Best Rock Albums Of 2001

Best Rock Albums Of 2001

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Looking back at the year 2001 can be tough for a lot of people because of what happened on the eleventh day of September with the terrorist attacks on the United States. The world changed that year. The music world would begin to respond to the attacks a few months later in the year 2002. It was too early in 2001 to respond as the nation was in deep shock and mourning.

In the rock and roll world, 2001 saw the release of the debut album by John Mayer as well as the major label debuts by Andrew W.K. Ben Folds, Puddle of Mudd, Michelle Branch, and Hoobastank.  Perhaps, what many older fans will take from the year 2001 was the release of Elton John’s Songs From The West Coast which was clearly the best album he had recorded in twenty years.

# 50 – Origin of Symmetry – Muse

Origin of Symmetry - Muse

# 49 – Strange Little GirlsTori Amos

Strange Little Girls - Tori Amos

# 48 –  The Argument – Fugazi

 The Argument - Fugazi

# 47 – Morning View – Incubus

Morning View - Incubus

# 46 – The Photo Album – Death Cab for Cutie

The Photo Album - Death Cab for Cutie

# 45 – We Love Life – Pulp

We Love Life - Pulp

# 44 – Come Clean – Puddle of Mudd

Come Clean - Puddle of Mudd

# 43 – Underground NetworkAnti-Flag

Underground Network - Anti-Flag

# 42 – Sing Loud, Sing Proud!Dropkick Murphys

Sing Loud, Sing Proud! - Dropkick Murphys

# 41 – American Hi-FiAmerican Hi-Fi

American Hi-Fi - American Hi-Fi

# 40 – HumanRod Stewart

Human - Rod Stewart

# 39 –  HoobastankHoobastank

Hoobastank - Hoobastank

# 38 – Gorillaz – Gorillaz

Gorillaz - Gorillaz

# 37 – Mink Car – They Might Be Giants

Mink Car - They Might Be Giants

# 36 – Sounding the Seventh Trumpet Avenged Sevenfold

Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold

# 35 – Plan B – Huey Lewis and the News

Plan B - Huey Lewis and the News

# 34 – This Is Rock’n’Roll – The Quireboys

This Is Rock'n'Roll - The Quireboys

# 33 – Sinner – Drowning Pool

Sinner - Drowning Pool

# 32 – Pneumonia – Whiskeytown

Pneumonia - Whiskeytown

# 31 –God Bless The Go-Go’sThe Go-Go’s

God Bless The Go-Go's - The Go-Go's

# 30 – Trust No One – Dave Navarro

Trust No One - Dave Navarro

# 29 – Skin – Melissa Etheridge

Skin - Melissa Etheridge

# 28 – Rockin’ the SuburbsBen Folds

Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds

# 27 – The Spirit RoomMichelle Branch

The Spirit Room - Michelle Branch

# 26 – Dig – Boz Scaggs

Dig - Boz Scaggs

# 25 – Killing GroundSaxon

Killing Ground - Saxon

# 24 – Cuttin’ HeadsJohn Mellencamp

Cuttin' Heads - John Mellencamp

# 23 – I Get WetAndrew W.K.

I Get Wet - Andrew W.K.

# 22 – Phantom Moon – Duncan Sheik

Phantom Moon - Duncan Sheik

# 21 – The Sinister UrgeRob Zombie

The Sinister Urge - Rob Zombie

# 20 – White Blood Cells – The White Stripes

White Blood Cells - The White Stripes

# 19 – Everyday – Dave Matthews Band

Everyday - Dave Matthews Band

# 18 – Beyond Good and EvilThe Cult

Beyond Good and Evil - The Cult

# 17 – Shangri-La Dee DaStone Temple Pilots

Shangri-La Dee Da - Stone Temple Pilots

# 16 – Zoom – Electric Light Orchestra

Zoom - Electric Light Orchestra

# 15 – Lions – The Black Crowes

Lions - The Black Crowes

# 14 – Drops of JupiterTrain

Drops of Jupiter - Train

# 13 – Rock Steady – No Doubt

Rock Steady - No Doubt

# 12 -Just Push Play – Aerosmith

Just Push Play - Aerosmith

# 11 -Amnesiac – Radiohead

Amnesiac - Radiohead

# 10 – Is This It – The Strokes

Is This It - The Strokes

# 9 – Love and Theft – Bob Dylan

Love and Theft - Bob Dylan

# 8 – ReptileEric Clapton

Reptile - Eric Clapton

# 7 – Room For Squares – John Mayer

Room For Squares - John Mayer

# 6 – Lateralus – Tool

Lateralus - Tool

# 5 – Trouble in Shangri-La – Stevie Nicks

Trouble in Shangri-La - Stevie Nicks

# 4 –  Toxicity – System Of A Down

Toxicity - System Of A Down

# 3 – Driving RainPaul McCartney

Driving Rain - Paul McCartney

# 2 – Gold – Ryan Adams

Gold - Ryan Adams

# 1 – Songs from the West Coast – Elton John

Songs from the West Coast - Elton John

Updated April 30, 2023

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