Wednesday, January 03, 2007

favorite records of 2006

Well hello my puppies. (I know that you are not really puppies, but I'd like to pretend that you are since I didn't get one for Christmas.) Traci and I hope that all of you had very Merry Christmases (or whatever it is you celebrate) and a fun new year's celebration. Whilst hopped up on near-illegal decongestants, I watched a pirated copy of Blood Diamond and then watched third-rate celebrities ringing in the new year on Dick Clark's Swingin' New Year. Both showed me tiny fractions of what is wrong with our planet.

There were a few bright spots in 2006, however, right? Like my favorite CDs of the year. Traci's been asking me to post them. Maybe she'll post hers soon, but the thing is that she's still out partying and ringing in the new year. If you find her, please give her a slap on the wrist and send her home.

Now, on to my favorites; love them or hate them, here's what I liked the most that came out this year:

10. Duquette Johnston – Etowah
09. Ratatat – Classics
08. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
07. Man Man – Six Demon Bag
06. The Handsome Family – Last Days of Wonder
05. M. Ward – Post-War
04. Stone Jack Jones – Bluefolk
03. Califone – Roots and Crowns
02. Peter Bjorn and John – Writer’s Block
01. Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band – Second Attention

4 Comments:

Blogger shawn avery said...

great list. very earthy. have traci send me her NYE pics... i've got a jonesin'.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Devin said...

dylan - modern times
the decemberists - the crane wife
chavez - better days will haunt you
joanna newsom - ys

10:12 AM  
Blogger MJ said...

I live "Poison Cup" off of Post war. Great tune

10:57 AM  
Anonymous ditchell said...

ten in no order
1. beck- the information
2. the hold steady- boys n girls in america
3. m ward- post war
4. arctic monkeys- whatever people say i am...
5. the slip- eisenhower
6. gnarles barkley- st elsewhere
7. sufjan stevens- the avalanche
8. raconteurs- broken boy soldiers
9. decemberists- crane wife
10. shins- wincing the night away

yeah i know the shins isnt out yet.
i should put the new yo la tengo on the list, but i havent heard it yet. i bet its good though.

5 bands i rediscovered in 06
1. slayer- seriously, they're great.
2. pavement- i listened to sooo much pavement this year
3. ice cube/nwa- i'm not going to convince anyone reading this how incredibly great this stuff is. that's ok
4. smashing pumpkins- holds up pretty good
5. early stones- why didnt i have all of this before?

best music related game of the year-
duh. guitar hero II.

worst critical darling of the year-
tv on the radio. blegh.

7:47 PM  

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