Wilson and Alroy's Record Reviews We listen to the lousy records so you won't have to.

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Here are the record reviews we wrote in 2001. For earlier reviews, see our 2000 features page.


Alroy's Latest Rant - Sophomore Slump
New feature - Christmas Albums
New page - The Jam
Stanley Clarke, School Days
Stanley Clarke, Hideaway
Dinosaur Jr., Green Mind
Jermaine Dupri Presents The Twelve Soulful Nights Of Christmas
John Entwistle, Smash Your Head Against The Wall
Herbie Hancock, Future2Future
Jackson 5, Christmas Album
Joe Jackson, Big World
Elton John, NYC, 28 November 2001 (concert)
Gladys Knight & The Pips, That Special Time Of Year
Orquesta De La Luz, ¡Feliz Christmas!
The Pentangle, Sweet Child
Rickie Lee Jones, Live At Red Rocks
Todd Rundgren, With A Twist...
Sesame Street 2
Avery Sharpe, Extended Family III: Family Values
The Temptations, Christmas Card
Richard & Linda Thompson, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Wu-Tang Clan, Iron Flag


Wilson's Latest Rant - Talkin' 'Bout Freedom
New page - Vico C
New page - Lisa M
The Band, Northern Lights - Southern Cross
Joe Cocker, Live In L.A.
Crosby & Nash, Whistling Down The Wire
Fransheska, Menéalo
Fransheska, Dulce Material
Victor Jara, Volume 2: El Derecho De Vivir En Paz
KC And The Sunshine Band
Prince, The Rainbow Children
Santi Y Sus Duendes, No Inventes, Papito, No Inventes


New page - Deep Purple
New page - The Salsoul Orchestra
A Very Special Christmas Live
The Church, Of Skins And Heart
Disco Spectacular Inspired By The Film "Hair"
Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting And Other Great Love Songs
Gloria Gaynor, Love Tracks
France Joli
France Joli, Tonight
Krayzie Bone, Thug On Da Line
Jeff Lorber Fusion, Galaxian
Cheryl Lynn, In Love
Paul McCartney, Flaming Pie
Musique, Keep On Jumpin'
Chick Corea And Return To Forever, Light As A Feather
Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea, No Mystery
The Ritchie Family, Brazil
The Ritchie Family, Bad Reputation
Saturday Night Fever
702, No Doubt
Bubba Sparxxx, Dark Days, Bright Nights


New page - Little Richard
New page - Joe Walsh and the James Gang
Tori Amos, Strange Little Girls
Mary J. Blige, No More Drama
Brainstorm, Funky Entertainment
Mariah Carey, Glitter
Da Brat, Unrestricted
Joe Jackson, Body And Soul
La The Darkman, Heist Of The Century
Nicole, Make It Hot
Psycho Delicate, Love Songs For The Dysfunctional
Jonathan Richman, I, Jonathan
RZA as Bobby Digital, Digital Bullet
The S.O.S. Band, S.O.S.


New page - Aaliyah
New page - Ginuwine
New page - the Posies
The Commodores, Machine Gun
Gloria Gaynor, Never Can Say Goodbye
The Hollies, In The Hollies Style
Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!
Kool Moe Dee, Knowledge Is King
L-Burna a.k.a. Layzie Bone, Thug By Nature
The Posies, West Hollywood, 9 July 2001 (concert)
Romeo Must Die Soundtrack
The Smithereens, Green Thoughts
Songwriters (feature)
Sticky Fingaz, [Black Trash] The Autobiography Of Kirk Jones
Olga Tañón, Yo Por Tí
Linda Thompson, Dreams Fly Away
Young MC, Ain't Goin' Out Like That


Wilson's Latest Rant - Twenty-Some Years Of Hip-Hop, And All I Got Were These Two Masterpieces
New page - Sepultura
Various Artists, A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
John Brodeur, Tiger Pop
Jeff Buckley, Grace
The Gap Band, Love At Your Fingatips
Hüsker Dü, Candy Apple Grey
KRS-One, The Sneak Attack
Alicia Keys, Songs In A Minor
The Loading Zone
Pushcart, Apartment D
Remedy, The Genuine Article
Run-D.M.C., Crown Royal
Todd Rundgren, The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
St. Lunatics, Free City
Matthew Sweet, 100% Fun
Wire, Manscape
Bill Withers, Just As I Am


