Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Top 20 Songs of 2006 (so far that I know and like)

As a little segway before we do the countdown list of the albums of this past year which will begin on Monday- Dec. 11th.

Also, be sure to check out Passion Weiss for his take on the best debut albums of the past year.

I thought I throw in my fave top songs of this past year. As it appears that everyone's throwing in their list of various sorts. Like any of the other lists I compile-- it has its flaws, but for now, this is a sampling of what I've enjoyed the past year.

1. Cat Power “The Greatest” (scroll down to find the song link- courtesy of matador)
2. Califone “Spider’s House”
3. My Brightest Diamond “Something of an End”
4. Band of Horses “Funeral”
5. Charlotte Gainsbourg “The Songs That We Sing”
6. Hot Chip “No Fit State”
7. The Knife “Silent Shout”
8. Sparklehorse “Morning Hollow”
9. Swan Lake “All Fires”
10. Feist “La même histoire” (courtesy of
11. Neko Case “Hold on, Hold on”
12. Fields "Songs for the Fields"
12. Silversun Pickups “Lazy Eye”
13. TV on the Radio “Province”
14. Bonnie “Prince” Billy “Cursed Sleep”
15. Joanna Newsom “Monkey and Bear”
16. Grizzly Bear “On a neck, On a spit”
17. Danielson- "Did I Step On Your Trumpet"
18. William Elliott Whitmore “The Chariot”
19. Asobi Seksu “Thursday”
20. Emily Haines & Soft Skeleton “Our Hell” and Thao Nguyen "Feet Asleep" (tied)

Honorable mentions:
Zero 7 Feat José González "Futures"
Radio Dept. “The Worst Taste in Music"
Sonic Youth “Do You Believe in Rapture?”


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