Friday, September 08, 2017

40 From 40: 2003

2003 was in some ways the year everything we knew about pop splintered - Phil Spector's arrest, Michael Jackson's post-Martin Bashir arrest, Britney being kissed by and then duetting with Madonna with the precipice starting to hove into view. Johnny Cash reinvented raw emotion in music videos with Hurt, and later that year died. Elliott Smith also passed on in still unexplained circumstances. The Libertines really kicked into gear, for what that did for UK indie (whatever did happen to Peter Brame? Actually nobody knows what became of Alex Parks, who actually won that series of Fame Academy, so...) Apple opened iTunes store. And as The New Rock Revival splintered some fascinating things happened out there. We left out Crazy In Love as it's even too obvious for a playlist that includes Seven Nation Army.

Super Furry Animals - Slow Life
Manitoba (Caribou) - Hendrix With KO
Colder - Crazy Love
The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes
Broadcast - Colour Me In
Outkast - GhettoMusick
LCD Soundsystem - Yeah (Crass Version)
!!! - Me and Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
Zongamin - Serious Trouble
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
M.I.A. - Galang
Rachel Stevens - Sweet Dreams My LA Ex
The Go! Team - Junior Kickstart
The Sleepy Jackson - Vampire Racecourse
Franz Ferdinand - Darts Of Pleasure
The Futureheads - Carnival Kids
Million Dead - Breaking The Back
The Thermals - No Culture Icons
Jetplane Landing - Brave Gravity
Mclusky - Undress For Success
Radiohead - 2+2=5
The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
Mew - She Spider
J. Xaverre - Great All Great
TV On The Radio - Young Liars
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
The Concretes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Hidden Cameras - Ban Marriage
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Hope Of The States - Black Dollar Bills
Tom McRae - Human Remains
Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak
Jaylib - The Red
Sufjan Stevens - They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For The Homeless In Muskegon)
Patrick Wolf - To The Lighthouse
Explosions In The Sky - First Breath After Coma
British Sea Power - Blackout
Rufus Wainwright - I Don't Know What It Is
The French - Gabriel In The Airport
Cat Power - I Don't Blame You

Previously on 40 From 40: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

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