Washington City Paper

Dec. 27, 2002-
Jan. 9, 2002



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Critic's ballots:
Joe Banno
Andrew Beaujon
Matthew Borlik
Brent Burton
Jason Cherkis
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Sean Daly
Glenn Dixon
John Dugan
David Dunlap Jr.
Sarah Godfrey
Todd Hitchcock
Mark Jenkins
Mike Kanin
Steve Kiviat
Josh Levin
Michael Little
Jacob Long
Shauna Miller
John Murph
Christopher Porter
Leonard Roberge
Joel E. Siegel
Joe Warminsky
Mark Williams
Pamela Murray Winters
Shannon Zimmerman


Arts in Review 2002

     

CPArts

[The CP Top 20 of 2002]

In November, the Washington City Paper asked its music writers to compile lists of their 10 favorite releases of the past year. Critics were required to divide a total of 100 points among their selections, awarding no more than 20 points—and no fewer than 1—to each. Any single, EP, album, or box set of old or new music released in any quantity anywhere in the world in 2002 was eligible. Eight weeks, 2,700 points, and a 13-way tie for 18th later, the City Paper’s top 20 releases of the year are:

    1 Kill the Moonlight
Spoon
Merge
99
pts
93
pts
I Phantom
Mr. Lif
Definitive Jux
2    
    3 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wilco
Nonesuch
85
pts
67
pts
Trust
Low
Kranky
4    
    5 One Beat
Sleater-Kinney
Kill Rock Stars
48
pts
41
pts
The Day the Earth Met the...
Rocket From the Tombs
Smog Veil

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips
Warner Bros
6    
    7 Original Pirate Material
The Streets
Vice

Phrenology
The Roots
MCA

Super/System
El Guapo
Dischord
39
pts
37
pts
Surrounded by Thieves
High on Fire
Relapse
8    
    9 Reveille
Deerhoof
Kill Rock Stars
32
pts
30
pts
Footprints Live!
Wayne Shorter
Verve

I Get Wet
Andrew W.K.
Island
10    
    11 The Evil One (Plus One)
Roky Erickson & the Aliens
Sympathy for the Record Industry
28
pts
25
pts
Rings Around the World
Super Furry Animals
XL

Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe
Pavement
Matador

This Night
Destroyer
Merge
12    
    13 Fantastic Damage
El-P
Definitive Jux
24
pts
22
pts
Sea Change
Beck
Geffen

Turn On the Bright Lights
Interpol
Matador
14    
    15 20 Years of Dischord
Various artists
Dischord

At Ratso's Volume 2
Carmen McRae
Hitchcock Media

The Eminem Show
Eminem
Aftermath/Interscope

From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots
Dälek
Ipecac

Life and Times of...
Laddio Bolocko
No Quarter

OOOH!
Mekons
Quarterstick

A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay
Capitol

Sha Sha
Ben Kweller
ATO

Source Tags and Codes
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Interscope

Travelogue
Joni Mitchell
Nonesuch
20
pts
18
pts
Sons of Northern Darkness
Immortal
Nuclear Blast
16    
    17 Alice
Tom Waits
Anti-

All of the Above
J-Live
Coup d'Etat

Daylight
Aesop Rock
Definitive Jux

Remission
Mastodon
Relapse
16
pts
15
pts
Accumulation: None
Smog
Drag City

And the Surrounding Mountains
Radar Brothers
Merge

The Colored Section
Donnie
Giant Step

Concubine Rice
Lone Pigeon
Domino

The Fix
Scarface
Universal

The Hill for Company
Sodastream
Rough Trade/Sanctuary

"Hot in Herre"
Nelly
Universal

Instant Vintage
Raphael Saadiq
Universal

Is a Woman
Lambchop
Merge

The Last Broadcast
Doves
Capitol/Heavenly

Lifted: Or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Bright Eyes
Saddle Creek

Murray Street
Sonic Youth
Geffen

Put Your Hands Up! The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown
Various artists
Raw Venture
18    
    19 EXITHEUXA
GoGoGo Airheart
Gold Standard Laboratories

Falling in Love Is Wonderful
Jimmy Scott
Rhino Handmade

First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection
Pentagram
Relapse

Live 1975 (The Bootleg Series Volume 5)
Bob Dylan
Sony

Sound Restores Young Men
Cynthia Dall
Drag City
13
pts
12
pts
Denials, Delusions, and Decisions
Jaguar Wright
MCA

Different Damage
Q and Not U
Dischord

Jerusalem
Steve Earle
Artemis

Semi-Detached Mock Tudor
Richard Thompson Band
Beeswing

St Arkansas
Pere Ubu
SpinART

Writers Without Homes
Piano Magic
4AD
20    

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