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Pazz & Jop
End Of Year Critic Lists





A US publication based in New York that polls up to 300 critics for their end of year lists. Considered the last word in music criticism. Album lists start at 1971. Singles and tracks from 1979. EP listings from 1981 to 1994.

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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

Albums 2003


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1. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
2. The White Stripes - Elephant
3. Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
4. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
6. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
7. New Pornographers - Electric Version
8. Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
9. Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day
10. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
11. Strokes - Room on Fire
12. Rufus Wainwright - Want One
13. Jay-Z - The Black Album
14. Cat Power - You Are Free
15. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
16. Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
17. Postal Service - Give Up
18. Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
19. My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
20. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak
21. Warren Zevon - The Wind
22. Pernice Brothers - Yours, Mine & Ours
23. Libertines - Up the Bracket
24. Missy Elliott - This Is Not a Test!
25. Rapture - Echoes
26. Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
27. Junior Senior - D-D-Don't Stop the Beat
28. Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark
29. Four Tet - Rounds
30. Grandaddy - Sumday
31. Darkness - Permission to Land
…. Johnny Cash - Unearthed
33. Notwist - Neon Golden
34. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
35. Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
36. Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
37. Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won
38. Liz Phair - Liz Phair
39. Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
40. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
41. Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music
42. Thrills - So Much for the City
43. Wrens - The Meadowlands
44. R. Kelly - Chocolate Factory
45. Lyrics Born - Later That Day…
46. Justin Timberlake - Justified
47. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Streetcore
48. Ryan Adams - Rock N Roll
49. Damien Rice - O
50. Electric Six - Fire
51. Neil Young - Greendale
52. Broadcast - Haha Sound
53. Al Green - I Can't Stop
54. Blur - Think Tank
…. Anthony Hamilton - Comin' From Where I'm From
56. Raveonettes - Chain Gang of Love
57. Kathleen Edwards - Failer
58. Beyonce - Dangerously in Love
59. Richard Thompson - The Old Kit Bag
60. Bad Plus - These Are the Vistas
61. Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys
62. Kelis - Tasty
63. Dandy Warhols - Welcome to the Monkey House
64. Manitoba - Up in Flames
65. Café Tacuba - Cuatro Caminos
…. Nada Surf - Let Go
67. Fannypack - So Stylistic
68. King Sunny Ade - The Best of the Classic Years
69. Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
70. Buck 65 - Talkin' Honky Blues
71. The Decemberists - Her Majesty
72. TV on the Radio - Young Liars
73. Matthew Dear - Leave Luck to Heaven
74. Rancid - Indestructible
75. Atmosphere - Seven's Travels
…. Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions
…. Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland
78. Rodney Crowell - Fate's Right Hand
79. Kills - Keep on Your Mean Side
80. Sean Paul - Dutty Rock
81. Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
82. Joe Henry - Tiny Voices
83. Calexico - Feast of Wire
…. Little Brother - The Listening
85. British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power
86. Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
87. Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
88. Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher
89. Rosanne Cash - Rules of Travel
90. Shelby Lynne - Identity Crisis
91. Juana Molina - Segundo
92. The Distillers - Coral Fang
93. Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
94. Califone - Quicksand / Cradlesnakes
95. Emmylou Harris - Stumble into Grace
96. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Take Them On, On Your Own
97. Delgados - Hate
98. Sleepy Jackson - Lovers
99. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow
100. Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages of …
…... Northern State - Dying in Stereo
102. Amy Rigby - Til the Wheels Fall Off
…... Ms. Dynamite - A Little Deeper
…... Deerhoof - Apple O'
105. David Banner - Mississippi: The Album
106. Zwan - Mary Star of the Sea
107. Animal Collective - Here Comes The Indian
…... Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle
109. Cassandra Wilson - Glamoured
110. Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.
