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Yablonowitz
02-18-2007, 09:26 PM
We had something like this up in the old board and I think Brad was going to make a metalist from all of our individual rankings...did that ever happen? I never saw the results if it did.

My top five were:

1. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
2. The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
3. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
4. Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon
5. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Here's more (http://yablonowitz.blogspot.com/) if you're interested. Put yours down in this thread if you haven't already.

MarkO
02-18-2007, 09:34 PM
- Band Of Horses
- Tool
- Arctic Monkeys
- The Raconteurs

AEversW
02-18-2007, 09:37 PM
1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookies Mountain
3. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
4. Mogwai - Mr. Beast
5. The Dears - Gang of Losers
6..Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
7. Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
8. Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
9. The Kooks - Inside In - Inside Out
10. Asobi Seksu - Citrus

arbouler
02-18-2007, 09:37 PM
beach house - beach house
final fantasy - he poos clouds
gnarls barkley - st. elsewhere
hot chip - the warning
midlake - trials of van occupanther
starflyer 59 - my island
starlight mints - drowaton
talkdemonic - beat romantic
the dears - gang of losers
the hidden cameras - awoo
the knife - silent shout
the rapture - piece of the people we love
mstrkrft - the looks
yeah yeah yeahs - show your bones

idrive1life
02-18-2007, 09:41 PM
Best Albums of '06

1. Muse (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=15049710)- Black Holes & Revelations -
a simmering symphonic rock tapestry that expands their sound into darker territory. It's also more electronic in nature, but the core of the band still lies in their magnificent, haunting rock 'n' roll and classical arrangements.


Take A Bow - AllMusic described it perfectly in it's review,
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2. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
3. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
4. Yo La Tengo - - I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
5. Margot & The Nuclear So and So's - Dust of Retreat
6. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
7. Graham Coxon - Love Travels At Illegal Speeds
8. Figurines - Skeleton
9. Delays - You See Colors
10. The Knife - Silent Shout

Boourns
02-18-2007, 09:50 PM
Current:
10. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
9. The Knife - Silent Shout
8. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
6. Pulp - The Peel Sessions
5. Asobi Seksu - Citrus
4. The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia
3. Emily Haines - Knives Don't Have Your Back
2. Islands - Return to the Sea
1. Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis

Albums I could not delete fast enough:
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Elan Vital
DJ Shadow - The Outsider
The Flaming Lips - At War With the Mystics
The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
Liars - Drums Not Dead
The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
Morningwood - Morningwood
She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge
The Stills - Without Feathers

bmack86
02-18-2007, 10:01 PM
1.Joanna Newsom-Ys
2.TV on the Radio-Return to Cookie Mountain
3.The Knife-Silent Shout
4.THe Hold Steady-Boy and Girls in America
5.The Decemberists-The Crane Wife

nothingman00
02-18-2007, 10:43 PM
1) That Band of Horses CD was the my favorite album of 2006. So, so good. "Funeral" was probably in my top 5 songs of 2006, but this entire album was fantastic.
2) The Dears- Gang of Losers especially with the Bonus acoustic tracks at the end. Doesn't have the peaks of "No cities Left" (w/ "Lost in the Plot" and "We can Have it"), but overall just a good piece of alternative, catchy, easily accessible music.
3) Destroyer-Destroyer's Rubies-my favorite Destroyer album since "Streethawk" Honestly, I loved this album.
4) The Thermals-"The Body, the Blood, the Machine"-just loved this album. The opening 2 songs really set a frenetic pace.
5) Neko Case- "Fox Confessor"--by far, Neko's best solo stuff. I'd rank it up there with her best New Pornographer stuff, also.

