Pitchfork's Top 20 Albums of 2001

Pitchfork's Top 20 Albums of 2001

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20. Fugazi - The Argument

Fugazi - The Argument
October 16, 2001
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

19. Dntel - Life is Full of Possibilities

Dntel - Life is Full of Possibilities
October 25, 2001
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

18. The Beta Band - Hot Shots II

The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
July 17, 2001
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

17. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

16. Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance

Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
November 20, 2001
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

15. The Strokes - Is This It

The Strokes - Is This It
August 27, 2001
Critic Score
87
11 reviews

The Strokes have struck an incredible balance between the two extremes of rock music: sentimentality and listlessness.

14. The Dismemberment Plan - Change

The Dismemberment Plan - Change
October 23, 2001
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

13. Les Savy Fav - Go Forth

Les Savy Fav - Go Forth
October 2, 2001
Critic Score
68
2 reviews

12. Mouse on Mars - Idiology

Mouse on Mars - Idiology
April 21, 2001
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

11. Autechre - Confield

Autechre - Confield
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

9. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
November 21, 2000
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

7. Múm - Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK

Múm - Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK
April 2, 2001
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

6. Radiohead - Amnesiac

Radiohead - Amnesiac
June 5, 2001
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

Amnesiac's highlights were undeniably worth the wait, and easily overcome its occasional patchiness.

5. Circulatory System - Circulatory System

Circulatory System - Circulatory System
August 28, 2001
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

3. The Avalanches - Since I Left You

The Avalanches - Since I Left You
November 27, 2000
Critic Score
87
11 reviews

The Avalanches have managed to build a totally unique context for all these sounds, while still allowing each to retain its own distinct flavor. As a result, Since I Left You sounds like nothing else.

2. Fennesz - Endless Summer

Fennesz - Endless Summer
July 3, 2001
Critic Score
89
5 reviews
Fennesz takes musical warmth, glowing melodies and lush arrangement and subjects them to sharp digital decay, providing another deep layer of meaning.

1. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
September 25, 2001
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

The Glow Pt. 2 ... captures the sea, the sky, and the mountains in a sonic panorama that seems to live without beginning or end. A sprawling, swirling composition that is both as varied and as consistent as the landscape itself, The Glow Pt. 2 exceeds even its predecessor in capturing the simultaneous wrath and fragility of nature.

Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/5844-top-20-albums-of-2001/
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