Album Releases by Score

Discovery 101.

Discovery

by Daft Punk
March 13, 2001
The French electronica band returns with its long-awaited follow-up to its hit 1998 debut, Homework.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.9
Ovalcommers 102.

Ovalcommers

by Oval
May 22, 2001
Markus Popp returns with eleven untitled tracks of noise and sounds of skipping CDs. Some people like that.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Sleepwalking 103.

Sleepwalking

by Rae & Christian
February 27, 2001
Second full-length from the British production duo.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Let It Come Down 104.

Let It Come Down

by Spiritualized
September 25, 2001
Over two years in the making, 'Let It Come Down' is the UK band's first album of new material in four years. It utilizes over 100 musicians (including an orchestra and choral singers), although the music was entirely written and arranged by guitarist Jason Pierce.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.7
Weezer [2001] 105.

Weezer [2001]

by Weezer
May 15, 2001
This "green album," produced by Ric Ocasek, is actually the second untitled album for the Los Angeles band, not to be confused with 1994's "blue album." The album is the band's first since leader Rivers Cuomo's graduation from Harvard -- in fact, it is their first since their 1996 sophomore effort, 'Pinkerton,' which alienated some fans with a shift toward an angrier sound.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Alive To Every Smile 106.

Alive To Every Smile

by Trembling Blue Stars
October 23, 2001
The fourth album from Bob Wratten under the Trembling Blue Stars name features yet another new lineup (although Annemari Davies does return for a couple of tracks).
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Rain On Lens 107.

Rain On Lens

by Smog
September 18, 2001
This is Bill Callahan's follow-up to 2000's acclaimed 'Dongs of Sevotion.'
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Toxicity 108.

Toxicity

by System Of A Down
September 4, 2001
This is the alternative metal band's follow-up to their hit 1998 self-titled debut. Rick Rubin produced the 14-track effort.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
You Had It Coming 109.

You Had It Coming

by Jeff Beck
February 6, 2001
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.1
Music Is A Hungry Ghost 110.

Music Is A Hungry Ghost

by To Rococo Rot
May 8, 2001
Melding post-rock and electronica, German trio To Rococo Rot have garnered attention by releasing a series of well-received albums on indie labels (most notably 1999's 'The Amateur View') and producing Saint Etienne's 'Sound of Water' LP. Here, they combine with New York turntablist I-Sound for their first release on Mute Records.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
All For You 111.

All For You

by Janet Jackson
April 24, 2001
The first new album in four years from the former Diff'rent Strokes star. (OK, so we've been watching too much Nick at Nite lately.)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
Skin 112.

Skin

by Melissa Etheridge
July 10, 2001
Aside from the track "Heal Me," which includes background vocals by Laura Dern and Meg Ryan, this is a true solo effort for Melissa Etheridge, who wrote and performed all 10 tracks on this, her seventh album. Much of the music was written during her breakup with her long-time companion, and the songs reflect this experience.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Dog In The Sand 113.

Dog In The Sand

by Frank Black & The Catholics
January 30, 2001
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Stay Human 114.

Stay Human

by Michael Franti & Spearhead
May 15, 2001
San Francisco's Michael Franti (formerly of the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy) and Spearhead mix rap, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, and trip-hop with intelligent and opinionated lyrics on these 22 tracks.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Production 115.

Production

by Mirwais
February 27, 2001
'Production' is a solo album from the French producer best known for his work with Madonna (who returns the favor by adding vocals to one track here).
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
Cuttin' Heads 116.

Cuttin' Heads

by John Mellencamp
October 16, 2001
John Mellencamp's 18th album features guest appearances from India Arie and Chuck D.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Get Ready 117.

Get Ready

by New Order
October 16, 2001
The band's first album together since 1993's 'Republic' finds the group moving away from electronica and back to guitar rock. The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan duets with Bernard Sumner on "Turn My Way" (and has been touring with the band as an additional guitarist), and Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Innes contribute vocals and guitar to "Rock The Shack." Steve Osborne produced the 10-track album.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.4
M!ssundaztood 118.

M!ssundaztood

by P!nk
November 20, 2001
Fresh off her hit "Lady Marmalade" remake from the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack, the pop diva returns with her second album. Former 4 Non Blonde member Linda Perry produced and wrote most of the tracks.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
Shangri-La Dee Da 119.

Shangri-La Dee Da

by Stone Temple Pilots
June 19, 2001
Grunge is long-gone, but somehow STP have survived. This is the fifth album for these long-time favorites of alternative radio.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
We Love The City 120.

We Love The City

by Hefner
March 6, 2001
The third album from the London-based indie outfit.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.4
From The Desk Of Mr. Lady [EP] 121.