Honorable mention: Jarvis, Midlake, Peter Bjorn and John, Sonic Youth
EDIT: Almost forgot Mountain Goats-Get Lonely. Seemed like that album came out so long ago... "Woke Up New" was played approximately 20,000 times during my afternoon commute to bus. school classes.

full on idle
02-18-2007, 11:26 PM
5. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
4. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
3. Kimya Dawson - Remember That I Love You
2. The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
1. The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely

this is what I think right now.

ps Yabs you should link to gregorian awards b/c it's good stuff

braundiggity
02-19-2007, 12:45 AM
5 stood out for me:

1. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
2. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
4. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
5. Ghostface Killah - Fischscale

and the 10 best of the rest, alphabetically:

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
John Legend - Once Again
Lily Allen - Alright, Still
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

xxxxxxxxxx
02-19-2007, 05:00 AM
1. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
2. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
3. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain

TomAz
02-19-2007, 05:59 AM
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york707
02-19-2007, 06:14 AM
Yeah, Brad totally Rued out on that.

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 07:29 AM
i had made a best of 2006 list at the end of the year and over the last two months have discovered a few records that dropped last year that I hadn't listened to that probably would've made my list.
anywho, here goes (in no particular order)

1. Jeremy Enigk - World Waits
2. Mogwai - Mr Beast/Zidane
3. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
4. Nas - Hip Hop is Dead
5. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
6. Film School - 'self-titled'
7. I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness - Fear is On Our Side
8. David Gilmour - On an Island

york707
02-19-2007, 08:02 AM
I would have put Midlake in my top 10 (or 8) if I had actually listened to it before 2006 was over.

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 08:04 AM
i remember liking the Midlake album.
I also liked Cities' self titled record.

Hannahrain
02-19-2007, 08:08 AM
I barely bought anything last year. but off the top of my head, both the decemberists' crane wife and tom waits' orphans: brawlers, bawlers and bastards were amazing.

Courtney
02-19-2007, 08:10 AM
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Figurines - Skeleton
Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
Cat Power - The Greatest
TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain

hawkingvsreeve
02-19-2007, 08:46 AM
1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
2. Mogwai - Mr. Beast
3. Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
4. The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes
5. Cursive - Happy Hollow
6. Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You
7. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
8. Calexico - Gardon Ruin
9. Cat Power - The Greatest
10. Thom Yorke - The Eraser

TomAz
02-19-2007, 09:18 AM
1. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
2. the Hold Steady - BAGIA
3. Thom Yorke - the Eraser
4. the Decemberists - the Crane Wife
5. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...

hon mention: Neko Case, TVOTR, the Raconteurs

hailed elsewhere but I was underwhelmed: Beck, Springsteen, Cat Power, Elvis Costello

for the life of me I don't understand why people (whose taste I otherwise respect) like these artists: Lily Allen, Muse

Old faves but haven't heard 2006's yet: Tom Waits, B&S, Yo La Tengo

Areas for future investigation: Regina Spektor, Band of Horses

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 09:37 AM
"for the life of me I don't understand why people (whose taste I otherwise respect) like these artists: Lily Allen, Muse"

are you referring to the latest Muse release or just Muse in general?
I was totally disappointed with their new one, but I really think that "Origin of Symmetry" and "Absolution" are excellent records.

I also think the new DJ Shadow record is total poo.

nothingman00
02-19-2007, 09:42 AM
tom, you should "investigate" sooner rather than later on both of those albums. Oh, and I'm with you on Lily Allen.

TomAz
02-19-2007, 09:52 AM
"for the life of me I don't understand why people (whose taste I otherwise respect) like these artists: Lily Allen, Muse"

are you referring to the latest Muse release or just Muse in general?
I was totally disappointed with their new one, but I really think that "Origin of Symmetry" and "Absolution" are excellent records.

I also think the new DJ Shadow record is total poo.

I'm talking specifically about Black Holes and Revelations. And to be fair it's really not all that bad at all. But whenever I hear that album I can't help but think "these guys could not try any harder to sound like Radiohead". In particular the singer's style seems to be such a knockoff of Thom Yorke's that it cannot just be attributed to "influence".

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 10:19 AM
Its weird. I know alot of people do the comparison to Thom Yorke and while I do find similarities in their voices, I dont think its really a rip off. Essentially, they are both ripping off Jeff Buckley...at least Thom Yorke was ripping off Buckley on The Bends. I definitely Matt Bellamy being more theatric on that Freddie Mercury tip than Thom Yorke, not saying he's as good as Freddie Mercury...

musically, I dont hear the Radiohead comparison.

