Tag: 2001

Beulah – The Coast Is Never Clear

Beulah – The Coast Is Never Clear       MacKenzie Wilson: ‘After the dazzling reception of 1999’s When Your Heartstrings Break, Beulah wasn’t concerned with following things up with something fashionable. The bandmembers were near masters of crafting the perfect pop song — for themselves — and quite comfortable with the process. The Coast […]

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New Order – Get Ready

New Order – Get Ready      John Bush: ‘…. Though there are several allowances for the electronic-dance form New Order helped develop, Get Ready is a very straight-ahead album, their first work in 15 years that’s focused on songwriting and performance rather than grafted dance techniques. .. Listeners familiar with the blueprint of early […]

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Noir Désir – Des visages des figures

      Sergey Mesenov: ‘Des Visages des Figures, the sixth studio album by French bad-boy guitar band Noir Désir, turned out to be their last. It was released in 2001 and featured a considerably quieter and more stripped-down version of Noir Désir’s brand of fiery and angular guitar rock. The album went to number […]

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Paul Weller – Days of Speed

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘Despite the unplugged boon of the ’90s, Paul Weller steadfastly refused to succumb to the acoustic trend until the decade rolled over into the new millennium, and he did a solo tour shortly after the release of his fifth solo album, Heliocentric. This actually turns out to be a […]

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The Strokes – Is This It

The Strokes – Is This It Robert Burrow: ‘With all the media hype that dogged the Strokes before the release of their debut album, it’s rather apt that they chose the title Is This It. On the strength of just five songs released on two singles, the Strokes were being hailed as everything from the […]

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Bonobo – Animal Magic

Bonobo – Animal Magic Dean Carlson:  ‘ At first repulsive and overbrewed, Bonobo – Animal Magic slowly takes shape as a solid debut of narcoleptic down tempo. Which isn’t too surprising: Bonobo’s Simon Green is known for making friends with intelligent electronic adventurers Mr. Scruff and Amon Tobin, and choosing a moniker after a species […]

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Muse – Origin of Symmetry

Muse – Origin of Symmetry Origin of Symmetry is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Muse, released on 17 July 2001 by Taste Records. The album was a critical and commercial success in the UK, it peaked at number 3 in the UK Albums Chart[4] and was certified platinum. The title and […]

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Tim Hecker – Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again

Tim Hecker – Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again AMG Review: On Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It Again, Tim Hecker downshifts from his minimal techno alias, Jetone, to create rich, textured ambient music of the highest order. Despite the infusion of glitch elements like static and electronic interference, Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It […]

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Hotel Costes vol 4

Hotel Costes vol 4 Hotel Costes vol 4: Quatre is a downtempo/lounge album compiled and mixed by Stéphane Pompougnac, resident DJ of the Parisian cafe/restaurant Hôtel Costes. AMG Review: The Hotel Costes series continues to compile darkly attractive lounge music for listeners with an ear open to the sounds of percussive drum’n’bass. Many of Stéphane Pompougnac’s […]

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Thom Brennan – Mist

Thom Brennan – Mist AMG Review: In 2001 Thom Brennan began re-releasing a lot of his earlier works. There was one recording that set all of this in motion, and that was the release of his excellently gifted work Thom Brennan – Mist. Thom Brennan’s Mist is not only one of his finest offerings, but […]

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Mostly Autumn – Music Inspired By Th Lord Of The Rings

Mostly Autumn – Music Inspired By Th Lord Of The Rings Music Inspired by the Lord of the Rings is the fourth studio album by Mostly Autumn. The music is not inspired by the book by Tolkien, but was made because the first movie of the filmcycle The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was […]

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Pinback – Blue Screen Life

Pinback – Blue Screen Life AMG Review: On the band’s second album, Pinback – Blue Screen Life, Pinback redefines its classic emo sound into something lush and personal. Quirky pop harmonies swirl into indie rock bliss and sweeping acoustics explore the bandmembers’ grand air as they make a sound for themselves. Songs such as “Boo” […]

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Pink Floyd – Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd – Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd “Pink Floyd – Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd” is a compilation album by Pink Floyd. It was released by EMI Records in the United Kingdom on 5 November 2001 and the following day in the United States through Capitol Records. It debuted at number 2 […]

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Hope Sandoval – Bavarian Fruit Bread

Hope Sandoval – Bavarian Fruit Bread   Hope Sandoval – Bavarian Fruit Bread is the debut album from Hope Sandoval, former vocalist of Mazzy Star, and Colm Ó Cíosóig, former drummer of My Bloody Valentine, released under the name Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions on October 23, 2001 by Sanctuary Records in the United […]

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Enigma – Remember the Future

Enigma – Remember the Future Enigma is an electronic musical project founded in Germany by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. The Romanian-born Cretu conceived the Enigma project while working in Germany, but based his recording studio A.R.T. Studios in Ibiza, Spain, from the early 1990s until May 2009, where he has […]

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Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales

Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales MacKenzie Wilson: ‘Jack Johnson, the multi-talented American guy who likes to surf and play music, makes an honest impression on his debut album, Brushfire Fairytales. He’s not focused on any genre in particular, but stays close to acoustic simplicities. Ben Harper’s producer, J.P. Plunier, lends a hand and perfects Jack […]

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Gorillaz – Gorillaz

Gorillaz – Gorillaz AMG review: It’s tempting to judge Gorillaz — Damon Albarn, Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett, and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura’s virtual band — just by their brilliantly animated videos and write the project off as another triumph of style over substance. Admittedly, Hewlett’s edgy-cute characterizations of 2-D, Gorillaz’ pretty boy singer (who looks […]

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Yann Tiersen – Amélie Poulain

Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (OST) by Yann Tiersen       Heather Phares: ‘The soundtrack to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s charming, slightly surreal romantic comedy Amélie features music by Yann Tiersen. Just as the film presents an idyllic, idealized version of Paris, Tiersen’s score captures the most romantic aspects of French music, complete with fluttering accordions, […]

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System of a Down – Toxicity

      System of a Down – Toxicity is the second album by Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down. Produced by Rick Rubin, Toxicity was released on September 4, 2001 by American Recordings, debuting at number 1 on both the United States, with 220,000 copies, and number 1 on the Canadian charts. […]

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