From The Desk Of Mr. Lady [EP]

by Le Tigre
January 30, 2001
Le Tigre features Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill. This seven-track EP follows the band's 1999 self-titled debut album.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 122.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
April 3, 2001
The major-label debut from the British-influenced rockers from Los Angeles.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
All This Sounds Gas 123.

All This Sounds Gas

by Preston School Of Industry
August 28, 2001
This is the solo debut for founding Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg (aka "Spiral Stairs"). As Preston School of Industry, Spiral is joined by Andrew Borger on drums and Jon Erickson on bass, with other musicians guesting.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Quiet Is The New Loud 124.

Quiet Is The New Loud

by Kings Of Convenience
March 6, 2001
This is the sophomore American release from the Norweigian group, following their eponymous debut on Kindercore (which shares about half of the same tracks with this album).
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Expansion Team 125.

Expansion Team

by Dilated Peoples
October 23, 2001
The second album from Los Angeles rap outfit Dilated Peoples features contributions from JuJu, DJ Premier, Tha Liks, Alchemist and Da Beatminerz.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
The Id 126.

The Id

by Macy Gray
September 18, 2001
This is the follow-up to the singer's acclaimed 1999 debut. Rick Rubin produces, with guest appearances from Slick Rick, Mos Def, and Erykah Badu.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.8
Sincere 127.

Sincere

by M.J. Cole
April 17, 2001
This debut album from two-step pioneer MJ Cole was nominated for the Mercury Prize in the UK (but lost out to Badly Drawn Boy).
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Sound-Dust 128.

Sound-Dust

by Stereolab
August 28, 2001
This is the eighth full-length release for British art-pop ensemble. Not surprisingly, John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke co-produced the album, with additional contributions from Sean O'Hagan (The High Llamas).
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.6
The Donnas Turn 21 129.

The Donnas Turn 21

by The Donnas
January 23, 2001
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.3
Sugar Ray 130.

Sugar Ray

by Sugar Ray
June 12, 2001
The fourth album for the Orange County frat-rockers.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.7
Gorillaz 131.

Gorillaz

by Gorillaz
June 19, 2001
Forget concept albums; this is a concept band. Formed by Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Blur's Damon Albarn, Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori, and the Tom Tom Club's Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (with visuals by "Tank Girl" creator Jamie Hewlett), the Gorillaz are a "virtual" hip-hop outfit of cartoon characters based somewhere in the future. Hey, we don't make this stuff up; we just report it.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
Experience: Jill Scott 132.

Experience: Jill Scott

by Jill Scott
November 20, 2001
This double album from Jill Scott and her band, Fatback Taffy, includes a live disc of performances of material from her acclaimed debut album, 'Who is Jill Scott?', as well as a second disc of new studio recordings.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.4
The Invisible Band 133.

The Invisible Band

by Travis
June 12, 2001
The follow-up to 2000's hit 'The Man Who,' 'Invisible Band' contains similar-sounding guitar pop from the Scottish rockers. The album was produced by Nigel Godrich, who worked with Radiohead on 'Kid A' and 'OK Computer.'
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
Take Back The Universe (And Give Me Yesterday) 134.

Take Back The Universe (And Give Me Yesterday)

by Creeper Lagoon
April 17, 2001
The inaugural major-label LP from the Bay Area indie rockers, whose 1998 debut album 'I Become Small And Go' garnered them Best New Artist honors from Spin.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) 135.

Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)

by Groove Armada
September 11, 2001
The official follow-up to 1999's 'Vertigo' finds the London duo collaborating with Richie Havens, Nile Rogers, Tim Hutton and Jeru Tha Damaja. The lead single is "Superstylin."
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Aaltopiiri 136.

Aaltopiiri

by Pan Sonic
January 16, 2001
The latest release from the band formerly known as "Panasonic."
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Comfort Eagle 137.

Comfort Eagle

by Cake
July 24, 2001
This is the fourth album for the Sacramento-based alternative rockers best known for their hits "Never There" and "The Distance."
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Faith In The Future 138.

Faith In The Future

by Uberzone
July 8, 2001
The debut album from California electronic artist Timothy Wiles includes collaborations with Beenie Man and Davey Dave.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Scorpion 139.

Scorpion

by Eve
March 6, 2001
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Sword Of God 140.

Sword Of God

by Quasi
August 21, 2001
This is the fourth release for Quasi, which features Sam Coomes (formerly of The Donner Party, and sometimes bandmate of Elliott Smith and Built to Spill) and Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
Flowers 141.

