Best Albums of 2001


01
Opeth
Blackwater Park

Rating: 4.48
4580 votes
02
Tool
Lateralus

Rating: 4.46
5029 votes
03
Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You

Rating: 4.44
467 votes
04
Howard Shore
The Fellowship of the Ring

Rating: 4.44
140 votes
05
Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 2

Rating: 4.43
120 votes
06
Joe Hisaishi
Spirited Away

Rating: 4.42
86 votes
07
maudlin of the Well
Bath

Rating: 4.42
904 votes
08
Converge
Jane Doe

Rating: 4.38
3458 votes
09
Forest of Shadows
Where Dreams Turn to Dust EP

Rating: 4.35
26 votes
10
Dilute
Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive Grape

Rating: 4.31
27 votes
11
Techno Animal
The Brotherhood of the Bomb

Rating: 4.31
24 votes
12
The Microphones
The Glow Pt. 2

Rating: 4.3
596 votes
13
Xploding Plastix
Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents

Rating: 4.3
37 votes
14
Devin Townsend
Terria

Rating: 4.29
660 votes
15
Robert Rich
Somnium

Rating: 4.29
29 votes
16
Against Me!
Against Me!

Rating: 4.28
310 votes
17
Shpongle
Tales of the Inexpressible

Rating: 4.28
379 votes
18
Masta Ace
Disposable Arts

Rating: 4.26
58 votes
19
Lost Horizon
Awakening The World

Rating: 4.26
122 votes
20
Bjork
Vespertine

Rating: 4.25
779 votes
21
Cannibal Ox
The Cold Vein

Rating: 4.25
358 votes
22
Binary Star
Masters of the Universe

Rating: 4.24
164 votes
23
Deltron 3030
The Instrumentals

Rating: 4.24
25 votes
24
Sodom
M-16

Rating: 4.24
372 votes
25
maudlin of the Well
Leaving Your Body Map

Rating: 4.24
536 votes
26
Stars of the Lid
The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

Rating: 4.24
224 votes
27
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
A Call To Arms

Rating: 4.24
302 votes
28
Ensiferum
Ensiferum

Rating: 4.23
548 votes
29
Pg. 99
Document #8

Rating: 4.22
636 votes
30
Fugazi
The Argument

Rating: 4.21
842 votes
31
Beefcake
Drei

Rating: 4.21
45 votes
32
Windir
1184

Rating: 4.21
283 votes
33
Saves the Day
Stay What You Are

Rating: 4.19
502 votes
34
Typical Cats
Typical Cats

Rating: 4.19
65 votes
35
Envy
All the Footprints You've Ever Left...

Rating: 4.19
368 votes
36
Yann Tiersen
Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain

Rating: 4.18
138 votes
37
Neurosis
A Sun That Never Sets

Rating: 4.18
655 votes
38
The Strokes
Is This It

Rating: 4.17
1993 votes
39
Pig Destroyer
Prowler in the Yard

Rating: 4.16
494 votes
40
Thought Industry
Short Wave On A Cold Day

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
41
Benton Falls
Fighting Starlight

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
42
Nigel Pepper Cock
Fresh White Reeboks Kickin' Your Ass

Rating: 4.15
23 votes
43
Gamma Ray
No World Order

Rating: 4.14
228 votes
44
The Appleseed Cast
Low Level Owl, Volume I

Rating: 4.14
183 votes
45
Circulatory System
Circulatory System

Rating: 4.13
49 votes
46
System of a Down
Toxicity

Rating: 4.13
4522 votes
47
Shape of Despair
Angels of Distress

Rating: 4.13
57 votes
48
Sigh
Imaginary Sonicscape

Rating: 4.13
282 votes
49
My Dying Bride
The Dreadful Hours

Rating: 4.13
256 votes
50
Carry On
A Life Less Plagued

Rating: 4.13
31 votes
51
Daft Punk
Discovery

Rating: 4.13
1755 votes
52
Crowbar
Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form

Rating: 4.13
55 votes
53
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy IX - Piano Collections

Rating: 4.13
24 votes
54
Sparklehorse
It's a Wonderful Life

Rating: 4.12
99 votes
55
The Dismemberment Plan
Change

Rating: 4.12
143 votes
56
Portrait
Discography

Rating: 4.11
80 votes
57
Gillian Welch
Time (The Revelator)

Rating: 4.11
27 votes
58
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
No More Shall We Part

