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Top 10 Reasons How Marc Pollack Sucks by The Firm’s Music Department:
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HITS' 2003 YEAR-PICKS

Brand New (Triple Crown/Razor & Tie recording artist)
1. Neutral Milk Hotel, The Aeroplane Over the Sea
2. Mew, Frengers
3. OutKast, The Love Below
4. Eisley, Marvelous Things (EP)
5. Nada Surf, Let Go
6. Jawbreaker, Dear You
7. The Faint, Dance Macabre
8. Brian Eno, Another Green World
9. Sigur Ros, "( )"
10. Elliot Smith, XO

Ursula 1000 (Mixer, ESL Music NYC)
1. I Monster, Neveroddnoreven (Instant Karma)
2. Brett Smiley, Brethlessly Brett (RPM Records)
3. Velvet Tin Mine, 20 Junk Shop Glam Ravers (Cherry Red Records)
4. M.I.A., Galang (Showbiz Recordings)
5. Fort Knox Five, "Big Score" (Dropped remix) (Fort Knox Recordings)
6. Goldfrapp, Black Cherry (Mute)
7. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)
8. Richard X, Presents His X-Factor Vol.1 (Virgin)
9. The Faint, "Your Retro Career Melted" (Ursula 1000 remix) (Astralwerks)
10. Kelis, "Milkshake" (Star Trak/Arista)

Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records founder/owner)
1. Wig in a Box—Songs Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Off
Records)
2. Weirdos, We Got the Neutron Bomb (Frontier Records)
3. Pink, "Trouble" (Arista)
4. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve/EMC)
5. Lilys, Precollection (Manifesto)
6. Graves Brothers Deluxe, Filter Feeders (Good Forks)
7. Kaleidoscope, Sidekicks Sessions '65-'67 (Pilot)
8. PIZZA: Joe Peep's: Blue collar with cheese ONLY.
9. ART EXHIBIT: Cruel and Unusual: A Benefit for the West Memphis 3
10. TV: The Wire (HBO)

Dicky Barrett
(Side One Dummy recording artists Mighty Mighty Bosstones)
1. Rancid, Indestructible
2. The Bouncing Souls, Anchors Aweigh
3. Dropkick Murphys, Blackout
4. The Casualties, Die Hards
5. The Strokes, Room on Fire
6. The Street Dogs, Savin Hill
7. Suicide Machines, A Match and Some Gasoline
8. Pennywise, From the Ashes
9. Favorite Atomic Hero, Who Will Save You Now
10. Maxeen, Maxeen
Quote: "What can I say? I like what I like."

Ed Harcourt (Capitol recording artist)
1. M Ward, Transfiguration of Vincent
2. Joy Zipper, American Whip
3. Duke Spirit, Roll Spirit Roll
4. Super Furry Animals, Phantom Power
5. Regina Spektor, "Carbon Monoxide"
6. The Concretes (from Sweden)
7. Beyonce, "Crazy in Love" (Getting bored of her dance routine, though)
8. Obie Trice, "Got Some Teeth"
9. Gillian Welch, Soul Journey
10. Cat Power, Free

Tommy Shaw (Styx)
Top 10 steps for New Artists to Make it Big, Now That the Recording Industry Has Dried Up
1. Commit a notorious act in front of a video camera (i.e., jump off Niagara Falls, shoot your lawyer).
2. Go to jail for a spell, all the while proclaiming your "justifiable act..."
3. Go on television with Diane Sawyer and tearfully claim it was some personal problems you are now dealing with.
4. Start a website and a legal defense fund.
5. Sign a seven-figure book deal.
6. Announce who will be playing you in the television movie based on your book.
7. Before your trial begins, go on 20/20 with Barbara Walters, and just before the tears come, strip down to a tube top and G-string and broadcast your undying romantic feelings for Courtney Love while doing that booty shake thing that girls in rap videos do.
8. Have your lawyer file a last-minute insanity plea.
9. Start booking guests for the new talk show you will be hosting once you get out of the psych ward.
10. NOW have a press conference with Clive Davis to announce the release of your new album.

