2001 was an interesting year.
It was the year the Time Warner and America Online merged.
It was the year that Wikipedia launched.
It was the year that George W. Bush became the President of the United States.
It was the year that on that tragic day in September, thousands were killed at the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attacks.
A few days ago, I did a post on the Top 8 Albums of 1991 so today I was thinking why not do a Top Albums post for 2001 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of that year.
So here they are, the top 4 albums of 2001, in chronological order by release date:
From Here to Infirmary
Released in April by Alkaline Trio on Vagrant Records.
Produced by Matt Allison and Alkaline Trio.
Personally, I think this is one of their weaker albums but it made this list primarily due to the inclusion of the song “Private Eye.”
This is also the last album that former Smoking Popes drummer Mike Felumlee played on with them.
Released in May by Weezer on Geffen Records.
It was produced by Cars vocalist Ric Ocasek.
This is the album also known as the Green album due to the color of its cover.
This album reached #4 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over a million copies in the United States.
It was listed as #9 in Spin magazine’s Best Albums of 2001.
Highlights on this album include “Don’t Let Go” “Simple Pages” and “Photograph” but quite honestly the entire album is great.
Released in September by P.O.D. on Atlantic Records.
Produced by Howard Benson and P.O.D.
This album was actually released on September 11 and debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200. It did not go any higher than that on the Billboard chart but did reach #1 on the Christian Albums chart.
It won several MTV Video Music Awards such as Best Video, Best Group Video, and Viewers Choice.
Usually I don’t like this type of music, that is, the whole nu-metal thing but something about these guys I liked. Maybe it was their outlook on the world (due to the fact that they are a “Christian” band), I dunno. Highlights on this album were “Alive” “Youth of the Nation” and “Satellite.”