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2001 Year End Best Of

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Top 15 New Releases for 2001:
  1. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
  2. Things We Lost in the Fire by Low
  3. Time (The Revelator) by Gillian Welch
  4. Fan Dance by Sam Phillips
  5. Circulatory System by Circulatory System
  6. Yesterday was Dramatic, Today is Okay by Mum
  7. Amnesiac by Radiohead
  8. Cold House by Hood
  9. Idiology by Mouse On Mars
  10. Change by The Dismemberment Plan
  11. The Braille Night by Ida
  12. Oh! Inverted World by The Shins
  13. Is This It? by The Strokes
  14. Azure Ray by Azure Ray
  15. Vocal Studies and Uprock Narratives by Prefuse 73
  16. Girls Can Tell by Spoon
  17. Ancient Melodies of the Future by Built To Spill
  18. A Future Lived in Past Tense by Juno
  19. White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
  20. Go Forth by Les Savy Fav
Honorable Mentions:

Leaves Turn Inside You by Unwound
Standards by Tortoise
Masses by Spring Heel Jack
Rings Around the World by Super Furry Animals
Vespertine by Bjork
Photo Album by Death Cab for Cutie
The Coast is Never Clear by Beulah
How I Long to Feel That Summer In My Heart by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

Top 10 Most Listened to Albums Not Released This Year:
  1. Blue by Joni Mitchell
  2. The Sea & the Bells by Rachel's
  3. Zuma by Neil Young
  4. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
  5. Crooked Fingers by Crooked Fingers
  6. The Colpix Years by Nina Simone
  7. Things Fall Apart by The Roots
  8. Rome EP by Les Savy Fav
  9. Mama's Gun by Erykah Badu
  10. Pygmalion by Slowdive
Top Songs of 2001 Without Repeating Any One Artist (impossible to rank, so
these are in no order):
  An Ending by Brian Eno
Ghost World Theme song by David Kitay
Medicine Magazines by Low
Fell In Love with a Girl by The White Stripes
Fallen Souls by Ours
Reservations by Wilco
April the 14th by Gillian Welch
Penny for a Thought by Saul Williams
There Is A Number of Small Things by Mum
Following Through by The Dismemberment Plan
Sweet Baby by Macy Gray
The Dark is Rising by Mercury Rev
La Dispute by Yann Tiersen
How to Dream by Sam Phillips
Tennessee by The Silver Jews
Life In A Glass House by Radiohead
Re-issues / Compiliations Worth Buying (in no order):
  Sacred Hearts and Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology by Gram Parsons
Kleenex / Liliput by Liliput
Nuggets 2, Vol 2: Original Artifacts from the British Empire & Beyond, a Various Artists compilation
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton by Charley Patton
Underwater Moonlight..And How It Got There by The Soft Boys
Top 3 Kickass EP's of 2001:
  1. Split EP by The Dismemberment Plan and Juno
  2. I Might Be Wrong by Radiohead
  3. In the Fishtank Vol. 7 by Low with The Dirty Three
Top 8 Movies of 2001:
  1. Amelie
  2. Mulholland Drive
  3. Ghost World
  4. The Man Who Wasn't There
  5. Harry Potter And the Sorcerer's Stone
  6. The Royal Tenenbaums
  7. In the Mood for Love
  8. Waking Life
Top 3 Soundtracks of 2001 (note that i have not purchased Royal
Tennenbaums soundtrack yet, so that might affect this list in the long run):
  1. Amelie by Yann Tiersen & others
  2. Ghostworld featuring various artists
  3. Mulholland Drive by Angelo Badalamenti & others
Top 8 Live Shows of 2001:
  1. YO LA TENGO w/ Kali Fasteau on Thursday 13 December 2001 at Maxwells in Hoboken, NJ
  2. RADIOHEAD w/ The Beta Band and Kid Koala on Saturday 30 July 2001 at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, GA
  3. JONATHAN RICHMAN w/ The Subsonics on Friday 16 March 2001 at The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA
  4. YO LA TENGO and JON SPENCER w/ Annie Hayden on Sunday 16 December 2001 at Maxwells in Hoboken, NJ
  5. CROOKED FINGERS w/ Azure Ray on Saturday 26 May 2001 at The Echo Lounge in East Atlanta, GA
  6. A 4-way tie between the YO LA TENGO shows 11, 12, 14, and 15 December 2001, all at Maxwells in Hoboken, NJ
  7. LOW w/ Fridge on Tuesday 23 October 2001 at The Echo Lounge in East Atlanta, GA
  8. MOGWAI w/ Bardo Pond on Tuesday 19 June 2001 at The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA
Top 5 Most Disappointing Albums of 2001:
  1. Green Album by Weezer
  2. Amythest Rock Star by Saul Williams
  3. Bring On The Snakes by Crooked Fingers
  4. Reveal by R.E.M.
  5. The Sword of God by Quasi
3 Best Labels of 2001:
  1. Rounder
  2. Tzadik
  3. Dark Beloved Cloud
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Silvergeek's Lists from 2000.

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