Sondre Lerche (Astralwerks recording artist)
Steely Dan
, Everything Must Go
Julian Berntzen, Waffy Town
Nathalie Nordnes, Hush Hush
High Llamas, Beet, Maize & Corn
Elvis Costello, North
Sgt Petter, It's A Record
Burt Bacharach & Ron Isley, Here I Am
Rufus Wainwright, Want One
The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow
Stockhaus, Darling Excerpts
Beyonce, "Crazy In Love"
Pharrell/Jay-Z, "Frontin’"
Kylie Minogue, "Slow"
OutKast, "Hey Ya!"

Leona Naess (Geffen recording artist)
Broken Social Scene
, You Forgot It in People (Arts & Crafts)
Radiohead, Hail to the Thief (Capitol)
Jason Darling, Night Like My Head (Yep Roc)
Iron and Wine, The Creek Drank the Cradle (Sub Pop)
Daniel Lanois, Shine (Epitaph)
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Out of Season (Sanctuary)
The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
Azure Ray, Hold on Love (Saddle Creek)
Kings of Leon, Youth & Young Manhood (RCA)
The Strokes, Room on Fire (RCA)

Greg Dulli (Twilight Singers)
Martina Topley
, Bird/Quixotic
Andre 3000, The Love Below
Atmosphere, Seven's Travels
The Darkness, Permission to Land
Iron and Wine, The Sea and the Rhythm
Mark Lanegan, Bubblegum
Skip James, Hard Time Killing Floor
Fleetwood Mac, Then Play On
Astor Piazzolla, Remixed
Jet, Get Born

Robert Fisher (Willard Grant Conspiracy)
Record: Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around, American Recordings Vol IV
Video: Johnny Cash, "Hurt"
Movie: The Last Waltz
Concert: Steve Wynn and the Miracle Three, Paradiso, Amsterdam
US Venue: Joe's Pub, NYC
European Venue: Handelsbeurs, Ghent, Belgium
Barbecue: Jake's Boss, Jamaica Plain, MA,
Motorcycle: 1947 Harley Davidson Knucklehead
Truck: 1972 Chevy stepside 4x4
Car: 1982 Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel
Touring Van: Mercedes Sprinter Turbo Diesel
Willard Grant Conspiracy Show: Union Chapel, London, UK
Artist: Robert Rauschenberg
Poet: Lawson Fusao Inada

Vic Mizzy (composer of The Addams Family and Green Acres themes)
Top 10 TV and Movie Themes
1. The Addams Family
2. Green Acres
3. The Odd Couple
4. Mission: Impossible
5. All in the Family |
6. Bonanza
7. Mister Ed
8. Beverly Hillbillies
9. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
10. The Night Walker

Beth Hart (KOCH recording artist)
Top 10 Albums of All-Time
1. Etta James, Early Show, Vol. 1: Blues in the Night
2. Robert Johnson, The Complete Collection
3. Soundgarden, Superunknown
4. Tom Waits, Mule Variations
5. Brad, Shame
6. Otis Redding, Greatest Hits
7. Aretha Franklin, Greatest Hits
8. Mad Season, Above
9. Primus, Sailing the Seas of Cheese
10. Carole King, Tapestry

D. Randall (Lamb of God)
Top 10 Reasons Why I Hate Touring With My Heavy Metal Band,
1. Not having your own shitter. Ever tried to sit down on a toilet at a heavy metal show? Blood, piss, vomit, god knows what else is everywhere. DISGUSTING.
2. PlayStation 2: Always on, always annoying. How many times can a man watch the same mission of G.T.A. Vice City be consistently failed?
3. Willie the guitar player eating my last bit of food in a drunken frenzy. He always picks the nights when I am really hungry too.
4. The horrific smell of 11 unwashed sweaty men. All the glory of the world's most ghetto locker room.
5. The Playboy Channel: Jesus H. Christ, if it's not PS2, it's this soft-core garbage, 24/7. I mean c'mon, 11 dudes sitting around watching crappy porn together with no women? No bueno.
6. Miller Lite: My God, it comes in PLASTIC BOTTLES. Why is this the predominate beer on our rider? Have my bandmates lost their minds?
7. Our women are all at home. No lovin'. Nuff said.
8. Absolutely no privacy. I can't call my dear mother from anywhere on this bus at anytime without some drunken buffoon screaming something about having rough sex with a midget or some such nonsense as soon as they see I am trying to hold a serious conversation.
9. No one has the common decency to be quiet during my much-needed beauty sleep—6 a.m. till 2 pm. C'mon, I'm only the fucking lead singer. We keep our own hours.
10. Relentless press assignments that cause me to write sardonic Top 10 lists like this one in which I whine about having the best job in the world.

