Best Albums of 2006

Procrastinated enough. Not really procrastination as much as indecision. There were some great releases in November and December that I wanted to consider fully.

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1) Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere


2) Easy Star All-Stars – Radiodread


3) Heartless Bastards – All This Time


4) The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers


5) Thom Yorke – The Eraser


6) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones


7) Film School – Film School


8) Shawn Colvin – These Four Walls


9) Tim Easton – Ammunition


10) The Killers – Sam’s Town


11) Loose Fur – Born Again in the USA

12) Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

13) Ellery – Lying Awake

14) Josh Ritter – Animal Years

15) Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope

16) The Format – Dog Problems

17) M. Ward – Post-War

18) Manchester Orchestra – I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child

19) Cat Power – The Greatest

20) Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat

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  • Jessica

    Great picks! I am going to download a few tunes from a few of these albums now!

  • Joe Cotellese

    No Neko Case? I thought that was a great album.

    I’ve only two albums off this list. Our musical interests are either diverging or more likely I’m slacking!

  • Scarlet

    I admire anyone who can do this…I can never remember what came out when.

  • Spencer

    I have a very complicated process in which every month I create a new list in iTunes (e.g. there’s a list named January 2007). Every new album I get in a month, I add to that month’s list. Those lists are in a folder named for the year – so there’s a list for 2007 for example. To add to the complexity – there are multiple best of lists that are driven by the ratings I give songs – so there’s a “Best of 2006″ list as an example of this.

    With all this – it’s pretty easy for me to know what I listened to in a given year. Also, it forces me to listen to things that I have gotten, and then also rotate things out of the rotation.