Music Year 2003

This is my year-end list file for records released in 2003. A copy of this file as of Jan. 16, 2004 is frozen here. The freeze date represents the completion of several year-end pieces: my Pazz & Jop Comments and two pieces for Static: Top Ten (Plus Plus), 2003: Wrap It Up and Bag It. Note that post-freeze ratings are marked in this color. For rated records, * indicates an advance copy, ** a borrowed copy.

This file is officially frozen as of 2005-01-01. I may at some point update the grades, but will not add any newly obtained albums.

New Records

  1. Buck 65: Talkin' Honky Blues (WEA Canada)

  2. William Parker Violin Trio: Scrapbook (Thirsty Ear)
  3. Kelis: Tasty (Star Trak/Arista)
  4. Lyrics Born: Later That Day . . . (Quannum Projects)

  5. Matthew Shipp: Equilibrium (Thirsty Ear)
  6. Amy Rigby: Til the Wheels Fall Off (Signature Sounds)
  7. Akrobatik: Balance (Coup D'Etat)
  8. Paal Nilssen-Love/Ken Vandermark: Dual Pleasure (Smalltown Supersound)
  9. Warren Zevon: The Wind (Artemis)
  10. Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble: Exile (Enja/Justin Time)
  11. The Bad Plus: These Are the Vistas (Columbia)
  12. Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations (ECM)
  13. Drive-By Truckers: Decoration Day (New West)
  14. NOFX: War on Errorism (Fat Wreck)
  15. Al Green: I Can't Stop (Blue Note)
  16. Chris Knight: The Jealous Kind (Dualtone)
  17. Lifesavas: Spirit in Stone (Quannum Projects)
  18. Roy Haynes: Love Letters (Eighty-Eights/Columbia)
  19. Abdoulaye N'Diaye: Taoué (Justin Time)
  20. Bettye Lavette: A Woman Like Me (Blues Express)
  21. Jean Grae: The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP (Babygrande)
  22. DJ Wally: Nothing Stays the Same (Thirsty Ear)
  23. Electric Six: Fire (XL)
  24. Ludacris: Chicken-N-Beer (Def Jam South)
  25. Timbaland & Magoo: Under Construction Part II (Blackground/Universal)
  26. Kimya Dawson: My Cute Fiend Sweet Princess (Important)
  27. Brother Ali: Shadows on the Sun (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
  28. Lucinda Williams: World Without Tears (Lost Highway)
  29. James Blood Ulmer: No Escape From the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions (Hyena)
  30. The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
  31. Rancid: Indestructible (Hellcat)
  32. Raoul Björkenheim/Lukas Ligeti: Shadowglow (TUM)
  33. June Carter Cash: Wildwood Flower (Dualtone)
  34. Panjabi MC: Beware (Sequence)
  35. Todd Snider: Live: Near Truths and Hotel Rooms (Oh Boy)
  36. Fannypack: So Stylistic (Tommy Boy)
  37. Four Tet: Rounds (Domino)
  38. McEnroe: Disenfranchised (Peanuts & Corn)
  39. The Bug: Pressure (Rephlex)
  40. Yo La Tengo: Summer Sun (Matador)
  41. Marty Ehrlich: Line on Love (Palmetto)
  42. Kid Koala: Some of My Best Friends Are DJ's (Ninja Tune)
  43. Dino Saluzzi: Responsorium (ECM)
  44. David Murray Latin Big Band: Now Is Another Time (Justin Time)
  45. Vandermark 5: Airports for Light (Atavistic)
  46. Juhani Aaltonen Trio: Mother Tongue (TUM)
  47. Willie Nelson & Ray Price: Run That By Me One More Time (Lost Highway)
  48. Missy Elliott: This Is Not a Test (Gold Mind/Elektra)
  49. Lyambiko: Shades of Delight (Nagel-Heyer)
  50. Michiko Ogawa Trio: It's All About Love! (Arbors)
  51. Joe Ely: Streets of Sin (Rounder)
  52. Borbély Mihály/Quartet B: Crystal Mountain (Fono)
  53. Andrew Barker, Matthew Shipp, Charles Waters: Apostolic Polyphony (Drimala)
  54. Johnny Cash: American IV: The Man Comes Around (American)
  55. Ramiro Musotto: Sudaka (Fast Horse)
  56. Brigitte DeMeyer: Nothing Comes Free (BDM)
  57. Cooper-Moore, Tom Abbs, Chad Taylor: Triptych Myth (Hopscotch)
  58. The Klezmatics: Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! (Rounder)
  59. Murs: . . . The End of the Beginning (Definitive Jux)
  60. Pink: Try This (La Face)
  61. Black Eyed Peas: Elephunk (A&M)
  62. Clark Terry & Max Roach: Friendship (Eighty-Eights/Columbia)
  63. Merle Haggard: Like Never Before (Hag)
  64. Aceyalone: Love & Hate (Project Blowed)
  65. Steinski's Burning Out of Control: The Sugarhill Mix (Antidote)
  66. OutKast: Speakerboxx/The Love Below (Arista, 2CD)
  67. Bebo & Cigala: Lágrimas Negras (Calle 54) **
  68. Boban Markovic Orkestar: Boban I Marko (Pirahna)
  69. Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra: Monk's Moods (Water Baby)
  70. Sir Roland Hanna: Tributaries: Reflections on Tommy Flanagan (IPO)
  71. Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli: Electro Bamako (Palm)
  72. Sheila Jordan: Little Song (High Note)
  73. Dominic Duval, Mark Whitecage: Rules of Engagement, Vol. 1 (Drimala)
  74. Fred Anderson: Back at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark)
  75. Mr. Lif: Sleepyheads (Thought Wizard)
  76. The Blueprint Project (Creative Nation Music)
  77. The Bottle Rockets: Blue Sky (Sanctuary) **
  78. Rosanne Cash: Rules of Travel (Capitol)
  79. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Pig Lib (Matador)
  80. Ian Hendrickson-Smith: Up in Smoke (Sharp Nine)
  81. EG Kight: Southern Comfort (Blue South)
  82. Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve/Virgin) **
  83. The Postal Service: Give Up (Sub Pop)
  84. Carla Bley: Looking for America (ECM) **
  85. Daughter: Skin (Aum Fidelity)
  86. FAB: Fonda-Altschul-Bang: Transforming the Space (CIMP)
  87. Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3 (Sanctuary)


Records in hand, but which haven't yet been graded.