Bleu (Aware/Columbia recording artist)
Top 10 Things to Avoid Whilst "On the Road"

10. Writing songs about "the road."
9. Powdered jerky
8. Organizing volunteer choirs at every show
7. Crack
6. Girls named after inanimate objects or cartoon characters (i.e. Bubbles,
Candy, Bambi, etc.)
5. "Messing" with Texas
4. Strip-club buffets
3. Playing shows with bands that have jam, groove, funk or project in
their name
2. High heels
1. Cynical Top 10 lists about the aforementioned "road"

Ben Osmundson (Red Ink recording artists Zebrahead)
Rancid, Indestructible
Rx Bandits, The Resignation
Death by Stereo, Into the Valley of the Death
Alkaline Trio, Good Morning
Rise Against, Revolutions Per Minute
Less Than Jake, Anthem
A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow
Zebrahead, MFZB
The Used, Maybe Memories
Metallica, St. Anger

Paul Phillips (Geffen recording artists Puddle Of Mudd)
1. Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won
2. A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow
3. The Distillers, Coral Fang
4. Richard Cheese, Lounge Against the Machine
5. Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights
6. The Used , Maybe Memories
7. Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around, American Recordings Vol. IV
8. Rancid, Indestructible
9. Smile Empty Soul, Smile Empty Soul
10. Puddle of Mudd, Life on Display

Patterson Hood (New West recording artists Drive-By Truckers)
(no particular order)
Album: OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Film: Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation
Meeting film producer Robert Evans in the green room of the Craig Kilborn show.
Album: Centro-Matic, Love You Just the Same (great album from Denton, TX)
Song: OutKast, "Roses"
Single: Fountains of Wayne, "Stacy's Mom"
DVD: Paper Moon (1973 film by Peter Bogdanovich)
Reissue: David Bowie, Aladdin Sane (30th Anniversary CD deluxe set reissue)
TV Show: Robert EvansKid Notorious
Live Band: David Barbe's new group—just incredible.

Bobby Rush ("King of the Chitlin Circuit," Martin Scorsese’s Blues [PBS])
Top 10 Album & Film Songs

Sir Charles Jones, "Just Another Love Song"
Willie Clayton, "Love Me Some You"
Luther Vandross, "Dance With My Father Again"
Al Green/Ann Nesbit, "Put It On Paper"
Jaguar Wright, "What If's"
Jaheim, "I Forgot To Be Your Lover"
Album: Syleena Johnson, Chapter 2: The Voice
Films: Wim Wenders The Soul of a Man (PBS)
Richard Pearce’s The Road to Memphis (PBS)
Drumline

Lee Bernstein
, Laguardia (Republic/Universal)
The Shins
, Chutes Too Narrow
The Libertines, Up the Bracket
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Pig Lib
Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights
Ty Cobb, 7y Co66
The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Spoon, Kill the Moonlight
Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
The White Stripes, Elephant
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Fever to Tell

Doug Robb
(Island recording artists Hoobastank)
10. Finally finishing touring of of first album |
9. Writing and recording the follow-up album
8. First show and vacation in Hawaii
7. Buying my new car
6. Moving in with my girlfriend
5. Buying a Harley Davidson
4. Crashing a Harley Davidson
3. Watching Dan crash and nearly kill himself on a pocket bike in Myrtle Beach, SC
2. Getting my Harley Davidson back from the shop
1. Releasing The Reason, our second CD

O.A.R. (Lava recording artists)
Top 10 Albums of All-Time
1. Bob Marley, Babylon by Bus
2. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
3. Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
4. Led Zeppelin, III
5. Beatles, Revolver
6. Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
7. The Police, Outlandous D'Amour
8. Pearl Jam, Ten
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik
10. The Cure, Disintegration

Something Corporate (Drive Thru/Geffen recording artists)
The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
Rx Bandits, The Resignation
The Jealous Sound, Kill Them With Kindness
Death Cab For Cutie, Transatlanticism
A Perfect Circle, Thirteenth Step
Deftones, Deftones
OutKast, The Love Below
The Format, Interventions & Lullabies
Guster, Keep It Together
Alkaline Trio, Good Mourning

