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Music critic Sasha Frere–Jones gives a rounduop of the best music DVDs and box sets for Slate. He mentioned Talking Heads' Once in a Lifetime, Tenacious D's The Complete Masterworks, a DVD from German band Can, a Sun Ra film called "Space is The Place," and the Coldplay Live DVD, but the DVDs we're most interested in are the Directors Label collections of music videos from Chris Cunningham, Spike Jonze, and Michel Gondry. Michel Gondry's collection has a mission statement: "I've been twelve forever," and Frere Jones notes that Gondry's images (gorilla dentist in Bjork's video, Lego White Stripes) certainly do fit that.

Gothamist does get guidance from people's best of lists, so here are a few that have been helping us with music purchases for ours and ourselves:
Coolfer's top 10 albums of 2003.
Information Leafblower's top 25 played songs on iTunes.
The Onion A.V. Club's least essential albums of 2003.