Top Albums of 2001





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
36
The Strokes Is This It Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
2
136
Jay-Z The Blueprint Hip Hop
3
170
The White Stripes White Blood Cells Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
4
223
Daft Punk Discovery French House
5
394
Bob Dylan Love and Theft Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
6
429
Björk Vespertine Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
7
452
Radiohead Amnesiac Electronic, Experimental Rock
8
665
System of a Down Toxicity Alternative Metal
9
731
Fennesz Endless Summer Glitch
10
790
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator) Americana, Contemporary Folk
11
816
The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 Indie Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Psychedelic Folk
12
835
Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive Pop Rap
13
900
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein Abstract Hip Hop
14
998
N.E.R.D. In Search of... Funk Rock
15
1024
Fugazi The Argument Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
16
1078
Röyksopp Melody A.M. Downtempo
17
1167
Super Furry Animals Rings Around the World Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive Pop
18
1192
Tool Lateralus Alternative Metal, Progressive Rock
19
1196
Ryan Adams Gold Alt-Country, Pop Rock
20
1199
Muse Origin of Symmetry Alternative Rock
21
1236
The Shins Oh, Inverted World Indie Pop
22
1276
Spoon Girls Can Tell Indie Rock
23
1288
Gorillaz Gorillaz Trip Hop
24
1395
Low Things We Lost in the Fire Slowcore
25
1675
Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life Indie Pop, Indie Rock
26
1678
Basement Jaxx Rooty Dance-Pop, House
27
1734
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
28
1786
Rufus Wainwright Poses Chamber Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29
1862
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part Singer/Songwriter
30
1876
Mogwai Rock Action Post-Rock
31
1903
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
32
1961
Herbert Bodily Functions House, Nu Jazz
33
1975
The Dismemberment Plan Change Indie Rock
34
2025
Gotan Project La revancha del tango Electrotango
35
2077
Aphex Twin Drukqs IDM
36
2079
Noir Désir Des Visages des Figures Alternative Rock
37
2084
Aaliyah Aaliyah Contemporary R&B, Pop
38
2108
Air 10,000 Hz Legend Downtempo
39
2116
Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives Glitch Hop
40
2207
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C. Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
41
2242
Spiritualized Let It Come Down Neo-Psychedelia
42
2244
Weezer Weezer ["The Green Album"] Alternative Rock, Power Pop
43
2323
Manu Chao ...próxima estación... Esperanza Latin Alternative
44
2389
cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
45
2411
Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top Dance-Punk, Noise Rock
46
2443
Jim O'Rourke Insignificance Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
47
2559
Kylie Minogue Fever Dance-Pop, Electro-Disco
48
2563
Pulp We Love Life Britpop
49
2723
Lucinda Williams Essence Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
50
2825
Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
51
2835
Opeth Blackwater Park Progressive Metal
52
2930
Elbow Asleep in the Back Art Rock, Indie Rock
53
2949
Roots Manuva Run Come Save Me UK Hip Hop
54
2955
Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera Alt-Country, Southern Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists The Tyranny of Distance Indie Rock
Mercury Rev All Is Dream Neo-Psychedelia
No Doubt Rock Steady Pop 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
Ash Free All Angels Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies L?ut?reasc?
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
Zero 7 Simple Things Downtempo
The Moldy Peaches The Moldy Peaches Anti-Folk, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi Indie
My Morning Jacket At Dawn Indie Rock
R.E.M. Reveal Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Turin Brakes The Optimist LP Folk Pop, Indie Pop
Macy Gray The ID Contemporary R&B
Ed Harcourt Here Be Monsters Dream Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Beta Band Hot Shots II Indietronica
Travis The Invisible Band Britpop
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