Friday, December 29, 2006

Favorite Music of 2006

I threw my music lists together pretty quickly this year, but I think they fairly convey what I enjoyed this year. There are a number of 2006 albums I still plan to buy, so this is, as always with year-end lists, a first draft. A strong year!


1. Joanna Newsom, Ys
2. The Knife, Silent Shout
3. Goldfrapp, Supernature
4. Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped
5. Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
7. Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers
8. Shawn Colvin, These Four Walls
9. Cat Power, The Greatest
10. Espers, Espers II, and The Weed Tree (2005)

Runners-Up and Favorite songs after the jump.

Runners-Up: Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, The Dust of Retreat, Editors, The Back Room, Silversun Pickups, Carnavas, VA, Notorious Bettie Page soundtrack, VA, One Kiss Can Lead to Another, Camera Obscura, Let’s Get Out of This Country, DeVotchka, Curse Your Little Heart and How It Ends (2004), Stereolab, fab four suture, The Decemberists, Crane Wife, Carla Bozulich, Evangelista, Nellie McKay, Pretty Little Head.


"Crazy," Gnarls Barkley
"Steady, As She Goes," The Raconteurs
"Smile," Lily Allen
"Young Folks," Peter Bjorn and John
"Let's Call it Off," Peter Bjorn and John
"Ooh La La," Goldfrapp
"Good Weekend," Art Brut
"Little Brother," Art Brut
"Soul Meets Body," Death Cab For Cutie
"French Disko" (Stereolab cover), Editors

Also: "God Knows," El Perro del Mar, "Sex Changes," The Dresden Dolls, "Okan Bale," Angelique Kidjo, "Adieu False Heart," Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy, "Cellphone's Dead" and "Nausea," Beck, "Here It Goes Again," O.K. Go, "Don't Know Why (You Stay)," The Essex Green, "Thursday," Asobi Seksu, plus several more from my favorite albums. I could name so many more.



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