Looking for great records in 2003 was like looking for weapons of mass destruction: people kept saying they were out there,
but the leads never checked out. The big stories were all reruns: 50 Cent was the
Rags-To-Riches Rapper; Death Cab For Cutie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the White Stripes
(again) were the Alt-Rock Critics' Faves; Michael Jackson (again) was the Pop Star In Trouble.
Gee, third year in a row with no perfect ratings. Are we too picky?