Hmm ... lessee ...
I like it, but I'm not sure it'll age well: Elephant by the White Stripes (Does it still count as a 2003 release if it sounds like all their other stuff?)
I like it, but there's no way I'll admit it in public: Hotel Paper by Michelle Branch (And none of you ever heard me say this)
The one album this year will be remembered for: The Eminem Show (Like him, hate him, some of this is pretty brilliant)
All in all, though, it wasn't really much of a year for music (at least it didn't seem that way to me). Then again, maybe I'm just still recovering from hearing Liz Phair try to reinvent herself. Yikes!