cmj new music report

George [Harrison]’s actions in life reflected the values that came through his songs. Most are well documented, but I can speak only of my own personal encounter with George. I met him during the release of the Cloud 9 album. I was scared shitless when I saw him and all I could talk to him about was silly stuff. Two days later my wife asked me if there was anyway I could get George Harrison’s autograph for a young woman - a huge fan - who was dying of cancer. I contacted my George connection and popped the question. Within two days I not only had an autographed poster, but a personalized poem written especially for this young fan. The autograph and poem were real and the girl died a month later. I have never forgotten George’s kindness to a person he had never even met. The world is a sadder and poorer place without George. We need good people, and we just lost a shining light. Thank you for all of your music George. I will miss you most for the person you were and the things you represented. Rest in peace, friend.
—  Mark Cope, “Cope With It,” CMJ New Music Report, 17 December 2001
Belated Top Records 5/3/11

1    RAVEONETTES    Raven In The Grave    Vice
2    RAINBOW ARABIA    Boys And Diamonds    Kompakt
3    GORILLAZ    The Fall    EMI
4    DENGUE FEVER    Cannibal Courtship    Concord
5    PAUL SIMON    So Beautiful Or So What    Hear
6    DIRTBOMBS    Party Store    In The Red
7    QUINTRON    Sucre Du Sauvage    Goner
8    CRYSTAL STILTS    In Love With Oblivion    Slumberland
9    RINGO DEATHSTARR    Colour Trip    Sonic Unyon
10    RADIOHEAD    The King Of Limbs    TBD
11    KILLS    Blood Pressures    Domino
12    UV RACE    Homo    In The Red
13    HUNX AND HIS PUNX    Too Young To Be In Love    Hardly Art
14    COLD CAVE    Cherish The Light Years    Matador
15    COMPUTER MAGIC    Electronic Fences [EP]    White Iris
16    XRAY EYEBALLS    Not Nothing    Kanine
17    DAVILA 666    Tan Bajo    In The Red
18    STROKES    Angles    RCA
19    PAUL REVERE    Essential    Sony Legacy
20    GIL SCOTT-HERON AND JAMIE XX    We’re New Here    XL
21    HOT TUNA    Steady As She Goes    Red House
22    PONYTAIL    Do Whatever You Want All The Time    We Are Free
23    CHAIN AND THE GANG    Music Is Not For Everyone    K
24    SHANNON AND THE CLAMS    Sleep Talk    1-2-3-4 Go!
25    FAMILY PORTRAIT    Family Portrait    Underwater Peoples
26    PREFUSE 73    The Only She Chapters    Warp
27    WAGON CHRIST    Toomorrow    Ninja Tune
28    J MASCIS    Several Shades Of Why    Sub Pop
29    PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART    Belong    Slumberland
30    TV ON THE RADIO    Nine Types Of Light    Interscope

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