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Welcome to our third annual Year in Review. For those who just joined us in the past year, (there were a lot of you), towards the end of each year we go about the daunting task of picking the albums we felt were the best in their respective category for the past year. All writers and contributors to the sites on the iconoFan network were surveyed. So with out further b.s from us here it is, our picks for the best of 2000! 

Best New Artist
Major Label:
Angie Aparo
Indy Label:
Best Alternative Album
Major Label:
Vast - Music for People
Indy Label:
Luxx - hydroponic
Eclectic Album of the Year
Major Label:
Beck - Midnite Vultures
Indy Label:
Everlast - Eat At Whitey's
Best Hard Rock Album
Major Label:
AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
Indy Label:
Slash's Snake Pit - Ain't Life Grand
Best Hard Core Album
Major Label:
Mudvayne - L.D. 50
Indy Label:
Boy Sets Fire - After The Eulogy
Best Industrial Rock Album
Major Label:
Orgy - Vapor Transmission
Indy Label:
Finger Eleven - The Greyest of Blue Skies
Best Metal Album
Major Label:
Pantera - Reinventing the Steel
Indy Label:
Crowbar - Equilibrium
Best Nu-Metal Album
Major Label:
A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
Indy Label:
Spine Shank - The Height of Callousness
Best Melodic Rock Album
Major Label:
Marvelous 3 - ReadySexGo
Indy Label:
The Juliana Theory - Emotion Is Dead
Best Modern Rock Album
Major Label:
eve 6 - Horrorscope 
Indy Label:
Nickelback - The State
Best Power Pop Album
Major Label:
Goudie - Peep Show
Indy Label:
The Nixons - Latest Thing
Best Punk Album
Major Label:
The Clash -  Live:From Here to Eternity 
Indy Label:
Ignite - A Place Called Home
Best Rock Album
Major Label:
Unified Theory - Unified Theory
Indy Label:
Enuff Z'nuff - 10
Best Rap-Core Album
Shuvel - Set it off
Cross Over Artist
Charlie Daniels - Road Dogs
Best Concert!
Major Label:
AC/DC w/ Slash's Snakepit @ Blockbuster Pavilion Devore Ca.
Indy Label:
Buried Alive w/ Bloodjinn and No Icon @ Night Owls  Hurricane WV
Best Unsigned Band
Album of the Year
The Step Kings - Let's Get it On!

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