Sean Danielsen (Lava recording group Smile Empty Soul)
A Perfect Circle, The Thirteenth Step
The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
Deftones, Deftones
Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
Puddle of Mudd, Life on Display
Pantera, Reinventing Hell: Best of Pantera
Vendetta Red, Between the Never and the Now
A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow
Three Days Grace, Three Days Grace

Neil Spies (Geffen recording artists S.T.U.N.)
Top 10 Favorite CDs and Films

Bowling for Columbine
Mystic River
Lost in Translation
Elf
School of Rock
Spiritualized, Amazing Grace
Evan Dando, Baby I’m Bored
Killing Joke, Killing Joke
Super Furry Animals, Phantom Power
William Reid, Saturday the 14th

Bobby Alt (S.T.U.N.)
Top 10 Movies

Led Zeppelin (DVD)
Irreversible (a film by Gasper Noe)
28 Days Later
Bowling For Columbine

Old School
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Secretary
Catch Me If You Can
School of Rock

The Kids Are Alright (DVD)
Worst Movie: Matrix Reloaded

Alison Goldfrapp (Mute recording artist)
Kings of Leon
, Youth and Young Manhood
Rough Trade Post Punk Volume 01
Ladytron, Softcore Jukebox
Calexico, Feast of Wire
Har Mar Superstar, You Can Feel Me
OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
The Mars Volta: De-Loused in the Comatorium
Warlocks, Phoenix
Souljazz, Nice Up the Dance (compilation)
The Kills, Keep on Your Mean Side

Josey Scott (Island recording group Saliva
)
Tour with Kiss/Aerosmith (biggest rock & roll fantasy ever)
Paris Hilton sex tape: Pretty fucking buck... Nicely done
Kiss between Britney & Madonna
Sopranos season four on DVD—Favorite TV show
Old School: Caddyshack kind of comedy... Awesome
Gangs of New York: I now love Daniel Day Lewis
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head: Made me fall in love with music all over again
Recording for the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute record. Being from the South, it’s an honor and " Simple Man" is an amazing song.
Aerosmith, Just Push Play: Proves to me that you can still do this when you're 50.
Kiss box set: That they put together something like that for their fans is so cool.
AC/DC, Back in Black: Part of my Top 10 list every year. Every year it sounds better than the year before.

Branden Steineckert (Reprise recording artists The Used)
Albums
:
Rancid, Indestructible
Thrice, Artist in the Ambulance
Story of the Year, Page Ave
Blink-182, Blink-182
Movies/DVDs:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Old School

Paris Hilton home videos
The Office (BBC America series on DVD)
Family Guy (DVD)
Website: The "Dick Marv" Crew: It's the new Friendster! Everyone's in love with it.

Chuck Comeau
(Lava recording artists Simple Plan)
Rancid
, Indestructible
The Postal Service, Give Up
Blink-182, Blink-182
Thrice, The Artist in the Ambulance
Black Eyed Peas, Elephunk
A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow
MXPX, Before Everything and After
Brand New, Deja Entendu
The Jealous Sound, Kill Them With Kindness
Yellowcard, Ocean Avenue
Bonus Favorite: Copeland, Beneath Medicine Tree

Roy Hamilton (Producer/writer, "Stutter")
Top 10 Singles
1. Sean Paul, "Get Busy"
2. Jay-Z, "Excuse Me Miss"
3. 50 Cent, "In Da Club"
4. Beyonce, "Crazy in Love"
5. Marques Houston, "Clubbin’"
6. R. Kelly, "Ignition" (remix)
7. B2K, "Bump, Bump, Bump"
8. Neptunes, "Frontin’"
9. OutKast, "I Like the Way You Move"
10. Ashanti, "Rain on Me"

Liz Phair (Capitol recording artist)
1. The Postal Service, Give Up
2. Patrick Park, Loneliness Knows My Name
3. Butterfly Boucher, Flutterby
4. Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
5. The Thorns, The Thorns
6. Grandaddy, Sumday
7. Pete Yorn, Day I Forgot
8. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
9. The White Stripes, Elephant
10. Jon Mayer, Heavier Things