111. M Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent
…... Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic
113. Matmos - The Civil War
114. Josh Rouse - 1972
…... Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Comfort Woman
…... Bonnie Prince Billy - Master and Everyone
…... Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan, The Great Lakes State
118. Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban - Mambo Sinuendo
119. Black Keys - Thickfreakness
120. Rickie Lee Jones - The Evening of My Best Day
120. Books - The Lemon of Pink
122. Nick Cave - Nocturama
…... Reverend Charlie Jackson - God's Got It
124. Michael Franti and Spearhead - Everyone Deserves Music
125. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Pig Lib
…... Wire - Send
127. Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart
128. Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will
129. Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions
…... Paul Westerberg - Come Feel Me Tremble
131. Jet - Get Born
…... Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa
…... Erase Errata - At Crystal Palace
…... Kenna - New Sacred Cow
135. Thursday - War All the Time
136. AFI - Sing the Sorrow
…... Constantines - Shine a Light
138. Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
…... Various Artists - Festival in the Desert
140. Michael Mayer - Fabric 13
141. Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
142. Randy Newman - The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1
143. The Clientele - The Violet Hour
…... Jesse Malin - The Fine Art of Self Destruction
…... June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower
146. Annie Lennox - Bare
…... Isley Meets Bacharach - Here I Am
148. Blink-182 - Blink-182
149. Jane's Addiction - Strays
…... Various Artists - Lost in Translation
…... The Swimming Pool Q's - Royal Academy of Reality
152. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
…... Dwele - Subject
154. Blood Brothers - Burn Piano Island, Burn
…... Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
…... David Banner - Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album
157. Peaches - Fatherfucker
…... Various Artists - Goodbye, Babylon
…... Beatles - Let It Be ...Naked
…... Carla Bozulich - Red Headed Stranger
161. Macy Gray - The Trouble With Being Myself
162. Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, Marisa Monte - Tribalistas
163. Stars - Heart
…... Lizz Wright - Salt
165. Otis Taylor - Truth Is Not Fiction
…... Saturday Looks Good to Me - All Your Summer Songs
167. Television - Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 6/29/78
168. David Bowie - Reality
…... El Gran Silencio - Super Riddim Internacional! Vol. 1
170. Soft Pink Truth - Do You Party?
171. Metallica - St. Anger
172. Pretty Girls Make Graves - The New Romance
…... Bettye Lavette - A Woman Like Me
174. Quasi - Hot Shit
…... Andrew W.K. - The Wolf
176. Hidden Cameras - The Smell of Our Own
…... Ellen Allien - Berlinette
178. Lifesavas - Spirit in Stone
…... Nelly Furtado - Folklore
…... Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth
…... Nappy Roots - Wooden Leather
…... Wayne Shorter - Alegria
…... Stew - Something Deeper Than These Changes
184. Spiritualized - Amazing Grace
…... Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk
…... stellastarr* - Stellastarr*
187. Jolie Holland - Catalpa
188. Patty Loveless - On Your Way Home
…... Donnie - The Colored Section
…... All Girl Summer Fun Band - 2
…... Sparks - Lil' Beethoven
192. T.I. - Trap Muzik
…... Joe Jackson Band - Volume 4
…... Long Winters - When I Pretend to Fall
…... Thorns - The Thorns
196. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
…... Ween - Quebec
…... Angels of Light - Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home
199. Brand New - Deja Entendu
…... Danger Mouse & Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life
199. Okkervil River - Down the River of Golden Dreams
…... Bettie Serveert - Log 22
…... Cobra Verde - Easy Listening
204. Holly Golightly - Truly She Is None Other
…... John Mellencamp - Trouble No More
…... Yerba Buena - President Alien
207. Go-Betweens - Bright Yellow Bright Orange
…... Evanescence - Fallen
…... Panjabi MC - Beware
…... Minus 5 - Down With Wilco
211. Longwave - The Strangest Things
…... The Decemberists - Castaways & Cutouts
…... Ludacris - Chicken-N-Beer
…... Andrew Hill - Passing Ships
215. Kinky - Atlas
…... Bug - Pressure
…... Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug and Pint
218. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell, Part 1
…... Roy Hargrove Presents The RH Factor - Hard Groove
…... James Blood Ulmer - No Escape From the Blues
…... Fruit Bats - Mouthfuls
…... Crooked Fingers - Red Devil Dawn
223. Jason Moran - The Bandwagon
…... Adult. - Anxiety Always
225. Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun
226. Various Artists - Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s, 1926-1937
…... Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Out of Season
…... Lloyd Cole - Music in a Foreign Language
229. Iggy Pop - Skull Ring
…... Tindersticks - Waiting for the Moon
…... Brooks & Dunn - Red Dirt Road
…... Sizzla - Da Real Thing
233. Sea and Cake - One Bedroom
234. Eels - Shootenanny!
…... A.R.E. Weapons - A.R.E. Weapons
…... Dead Prez - Get Free or Die Tryin'
…... Supergrass - Life on Other Planets
…... Rainer Maria - Long Knives Drawn
…... Seal - Seal IV
240. Richard X - Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1
241. Elefant - Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid
…... Gaby Kerpel - Carnabailito
…... Khanate - Things Viral
…... Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham - L'Avventura
245. Massive Attack - 100th Window
…... Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Unclassified
…... Various Artists - Wig in a Box: Songs From & Inspired by 'Hedwig & the Angry Inch'
…... Ben Harper - Diamonds on the Inside
…... Damien Jurado - Where Shall You Take Me?