  • Aesop Rock: Bazooka Tooth (Definitive Jux)
  • Atmosphere: Seven's Travels (Rhymesayers/Epitaph)
  • Shesus: Loves You . . . Loves You Not (Narnack)
  • Suhkan Uhka: Suhka (TUM)
  • Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico: Terra Nostra (ECM)
  • Yerba Buena: President Alien (Razor & Tie)


Records in hand, graded B+ or below, in roughly declining order:

  • Go-Betweens: Bright Yellow Bright Orange (Jetset) *
  • DJ Spooky: Dubtometry (Thirsty Ear)
  • Wire: Send (Pink Flag)
  • The Blue Series Continuum: The Good and Evil Sessions (Thirsty Ear)
  • Emmylou Harris: Stumble Into Grace (Nonesuch) **
  • Scott Hamilton: Live in London (Concord)
  • Wolfgang Mitterer: Radio Fractal/Beat Music: Live at Donaueschingen 2002 (Hatology)
  • Iro Haarla & Ulf Krokfors: Heart of a Bird (TUM)
  • Macy Gray: The Trouble With Being Myself (Epic)
  • Madonna: American Life (Maverick/Warner Bros.) **
  • Cesaria Evora: Voz D'Amor (Bluebird) **
  • Non-Prophets: Hope (Lex)
  • Bubba Sparxxx: Deliverance (Beatclub/Interscope)
  • Ken Vandermark/Brian Dibblee: Duets (Future Reference)
  • Dianne Reeves: A Little Moonlight (Blue Note)
  • Cooper-Moore, Assif Tsahar: America (Hopscotch)
  • Horace X: Sackbutt (Omnium)
  • Dead Prez: Get Free or Die Tryin': The Mixtape Vol. 2 (Boss Up/Landspeed)
  • Gillian Welch: Soul Journey (Acony) **
  • Juhani Aaltonen and Henrik Otto Donner With the Avanti Chamber Orchestra: Strings Revisited (TUM)
  • The Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live at Red Rock Studio: A Tribute to Tony Bennett (TPRecordings)
  • Active Ingredients: Titration (Delmark)
  • The Rapture: Echoes (DFA/Strummer/Universal)
  • Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash (Astralwerks)
  • The Dandy Warhols: Welcome to the Monkey House (Capitol)
  • Jon Langford and the Sadies: Mayors of the Moon (Bloodshot) *
  • Sidestepper: 3AM: In Beats We Trust (Palm)
  • Klaus Paier/Stefan Gfrerer/Roman Werni: Live, Vol. 1 (PAO)
  • Anthony Hamilton: Comin' From Where I'm From (So So Def/Arista) **
  • Ilmiliekki Quartet: March of the Alpha Males (TUM)
  • Arthur Blythe: Exhale (Savant)
  • The New Archie Shepp Quartet: Tomorrow Will Be Another Day (PAO)
  • Neil Young: Greendale (Reprise)
  • The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioner's Last Songs, Vol. 2 & 3 (Bloodshot, 2CD)
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago: Tribute to Lester (ECM) **
  • Howard Tate: Rediscovered (Private Music)
  • Guy Davis: Chocolate to the Bone (Red House)
  • Anti Pop Vs. Matthew Shipp (Thirsty Ear)
  • Nicholas Payton: Sonic Trance (Warner Bros.)
  • Gaby Kerpel: Carnabailito (Nonesuch)
  • The Dixie Hummingbirds: Diamong Jubilee (Treasure/Rounder) **
  • Belle & Sebastian: Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Rough Trade) **
  • Erykah Badu: Worldwide Underground (Motown) **
  • Randy Sandke: Cliffhanger (Nagel-Heyer)
  • Michel Camilo: Live at the Blue Note (Telarc, 2CD) **
  • Ghazal: The Rain (ECM)
  • Winard Harper Sextet: A Time for the Soul (Savant) **
  • The Neptunes Present . . . Clones (Star Trak)
  • Tricky: Vulnerable (Sanctuary)
  • The David S. Ware String Ensemble: Threads (Thirsty Ear)
  • Wayne Hancock: Swing Time (Bloodshot)
  • The Wrens: The Meadowlands (Absolutely Kosher) **
  • Jesse Malin: The Fine Art of Self Destruction (Artemis)
  • VisionFest: VisionLive (Thirsty Ear)
  • Free Fall: Furnace (Wobbly Rail)
  • Paal Nilssen-Love/Hĺkon Kornstad: Schlinger (Smalltown Supersound)
  • Kali Z. Fasteau: Oneness (Flying Note)
  • Steve Wilson: Soulful Song (MaxJazz) **
  • The Strokes: Room on Fire (RCA)
  • Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: The Trouble With Humans (Texas Music)
  • Assif Tsahar, Tatsuya Nakatani: Come Sunday (Hopscotch)
  • Loudon Wainwright III: So Damn Happy (Sanctuary)
  • Jason Moran: The Bandwagon (Blue Note)
  • Crooked Fingers: Red Devil Dawn (Merge)
  • Lee Konitz/Alan Broadbent: Live-Lee (Milestone)
  • The Lucky Tomblin Band (Texas Works)
  • Spike Wilner Ensemble: Late Night: Live at Smalls (Fresh Sound New Talent)
  • Liz Phair (Capitol)
  • The Raveonettes: Chain Gang of Love (Columbia)
  • Ken Vandermark: Furniture Music (Okkadisk)
  • Lou Reed: The Raven (Sire/Reprise)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell (Interscope)
  • Tim Berne: The Sublime And (Thirsty Ear, 2CD)
  • Peter Cincotti (Concord) **
  • The Peter Malick Group Featuring Norah Jones: New York City (Koch) **
  • Arnaldo Antunes/Carlinhos Brown/Marisa Monte: Tribalistas (Metro Blue) **
  • Kaito U.K.: Band Red (SpinArt)
  • The Kenny Davern Quartet at the Mill Hill Playhouse (Arbors)
  • Earl Thomas: Soul'd (Memphis International)
  • The Blue Series Continuum: The Sorcerer Sessions (Thirsty Ear)
  • William Parker, Joe Morris, Hamid Drake: Eloping With the Sun (Riti)
  • Dylan Cramer: Bumpin' on Sunset (Nagel Heyer)
  • Rod Stewart: As Time Goes By . . . The Great American Songbook Volume II (J) **
  • Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe (MC)
  • White Stripes: Elephant (V2)
  • X-Ecutioners: Scratchology (Sequence)
  • Roswell Rudd/Toumani Diabate: Malicool (Sunnyside)
  • Daniel Carter + Reuben Radding: Luminescence (Aum Fidelity)

