December 29, 2001

2001: A Musical Odyssey

It's that time of year, when music critics of the world unite to compile their Top 5, 10, 50 etc. albums of the last 365 days. See if your favorite albums of 2001 made NME's Top 50 Albums list at NME.com...or discover some new tunes before it's 2002!

My Personal Top 8 Albums of 2001

  • 1. The Strokes 'Is This It?' (RCA/Rough Trade)
  • 2. New Order 'Get Ready' (Reprise)
  • 3. Kings of Convenience 'Quiet is the New Loud' (Source)
  • 4. Radiohead 'Amnesiac' (Capitol)
  • 5. The Pattern 'Immediately' (Lookout!)
  • 6. Stereolab 'Sound Dust' (Elektra)
  • 7. The Avalanches 'Since I Left You' (XL)
  • 8. The Hives 'Your New Favourite Band' (Poptones, UK)

December 18, 2001

Breeders on tour in 2002

Go see the Deal that put the pix in The Pixies. Coming to a concert hall near you.

  • Jan 28 Albuquerque, Launch Pad, NM
  • Jan 30 Austin, Emo's, TX
  • Jan 31 Dallas, Tree's, TX
  • Feb 1 Houston, Engine Room, TX
  • Feb 2 New Orleans, Shim Sham Club, LA
  • Feb 4 Atlanta, Echo Lounge, GA
  • Feb 6 Chapel Hill, Cat's Cradle, NC
  • Feb 7 Baltimore, Otto Bar, MD
  • Feb 8 Philadelphia, North Star, PA
  • Feb 9 New York, Bowery Ballroom, NY
  • Feb 11 New York, Bowery Ballroom, NY
  • Feb 12 Boston, Middle East, MA
  • Feb 14 Columbus, Little Brothers, OH
  • Feb 15 Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom, OH
  • Feb 16 Detroit, Magic Stick, MI
  • Feb 18 Chicago, The Abbey, IL
  • Feb 20 Minneapolis, 400 Bar, MN
  • Feb 22 Denver, Bluebird Theater, CO
  • Feb 23 Ft. Collins, Starlight, CO
  • Feb 27 San Diego, Casbah, CA
  • Feb 28 Anaheim, House of Blues, CA

December 11, 2001

He's the DJ and she's the rabbit

The Moldy Peaches are an odd bunch aren't they? Are they post-folk ironic ? Post rap? Post cereal? Either way Kimya Dawson and Adam Green have a unique take on modern life. Download Who's got the crack? and other goodies here.