Album Releases by Score

Love And Theft 1.

Love And Theft

by Bob Dylan
September 11, 2001
Picking up where 1997's resurgent 'Time Out of Mind' left off, 'Love And Theft' finds the 60-year-old Dylan self-producing the album's 12 tracks.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.7
Canto 2.

Canto

by Los Super Seven
March 13, 2001
The second release from the Latin-folk supergroup, featuring members of Los Lobos.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.6
Is This It? 3.

Is This It?

by The Strokes
October 9, 2001
This is the debut album from New York indie-rockers The Strokes, who have been hyped by the British music press following the release of "The Modern Age" EP in early 2001. It almost goes without saying, but the group is frequently compared to the Velvet Underground, among others, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Julian Casablancas' Lou Reed-esque vocals.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
9.0
Since I Left You 4.

Since I Left You

by The Avalanches
November 6, 2001
This sample-driven Austrialian dance outfit scored a hit in its homeland with this, its debut full-length release (following three EP releases since 1997). The UK music press created a publicity avalanche for the band in the Spring of 2001, as the album picked up strong reviews (quotes from some appear below) and was featured in numerous articles. Packed with over 600 samples of recordings dating from the 1950's to the present (each one credited in the liner notes!) as well as original instrumentation, 'Since I Left You' is a varied and unique record.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Miss E... So Addictive 5.

Miss E... So Addictive

by Missy Elliott
May 15, 2001
This is the third album for Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, and it again features the acclaimed production work of Timbaland. Guests include Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, Ludacris, Eve, Jay-Z, and Ginuwine.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Wicked Grin 6.

Wicked Grin

by John Hammond
March 13, 2001
Tom Waits produced the album and wrote 12 of the 13 tracks.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.8
Vespertine 7.

Vespertine

by Björk
August 28, 2001
Bjork's follow-up to 1997's 'Homogenic' and last year's soundtrack to Dancer In The Dark is closer in sound and mood to the latter, taking a quieter, more ambient approach. Produced by San Francisco-based electronic artists Matmos, 'Vespertine' utilizes mainly electronic instrumentation, much of which was recorded by Bjork in Iceland. The lead single is "Hidden Place."
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.0
The Blueprint 8.

The Blueprint

by Jay-Z
September 11, 2001
The now-legendary Brooklyn rapper follows 2000's 'The Dynasty Roc la Familia' with this 13-track disc.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Leaves Turn Inside You 9.

Leaves Turn Inside You

by Unwound
April 17, 2001
The first album in three years for the indie rockers is an epic 2-CD set.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
The Argument 10.

The Argument

by Fugazi
October 16, 2001
Though Washington D.C. hard rockers Fugazi have been together for almost 15 years, this is just their eighth full-length release.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Cold House 11.

Cold House

by Hood
November 13, 2001
This is the Leeds, England indie-rock band's first American LP release in four years. Akin to recent Radiohead, this disc incorporates experimental electronica elements, and also adds guest vocals from members of hip-hop outfit cLOUDDEAD.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
Things We Lost In The Fire 12.

Things We Lost In The Fire

by Low
February 6, 2001
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Ágætis Byrjun 13.

Ágætis Byrjun

by Sigur Rós
May 15, 2001
This sophomore effort from Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros (which translates to "Victory Rose") appeared on numerous year-end Best Of lists in 2000, despite not receiving an official release in the United States until the following year. Imagine one of Radiohead's recent albums -- or better yet, Spiritualized or My Bloody Valentine -- but with everything sung in Icelandic. This album garnered the band the 2001 Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement In Music.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Time (The Revelator) 14.

Time (The Revelator)

by Gillian Welch
July 31, 2001
This is the third album for the California native. David Rawlings has replaced T-Bone Burnett as producer.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Fixed::Context [EP] 15.

Fixed::Context [EP]

by Labradford
February 20, 2001
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Blues Dream 16.

Blues Dream

by Bill Frisell
January 30, 2001
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
White Blood Cells 17.

White Blood Cells

by The White Stripes
July 3, 2001
The Detroit-based "brother-sister" (or, if you don't believe everything you read, ex husband and wife) indie duo of Jack (guitars) and Meg (drums) White continue their stripped-down sound on this, their third full-length.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Little Sparrow 18.

