View Full Version : What are your favourite 5 albums of 2001?

12-12-2001, 11:43:19
I think mine are:

System of a Down - Toxicity
Silverginger 5 - Black Leather Mojo
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Tool - Lateralus
Wheezer - The Green Album

12-12-2001, 11:51:32
As sad as it is, I think I've only bought one album this year.

12-12-2001, 11:53:59

still SG5 and Air Guitar for christmas? :beer:

12-12-2001, 12:04:56
Yep. And I'm bound to get some vouchers from my sister-in-law, so I'll get some more with them :)

12-12-2001, 12:16:10
Excellent. :D

12-12-2001, 12:47:10
So maybe I can answer this next year :)

12-12-2001, 12:49:40
Didn't you get any vouchers last christmas? :D

12-12-2001, 13:00:38

System of a down - toxicity
Gorillaz - err...gorillaz?
The strokes - is this it
Detroit Cobras - Life love and leaving
Pulp - I love life

honourable mentions to the Manic street preachers and White Stripes

12-12-2001, 13:42:46
Originally posted by MikeH
Didn't you get any vouchers last christmas? :D

No. I got slippers.

12-12-2001, 13:47:23
Perhaps you'll get a pipe this year?

12-12-2001, 14:00:21
If I do I may have to bash her over the head with it!

12-12-2001, 14:01:48


12-12-2001, 14:16:05
Honestly, I didn't overly care for anything that came out this year.
I've been listening stuff that I downloaded, mostly punk:
Millencolin (I can't get enough of them)

I got the new Tool, but I just couldn't get into it...and I used to be HUGE Tool Fan.
I also like System of a Down, but I don't think Toxicity can hold a candle to their self titled album.

12-12-2001, 14:37:59
i would tend to agree with that - but just thought i'd stick within the rules of the thread :p

12-12-2001, 15:20:51

B.R.M.C. - the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Missy Elliott - Miss E ...so Addictive
Aaliyah - Aaliyah
Silverbullit - Citizen Bird
The Strokes - Is This It

I've just bought The Moldy Peaches which sounds absolutely great and I'm totally excited (based on MP3s and stuff) about The Vue's Find Your Home, so I may still change this list before the year's end. Honourable mentions to Spiritualized and The White Stripes.

12-12-2001, 15:55:48
yeah! the moldy peaches - absolutely brilliant! Their live performance at Reading festival this year was one of the best three i saw all weekend.

Only one problem, i doubt they'll be performing the track 'New York city is a graveyard' too much at the moment. Now that was bad timing...

12-12-2001, 16:00:39
It seems a year for ill-timed songs, doesn't it? You could compile an album of "songs deemed innapropriate by record companies or radio stations in the wake of September 11th", starting with NYC's Like A Graveyard, New York City Cops and Bleed American. :)

12-12-2001, 16:06:26
Someone had an album cover which showed the WTC getting blown up... can't remember who now. For some reason it got pulled.

12-12-2001, 18:06:09
I only bought / downloaded 4 albums that were also released this year. They are:

Garbage - Beautifulgarbage
Rammstein - Mutter
Kid Rock - Cocky
Alice Cooper - Dragontown

13-12-2001, 12:05:48
Definately Bleed American, I can't sit still listening to that.

Gold - Ryan Adams
Brainwasher - Bare Jr

I'd have to look at my cd collection to remember any more

13-12-2001, 12:14:24
Yeah, a brilliant album. See the story about them on the homepage?

I'm interested in hearing that Ryan Adams album - everyone seems to love it.

13-12-2001, 16:05:18
I prefer his stuff with Whiskeytown ( apart from pneumonia that has a few tracks I like but I was otherwise a little disappointed)

But he does a nice range of stuff on Gold.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-12-2001, 14:27:32
Backworld- "Of silver sleep"
Autechre- "Confield"
Luke Haines- "The Oliver Twist Manifesto"
Mark Lanegan- "Field songs"
AC Acoustics- "Understanding music"

A good year for music.

*End Is Forever*
15-12-2001, 15:00:38
Originally posted by MikeH
Someone had an album cover which showed the WTC getting blown up... can't remember who now. For some reason it got pulled.

I believe that was the rather unfortunate hip-hop duo "I Am The World Trade Center". Oops. :bash:

I wish Jimmy Eat World hadn't changed the name of the album and it's title track... I still refuse to call it Salt Sweat Sugar anyway. On a trivia note, that makes this year's album J.E.W.'s fourth self-titled release.

