01 Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Do You Realize?
02 Badly Drawn Boy – About a Boy OST
03 Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man in Babylon
All That We Percieve
04 Sigur Ros – ()
Track #4 [njÛsnavÈlin (the spy machine)]
05 Lone Pigeon – Concubine Rice
06 Nightmare on Wax – Mind Elevation w/Bonus mix CD
07Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang
08 Fila Brazillia – Jump Leads
It’s a Knockout
09 United Future Organization – V
10 DJ Shadow – Private Press
11 Luna – Romantica
12 They Might Be Giants – NO!
Where Do They Make Baloons?
13 Amon Tobin – Out, From Out Where
14 Gordon Gano – Hitting the Ground
Hitting the Ground (w/ PJ Harvey)
15 Beck – Sea Change
The Golden Age
16 Mountain Goats – Tallahassee
17 Ben Kweller – Sha Sha
Wasted and Ready
18 Bob Mould – Modulate
19 Calexico – Scraping (tour only)
20 Flaming Lips – Okie Noodling EP
The Southern Oklahoma Cosmic Trigger Contest
One track each from what I thought were the best 20 albums to come out this year.
The songs themselves are not necessarily the best on the individual albums, but it is still a nice collection of cool new stuff from 2002.
I like to break this out for the folks in the “everything new is crap” camp.