Little Sparrow

by Dolly Parton
January 23, 2001
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Ocean's Eleven OST 19.

Ocean's Eleven OST

by David Holmes
December 4, 2001
Much as he did for another Steven Soderbergh film ("Out Of Sight"), David Holmes provides the score for Soderbergh's Rat Pack remake. Much of the album consists of Holmes originals (including "69 Police," which also appears on his 'Bow Down To The Exit Sign' LP), supplemented by songs from the likes of everyone from Handsome Boy Modeling School to Elvis Presley.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
The Convincer 20.

The Convincer

by Nick Lowe
September 11, 2001
The final installment in the 52-year-old Lowe's comback trilogy follows 1994's 'The Impossible Bird' and 1998's 'Dig My Mood.'
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Party Music 21.

Party Music

by The Coup
November 6, 2001
Perhaps best known for being the album that depicted the World Trade Center towers in flames on its cover (before the events of September 11 necessitated a last-minute change of artwork), 'Party Music' is the fourth full-length for the ultra-political rappers.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Girls Can Tell 22.

Girls Can Tell

by Spoon
February 20, 2001
The Austin band's follow-up to 'Series of Sneaks' was a critical favorite in 2001, appearing on seemingly every year-end Top 10 list (and with good reason).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Pause 23.

Pause

by Four Tet
October 2, 2001
The second Four Tet album from producer Kieran Hebden (who is also in the band Fridge), 'Pause' is a dense, eclectic collection of a variety of electronic and live instrumentation and found sounds.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Tenacious D 24.

Tenacious D

by Tenacious D
September 25, 2001
What started as a series of HBO shorts has turned into a full-fledged band, featuring actor Jack Black ("High Fidelity") and Kyle Gass. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Steve McDonald (Redd Kross) are among the guest musicians on this, the D's debut album, produced by the Dust Brothers.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Old Ramon 25.

Old Ramon

by Red House Painters
April 10, 2001
Stuck in label limbo since 1997, 'Old Ramon' finally sees the light of day, thanks to Sub Pop records. It is the first official RHP release since 1996's 'Songs For A Blue Guitar,' although frontman Mark Kozelek released the solo album 'What's Next to the Moon' and appeared in the film "Almost Famous" in the interim.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Change 26.

Change

by The Dismemberment Plan
October 23, 2001
The eclectic Washington, D.C.-based indie band follow their best-received album, 1999's 'Emergency & I,' with this, their fourth LP. The Plan announced their breakup subsequent to its release.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Isolation Drills 27.

Isolation Drills

by Guided by Voices
April 3, 2001
The latest release from GBV is a continuation of the band's new, more polished sound introduced on 1999's 'Do The Collapse.'
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
lilac6 28.

lilac6

by The Lilac Time
October 9, 2001
Brothers Nick and Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy return for the Lilac Time's sixth LP. The Barenaked Ladies' Stephen Page also contributes to the album.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Idiology 29.

Idiology

by Mouse on Mars
April 24, 2001
The German electro-experimenters return with a follow up to last year's 'Niun Niggung.'
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
1st Born Second 30.

1st Born Second

by Bilal
July 17, 2001
The debut album from 22-year-old Bilal Oliver features production work from Raphael Saadiq, Dr. Dre, Mike City and James Poyser. The first single is "Soul Sista," which originally appeared on the Love and Basketbal soundtrack.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Poses 31.

Poses

by Rufus Wainwright
June 5, 2001
The follow-up to his 1998 self-titled debut (which gained the Canadian singer-songwriter "Best New Artist" honors from Rolling Stone), 'Poses' contains 12 new tracks from sessions with five different producers. He also has songs on the soundtracks for "Shrek" and "Moulin Rouge."
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Internal Wrangler 32.

Internal Wrangler

by Clinic
September 18, 2001
This debut LP brought the much-hyped Liverpool band frequent comparisons to (and a tour with) Radiohead.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Stephen Malkmus 33.

Stephen Malkmus

by Stephen Malkmus
February 13, 2001
The debut solo release from the former leader of indie-rock legends Pavement.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Stag 34.

