So, after my several impromptu shopping excursions this week i have both a new handful of possible top-ten cds of 2001 and lots of shelf-space to keep them on. Earlier today i was perusing Amazon to see if i had missed many discs, and i’ve come to the conclusion that i need at least half of the following albums before i can render definitive judgment on the year: Beth Amsel Kindling, Belle & Sebastian Jonathan David, Michelle Branch The Spirit Room, Bright Eyes / Son, Ambulance Oh Holy Fools, David Byrne Look into the Eyeball, Eliza Carthy Angels and Cigarettes, Catie Curtis My Shirt Looks Good on You, Curve Gift, Melissa Ferrick Valentine Heartache, Joe Henry Scar, Internal/External Inside Out, Elton John Songs From the West Coast, Lucy Kaplansky Every Single Day, Stephen Malkmus s/t, John Mayer Room for Squares, R.E.M. Reveal, The Strokes Is This It, Travis The Invisible Band, White Stripes White Blood Cells. Over half of those might be crappy, but somewhere in the midst there surely lies something my top five has missed. If you’ve got any knowledge of any of these records, please don’t hesitate to say so.