Best Music Albums - Year By
1. Morcheeba: Charango
simply one of the coolest and most delicious pop albums for at least a decade. Four albums
in Morcheeba have reached a definite career high.
2. Coldplay: A Rush Of Blood To The Head
||No matter how
hard they try, all the copyists fade when the true masters of melancholic rock music open
their soundscapes to the world. I thought I'd lost interest in the genre. I was wrong.
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers: By The
Morcheeba, here's a band who've made their best album ever. It took RHCP a long time to
realise that it's okay to make a whole album with the great tunes they've always had a
couple of on their previous albums.
4. Gabin: Gabin
artist Gabin delivers a unique and quite brilliant mix of lounge, chillout, pop and jazz.
This is an album that will fit many occasions, from cocktail parties to late night
5. The Goo Goo Dolls: Gutterflower
album just overflows with melodic guitar anthems and is a clear proof that there is hope
yet for music balancing between alternative rock and traditional American mainstream rock.
6. Kent: Vapen & Ammunition
another Swedish album high on the album list. This is just an incredibly well-produced and
melodically great-sounding rock album from Scandinavia's finest.
7. Del Amitri: Can You Do Me Good?
Amitri no longer sell which can turn out to be a problem for them. Musically, they are as
strong as ever with an album that really reveals itself after a few spins.
About Del Amitri
8. Saint Etienne:
are back at what they do best: clever dance pop with an impeccable talent for songs that
last and last.
9. Sheryl Crow: C'mon C'mon
||On her fourth
album, Crow is sounding very light with a clear focus on a more accessible production.
There may be less edge than earlier but her songwriting is still top notch.
About Sheryl Crow
10. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: BRMC
dirty rock from San Francisco. The brilliant thing here is that it's all done with
superior melodies to control the many layers of sound.
Albums that also
made an impact:
Eminem: Eminem Show
Bryan Ferry: Frantic
David Gray: A New Day At Midnight
Luke: Luke (Danish lounge pop)
Pet Shop Boys: Release
Suede: A New Morning
Robbie Williams: Escapology
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