  • Ani DiFranco: Evolve (Righteous Babe)
  • Loren Stillman Quartet: How Sweet It Is (Nagel-Heyer)
  • Celebrating Bix! The Bix Centennial All Stars Celebrate His 100th Birthday (Arbors)
  • Wycliffe Gordon: Joyride (Nagel-Heyer)
  • Noël Akchoté: Cabaret Modern: A Night at the Magic Mirror Tent (Winter & Winter)
  • Dave Douglas: Freak In (Bluebird)
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Black Sex Y'All: Liberation and Bloody Random Violets (Trugroid)
  • Cheryl Bentyne: Talk of the Town (Telarc)
  • New Estate: Considering . . . (W.Minc)
  • Billy Martin/Grant Calvin Weston/DJ Logic: For No One in Particular (Amulet)
  • Van Morrison: What's Wrong With This Picture? (Blue Note)
  • Roy Hargrove Presents the RH Factor: Hard Groove (Verve)
  • Etta James: Let's Roll (Private Music)
  • The Mercenaries: The Hanging Tree (Melted Vinyl)
  • Cyrus Chestnut: You Are My Sunshine (Warner Bros.) **
  • Ms Dynamite: A Little Deeper (Universal)
  • Jack Johnson: On and On (Moonshine Conspiracy) **
  • Ron Horton: Subtextures (Fresh Sound)
  • Sarah Pierce: Love's the Only Way (Little Bear)
  • Fiel Garvie: Leave Me Out of This (Words on Music)
  • Spring Heel Jack: Live (Thirsty Ear)
  • Susie Ibarra & Mark Dresser: Tone Time (Wobbly Rail)
  • John McLaughlin: Thieves and Poets (Verve)
  • The Libertines: Up the Bracket (Rough Trade)
  • 50 Cent: Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Interscope)
  • Kim Wilson: Lookin' for Trouble (M.C.)
  • Kimya Dawson: Knock-Knock Who? (Important)
  • Jesse Chandler: Somewhere Between (Fresh Sound)
  • Yellowjackets: Time Squared (Heads Up) **
  • George Jones: The Gospel Collection (BNA) **
  • The Red Stick Ramblers: Bring It On Down (Memphis International)
  • Lily Haydn: Light Blue Sun (Private Music)
  • Josh Abrams: Cipher (Delmark)
  • ScoLoHoFo: OH! (Blue Note) **
  • Massive Attack: 100th Window (Virgin) **

  • James Carter: Gardenias for Lady Day (Columbia)
  • Asleep at the Wheel: Remembers the Alamo (Shout)
  • Robert Cray: Time Will Tell (Sanctuary) **
  • Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher (Warp)
  • Junior Senior: D-D-Don't Stop the Beat (Chunky Frog/Atlantic) **
  • Alex DeGrassi: Now and Then: Folk Songs for the 21st Century (Tropo)
  • Busdriver & Radioinactive With Daedelus: The Weather (Mush)
  • Annie Lennox: Bare (J) **
  • Sean Grace: New Frontiers (NCA)
  • Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers (Universal) **
  • Zwan: Mary Star of the Sea (Reprise) **
  • Assif Tsahar, Mat Maneri, Jim Black: Jam (Hopscotch)
  • Lisa Marie Presley: To Whom It May Concern (Capitol) **
  • Dave Budbill, William Parker, Hamid Drake: Songs for a Suffering World (Boxholder)
  • Regina Carter: Paganini: After a Dream (Verve) **

  • Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming (A&M) **
  • Toby Keith: Shock'n Y'All (Dreamworks) **
  • Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (Columbia) **
  • The Mighty Echoes: Doo Wop Til You Drop (Brooklyn International)

  • Beyoncé: Dangerously in Love (Columbia) **
  • The Crusaders: Rural Renewal (PRA/Verve) **

  • Metallica: St. Anger (Elektra) **


These are records that I have some reason to think might be worth hearing.