Stag

by Amy Ray
March 6, 2001
The solo debut from The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray is a bit of a departure from her band's folk sound, instead offering a harder, punk-rock edge. Joan Jett is among the guests appearing on the album.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Rooty 35.

Rooty

by Basement Jaxx
June 26, 2001
The follow-up to the Jaxx' critically-acclaimed 1999 debut album, 'Remedy,' 'Rooty' finds the British house duo adding to the party vibe with elements of pop and R&B thrown into the mix. The lead single is "Romeo."
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Confield 36.

Confield

by Autechre
May 15, 2001
One of the preeminent practitioners of the style of electronica labeled "Intelligent Dance Music," Autechre (consisting of Sean Booth and Rob Brown) returns with its first album in three years.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Essence 37.

Essence

by Lucinda Williams
June 5, 2001
Although Lucinda Williams' recording career began in 1979, this is just her sixth full-length release, following 1998's well-received 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.' 'Essence' features 11 new trackes penned by Williams and co-produced by Charlie Sexton and Bo Ramsey.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
The Coast Is Never Clear 38.

The Coast Is Never Clear

by Beulah
September 11, 2001
San Francisco's Beulah, part of the Elephant 6 collective of indie-pop bands, returns with a follow-up to their well-received 1999 effort 'When Your Heartstrings Break.'
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Dilate 39.

Dilate

by Bardo Pond
April 24, 2001
Philly's psychedelic Bardo Pond offer up a 72-minute, ten-track disc. This is their fifth official release, and like its predecessors, it continues the tradition of using a drug reference in the title.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
The Facts Of Life 40.

The Facts Of Life

by Black Box Recorder
March 20, 2001
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have... the second album from the UK outfit featuring members of the Auteurs and Jesus and Mary Chain. The title track was a Top 20 hit in the UK.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Songs In Red And Gray 41.

Songs In Red And Gray

by Suzanne Vega
September 25, 2001
Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega fills her sixth studio album with 13 new compositions. Former producer (and former husband) Mitchell Froom is gone, replaced by Rupert Hine, who creates an overall sound that is more like Vega's earliest recordings than her Froom-produced output during the 1990s.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Sunny Border Blue 42.

Sunny Border Blue

by Kristin Hersh
March 6, 2001
Another solo release from the former Throwing Muses singer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
604 43.

604

by Ladytron
February 13, 2001
Britpop, New Wave, and Kraftwerk-style electronica come together in the debut full-length from Britain's Ladytron (named after a song from Roxy Music's debut album). The album repeats three of the songs from 2000's "Commodore Rock" EP (including the ever-catchy "Playgirl") and adds 12 new tracks plus the 1999 single "He Took Her To A Movie."
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
It's a Wonderful Life 44.

It's a Wonderful Life

by Sparklehorse
August 28, 2001
This is the third album for Mark Linkous and Sparklehorse.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Can Our Love... 45.

Can Our Love...

by Tindersticks
July 3, 2001
The bands fifth studio album (and first for Beggars Banquet), 'Can Our Love...' features eight new tracks produced by the band with Ian Caple. It expands on the more-soul-based sound that appeared on 1999's 'Simple Pleasure.'
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Double Figure 46.

Double Figure

by Plaid
May 29, 2001
The release notes say that this is the third installment in the trilogy that began with "Not For Threes" and "Rest Proof Clockwork" and that it deals with the "duality of the ear." Hey, as long as it sounds good.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Insignificance 47.

Insignificance

by Jim O'Rourke
November 20, 2001
The Chicago-based avant-garde musician (best known for his work in Gastr Del Sol) offers up seven new tracks in his follow-up to 1999's 'Eureka.' Wilco's Jeff Tweedy adds guitar.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
All Is Dream 48.

All Is Dream

by Mercury Rev
September 11, 2001
This is the Buffalo, NY band's follow-up to their acclaimed 1998 release 'Deserter's Songs.'
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Blue Boy 49.

Blue Boy

by Ron Sexsmith
June 5, 2001
Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith returns with his fifth album, produced by Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
God Hates Us All 50.

