The Best Rock Albums of 2000

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Best of Rock 2000

    8/10
  1. Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared (Thirsty Ear)
  2. Dirty 3: Whatever You Love You Are (Touch & Go)
  3. Roy Montgomery: The Allegory of Hearing (Drunken Fish)
  4. Acid Mothers Temple: La Novia (Eclipse)
    7.5/10
  5. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (Columbia)
  6. Animal Collective: Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished (Animal)
    7/10
  7. Bohren & der Club of Gore: Sunset Mission (Wonder)
  8. Pinetop Seven: Bringing Home The Last Great Strike (Truckstop)
  9. Shalabi Effect: Shalabi Effect (Alien 8)
  10. Comets On Fire: Comets on Fire (COF)
  11. Demolition Squad: Hit It (Psychotropic)
  12. Morphine: The Night (Dreamworks)
  13. Blectum From Blechdom: The Messy Jesse Fiesta (Deluxe)
  14. Steffen Basho-Junghans: Song of the Earth (Sublingual)
  15. Storm & Stress: Under Thunder And Fluorescent Light (Touch & Go)
  16. Annette Peacock: An Acrobat's Heart (ECM)
  17. For Carnation (Touch & Go)
  18. Alastair Galbraith: Cry (Emperor Jones)
  19. Mojave 3: Excuses For Travellers (4AD)
  20. Aesop Rock: Float (Mush)
  21. David Grubbs: The Spectrum Between (Drag City)
  22. Milk Cult: Project M-13 (0 To 1)
  23. Black Heart Procession: 3 (Touch & Go)
  24. Sin Ropas: Three Cherries (Perishable)
  25. Fontanelle: Fontanelle (Kranky)
  26. Pan American: 360 Business 360 Bypass (Kranky)
  27. Avalanches: Since I Left You (Modular)
  28. Maquiladora: White Sands (Lotushouse)
  29. Calexico: Hot Rail (Quarterstick)
  30. Susumu Yokota: Sakura (Skintone)
  31. Radian: TG11 (Rhiz)
  32. Delgados: The Great Eastern (Chemikal Underground)
  33. L'Altra: Music Of A Sinking Occasion (Aesthetics)
  34. Arab On Radar: Soak The Saddle (Skin Graft)
  35. The Danubians (Cuneiform)
  36. Bent Leg Fatima (File 13)
  37. Clinic: Internal Wrangler (Domino)
  38. Shivaree: I Oughtta Give You A Shot In The Head For Making Me Live In This Dump (Capitol)
  39. Arto Lindsay: Prize (Righteous Babe)
  40. Isis: Celestial (Escape Artist)
  41. Kid 606: Down With The Scene (Ipecac)
  42. P'taah: Compressed Light (Ubiquity)
  43. Electric Wizard: Dopethrone (MUsic Cartel)
  44. Doves: Lost Souls (Heavenly)
  45. Mum: Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is Ok (Thule)
  46. Shipping News: Very Soon And In Pleasant Company (Quarterstick)
  47. Lou Reed: Ecstasy (Reprise)
  48. Sunn O))): Zero Zero Void (Rise Above)
  49. Otomo Yoshihide: Anode (Tzadik)
  50. Songs:Ohia: Ghost Tropic (Secrety Canadian)
  51. Mermen: The Amazing California Health And Happiness Road Show (Source)
  52. Jackie-O Motherfucker: Magick Fire Music (Ecstatic Peace)
  53. Cursive: Domestica (Saddle Creek)
  54. A Silver Mt Zion: He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms (Constellation)
  55. Datach'i: We Are Always Well Thank You (Caipirinha)
  56. Joan Of Arc: The Gap (Jade Tree)
  57. Aloha: That's Your Fire (Polyvinyl)
  58. Joseph Arthur: Come To Where I'm From (Virgin)
  59. Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious (Burning Heart)
  60. Tin Hat Trio: Helium (Angel)
  61. Ulan Bator: Ego Echo (Young God)
  62. Discordance Axis: The Inalienable Dreamless (Hydra Head)
  63. Bright Eyes: Fevers And Mirrors (Saddle Creek)
  64. Dysrhythmia: Contradiction (Self-released)
  65. Deftones: White Pony (Maverick)
  66. Liquid Mind: Unity (Chuck Wild)
  67. Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues (Artemis)
  68. Soulfly: Primitive (Roadrunner)
  69. Damien Jurado: Ghost Of David (Subpop)
  70. Ora: Amalgam (Edition)
  71. Rollerball: Bathing Music (Road Cone)
  72. Blackalicious: Nia (Mo'Wax)
  73. Ashera: Colour Glow (Cdaw)
  74. Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl (Elektra)
  75. Max Tundra: Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be (Domino)