Rating: 4.11
212 votes
59
John Butler Trio
Three

Rating: 4.11
60 votes
60
Gorguts
From Wisdom to Hate

Rating: 4.11
333 votes
61
Destroyer
Streethawk: A Seduction

Rating: 4.11
51 votes
62
Therion
Secret of the Runes

Rating: 4.11
109 votes
63
Church of Misery
Master of Brutality

Rating: 4.1
29 votes
64
Aesop Rock
Labor Days

Rating: 4.1
660 votes
65
Kamelot
Karma

Rating: 4.1
330 votes
66
Muse
Origin of Symmetry

Rating: 4.1
2723 votes
67
Old Man Gloom
Seminar III: Zozobra

Rating: 4.1
72 votes
68
Thursday
Full Collapse

Rating: 4.09
1360 votes
69
Against Me!
Crime as Forgiven By

Rating: 4.09
181 votes
70
Starflyer 59
Leave Here A Stranger

Rating: 4.09
22 votes
71
Thorns
Thorns

Rating: 4.09
85 votes
72
The Get Up Kids
Red Letter Day/Woodson

Rating: 4.09
41 votes
73
Grave Digger
The Grave Digger

Rating: 4.08
30 votes
74
Poe
Haunted

Rating: 4.08
30 votes
75
Hollenthon
With Vilest of Worms to Dwell

Rating: 4.08
36 votes
76
Bright Eyes
Don't Be Frightened Of Turning the Page

Rating: 4.08
36 votes
77
The Angels of Light
How I Loved You

Rating: 4.08
60 votes
78
Evergrey
In Search Of Truth

Rating: 4.08
109 votes
79
Ark
Burn the Sun

Rating: 4.08
44 votes
80
Novembre
Novembrine Waltz

Rating: 4.07
62 votes
81
The Bouncing Souls
How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Rating: 4.07
173 votes
82
Ozma
Rock and Roll Part Three

Rating: 4.07
38 votes
83
The Strokes
The Modern Age

Rating: 4.07
46 votes
84
Saul Williams
Amethyst Rock Star

Rating: 4.06
64 votes
85
KMD
Bl-ck B-st-rds

Rating: 4.06
48 votes
86
The American Analog Set
Know By Heart

Rating: 4.06
24 votes
87
Matthew Good Band
The Audio of Being

Rating: 4.06
101 votes
88
No-Man
Returning Jesus

Rating: 4.06
44 votes
89
Martyr
Warp Zone

Rating: 4.05
76 votes
90
Moonsorrow
Voimasta Ja Kunniasta

Rating: 4.05
168 votes
91
Hood
Cold House

Rating: 4.05
30 votes
92
Extol
Paralysis

Rating: 4.05
21 votes
93
This Day Forward
The Transient Effects of Light on Water

Rating: 4.05
21 votes
94
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Ease Down The Road

Rating: 4.05
22 votes
95
Gov't Mule
The Deep End: Volume 1

Rating: 4.05
22 votes
96
Jay-Z
The Blueprint

Rating: 4.05
726 votes
97
Tim Hecker
Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again

Rating: 4.05
111 votes
98
Transatlantic
Bridge Across Forever

Rating: 4.04
79 votes
99
Paysage d'Hiver
Kristall und Isa

Rating: 4.04
68 votes
100
Low
Things We Lost in the Fire

Rating: 4.04
146 votes
101
Radiohead
Knives Out

Rating: 4.04
65 votes
102
Small Brown Bike
Dead Reckoning

Rating: 4.04
53 votes
103
Carissa's Wierd
You Should Be At Home Here

Rating: 4.04
54 votes
104
Shiner
The Egg

Rating: 4.04
27 votes
105
Osker
Idle Will Kill

Rating: 4.03
30 votes
106
7 Angels 7 Plagues
Jhazmyne's Lullaby

Rating: 4.03
275 votes
107
John Williams
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Rating: 4.03
31 votes
108
The White Stripes
White Blood Cells

Rating: 4.03
1129 votes
109
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack

Rating: 4.03
94 votes
110
Dark Fortress
Tales from Eternal Dusk

Rating: 4.02
24 votes
111
Evoken
Quietus

Rating: 4.02
50 votes
112
Grand Belial's Key
Judeobeast Assassination

Rating: 4.02
91 votes
113
Powderfinger
Odyssey Number Five

Rating: 4.02
96 votes
114
Frodus
And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea

Rating: 4.01
160 votes
115
Breach
Kollapse

Rating: 4.01
39 votes
116
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
The Tyranny of Distance

Rating: 4.01
50 votes
117
The End
Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient

Rating: 4.01
76 votes
118
Planes Mistaken For Stars
Fuck With Fire

Rating: 4
23 votes
119
Something For Kate
Echolalia

Rating: 4
25 votes
120
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VIII: Piano Collections

Rating: 4
27 votes
121
John Frusciante
To Record Only Water for Ten Days

Rating: 4
258 votes
122
Katatonia
Last Fair Deal Gone Down

Rating: 4
552 votes
123
Bane
Give Blood

Rating: 4
222 votes
124
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Grand Opening and Closing

Rating: 3.99
106 votes
125
Incubus
Morning View

Rating: 3.99
1795 votes
126
Summoning
Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame

Rating: 3.98
153 votes
127
Alkaline Trio
From Here To Infirmary

Rating: 3.98
588 votes
128
Lamb
What Sound

Rating: 3.98
28 votes
129
Mourning Beloveth
Dust

Rating: 3.98
25 votes
130
Finntroll
Jaktens Tid

Rating: 3.98
148 votes
131
The Appleseed Cast
Low Level Owl, Vol. 2

Rating: 3.98
128 votes
132
Skyfire
Timeless Departure

Rating: 3.97
59 votes
133
Rammstein
Mutter

Rating: 3.97
1006 votes
134
On The Might of Princes
Where You Are and Where You Want to Be