…... Guided by Voices - Hardcore UFOs: Revelations, Epiphanies and Fast Food.....
…... Lamb of God - As the Palace Burns
252. Vic Chesnutt - Silver Lake
…... Jean Grae - The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP
…... Deftones - Deftones
…... Dressy Bessy - Dressy Bessy
256. Kaito U.K. - Band Red
…... Mary J. Blige - Love & Life
…... Daude - Neguinha Te Amo
…... Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter
260. Elvis Costello - North
…... Preacher's Kids - Wild Emotions
262. Soundmurderer - Wired for Sound
…... Freeway - Philadelphia Freeway
…... Gang Starr - The Ownerz
…... Clean - Anthology
…... Willie Nelson - Crazy: the Demo Sessions
267. Abyssinia Infinite - Zion Roots
…... Guided by Voices - Earthquake Glue
…... Bottle Rockets - Blue Sky
…... John Fahey - +
271. Nina Nastasia - Run to Ruin
…... Howard Tate - Rediscovered
…... Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
…... East River Pipe - Garbageheads on Endless Stun
…... Johnny Marr and the Healers - Boomslang
…... Van Morrison - What's Wrong With This Picture?
277. Be Good Tanyas - Chinatown
…... Bembeya Jazz - Bembeya
…... Various Artists - Livin, Lovin, Losin: The Songs of the Louvin Brothers
…... A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
277. Idlewild - The Remote Part
…... Lil' Kim - La Bella Mafia
…... Michael Yonkers - Microminiature Love
…... Mojave 3 - Spoon and Rafter
285. Guster - Keep It Together
…... Thermals - More Parts Per Million
…... Martina Topley-Bird - Quixotic
…... Enslaved - Below the Lights
…... DJ/rupture - Minesweeper Suite
290. Calla - Televise
…... Damone - From the Attic
…... Dirtbombs - Dangerous Magical Noise
…... Essential Logic - Fanfare in the Garden
…... Kinski - Airs Above Your Station
…... Lawrence - The Absence of Blight
…... Nas - God's Son
…... Rhythm and Sound - With the Artists
…... Xiu Xiu - A Promise
299. Jaylib - Champion Sound
…... Clearlake - Cedars
…... Hamell on Trial - Tough Love
…... Mu - Afro Finger and Gel
…... Chris Smither - Train Home
…... Dwight Yoakam - Population Me
…... Innocence Mission - Befriended
…... Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
307. Various Artists - The American Song-Poem Anthology - Do You Know......
…... Gossip - Movement
…... Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar
…... Lisa Germano - Lullaby for Liquid Pig
311. Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
…... Aphex Twin - 26 Mixes for Cash
…... Clem Snide - Soft Spot
…... Cesaria Evora - Voz D'Amor
…... Tim Hecker - Radio Amor
…... Rachel's - Systems/Layers
…... Turbonegro - Scandinavian Leather
…... Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves - Drive It Like You Stole It
…... Ying Yang Twins - Me & My Brother
…... U.N.K.L.E. - Never, Never Land
321. Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
…... Dido - Life for Rent
…... Handsome Family - Singing Bones
…... Miroslav Vitous - Universal Syncopations
…... Monolake - Momentum
…... Sidestepper - 3AM: In Beats We Trust
…... Ugly Duckling - Taste the Secret
…... Visqueen - King Me
329. Pink - Try This
…... Various Artists - Kill Bill Vol.1
…... Elbow - Cast of Thousands
…... Jay-Z - S. Carter Collection
…... Joe Budden - Joe Budden
…... Love - The Forever Changes Concert
…... Styles of Beyond - Megadef
…... Janet Bean and the Concertina Wire - Dragging Wonder Lake
…... Frank Black - Show Me Your Tears
…... Party of Helicopters - Please Believe It
…... Pleasure Forever - Alter
…... Warren Zanes - Memory Girls
…... Dead Meadow - Shivering King and Others
…... Hybrid - Morning Sci-Fi
…... moe. - Wormwood
344. Kimya Dawson - My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess
…... Maria McKee - High Dive
…... Sarah McLachlan - Afterglow
347. T.A.T.U. - 200 KM/H in the Wrong Lane
…... Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
…... M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
…... Mavericks - The Mavericks
…... Cass McCombs - A
…... Rush - Rush in Rio
…... Spring Heel Jack - Live
354. Dengue Fever - Dengue Fever
…... Dave Matthews - Some Devil
…... David Sylvian - Blemish
…... Triumph the Insult Comic Dog - Come Poop With Me
…... Various Artists - Velvet Tinmine: 20 Junk Shop Glam Ravers
…... Regina Carter - Paganini: After a Dream
…... Aretha Franklin - So Damn Happy
354. Abbey Lincoln - It's Me
…... Party of One - Caught the Blast
…... Star Spangles - Bazooka!!!