God Hates Us All

by Slayer
September 11, 2001
Produced by Matt Hyde, 'God Hates Us All' is the eighth studio album (and first in three years) for the Southern California thrash-metal band. Originally set for a July 2001 release, the album was delayed so that American Recordings head Rick Rubin and producer Sean Beavan could remix each of the tracks.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure 51.

A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure

by Matmos
March 13, 2001
The fourth LP (and the first on Matador) from the experimental San Francisco outfit is a concept album about plastic surgery, utilizing samples from actual surgical procedures in its seven electronic/techno tracks. A track from this LP was included in the Whitney Museum's Bitstreams Exhibit in Spring 2001.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Ancient Melodies Of The Future 52.

Ancient Melodies Of The Future

by Built to Spill
July 10, 2001
The Boise, Idaho trio returns with a follow-up to 1999's 'Keep It Like A Secret.'
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart 53.

How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart

by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
September 18, 2001
The Welsh Britpop band returns with its second album in 2001 and sixth U.S. release overall. The first single is "Stood On Gold."
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
No More Shall We Part 54.

No More Shall We Part

by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
April 10, 2001
The first new album from Cave and his band since 1997's well-received 'The Boatman's Call.'
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
lemonjelly.ky 55.

lemonjelly.ky

by Lemon Jelly
April 10, 2001
This CD collects the first three 10-inch EPs from the British electronica duo, whose Fred Deakin also designs the band's album covers.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Fan Dance 56.

Fan Dance

by Sam Phillips
July 31, 2001
This is Sam Phillips' first new album in five years, following 1996's poorly-received 'Omnipop.' Phillips' husband, T-Bone Burnett, produces.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
What's Next To The Moon 57.

What's Next To The Moon

by Mark Kozelek
February 20, 2001
The first full-length solo album from Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek (following his 2000 EP, 'Rock N Roll Singer') consists entirely, believe it or not, of Bon Scott-era AC/DC covers. You'd never guess it by listening to the album, however, as Kozelek transforms them into something entirely new.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Motherland 58.

Motherland

by Natalie Merchant
November 13, 2001
The singer's third solo album was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Burnside On Burnside 59.

Burnside On Burnside

by R.L. Burnside
October 23, 2001
The suddenly-prolific 74-year-old Mississippi bluesman offers up a back-to-the-basics live set, recorded in Portland in January 2001 with two backing musicians.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Gold 60.

Gold

by Ryan Adams
September 25, 2001
'Gold' is the second solo release for former Whiskeytown frontman Ryan Adams, and garnered a good deal of attention for the singer-songwriter in 2001.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Fugu1 61.

Fugu1

by Fugu
September 4, 2001
French band Fugu mines the pop sounds of the Beach Boys and the Beatles, a la contemporaries Stereolab (who contribute to this album) and Apples In Stereo.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Now 62.

Now

by Maxwell
August 14, 2001
Soul singer-songwriter Maxwell returns with his third studio album, following 1998's 'Embrya' and his well-received 1996 debut 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite.' The disc includes a cover of longtime live staple "This Woman's Work" (a Kate Bush cover).
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Revelling/Reckoning 63.

Revelling/Reckoning

by Ani DiFranco
April 10, 2001
The normally prolific DiFranco hasn't released a new album since 1999's 'To The Teeth,' but now she returns with a vengeance: this 2-disc, 2-hour, 29-track collection of new songs. Ani goes solo on about half the tracks; the others feature members of her touring band. Guest musicians include trumpter Jon Hassell, sax man Maceo Parker, and guitarist Lloyd Maines.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Standards 64.

Standards

by Tortoise
February 20, 2001
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Feminist Sweepstakes 65.

Feminist Sweepstakes

by Le Tigre
October 16, 2001
Kathleen Hanna (also of Bikini Kill) returns for her second album with Le Tigre, the follow-up to the band's well-received 1999 debut.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
Change Is Coming 66.

Change Is Coming

by Money Mark
September 18, 2001
"Money" Mark Nishita has worked with the Dust Brothers and the Beastie Boys. This is his third album and first for Emperor Norton.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Songs In A Minor 67.