Rating: 3.96
51 votes
135
Edguy
Mandrake

Rating: 3.96
136 votes
136
Absu
Tara

Rating: 3.96
90 votes
137
Hans Zimmer
Gladiator (Soundtrack)

Rating: 3.96
90 votes
138
Arab Strap
The Red Thread

Rating: 3.95
22 votes
139
Khanate
Khanate

Rating: 3.95
55 votes
140
American Nightmare
Background Music

Rating: 3.95
86 votes
141
Zero 7
Simple Things

Rating: 3.95
149 votes
142
Dashboard Confessional
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most

Rating: 3.95
316 votes
143
Spoon
Girls Can Tell

Rating: 3.95
180 votes
144
Pinback
Blue Screen Life

Rating: 3.95
160 votes
145
Iced Earth
Horror Show

Rating: 3.95
424 votes
146
Pyaemia
Cerebral Cereal

Rating: 3.94
27 votes
147
Swollen Members
Bad Dreams

Rating: 3.94
27 votes
148
Noir Désir
des Visages des Figures

Rating: 3.94
27 votes
149
Borknagar
Empiricism

Rating: 3.94
124 votes
150
Ben Folds
Rockin' The Suburbs

Rating: 3.94
224 votes
151
Sonata Arctica
Silence

Rating: 3.94
347 votes
152
Cornelius
Point

Rating: 3.94
31 votes
153
Will Haven
Carpe Diem

Rating: 3.93
52 votes
154
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
B.R.M.C.

Rating: 3.93
159 votes
155
Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia
Indian Ink

Rating: 3.93
49 votes
156
Mouse on Mars
Idiology

Rating: 3.93
21 votes
157
Tech N9ne
Anghellic

Rating: 3.92
142 votes
158
Jack Johnson
Brushfire Fairytales

Rating: 3.92
310 votes
159
Emperor
Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...

Rating: 3.92
504 votes
160
Cake
Comfort Eagle

Rating: 3.91
349 votes
161
The Movielife
Has A Gambling Problem E.P

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
162
Beulah
The Coast is Never Clear

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
163
Jakob
Subsets of Sets

Rating: 3.91
52 votes
164
Four Tet
Pause

Rating: 3.91
102 votes
165
Telefon Tel Aviv
Fahrenheit Fair Enough

Rating: 3.91
62 votes
166
Falconer
Falconer

Rating: 3.91
50 votes
167
Explosions in the Sky
Those Who Tell the Truth...

Rating: 3.91
887 votes
168
Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Malkmus

Rating: 3.91
38 votes
169
Bigwig
An Invitation to Tragedy

Rating: 3.91
27 votes
170
Owls
Owls

Rating: 3.91
102 votes
171
Radiohead
Amnesiac

Rating: 3.9
3248 votes
172
The Faint
Danse Macabre

Rating: 3.9
128 votes
173
Destruction
The Antichrist

Rating: 3.9
163 votes
174
The Shins
Oh, Inverted World

Rating: 3.9
760 votes
175
Ryan Adams
Gold

Rating: 3.9
125 votes
176
Autechre
Confield

Rating: 3.9
148 votes
177
Dimmu Borgir
Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

Rating: 3.9
609 votes
178
Majority Rule
Interview With David Frost

Rating: 3.9
34 votes
179
Jag Panzer
Mechanized Warfare

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
180
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros
Global A Go-Go

Rating: 3.89
41 votes
181
Dead Meadow
Howls From the Hills

Rating: 3.89
45 votes
182
Wyrd
Heathen

Rating: 3.89
27 votes
183
Mogwai
My Father My King

Rating: 3.89
76 votes
184
Nas
STILLmatic

Rating: 3.89
607 votes
185
Karma To Burn
Almost Heathen

Rating: 3.89
31 votes
186
Infected Mushroom
B.P. Empire

Rating: 3.89
53 votes
187
Rival Schools
United By Fate

Rating: 3.89
109 votes
188
Joe Bonamassa
A New Day Yesterday

Rating: 3.88
26 votes
189
Fantomas
The Director's Cut

Rating: 3.88
329 votes
190
Silencer (SWE)
Death - Pierce Me

Rating: 3.88
105 votes
191
My Morning Jacket
At Dawn

Rating: 3.88
88 votes
192
...and Oceans
A.M.G.O.D.

Rating: 3.88
25 votes
193
The Beta Band
Hot Shots II [U.S. release]

Rating: 3.88
29 votes
194
Strike Anywhere
Change Is a Sound

Rating: 3.88
156 votes
195
Hot Water Music
A Flight and a Crash

Rating: 3.88
177 votes
196
AFI
The Days of the Phoenix

Rating: 3.88
60 votes
197
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly...

Rating: 3.87
223 votes
198
Threshold
Hypothetical

Rating: 3.87
51 votes
199
Shadow Gallery
Legacy

Rating: 3.87
43 votes
200
J Dilla
Welcome 2 Detroit

Rating: 3.87
35 votes



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