Monday, January 01, 2007

2006 - 50 Best Albums




















2006 is now officially over, so what do I have to say for it? For starters, my tastes have further broadened, changed, and grown. Genre-wise, I've ventured into electronic music more-so than ever; from ambient to experimental, and everything in between. Geographically speaking, Sweden continue to churn out the best indie(-pop) around, Austin, Texas are time and again justifying themselves as one of the premier indie hotspots on the globe, and Canada had another solid year. I was pleased with this year's output and I'm not-so-patiently awaiting what comes in 2007. It looks like it'll be a solid year in music, at least from what's been announced thus far. A new Art Brut album, the Klaxons' debut, LCD Soundsystem's true sophomore album, along with a plenitude of others.

Anyways, after many hours of thorough listening (and re-listening), Photoshopping, and uploading, these are all, in my opinion, the top 50 albums of the year past. Two mp3s are included from each album, and if you like them, be sure to click on the album cover above to buy it. Thanks again to Eric Spano for the banner. Enjoy and have a happy new year.

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MP3: Venetian Snares - Pwntendo
MP3: Venetian Snares - Swindon

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MP3: Pretty Girls Make Graves - Pyrite Pedestal
MP3: Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Nocturnal House

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MP3: TV on the Radio - I Was A Lover
MP3: TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me

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MP3: J Dilla - Waves
MP3: J Dilla - Workonit

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MP3:
Le Sport - Your Brother is My Only Hope
MP3: Le Sport - I Do Renounce Them

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MP3: Spank Rock - Bump
MP3: Spank Rock - Rick Rubin

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MP3: Sound Team - No More Birthdays
MP3: Sound Team - Handful of Billions

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MP3: Lupe Fiasco - Daydreamin'
MP3: Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push

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MP3: Lily Allen - Smile
MP3: Lily Allen - LDN

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MP3: The Rapture - W.A.Y.U.H.
MP3: The Rapture - Get Myself Into It

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MP3: Scritti Politti - The Boom Boom Bap
MP3: Scritti Politti - Snow in Sun

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MP3: LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (00:00-5:00)

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MP3: Built to Spill - Liar
MP3: Built to Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind

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MP3: Bong-Ra - Suicide Speed Machine Girl
MP3: Bong-Ra - Coke Sniffah

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MP3: CSS - Let's Make Love & Listen to Death from Above
MP3: CSS - Alala

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MP3: The Roots - False Media
MP3: The Roots - In the Music

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MP3: Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
MP3: Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles

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MP3: The Whitest Boy Alive - Inflation
MP3: The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning

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MP3: Destroyer - Painter in Your Pocket
MP3: Destroyer - European Oils

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MP3: Sunshine Rubdown - They Took A Vote and Said No
MP3: Sunshine Rubdown - Stadiums and Shrines II

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MP3: Aceyalone & RJD2 - Fire
MP3: Aceyalone & RJD2 - All For U

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MP3: El Perro Del Mar - God Knows
MP3: El Perro Del Mar - It's All Good

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MP3: Clipse - Mr. Me Too
MP3: Clipse - We Got it For Cheap

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MP3: Danielson - Ship the Majestic Suffix
MP3: Danielson - Did I Step on Your Trumpet

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MP3: Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives
MP3: Voxtrot - Soft & Warm

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MP3: The Pipettes - Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me
MP3: The Pipettes - Pull Shapes

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MP3: Band of Horses - The Funeral
MP3: Band of Horses - The Great Salt Lake

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MP3: Joanna Newsom - Emily
MP3: Joanna Newsom - Cosmia

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MP3: Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone
MP3: Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow

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MP3: Islands - Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby
MP3: Islands - Rough Gem

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MP3: The Radio Dept. - The Worst Taste in Music
MP3: The Radio Dept. - I Wanted You to Feel the Same

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MP3: Mahogany - Supervitesse
MP3: Mahogany - Tesselation, Formerly Plateau One

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MP3: Kid 606 - Let it Rock
MP3: Kid 606 - Chicken Fight

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MP3: Hot Chip - Over And Over
MP3: Hot Chip - Boys from School

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MP3: I'm From Barcelona - We're From Barcelona
MP3: I'm From Barcelona - Treehouse

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MP3: Malajube - Montréal -40C
MP3: Malajube - Pâte Filo

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MP3: Professor Murder - Champion
MP3: Professor Murder - The Mountain

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MP3: Beirut - Postcards from Italy
MP3: Beirut - Scenic World

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MP3: Camera Obscura - Razzle Dazzle Rose
MP3: Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken

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MP3: Ghostface Killah - The Champ
MP3: Ghostface Killah - Shakey Dog

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MP3: Phoenix - Long Distance Call
MP3: Phoenix - Consolation Prizes

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MP3: Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone
MP3: Fujiya & Miyagi - In One Ear & out the Other

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MP3: Tokyo Police Club - Cheer it On
MP3: Tokyo Police Club - Shoulders & Arms

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MP3: Ellen Allien & Apparat - Turbo Dreams
MP3: Ellen Allien & Apparat - Leave Me Alone

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MP3: Junior Boys - Double Shadow
MP3: Junior Boys - Count Souvenirs

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MP3: Belle & Sebastian - To Be Myself Completely
MP3: Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day

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MP3: The Knife - Marble House
MP3: The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health

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MP3: Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
MP3: Peter Bjorn & John - Amsterdam

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MP3: Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough
MP3: Yo La Tengo - Beanbag Chair

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MP3: Asobi Seksu - Strings
MP3: Asobi Seksu - Goodbye

20 comments:

Roland said...

Awesome post, Dan. There's a lot of stuff here that I've also liked, and also a fair bit that I'm not familiar with. Thanks for the hundred (!) mp3s!

ninja monkey with pom pom said...

hey, someone other than me actually reads this :p :D

dexxyboy said...

hey, at LEAST 2 peops are readin' this! excellent post, man- thanks

josh said...

definitely dig it, nice list, but no thom yorke? :P

Dan said...

Josh,

Thom JUST missed the list, I liked the album. I'd place it at 51...

Weeela said...

This is the shit! As I said before, amazing list in terms of design, availability and music! This should be some universal compulsory template for album-of-the-year-listing!

Nancy said...

Great post Dan and I know what a lot of work it must have taken to put it together. You rule!

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Gollus said...

Hola!

Te recojo las entradas de los 50 mejores Album y Single, para mi Blog.

Buen trabajo.

Saludos.
Gollus.

Robert S. said...

Fantastic post, Dan. Man, you put a lot of work into this. Thanks very much.

anya said...

gonna add to the comments. you rock. bookmarking :D :)

Eduardo F said...

Fantastic post, blog added to my list of best blogs! Will listen each MP3...

Anonymous said...

Lolz, outdated blog.

I'm surprised Ys wasn't top 10 material. I'd definitely fit Newsom near the top if I took the time/ had the knowledge/ rocked the casbah enough to make a top 50 list.

Yours,
The Hob-Dobbler (a.k.a. that fag who worked in produce... yeah I got bored and went on facebook and found this)

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