Ryan McAllister (Maverick recording artists Dakona)
Top 10 Albums I Discovered in 2003 But Should Have Discovered Earlier
Sigur Ros
, "()"
Sam Roberts, We Were Born in a Flame
Pilate, Caught by the Window
Elbow, Asleep at the Back
Powderfinger, Odyssey Number Five
Johnny Cash, When the Man Comes Around, American Recordings, Vol. IV
Audioslave, Audioslave
Neil Young, Harvest Moon
Muse, Origin of Symmetry
Blue Rodeo, Greatest Hits

Lucky Boys Confusion (Elektra Entertainment recording artists)
Brand New, Deja Entendu
The Distillers, Coral Fang
Swizzle Tree, Play On
15 Minutes Late, Is This How You Feel?
Thrice, Ambulance Something
Zebrahead, MFZB
Fallout Boy, Take This to Your Grave
The Clash, The Essential Clash
A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow

Kinky (Nettwerk America recording artists)
1. The Cardigans, Long Gone Before Daylight
2. Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
3. Control Machete, 1,2, Bandera
4. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin’
5. Snoop Dogg, Pay the Price to be tha Boss
6. Blur, Think Tank
7. Tricky, Vulnerable
8. Hakan Libido, Before the Beginning
9. Pole, Pole
10. Kompak 4, Kompak 4

Black-Eyed Peas (Interscope recording artists)
1. The Black Eyed Peas, Elephunk
2. The Neptunes, The Neptunes Present… Clones
3. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
4. Dido, "White Flag"
5. The White Stripes, Elephant
6. Justin Timberlake, Justified
7. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin’
8. G-Unit, Beg for Mercy
9. Obie Trice, Cheers
10. Julio Iglesias, Mi Amor

Tech N9ne (MSC recording artist)
1. Top Event: The New Zealand & Australia Tour with the Luniz, Dru Down and Kurrupt, my Absolute Power Tour and the Wicked Wonka Tour.
2. Top Food: Italian. We ate a lot of lasagna this year, even in Australia.
3. Top TV Show: Punk’d: "Pretty damn funny"
4. Top Album: Absolute Power: "That’s all I listen to besides OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."
5. Top Single: "In Da Club" by 50 Cent. Hands down.
6. Top Watch ANY Year: Iced-out Piaget. It runs about $500,000
7. Top Cologne: Bvlgari. It’s the shit!
8. Top Shoe: The Roy Jones Jumpman.
9. Top Chick: Beyonce: Beautiful
10. Top Movie: Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions

Katrina Carlson (Kataphonic recording artist)
* Hearing my song, "I Know You By Heart" on my car radio for the first time
* Fender Electric Guitars
* Getting PADI certified for open water scuba diving
* Playing Syracuse with Benny Mardones
* Cajun food at Baby Kay's in Phoenix
* The Bible
* Houseboating on Lake Powell
* Clothes by Ann Luly: Hoity Toity
* Seeing my first billboard on Sunset Blvd.
* Screening The Cooler at Sundance Film Festival

The Underdogs (producers, Justin Timberlake, Tyrese, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Pink, etc.)
1. R. Kelly, Vol. 1—R in R&B Collection
2. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
3. Justin Timberlake, Justified
4. Tyrese, I Wanna Go There
5. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin’
6. Michael Jackson, Number Ones
7. Evanescence, Fallen
8. Beyonce, Dangerously in Love
9. John Mayer, Heavier Things
10. The Neptunes, The Neptunes Present… the Clones

Floetry (DreamWorks recording artists)
1. Andre 3000, The Love Below
2. Finding Nemo (movie)
3. James Patterson, The Lake House (book)
4. Jay-Z, The Black Album
5. The 2003-4 NBA Season
6. Toni Morrison, A Book Called Love (book)
7. The Matrix Reloaded (movie)
8. Floetry, Floacism/Floetry Live
9. School of Rock (movie)
10. Grammy Jam Session at BB King's w/Erykah Badu (live show)

The Matrix (producers/songwriters, Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, Hilary Duff)
The Office (BBC America)
iTunes
Hilary Duff
Total Recall (movie)
Cadbury’s Flake Bars
The vanity plates on our Segways
An evening in Paris
Anyone named Beyonce
The White Strokes
Sponge Pants for the Square Guy

