Monday, December 25, 2006

Del's favorite musical happenings in 2006

It was a solid year for music and I've decided to make a list of my top 20. Here it goes:

20. Sonic Youth- Rather Ripped

19. Beck- The Information

18. Yo La Tengo- I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

17. The Coup- Pick A Bigger Weapon

16. Man Man- Six Demon Bag

15. Beirut- Gulag Orchestra

14. Destroyer- Destroyer's Rubies

13. Tapes 'N Tapes- The Loon

12. Liars- Drums Not Dead

11. Joanna Newsom- Ys

10. The Decemberists- The Crane Wife

9. Gnarls Barkley- St. Elsewhere

8. Sunset Rubdown- Shut Up I Am Dreaming

7. Thom Yorke- The Eraser

6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Show Your Bones

5. Lily Allen- Alright, Still

4. Cat Power- The Greatest

3. The Raconteurs- Broken Boy Soldier

2. The Knife- Silent Shout

1. TV on the Radio- Return to Cookie Mountain

Now for my fave songs of the year (in no particular order with the exception of TV on the Radio's 'Wolf Like Me' which is easily the greatest single that came out in 2006)

'Crazy'- Gnarls Barkley

'Knock 'Em Out'- Lily Allen

'The Greatest'- Cat Power

'Roscoe'- Midlake

'Blue Veins'- The Raconteurs

'We Used to Vacation'- Cold War Kids

'And I Was A Boy From School'- Hot Chip

'Be Mine Everyone'- Sam Champion

'Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken'- Camera Obscura

'Ridin''- Chamillionaire

'Summersong'- The Decemberists

'Sad Sad City'- Ghostland Observatory

'Get Myself Into It'- The Rapture

'Wolf Like Me'- TV on the Radio

'I DOn't Feel Like Dancin''- Scissor Sisters

'We Are the Ones'- The Coup

'English Bwudd'- Man Man

'Cellphone's Dead'- Beck

'Dani california'- Red Hot Chili Peppers

'Silent SHout'- The Knife

'European Oils'- Destroyer

'Young Folks'- Peter, Bjorn and John

'In the Morning'- Jumior Boys

'Smiley Faces'- Gnarls Barkely

'Insistor'- Tapes 'N Tapes

'Black Swan'- Thom Yorke

'Pull Shapes'- The Pipettes

'Hospital Beds'- Cold War Kids

'Yours To Keep'- The Teddybears

'Gold Lion'- Yeah yeah yeahs

'Fake Tales of San Francisco'- The Arctic Monkeys

'Totes Probs Maybs Theme Song'- Jack Dolgen

'Steady As She Goes'- The Raconteurs

'Massive Nights'- The Hold Steady

'The Funeral'- Band of Horses

'Pushover'- The Long Winters

'Smile'- Lily Allen

'You Eyes Are Liars'- Sound Team

'Sexy Back'- Justin Timberlake

'Like A Pen'- The Knife

'Ain't No Other Man'- Christina Aguillera

'Multiply'- Jamie Lidell

'Wildcat'- Ratatat

'Another One Goes By'- The Walkmen

'Star Witness'- Neko Case

'They Took A Vote and said No'- Sunset Rubdown

'Mr. Tough'- Yo La Tengo

'Winter Tour'- Britta Persson

'Incinerate'- Sonic Youth'

'Let's make Love and Listen Death From Above'- CSS

'Joker and the Thief'- Wolfmother

'Good Weekend'- Art Brut

'Goin' Against Your Mind'- Built to Spill

'The Book I Write'- Spoon

Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Top Ten of 2006

What a year it has been for music! My second post for the fall has to do with what albums really carried me through 2006. I also recently discovered flickr photo searches. hours of stalking entertainment. Here's an abridged version of what ruled my world. Hopefully i'll be able to muster up the time to explain my choices. Stay tuned for Mega and Shaps' lists.

xo wiscod

1. Sunset Rubdown—Shut Up I’m Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings

2. Swan Lake—Beast Moans

3. TV on the Radio—Return to Cookie Mountain

4. The Hold Steady- Boys and Girls in America

5. Band of Horses- Everything All The Time

6. Grizzly Bear- Yellow House

7. The Big Sleep- Son of the Tiger

8. The Thermals- The Body, The Blood, The Machine

9. Ferraby Lionheart- s/t ep

10. Final Fantasy- He Poos Clouds