Music Faves of 2006

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01 January 2007, 01:32 AM
Music Faves of 2006
The annual best-of list tradition continues-

What are your favorite cd's, songs, artists, concerts, etc of '06?

This time I'm starting with my favorite 30 songs of 2006. I'll probably add more songs later.

1. Giddy Stratospheres -The Long Blondes

2. Rise Up With Fists -Jenny Lewis

3. Crazy -Gnarls Barkley

4. Walk Away Renee -Linda Ronstadt/Ann Savoy

5. Cosmia -Joanna Newsom

6. Shelly Brown -Shack

7. Save Room -John Legend

8. Don't Be Afraid of the Neo-Cons- Norman Blake

9. Li'l Piece of Leather -Demolition Doll Rods

10. Don't Look Away -Hazey Janes

11. Happiness -Orson

12. Nice Day -Persephone's Bees

13. Shiola -Murder By Death

14. Home -The Sadies featuring Neko Case

15. Another Sunny Day -Belle & Sebastian

16. Dress Me Like A Clown -Margot & the Nuclear So & So's

17. Jezebel -Piney Gir

18. Wonderland -The Sails

19. Let's Impeach the President -Neil Young

20. When Will I -Candi Staton

21. On the Town -Oh No! Oh My!

22. LDN -Lily Allen

23. The Conversation -Twilight Singers

24. Nettie Moore -Bob Dylan

25. A World of Hurt -Drive-By Truckers

26. Come Walk with Me -Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan

27. Julie -Marty Rudnick

28. Sundress -Ben Kweller

29. Goodnite - Melody Gardot

30. What Part of Thou Shalt Not Kill Don't You Understand? -Knights of the New Crusade

More songs and other music faves later. Gotta work on my fave cds list. i'm anxious to see lists from other scrollers. Smile
01 January 2007, 07:42 PM
Finally got it toagther, my top 50 favorite albums of '06. 4 local/regional bands in the top 23, plus a bunch of UK artists, French language artists and lots of female vocalists.

1. Gentleman Caller -Until We Are Missing
2. Persephone's Bees -Notes from the Underworld
3. Gnarls Barkley -St. Elsewhere
4. Shack -The Corner of Miles & Gil
5. Camera Obscura -Let's Get Out of This Country
6. Margot & the Nuclear So & So's -The Dust of Retreat
7. Long Blondes -Someone to Drive You Home
8. Bert Jansch -The Black Swan
9. Bob Dylan -Modern Times
10. Tunng -This Is Tunng: Mother's Daughter and Other Songs
11. Madeleine Peyroux -Half the Perfect World
12. John Legend -Once Again
13. Irene -Apple Bay
14. Camille Live au Trianon
15. Hazey Janes -Hotel Radio
16. Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy -Adieu False Heart
17. Nightmares on Wax -In a Space Outta Sound
18. Mink Jaguar -Mink Jaguar
19. Bat For Lashes -Fur & Gold
20. Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band -Second Attention
21. Sam Lowry -Songs of My Enemy
22. Lily Allen -Alright Still
23. Murder by Death -In Bocca al Lupo
24. Demolition Doll Rods -There Is a Difference
25. Neil Young -Living With War
26. Solomon Burke -Nashville
27. Benga -Newstep
28. Orson -Bright Idea
29. The Storys -The Storys
30. The Sails -The Sails
31. Popium -The Miniature Mile
32. The Black Keys -Chulahoma
33. The Kooks -Inside In Inside Out
34. Bruce Springsteen -We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
35. Hold Steady -Boys and Girls in America
36. Prototypes -Prototypes
37. Joan As Police Woman -Real Life
38. The Black Keys Magic Potion
39. Oh No! Oh My! -Oh No! Oh My!
40. Antena -Toujours du Soleil
41. Winter Flowers Winter Flowers
42. Old Crow Medicine Show -Big Iron World
43. The Lolas -Dr. Apache
44. Nathan Fake -Drowning in a Sea of Love
45. Toumani Diabate Symmetric Orchestra -Boulevard de l'Independance
46. Kaiser George & the Hi-Risers -Transatlantic Dynamite
47. Midlake -The Trials of Van Occupanther
48. Candi Staton -His Hands
49. Belle & Sebastian The Life Pusuit
50. Le Volume Courbe -I Killed My Best Friend

Hoping to get more songs in the list. Then there's the surf instrumental best-of list. Lotsa work to do!
02 January 2007, 12:48 AM
Off the top of my head, a short list of stuff to which I know I will continue to add. In no particular order, songs that I had on heavy rotation in '06...

From Here- Jenny Owen Youngs

Crazy- Gnarls Barkley

Suddenly I See & Other Side of the World - KT Tunstall

Put Your Records On- Corrine Bailey Rae

Boston- Augustana

Rise Up With Fists - Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins

I'm Not Perfect- Johanna Stahley

Cold December- Matt Costa

Fidelity- Regina Spektor

Another Sunny Day & Dress Up In You - Belle & Sebastian

Star Witness- Neko Case

Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol (yeah I know it is now way overplayed but I liked SP lonnnnng before that so :P )
03 January 2007, 10:10 PM
And a few'07 albums that I dig...

Jenny Owen Youngs - Batten The Hatches

Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins- Rabbit Fur Coat

The Color Purple Original Broadway Cast Recording

Gnarls Barkley- St Elsewhere

Neko Case- Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

John Mayer- Continuum

KT Tunstall- Eye to the Telescope
05 January 2007, 11:02 AM
beauTifully tragic
someone is jumping the gun with '07 cds Wink

the same love she gives
she requires

i don't believe in miracles..i never read my horoscope
i don't like strangers touching me..i'm basically a misanthrope
05 January 2007, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Tamizzle:
someone is jumping the gun with '07 cds Wink

LOL! I am so paranoid at work about writing "2006" instead of 2007 on important documents that I am overcompensating everywhere in my life!
05 January 2007, 05:13 PM
beauTifully tragic
i printed out a patient list yesterday for 01/04/06 then couldn't figure out today why none of the names matched blush

the same love she gives
she requires

i don't believe in miracles..i never read my horoscope
i don't like strangers touching me..i'm basically a misanthrope
06 January 2007, 09:32 PM
Top 5 favorite live shows i saw in '06

1. Wilco
2. Gentleman Caller
3. Regina Spektor
4. Over The Rhine
5. Arlo Guthrie

The concert circuit and venue slection round here leaves much to be desired.
07 January 2007, 10:36 AM
ooh, xc saw Regina Spektor. *jealous*
10 January 2007, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by lila997:
ooh, xc saw Regina Spektor. *jealous*

didja read my review of the show?

Regina Spektor in concert

hey, cuz, didn't i see your fave concerts of the year in another thread?

anywho, i need to compile a list of my fave various artists comps. i am so lazy.