Scott Kirkland (V2 recording artists The Crystal Method)
1. The White Stripes, Elephant
2. Rufus Wainwright, Want One
3. Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
4. Hybrid, Morning Sci-Fi
5. Fannypack, So Stylistic
6. Adam Freeland, Now & Them
7. Styles of Beyond, Megadef
8. Koma + Bones, Shutterspeed
9. Grandaddy, Sumday
10. Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won

Ken Jordan (V2 recording artists The Crystal Method)

1. Elite Force, No Turning Back
2. Hybrid, Morning Sci Fi
3. Plump DJs, Eargasm
4. DJ Hyper, Fractured
5. Koma + Bones, Shutterspeed
6. Adam Freeland, Now & Them
7. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
8. Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
9. Basement Jaxx, Kish Kash
10.The White Stripes, Elephant

Jason DeVore (Lava recording artists Authority Zero)
1. Rise Against the Machine, Revolutions Per Minute
2. Pennywise, From the Ashes
3. The Bouncing Souls, Anchors Aweigh
4. Suicide Machines, A Match and Some Gasoline
5. Rancid, Indestructible
6. NOFX, War on Errorism
7. Propagandhi, Today’s Empire, Tomorrow’s Ashes
8. Warped Tour 2003 Compilation
9. AZpunk.com compilation
10.Thrice, The Artist in the Ambulence

Bow Wow Wow
1. No Doubt. The Singles 1992-2003
2. Morcheeba, Parts of the Process
3. Gotan Project, La Revancha del Tango
4. The Polyphonic Spree, The Beginning Stages of...
5. Karsh Kale, Liberation
6. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, Out of Season
7. Basement Jaxx, Kish Kash
8. Paul Van Dyke, Reflections
9. Frou Frou, Details
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Greatest Hits

Adrian Young (Interscope recording artists No Doubt)
1. The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
2. Best Movie Rental: Narc
3. Best Biography: Traci Lords, Underneath It All
4. Best TV Series: (tie) Six Feet Under/Nip and Tuck
5. Hot Hot Heat, Breakdown

Lit (RCA recording artists)
1. Supersuckers, Motherfuckers Be Trippin'
2. Zebrahead, MFZB
3. The Matches, E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals
4. A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow
5. The Used, The Used
6. Brand New, Deja Entendu
7. Dave Attel, Scanks for the Memorys
8. The Living End, Modern Artillery
9. Death on Wednesday, Songs To____ To
10. Gob, Foot in Mouth Disease

Thrice (Island recording artists)
The Postal Service, Give Up
Coheed and Cambria, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3
Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
Denali, The Instinct
The Mars Volta, De-Loused in the Comatorium
Brand New, Deja Entendu
Curl Up and Die, But the Past Ain’t Through With Us
Majority Rule, Emergency Numbers
Cursive, The Ugly Organ
Muse, Absolution

Michael Hayes (PD, KKRZ Portland)
Three Doors Down, "Here Without You"
50 Cent, "In Da Club"
OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Baby Bash, "Suga Suga"
Santana, "Why Don’t You and I"
Seal, Seal IV
Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, "Get Low"
Beyonce (naked)
Matchbox Twenty, "Unwell"
Pugs

Jon Zellner (VP Programming, Infinity KC)
Three Doors Down
, "Here Without You"
Nickelback, "Someday"
Coldplay, "Clocks"
Evanescence, "Bring Me to Life"
Justin Timberlake, "Rock Your Body"
Matchbox Twenty, "Unwell"
50 Cent, "In Da Club"
Train, "Calling All Angels"
J.Lo w/LL Cool J, "All I Have"
John Mayer, "Your Body is a Wonderland"

Jeff Cushman, (PD, WOMX Orlando)
Top 10 Ways My Kids Call Me Fat (All True Unfortunately)

10. The buttons on your pants look tight
9. Blubber Butt
8. Your stomach is like a big pillow
7. Fatso
6. Hey Big Boy
5. What’s up Bouncy?
4. Lardo
3. We could build an extra bedroom on your hiney.
2. Trampoline Belly
1. I see London, I love Jelly, I see Daddy's big fat belly (they like the word belly)

OTEP (Capitol recording artists)
Top 10 Bushisms

1. "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
2.  "I'm the master of low expectations."
3.  "People say, how can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil? You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in's house and saying I love you."
4.  "I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."
5.  "I think war is a dangerous place."
6.  "The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the—the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice."
7.  "See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."
8.  "I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here."
9.  "I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things."
10.  "My answer is bring them on." On Iraqi militants attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003

