Pitch Picks 2000

Best Concert (Small Venue)

Get Up Kids/Ultimate Fakebook at El Torreon; Le Tigre at The Bottleneck; Beenie Man at the Beaumont Club; Yellowman at the Grand Emporium; Matt Wilson at Westport Coffee House; The Faint/Bright Eyes/Mini Bosses at El Torreon; Kid Koala/Amon Tobin at The Bottleneck; Kelly Hogan/Neko Case at Grand Emporium

Best Concert (Large Venue)

Bruce Springsteen at Kemper Arena; Wu-Tang Clan at Liberty Hall; Ben Harper at the Uptown Theater/City Market; Flaming Lips at The Granada; Weezer at The Granada; Moby at Memorial Hall; Okay Player Tour at Memorial Hall; Deftones at Liberty Hall; Pearl Jam at Sandstone Amphitheatre; Joe Jackson at Liberty Hall

Worst Concert

Bloodhound Gang/Nerf Herder at Liberty Hall; Pimpadelic at The Bottleneck; Blink-182/Fenix, TX at Kemper Arena; George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars at City Market; May Day Beach Bash at I-70 Raceway; Red, White, and Boom at Sandstone Amphitheatre; Christina Aguilera at Sandstone Amphitheatre

Best Single

“B.O.B.” by Outkast; “Stan” by Eminem; “Change” by Deftones; “Beautiful Day” by U2; “Simple Kind of Life” by No Doubt; “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack; “Country Grammar” by Nelly; “Big Pimpin'” by Jay-Z; “Oooh” by De La Soul featuring Redman

Worst Single

“Kryptonite” by Three Doors Down; “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by Baha Men; “Thong Song” by Sisqo; “Higher” by Creed; “Rollin'” by Limp Bizkit; “God Only Knows” by Kid Rock; “Carlene” by Phil Vassar

Best Soundtrack

Selmasongs by Björk (Dancer in the Dark); The Virgin Suicides by Air; Ghost Dog; Almost Famous; High Fidelity; Romeo Must Die; Requiem for a Dream; Bamboozled; Charlie’s Angels; You Can Count on Me

Best Video

“Stan” by Eminem; “Natural Blues” by Moby; “Fender Bender” by Kid Koala; “B.O.B.” by Outkast; “Why Does It Always Rain on Me?” by Travis; “A Song for the Lovers” by Richard Ashcroft

Worst Video

“Music” by Madonna; “Oops, I Did It Again” by Britney Spears; “Thong Song” by Sisqo; “Rollin'” by Limp Bizkit; “Higher” by Creed; “Holler” by Spice Girls; “Big Pimpin'” by Jay-Z

Best Local Song

“I’m Not Drunk Enough” by Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys; “Niggaz” by DVS Mindz; “Kevin Is Gone” by Shiner; “Poetical Checkmate” by Verbal Contact; “Planet Rock 2K” by Tech N9ne; “Claire’s Song” by Kristie Stremel; “Giant’s Chair” by Shiner; “Keep Searching” by The Casket Lottery; “Tired of Talking” by DVS Mindz; “Forever Always Ends” by Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

Best Cover

“Baby One More Time” by Travis; “One” by Johnny Cash; “If I Should Fall Behind” by Dion; “Whole Lotta Love” by The Black Crowes with Jimmy Page; “Motor Away” by Superdrag; “Don’t Touch Me” by Eleni Mandell; “The End” by Moby; “Wild Mountain Berries” by Kelly Hogan; “These Boots” by Boot Hill; “Eleanor Rigby” by Joe Jackson; “Stepping Out” by Koufax

Best Reissue

The Fela Kuti catalog; The Nick Drake catalog; Live at San Quentin by Johnny Cash; The Sermon by Jimmy Smith; Dancing in Your Head by Ornette Coleman; Coltrane Plays the Blues by John Coltrane; It’s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song by Hazel Dickens; She’s So Unusual by Cyndi Lauper; Free by Fontella Bass; Funksoulbrother by Johnnie Taylor

Best “Best Of” Collection

Retrospective by Indigo Girls; The Best of Blur; Pioneers Who Got Scalped by Devo; Talk Normal by Laurie Anderson; The Best of Taj Mahal; The Complete Studio Recordings by Mississippi John Hurt; Legacy by Rick Nelson; El Cancionero — Mas y Mas by Los Lobos; Rare Cult by The Cult

Categories compiled by Danny Alexander, Robert Bishop, Jeff Brown, David Cantwell, Shawn Edwards, Greg Franklin, J.J. Hensley, Andrew Miller, Michael Tedder, Mike Warren, and Scott Wilson.

Categories: Music