  • Ryan Adams: Rock N Roll (Lost Highway)
  • A.F.I.: Sing the Sorrow (DreamWorks)
  • Rahim AlHaj: Iraqi Music in a Time of War (Voxlox)
  • Amy Allison: No Frills Friend (Diesel Only)
  • Anti-Flag: The Terror State (Fat Wreck Chords)
  • Audio Bullys: Ego War (Astralwerks)
  • The Bangles: Doll Revolution (Koch)
  • David Banner: Mississippi: The Album (Universal)
  • Bettie Serveert: Log 22 (Palomine)
  • Mary J. Blige: Love & Life (Geffen)
  • Black Box Recorder: Passionoia (One Little Indian)
  • Blink-182 (Geffen)
  • Blur: Think Tank (Virgin)
  • Brand New: Deja Entendu (Razor & Tie)
  • Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People (Arts & Crafts)
  • Joe Budden (Def Jam)
  • Cat Power: You Are Free (Matador)
  • Clem Snide: Soft Spot (SpinArt)
  • Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán: Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch)
  • Marshall Crenshaw: What's in the Bag? (Razor & Tie)
  • Rodney Crowell: Fate's Right Hand (DMX/Epic)
  • The Darkness: Permission to Land (Atlantic)
  • Dashboard Confessional: A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (Vagrant/Interscope)
  • Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism (Barsuk)
  • The Distillers: Coral Fang (Sire)
  • Kathleen Edwards: Failer (Zoë)
  • Erase Errata: At Crystal Palace (Troubleman)
  • Everclear: Slow Motion Daydream (Capitol)
  • Ibrahim Ferrer: Buenos Hermanos (Nonesuch)
  • Festival in the Desert (World Village)
  • The Fever: Pink on Pink (Kemado)
  • Fiery Furnaces: Gallowsbird's Bark (Sanctuary)
  • Fog: Ether Teeth (Ninja Tune)
  • Aretha Franklin: So Damn Happy (Arista)
  • Nelly Furtado: Folklore (DreamWorks)
  • Gotan Project: La Revancha del Tango (XL/Beggars Banquet)
  • Grandaddy: Sumday (V2)
  • Groove Armada: Lovebox (Zomba)
  • Slide Hampton: Spirit of the Horn (MCG Jazz)
  • Handsome Family: Singing Bones (Carrot Top)
  • Stefon Harris: The Grand Unification Theory (Blue Note)
  • Fred Hersch: Live at the Village Vanguard (Palmetto)
  • Dave Holland Quintet: Live at Birdland (ECM, 2CD)
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: African Magic (Enja)
  • Vijay Iyer: Blood Sutra (Artists House)
  • Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: In What Language? (Pi)
  • D.D. Jackson: Suite for New York (Justin Time)
  • Keith Jarrett: Up for It: Live in Juan-Les-Pins (ECM)
  • The Jayhawks: Rainy Day Music (American/Lost Highway)
  • Jay-Z: The Black Album (Roc-A-Fella)
  • Wyclef Jean: The Preacher's Son (Clef/J)
  • Jedi Mind Tricks: Visions of Gandhi (Babygrande)
  • Kekele: Congo Life (Stern's Africa)
  • R. Kelly: Chocolate Factory (Jive)
  • Alicia Keys: Diary of Alicia Keys (J)
  • Kid Rock (Atlantic)
  • Kings of Leon: Youth and Young Manhood (RCA)
  • Ladytron: Softcore Jukebox (Emperor Norton)
  • Ted Leo/Pharmacists: Hearts of Oak (Lookout)
  • Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow (Load)
  • Linkin Park: Meteora (Warner Bros.)
  • Little Annie & the Legally Jammin' (Italic)
  • Branford Marsalis: Romare Bearden Revealed (Marsalis Music)
  • The Mars Volta: De-Loused in the Comatorium (Gold Standard)
  • Christian McBride: Vertical Vision (Warner Bros.)
  • My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves (ATO/RCA)
  • The Naysayer: Pure Beauty (Carrot Top)
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Comfort Woman (Maverick)
  • New Pornographers: Electric Version (Matador)
  • Notwist: Neon Golden (City Slang/Virgin)
  • Erlend Oye: Unrest (Astralwerks)
  • Peaches: Fatherfucker (XL/Beggars)
  • Pernice Brothers: Yours, Mine & Ours (Ashmont)
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves: The New Romance (Matador)
  • Radiohead: Hail to the Thief (Capitol)
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band: Unclassified (Warner Bros.)
  • Damien Rice: O (Vector)
  • Richard X: Presents His X-Factor, Vol. 1 (Astralwerks)
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel: Heartcore (Verve)
  • RZA: Birth of a Prince (Sanctuary)
  • Wayne Shorter: Alegria (Verve)
  • The Sleepy Jackson: Lovers (Astralwerks)
  • Tammy Faye Starlite & the Angels of Mercy: Used Country Female (Diesel Only)
  • Steely Dan: Everything Must Go (Warner Bros.)
  • The Stills: Logic Will Break Your Heart (Atlantic)
  • Sun Kil Moon: Ghosts of the Great Highway (Jetset)
  • Thursday: War All the Time (Island)
  • Rufus Wainwright: Want One (DreamWorks)
  • Wide Right: Wide Right (Poptop)
  • Cassandra Wilson: Glamoured (Blue Note)
  • Robert Wyatt: Cuckooland (Hannibal)

Compilations/Vault Music:

