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Best of 2003: Imaginary Staffers Top 10 Lists

Char, Imaginary Girl

  • All Girl Summer Fun Band, "2"
  • Death Cab for Cutie, "Transatlanticism"
  • Massive Attack, "100th Window"
  • Outkast, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"
  • Stellastarr*, "Stellastarr*"
  • The Dandy Warhols, "Welcome To The Monkey House"
  • The Fitness, "Call Me for Together"
  • The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  • Various Artists, "Lost in Translation" Soundtrack
  • Visqueen, "King Me"
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fever To Tell"

Dana, Imaginary Girl

  1. Nada Surf , "Let Go" &
    The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  2. The Thermals, "More Parts Per Million"
  3. The Long Winters, "When I Pretend To Fall" &
    Visqueen, "King Me"
  4. The Shins, "Chutes Too Narrow"
  5. The Divorce, "There Will Be Blood Tonight" &
    The Lights, "Beautiful Bird"
  6. Idlewild, "The Remote Part"
  7. Mogwai, "Happy Songs for Happy People"
  8. Dear John Letters, "Stories of our Lives"
  9. Heather Duby, "Come Across the River"
  10. The Malinks, "Can't Shake Last Night" &
    Downpilot, "Leaving Not Arriving"

Liz, Imaginary Girl

  1. The Thermals, "More Parts Per Million"
  2. The Divorce, "There Will Be Blood Tonight" &
    Ballboy, "Guide for the Daylight Hours"
  3. Visqueen, "King Me" &
    The Long Winters, "When I Pretend To Fall" &
    Idlewild, "The Remote Part"
  4. Stellastarr*, "Stellastarr*"
  5. Clearlake, "Cedars" &
    Okkervil River, "Down the River of Golden Dreams"
  6. The Decemberists, "Her Majesty, the Decemberists"
  7. The White Stripes, "Elephant"
  8. The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  9. The Shins, "Chutes Too Narrow"
  10. Caesars, "39 Minutes of Bliss (In an Otherwise Meaningless World)"

Chilly C, Imaginary Boy

  1. The Primate Five, "1234567APE"
  2. The New Pornographers, "Electric Version"
  3. The Earaches, "Fist Fights, Hot Love"
  4. Blur, "Think Tank"
  5. The Divorce, "There Will Be Blood Tonight"
  6. Cat Power, "You Are Free
  7. Belle & Sebastian, "Dear Catastrophe Waitress"
  8. !!!, "Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard: True Story" (EP)
  9. Sushirobo, "The Light Fingered Feeling of Sushirobo"
  10. Stellastarr*, "Stellastarr*"

embracey, Imaginary Boy Film~Theatre Critic

  1. Broadcast "Haha Sound"
  2. Various Artists, "Lost in Translation" Soundtrack
  3. Various Artists, "Morvern Callar" Soundtrack
  4. Beth Gibbons & Rustin' Man "Out of Season"
  5. Death Cab for Cutie, "Transatlanticism"
  6. The Dandy Warhols, "Welcome To The Monkey House"
  7. Gillian Welch, "Soul Journey"
  8. Tipper, "Surrounded"
  9. Cat Power, "You Are Free
  10. Lucinda Williams, "World Without Tears"

Imaginary Chapman Boy

  1. The Strokes, "Room On Fire"
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fever To Tell"
  3. The Libertines, "Up the Bracket"
  4. Outkast, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below"
  5. The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  6. Death Cab for Cutie, "Transatlanticism"
  7. The Rapture, "Echoes"
  8. Junior Senior, "D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat"
  9. The Raveonettes, "Chain Gang of Love"
  10. Broken Social Scene, "You Forgot It In People"

Imaginary Lorenzo

  • Death Cab for Cutie, "Transatlanticism"
  • Junior Senior, "D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat"
  • Menomena, "I Am the Fun Blame Monster!"
  • Rufus Wainwright, "Want One"
  • The Long Winters, "When I Pretend To Fall"
  • The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  • united state of electronica, "demos"
  • Various Artists, "Wig In a Box" Compilation
  • Visqueen, "King Me"

Jake Barnes, Fictional Lost Generation Character

  1. Kaito, "Band-Red"
  2. American Analog Set, "Promise of Love"
  3. Rachel's, "Systems/Layers"
  4. The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  5. Cat Power, "You Are Free
  6. British Sea Power, "Decline of British Sea Power"
  7. Cinerama, "Cinerama Holiday"
  8. Beth Gibbons & Rustin' Man "Out of Season"
  9. Longwave, "The Strangest Things"
  10. Innocence Mission, "Befriended"

Michael X, Imaginary Boy

  1. Dead Meadow, "Shivering King and Others"
  2. Kinski, "Airs Above Your Station"
  3. A Perfect Circle, "Thirteenth Step"
  4. Massive Attack, "100th Window"
  5. Radiohead, "Hail To The Thief"
  6. Mogwai, "Happy Songs for Happy People"
  7. American Analog Set, "Promise of Love"
  8. Mono, "One Step More and You Die"
  9. The Ruby Doe, "Dream Engine Blue"
  10. Los Halos, "Leaving Va."

Ryan Schierling, Photographer

  1. The Long Winters, "When I Pretend To Fall"
  2. Idlewild, "The Remote Part"
  3. The Weakerthans, "Reconstruction Site"
  4. The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  5. Visqueen, "King Me"
  6. The Decemberists, "Her Majesty, the Decemberists"
  7. Nada Surf, "Let Go"
  8. The Thermals, "More Parts Per Million"
  9. Dischord (compilation), "20 Years Of Dischord"
  10. An American Starlet, "3 Song EP"

sero(tone)in, Imaginary Boy Events Expert

  1. Crooked Fingers, "Red Devil Dawn"
  2. Idlewild, "The Remote Part"
  3. The Decemberists, "Her Majesty, the Decemberists"
  4. Broken Social Scene, "You Forgot It In People"
  5. The Wrens, "The Meadowlands"
  6. The Pernice Brothers, "Yours Mine & Ours"
  7. Kaito, "Band-Red"
  8. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, "Hearts of Oak"
  9. Aereogramme, "Sleep and Release"
  10. Songs: Ohia, "Magnolia Electric Co."

Trix, Imaginary Correspondent

  1. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, "Hearts of Oak"
  2. The Shins, "Chutes Too Narrow"
  3. The Thermals, "More Parts Per Million"
  4. The New Pornographers, "Electric Version"
  5. The Wrens, "The Meadowlands"
  6. The Notwist, "Neon Golden"
  7. The Postal Service, "Give Up"
  8. The Decemberists, "Her Majesty, The Decemberists"
  9. Stellastarr*, "Stellastarr*"
  10. Dirtbike Annie, "Show Us Your Demons"

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