2001’s Biggest Letdowns

Rating: NNNNNMICHAEL JACKSON INVINCIBLE Funniest album title of the year. THE STROKES IS THIS IT? Album title of the year. Stick.


Rating: NNNNN


MICHAEL JACKSON INVINCIBLE Funniest album title of the year.

THE STROKES IS THIS IT? Album title of the year. Stick with the EP.

RADIOHEAD AMNESIAC Outtakes and B-sides that should have been an EP,
not an album.

WHITE STRIPES WHITE BLOOD CELLS Don’t believe the hype.

TENACIOUS D So this is what a hit movie gets you — a record deal,
the Dust Brothers and the freedom to make a painfully unfunny comedy album.

THRUST The Chosen Are Few Long-awaited full-length from Toronto
hiphop giant falls flat.

WES BORLAND LEAVES LIMP BIZKIT Fred Durst promises to keep going.

RUN DMC CROWN ROYAL Not quite the comeback they were planning on.

PJ HARVEY STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA Polly Harvey’s
worst album to date is honoured with the Mercury Prize. Evidently, no one on
the jury owns a Patti Smith record.

MICK JAGGER GODDESS IN THE DOORWAY After racking up UK sales of 954
copies on the first day, Jagger seems well on his way to cracking four digits
by Christmas.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS ESSENCE Who knew Lucinda was such a Dr. Seuss fan?

P. DIDDY BAD BOY FOR LIFE Diddly.

PRINCE RAINBOW CHILDREN Apparently, the world wasn’t waiting for a
sequel to Godspell.

RYAN ADAMS Gold Lead, actually.

MARIAH CAREY GLITTER So Tommy Mattola gets the last laugh after all.

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