TomAz
02-19-2007, 10:25 AM
Freddy Mercury? srsly? he had a completely different style.

menikmati
02-19-2007, 10:30 AM
YYY's - Show Your Bones
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Tool - 10,000 Days
Thom Yorke - Eraser
and more im forgetting and too lazy to list

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Freddy Mercury? srsly? he had a completely different style.

I can totally hear Freddy Mercury's influence in a lot of their stuff. Freddie Mercury was so versatile and maybe its more his dramatic delivery that I see in Matt Bellamy. There are some points where Matt Bellamy will belt out a big note with lots of vibrato and it reminds me of Queen in a way...Maybe not everything, but it certainly is present in some of their more dramatic material. I dunno. Just my two cents. I def. hear the Buckley thing way more.

One thing I will say about Matt Bellamy is that the dude is an incredible player and performer. He can play the shit out of his guitar...maybe a bit showy for some, but I definitely think he s a great performer and frontman.

SometimesNJ
02-19-2007, 10:46 AM
why does everyone like black holes and revelations so much? i thought it was sub-par compared to origin of symmetry.

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 10:51 AM
why does everyone like black holes and revelations so much? i thought it was sub-par compared to origin of symmetry.

it was sub-par compared to K-Fed's album.

amyzzz
02-19-2007, 11:15 AM
why does everyone like black holes and revelations so much? i thought it was sub-par compared to origin of symmetry.
I agree. I don't really listen to black holes and whatever-the-fuck it's called. A couple tracks are nice.

Boourns
02-19-2007, 11:29 AM
why does everyone like black holes and revelations so much? i thought it was sub-par compared to origin of symmetry.

Because most mouth-breathers will never hear Origin of Symmetry and only know Muse via KROQ.

Black Holes and Revelations has 4-5 good songs, and the rest is pure filler. Actually, Origin of Symmetry has some filler as well, but is still far better.

thinnerair
02-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Origin of Symmetry has some filler as well, but is still far better.


agreed...sorta.

ratmfan105
02-19-2007, 12:41 PM
1stadium arcadium
2decemberunderground
310000 days
4black holes and revelations

Britney
02-19-2007, 12:43 PM
1. Futuresex / Lovesounds, by Justin Timberlake
2. Hip Hop Is Dead, by Nas
3. Fishscale, by Ghostface Killah
4. Extended Play, by Eulorhythmics
5. Donuts, by J Dilla
6. Zion & I The Grouch Are Heroes In The City Of Dope, by Zion & I The Grouch
7. Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell, by Jedi Mind Trick
8. Pick A Bigger Weapon, by The Coup
9. The 5% Album, by Lord Jamar
10. Eastern Philosophy, by Apathy

Boourns
02-19-2007, 01:04 PM
1. Futuresex / Lovesounds, by Justin Timberlake
2. Hip Hop Is Dead, by Nas
3. Fishscale, by Ghostface Killah
4. Extended Play, by Eulorhythmics
5. Donuts, by J Dilla
6. Zion & I The Grouch Are Heroes In The City Of Dope, by Zion & I The Grouch
7. Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell, by Jedi Mind Trick
8. Pick A Bigger Weapon, by The Coup
9. The 5% Album, by Lord Jamar
10. Eastern Philosophy, by Apathy

What, no Playing with Fire?

This could be the start of a great alias.

chunk
02-19-2007, 04:56 PM
the thermals - the body, the blood, the machine
the hold steady - boys and girls in america
built to spill - you in reverse
sonic youth - rather ripped
portastatic - be still please

PassiveTheory
02-19-2007, 10:37 PM
Its weird. I know alot of people do the comparison to Thom Yorke and while I do find similarities in their voices, I dont think its really a rip off. Essentially, they are both ripping off Jeff Buckley

YES. The goddamn truth. Then again, I like/can respect all three artists...