Flowers

by Echo & the Bunnymen
May 22, 2001
This is the third album from the group since founding members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant reunited in 1997.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Go Plastic 142.

Go Plastic

by Squarepusher
June 26, 2001
This is the fifth full-length release from Tom Jenkinson (aka Squarepusher). "My Red Hot Car" is the lead single.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.6
The Electric Mile 143.

The Electric Mile

by G Love & Special Sauce
April 24, 2001
The first album from the Philly trio since 1999's Philadelphonic features guest appearances from Medeski Martin & Wood keyboardist John Medeski and Morphine drummer Billy Conway.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
Trouble in Shangri-La 144.

Trouble in Shangri-La

by Stevie Nicks
May 1, 2001
The first solo album in seven years for the Fleetwood Mac vocalist was partially produced by Sheryl Crow. Sarah McLachlan lends her voice to one track. Other guests include Macy Gray and Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.9
More 145.

More

by Vitamin C
January 30, 2001
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Low Kick And Hard Bop 146.

Low Kick And Hard Bop

by Solex
September 11, 2001
Solex is Amsterdam-based songwriter Elisabeth Esselink, and this is her third album for Matador. Like her previous albums, 'Low Kick' is filled with dozens of eclectic samples pulled from albums found at Esselink's record shop.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.6
Sneak Attack 147.

Sneak Attack

by KRS-One
April 24, 2001
KRS-One returns to the solo recording scene with his first new album since 1997's 'I Got Next.'
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
All About Chemistry 148.

All About Chemistry

by Semisonic
March 13, 2001
The third full-length from the Minneapolis band.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Stillmatic 149.

Stillmatic

by Nas
December 18, 2001
The New York rapper's fifth album attempts to return to the sound of his similar-titled 1994 hit debut, 'Illmatic.' Here, DJ Premier, Large Professor, and Swizz Beatz provide the beats.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.7
Take off Your Pants & Jacket 150.

Take off Your Pants & Jacket

by Blink-182
June 12, 2001
This is the follow-up to 1999's 'Enema Of The State.' If you like them, then don't worry--they haven't grown up. If you don't like them, well... they haven't grown up.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
Iron Flag 151.

Iron Flag

by Wu-Tang Clan
December 18, 2001
RZA and company return to their hardcore roots for this, Wu-Tang's fourth album together.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
Rock Steady 152.

Rock Steady

by No Doubt
December 11, 2001
The follow-up to 'Return of Saturn' finds Gwen Stefani & co. working with a variety of producers (Sly and Robbie, Ric Ocasek, William Orbit) in a variety of styles.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Lenny 153.

Lenny

by Lenny Kravitz
October 30, 2001
Lenny Kravitz's sixth album features a mix of retro rock and mid-tempo ballads.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.4
York Blvd 154.

York Blvd

by Acetone
January 16, 2001
The Los Angeles indie band returns with its second album for Vapor Records, following 1997's 'Acetone.'
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Beautifulgarbage 155.

Beautifulgarbage

by Garbage
October 2, 2001
Another eclectic offering from Shirley Manson and Garbage, their third album and first since 1998.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Long Distance 156.

Long Distance

by Ivy
July 10, 2001
This is the third album from the New York-based trio, led by French singer Dominique Durand and it finds the group adding a bit of trip-hop into the mix. The album includes a cover of the Blow Monekys' "Digging Your Scene."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.5
Electric Pocket Radio 157.

Electric Pocket Radio

by The Incredible Moses Leroy
April 24, 2001
The follow-up to 2000's 'Growing Up Clean in America' EP is a full-length album with 15 new tracks.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Tarantula 158.

Tarantula

by Mystikal
December 18, 2001
The New Orleans rapper returns with his first album since the success of his 2000 single "Shake Ya Ass." The Neptunes return to produce two tracks, with Timbaland, Rockwilder, and others filling out the production duties.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Deep Down & Dirty 159.

Deep Down & Dirty

by Stereo MC's
June 12, 2001
This is the first new album for the UK act since 1992's 'Connected.'
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.4
God Bless The Go-Go's 160.

God Bless The Go-Go's

by The Go-Go's
May 15, 2001
Believe it or not, this is indeed a brand-new album from L.A.'s Go-Go's -- their first in 17 years, to be exact. The original lineup (including Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin) is intact for this 13-track outing, produced by Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade (Hole, Radiohead). Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong is featured on the first single, "Unforgiven."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.7
Look Into The Eyeball 161.

Look Into The Eyeball

by David Byrne
May 8, 2001
Perhaps the former Talking Head's best solo work since 1994's 'David Byrne,' 'Look Into The Eyeball' features 12 tracks and, as expected, numerous musical styles. NRU from Cafe Tacuba guests on the Spanish-language track "Desconocido Soy."
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
10,000 Hz Legend 162.

