry inch  soundtrack
the Strokes - Is this it
the Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
beth orton - daybreaker
doug martsch - now you know
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
J Mascis and the Fog - Free So Free
RE-RELEASE of pavement's Slanted and Enchanted (w/ extra material)
melvins - hostile ambient takeover
Peter Gabriel - UP!
Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones
Nightmares on Wax - Mind Elevation
David Dondero - shooting at the sun with a water gun
Jimmy Magoo & The Little Bang Band - Short & Sweet

late entries (mostly released in December 2002, but still very good):

Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
the Roots - Phrenology
Talib Kweli - Quality
Common - Electric Circus

barely shrugged shoulders:

chemical brothers - come with us
aimee mann - lost in space
weezer - maladroit
sonic youth w/ i.c.p. and the ex - in the fishtank
Emiliana Torrini - Love in the Time of Science
George Harrison - Brainwashed

2001, but still deserve mention:

Angie Stone - Mahogany Soul
Bjork - Vespertine (yes, mentioned 2 yrs in a row)
Silver Jews - "Tennessee" single (one of the best finds of 2002)
Outkast - Big Boi & Dre Present... (kind of a greatest hits record)

haven't heard it yet, but i'm sure it is spectacular!!

Mariah Carey - Charmbraclet
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