That being said, here are my top 10 albums of 2006:

1. Muse - Black Holes and Revealations
2. The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
3. The Killers - Sam's Town
4. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
5. The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia
6. Tool - 10,000 Days
7. Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
8. Silversun Pickups - Caravans
9. The Kooks - Inside In Inside Out
10. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Honorable Mention
- RHCP's Stadium Arcadium
- Lupe Fiasco's Food and Liquor
- She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge

nothingman00
02-19-2007, 11:09 PM
She Wants Revenge would probably fall in my least favorite albums of 2006, right alongside the Drift by Scott Walker, and whatever the name of that Wolf Eyes album was...

Down Rodeo
02-22-2007, 04:36 PM
Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Everything else pales in comparison.

FromTheColonyOfBirchmen
02-22-2007, 09:32 PM
Mastodon-Blood Mountain.
TVOTR-Return To Cookie Mountain
the Walkmen 100 Miles Off
Converge - No Heroes

I-predict-a-riot
02-23-2007, 08:40 AM
the Walkmen 100 Miles Off


YES!! I love this record.

The Walkmen- 100 miles off
Yo La Tengo- I'm not afraid...
Built to Spill- You in Reverse
Decembrists- Crane Wife (amazing)
Band of Horses

lindseyb
02-23-2007, 09:01 AM
my 5 favorites are:

two gallants
sunset rubdown
beirut
regina spektor
islands

i think those are all from 2006.

chrislasf
02-23-2007, 12:31 PM
1. If I were a knight and I had an IPOD, Knights of Cydonia is what would get me amped for battle. That is if I could go back in time and be a knight. And if i had an IPOD.

2. I cant believe Night Ripper hasnt been mentioned yet.

Clear Channel Must Die
02-24-2007, 11:48 AM
1. I Trust You to Kill Me - Rocco DeLuca & the Burden
2. You in Reverse - Built to Spill
3. Passover - Black Angels
4. The Freezing Atlantic - Aberdeen City
5. Yes, Virginia - Dresden Dolls
6. Rather Ripped - Sonic Youth
7. Catastrophe Keeps Us Together - Rainer Maria
8. Capture/Release - The Rakes
9. The Information - Beck
10. We Are Night Sky - deadboy & the Elephantmen

Honorable Mention
The Lemmonheads - The Lemmonheads
Foiled - Blue October
As This is Futuristic - The Apparitions

mountmccabe
02-24-2007, 12:24 PM
the Thermals: The Body The Blood The Machine
the Mountain Goats: Get Lonely
Secret Machines: Ten Silver Drops
Mission of Burma: The Obliterati
the Decemberists: The Crane Wife
Built To Spill: You In Reverse
Sparklehorse: Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
Mates of State: Bring It Back
Boris: Pink
Two Gallants: What the Toll Tells


is what I'm going with. I hadn't gotten as far as actually putting them in order, just clumps.

wmgaretjax
02-24-2007, 12:35 PM
1. Liars - Drum's Not Dead
2. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
3. Scott Walker - The Drift
4. Joanna Newsom - Ys
5. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
6. Taylor Deupree - Northern
7. Destroyer - Rubies
8. The Knife - Silent Shout
9. Ekkehard Ehlers - A Life Without Fear
10. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
11. OOIOO - Taiga
12. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon
13. Herbert - Scales
14. Tom Waits - Orphans
15. Subtle - For Hero For Fool

too much bad music on this board.

ADrunkPoet
02-24-2007, 12:41 PM
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Tool - 10,000 days
Mogwai - Mr. Beast
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

mrpibb79
02-24-2007, 12:57 PM
TV on the Radio - Bowie aproved

Liars - comes with a DVD with three album-spanning videos AND in 5.1 at CD
price... not that that merit is why its great. good writing music)

The Thermals - yum

FromTheColonyOfBirchmen
02-24-2007, 01:35 PM
Endless Wire released by The Who last year was pretty bitchin'
I love how they got "Fragments" at the beginning of the album and "Fragments of Fragments" towards the end and "Fragments of Fragments" is just fragments taken from "Fragments" to make up "Fragments of Fragments."

Down Rodeo
02-27-2007, 08:11 PM
Don't forget, there is a mini-opera at the end. Gotta love The Who.