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The 2001 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll

Albums

1. Bob Dylan: "Love and Theft" (Columbia) 3010 (235)
2. The Strokes: Is This It (RCA) 1613 (157)
3. Bjork: Vespertine (Elektra) 1281 (120)
4. The White Stripes: White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry) 1214 (106)
5. Radiohead: Amnesiac (Capitol) 1063 (98)
6. Ryan Adams: Gold (Lost Highway) 808 (80)
7. Jay-Z: The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella) 787 (64)
8. The Coup: Party Music (75 Ark) 740 (65)
9. Lucinda Williams: Essence (Lost Highway) 725 (66)
10. Rufus Wainwright: Poses (DreamWorks) 630 (64)
11. The Avalanches: Since I Left You (Sire/Modular) 551 (51)
12. Manu Chao: Proxima Estacion: Esperanza (Virgin) 527 (43)
13. Basement Jaxx: Rooty (Astralwerks/XL) 497 (49)
14. Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator) (Acony) 494 (44)
15. Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein (Def Jux) 470 (42)
16. Sigur Rós: Agaetis Byrjun (Pias) 467 (46) *
17. New Pornographers: Mass Romantic (Mint) 453 (38) *
18. Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor (J) 437 (45)
19. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Mercury) 410 (42) *
20. Gorillaz: Gorillaz (Virgin) 403 (45)
21. Weezer: Weezer (Geffen) 398 (44)
22. New Order: Get Ready (Reprise) 394 (42)
23. Pernice Brothers: The World Won't End (Ashmont) 368 (34)
24. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott: Miss E . . . So Addictive (The Gold Mind, Inc./Elektra) 367 (37)
25. Daft Punk: Discovery (Virgin) 361 (33)
26. Macy Gray: The Id (Epic) 355 (37)
27. System of a Down: Toxicity (American) 353 (31)
28. Stephen Malkmus: Stephen Malkmus (Matador) 347 (35)
29. The Langley Schools Music Project: Innocence and Despair (Bar/None) 324 (29)
30. Guided by Voices: Isolation Drills (TVT) 306 (27)
31. The Moldy Peaches: The Moldy Peaches (Rough Trade/Sanctuary) 305 (29) *
32. Old 97's: Satellite Rides (Elektra) 302 (33)
33. Fugazi: The Argument (Dischord) 297 (28)
34. Spiritualized: Let It Come Down (Arista) 291 (31)
35. The Shins: Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop) 290 (32)
36. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: B.R.M.C. (Virgin) 280 (30)
37. Alejandro Escovedo: A Man Under the Influence (Bloodshot) 276 (27)
38. Low: Things We Lost In The Fire (Kranky) 273 (26)
39. Rodney Crowell: The Houston Kid (Sugar Hill) 261 (23) *
40. Mary J. Blige: No More Drama (Sugar Hill) 257 (27)

This poll compiles ballots from 622 critics, who divided 100 points among 10 2001 albums.

*Includes 2000 votes: Sigur Rós 301 (29), New Pornographers 79 (9), O Brother 70 (7), Moldy Peaches 10 (1), Crowell 10 (1).

Singles

1. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott: "Get Ur Freak On" (The Gold Mind, Inc./Elektra) 176
2. Gorillaz: "Clint Eastwood" (Virgin) 86
3. Jay-Z: "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" (Roc-A-Fella) 66
4. Alicia Keys: "Fallin'" (J) 61
5. Coldplay: "Yellow" (Nettwerk America) 54 *
Pink: "Get the Party Started" (Arista) 54
7. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani: "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (Interscope) 51
8. Mary J. Blige: "Family Affair" (MCA) 45
9. Weezer: "Hash Pipe" (Geffen) 41
10. Ryan Adams: "New York, New York" (Lost Highway) 38
Daft Punk: "One More Time" (Virgin) 38 *
12. The Strokes: "Last Night" (RCA) 35
13. Destiny's Child: "Bootylicious" (Columbia) 33
14. System of a Down: "Chop Suey!" (American) 30
15. Blu Cantrell: "Hit 'Em Up Style" (Arista) 28
New Order: "Crystal" (Reprise) 28
17. Basement Jaxx: "Romeo" (Astralwerks/XL) 27
Madonna: "Don't Tell Me" (Maverick/Warner Bros.) 27 *
Nelly: "Ride Wit Me" (Universal) 27
20. Bubba Sparxxx: "Ugly" (Beat Club/Interscope) 26
21. U2: "Walk On" (Interscope) 24 *
22. Craig David: "Fill Me In" (Wildstar / Atlantic) 23 *
Stephen Malkmus: "Jenny & the Ess-Dog" (Matador) 23
24. Aerosmith: "Jaded" (Columbia) 21
Afroman: "Because I Got High" (Universal) 21
Daft Punk: "Digital Love" (Virgin) 21
India.Arie: "Video" (Motown) 21
Weezer: "Island in the Sun" (Geffen) 21
29. Moby feat. Gwen Stefani: "Southside (remix)" (V2) 20 *
30. Basement Jaxx: "Where's Your Head At" (Astralwerks/XL) 19
Destiny's Child: "Survivor" (Columbia) 19
Britney Spears: "I'm a Slave 4 U" (Jive) 19
33. OutKast: "The Whole World" (Arista) 18
R.E.M.: "Imitation of Life" (Warner Bros.) 18
Sum 41: "Fat Lip" (Island) 18
The White Stripes: "Hotel Yorba" (Sympathy for the Record Industry) 18
37. The Soggy Bottom Boys: "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" (Mercury) 17
38. N.E.R.D.: "Lapdance" (Virgin) 16
39. Sunshine Anderson: "Heard It All Before" (Atlantic) 15
Nickelback: "How You Remind Me" (Roadrunner) 15

*Includes 2000 votes: Coldplay 31, Daft Punk 8, Madonna 6, Nelly 1, U2 3, David 1, Moby 10.

Village Voice, Feb. 12, 2002


2000 Essay | Dean's List 2002