2003 Was A Great Year For Fans Of Hooky Pop Rock
I was lucky enough to see The Exploding Hearts live a couple of days before the van crash that killed three band members. They were headed for stardom, no doubt about it, and I'd rank that record in the top five of anything that's come out in the last 20 years.
Great list! I'd add Rooney's debut, Rooney.
I'd add the album Parallel Universe by Ike, which was John Faye's solo project, he was the lead singer of the Caulfields, who put out two great LP's
Here are TEN more AMAZING power pop efforts from '03. Every one of them compulsory listening. Dig in, enjoy and share your thoughts. Anything float your boat?
40ft Ringo - Funny Thing
AM Radio - Radioactive
The Androids - The Androids
The Honeydogs - 10,000 Years
Hotsocky - Hotsocky
Melodine - Out Of Your Hands
Miles - Don't Let The Cold In
Ok Go - Ok Go
Stereo 360 - Enjoy Your Life Poolside
True Love - I Was Accident
Cage the Elephant, Melophobia.
Arcade Fire, Reflektor
I find 2003 to be a somewhat less than stellar year for my ears. All the power to ya if it's a cherished year for your ears.
Welcome Interstate Managers and Electric Version were my introductions to those bands. I read a review of EV somewhere (CMJ?) that convinced me to buy it without hearing a note. Boy, did that pay off!
The Waking Hours and Tim Cullen are new to me - will definitely check them out!
Hey, Steve. Thanks for turning me on to Tim Cullen. Never heard of him, but I love his stuff. Is he still recording?