Albums of 2006

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Post by JASIII » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:05 pm

fralim wrote: 3. The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
oh yeah, that was pretty good.

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Post by wrenhunter » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:20 pm

BandyLou wrote:roots & crowns by califone.
I agree. Is it just me, or was this one a huge improvement for them?

I also liked:

Centro-Matic "Fort Recovery"
Tim Easton "Ammunition"
The Walkmen "A Hundred Miles Off"
Jolie Holland "Springtime Can Kill You"

It was definitely a good year for shows, not sure why. Lots of good acousticy-solo stuff especially... Mark Kozelek, Jeff Tweedy, Jolie, Cat Power.
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Post by ellaguru » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:23 pm

I don't post here at all, I read when I can. Have a million fave albums for this (and every) year but I want to put in a plug for the latest Derek Trucks CD "Songlines." I live in Atlanta but am by no means a southern rock fan. This record is just beautiful. Derek's a tremendous guitarist (but not an up-the-neck slide freak as is customary in the genre) and is endlessly curious about all kinds of music. His Fateh Ali Khan medley on this record is as fine a track as I've heard this year.

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Post by wrenhunter » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:25 pm

ellaguru wrote:I want to put in a plug for the latest Derek Trucks CD "Songlines."
Yeah, good one. His version of "Crow Jane" on that one is great.
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Post by lukievan » Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:34 pm

Here's 3 good ones:
M.Ward - Post War
Dub Trio - New Heavy
Las Ondas Marteles - Y Despu?s De Todo: Canciones De Miguel Angel Ruiz
(this last one came out in 2004 but it was new to me in 2006. Absolutely stunning
arrangements and production. Gorgeous songs. Cuba via Paris)

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Post by these_go211 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:12 am

mars volta- amputechture

tool- 10,000 days

"well, it's one louder, isn't it...."

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Post by chuckfurok » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:00 am

#1 is quickly becoming what will be on next years list, The Shins - Wincing the Night Away. Stolen off the internet, but I will by the vinyl when it comes out (Jan 23). At first I was like eh, but then the songs keep getting stuck in my head. The first song is amazing. The production is really good.

And then:
Centro-Matic "Fort Recovery"
Jolie Holland "Springtime Can Kill You"
Destroyer "Destroyers Rubies"
Tom Waits "Orphans"
Hold Steady "Boys and Girls In America"
Joanna Newsome "Ys"
Cat Power "The Greatest"
Beirut "Gulag Orkestar"
Yo La Tengo "I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass "
A Hawk and Hacksaw "The Way the Wind Blows"
Mogwai "Mr. Beast"
Thom Yorke "The Eraser"
The Mountain Goats "Get Lonely"
Grandaddy "Just Like the Fambly Cat"
Bob Dylan "Modern Times"
Kris Kristofferson "This Old Road"
Sparklehorse "Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain"

Looks like a pretty good year to me! There are probably more that I am forgetting.

Haven't had a chance to hear the Los Lobos album. Was a bit disappointed by the Flaming Lips new one.

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Post by SaneMan » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:31 am

I knew I'd forget something, so I'm adding Witchs self titled debut. Probably my favorite of the year. I've been meaning to start a topic about these guys for awhile. J Mascis on drums and enough fuzzed out guitars to make em the best heavy rock group around(something sorta in the vain of Sabbath). Hopefully some of you have checked these guys out.
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Post by ramchandra » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:21 pm

Aloha- some echoes

Centro-Matic- fort recovery

Joanna Newsom- Ys

Sonic Youth- Rather Ripped

Destroyer- Rubies

Califone- Roots and Crowns

Danielson- Ships

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Post by vvv » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:56 pm

Besides some that have been mentioned (Dylan, Crows, Lanegan/Campbell, etc.), off the top of my head from work:

Chris Whitley - Reiter In

DriveBy Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse

Eleventh Dream Day - Zeros and Ones

Bob Mould - Body of Song

Govt. Mule - High and Mighty

Ryan Adams - Jacksonville City Nights

Tom Verlaine - Songs and Other Things

Johnny Cash - American V

Alejandro Escovedo - The Boxing Mirror

RHCP - Stadium Arcadium

Steve Wynn - ...Tick...Tick..Tick

Loose Fur - Born Again in the USA

The live Wilco and Cowboy Junkies...

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Post by Recycled_Brains » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:56 am

Tool: "10,000 Days"
Made Out of Babies: "Coward"
Meshuggah: "Nothing" (re-issue, re-mixed/mastered, new guitar tracks)
Red Sparowes: "Every Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun"

....other than that, there hasn't been much this year that's made me twist and shout.

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