Dec 21, 2006

Favorite Music of 2006

My favorite album releases of 2006, in order.

1. Camera Obscura: Let's Get Out of This Country
Scotland : Pop : Merge

2. Destroyer: Destroyer's Rubies
USA : Singer/Songwriter : Merge

3. Midlake: Trials of Van Occupanther
USA : Rock/Lo-Fi : Bella Union

4. Figuirines: Skeleton
Denmark : Rock/Pop : Control Group/TCG

5. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone: Etiquette
USA : Singer/Songwriter : Tomlab

6. The Brother Kite: Waiting for the Time to Be Right
USA : Rock/Pop : Clairecords

7. Peter Bjorn & John: Writer's Block
Sweden : Rock/Pop : Wichita/V2

8. Electric President: Electric President
USA : Electronic/Pop : Morr Music

9. Mojave 3: Puzzles Like You
UK : Rock/Pop : 4AD

10. Lonely, Dear: Sologne
Sweden : Singer/Songwriter : Dear John

.Other Much Liked Albums
The Fiery Furnaces, Junior Boys, Herbert, The Pipettes, Grizzly Bear, The Mountain Goats, Math and Physics Club, The Hold Steady, Sunset Rubdown

.Favorite Live Shows
1. Daft Punk: Coachella Music Festival (CA), May
2. Sufjan Stevens: Allen Room @ Lincoln Center (NYC), January
3. The Editors: Mercury Lounge (NYC), January
4. Jens Lekman: Bowery Ballroom (NYC), July
5. Figurines: Mercury Lounge (NYC), June

.Favorite Album Cover
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone: Etiquette

.Favorite Lyrical Verse
The Mountain Goats: Get Lonely - Wide Sage
"And some days I don't miss my family...
And some days I do.
And some days I think I'd feel better if I tried harder...
Most days I know it's not true."

.Favorite Song
The Long Blondes: Giddy Stratospheres

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