Best Music of 2003 REVISED

Y'all should know by now that I obsess over lists. I was looking at the music list I put together for '03 back in December and of course, wondered what the hell I was thinking with some of the positions. I've also acquired some pretty spiffy '03 albums since then, and also decided, very scientifically of course, that compilations should be included too (if it's good enough for Christgau...). So here's where we stand:

1. Rufus Wainwright, Want One (original position: 1)
2. The White Stripes, Elephant (2)
3. Death Cab For Cutie, Transatlanticism (-)
4. Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress (5)
5. Sufjan Stevens, Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State (-)
6. Teenage Fanclub, 4766 Seconds: A Shortcut To Teenage Fanclub (-)
7. Steve Wynn, Static Transmission (3)
8. Stew, Something Deeper Than These Changes (6)
9. TV On The Radio, Young Liars EP (7)
10. Paul Brill, Sisters LP (4)
11. The New Pornographers, Electric Version (8)
12. Super Furry Animals, Phantom Power (10)
13. Calexico, Feast of Wire (-)
14. +/-, You Are Here (9)
15. The Postal Service, Give Up (16)
16. Basement Jaxx, Kish Kash (18)
17. Oranger, Shutdown The Sun (11)
18. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers (12)
19. Black Box Recorder, Passionoia (13)
20. Natacha Atlas, Something Dangerous (14)

And, to jump the gun just a bit, here's what's cooking for '04 so far:

1. Sufjan Stevens, Seven Swans
2. Nellie McKay, Get Away From Me
3. Tompaulin, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt
4. TV On The Radio, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
5. The Marlboro Chorus, Entangled EP
6. Mary Lou Lord, Baby Blue
7. Fey Ray, I Wanna Be New & Perfect

All bound to change soon, with new releases from Sam Phillips, Patti Smith, The Magnetic Fields, Morrissey, and PJ Harvey just around the cor-ner.

Hell, let's do '04 Film (so far) too:

1. The Return
2. Dogville
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Monster
5. The Agronomist
6. The Fog of War
7. Nosey Parker