Best Music Albums - Year By
1. Garbage: Beautiful Garbage
very fine return from a great rock band with their most diverse album so far. The mystique
and atmosphere, however, are intact.
2. Semisonic: All About Chemistry
||One of the
great surprises of the year, this album totally disarms you with one rock song of pure
melodic genius after another.
3. The Strokes: Is This It
||By far the
most over-hyped band of the year. However, there was no cooler and sexier rock album all
year and in many ways the hype was justified.
4. R.E.M.: Reveal
found their true selves and developed it even further on their last couple of album. This
one is yet another important step forward.
5. Travis: The Invisible Band
that really established Travis among the really big acts, especially in the UK. The world
will discover this album a little later on if there's any justice...
6. James: Pleased To
are not really chart potential any more and their sales figures are also not really cool.
The band and their music, however, remains as cool as ever and one of the world's best
7. Eskobar: There's Only
mesmerizing music from Swedish atmosphere masters' second album. The duet with Heather
Nova "Someone New" may just be the best song of 2001.
8. Sing-Sing: The Joy Of
member Emma Anderson teams up with Lisa O'Neill and creates another batch of brilliant
airy indie pop songs.
9. Natalie Imbruglia: White
took a lot of beating among the critics and even though it may not be as "Indie"
as her first, it still contains a lot of fine tunes...
10. Lambretta: Lambretta
||Great second album from
Swedish trash poppers lending heavily from Garbage. The song "Bimbo" was aired
during the Super Bowl final, probably earning them a few new listeners...
also made an impact:
Depeche Mode: Exiter
No Doubt: Rock Steady
Prefab Sprout: The Gunman And Other Stories
Röyksopp: Melody A.M.
Train: Drops Of Jupiter
Suzanne Vega: Songs In Red And Gray
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