Top Albums of 2001

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 40 The Strokes Is This It Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
2 129 Jay-Z The Blueprint Hip Hop
3 161 The White Stripes White Blood Cells Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
4 203 Daft Punk Discovery French House
5 355 Bob Dylan Love and Theft Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
6 376 Björk Vespertine Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
7 395 Radiohead Amnesiac Electronic, Experimental Rock
8 616 System of a Down Toxicity Alternative Metal
9 677 Fennesz Endless Summer Glitch
10 747 Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive Pop Rap
11 780 The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 Indie Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Psychedelic Folk
12 784 Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Americana, Contemporary Folk
13 823 Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein Abstract Hip Hop
14 940 Fugazi The Argument Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
15 1054 N.E.R.D. In Search of... Funk Rock
16 1106 Super Furry Animals Rings Around the World Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive Pop
17 1110 Röyksopp Melody A.M. Downtempo
18 1115 Tool Lateralus Alternative Metal, Progressive Rock
19 1158 Muse Origin of Symmetry Alternative Rock
20 1185 The Shins Oh, Inverted World Indie Pop
21 1205 Ryan Adams Gold Alt-Country, Pop Rock
22 1224 Spoon Girls Can Tell Indie Rock
23 1261 Low Things We Lost in the Fire Slowcore
24 1351 Gorillaz Gorillaz Trip Hop
25 1458 Basement Jaxx Rooty Dance-Pop, House
26 1582 Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life Indie Pop, Indie Rock
27 1657 Rufus Wainwright Poses Chamber Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
28 1702 Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
29 1726 Mogwai Rock Action Post-Rock
30 1745 The Dismemberment Plan Change Indie Rock
31 1775 Herbert Bodily Functions House, Nu Jazz
32 1822 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part Singer/Songwriter
33 1826 Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
34 1852 Gotan Project La revancha del tango Electrotango     
35 1890 Aphex Twin Drukqs IDM
36 1913 Air 10,000 Hz Legend Downtempo
37 1956 Aaliyah Aaliyah Contemporary R&B, Pop
38 1983 Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives Glitch Hop
39 2007 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C. Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
40 2033 Spiritualized Let It Come Down Neo-Psychedelia
41 2054 Weezer Weezer ("The Green Album") Alternative Rock, Power Pop
42 2111 Jim O'Rourke Insignificance Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock          
43 2149 Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top Dance-Punk, Noise Rock
44 2227 Noir Désir Des Visages des Figures Alternative Rock     
45 2229 cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop     
46 2237 Manu Chao ...próxima estación...Esperanza Latin Alternative
47 2285 Pulp We Love Life Britpop
48 2354 Kylie Minogue Fever Dance-Pop, Electro-Disco
49 2361 Lucinda Williams Essence Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
50 2497 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists The Tyranny of Distance Indie Rock          
51 2554 Elbow Asleep in the Back Art Rock, Indie Rock
52 2563 Mercury Rev All Is Dream Neo-Psychedelia
53 2592 Roots Manuva Run Come Save Me UK Hip Hop
54 2631 New Order Get Ready Alternative Rock
55 2741 Jimmy Eat World Bleed American Alternative Rock, Power Pop
56 2748 Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera Alt-Country, Southern Rock
57 2773 No Doubt Rock Steady Pop Rock
58 2802 Stephen Malkmus Stephen Malkmus Indie Rock
59 2953 Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Pop

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Felix Da Housecat Kittenz and Thee Glitz Electroclash
Opeth Blackwater Park Progressive Metal          
Hood Cold House Post-Rock
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet Hard Rock
Circulatory System Circulatory System Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop          
Guided by Voices Isolation Drills Indie Rock
Nacho Vegas Actos inexplicables Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter          
Slipknot Iowa Nu Metal     
The Other People Place Lifestyles of the Laptop Café Deep House, Detroit Techno          
Tinariwen The Radio Tisdas Sessions Tishoumaren          
Astrud Gran fuerza Indie Pop, Indietronica, Synthpop          
Nick Lowe The Convincer Singer/Songwriter
Leonard Cohen Ten New Songs Singer/Songwriter, Sophisti-Pop          
The Coup Party Music Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
Destiny's Child Survivor Contemporary R&B          
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Ease Down the Road Alt-Country, Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Mary J. Blige No More Drama Contemporary R&B
Starsailor Love Is Here Britpop
Ash Free All Angels Alternative Rock, Power Pop
The Soundtrack of Our Lives Behind the Music Indie Rock     
The Moldy Peaches The Moldy Peaches Anti-Folk, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi Indie
Zero 7 Simple Things Downtempo
R.E.M. Reveal Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Turin Brakes The Optimist LP Folk Pop, Indie Pop
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez Cachaito Afro-Cuban Jazz     
Converge Jane Doe Mathcore          
My Morning Jacket At Dawn Indie Rock          
Macy Gray The ID Contemporary R&B
Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies Lautareasca     
The Beta Band Hot Shots II Indietronica     
Ed Harcourt Here Be Monsters Dream Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Travis The Invisible Band Britpop
Baaba Maal Missing You (Mi Yeewnii) Mbalax
Pernice Brothers The World Won't End Indie Pop, Power Pop
Jason Moran Black Stars Avant-Garde Jazz