Top Albums of 2001





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
36
The Strokes Is This It Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
2
141
Jay-Z The Blueprint Hip Hop
3
173
The White Stripes White Blood Cells Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
4
228
Daft Punk Discovery French House
5
402
Bob Dylan Love and Theft Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
6
439
Björk Vespertine Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
7
463
Radiohead Amnesiac Electronic, Experimental Rock
8
682
System of a Down Toxicity Alternative Metal
9
761
Fennesz Endless Summer Glitch
10
813
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Americana, Contemporary Folk
11
845
The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 Indie Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Psychedelic Folk
12
855
Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive Pop Rap
13
933
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein Abstract Hip Hop
14
1027
N*E*R*D In Search of... Funk Rock
15
1073
Fugazi The Argument Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
16
1125
Röyksopp Melody A.M. Downtempo
17
1217
Super Furry Animals Rings Around the World Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive Pop
18
1227
Tool Lateralus Alternative Metal, Progressive Rock
19
1239
Muse Origin of Symmetry Alternative Rock
20
1242
Ryan Adams Gold Alt-Country, Pop Rock
21
1284
The Shins Oh, Inverted World Indie Pop
22
1322
Spoon Girls Can Tell Indie Rock
23
1329
Gorillaz Gorillaz Trip Hop
24
1440
Low Things We Lost in the Fire Slowcore
25
1710
Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life Indie Pop, Indie Rock
26
1762
Basement Jaxx Rooty Dance-Pop, House
27
1768
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
28
1839
Rufus Wainwright Poses Chamber Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29
1912
Mogwai Rock Action Post-Rock
30
1945
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part Singer/Songwriter
31
1965
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
32
2054
The Dismemberment Plan Change Indie Rock
33
2065
Herbert Bodily Functions House, Nu Jazz
34
2081
Gotan Project La revancha del tango Electrotango
35
2129
Noir Désir Des Visages des Figures Alternative Rock
36
2142
Aphex Twin Drukqs IDM
37
2148
Aaliyah Aaliyah Contemporary R&B, Pop
38
2153
Air 10,000 Hz Legend Downtempo
39
2166
Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives Glitch Hop
40
2265
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C. Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
41
2311
Spiritualized Let It Come Down Neo-Psychedelia
42
2427
Weezer Weezer ["The Green Album"] Alternative Rock, Power Pop
43
2435
Manu Chao ...próxima estación... Esperanza Latin Alternative
44
2451
cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
45
2485
Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top Dance-Punk, Noise Rock
46
2509
Jim O'Rourke Insignificance Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
47
2647
Kylie Minogue Fever Dance-Pop, Electro-Disco
48
2656
Pulp We Love Life Britpop
49
2811
Lucinda Williams Essence Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
50
2906
Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
51
2973
Opeth Blackwater Park Progressive Metal

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