The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2001

1. The Smashing Pumpkins - Rotten Apples

The Smashing Pumpkins - Rotten Apples
November 20, 2001
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

3. New Order - Get Ready

New Order - Get Ready
August 27, 2001
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

4. Kristin Hersh - Sunny Border Blue

Kristin Hersh - Sunny Border Blue
March 12, 2001
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

5. Mercury Rev - All Is Dream

Mercury Rev - All Is Dream
August 27, 2001
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

6. Pulp - We Love Life

Pulp - We Love Life
October 22, 2001
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

7. Muse - Origin of Symmetry

Muse - Origin of Symmetry
July 17, 2001
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

8. Elbow - Asleep In The Back

Elbow - Asleep In The Back
May 7, 2001
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

9. Garbage - Beautiful Garbage

Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
October 1, 2001
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

10. Mull Historical Society - Loss

Mull Historical Society - Loss
October 15, 2001
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

11. Starsailor - Love Is Here

Starsailor - Love Is Here
October 8, 2001
Critic Score
71
9 reviews

12. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
July 18, 2001
Critic Score
70
9 reviews

13. Incubus - Morning View

Incubus - Morning View
October 23, 2001
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

14. Ash - Free All Angels

Ash - Free All Angels
April 16, 2001
Critic Score
69
7 reviews

15. Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)

Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
67
8 reviews

16. Echo & the Bunnymen - Flowers

Echo & the Bunnymen - Flowers
May 14, 2001
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

17. My Vitriol - Finelines

My Vitriol - Finelines
March 3, 2001
Critic Score
66
6 reviews

18. R.E.M. - Reveal

R.E.M. - Reveal
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
64
9 reviews

20. Manic Street Preachers - Know Your Enemy

Manic Street Preachers - Know Your Enemy
March 19, 2001
Critic Score
61
5 reviews

21. Bush - Golden State

Bush - Golden State
October 23, 2001
Critic Score
59
6 reviews

22. Perry Farrell - Song Yet to Be Sung

Perry Farrell - Song Yet to Be Sung
July 16, 2001
Critic Score
56
6 reviews

23. Iggy Pop - Beat 'Em Up

Iggy Pop - Beat 'Em Up
June 18, 2001
Critic Score
45
5 reviews
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