The Best Albums of 2003

This page last updated on December 18, 2003.


The Top 10 Albums of 2003

1) Bruce Cockburn - You've Never Seen Everything

2) The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music

3) Stephen Harris - Songs from the Mission of Hope

4) Zwan - Mary Star of the Sea

5) John Lee Hooker - Face to Face

6) Rodney Crowell - Fate's Right Hand

7) Warren Zevon - The Wind

8) Jane's Addiction - Strays

9) Po' Girl - Po' Girl

10) Neil Young - Greendale


Reissues and Live Albums

1) Grateful Dead - Closing of Winterland

2) Miles Davis - Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete

3) Miles Davis - The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions

4)  Bob Dylan - The Complete SACD Collection

5)  Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks, Volume 29

6) Jeff Buckley - Live at Sin-

7) The Four Jefferson Airplane Reissues

8) Loudon Wainwright III - So Damn Happy

9) The Who - Who's Next

10) The Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival


The Best of the Rest

These releases may not be the cream of the crop for 2003, but each is remarkable in its own right be they intriguing debuts, welcome returns, fond farewells, brilliant tributes, stunning leaps forward, or just good efforts from consistently creative artists.

Allman Brothers Band - Hittin' the Note

Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Blues Traveler - Truth Be Told

June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower

David Lindley y Wally Ingram - Twango Bango III

Del McCoury Band - It's Just the Night

Kathleen Edwards - Failer

Gov't Mule - The Deepest End

Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks, Volume 28

Grateful Dead - View from the Vault IV

Joe Henry - Tiny Voices

B. B. King - Reflections

Los Lonely Boys - Los Lonely Boys

John Mellencamp - Trouble No More

Thelonious Monk - Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia

Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Unclassified

Reckless Kelly - Under the Table and Above the Sun

Damien Rice - O

Sam Bush & David Grisman - Hold On, We're Strummin'

Scott Miller and The Commonwealth - Upside Downside

Chris Smither - Train Home

The Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart

Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions

String Cheese Incident - Untying the Not

Joe Strummer - Streetcore

Turin Brakes - Ether Song

U2 - Go Home: Live from Slane Castle

Various Artists - Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan

Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - A Film about Wilco by Sam Jones

Lucinda Williams - World without Tears

Steve Winwood - About Time

Warren Zanes - Memory Girls


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