New page - The Commodores
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Jorge Ben, Benjor
Maria Bethânia, Memória Da Pele
Bizzy Bone, The Gift
Cappadonna, The Yin And The Yang
Meg Christian, Face The Music
The Dells, Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation
Djavan, Seduzir
Gilberto Gil, Soy Loco Por Tí America
Gov't Mule, Life Before Insanity
Menace, Doghouse
Mtume, Juicy Fruit
Mtume, You, Me And He
Rose Royce, In Full Bloom
Rose Royce, Golden Touch
Jane Siberry, The Walking
Jane Siberry, When I Was A Boy
Jill Sobule
Richard Thompson, Across A Crowded Room


Wilson's Latest Rant - Samples Don't Cheat The Public, Samplers Do
New page - Chuck Berry
New page - Booker T. & The MG's
Adrian Belew, Salad Days
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Miss E... So Addictive
Generation X, Live At The Paris Theatre
Klimax, Mira Si Te Gusta
Little Feat, Down On The Farm
Nico, Desert Shore
Paulito F.G., Con La Conciencia Tranquila
The Posies, Success
Maggie & Terre Roche, Seductive Reasoning


New page - Carlinhos Brown/Timbalada
New page - The O'Jays
New page - The Shangri-Las
Beatlemania: Records influenced by the Beatles (feature)
A Taste Of Honey
Chicago, III
Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe, Miles (book)
Béla Fleck, Los Angeles, 6 April 2001 (concert)
Robert Fripp & The League Of Crafty Guitarists, Show Of Hands
The Go-Go's, Beauty And The Beat
PJ Harvey, 4-Track Demos
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Queen Elvis
Lakeside, Your Wish Is My Command
Richard Lloyd, Field Of Fire
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Wake Up Everybody
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Freaky Styley
The Spinners, Mighty Love
Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Zero Time
Robin Trower, Bridge Of Sighs


New page - Kool & The Gang
New page - Olga Tañón
Chuck Eddy, The Accidental Evolution Of Rock 'N' Roll (book)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, The Message
Conrad Herwig, The Latin Side Of John Coltrane
High Inergy, Turnin' On
Quincy Jones, Body Heat
Cheryl Lynn
The Main Ingredient, Afrodisiac
The Meeting
Mos Def, Black On Both Sides
Kalyan Pathak & Jayho Jazzmata, The Shape Of Ragazz To Come
Liz Phair, Exile In Guyville
Radiohead, Kid A
The Stylistics


New feature - Message Board!
New feature - Producers
New feature - Toward A Technical Analysis Of Song Lyrics
New page - Buckethead and Praxis
New page - Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker
New page - Free and Bad Company
New page - The Gap Band
New page - Procol Harum and Robin Trower
The Beach Boys, Endless Harmony Soundtrack
Black Box, Dreamland
Boukman Eksperyans, Kalfou Danjere
Buffalo Tom, Birdbrain
Ani DiFranco, To The Teeth
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
Peter Gabriel (1978)
King Crimson, VROOOM
Marisa Monte, Memories, Chronicles, And Declarations Of Love
Oasis, (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
The Showgoats, Catfish Saturday
T. Rex, Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow
Tabou Combo Superstars, Aux Antilles
Tabou Combo, Zap-Zap
3d, World Beat Dance


New feature - Year In Review: 2000
Wilson's latest rant - The Inevitable Napster Weigh-In
Alroy's latest counter-rant - The Inevitable Napster? Way Out, Dude
New page - Material Issue
Rubén Blades, Tiempos
Tracy Chapman, Telling Stories
Leonard Cohen, New Skin For The Old Ceremony
Willie Colón, Asalto Navideño
Fairport Convention, Liege And Lief
Da Brat, Funkdafied
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai Soundtrack
Elton John's The Road To El Dorado
Rickie Lee Jones, It's Like This
Page & Plant, No Quarter
Page & Plant, Walking Into Clarksdale
Pyramids Of Giza, C.L. And D. Boogie - Ryan Stiles
Jonathan Richman, I'm So Confused
Jill Scott, Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1
Wayne Shorter, High Life
Spirit Of '73: Rock For Choice
Chris Stamey & Kirk Ross, The Robust Beauty Of Improper Linear Models In Decision Making
Angie Stone, Black Diamond
Talking Heads, Speaking In Tongues
Dwayne Wiggins, Eyes Never Lie

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