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2006-12-21 - 9:52 p.m.

A year in the making!

Its...My Musical Faves of 2006 List! (Commentary to follow)

Top Ten:

New Radiant Storm King - The Steady Hand
Kelley Stoltz - Below the Branches
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Tommy Keene - Crashing the Ether
Oneida - Happy New Year
Heartless Bastards - All This Time
Cheap Trick - Rockford
The Figgs - Follow Jean Through the Sea
Robyn Hitchcock - Ole Tarantula
Scritti Politti - White Bread Black beer

Second-tier greats:

Beck - The Information
Bobby Bare Jr - The Longest Meow
Hidden Cameras - Awoo
Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Tanya Donelly - This Hungry Life

And these wonderful records are all honorable mention:

Ray Davies - Other People's Lives
Saint Low - Realistic
Sparks - Hello Young Lovers
Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off
Paul Simon - Surprise
Twilight Singers - Powder Burns
The Brought Low - Right on Time
Jurassic 5 - Feedback
Loud Family & Anton Barbeau - What if it Works
The Purrs - the Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of
Tara Jane ONeil - In Circles
Starflyer59 - My Island
Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites
Ecstatic Sunshine - Freckle Wars
Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
Nikki Sudden - The Truth Doesn't Matter
Annuals - Be He Me
Great Lakes - Diamond Times
Oppenheimer - Oppenheimer
Pernice Brothers - Live a Little
BellRays Have a Little Faith
Long Winters - Putting The Days To Bed
Linda Ronstadt With Ann Savoy - Adieu False Heart
Richard Buckner - Meadow

The Ten 2006 Songs I Actually Listened to the Most, According to my iTunes:

"Came a Long Way," Heartless Bastards
"Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)," Beirut
"Keep your Hands Off Her," The Black Keys
"Museum Of Sex," Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
"The Suns Gliding!" Tom Verlaine
"Blue Day," Heartless Bastards
"Automation," Pernice Brothers
"Borrow Your Cape," Bobby Bare, Jr.
"Vernon Jackson," The Brought Low
"Welcome To The World," Cheap Trick

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