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Todd Kennedy
2001: (in no order)
new order - get ready
a silver mt. zion - born into trouble as the sparks fly upwards
dilated peoples - expansion team 2001
the faint - dance macabre
the murder city devils - thelema
fugazi - the arguement
rival schools - united by fact
ted leo and pharmacists - the tyranny of distance
cursive - burst and bloom
Erik Zilinek
1. Dntel - Life is Full Of Possibilities (Plug Research)
2. Radiohead - Amnesiac (Capitol)
3. Herbert - Bodily Functions (Studio !K7)
4. Lali Puna - Scary World Theory (Morr Music)
5. Dave Clarke - World Service (React Music)
6. Clinic - Internal Wrangler (Domino, UK)
7. N*E*R*D - In Search Of... (Virgin)
8. Tiga - Montreal Mix Sessions Vol. 5 (Turbo Recordings)
9. Basement Jaxx - Rooty (Astralwerks)
10. Zero 7 - Simple Things (Palm Pictures)
Mike Langlie
1. The Faint "Danse Macabre"
Finally found the perfect combination of clinical new wave and prissy punk!

2. Dragibus "Papriko"
The artist Steve Cerio turned me on to this French duo playing haphazard kiddie musique. The helium-voiced singer inspires reviewers to call them "Lolita rock."

3. Splashdown "Blueshift"
Dissed by Capital, the band imploded, but finally released their last, shelved album as a bootleg to worshipful fans. They coulda made radio exciting again.

4. LiLiPUT
Double CD re-release of the best of the late 70s German girly punk group. Fun!!!

5. Deltron 3030 "The Instrumentals"
High-concept, moody instrumental turntablism along the lines of DJ Shadow or the RZA.

6. Cat Five "Kataphonics"
Sugary mix of breakbeats, film music, cartoon scores and more.

7. Adult. "Resuscitation"
Electro revivalists break down the door with relentless repitions.

8. Fantomas "The Director's Cut"
Mike Patton projects John Zorn and one-ups his previous schizo bands with a disc of re-interpreted film music.

9. Chris Vrenna "Alice" Video Game Soundtrack
Creepy and dark, constructed from antique toys and awful string samples.

10. Toydeath "Pokey As Shake"
A real endurance test, but how can I not love a project based entirely on cheap electronic toys? (AND it's Australian DIY.)
Stephen Beaupre
1. Jackie-O Motherfucker - Liberation
2. Charley Patton - Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues
3. Spring Heel Jack - Masses
4. No Neck Blues Band - Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones But Words Will Never Hurt Me
5. Henry Threadgill's Zooid - Up Popped the Two Lips
6. Boredoms - Vision Creation New Sun
7. David Thomas & 2PB - Surf's Up
8. John Oswald - 69 Plunderphonics 96
9. David S. Ware - Corridors and Parallels
10. Vladislav Delay - Anima


Bjork, Lupine Howl, Studio One series, Electric Ladyland comp., Chicago Underground Quartet, Cannibal Ox, Sparklehorse, International Harvester reissue, etc.



Jesse Milden
10. Pilot to Gunner : Games at High Speeds
09. Nortec Collective : Tijuana Sessions
08. Outcast : The Family
07. Squarepusher : Go Plastic
06. Prefuse 73 :
Vocal Studies & Uprock Narratives
05. Radiohead : Amnesiac
04. Plaid : Double Figure
03. Wagon Christ : Musipal
02. Dismemberment Plan : Change
01. Herbert : Bodily Functions

honorable mentions: fourtet, Jack Dangers, vert, aesop rock, savath and savalas, X re-issues, Terry Riley - you're no good re-issue, Substancia 3 comp.
chrisboy's top 10 songs for putting on mix CDs in 2001:
++++++++++
1. kid icarus fight - MARUMARI
2. IMpossible - FIGURINE
3. neoprene so tight - HOLLAND
4. the f***ing moon - EVOLUTION CONTROL
5. going to georgia - THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
6. one two - BIZ MARKIE
7. f*** the pain away - PEACHES
8. punk rocker - TEDDYBEARS STHLM
9. big exit - PJ HARVEY
10. asteroid police - MATHLETE
++++++++++
honorable mentions:
(yeah, i know, this is cheating...)
the glass dance - THE FAINT
emerge - FISCHERSPOONER
king wasp - ADD N TO X
the tickets are non-refundable - AD FRANK
transform gravity - METABASS
shell account - BARCELONA
Joshua Silverman
In no particular order:
1. Tipsy - Uh-Oh! (Asphodel)

