12.03.2006

that which was wicked awesome in 2006...music-wise

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2006 (in order)
1. Xiu Xiu / The Air Force / 5RC
2. Parenthetical Girls / Safe As Houses / Slender Means Society
3. Mahogany / Connectivity! / Darla
4. Evangelicals / So Gone / Misra
5. Hot Chip / The Warning / Astralwerks/DFA
6. Boris / Pink / Southern Lord
7. Liars / Drum's Not Dead / Mute
8. Spank Rock / YoYoYoYoYo / Big Dada
9. Final Fantasy / He Poos Clouds / Tomlab
10. Broadcast / The Future Crayon / Warp

Other 10 Favorite Albums of 2006 (in no particular order)
11. Clark / Body Riddle / Warp
12. The Blow / Paper Television / K
13. Belong / October Language / Carpark
14. Mates of State / Bring It Back / Barsuk
15. Parts and Labor / Stay Afraid / Jagjaguwar/Brah
16. Suburban Kids WIth Biblical Names / #3 / Minty Fresh/Labrador
17. Various Artists / Idol Tryouts 2 / Ghostly
18. Beach House / Beach House / Carpark
19. Think About Life / Think About Life / Alien8
20. Sunset Rubdown / Shut Up I Am Dreaming / Absolutely Kosher

Top 5 Favorite EPs of 2006 (in order)
1. Fog / Loss Leader / Lex
2. Dirty Projectors / New Attitude / Marriage
3. Midwest Product / Swamp / Ghostly
4. Eluvium / When I Live By The Garden And The Sea / Temporary Residence
5. Excepter / Sunbomber / 5RC

Some bitchin' tracks from this year not on any of the releases listed above:
Lullatone, "Floating Away"
Mono, "Yearning"
Dosh, "Um, Circles and Squares"
Shapes And Sizes, "Island's Gone Bad"
Ellen Allien & Apparat, "Leave Me Alone"
Peter Bjorn And John, "Up Against the Wall"
The Thermals, "Here's Your Future"
The Futureheads, "Fallout"
Why?, "Dumb Hummer"

And what I'm already looking forward to in the coming year:
Patrick Wolf / The Magic Position / Loog
Explosions In The Sky / All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone / Temporary Residence
LCD Soundsytem / Sound Of Silver / Astralwerks/DFA
Bogdan Raczynski / Yeeeeehhhaawww / Rephlex
Tujiko Noriko / Solo / Editions Mego
Kim Hiorth√ły / TBA / Smalltown Supersound
Panda Bear / Person Pitch / Paw Tracks
Deerhunter / Cryptograms / Kranky
Deerhoof / Friend Opportunity / Kill Rock Stars
Menomena / Friend And Foe / Barsuk
!!! / Myth Takes / Warp
Bracken / We Know About The Need / Anticon
Eluvium / Copia / Temporary Residence
Busdriver / Roadkill Overcoat / Epitaph
Frog Eyes / Tears Of The Valedictorian / Absolutely Kosher
Do Make Say Think / You, You're A History In Rust / Constellation

dang!

to the odd stragler / friend that reads this nonsense, leave your own faves of the year, i wants ta know.

2 comments:

Don Rizzle said...

How goes Uber-Honky? You should check "Anna Boten" by Bass Hunter the song bores into your skull like a drill, lays eggs that hatch into canal cleaning boats. It's about the most famous song in the Netherlands and it is actually about canal cleaning boats. The only other song I've heard more is probably gansta's paradise I shit you not.

Maegan said...

My 10 Favorite Albums of 2006
1) Parenthetical Girls "Safe as Houses"
2) Xiu Xiu "The Air Force"
3) Suburban Kids with Biblical Names "#3"
4) Camera Obscura "Let's Get Out of This Country"
5) Evangelicals "So Gone"
6) The Blow "Paper Television"
7) Final Fantasy "He Poos Clouds"
8) El Perro del Mar "El Perro del Mar"
9) Hot Chip "The Warning"
10) Broadcast "Future Crayon"

Oddly-Numbered 7 Runners-Up
11) The Knife "Silent Shout"
12) Think About Life "Think About Life"
13) Spank Rock "YoYoYoYoYo"
14) Shapes + Sizes "Shapes + Sizes"
15) Sunset Rubdown "Shut Up I am Dreaming"
16) Islands "Return to the Sea"
17) Mates of State "Bring it Back"

Albums that should have been on last year's list:
-Deerhoof "The Runners Four"
-Love is All "9 Times that Same Song"

My 5 Favorite Shows of 2006
1) Jens Lekman at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS
2) Xiu Xiu at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS
3) Final Fantasy at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS
4) Parenthetical Girls at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA
5) Evangelicals at the Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence, KS