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:: Spotlight :: Best of 2003 - Music

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Top 20 Worldwide Albums

1. MUSE Absolution
2. THE STROKES Room On Fire
3. THE DANDY WARHOLS Welcome To The Monkey House
4. LAMB Between Darkness and Wonder
5. GRANDADDY Sumday
6. MINT ROYALE Dancehall Places
7. COLDPLAY A Rush Of Blood To The Head
8. GOLDFRAPP Black Cherry
9. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
10. THE DONNAS Spend The Night
11. ELBOW Cast Of Thousands
12. LISA PIN-UP Baddest Muth
13. LASGO Some Things
14. MICHELLE BRANCH Hotel Paper
15. PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES The New Romance
16 . DIDO Life For Rent
17. SUGABABES Three
18. MIS -TEEQ Eye Candy
19. LONGWAVE The Strangest Thing
20. SYLEENA JOHNSON Chapter 2: The Voice

Top 10 Australian Albums

1. JET Get Born
2. POWDERFINGER Vulture Street
3. THE SLEEPY JACKSON Lovers
4. SOMETHING FOR KATE The Official Fiction
5. DELTA GOODREM Innocent Eyes
6. ALEX LLOYD Distant Light
7. 1200 TECHNIQUES Consistency Theory
8. THE LIVING END Modern Artillery
9. IOTA La Caravana
10. SANDRINE Trigger

Top 10 Worldwide Singles/EPs

1. COLDPLAY God Put A Smile On Your Face
2. MUSE Time Is Running Out
3. JUNIOR SENIOR Move Your Feet
4. NO DOUBT It’s My Life
5. JOHN MAYER Bigger Than My Body
6. KINGS OF LEON Red Morning Light
7. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE First It Giveth
8. LONGWAVE Everywhere You Turn
9 . CHRISTINA AGUILERA Beautiful
10. KATY ROSE Overdrive

Top 10 Australian Singles/EPs

1. ROGUE TRADERS vs INXS One Of My Kind
2. SILVERCHAIR Across The Night
3. JET Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
4. DELTA GOODREM Lost Without You
5. MISSY HIGGINS The Missy Higgins EP
6. ZEPHYR TIMBRE Spirit Level
7. LITTLE BIRDY Little Birdy
8. THE MESS HALL Feeling Sideways
9. RIFF RANDOM Random Love
10. CANDICE ALLEY Falling

Top 10 Concerts

1. ROLLING STONES Rod Laver Arena February
2. ROBBIE WILLIAMS Telstra Dome December
3. BIG DAY OUT Melbourne Showgrounds January
4. GROOVE ARMADA Melbourne Metro February
5. DEATH IN VEGAS Prince Bandroom July
6. THE LIVING END The Palace December
7. JET / THE MESS HALL Corner Hotel July
8. THE DONNAS Prince Bandroom May
9. JASON MRAZ Prince Bandroom July
10. MARK RAE Prince Bandroom June

MIKE MUTSAERS

Top 10 Australian Albums (In No Particular Order)

THE WAIFS Up All Night
THE CAT EMPIRE The Cat Empire
LYALL ADONIS Stranger
DAVID BRIDIE Hotel Radio
POWDERFINGER Vulture Street
PETE MURRAY Feeler
LISA MILLER Version Orginale
SOMETHING FOR KATE The Official Fiction
ANTISKEPTIC Aurora
TEX PERKINS Sweet Nothing

Top 10 Australian Singles (In No Particular Order)

THE MORNING AFTER GIRLS The Morning After Girls
GEORGE Still Real
MISSY HIGGINS Falling
POWDERFINGER On My Mind
SOMETHING FOR KATE Song For A Sleepwalker
LITTLE BIRDY Little Birdy
DELTA GOODREM Innocent Eyes
ANDROMEDA Something White and Sigmund
THE SLEEPY JACKSON Good Dancers
JET Are You Gonna Be My Girl?

Top 10 Worldwide Albums (In No Particular Order)

MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD Everyone Deserves Music
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
JOE STRUMMER Streetcore
JACK JOHNSON On and On
OLDPLAY A Rush of Blood to the Head
THE SHINS Chutes Too Narrow
THE WHITE STRIPES Elephant
THE DANDY WARHOLS Welcome To The Monkey House
HOT HOT HEAT Hot Hot Heat
RADIOHEAD Hail To The Thief

Top 10 Worldwide Singles (In No Particular Order)

BLACK EYED PEAS Where Is The Love?
DAMIEN RICE Volcano
R.E.M Bad Day
THE WHITE STRIPES The Hardest Button To Button
STARSAILOR Silence is Easy
COLDPLAY Clocks
MAROON 5 Harder To Breathe
HOT HOT HEAT No Not Now
ALKALINE TRIO We’ve Had Enough
ZWAN Honestly

NICKY GRIFFIN

Best Australian Albums

SOMETHING FOR KATE The Official Fiction
DELTA GOODREM Innocent Eyes

Best Australian Singles

AMIEL (all singles released)
DELTA GOODREM (all singles released)

Best Worldwide Albums

CHRISTINA AGUILERA Stripped
BEYONCE KNOWLES Dangerously In Love

Best Worldwide Singles/EPs

CHRISTINA AGUILERA Dirty
CHRISTINA AGUILERA Beautiful
BEYONCE KNOWLES Crazy In Love
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Rock Your Body

Best Concerts

ROBBIE WILLIAMS Telstra Dome, Melbourne, December

ALISON GRIFFITHS

Best Australian Albums

POWDERFINGER Vulture Street

Best Worldwide Albums

THE MARS VOLTA De-Loused in the Comatorium
MUSE Absolution

Best Worldwide Singles

OUTKAST Hey Ya

Best Concerts

SPARTA Corner Hotel, Melbourne January
FOO FIGHTERS Festival Hall, Melbourne January
:: Best of 2003