End of the year lists. I’m striking early this year because I have to and because I don’t see much changing the list in the next month. A few comments before you read on: movies sucked this year, making this list made me realize there was a ton of great music, a bunch of hot singles were missed because I didn’t do a singles list.


  1. The Royal Tennenbaums*
  2. Ginger Snaps
  3. Shrek
  4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  5. Monsters Inc.
  6. Ghost World
  7. Startup.com
  8. Legally Blonde
  9. Zoolander
  10. Memento

*preemptive yes, but i have unending faith in Wes Anderson.


  1. Ash - Free All Angels**
  2. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
  3. Call and Response - Nightflight
  4. Pernice Bros. - The World Won’t End
  5. Sloan - Pretty Together
  6. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
  7. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - How I Long to Feel That Summer in My Heart
  8. Faint - Danse Macabre
  9. Ben Folds - Rockin the Suburbs
  10. Beta Band - Hot Shots II
  11. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World**
  12. Spoon - Girls Can Tell
  13. Wilco - Foxtrot Hotel
  14. Bran Van 3000 - Discosis
  15. Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album

**just in europe for now, sorry.


  1. Sony Playstation 2
  2. Nintendo Gamecube
  3. Sega Dreamcast*
  4. Microsoft Xbox

*out of production, but still better than Micro$uck.