Friday, September 01, 2006

2006: Third Quarter (So Far)

-Its that time of the year once again...and here's my picks. I already knew the top 5, but damn, the rest of the picks gave me a bit of brain-constipation...if that's even a word.

-The list consists of releases from January 1, 2006- September 15, 2006, 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 of the third quarter mark of 2006.
-Compare notes from the Half Year List.

Drum roll pleez...


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

WinMed: The Knife- "Marble House"

2. TV on the Radio- "Return to Cookie Mountain" (July 3, 2006-Import release date)

stream a couple of tracks from this album ovah: My Space: TV on the Radio

3. Sonic Youth- "Rather Ripped" (June 13, 2006)

stream the whole album from here

4. Band of Horses- "Everything All The Time" (March 21, 2006)

QT: Band of Horses- "Funeral"

5. Beirut- "Gulag Orkestar" (May 9, 2006)

mp3: Beirut "Postcards From Italy"

6. Lily Allen- "Already Still" (August 1, 2006 Import release)

YouTube: Lily Allen- "LDN"

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

mp3: Cat Power- "The Greatest"

8. Hot Chip- "Warning" (June 13, 2006)

YouTube: Hot Chip- "Over and Over"

9. Bishop Allen- "2006 EP-a-month Project" (still in progress)

mp3: Bishop Allen- Butterfly Nets" (from the May EP)

10. Danielson- "Ships" (May 9, 2006)

mp3: Danielson- "Did I Step On Your Trumpet"

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Don't dismiss the Honorable Mentions, as they may be included in the year end list. I'll compile a list of the Top 23 albums of this year, sometime in December. (Why 23? Why not? And who takes the coveted number 11? Just wait til next time!)

Honorable Mentions:
Bob Dylan- "Modern Times"
Guillemots- "From the Cliffs"
The Roots- "Game Theory"
Herbert- "Scales"
Sunset Rubdown- "Shut Up I Am Dreaming"
Asobi Seksu- "Citrus"
Radio Dept. "Pet Grief"
Be Your Own Pet "s/t"
Neko Case- "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"
Liars "Drums Not Dead"
Gnarls Barkley "St. Elsewhere"
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan "Ballad Of The Broken Seas"
Silversun Pickups "Carnavas"

Current Buzz and listening to a couple tracks
Joanna Newsom "YS"


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