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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Yep. Its End Of Year List Time.

Its that time of year again when the best of lists come out. Bloggers and critics from around the globe spend far too much time contemplating what should go in the top spot. Does it really matter? Probably not. But I care and to start things off here is my top 25 of the year.

The Line Of Best Fit Top 25 from 2006

25. Loose Fur - Born Again In The USA
24. The Rapture - Pieces Of The People We Love
23. What Made Milwaukee Famous - Trying To Never Catch Up
22. Stars Of Track And Field - Centuries Before Love And War
21. Mystery Jets - Making Dens

20. The Dears - Gang Of Losers
19. My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
18. The Futureheads - News & Tributes
17. DFA - The DFA Remixes: Chapter Two
16. CSS - Cansei De Ser Sexy

15. Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
14. Fionn Regan - End Of History
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
12. My Latest Novel - Wolves
11. Brakes - The Beatific Visions

10. Loney, Dear - Sologne
9. Howling Bells - Howling Bells
8. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
7. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
6. M Ward - Post War

5. Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
4. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
3. The Brother Kite - Waiting For The Time To Be Right
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
1. Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther

Other albums id like to give an honourable mention to are:
The Early Years - The Early Years
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
Josh Ritter - The Animal Years
I'm From Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends
Tim O'Reagan - Tim O'Reagan
Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller
The Elected - Sun, Sun, Sun
Calexico - Garden Ruin
Sound Team - Movie Monster
Portastatic - Be Still Please
My Brightest Diamond - Bring Me The Workhorse
Tapes n' Tapes - The Loon
Dirty On Purpose - Hallelujah Sirens
The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes
Centro-Matic - Fort Recovery
The Kooks - Inside In/Inside Out
Beck - The Information
Metric - Live it Out
Forward Russia - Give Me a Wall
Lilly Allen - Alright, Still
Amy Millan - Honey From The Tombs
Cat Power - The Greatest
The Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done
Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Drive By Truckers - A Blessing And A Curse
The Velvet Teen - Cum Laude
Amy Millan - Honey From The Tombs
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
Be Your Own PET - Be Your Own PET
Fields - 7 From The Village
Golden Smog - Another Fine Day
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
Johnny Cash - American V
The Hazey Janes - Hotel Radio
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Peter Bjorn And John - Writer's Block
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
The Charlatans - Simpatico
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And Will Beat Your Ass
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
The Magic Numbers - Those The Brokes
The Album Leaf - Into The Blue Again

Phew!, what a year. Really any of the albums between 1 and 6 could have been my favourite. All six of them are very very special records that, if you havent already checked out you must do so and quickly!

Some other year end lists from around the globe.....
[I will edit this as more lists are released]

To start things off here is the link for Pitchforks top 25 music videos of 2006. Some pretty great ones are included such as Lilly Allen, CSS, Emily Haines and ofcourse the video that im sure will scoop lots of awards next year Ok, Go.

Watch them here

Some other year end lists worthy of posting: top 100 of the year
NME top 50 albums
NME top 50 singles
More Cowbell Top 20
Bridgets' Blog Top 50
Richard Hughes of CD Times top albums of the year
Muzzle Of Bees Favourites of the year


Bridget said...

Aww, thanks for the link! I should really come up with a more creative blog title... :)

Nice list, Rich. We have a lot of favorites in common, eh?

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