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Dec. 21, 2001-
Jan. 3, 2002



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Critic's ballots:
Brett Anderson
Brent Burton
Richard Byrne
Jason Cherkis
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Sean Daly
Glenn Dixon
Neil Drumming
Mark Jenkins
Mike Kanin
Michael Little
John Murph
Christopher Porter
Leonard Roberge
Joel E. Siegel
Joe Warminsky
Pamela Murray Winters
Shannon Zimmerman

Arts in Review
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CPArts

[The CP Top 20 of 2001]

In November, the Washington City Paper asked its music writers to compile lists of their 10 favorite releases of the past year. Critics were required to divide a total of 100 points among their selections, awarding no more than 30 points—and no fewer than 1—to each. Any single, EP, album, or box set of old or new music released in any quantity anywhere in the world in 2001 was eligible. Three weeks, 1,800 points, and a 44-way tie for 21st later:

    1 The Argument
Fugazi
Dischord
65
pts
45
pts
The Blueprint
Jay-Z
Roc-A-Fella
2    
    3 Seasonally Affective: A Piano Magic Retrospective 1996-2000
Piano Magic
Rocket Girl
41
pts
40
pts
1st Born Second
Bilal
Interscope

White Blood Cells
The White Stripes
Sympathy for the Record Industry
4    
    5 Love and Theft
Bob Dylan
Columbia
32
pts
30
pts
The Cold Vein
Cannibal Ox
Def Jux

Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Malkmus
Matador

The Glow, Pt. 2
The Microphones
K
6    
    7 Cold House
Hood
Aesthetics
26
pts
25
pts
The Facts of Life
Black Box Recorder
Jetset

Change
The Dismemberment Plan
DeSoto

Rock Bottom
The Kiss Offs
Peek-A-Boo

Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
Prefuse 73
Warp

Rocket to Russia
Ramones
Rhino

It's a Wonderful Life
Sparklehorse
Capitol
8    
    9 Secret Box: The Chills' Rarities, 1980-2000
The Chills
Definitive
22
pts
21
pts
Vespertine
Björk
Elektra
10    
    11 Satellite Rides
Old 97's
Elektra

Owls
Owls
Jade Tree

Mahogany Soul
Angie Stone
J
20
pts
19
pts
Amnesiac
Radiohead
Capitol

Weezer
Weezer
Geffen
12    
    13 Poses
Rufus Wainwright
DreamWorks
18
pts
17
pts
Insignificance
Jim O'Rourke
Drag City

Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues
Charley Patton
Revenant

Prowler in the Yard
Pig Destroyer
Relapse
14    
    15 Party Music
The Coup
Tommy Boy/75 Ark
16
pts
15
pts
The Id
Macy Gray
Epic

Big Boi & Dre Present...
OutKast
Arista/La Face

The Rainbow Children
Prince
NPG

Experience: Jill Scott
Jill Scott
Epic

Blue Boy
Ron Sexsmith
spinART

Is This It
The Strokes
RCA

Come Play With Me
Cuong Vu
Knitting Factory

Time (The Revelator)
Gillian Welch
Acony

Essence
Lucinda Williams
Lost Highway
16    
    17 Vision Creation Newsun
Boredoms
Birdman

Magic Time: The Millennium/Ballroom Recordings
The Millennium
Sundazed

The Song Inside
Sloan Wainwright
Farkie
14
pts
13
pts
No More Drama
Mary J. Blige
MCA

Drum Hat Buddha
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Signature Sounds

Buddy & Julie Miller
Buddy & Julie Miller
HighTone

Action Packed: Best of the Capitol Years
Richard Thompson
Capitol

Last Man on Earth
Loudon Wainwright III
Red House
18    
    19 God Bless the Go-Go's
The Go-Go's
Beyond

Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Virgin

The Tyranny of Distance
Ted Leo/Pharmacists
Lookout!

Standards
Tortoise
Thrill Jockey
12
pts
11
pts
Gold
Ryan Adams
Lost Highway
20    

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