Monday, December 25, 2006

Favorite Albums 2006

Scattered thoughts about the music year 2006:

My infatuations of the year and future polygamous brides: Lily Allen and Chan Marshall. Congratulations ladies! Hey Cat Power, fetch me my TV tray and put it on my tummy!

The Rapture: you disappointed me but luckily The Infadels kinda put out the album you should have, so ne'er mind.

Why don't more people like Persephone's Bees? Because they're all too busy sucking The Hold Steady's balls, that's why. And on the subject of unwarranted nut-garbling, I'm not going to say I hated Silent Shout, but it sounds like any other electronica/rave album I've heard. Perhaps my ear isn't adequately refined or I'm just getting old and intolerant of albums I have to work at to appreciate.

It's supposedly lame to enjoy Muse because they're so Radioheadesque-ish (listen to Rock Kills Kid and tell me it's not Thom Yorke), but entertaining is entertaining I say. And if you're going to sound so similar to another band Radiohead isn't a bad model.

Happy ought-six everyone. Keep on rockin' and procreatin' in the free world (while it's still free). This was almost a top 100 list, but t'was overkill.

  1. Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
  2. Persephone's Bees - Notes From the Underground
  3. Yo La Tengo - I am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
  4. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
  5. Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
  6. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
  7. Asobi Seksu - Citrus
  8. Mates of State - Bring It Back
  9. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
  10. Cat Power - The Greatest
  11. Rock Plaza Central - Are We Not Horses?
  12. CSS - Cansei De Ser Sexy
  13. Figurines - Skeleton
  14. The Oohlas - Best Stop Pop
  15. Tap Tap - Lanzafame
  16. The Decemberists -The Crane Wife
  17. Lily Allen - Alright Still
  18. Grandaddy - Just Like the Family Cat
  19. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
  20. The Pinker Tones - The Million Colour Revolution
  21. Chin Up Chin Up - This Harness Can't Ride Anything
  22. Ben Harper - Both sides of the Gun
  23. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
  24. Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire
  25. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
  26. Be Your Own Pet - S/T
  27. Irving - Death in the Garden, Blood on the Flowers
  28. Black Angels - Passover
  29. Darker My Love - Oasis
  30. The High Violets - To Where You Are
  31. Calexico - Garden Ruin
  32. Francine - Airshow
  33. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
  34. Johnny Boy - Johnny Boy
  35. P.O.S. - Audition
  36. Viva Voce - Get Yr Blood Sucked Out
  37. Whitey - The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train
  38. Malajube - Trompe-L'oeil
  39. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
  40. The Infadels - We Are Not the Infadels
  41. Head Like a Kite - Random Portraits of the Home Movie
  42. The Evens - Get Evens
  43. Rock Kills Kid - Are You Nervous?
  44. Editors - The Back Room
  45. What Made Milwaukee Famous - Trying to Never Catch Up
  46. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
  47. Beck - The Information
  48. The Pipettes - We Are the Pipettes
  49. Clearlake - Amber
  50. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country

Honourable mention:

Feathermerchants - Last Man on Earth
Portugal. The Man - Waiter: You Vultures!
Centro-Matic - Fort Recovery
Cut Chemist - The Audience's Listening
The Knife - Silent Shout
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Robert Pollard - From a Compound Eye
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/LoveSounds
Rainer Maria - Catastrophe Keeps Us Together
The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
Broadcast - The Future Crayon
Brazilian Girls - Talk To La Bomb
Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea
The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
The Fever - In the City of Sleep
Joanna Newsom - Ys
About - Bongo
The Mendoza Line - Full of Light and Full of Fire
Hot Chip - The Warning
Tilly and the wall - Bottoms of Barrels
Peaches - Impeach My Bush
The Sounds - Dying to Say This to You
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Elan Vital
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Sam Roberts - Chemical City
Iron Hero - Safe As Houses
Film School - S/T
Shonen Knife - Genki Shock!
Run Run Run - Long Winter
The Elected - Sun, Sun, Sun
Islands - Return to the Sea
The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Home Video - No Certain Night or Morning
My Brightest Diamond - Bring Me the Workhorse
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Sinner
120 Days - 120 Days
Greg Laswell - Through Toledo
Eagles of Death Metal - Death By Sexy
The Pink Mountaintops - Axis of Evol
I'm From Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends
Carina Round -Slow Motion Addict
Lisa Papineau - Night Moves
The Rogers Sisters - The Invisible Deck
Tunng - Comments From the Inner Chorus
Angie Reed - XYZ Frequency
Radio 4 - Enemies Like This
Amy Millan - Honey From the tombs
The Essex Green - Cannibal Sea
Creeper Lagoon - Long Dry Cold
Dirty On Purpose - Hallelujia
Pony Up! - Make Love to the Judges With Your Eyes
Devics - Push the Heart
Gomez - How We Operate
Elefant - The Black Magic Show
Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted
Tresspassers William - Havin
Sing-Sing - Sing-Sing and I
Lake Trout - Not Them, You
Neil Young - Living With War
Guster - Ganging Up on the Sun
Elf Power - Back to the Web
The Great Depression - Preaching to the Fire
Pete Yorn - Nightcrawler
Brnside Project - The Finest Example Is You
UHF - All Our Golden Tomorrows
Smoosh - Free to Stay
Keane - Under the Iron Sea
Danielson - Ships
The Faders - Plug In and Play
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
Erase Errata - Nightlife
The Long Winters - Putting the Days to Bed
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
Built to Spill - You in Reverse
Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control


Bottle Job Blonde said...

I'm so out of it, music-wise. I haven't heard of 95% of these.

Phillip said...

Well you should be happy, you have pletny of potential future enjoyment to delve into :O)

just passin' through said...

You forgot "Crushing Girls" by Some Girls released in July 2006.

Phillip said...

I didn't really forget them, I just never heard them. I'm assuming that's the Juliana Hatfield Some Girls? Not interested in the other Some Girls band.

just passin' through said...

You assume correctly. Some Girls (Juliana Hatfield, Freda Love Smith, Heidi Gluck) released two records and the last one, "Crushing Love" is better.

Phillip said...

Ordered it yesterday. Many thanks ofr the heads-up!

just passin' through said...

You won't be disappointed, well except for maybe tracks 4 and 5.

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