Spider (DreamWorks recording artists Powerman 5000)
The Top 5 of the Top 10 Songs of 2003
1. Blur, "Crazy Beat"
2. OutKast, "Hey Ya!"
3. Dwight Yoakam, "The Late, Great Golden State"
4. Rancid, Indestructible
5. Dixie Chicks, Long Time Gone

Rooney (Geffen recording artists)
1. The Coral, "Pass It On"
2. Grandaddy, "Now It’s On"
3. The Tyde, "Henry VIII"
4. Sloane, "Rest of My Life"
5. Supergrass, "Seen the Light"
6. The Mars Volta, "Eria Tarka"
7. The Sounds, "Rock ‘n Roll"
8. The Donnas, "Take It Off"
9. The Thrills, "Big Sur"
10. Florence Riggs

Jerry Kamiler (Trans World)
A.F.I., Sing the Sorrow
Mandy Moore, Coverage
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won
Louvin Brothers, Livin, Lovin, Lousin
Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys
John Mayer, Heavier Things
Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around...
Nelly Furtado, Folklore
Black Eyed Peas, Elephunk
R. Kelly, Chocolate Factory

Terry Currier (Music Millennium)
Sidonie, Let It Flow
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won
Caesers, 39 Minutes of Bliss
The Romantics, 61/49
Minibar, Fly Below the Radar
David Bowie, Reality
Matthew Ryan, Regret Over the Wires
Michael Carpenter, Kings Rd. Works
Procol Harum, Wells on Fire
Shins Chutes Too Narrow

Bob Bell (Wherehouse/Trans World)
Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers
The White Stripes, Elephant
All-American Rejects, All American Rejects
Matthew Sweet, Kimi Ga Suki
The Thorns, The Thorns
Belle & Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Warren Zevon, The Wind
Liz Phair, Liz Phair
Kraftwerk, Tour de France Soundtracks
Teenage Fanclub, Four Thousand...

Eric Levin (Criminal Records)
The Sleepy Jackson, Lovers
Johnny Cash, Unearthed
The Darkness, Permission to Land
June Carter Cash, Wildwood Flower
Waterboys, Universal Hall
The Thrills, So Much for the City
IMA Robot, IMA Robot
British Sea Power, Decline of
Warren Zevon, The Wind
Swimming Pool Q’s, Royal Academy of Reality

John Timmons (ear-X-tacy)
Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers  
My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves    
Patty Griffin, A Kiss in Time  
Ryan Adams, Rock & Roll     
Jayhawks, Rainy Day Music   
Rooney, Rooney    
Matthew Ryan, Regret Over the Wires 
Lucinda Williams, World Without Tears 
Thrills, So Much for the City    
Damien Rice, O     

Jim Utz (Vintage Vinyl)
Blood Brothers, Burn Piano Island Burn
Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around...
Cave In, Antenna
Desert Sessions, Vol. 9 & 10
Gang Starr, The Ownerz
Al Green, I Can't Stop
Mondo Generator, Drug Problem That Never Existed
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, Streetcore
Turbonegro, Scandinavian Leather
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever To Tell

Al Lotto (Exile on Main Street)
Rickie Lee Jones, The Evening of My Best Day
Britta Phillips/Dean Wareham, La Awentura
Belle & Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Stereophonics, You Gotta Go There To Come Back
My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves
Josh Rouse, 1972
Thrills, So Much for the City
OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Travis, 12 Memories
Ryan Adams, Love Is Hell

John T. Kunz (Waterloo Records)
1. Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys
2. Ben Harper, Diamonds on the Inside
3. Shelby Lynne, Identity Crisis
4. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
5. Lucinda Williams, World Without Tears
6. Damien Rice, O
7. Roy Hargrove, RH Factor/Hard Groove
8. Joss Stone, Soul Sessions
9. Rodney Crowell, Fate’s Right Hand
10. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Growl

Dilyn Radakovitz (Dimple Records)
1. The Thorns, The Thorns
2. Polyphonic Spree, Beginning Stages of the Polyphonic Spree
3. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
4. Michael McDonald, Motown
5. Goapele, Even Closer
6. Jason Mraz, Waiting for my Rocket to Come
7. Atmosphere, Seven’s Travels (BMG)
8. Shelby Lynne, Identity Crisis
9. Howie Day, Stop All the World Now
10. Ludacris, Chicken N’ Beer