  1. Duke Ellington: The Bubber Miley Era: 1924-1929 (Jazz Legends)

  2. Cedric Im Brooks & the Light of Saba (1974-76, Honest Jons)
  3. King Sunny Ade: The Best of the Classic Years (1967-74, Shanachie)
  4. When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 6: Poor Man's Heaven (1928-40, Bluebird)
  5. Gene Ammons: Fine and Mellow (1972, Prestige)
  6. The Guitar and Gun: Highlife Music From Ghana (1981-84, Stern's/Earthworks)
  7. The Incomparable Mildred Bailey (1933-42, Columbia/Legacy)
  8. Kings of Highlife: The Vibrant Music of West Africa (Wrasse)
  9. Rhythm Love and Soul: The Sexiest Songs of R&B (1958-81, Shout!, 3CD)
  10. Sam Cooke: Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964 (Abkco)
  11. The Essential Dave Brubeck (1949-2002, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  12. Bill Monroe: Anthology (1950-81, MCA Nashville/Decca, 2CD)
  13. Mildred Bailey: Mrs. Swing (1929-42, Proper, 4CD)
  14. Johnny Hodges: The Jeep Is Jumpin' (1937-52, Proper, 4CD)
  15. High Explosion: DJ Sounds From 1970 to 1976 (Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD)
  16. New Order: Retro (1981-2002, London, 4CD)
  17. B.B. King: Blues Kingpins (1952-64, Virgin/The Right Stuff)
  18. Count Basie: America's #1 Band: The Columbia Years (1936-50, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD)
  19. The Best There Ever Was: The Legendary Early Blues Performers (Yazoo)
  20. Art Tatum: The Best of the Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (1954-56, Pablo)
  21. Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s (1926-37, Old Hat)
  22. Cabaret Voltaire: The Original Sound of Sheffield '83/'87: The Best of the Virgin/EMI Years (Superfecta)
  23. The Essential Willie Nelson (1961-2003, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  24. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Ella and Louis Again (1957, Verve, 2CD)
  25. Art Tatum: The Best of the Complete Pablo Solo Masterpieces (1953-55, Pablo)
  26. Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music (1923-39, Trikont)
  27. Blues Story (1920-84, Shout, 2CD)
  28. The Essential Sly & the Family Stone (Epic/Legacy)

  29. Merle Travis: Hot Pickin' (1943-52, Proper, 2CD)
  30. The Big Horn (1942-52, Proper, 4CD)
  31. James Brown: Motherlode (1967-76, Polydor)
  32. Miles Davis: The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (1970, Columbia/Legacy, 5CD)
  33. Roger Miller: All Time Greatest Hits (1964-85, Mercury/Chronicles)
  34. Anders Gahnold: Flowers for Johnny (1983-85, Ayler, 2CD)
  35. Lou Reed: NYC Man: The Collection (1967-2002, RCA/BMG Heritage, 2CD)
  36. Slim Gaillard: Laughing in Rhythm (1937-52, Proper, 4CD)
  37. The Rough Guide to Highlife (World Music Network)
  38. Arabesque Tlata 3 (React)
  39. Globalista: Import-Export (Trikont '02)
  40. Stan Getz: Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions (1989, Verve)
  41. Trojan Box Set: Nyahbinghi (1968-75, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD)
  42. King Sunny Ade: Synchro Series (1982-83, IndigeDisc)
  43. Russendisko: Hits (Trikont)
  44. Soul Eyes: The Mal Waldron Memorial Album (1955-62, Prestige)
  45. Humphrey Lyttelton: Snag It! (1948-52, ASV)
  46. Junior Byles: Beat Down Babylon: The Upsetter Years (1971-74, Sanctuary/Trojan)
  47. Dexter Gordon: Classic Blue Note Recordings (Blue Note, 2CD)
  48. Bud Powell: Parisian Thoroughfares (1957-61, Pablo)
  49. The Essential Byrds (1965-71, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  50. Ultimate Reggae: 20 Classic Reggae Riddims! (UTV)
  51. Black & Proud: The Soul of the Black Panther Era, Vol. 1 (Trikont)
  52. Thelonious Monk: Monk in Paris: Live at the Olympia (1965, Hyena)
  53. First Steps: First Recordings From the Creators of Modern Jazz (1944-53, Savoy Jazz)
  54. The Incomparable Ethel Waters (1925-40, Columbia/Legacy)
  55. Memphis Minnie: Me and My Chauffeur (1929-44, Proper, 2CD)
  56. Flatt & Scruggs: The Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury)
  57. The Jaki Byard Quartet With Joe Farrell: The Last From Lennie's (1965, Prestige)
  58. Mutant Disco: A Subtle Dislocation of the Norm (1978-82, ZE, 2CD)
  59. Best of Koffi Olomide (Next Music, 2CD)
  60. Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in the 70's (1966-77, Soundway)
  61. Cabaret Voltaire: Conform to Deform '82 / '90. Archive; (1982-90, Virgin, 3CD)
  62. John Lee Hooker: Blues Kingpins (1949-55, Virgin/The Right Stuff)
  63. Michael Jackson: Number Ones (1979-2001, Epic)
  64. Flying Groove (1963-75, Bluebird)
  65. Reverend Charlie Jackson: God's Got It: The Legendary Booker and Jackson Singles (1970-78, CaseQuarter)
  66. Lightnin' Hopkins: Blues Kingpins (1946-54, Virgin/The Right Stuff)
  67. Jimi Hendrix: Live at Berkeley (1970, Experience Hendrix)
  68. Bill Evans: Getting Sentimental (1978, Milestone)
  69. Teddy Pendergrass: Anthology (1977-82, Philadelphia International/The Right Stuff, 2CD)
  70. Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot (1897-1925, Archeophone)
  71. Dillinger: The Ultimate Collection (1974-80, Hip-O/Island)
  72. Stuff Smith: Time and Again (1936-45, Proper, 2CD)
  73. The Stanley Brothers: The Complete Mercury Recordings (1953-58, Mercury/Chronicles, 2CD)
  74. Elmore James: Blues Kingpins (1952-55, Virgin/The Right Stuff)
  75. Dr. John: All By Hisself: Live at the Lonestar (1986, Hyena)
  76. Sam Cooke: Sam Cooke at the Copa (1964, Abkco)
  77. Max Romeo: Ultimate Collection (1970-77, Hip-O/Island)
  78. Willie Nelson: Broken Promises (1960-66, Proper, 2CD)
  79. The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer (UTV/Mercury, 2CD)
  80. Andrew Hill: Passing Ships (1969, Blue Note)
  81. Watch How the People Dancing: Unity Sounds From the London Dancehall, 1986-1989 (Honest Jons)
  82. The Blue Series Sampler: The Shape of Jazz to Come (2002-03, Thirsty Ear)
  83. Nina Simone: Anthology (1957-93, RCA/BMG Heritage, 2CD)
  84. The Vulgar Boatmen: Wide Awake (1989-95, No Nostalgia)
  85. Jimmy Lyons: The Box Set (1972-85, Ayler, 4CD)
  86. The Essential Frank Sinatra: The Columbia Years (1944-52, Columbia/Legacy)
  87. Tom Jones: Reloaded: Greatest Hits (1965-2003, Decca/UTV)
  88. Television: Live at the Old Waldorf (Rhino Handmade)
  89. Hot Women: Women Singers From the Torrid Regions (1927-50, Kein & Aber)
  90. Dave Brubeck: For All Time (1959-65 [2003], Columbia/Legacy, 5CD)
  91. The Essential Thelonious Monk (1962-68, Columbia/Legacy)
  92. The Essential Ricky Skaggs (1979-88, Epic/Legacy)
  93. Mott the Hoople: Greatest Hits (1972-75, Columbia/Legacy)