Songs In A Minor

by Alicia Keys
June 5, 2001
This is the smash-hit debut album from 20-year-old singer-songwriter (and classically-trained pianist) Alicia Keys.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Circulatory System 68.

Circulatory System

by Circulatory System
August 28, 2001
After the breakup of Olivia Tremor Control, Will Hart went on to form Circulatory System along with fellow musicians from that group as well as others, such as Jeff Magnum (Neutral Milk Hotel). This is their debut release.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Regeneration 69.

Regeneration

by The Divine Comedy
November 6, 2001
Neil Hannon returns with a follow-up to 2000's 'Gin Soaked Boy.' A bit of a departure, this album utilizes Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and a larger group of musicians to highlight a more serious side to Hannon's music.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Group Sounds 70.

Group Sounds

by Rocket From The Crypt
March 6, 2001
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
No More Drama 71.

No More Drama

by Mary J. Blige
August 28, 2001
The sixth album from Mary J. Blige features guest appearances from Lenny Kravitz, Eve, and Missy Elliott and production work from The Neptunes and Dr. Dre.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.6
Hot Shots II 72.

Hot Shots II

by Beta Band
July 17, 2001
The second full-length (not including a collection of EPs) from Britain's heralded Beta Band is just as eclectic as the band's first outing, combining pop and indie rock with touches of hip hop and electronica. The ten new tracks are highlighted by the singles "Squares" and "Broke." (And if the immodest album title reminds you of the Stone Roses' 'Second Coming,' don't worry--the comparisons end there.)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
Genesis 73.

Genesis

by Busta Rhymes
November 13, 2001
Busta's fourth solo album includes 20 new tracks produced by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Neptunes, and Pete Rock. Guest vocalists include P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, and the Flipmode Squad.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Scarecrow 74.

Scarecrow

by Garth Brooks
November 13, 2001
Working again with longtime producer Allen Reynolds, Brooks' first country-pop album in four years includes duets with George Jones and Trisha Yearwood. If Brooks' claims are to be believed, this will also be his farewell album.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Once We Were Trees 75.

Once We Were Trees

by Beachwood Sparks
October 9, 2001
Los Angeles-based alt-country outfit Beachwood Sparks return with a second album for Sub Pop. The disc includes a cover of Sade's "By Your Side."
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Drawn From Life 76.

Drawn From Life

by Brian Eno and Peter Schwalm
June 12, 2001
The first album in four years (since 1997's 'The Drop') for Brian Eno finds the legendary musician/producer paired for the first time with German DJ/percussionist J. Peter Schwalm. Longtime Eno friend Laurie Anderson provides vocals on one song, although most of the thirteen tracks are atmospheric, soundtrack-like instrumentals (some with strings). Believe it or not, Eno will be performing live in support of the album, with at least one scheduled date (at the Fuji Rock Festival on 29 July 2001).
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
AOI: Bionix 77.

AOI: Bionix

by De La Soul
December 4, 2001
The second installment in the "Art Official Intelligence" series (following 2000's 'Mosaic Thump') features the hit single "Baby Phat" and guest appearances from Slick Rick and Cypress Hill's B Real.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings 78.

I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings

by Radiohead
November 13, 2001
Recorded during a 2000-2001 European tour, Radiohead's first live album contains just eight tracks: seven songs culled from 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac,' plus long-time live staple "True Love Waits."
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Reveal 79.

Reveal

by R.E.M.
May 15, 2001
'Reveal,' the Athens, GA band's 12th full-length album, marks the 20-year anniversary of the group. Operating as a trio for the second consecutive outing, R.E.M. offer up 12 new tracks, mainly of the mid-tempo acoustic guitar and keyboard variety. Guests include Joey Waronker, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), and Scott McCaughey (The Young Fresh Fellows).
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Aaliyah 80.

Aaliyah

by Aaliyah
July 17, 2001
This is the third album for Detroit-born Aaliyah, who debuted in 1994 (at the age of 15) with 'Age Ain't Nothing But a Number.' Timbaland produces three tracks. The singer died in a plane crash in August 2001, shortly after the release of the album.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
Whole New You 81.