…... Ward 21 - U Know How We Roll
365. Mya - Moodring
…... Cracker - Countrysides
…... Explosions in the Sky - Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
…... Black Eyes - Black Eyes
…... Ex Models - Zoo Psychology
…... Ghazal - The Rain
…... Les Nubians - One Step Forward
…... Non-Prophets - Hope
…... U.S. Maple - Purple on Time
…... Rhonda Vincent - One Step Ahead
…... Saves the Day - In Reverie
376. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell, Part 2
…... Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
…... Various Artists - A Mighty Wind: The Album
…... Andre 3000 - The Love Below
…... Azure Ray - Hold on Love
…... Branford Marsalis - Romare Bearden Revealed
…... Jeff Buckley - Live at Siné: Legacy Edition
…... Buzzcocks - Buzzcocks
…... Essex Green - The Long Goodbye
…... Groove Armada - Lovebox
…... Corey Harris - Mississippi to Mali
…... Ray Wylie Hubbard - Growl
…... Jealous Sound - Kill Them With Kindness
…... Kid Rock - Kid Rock
…... Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz - Kings of Crunk
…... Mates of State - Team Boo
…... Opeth - Damnation
…... The Roots - Phrenology
…... String Cheese Incident - Untying the Not
…... Supersuckers - Motherfuckers Be Trippin'
…... Turin Brakes - Ether Song
…... Hem - Rabbit Songs
…... Ojos de Brujo - Bari
…... Sounds - Living in America
…... Varttina - Iki


Singles 2003

1. OutKast - Hey Ya! (Arista)
2. Beyonce featuring Jay-Z - Crazy in Love (Columbia)
3. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (Third Man/V2)
4. Kelis - Milkshake (Star Trak/Arista)
5. 50 Cent - In Da Club (G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
6. Johnny Cash - Hurt (Universal)
7. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom (S-Curve/Virgin)
8. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix) (Jive)
9. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet (Atlantic)
10. Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z - Beware of the Boys (Mundian To Bach Ke) (Sequence)
11. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage (XL)
12. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body (Jive)
13. OutKast featuring Sleepy Brown - The Way You Move (Arista)
14. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River (Jive)
15. Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch (Elektra)
16. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story) (Touch & Go)
17. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins - Get Low (TVT)
18. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps (Interscope)
19. Strokes - 12 - 51 (RCA)
20. Sean Paul - Get Busy (VP/Atlantic)
21. Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Atlantic)
22. Pharrell featuring Jay-Z - Frontin' (Star Trak/Arista)
23. Coldplay - Clocks (Capitol)
24. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Elektra)
.... Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Wilson - Beautiful (Capitol)
26. Lumidee - Never Leave You - Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh! (Universal)
.... Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers (Universal)
28. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (RCA)
.... Roots (feat. Cody Chesnutt) - The Seed (2.0) (MCA)
30. Ludacris featuring Shawnna - Stand Up (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam South)
31. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name (J Records)
.... New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed (Matador)
.... The White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button (Third Man/V2)
34. Liz Phair - Why Can't I? (Capitol)
.... Postal Service - Such Great Heights (Sub Pop)
36. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U (XL)
.... Ted Leo/Pharmacists - Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone? (Lookout!)
.... Warren Zevon - Keep Me in Your Heart (Artemis)
39. R. Kelly - Step in the Name of Love (remix) (Jive)
.... Radiohead - There There (Capitol)