  • The Essential Dan Fogelberg (1973-90, Epic/Legacy)
  • The Essential Eddie Money (1977-91, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Putumayo Presents Christmas Around the World (Putumayo World Music)


  • Desmond Dekker: Rudy Got Soul: The Complete Early Beverly Sessions 1963-1968 (Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD)
  • Willie Nelson: Crazy: The Demo Sessions (1960-66, Sugar Hill)
  • The Clean: Anthology (1981-96, Merge, 2CD)
  • Classic Old-Time Music: From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1958-98, Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • The Essential Babyface (1989-97, Epic)
  • Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour (1936-52, Proper, 4CD)
  • Johnny Cash: Unearthed (1994-2003, American/Lost Highway, 5CD)
  • Rough Trade Shops: Post Punk Vol 01 (Mute, 2CD)
  • Black & Proud: The Soul of the Black Panther Era, Vol. 2 (Trikont)
  • Tommy McCook: Blazing Horns/Tenor in Roots (1978-80, Blood & Fire)
  • Bobby Womack: Anthology (1967-76, Capitol/The Right Stuff, 2CD)
  • Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2003 (Greensleeves)
  • The Chemical Brothers: Singles 93-03 (1993-2003, Astralwerks, 2CD)
  • Bad Brains: Banned in DC: Bad Brains' Greatest Riffs (Caroline)
  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Piano Blues (Columbia/Legacy) **
  • Ike Turner: Blues Kingpins (1952-61, Capitol/The Right Stuff)
  • N.Y No Wave: The Ultimate East Village 80's Soundtrack (1978-80, ZE)
  • The Collected Works of the Roches (Rhino/Warner Bros.)
  • Putumayo Presents Brazilian Groove (Putumayo World Music)
  • The Bud Freeman All-Star Swing Sessions (1935-62, Prestige)
  • William Parker: Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace (1974-79, Eremite)
  • Don Cherry: Blue Lake (1971, Fuel 2000)
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Turkey (World Music Network)
  • David Murray Quartet: Live at the Village Vanguard (1995, 411 Records)
  • Skip James: Rare and Unreleased Studio Sessions (1967, Vanguard)
  • Hedningarna: 1989-2003 (NorthSide)
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 15: Jump to Addis (Buda Musique)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Thyrty: The 30th Anniversary Collection (UTV, 2CD)
  • Haul and Pull Up Selecta: Heavy Weight Dancehall 1979-82 (Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Red, White and Blue (1928-2002, Hip-0) **
  • The Very Best of Jessi Colter: An Outlaw . . . a Lady (Capitol)
  • Leadbelly: When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 5: Take This Hammer (1940, Bluebird)
  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Godfathers and Sons (1954-2002, Hip-O) **
  • Putumayo Presents American Blues (1972-2002, Putumayo World Music)
  • The Rough Guide to Latin Jazz (World Music Network) **
  • Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee: Sportin' Life Blues (1940-52, Proper, 2CD)
  • Platinum Glenn Miller (1939-42, Bluebird, 2CD) **
  • Johnny Cash: Greatest! (1956-58, Varese Sarabande)
  • Elvis Presley: 2nd to None (RCA)
  • The Story of the Blues (1928-95, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Jimmy Cliff: Anthology (1962-93, Hip-O/Island/A&M, 2CD)
  • Once Upon a Time: The Best of Delroy Wilson (1967-74, Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • Tarheel Swing (1946-53, Krazy Kat)
  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Warming By the Devil's Fire (1924-2002, Columbia/Legacy) **
  • The Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival: July 3 & 5, 1970 (1970, Epic/Legacy, 2CD)
  • The Essential Peter Tosh: The Columbia Years (1976-77, Columbia/Legacy)
  • George Jones: Love Songs (1972-86, Epic/Legacy)
  • Bob Marley: Live at the Roxy (1976, Tuff Gong/Island/Chronicles)
  • Al Green: The Love Song Collection (Right Stuff/Hi)
  • The Best of Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs (The Millennium Collection) (1965-68, Mercury/Chronicles)
  • George Jones: Hank, Bob and Me: Songs of Hank Williams and Bob Wills (1962, Fuel 2000)
  • Everything I Own: The Best of Ken Boothe (Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • Flying Funk (Bluebird)
  • The Essential Bing Crosby: The Columbia Years (1931-34, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys (1962-88, Capitol)
  • Savoy Brown: Hellbound Train: Live 1969-1972 (Sanctuary/Castle)
  • Cyndi Lauper: The Essential Cyndi Lauper (1983-96, Epic/Legacy)
  • CIMPosium: Volume 12 (2002-03, CIMP)