Whole New You

by Shawn Colvin
March 27, 2001
Shawn Colvin's first album of new material in five years contains 11 tracks, including a collaboration with Edie Brickell ("Roger Wilco").
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Getaway 82.

Getaway

by The Clean
August 21, 2001
The legendary (and influential, at least among the indie rock set) New Zealand band The Clean returns with its first album in five years (and only the fourth of their 22-year career). Yo La Tengo's Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan guest on two tracks.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.5
The Optimist LP 83.

The Optimist LP

by Turin Brakes
May 1, 2001
The debut LP from Britain's Turin Brakes (whom the press have heralded as 2001's Coldplay) collects five tracks from previous EPs as well as seven new songs.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Rock Action 84.

Rock Action

by Mogwai
April 24, 2001
The third LP from Scotland's Mogwai was produced by David Fridmann of Mercury Rev.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Everybody Got Their Something 85.

Everybody Got Their Something

by Nikka Costa
May 22, 2001
This is the debut American release for the Tokyo-born (but internationally-raised) singer-songwriter, who is the daughter of producer Don Costa and the goddaughter of Frank Sinatra. Costa has been performing since the age of five and has already scored hits in Europe and Australia.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
Phantom Moon 86.

Phantom Moon

by Duncan Sheik
February 27, 2001
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Ten New Songs 87.

Ten New Songs

by Leonard Cohen
October 9, 2001
Leonard Cohen's first album of new material since 1992's 'The Future' contains, oddly enough, ten new songs. Sharon Robinson co-wrote each of the tracks, as well as providing instrumentation and backing vocals.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Bavarian Fruit Bread 88.

Bavarian Fruit Bread

by Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions
October 23, 2001
This is the debut album for the former Mazzy Star chanteuse's new band.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Amnesiac 89.

Amnesiac

by Radiohead
June 5, 2001
These eleven tracks were recorded during the same sessions that produced 2000's 'Kid A,' but are a bit more song-like and a bit less electronic.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Driving Rain 90.

Driving Rain

by Paul McCartney
November 13, 2001
This is the former Beatle's first album of original recordings since 1997's 'Flaming Pie.'
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
New Favorite 91.

New Favorite

by Alison Krauss & Union Station
August 14, 2001
Alison Krauss and her band have gained popularity in recent months, thanks to the success of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack (which featured the band's version of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" among other contributions). This is their first album since 1999's 'Forget About It.'
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
The Negatives 92.

The Negatives

by Lloyd Cole
April 3, 2001
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Live! 93.

Live!

by Luna
February 6, 2001
Luna's first live recording compiles performances from New York's Knitting Factory and Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club, including the band's final show with bassist Justin Harwood and one of its first with Harwood's replacement Britta Phillips. The disc includes songs from each of Luna's five studio albums, as well as one track ("4th of July") from frontman Dean Wareham's previous band, Galaxie 500.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
The Photo Album 94.

The Photo Album

by Death Cab for Cutie
October 9, 2001
This is the third album for the Washington-based indie rockers.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
The Invisible Man 95.

The Invisible Man

by Mark Eitzel
May 22, 2001
Mark Eitzel's fifth solo release since the breakup of American Music Club is his first album in three years. Unlike on his previous albums, Eitzel is mostly alone here, both producing and playing most of the instruments.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Lateralus 96.

Lateralus

by Tool
May 15, 2001
The band's first album of new material in five years was produced by Tool with David Bottrill and features 13 tracks.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.0
Go Forth 97.

Go Forth

by Les Savy Fav
October 2, 2001
This is the third full-length album from the Brooklyn-based art-school indie rockers.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
Rockin' The Suburbs 98.

Rockin' The Suburbs

by Ben Folds
September 11, 2001
Singer-songwriter Ben Folds has ditched the other two members of his band (Ben Folds Five) for this 12-track solo album, on which he plays every instrument himself.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Wonderland 99.

Wonderland

by The Charlatans UK
September 11, 2001
The "Madchester" scene is long over, but the Charlatans [U.K.] are still making music, following 1999's well-reviewed 'Us And Us Only' with this, their seventh album, which sees the band take a more playful, soulful approach.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.6
The Red Thread 100.

The Red Thread

by Arab Strap
February 27, 2001
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd

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