Wednesday, March 01, 2006

First Quarter : 2006

-The list consists of releases from January 1, 2006- March 7, 2006 (okay I cheated sorta on March, just to squeeze in Isobel), and of course this list is incomplete, but a nice barometer of what I thought were some notable releases thus far. So here's my picks of the best releases within the first quarter of 2006.
Drum roll pleez...


1. Cat Power- "Greatest" (Jan. 24, 2006)

mp3: Cat Power- "The Greatest"

2. His Name is Alive- "Detrola" (Jan. 24, 2006)

YouSend: His Name Is Alive- "After I Leave U"

3. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins- “Rabbit Fur Coat” (Jan. 24, 2006)

mp3: Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins- "Melt Your Heart"

4. The Knife "Silent Shout" (February 20, 2006)

QT: The Knife- "Silent Shout"

5. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan “Ballad Of The Broken Sea” (Mar. 7, 2006)

YouSend: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan- "Black Mountain"

6. Eels with Strings-"Live at Town Hall" (Feb. 21, 2006)

QT: Eels with Strings- "Dirty Girl"

7. Colin Meloy- "Colin Meloy Sings trad. arr. Shirley Collins" (January-Feb 2006)

YouSend: Colin Meloy- "Dance To Your Daddy"

8. The Arctic Monkeys- “Whatever people say i am, that's what 'im not” (Feb. 21, 2006)

9. Acid House Kings- “Everyone Sings Along” (EP) (Feb. 8, 2006)

10. Man Man- "Six Demon Bag” (February 21, 2006)

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Honorable Mentions:
Beth Orton- "Comfort of Strangers"
Belle & Sebastian- "The Life Pursuit"
Film School- "s/t"
We Are Scientists- "With Love and Squalor"

Still Need to Listen To:
J. Dilla (Jay Dee)- "Donuts"
Neko Case- "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"
Destroyer- "Rubies"
Bishop Allen- "January EP"


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