Playlist
  1. Clinic: Return of Evil Bill
  2. Mojave 3: In Love With A View
  3. Pinetop Seven: And The Dog Longed To Be A Horse
  4. Comets On Fire: The Way Down
  5. Emmylou Harris: Bang the Drum Slowly
  6. Clinic: Second Foot Stomp
  7. Tom Waits: Starving In The Belly Of A Whale
  8. Mandible Chatter: The Dust Blows Back
  9. 6ths: Just Like A Movie Star
  10. Modest Mouse: The Stars Are Projectors
  11. 6ths: You You You You You
  12. Looper: Money Hair
  13. Willard Grant Conspiracy: Christmas In Nevada
  14. Smog: Dress Sexy At My Funeral
  15. Blonde Redhead: This Is Not
  16. Cash Audio: Who Killed The Blues
  17. 6ths: The Dead Only Quickly Decay
  18. Venetian Snares: Fire Is The Devil
  19. Volapuk: Valse Chinoise
  20. Hannah Marcus: Darling How Are You
  21. Minus 5: Lies Of The Living Dead
  22. Mojave 3: Got My Sunshine
  23. Queens Of The Stone Age: Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
  24. Radiohead: The National Anthem
  25. Murder City Devils: I'll Come Running
  26. Clinic: The Second Line
  27. Vue Vue: Girl
  28. Gluecifer: Get The Horn
  29. Lambchop: The Petrified Florist
  30. Bright Eyes: The Calender Hung Itself
  31. Sin Ropas: Redtooth
  32. Boss Hog: Itchy & Scratchy
  33. Datach'i: Uma is Dead
  34. Add N To (X): Plug Me In
  35. Eat Static: Mondo A Go-Go
  36. Calexico: Ballad Of Cable Hogue
  37. Minus 5: The Little Black Egg
  38. Damon & Naomi: The New World
  39. Black Heart Procession: Waterfront
  40. Everclear: Learning How To Smile
  41. Amon Tobin: Chocolate Lovely
  42. Converge: Homewrecker
  43. David Thomas: Clouds Of You
  44. Rollerball: DJ Tecate
  45. Lambchop: The Butcher Boy
  46. Panamerican: Code
  47. Bright Eyes: Something Vague
  48. Add N To (X): Brothel Charge
  49. Cursive: Shallow Means Deep Ends
  50. Willard Grant Conspiracy: Christmas In Nevada
  51. Sixteen Horsepower: Clogger
  52. Skull Control: Mater Dolores
  53. Zeke: Let's Get Drugs
  54. Marilyn Manson: The Fight Song
  55. New Pornographers: The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism
  56. Lenny Kravitz: Again
  57. Goldfrapp: Lovely Head
  58. Joseph Arthur: Exhausted
  59. Marilyn Manson: The Death Song
  60. Max Tundra: Ink Me
Extended tracks
  1. Acid Mothers Temple: La Novia
  2. Steve Roach: Cave Dwellers
  3. Dirty 3: I Offered It Up To The Stars
  4. Otomo Yoshihide: Anode
  5. MIMEO: Electric Table
  6. Nobukazu Takemura: Souvenir In Chicago
  7. Cheer-Accident: Trading Balloons
  8. Storm & Stress: Meet Me In The Place...
  9. Species Being: Track 4
  10. Acid Mothers Temple: Acid Heart Mother
  11. A Silver Mt Zion: Lonely As The Sound of Lying On The Ground
  12. Mojave 3: My Life In Art
  13. Six Organs of Admittance: Journey Through Sankuan Pass
  14. Tarentel: Searching for Things
  15. Steven Smith: Tableland
  16. Gravitar: Rocket To Dearborn
  17. For Carnation: Tales
  18. Takemura: Souvenir In Chicago
  19. Angel In Heavy Syrup: Voyage
  20. Joan Of Arc: Your Impersonation
  21. Maquiladora: Bueno Mis Amigos
  22. Arovane: The Storm
  23. Laika: Widows' Weed
  24. A Silver Mt Zion: Blown-Out Joy
  25. Animal Collective: Alvin Row
  26. Michael Hall: I Wish I Was A Mole
  27. Primal Scream: Swastika Eyes
  28. Sun City Girls: Rotation Flotation
  29. Troum: Mirrored In You (Dedicated To Martyn Bates)Caspar Brotzmann: Indians
  30. Nile: The Dream Of Ur
  31. Dysrhythmia: Earthquake
  32. Grandaddy: He's Simple
  33. Electric Wizard: Weird Tales
  34. Circle: Stimulance
  35. Vladislav Delay: Huone
  36. MIMEO: Electric Table
  37. Early Day Miners: In These Hills
  38. Gas: Pop 7

Other critics

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Music Emission's best of 2000
Rock And Rap Confidential
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UBL

