Sunday, December 17, 2006

Favorite Albums of 2006


To mix things up at the end of the year, I've decided to post some of my favorite albums of 2006. Ranking music is always weird (and often pretentious), but this is my honest impression of the albums that wowed me the most this year.

Top Ten Picks:

1. Belle and Sebastian -- The Life Pursuit
2. Yo La Tengo -- I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
3. TV On The Radio -- Return to Cookie Mountain
4. Danielson -- Ships
5. Ghostface Killah -- Fishscale
6. Peter Bjorn and John -- Writer's Block
7. The Decemberists -- The Crane Wife
8. Figurines -- Skeleton
9. Neko Case -- Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
10. Tapes n' Tapes -- The Loon

Honorable mentions
(if ten would allow more)

I'm From Barcelona -- Let Me Introduce Myself
The Roots -- Game Theory
Outkast -- Idlewild
Jenny Lewis -- Rabbit Fur Coat
Love Is All -- Nine Times That Same Song
Camera Obscura -- Let's Get Out of This Country
Sonic Youth -- Rather Ripped

Feel free to leave your personal list of favorites in the comments section. I'd be interested to know what other folks are listening to.

4 comments:

Renee said...

So glad you compiled a list because there's at least 4 of those albums I want to get, now I'll just refer to your blog next time before I go cd shopping :)

elfelix said...

I'm going to try some of them!

Onsmith said...

Bob - just thought I'd drop by and say that I saw you had a feature on Illustration Mundo - very cool!

stereotopffer said...

Mine would be:

Man Man- Six Demon Bag
Liars - Drum's not Dead
The Decemberists- The Crane Wife
Tv On The Radio- Return to Cookie Mountain
Scott Walker- The Drift
The Roots - Game Theory
M. Ward- Post War
Danielson - Ships
Lily Allen - Allright Still
Girl Talk- Night Ripper

I will try some of yours too, hope you try some of mines.