The Best Recordings of 2001

Here is our list of the best recordings of 2001, in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi conductor
[Telarc CD-80578]

"The disc possesses a genuine sense of immediacy. You are there -- and who would ever want to leave?"
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The Bobs - Coaster
[PAC 2900]

"...communicated with great wit and the kind of superb vocal nuance and timing that lasting music is made of."
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Rodney Crowell - The Houston Kid
[Sugar Hill SUG CD-1065]

..."Crowell has upped the ante and made his most personal record to date..."
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Buddy Guy - Sweet Tea
[Jive CS 41751]

"...the Buddy Guy record we fans have fantasized about for 40 years."
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John Hammond - Wicked Grin
[Pointblank 7243 8 50764 2 8]

"[John Hammond] can play the blues. And Wicked Grin shows that Tom Waits can write the blues too."
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Joe Henry - Scar
[Mammoth MR-65507-2]

Intelligent songs of the heart played in an inventive vein.

Duane Jarvis - Certified Miracle
[Slewfoot Records SF803]

" brilliantly conjuring the spirit of the Rolling Stones circa 1970 on his new album, Certified Miracle, Jarvis shows that he is ready for the big time on his own."
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Jacques Loussier Trio - Baroque Favorites
[Telarc CD-81536]

..."shows once again why this series of recordings on Telarc works so well..."
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John Mayall & Friends - Along for the Ride
[Eagle Records WK18474]

" helluva great time."
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Mighty Sam McClain - Sweet Dreams
[Telarc CD-83528]

" Sweet Dream of a record. Don't miss it."
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Songcatcher: Songs from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
[Vanguard CD 79586-2]

"This CD should provide rich enjoyment to those familiar with folk music and newcomers alike."
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Lucinda Williams - Essence
[Lost Highway 088 170 197-2]

Follows appropriately on the success of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.

Best Remasters

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
[Victor JMCXR-0006]

Wonderful remastering of an important performance.

Best Audiophile Recordings

Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
Minnesota Orchestra, Eiji Oue conductor
[Reference Recordings RR-96CD]

"Listening to this recording is one of those exultant musical experiences that will remind you why you got into the audiophile game in the first place."
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Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away

"...everyone should own this disc. It's a gem."
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Doreen Smith - In the Still of the Night: A Tribute to Julie London
[Fidelio CD FACD006]

"This is a demo-quality disc. It’s also a wonderfully musical disc. It’s
two, two, two discs in one..."
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