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2002 Year End Best Of

Minion Name:
Top 10 New Releases for 2002:

Please note that these are listed in alphabetical order, not by their greatness. Hehe -- i just couldn't choose....

  1. Roomsound by Califone (Perishable)
  2. Fog by Fog (Ninja Tune)
  3. Irreversible Trend by From Safety To Where (Radical)
  4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips (Warner)
  5. Knock Knock Knock by Hot Hot Heat (Subpop)
  6. Kennedy by Kennedy (Sealevel)
  7. When Do We Start Fighting? by Seafood (Nettwerk)
  8. Original Pirate material by The Streets (locked On)
  9. The Used by The Used (Reprise)
  10. The Life and Death of an American Four-Tracker (vinyl w/ extra track!) by John Vanderslice (Barsuk/Sealevel)

Honorable Mentions:

     Good Morning Beautiful by Irving
     Split 7" by Silversun Pickups and Pine Marten (only here because it is merely a 7")
     Demo 002 by Dios
     I Break Chairs by Damon Jurado & Gathered in Song
     Turn on the Bright Lights by Interpol
     Point by Cornelius
     Finally We Are No One by Múm
     The Future is Now by Non Phixion
     Slanted and Enchated (deluxe edition) by Pavement (only here b/c it was a reissue)
     Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony by Gogol Bordello
     House of Jealous Lovers by The Rapture (here because it is a 12")
     Crashing Through by Beat Happening
     Cheerleader by Cheerleader

Best Shows I've seen this year:
  Hmmm. I'd have to say Crack! playing their final show ever at The Garage in LA. otherwise, it'd have to be Gogol Bordello.  
Best Major Label:

Warner Brothers

Best Indie Label:


Most Hyped Act:


Act I Thought I'd Hate, But Didn't:
Act I Thought I'd Like, But Hated:
Guilty Pleasure:
  System of a Down  
Best New Band:
  From Safety To Where  
Best Old Band:
  The Flaming Lips  
Best Artwork:
  Godspeed You! Black Emperor  
Best Music Mag:
  Destroy All Monthly  
Best Song:
  The Rapture by House of Jealous Lovers  
Best Site to Buy Music:
Best Informational Site:
  All Music Guide  
Best Online Zine I Write For:
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