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NME Albums 2001

Is This It

1 The Strokes 'Is This It' (Rough Trade)
3 Spiritualized 'Let It Come Down' (Spaceman)
3 The White Stripes 'White Blood Cells' (Xl)
4 Jay-Z 'The Blueprint' (Roc-A-Fella)
5 Starsailor 'Love Is Here' (Chrysalis)
6 Slipknot 'Iowa' (Roadrunner)
7 Mercury Rev 'All Is Dream' (V2)
8 Rufus Wainwright 'Poses' (Dreamworks)
9 Andrew WK 'I Get Wet' (Mercury)
10 Aphex Twin 'Drukqs' (Warp)
11 Super Furry Animals 'Rings Around The World' (Epic)
12 Elbow 'Asleep In The Back' (V2)
13 Basement Jaxx 'Rooty' (Xl)
14 Air '10,000 Hz Legend' (Source/Virgin)
15 Destiny's Child 'Survivor' (Columbia)
16 Daft Punk 'Discovery' (Virgin)
17 Pulp 'We Love Life' (Island)
18 Roots Manuva 'Run Come Save Me' (Big Dada)
19 Fugazi 'The Argument' (Dischord)
20 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 'No More Shall We Part' (Mute)
21 Stephen Malkmus 'Stephen Malkmus' (Domino)
22 Sparklehorse 'It's A Wonderful Life' (Parlophone)
23 Travis 'The Invisible Band' (Independiente)
24 Low 'Things We Lost In The Fire' (Tugboat)
25 Radiohead 'Amnesiac' (Parlophone)
26 Missy Elliott 'Miss E …So Addictive' (Elektra)
27 Mark Lanegan 'Field Songs' (Beggars Banquet)
28 Mogwai 'Rock Action' (Southpaw/Pias)
29 Clearlake 'Lido' (Dusty Company)
30 The Charlatans 'Wonderland' (Universal)
31 New Order 'Get Ready' (London)
32 Björk 'Vespertine' (One Little Indian)
33 Kings Of Convenience 'Quiet Is The New Loud' (Source)
34 Rem 'Reveal' (Warner Bros)
35 Boredoms 'Visioncreationnewsun' (Birdman)
36 Beanie Sigel 'The Reason' (Roc-A-Fella)
37 Turin Brakes 'The Optimist Lp' (Source)
38 Four Tet 'Pause' (Domino)
39 Aaliyah 'Aaliyah' (Blackground/Virgin)
40 N*E*R*D 'In Search Of…' (Virgin)
41 Oxide & Neutrino 'Execute' (East West)
42 Kurupt 'Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey' (Antra)
43 The Beta Band 'Hot Shots II' (Regal)
44 The Tyde 'Once' (Track And Field)
45 Future Pilot Aka 'Tiny Waves, Mighty Sea' (Geographic)
46 Cannibal Ox 'The Cold Vein' (Def Jux)
47 Sizzla 'Rastafari Teach I Everything' (Greensleeves)
48 Gorillaz 'Gorillaz' (Parlophone)
49 Zoot Woman 'Living In A Magazine' (Parlophone)
50 Gorky's Zygotic Mynci 'How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart' (Mantra)