  • Luciano: Ultimate Collection (1993-2000, Hip-O/Island)
  • Elvis Presley: Close Up (1957-72, RCA/BMG Heritage, 4CD)
  • All That Jive: Jazz Classics With a Swinging Sense of Humor (1945-53, Savoy Jazz)
  • A People's History of the Dismemberment Plan (DeSoto)
  • Doug Wieselman: Dimly Lit: Collected Soundtracks 1996-2002 (Tzadik)
  • The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter (1989-2001, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Pop Will Eat Itself: Box Frenzy (1987, Sanctuary/Castle)
  • The Best Tango Album in the World . . . Ever! (Capitol)
  • The Very Best of the Grateful Dead (1967-87, Warner Bros./Rhino) **
  • George Jones: Jones by George! (1965-71, Proper, 2CD)
  • Hank Locklin: RCA Country Legends (1956-67, BMG Heritage)
  • Fats Domino: Blues Kingpins (1949-55, Capitol/The Right Stuff)
  • The Miracles: Love Machine: The '70s Collection (1973-77, Motown/Chronicles)
  • Putumayo Presents French Café (Putumayo World Music)
  • The Essential Blue Oyster Cult (1971-83, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Road to Memphis (1951-2002, Hip-O) **
  • Caravan of Love: The Best of Isley Jasper Isley (1984-87, Epic/Legacy)
  • The Sundowners: Chicago Country Legends (1960-71, Bloodshot)
  • Pulp: Hits (1992-2002, Island/Chronicles)
  • Liquidator: The Best of the Harry J All Stars (1969-72, Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • The Ultimate Dolly Parton (1970-88, RCA Nashville/BMG Heritage)
  • Russian Songwriter: A Collection From Boris Grebenshikov (Naxos World)

  • Trojan Box Set: Ganja Reggae (1970-85, Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • Robert Wyatt: Solar Flares Burn for You (1972-2003, Cuneiform)
  • Swing Tanzen Verboten! (1933-44, Proper, 4CD)
  • Vince Guaraldi: The Charlie Brown Suite and Other Favorites (1968, Bluebird)
  • Celia Cruz: Exitos Eternos (1994-2001, Universal Latino)
  • The Best of Kiss (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection) (1974-79, Mercury/Chronicles)
  • Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: The Soul of a Man (1930-2002, Columbia/Legacy) **
  • The Essential Redbone (1969-74, Epic/Legacy)
  • The Essential Simon & Garfunkel (1964-75, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Poison: Best of Ballads and Blues (Capitol)
  • Susan Cadogan: Hurt So Good (1975, Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • 6 Degrees of P-Funk: The Best of George Clinton and His Funk Family (1979-96, Epic/Legacy)

  • The Best of Spirit (1968-70, Epic/Legacy) **
  • Jim Croce: Home Recordings: Americana (Shout)
  • The Essential Charlie Daniels Band (1974-89, Epic/Legacy)

  • Daniel Johnston: The Early Recordings Volume 1 (1980-83, Dualtone)


  • Aphex Twin: 26 Mixes for Cash (Warp, 2CD)
  • Bix Beiderbecke Story (Proper, 4CD)
  • Björk: Live Box (1993-2002, One Little Indian, 5CD)
  • Kurtis Blow: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (Mercury)
  • Dennis Brown: The Promised Land (1977-79, Blood & Fire)
  • James Chance: Irresistible Impulse (Tiger Style, 4CD)
  • The Eagles: The Very Best Of (Warner Bros.)
  • Clancy Eccles: Fatty Fatty: 1967-1970 (Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • Everything Crash: The Best of the Ethiopians (Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • Bennie Green: Mosaic Select (Mosaic, 3CD)
  • The Best of Guided by Voices: Human Amusements at Hourly Rates (Matador)
  • Definitive Hoosier Hotshots (Collectors' Choice, 2CD)
  • Wyclef Jean: Greatest Hits (Columbia)
  • The Essential Janis Joplin (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD)
  • Louis Jordan: Jumpin' and Jivin' at Jubilee (1943-44, Collectors' Choice)
  • Led Zeppelin: How the West Was Won (Atlantic, 3CD)
  • Mali Lolo: Stars of Mali (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • Jackie Mittoo: Champion in the Arena (1976-77, Blood & Fire)
  • The Moles: On the Street (Wishing Tree)
  • No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion (Rhino, 4CD)
  • Lee Scratch Perry: Chapter 2 of "Words" (1972-73, Sanctuary/Trojan)
  • In Time: The Best of R.E.M. (1988-2003, Warner Bros.)
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Egypt (World Music Network)
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Venezuela (World Music Network)
  • The Rough Guide to Salsa Colombia (World Music Network)
  • The Rough Guide to Salsa de Puerto Rico (World Music Network)
  • The Rough Guide to South African Gospel (World Music Network)
  • Raymond Scott: Kodachrome: Compositions for Orchestra (Basta)
  • 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
  • Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime (Rhino, 3CD)
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Gospel of the Blues (1938-48, MCA/Decca)
  • Lennie Tristano: Intuition (Proper, 4CD)
  • Tulear Never Sleeps (Stern's Africa)
  • The Best of Caetano Veloso (Nonesuch)
  • ZZ Top: Chrome, Smoke & BBQ (Warner Bros., 4CD)


This year I'm separating out the reissues, both straight and slightly crooked reissues (hopped up with bonus cuts, sometimes a whole extra disc). The main reason is that these feel more like a random selection from the catalogue rather than progress.

