Saturday, December 30, 2006

Charlie's Best of 2006

15. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
14. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
13. The Pipettes - We Are the Pipettes
12. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
11. The Knife - Silent Shout

10. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
09. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
08. M. Ward - Post-War
07. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
06. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

05. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
04. The Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine
03. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
02. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
01. Joanna Newsom - Ys

15. Lily Allen - "Smile" (from Alright, Still)
14. The Blow - "Parentheses" (from Paper Television)
13. Islands - "Rough Gem" (from Return to the Sea)
12. Clipse - "Mr. Me Too" (from Hell Hath No Fury)
11. The Pipettes - "Pull Shapes" (from We Are the Pipettes)
10. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 1 & 2" (from The Crane Wife)
9. TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me" (from Return to Cookie Mountain)
8. Joanna Newsom - "Emily" (from Ys)
7. Voxtrot - "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives" (from Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP)
6. Lupe Fiasco - "Daydreamin'" (from Food & Liquor)
5. Neko Case - "Star Witness" (from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood)
4. Justin Timberlake ft. T.I. - "My Love" (from FutureSex/LoveSounds)
3. Peter Bjorn & John - "Young Folks" (from Writer's Block)
2. Beirut - "Postcards from Italy" (from Gulag Orkestar)
1. Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy" (from St. Elsewhere)
Could #1 really be anything else?


Allison said...

Great list Charlie.

M. Ward and Beirut were two finds I was happy to add to my favourites this year.

I've only recently re-discovered "Wolf Like Me", I didn't really like it so much at first, but it grows on you, much like that Justin Timberlake track.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Agreed, that's a fine list, Charlie.

Islands is a band that I have shamefully not given the proper attention to yet, even though I was really fond of Unicorns. They make my list of bands to watch for.

That sneaky Justin Timberlake track, much as you want to dismiss it, as Allison says, it sure grows on you. I can't say the same for Joanna Newsom, however. I think you either love her or hate her.

Will said...

Great list, indeed. Generally Charlie and my lists are pretty similar (only one different last year), however this time there is a lot I still have not heard, or only heard a little. Joanna Newsom was pretty popular with your friends this year, but I agree that she seems to inspire love or hate. I dig that JT tune - kinda reminds me of Fischerspooner.