10,000 Hz Legend

by Air
May 29, 2001
The French indie-electronica band made waves with their 1998 debut 'Moon Safari,' but since then their only release has been the motion picture score to Sofia Coppola's "The Virgin Suicides." The wait for their true sophomore album is over with the release of '10,000 Hz Legend,' which includes guest vocal contributions from Beck and Buffalo Daughter.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.6
Iowa 163.

Iowa

by Slipknot
August 28, 2001
Produced by Ross Robinson, 'Iowa' is the metal band's third album.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.3
Just Enough Education To Perform 164.

Just Enough Education To Perform

by Stereophonics
April 17, 2001
This is the third full-length for the British threesome. It debuted at #1 on the UK music charts.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
Everyday 165.

Everyday

by Dave Matthews Band
February 27, 2001
Matthews' first collaboration with producer Glen Ballard (who has produced albums by Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, and Wilson Phillips) results in a collection of shorter, more focused tracks than DMB fans may be accustomed to.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.7
Smash Mouth 166.

Smash Mouth

by Smash Mouth
November 27, 2001
This self-titled effort is the California band's third album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.6
Life On A String 167.

Life On A String

by Laurie Anderson
August 21, 2001
This is Laurie Anderson's first music release since 1994's 'Big Red.' Originally conceived as a studio verision of her recent theatrical production "Songs and Stories from Moby Dick," the thirteen-song album contains only three tracks from that show, supplemented with newer material. Guest musicians include Lou Reed, Dr. John, Bill Frisell, Mocean Worker and Van Dyke Parks.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.7
God Says No 168.

God Says No

by Monster Magnet
March 27, 2001
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.2
8701 169.

8701

by Usher
August 7, 2001
Atlanta's Usher Raymond returns with his third studio release. The Neptunes, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are among the producers.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.2
Word Of Mouf 170.

Word Of Mouf

by Ludacris
November 27, 2001
The second full-length from the Atlanta rapper features contributions from Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Nate Dogg, Mystikal, Jagged Edge and Twista.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
Digital Bullet 171.

Digital Bullet

by The RZA
August 28, 2001
Robert Diggs, aka Bobby Digital, aka RZA, aka (well, we could go on... but we won't), best known for his production work with Wu-Tang Clan and the Gravediggaz, returns with his second solo album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.3
Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By 172.

Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By

by Nathaniel Merriweather Presents Lovage
November 6, 2001
"Nathaniel Merriweather" is merely the latest incarnation of producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, best known for his work with Dr. Octagon and the Gorillaz. Merriweather was last seen on 1999's Handsome Boy Modeling School debut, and here he is joined in his new band, Lovage, by Kid Koala, Damon Albarn, Prince Paul, Faith No More's Mike Patton, and the Elysian Fields' Jennifer Charles, among others.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.4
Time Bomb 173.

Time Bomb

by Buckcherry
March 27, 2001
The sophomore effort from the Los Angeles rockers.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.1
God Bless The Blake Babies 174.

God Bless The Blake Babies

by The Blake Babies
March 6, 2001
Juliana Hatfield and company reunite for their first album in 8 years.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Open 175.

Open

by Cowboy Junkies
May 15, 2001
The first album of new material in three years for the ever-consistent Cowboy Junkies.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.4
Reptile 176.

Reptile

by Eric Clapton
March 13, 2001
This new 14-track set from Eric Clapton features a mix of originals and covers (including songs by Stevie Wonder and James Taylor).
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.5
Super Sound 177.

Super Sound

by Pepe Deluxe
January 9, 2001
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.4
Drukqs 178.

Drukqs

by Aphex Twin
October 23, 2001
This 30-track, 2-disc set from Richard D. James is his first Aphex Twin album in five years.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.9
A Rock In The Weary Land 179.

A Rock In The Weary Land

by The Waterboys
August 21, 2001
This is the first album for Mike Scott and company (well, basically just Mike Scott) since 1993's 'Dream Harder,' although Scott did have two solo albums in the interim.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.4
The Altogether 180.

The Altogether

by Orbital
September 4, 2001
The follow-up to 1999's 'Middle of Nowhere' contains 11 tracks, including collaborations with vocalists David Gray and Naomi Bedford. Among those artists sampled on this disc are Tool, The Cramps, and the late Ian Dury. Longtime Orbital fans will be happy to learn that the theme from "Dr. Who", a staple of the Hartnoll brothers' live act, is included in the track listing.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
X.O. Experience 181.