2. Flanger - Inner Space / Outer Space (Ninja Tune)
3. Jeffrey Fox - How to Become a Rainmaker (Audio Renaissance)
4. Aphex Twin - drukgs (Warp)
5. Fennesz - Endless Summer (Mego)
6. Dj Food - Kaleidoscope (Ninja Tune)

7. Dj Shadow and Cut Chemist - Brainfreeze (Sixty7 Records)
8. Matmos - A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure (Matador)
9. Radiohead - Amnesiac (Capitol)
10. V/A - St. Germain des Pres Cafe (Wagram)
Honorable Mention:
a) Hexstatic - Rewind (Ninja Tune)
b) Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop)
c) United Future Organization - Bon Voyage (Instinct)
d) HiM - Our Point of Departure (Perishable)
Christopher Billich
4 Hero - Creating Patterns (Talkin' Loud)
Jay Dee aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit (BBE)
Pete Rock - Petestrumentals (BBE)
The Philadelphia Experiment - same (Rope-A-Dope)
Yesterday's New Quintet - Angles without Edges (Stones Throw)
Daft Punk - Discovery (Virgin)
Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought (Rawkus)
Dave Holland Quintet - Not for Nothin' (ECM)
Charlie Haden & Egberto Gismonti - In Montreal (ECM)
Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team (ABB)
Kamal the Abstract AKA Q-Tip - Album Promo (White)
Geoff Cisler
in no particular order:
1. Bugge Wesseltoft 'Moving'
2. Wagon Christ 'Musipal'
3. A Forest Mighty Black ' Mellowdramatic'
4. Nils Petter Molvaer ' Solid Ether'
5. Gorillaz ' Gorillaz'
6. Antibalas ' Liberation Afrobeat'
7. Walkner M÷stl 'heaven or hell'
8. O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack
9. Erik Truffaz 'RevisitÚ'
10. The Philadelphia Experiment - The Philadelphia Experiment

Runner's up...
because i listened to it so much and liked it:
11. Hooverphonic 'The Magnificent Tree' (2000)
and because i'm confusedly intrigued:
12. Radiohead 'Amnesiac'
Jenny Wienert
in no particular order:

The Strokes - Is this it?
The White Stripes - White Stripes
Ryan Adams - Gold
Madonna - GHV2
Weezer - Weezer
Lucinda Williams - Essence
The Royal Tenenbaums - Various
Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
Pete Yorn - Music for the morning after
Guided by Voices - Isolation Drills
Brenna Jennings
1) Ryan Adams- Gold
2) Death Cab for Cutie- The Photo Album
3) Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American
4) Spoon- Girls Can Tell
5) Hayden- Skyscraper National Park
6) Built to Spill- Ancient Melodies of the Future
7) Crooked Fingers- Bring on the Snakes
8) Whiskeytown- Pneumonia
Kevin Hoskins
Top 10 of 2001 (more or less in order)

1. Rocket from the Crypt- Group Sounds (Vagrant)
2. Strike Anywhere - Change is a Sound (Jade Tree)
3. Pilot to Gunner - Games at High Speeds (Gern Blandsten)
4. American Steel - Jagged Thoughts (Lookout! Records)
5. Hot Water Music - A Flight and a Crash (Epitaph)
6. National Skyline - This = Everything (File 13)
7. Fugazi - The Argument (Dischord)
8. Propagandhi - Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (Fat)
9. Anti-Flag - Underground Network (Fat)
10. Blueline Medic - The Apology Wars (Fueled by Ramen)

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