The Great Music of Talkbeer - 2003

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  1. mattafett

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    Each Monday (typically) we'll introduce a new year from 1958 through 2017. Each member selects an album released in that year with a few lines (or more) on why you picked it/enjoy it. Your selection does not have to be the most important release or the most admired release of that year (though it certainly can be), simply an album that grabs you and that you really love.

    However, once an album is selected by a member, you must choose a different album.

    Together we will compile quite the canon of "Great Music" and, who knows, maybe inspire each other to check out some new artists (or to revisit old forgotten classics).

    This week - the albums of 2003

    Honorable mentions begin on Friday

    No placeholders. You must post the artist and title followed by the album cover. You may edit your post to include a write-up or videos.


    Here is a list of the top albums per Rate Your Music, which is the source I will use to determine an albums release date.
    https://rateyourmusic.com/customcha...=both&origin_countries=&limit=none&countries=
     
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    The Coral - Magic and Medicine
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    I just read that this debuted at No.1 in the UK, no way do I recall that at all. Came out just before I moved out here and one of the few CD's I packed to bring with me.

    Big fan of the sound The Coral put out with this album





    And depressing as this song is - it is one of my favourite songs I own
     
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    The Dresden Dolls - S/T
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    Easiest choice ever for me. I've spoken about these guys at length in other years, so I'll skip over much of it. I discovered this album at the end of my senior year of college when I was getting ready to move back to Boston. They were just starting to get play on MTV and they had a show at the 9:30 club that unfortunately I couldn't make. But this was one of those albums that came at a big time of change...graduating, moving back home, having to at least pretend to be an adult full time...and it is so intertwined with some of the best years of my life that this is an easy pick for this year, this decade, maybe even all time for me.







     
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    I'm gonna post so much nu-metal on Friday. You art rock boys will be furious.
     
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    When this record came out, I was young and all into hardcore and punk. I wasn't sure if I was "allowed" to even like something like this.

    We took the album with us on a trip to Ocean City and listened to it nonstop. Love the album a ton to this day.


    I saw them do the whole thing a few years ago and it was a blast.


     
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    Easy. One of my favorite albums of all time that I still listen to this day. Whole album brings back feels of riding the L to law school with my head phones on and my entire life in front of me.
     
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    Soilwork - Figure Number Five


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    The last good Soilwork album. This was the one that introduced a more melodic sound before they went overboard into borderline alternative rock with later releases. It's not the speed/death sound of The Chainheart Machine or A Predator's Portrait but it's well done nonetheless.







     
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    The Wrens - The Meadowlands

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    This band made one of the best indie rock albums of the aughts. Arguably one of THE best albums of the aughts, period. Then went back to their day jobs and haven't put out an album since. Pulled a Costanza and went out on a high note.









     
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    Interesting assessment. I really like Sworn To A Great Divide.
     
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    Would have gladly taken this as my #1 pick. I think there are 3-4 I would have been happy with (including my Wrens pick).

    And here you pick it and don't even post a song! For shame!

     
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    It was probably that I loved the first four albums and Figure Number Five was already such a change. Taking it even further didn't jive with me.
     
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    I was a junior/senior in college in 2003, so I'm not going to overthink this or try to rewrite history as if I was listening to something more meaningful. When you're 21/22 at that time, you heard one album more than any other. You can find me In Da Club.
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    Menomena - I am the Fun Blame Monster!

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    Brand New - Deja Entendu

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    Top 10 album for me. Amazing front to back.





     
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    Saw them right after this came out with Anthony Green still in the band, with The Bled at a VFW in a tiny town south of Pittsburgh. Still one of the best shows I've ever been to.
     
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    Sleep’s masterpiece of stoner metal.
     
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    My favorite Ween. Put plenty of hours on this one.


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    Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
    Pretty sure this is the first record I downloaded songs from to see if it was worth buying and loved the sound they had. This and their 3rd and 4th records got lots of play by me. I have no idea what they have done since 2009 or so and am not interested in finding out. 2000-2005 me was all over the map with music.

    I was obsessed with this song.