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 interestedto know what other folks are listening to.