Rolling Stone
The Rolling Stone Music Awards 2000 - January 18th, 2001
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CRITIC'S PICKS

BEST ROCK ARTIST

1. RADIOHEAD
2. U2
3. PJ HARVEY

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER
1. MADONNA
2. PJ HARVEY
3. JILL SCOTT

BEST ALBUMS
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
U2 - All That You can't Leave Behind
Madonna - Music
D'Angelo - Voodoo
Radiohead - Kid A
Outkast - Siankonia
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Paul Simon - You're The One Wu-Tang Clan - The W
Lou Reed - Ecstasy

ARTISTS' TOP FIVES

PJ HARVEY
1. American III: Solitary Man, Johnny Cash
2. Hor Rail, Calexico
3. American Beauty, Original Score
4. Whatever You Love You Are, Dirty Three
5. The Rock Opera Years, Giant Stand

MOBY
1. All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2
2. The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy
3. Things to Make and Do, Moloko
4. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, PJ Harvey
5. Felt Mountain, Goldfrapp

SPIN - Top 20 Albums Of The Year- December, 2000

# 7. PJ HARVEY: Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Chapter V: Polly Gets Her Gun. But it's not the return to true grit that makes this her best record since when she was Jesus with PMS: it's that whereas the old stuff took you head off, this rewires your guts. All the beautiful bullshit's here - pathetic fallacies, Patti Smith mythopoeia, a Thom Yorke duet - but it's more earned, more cathartic. Sand in her joints. Wind through her hair. Blood on her tracks.

J.D.