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Welcome to our fourth annual Year in Review. For those who just joined us in the past year, (there were a lot of you), towards the end of each year we go about the daunting task of picking the albums we felt were the best in their respective category for the past year. All writers and contributors to the sites on the iconoFan network were surveyed. So with out further b.s from us here it is, our picks for the best of 2001! 
 
 

Best New Artist
Major Label:
Ike Reilly
Indy Label:
Bird 3
Runner Up:
Systematic
Best Alternative Album
Major Label:
Tool - Lateralus
Indy Label:
Ryan Adams - Gold
Runner Up:
Stabbing Westward - Stabbing Westward
Eclectic Album of the Year
Major Label:
Ike Reilly - Salesmen and Racists
Indy Label:
Brian Setzer '68 Comeback Special - Ignition
Best Emo Album
Major Label:
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Indy Label:
Thursday - Full Colapse
Runner Up:
The Benjamins - The Art of Disappointment
Best Hard Rock Album
Major Label:
Clutch - Pure Rock Fury
Indy Label:
Heaven and Earth - Windows To The World
Runner Up:
Nebula Charged
Best Hard Core Album
Converge - Jane Doe
Brother's Keeper - Fantasy Killer
Best Industrial Rock Album
Major Label:
Rob Zombie - Sinister Urge
Indy Label:
Godhead - 2000 Years Of Human Error
Runner Up:
Professional Murder Music - Professional Murder Music
Best Metal Album
Major Label Tied:
Slayer - God Hates Us All
Indy Label:
Systematic - Somewhere In Between
Runner Up:
American Head Charge - War of Art
Best Classic Metal Album
Major Label:
Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth
Indy Label:
W.A.S.P. - Unholy Terror
Runner Up:
L.A. Guns - Man In The Moon
Best Nu-Metal Album
Major Label:
Staind - Break the Cycle
Indy Label:
Drowning Pool - Sinner
Runner Up:
Flaw - Through The Eyes
Best Melodic Rock Album
Major Label:
Our Lady Peace - Spiritual Machines
Indy Label:
 Blue October - Consent To Treatment
Runner Up:
Dave Matthews Band - Lillywhite Sessions 
(bootleg - not officially released)
Best Modern Rock Album
Major Label:
Prime STH - Underneath The Surface
Indy Label:
Bird 3 - Bird 3
Runner Up:
Nickelback - Silver Side Up
Best Power Pop Album
Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
Handsome Devil - Love & Kisses From The Underground
Runner Up:
The Strokes - Is This It?
Best Punk Album
Fugazi - Argument
The Damned - Grave Disorder
Runner Up:
Radio Birdman - The Essential Radio Birdman (1974 -1978)
Best Punk Hybrid Album (punk-pop, punk-a-billy etc)
Major Label:
The Living End - Roll On
Indy Label:
Body Jar - How it Works
Runner Up:
RX Bandits Progress
Best Rock Album
Major Label:
The Cult - Beyond Good & Evil
Indy Label:
Anathema - Fine Day to Exit
Runner Up:
Brand New Immortals - Tragic Show
Best Concert!
Major Label:
The Cult with Stabbing Westward, Bird 3 and Monster Magnet - San Diego, Ca.
Indy Label:
Most Precious Blood / Holden Caulfield / 123 Thuglife AntiMullet Hardcore GO! - American Leigon-Charleston
WV-July 20th
Best Unsigned Band
Whats Left - There's A Ground Monty
Album of the Year
Prime STH - Underneath The Surface
Runner Ups:
Clutch - Pure Rock Fury

Bird 3 - Bird 3

Systematic - Somewhere In Between

Tool - Lateralus

Whats Left - There's A Ground Monty

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