2001: Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Daft Punk

The turn of the century gave us a new group of musicians to love.

2001 marked the debuts of Alicia Keys, The Strokes, John Mayer, India.Arie and Jack Johnson. Key’s album Songs in A Minor won five Grammy Awards.

Indie rock had strong support with efforts from The Shins, Guided By Voices, The White Stripes, Radiohead and Spoon, while Daft Punk and the new Damon Albarn project Gorillaz held down the electronic end.

Janet Jackson had a major radio hit with “All for You” off of the album of the same name, a crossover single that broke airplay records and became the year’s biggest song.

2001 was full of other much-loved radio singles, like Pete Yorn’s “Strange Condition,” Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” and Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor.”

Was it the Greatest Year in Music? Let us know what you think in the comments below and across social media with #XPNGreatestYear.

Albums:
Room for Squares – John Mayer
Is This It – The Strokes
Brushfire Fairytales – Jack Johnson
Gold – Ryan Adams
Dither – moe.
You Had It Coming – Jeff Beck
Stephen Malkmus – Stephen Malkmus
Girls Can Tell – Spoon
Wasted Days – The Slackers
Everyday – Dave Matthews Band
Trouble in Shangri-La – Stevie Nicks
Discovery – Daft Punk
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Ease Down the Road – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most – Dashboard Confessional
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Acoustic Soul – India.Arie
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Musicforthemorningafter – Pete Yorn
Whole New You – Shawn Colvin
Azure Ray – Azure Ray
Things We Lost in the Fire – Low
Flowers – Echo & the Bunnymen
Know Your Enemy – Manic Street Preachers
Satellite Rides – Old 97’s
Songs in Red and Gray – Suzanne Vega
Echo Echo – Carbon Leaf
No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Swimming Hour – Andrew Bird
Isolation Drills – Guided by Voices
Revelling/Reckoning – Ani DiFranco
Free All Angels – Ash
All for You – Janet Jackson
Streethawk: A Seduction – Destroyer
Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
Exciter – Depeche Mode
Amnesiac – Radiohead
Miss E… So Addictive – Missy Elliott
Weezer – Weezer
Essence – Lucinda Williams
Songs in A Minor – Alicia Keys
Sugar Ray – Sugar Ray
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket – Blink-182
Oh, Inverted World – The Shins
The Tyranny of Distance – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
White Blood Cells – The White Stripes
Ancient Melodies of the Future – Built to Spill
1st Born Second – Bilal
Rings Around the World – Super Furry Animals
Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever – Explosions in the Sky
Vespertine – Bjork
It’s a Wonderful Life – Sparklehorse
No More Drama – Mary J Blige
The Blueprint – Jay-Z
Rockin’ the Suburbs – Ben Folds
Let It Come Down – Spiritualized
The Photo Album – Death Cab for Cutie
The Argument – Fugazi
Feminist Sweepstakes – Le Tigre
We Love Life – Pulp
Change – The Dismemberment Plan
Lenny – Lenny Kravitz
AOI: Bionix – De La Soul
Rock Steady – No Doubt

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