Top Albums and Singles for 2001

Blogger was evil and ate my Top 10 list. I used to have explanations, but now I’m just too frustrated and lazy:

TOP 10 LONG PLAY ALBUMS OF 2001

1. The Strokes, Is This It
Was there even a question?

The rest of the best… in no particular hierarchy… ok, with a certain degree of hierarchy, but with equal love…

2. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells

3. Starsailor, Love Is Here
4. Basement Jaxx, Rooty
5. Turin Brakes, The Optimist

6. Gorillaz, Gorillaz
7. Jay-Z, The Blueprint
8. Bjork, Vespertine
9. The Moldy Peaches, Moldy Peaches
10. Sparklehorse, It’s A Wonderful Life

THE TOP 10 SINGLES OF 2001

1. Atomic Kitten, “Whole Again”
Because “Teenage Dirtbag” was officially released in 2000.

Now some other fun tunes, in no particular order…I’ll try not to overlap artists already represented in the Top 10 Albums list.

2. Jay-Z, “H to the Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
3. Kylie Minogue, “Can’t Get You Outta My Head”
4. The Wildbunch, “Danger! (High Voltage)”
5. Mya, Pink, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera, “Lady Marmalade”
6. Mary J. Blige, “Family Affair”
7. The Avalances, “Since I Left You”
8. Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle
9. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman, “Something Stupid
10. Britney Spears, “I’m A Slave 4 U

TOP 10 PEOPLE/ALBUMS/SONGS THAT NEEDED TO DIE IN 2001

1. Ryan Adams/ Elton John
Yes, they both wear tinted sunglasses indoor. Yes, they both are highly irritating. Yes, Rolling Stone kisses their asses way too much. Yes, they are the same person.

Other annoyances in the music world for 2001…

2. Pete Yorn – He’s ugly and his music sucks. Boo to over-rated Jersey boys.
3. Flickerstick – Ok, so you won “Bands on the Run.” Do you still have to keep making “music”?
4. Travis, The Invisible Band – I’m sorry, but what a disappointment.
5. Paul McCartney, “Freedom” – Stop Paul. Please, for the love of god, life, and this country- stop.
6. Nelly Furtado – Granted, “Like A Bird” is pretty catchy, but she’s pretty annoying.. AND CANADIAN!
7. Michael Jackson, Invincible – See number 5.
8. P.O.D., Satellite – Not only is there the evocation of DMB, but they SUCK.
9. Backstreet Boys, “Drowning” – Oh, I’m sorry, did anyone hear that song? No? Take a hint.

10. Hear’say, Popstars – No. Just no.