Graduating Class - 2001
Pernice Brothers - - The World Won't End (Ashmont Records)
"Most likely to make Big Star &
Alex Chilton drop a load in their pants"
The New Pornographers - - - Mass Romantic (Mint Records)
"Most likely to squelch any further Canadian jokes."
Ted Leo/Pharmacists - - - The Tyranny of Distance (Lookout Records)
"Most likely to end up in intensive care for severe tendon damage."
Fugu - - - Fugu 1 (Minty Fresh Records)
"Most likely to change the way most people feel about the French."
Death Cab For Cutie - - - The Photo Album (Barsuk Records)
"Most likely to crush your heart into TINY LITTLE PIECES."
Oranger - - - The Quiet Vibration Land Amazing (Grease Records)
"Most likely to go criminally unheard of."
Stephen Malkmus - - - Stephen Malkmus (Matador)
"Most likely to retain that indie-slacker-sound well into his eighties."
Ken Stringfellow - - - Touched (Manifesto Records
"Most likely to kick sand into Elliott Smith's face."
Rufus Wainwright - - - Poses (DreamWorks)
"Most likely to overshadow his father's works and make him even more
jealous than he probably already is."
The Soundtrack of Our Lives - - - Behind The Music (Hidden Agenda)
"Most likely to conquer the world as their Viking fore-fathers once
attempted to do."
Jim O'Rourke - - - Insignificance (Drag City)
Sparklehorse - - - It's A Wonderful Life (Capitol)
Sloan - - - Pretty Together (Murderrecords)
Red House Painters - - - Old Ramon (Sub Pop)
The Kingsbury Manx - - - Let You Down (Overcoat)
Sunset Valley - - - Icepond (Barsuk)
Tenacious D - - - Tenacious D (Epic)
Neilson Hubbard - - - Why Men Fail (Parasol)
Ryan Adams - - - Gold (Lost Highway)
Whiskeytown - - - Pneumonia (Lost Highway)
Tortoise - - - Standards (Thrill Jockey)
George Harrison - - - All Things Must Pass (Capitol)
"Lost Classic" Class
Nick Lowe - - - Jesus of Cool (Demon Records)