Wednesday, January 3, 2001

McQ's Favorite Albums Of 2001

We'll be revising/reassessing our rankings of the albums of 2001 all through 2021/2022.  Ted Leo & The Pharmacists lively indie-rocker The Tyranny Of Distance is the latest addition to our rankings!

Highest Recommends
1.   Lateralus – Tool
2.   Is This It – The Strokes
3.  The Blueprint – Jay-Z

Strong Recommends
4. No More Shall We Part - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
5. Amnesiac – Radiohead
6. God Says No - Monster Magnet
7. Gold - Ryan Adams 
8. White Blood Cells – The White Stripes
9.  Discovery – Daft Punk
10. Miss E...So Addictive - Missy Misdemeanor Elliot
11. Melody AM - Royksopp
12. Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch
13. Love and Theft - Bob Dylan
14.  Toxicity – System Of A Down
15. Songs In A Minor - Alicia Keys
16. B.R.M.C. - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Solid Recommends

17. Rooty - Basement Jaxx
18. Things We Lost In The Fire - Low
19. Rings Around The World - Super Furry Animals
20. The Tyranny Of Distance - Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
21.  Endless Summer – Fennesz
22. Essence - Lucinda Williams
23. The Argument - Fugazi
24. Change - The Dismemberment Plan
25. Origin Of Symmetry - Muse
26. At Dawn - My Morning Jacket
27.  The Invisible Band – Travis
28.  Asleep In The Back – Elbow
29. Girls Can Tell - Spoon
30. The Glow Pt. 2 - The Microphones
31.  Gorillaz 
32. Vespertine - Bjork

Mild Recommends
33. The Cold Vein - Cannibal Ox
34. Oh, Inverted World - The Shins
35. It's A Wonderful Life - Sparklehorse
36.  Reveal – REM

2001 Albums Of Critical Note I've Yet To Assess In Full

10,000 Hz Legend - Air
Aaliyah
Actos Inexplicables - Nacho Vegas
All Is Dream - Mercury Rev
Band Of Gypsies - Taraf de Haidouks
Behind The Music - The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
Black Stars - Jason Moran
Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
Bodily Functions - Herbert
Cachaito
Circulatory System
cLOUDDEAD
Cold House - Hood
Des Visages Des Figures - Noir Desir
Drukqs - Aphex Twin
Fever - Kylie Minogue
Free Fall Angels - Ash
Get Ready - New Order
Gran Fuerza - Astrud
Here Be Monsters - Ed Harcourt
Hot Shots II - The Beta Band
I Get Wet - Andrew W.K.
In Search Of... - Nerd
Insignificance - Jim O'Rourke
Iowa - Slipknot
Isolation Drills - Guided By Voices
Jane Doe - Converge
Kittenz And Thee Glitz - Felix Da Housecat
La revancha del tango - Gotan Project
Leaves Turn Iniside You - Unwound
Let It Come Down - Spiritualized
Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe - The Other People Place
Love Is Here - Starsailor
Missing You - Baaba Maal
No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
Party Music - The Coup
Poses - Rufus Wainwright
...proxima estacion...Esperanza - Manu Chao
Quiet Is The New Loud - Kings Of Convenience
Rock Action - Mogwai
Rock Steady - No Doubt
Run Come Save Me - Roots Manuva
Simple Things - Zero 7
Souljacker - Eels
Southern Rock Opera - Drive By Truckers
Stephen Malkmus
Survivor - Destiny's Child
Ten New Songs - Leonard Cohen
The Convincer - Nick Lowe
The Id - Macy Gray
The Moldy Peaches
The Optimist - Turin Brakes
The Radio Tisdas Sessions - Tinariwen
The World Won't End - Pernice Brothers
They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top - Liars
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives - Prefuse 73
We Love Life - Pulp
Weezer (The Green Album)

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