NME Singles Of 2001

1. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
2. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
3. The Strokes – The Modern Age Ep
4. Wndrew W.K. – Party Hard
5. The White Stripes – Hoel Yorba
6. Outkast – Msjackson
7. The Strokes – Hard To Explain
8. Starsailor – Good Souls
9. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
10. Mop – Cold As Ice
11. Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
12. Spritualized – Stop Your Crying
13. Squairpusher – My Red Hot Car
14. Super Furry Animals – Juxtaposed With You
15. Roots Manuva – Witness (One Hope)
16. Destiny’s Child – Survivor
17. Fischer-Spooner - Wmerge
18. New Order – Crystal
19. S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin’
20. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
21. Jay-Z – I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)
22. Girls On Top – We Don’t Give A Damn About Our Friends
23. Daft Punk – Digital Love
24. Muse – Plug In Baby
25. The Coral – Shadows Fall Ep
26. Jay-Z – Izzo (Hova)
27. Mogwai – My Father My King
28. The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
29. Ian Brown – Fear
30. The Streets – Has It Come To This
31. Radiohead – Pyramid Song
32. Roger Sanchez – Another Chance
33. Pulp – The Trees/Sunrise
34. Basement Jaxx – Romeo
35. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
36. The Moldy Peaches – Who’s Got The Crack?
37. Elbow – Powder Blue
38. Aaliyah – We Need A Resolution
39. Gonzales – Take Me To Broadway
40. Ash – Shining Light
41. DJ Pied Piper … - Do You Really Like It
42. The Charlatans – A Man Needs To Be Told
43. So Solid Crew – 21 Seconds
44. Turin Breaks – Mind Over Money
45. PJ Harvey – This Is Love
46. Linkin Park – One Step Closer
47. Pharoahe Monch – Got You
48. Jennifer Lopez – Play
49. Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
50. Kinks Of Tomorrow Feat. Julie Mcknight – Finally

NME Singles Of The Week 2001

• Girls On Top - Being Scrubbed
• Elbow - Any Day Now EP
• The Strokes - The Modern Age EP
• Marilyn Manson - The Fight Song
• Starsailor - Fever
• Ladytron - The Way That I Found You
• Outkast - Ms Jackson
• Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass
• Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
• Beenie Man (Feat. Mya) - Girls Dem Sugar
• Nick Cave - As I Sat Sadly By Her Side
• Daft Punk - Aerodynamic
• Modjo - Chillin'
• Stephen Malkumus - Discretion Grove
• The Moldy Preachers - Who's Got The Crack?/Nyc's Like A Graveyard
• Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
• Nebula - Do It Now
• Damon Vs Heartbreaker - You Are My High
• Mower - Na
• Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car
• Kid Galahad - Stealin' Beats EP
• Andrew Wk - Party Till You Puke
• Sticky Featuring Ms Dynamite - Booo!
• Techno Animal - Dead Mans Curse
• The Strokes - Hard To Explain
• Baxter Dury - Oscar Brown EP
• Super Furry Animals - Juxtapozed With You
• Bogdan Raczynski - Muzyka Dia Imigrantow
• Are Weapons - Street Gang
• Turin Breaks - Mind Over Money
• So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds
• A Camp - I Can Buy You
• Girls On Top - Warm Bitch/We Don't Give A Damn About Our Friends
• Spiritualized - Stop Your Crying
• Manic Street Preachers - Let Robeson Sing
• Thunderpuss Feat. Jocelyn Enriquez - So Fabulous S Fierce
• Parsley Sound - Ease Yourself & Glide
• P Diddy & The Bad Boy Family - Bad Boy For Life
• The Streets - Has It Come To This
• Shimon & Andy C - Bodyrock
• J Xaverre - Bingo Wings EP
• Kelis - Young, Fresh N' New
• Slipknot - Left Behind
• The Vines - Factory
• The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
• Gonzales - Take Me To Broadway
• Spritualized - Out Of Sight
• Gold Chains - Gold Chains
• Squarepusher - Squarepusher
• Aspects - My Genre

NME Pop Poll 2001

Album

The Strokes - Is This It
Amnesiac – Radiohead
Origin Of Symmetry – Muse
Wonderland - The Charlatans
Iowa - Slipknot

Single

Ash - Burn Baby Burn
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Strokes - Hard To Explain
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Band Of The Year

The Strokes
Radiohead
U2
The White Stripes
The Charlatans

Best New Act

The Strokes
Linkin Park
Gorillaz
Starsailor
The White Stripes

Best Solo Act

Ian Brown
PJ Harvey
Kylie Minogue
Ryan Adams
Andrew Wk

Best Dance Act

Basement Jaxx
Daft Punk
Fatboy Slim
Aphex Twin
The Avalaunches

Best Live Act

U2
Ash
Radiohead
Muse
Linkin Park