  1. James Brown: In the Jungle Groove (1969-72, Polydor)
  2. Duke Ellington's Far East Suite (1966, Bluebird)
  3. Al Green: I'm Still in Love With You (1972, Right Stuff/Hi)
  4. Duke Ellington: Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band (1940-42, Bluebird, 3CD)

  5. Al Green: Let's Stay Together (1972, Right Stuff/Hi)
  6. Sam Rivers: Fuschia Swing Song (1964, Blue Note)
  7. Bill Withers: Still Bill (1972, Columbia/Legacy)
  8. Ben Webster: Soulville (1957, Verve)
  9. Al Green: Gets Next to You (1970, Right Stuff/Hi)
  10. Jimmy Cliff in The Harder They Come (Deluxe Edition) (1968-72, Hip-O/Island, 2CD)
  11. Parliament: Mothership Connection (1976, Mercury/Chronicles)
  12. Lee Konitz: Motion (1961, Verve)
  13. Television: Marquee Moon (1977, Rhino/Elektra)
  14. Donna Summer: Bad Girls (Deluxe Edition) (1977-80, Mercury/Chronicles, 2CD)
  15. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Reactor (1981, Reprise)
  16. Black Uhuru: Red (1981, Island/Chronicles)
  17. Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan: Two of a Mind (1962, Bluebird)
  18. Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (Water)
  19. Thelonious Monk: It's Monk's Time (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  20. Neil Young: On the Beach (1974, Reprise)
  21. Augustus Pablo: Rockers Meets King Tubbys in a Fire House (1980, Shanachie)
  22. Burning Spear: Social Living (1978-80, Island)

  23. Toots & the Maytals: Funky Kingston / In the Dark (Island)
  24. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Organisation (1980, Virgin)
  25. Neil Young: Hawks and Doves (1980, Reprise)
  26. Earl Hines: Once Upon a Time (1966, Impulse/Verve)
  27. Gato Barbieri: Bolivia (1971-73, Bluebird)
  28. Neil Young: American Stars and Bars (1977, Reprise)
  29. The Amazing Bud Powell: The Scene Changes (1958, Blue Note)
  30. The Isley Brothers: 3 + 3 (1973, Epic/Legacy)
  31. Lefty Frizzell: Country Favorites / Saginaw Michigan (Collectables)
  32. Eddie Gale: Black Rhythm Happening (Water)
  33. Thelonious Monk: Criss-Cross (1962-63, Columbia/Legacy)
  34. Television: Adventure (1978, Rhino/Elektra)
  35. Archie Shepp: Attica Blues (1972, Impulse)
  36. Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges (1959, Verve)
  37. Pee Wee Russell: Ask Me Now! (1965, Impulse)
  38. Bob Dylan: Another Side of Bob Dylan (1964, Columbia)
  39. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1980, Virgin)
  40. The Best of Donna Summer (20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection) (1975-83, Mercury)
  41. Junior Murvin: Police and Thieves (Island)


  • David Bowie: Black Tie White Noise (1993, Virgin, 2CD)
  • Muslimgauze: Uzbekistani Bizzare and Souk (1995-96, Important)
  • Uncle Tupelo: Anodyne (1993, Rhino/Sire)


  • Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: Wake Up Everybody (1975, Epic/Legacy)
  • Parliament: Chocolate City (1975, Mercury/Chronicles)
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Press Color (1979, ZE)
  • Parliament: Up for the Down Stroke (1974, Mercury/Chronicles)
  • Bob Dylan: Slow Train Coming (1979, Columbia)
  • Larry Young: Mother Ship (1969, Blue Note)
  • Alexander Von Schlippenbach: Pakistani Pomade (Atavistic)
  • Archie Shepp: I Know About the Life (1981, Hatology)
  • Albert Ayler: Music Is the Healing Force of the Unvierse (1969, Impulse)
  • Holy Modal Rounders: Good Taste Is Timeless (1971, Sundazed)
  • Burning Spear: Man in the Hills / Dry and Heavy (1976-77, Island/Chronicles)
  • Hugh Masekela: Grrr (1966, Verve)
  • Charlie Rouse: Bossa Nova Bacchanal (1962-65, Blue Note)
  • Sonic Youth: Dirty (Deluxe Edition) (1992, Geffen/Chronicles, 2 CD)
  • Black Uhuru: Sinsemilla (1980, Island/Chronicles)
  • Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy (1989, Columbia)
  • Jack Teagarden: Mis'ry and the Blues (1961, Verve)
  • Al Green: Green Is Blues (1970, Right Stuff/Hi)
  • Lee Morgan: Sonic Boom (1967-69, Blue Note)
  • Thelonious Monk: Solo Monk (1964, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Uncle Tupelo: No Depression (1990, Columbia/Legacy)
  • The Beatles: Let It Be . . . Naked (1970, Apple/Capitol)
  • David Bowie: Aladdin Sane: 30th Anniversary Edition (1973, Capitol, 2CD) *
  • Was (Not Was): (The Woodwork) Squeaks (ZE) *
  • Hank Mobley: The Flip (1969, Blue Note)

  • The Jimmy Giuffre 3: The Easy Way (1959, Verve)
  • Was (Not Was): Out Comes the Freaks (1981-83, ZE) *
  • Thelonious Monk: Underground (1967-68, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Mambo Nassau (1981, ZE)
  • Utah Phillips: I've Got to Know (1991, AK Press)
  • The Ebonys (1973, Epic/Legacy)
  • The O'Jays: Ship Ahoy (1973, Epic/Legacy)
  • Alan Price: Between Today and Yesterday (1974, Sanctuary/Castle)
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Architecture and Morality (1981, Virgin)
  • Baby Dodds: Talking and Drum Solos (1946-54, Atavistic)
  • Peter Brötzmann: FMP 130 (1973, Atavistic)
  • Al Grey / Billy Mitchell: Snap Your Fingers (1962, Verve)
  • Bill Withers: Menagerie (1977, Columbia/Legacy)
  • Jerry Portnoy: Home Run Hitter (1995, Sanctuary/Castle)

  • Black Uhuru: The Dub Factor (1983, Island/Chronicles)
  • J.J. Johnson: J.J.'s Broadway (1963, Verve)


  • Peter Brötzmann Group: More Nipples (Atavistic)
  • Jackie DeShannon: Jackie (1972, Rhino Handmade)
  • The Go-Betweens: Spring Hill Fair (1984, Beggars Banquet, 2CD)
  • Cecil Taylor: Student Studies (1966, Fuel 2000)
  • The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (Deluxe Edition) (MCA, 2CD)