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Best of the Year: RBP's Albums of 2001

Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2001

2001 WAS a bewildering mix of Gallic kitsch, hip Americana, Britpop residue and ghetto-fabulous hip hop. Limeys fell in love with the Strokes and the Stripes; Yanks tried to make sense of Britney and the boy bands; the entire world reeled from the events of 11th September.

From Daft Punk to Dylan, Missy Elliott to Mercury Rev, and Elbow to Leonard Cohen, RBP nominates its cream of the crop...

Total word count of piece: 2957

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