Best of Jazz 2000

    8/10
  1. Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared
    7.5/10
  2. Marty Ehrlich: Malinke's Dance
    7/10
  3. Guillermo Gregorio: Faktura
  4. Joe Maneri: Going To Church
  5. Myra Melford: Dance Beyond the Color
  6. Andrew Hill: Dusk
  7. Dave Douglas: El Trilogy
  8. Nels Cline: Destroy All Nels Cline
  9. Splattercell: OAH
  10. New Orchestra: Inscape
  11. Steve Turre: In The Spur of the Moment
  12. Joshua Redman: Passage of Time
  13. David Murray: Octect Plays
  14. Bill Frisell: Ghost Town
  15. 33.3: Plays Music
  16. George Lewis: Endless Shout
  17. William Parker: Painter's Spring
  18. Bill Dixon: Papyrus
  19. David Berkman: Communication Theory
  20. Greg Osby: The Invisible Hand
  21. Bobo Stenson: Trio Serenity
  22. Acoustic Alchemy: The Beautiful Game
  23. Leo Smith: Golden Quartet
  24. Clark Terry: One on One
  25. Sonny Rollins: This Is What I Do
  26. Joe Lovano: 52nd Street

Best-sellers
  1. N Sync: No Strings Attached (10 millions)
  2. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (8 millions)
  3. Britney Spears: Oops (8 millions)
  4. Creed: Human Clay (6.5 millions)
  5. Santana: Supernatural (6 millions)
  6. Nelly: Country Grammar (5 millions)
  7. Beatles: 1 (5 millions)
  8. Backstreet Boys: Black & Blue (4 millions)


By genre:

Songwriters
  1. Peter Searcy: Could You Please And Thank You (Time Bomb)
  2. Shivaree: I Oughtta Give You A Shot In The Head For Making Me Live In This Dump (Capitol)
  3. Annette Peacock: An Acrobat's Heart (ECM)
  4. Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of The Bewilderbeast (Twisted Nerve)
  5. Joseph Arthur: Come To Where I'm From (Virgin)
  6. Aimee Mann: Bachelor No 2 (Superego)

Post-rock
  1. Storm & Stress: Under Thunder And Fluorescent Light (Touch & Go)
  2. For Carnation (Touch & Go)
  3. David Grubbs: The Spectrum Between (Drag City)
  4. Black Heart Procession: 3 (Touch & Go)
  5. Fontanelle: Fontanelle (Kranky)
  6. Pan American: 360 Business 360 Bypass (Kranky)
  7. Shipping News: Very Soon And In Pleasant Company (Quarterstick)
Psychedelia
  1. Gravitar: You Must First Learn To Draw The Real (Monotremata)
  2. Delgados: The Great Eastern (Chemikal Underground)

Electronica
  1. Kid 606: Down With The Scene (Ipecac)
  2. Liquid Mind: Unity (Chuck Wild)
  3. Datach'i: We Are Always Well Thank You (Caipirinha)
  4. Vladislav Delay: Entain (Mille Plateaux)

Progressive
  1. Species Being: Orgone Therapy (Chaosophy)
  2. The Danubians (Cuneiform)

Punk/hardcore
  1. Hot Snakes: Automatic Midnight (Swam)
  2. Arab On Radar: Soak The Saddle (Skin Graft)

Dance
  1. Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared (Thirsty Ear)
Heavy rock
  1. Electric Wizard: Dopethrone

Instrumental
  1. Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared (Thirsty Ear)
  2. Roy Montgomery: The Allegory of Hearing (Drunken Fish)
  3. Dirty 3: Whatever You Love You Are (Touch & Go)
  4. Spring Heel Jack: Treader (Tugboat, 1999 - Thirsty Ear)
  5. Milk Cult: Project M-13 (0 To 1)
  6. Fontanelle: Fontanelle (Kranky)
  7. Gravitar: You Must First Learn To Draw The Real (Monotremata)
  8. Mermen: The Amazing California Health And Happiness Road Show (Source)

By country:

Britain
  1. Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared (Thirsty Ear)
  2. Belle & Sebastian's Fold Your Hands Child (Jeepster)
  3. Goldfrapp: Felt Mountain (Mute)
  4. Broadcast: The Noise Made By People (Warp)
  5. Delgados: The Great Eastern (Chemikal Underground)
  6. Primal Scream: XTRMNTR (Astralwerks)
  7. Mojave 3: Excuses For Travellers (4AD)
  8. Doves: Lost Souls (Heavenly)

Germany
Japan
  1. Susumu Yokota: Sakura (Skintone)
  2. Angel In Heavy Syrup: IV (Monotremata)
  3. Boredoms: Vision Creation Newsun (Warner Bros)

Rest of Europe
  1. The Danubians (Cuneiform)
  2. Ulan Bator: Ego Echo (Young God)
  3. Mum: Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is Ok (Thule)
Australia
  1. Roy Montgomery: The Allegory of Hearing (Drunken Fish)
  2. Dirty 3: Whatever You Love You Are (Touch & Go)
  3. Alastair Galbraith: Cry (Emperor Jones)
  4. Bruce Russell: Maximalist Mantra Music (Crank Automotive)

Canada

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