2001 music wrap-up.
© 2001, 2007 Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>
In 2002, I began doing my year-end music wrap-ups. However, while I was preparing the 2007 edition, I stumbled across this old email message I sent to a mailing list on the last day of 2001. Hey, look, it's my 2001 music wrap-up! I forgot I had even written this. So, for posterity, I am posting it here as well.
|Date:||Mon, 31 Dec 2001 16:52:41 -0700|
|From:||Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: End of 2001|
I don't seem to have bought a lot of music this year, which is a sad thing. I have a bunch of dj mixes, some of which have good stuff on them, but I either don't remember or never knew who did the actual damned music. I did a little searching through my MP3 collection and here are the albums I got this year that I actually gave a shit about:
Brassy - "Got It Made" (2000)
This is without a doubt my favorite album that I heard this year. Buy it now. (Convenient that it's also alphabetically first in this list, isn't it?) It's kinda like a funkier Elastica with a hip-hop level of egotism. It's awesome.
Cubanate - "Cyberia" (1998)
Not new, but I just got it. I want more like this.
Cibo Matto - "Stereo Type A" (1999)
There are a few awful loungey tracks on this, but a bunch of good stuff too. Overall, I'd say "Viva! La Woman" is better.
Curve - "Gift" (2001)
Curve can do no wrong. Though I have to say, while this is a good album, "Come Clean" was better.
Meg Lee Chin - "Piece and Love" (1999)
This is awesome. I don't understand how I went so long without hearing this.
Foetus - "Flow" (2001)
Ok, it's pretty much run-of-the-mill Foetus, but it's Foetus, and Foetus can still kick your ass.
Implant Code - "Biodigit" (1993)
Don't talk to me about your revisionist EBM synthpop bullshit! I gotcher EBM right here.
Gary Numan - "Pure" (2000)
Exile was so good, he had to make it again. That's ok with me.
Recoil - "Liquid" (2000)
I've never been able to describe Recoil, but this one is as good as the others.
The Conet Project - "Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations" (4 disc set)
I think this is the only "industrial" album I bought this year, and it's Hard Fucking Core, man. It's awesome.