15-12-2001, 17:39:07
I now have SG5 in my possession........and may fall out with my hubby if he insists on keeping it till Xmas before I can listen to it :D

16-12-2001, 21:34:32
It's only about a week. :D It is absolutely brilliant though. :D

17-12-2001, 09:56:14
I forced myself to wrap it last night so I wouldn't listen to it :D:D

17-12-2001, 10:04:21
Shouldn't hubby have wrapped it? ;)

17-12-2001, 10:08:11
You must be kidding! :D

17-12-2001, 10:15:29
Yes, I was.


I would say I hope you like it but I know you will.

20-12-2001, 16:02:04
Kerrang had it's critics choice top 20 albums of the year this week, top 4 were:

Tool - Lateralus
System of a Down - Toxicity
Wheezer - The Green Album
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

all of which were in my top 5...

I can't work out if that's good or not. I just hope to god I don't agree with the Kerrang readers top 5.

20-12-2001, 16:47:51
face it, you're just a music journo wannabe:p

20-12-2001, 16:48:56
All the Kerrang writers look like total losers who couldn't make it in bands themselves so have to write about it.... hang on a second!

20-12-2001, 16:52:47
Kerrang? Is that still going? Amazing. It was rubbish when I was at school, I take it it's still rubbish then!

20-12-2001, 17:02:32
Yeah! Horrible but fascinating, like a car wreck. I get it every week. :D

20-12-2001, 17:06:57
You never told me you got Kerrang!

21-12-2001, 09:34:17
I started after Reading Festival 2000.

21-12-2001, 12:07:46
I stopped after I left school and no longer had to find something to distract me during physics lessons :D

21-12-2001, 12:39:14
My best 5 in no particular order:

DMX - The Great Depression
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Stereophonics - J.E.E.t.P
Ian Brown - Golden Greats
Gorillaz - Gorillaz

21-12-2001, 12:41:05
You should have made your own Karaoke machine out of a signal generator a microphone and a speaker and used a strobe light to give the room a party atmosphere. That's what we did.

21-12-2001, 12:47:48
The difference is, you were probably good at physics and could do that :D

21-12-2001, 12:57:26
I knew being good at physics must have been useful somehow. :D

21-12-2001, 13:07:52
your physics knowledge has certainly been useful during some of our most stoned conversations :smoke:

21-12-2001, 13:10:07
Yes, eg. "No that isn't an interstellar scorpion scything through space collecting space plankton it's the big dipper with an aeroplane flying past it"

I hope you remember all I taught you about stellar evolution and radiation pressure etc.

No longer Trippin
24-12-2001, 01:47:39
Bad Boy Bill - Bangin the Box 5
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
Alicia Keys - Songs in A minor

None of the rest stand out much that I've bought. They are good, but not good enough to be clearly up there.

24-12-2001, 12:06:51
I didn't really like the Gorrilaz when I first heard them but they've really grown on me over the course of the year.

Greg W
26-12-2001, 22:56:04
Heh, I haven't heard of half of those albums and/or bands. Must be getting old. :bash:

I will nominate one though:
U2 - All that you can't leave behind

Back to their best stuff, and I was always a big fan. They've stopped trying to "not sound like themselves" and gotten back to what they do best - er, sounding like themselves I suppose. :bounce:

Oh, and honorouble mention to The Twelfth Man for The Last Dig - haven't heard the whole thing, but the bits I have heard have been funny.

Hmm, songs I have really enjoyed though:
Smashmouth - Believer. It's a remake, but I love it. :beer:
Wheezer - whatever that song about Leeroy the mojo man is called (and I assume that's how you spell the band's name) :clueless:
Creed - most of their songs actually - should get that album really
Live - Dolphin's Cry
Nickelback - How you remind me

Damn, hard to think of all the good songs I liked, heh. :clueless:

No longer Trippin
27-12-2001, 05:09:44
Two more to round out my five:

Richard "Humpty" Vision - Damn that DJ made my night
Dimitri from Paris - A Night at the Playboy Mansion

27-12-2001, 18:09:47
Er, isn't Dolphin's Cry like ten years old? I remember hearing it on the radio back in the days when I litsened to a *gasp* Classic Rock station. Many many years ago.

*End Is Forever*
30-12-2001, 01:14:08
Hands up who can't spell Weezer... ;)

30-12-2001, 01:22:30
I'm sure no-one else noticed.

*End Is Forever*
30-12-2001, 01:39:57
Probably not...