X.O. Experience

by Tha Liks
July 10, 2001
This is the first album for the West Coast production team / hip-hop outfit formerly known as Tha Alkaholiks (and their fourth album to date, including that previous incarnation). Xzibit, Rockwilder, Kurupt and Busta Rhymes are among the guest contributors.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Manic Expressive 182.

Manic Expressive

by Her Space Holiday
November 6, 2001
This is Marc Bianchi's second LP as Her Space Holiday, which also includes his girlfriend, Keely.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Everybody Wants To Know 183.

Everybody Wants To Know

by Swell
June 19, 2001
This is the sixth album (and third on Beggars Banquet) for San Francisco's Swell, which now is a one-man band consisting entirely of David Freel.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Black Market Music 184.

Black Market Music

by Placebo
May 8, 2001
This is the third album from London glam-rockers Placebo. The U.S. release adds two bonus tracks: a new version of "Without You I'm Nothing" with David Bowie guesting on vocals, and a cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
Celebrity 185.

Celebrity

by *NSYNC
July 24, 2001
This is the third album for Justin Timberlake & co. But will it be the last?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.4
Exciter 186.

Exciter

by Depeche Mode
May 15, 2001
This is the first album of new material since 1997's 'Ultra' for Depeche Mode, which again sees the band as a trio (consisting of David Gahan, Martin L. Gore, and Andy Fletcher) but also sees them experimenting more with a wider variety of sounds, including acoustic guitar. It is DM's first time in the studio with producer Mark Bell, who has previously worked with Bjork and was a member of the early-90s techno outfit LFO. The lead single from the 13-track album is "Dream On."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Strange Little Girls 187.

Strange Little Girls

by Tori Amos
September 18, 2001
Yes, it is a covers album, but with a bit of a twist: all the songs were originally written and performed by men, and Amos has reinterpreted them from a woman's standpoint. This eclectic collection (12 tracks in all) includes versions of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence," Eminem's "97' Bonnie and Clyde," 10cc's "I'm Not In Love," Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold," Slayer's "Raining Blood," and the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays."
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.6
Blowback 188.

Blowback

by Tricky
June 26, 2001
Another eclectic effort from the former Massive Attack member features guest contributions from the likes of Alanis Morrisette, Cyndi Lauper, Ed Kowalcyzk (Live), and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Just Push Play 189.

Just Push Play

by Aerosmith
March 6, 2001
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Vanguard 190.

Vanguard

by Finley Quaye
February 20, 2001
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.0
Cydonia 191.

Cydonia

by The Orb
February 27, 2001
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.8
The Impossible Thrill 192.

The Impossible Thrill

by Alpha
March 20, 2001
The English electronica duo return with an atmospheric collection of 12 lounge/trip-hop tracks, with vocals provided by Wendy Stubbs, Helen White, and Martin Barnard.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Closer 193.

Closer

by Better Than Ezra
August 7, 2001
This is the fourth album for the New Orleans-based trio. It is their first release on indie Beyond Music, after being dropped by Elektra for disappointing sales.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.6
Golden State 194.

Golden State

by Bush
October 23, 2001
This is the fourth long-player for Gavin Rossdale and Bush, and was produced by Dave Sardie (Slayer, Marilyn Manson).
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.8
Survivor 195.

Survivor

by Destiny's Child
May 1, 2001
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.0
We Are A & C 196.

We Are A & C

by Arling & Cameron
August 7, 2001
The third U.S. release for the eclectic Amsterdam-based duo (following 2001's import-only release 'Sound Shopping') contains 14 equally eclectic tunes, including highlights "Dirty Robot" and "5th Dimension."
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Music Of The Spheres 197.

Music Of The Spheres

by Ian Brown
October 1, 2001
Former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown returns with his third solo album, following 2000's 'Golden Greats.' The first single is "F.E.A.R."
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.6
Date Of Birth 198.

Date Of Birth

by Arsonists
September 11, 2001
Brooklyn underground rappers the Arsonists are back with their self-produced second album, following their 1999 debut "As The World Burns," which was also on indie-rock label Matador. The group is now a trio, following the departures of Freestyle and D-Story.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Goddess In The Doorway 199.

Goddess In The Doorway

by Mick Jagger
November 20, 2001
Guests on the Rolling Stones frontman's fourth solo album include Bono, Lenny Kravitz, Wyclef Jean, Pete Townshend, Rob Thomas, and Joe Perry.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.0
Morning View 200.

Morning View

by Incubus
October 23, 2001
The Los Angeles-based funk-metal band returns with a follow-up to 1999's 'Make Yourself.' Scott Litt (R.E.M.) returns as producer.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.8

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  3. 88

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  5. 85

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