Ron Phillips (WEA)
1. Warren Zevon, The Wind
2. Rodney Crowell, Fate's Right Hand
3. Jason Mraz, Waiting for My Rocket…
4. Damien Rice, O
5. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
6. Clapton, et al, Concert for George (DVD)
7. Lyle Lovett, Baby Don't Tolerate
8. Jet, Get Born
9. Steve Earle, All American Boy
10. Al Green, I Can't Stop

Michelle Branch
10. Paris Hilton sex tape. Now the world patiently awaits for Nikki.
9. Maybe Michael Jackson has a tape of Nikki from when she was younger. Oh wait, she's not a little boy.
8. Roman Polanski and his film The Pianist.
7. Tough year for the Cash family. We remember June Carter and Johnny Cash.
6. Me on the cover of Maxim to get back at all my old boyfriends.
5. Is Ahnold really our Govenor? Great! I can already see the re-election campaign slogan: "He'll be back!"
4. P. Diddy running. No, not from the cops, but for the NYC marathon.
3. Audioslave
2. The Newlyweds: God bless Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
1. The Dixie Chicks' George Bush comment.

Top 10 Reasons How Marc Pollack Sucks by The Firm’s Music Department
1. Doesn’t give us enough time to get these fucking lists together.
2. He’s Metrosexual.
3. He’s Granny.
4. He’s taller than Andy Gould.
5. He still supports HITS.
6. He can’t have a 12-pack to celebrate completing his 12-step program.
7. He can’t hear because his head is too far up Kwatinetz’s ass.
8. He snores while he is napping.
9. Has an oral fixation problem that is cured only by smoking 100 cigarettes a day.
10. Thinks Constance Schwartz is a Mel Brooks movie

Harry Reynolds (PD, KTHX Reno)
1. Joan Baez, Dark Chords on a Big Guitar
2. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
3. Lyle Lovett, My Baby Don’t Tolerate
4. Van Morrison, What’s Wrong With This Picture?
5. eastmountainsouth, eastmountainsouth
6. Ben Harper, Diamonds on the Inside
7. Al Green, I Can’t Stop
8. The Mavericks, The Mavericks
9. Los Lonely Boys, Los Lonely Boys
10. Sting, Sacred Love

Bruce Warren (APD, WXPN Philadelphia)
1. Neil Young
, On the Beach
2. Ryan Adams, Rock N Roll
3. Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
4. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, Streetcore
5. Damien Rice, O
6. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers
7. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
8. Kathleen Edwards, Failer
9. Michael Franti & Spearhead, Everyone Deserves Music
10. My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves

Kristen Honeycutt & Jack Daniel (APD/MD, WEND Charlotte)
Top 10 bands WE liked playing in 2003! (for various reasons, and in no particular order…)

1. Smile Empty Soul
2. Three Days Grace
3. Coldplay
4. Switchfoot
5. Kill Hannah
6. Shinedown
7. Evanescence
8. Trapt
9. Linkin Park
10. OutKast

Steve Nice (Capitol Records Sr. Director AAA/Alternative)
1. Riley Lennon Nice (my son)
2. Emilline Nice (my wife)
3. The new Starsailor record, Silence Is Easy
4. KCRW Sounds Eclectic Show at the Universal Ampitheater
5. Rooney
6. Damien Rice
7. Van Hunt
8. Shelby Lynne
9. Buffalo Sabres
10. Mayor of the Sunset Strip

Mick (Sanctuary Records recording artists Belle & Sebastian)
Top 10 Musical Moments of 2003

1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (the musical in London's West End)
2. Seeing Rasputina live
3. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Sleep/Holiday
4. Franz Ferdinand, Darts of Pleasure EP
5. Heartbreak Soup cafe at the Quayside in Newcastle. The millennium bridge is astounding
6. The Barcelona Pavilion, "Tidy Up Tidy Up" (from Toronto http://barcelonapavilion.cjb.net)
7. Seeing Stone Mountain in Atlanta for the first time, followed by fried chicken with friends.
8. Beyonce, "Crazy Right Now"
9. OutKast, "Hey Ya"
10. A Mighty Wind


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