2006: favorites

  1. Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)
  2. Todd Snider: The Devil You Know (New Door)
  3. Ghostface: Fischscale (Def Jam)
  4. Sonic Youth: Rather Ripped (Geffen)
  5. Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra: New Magical Kingdom(Clean Feed)
  6. Bob Dylan: Modern Times (Columbia)
  7. Wussy: Funeral Dress (Shake It!)
  8. The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
  9. be your own PET: be your own Pet (Ecstatic Peace)
  10. Coup: Pick a Bigger Weapon (Epitaph)
  11. Adam Lane Trio: Zero Degree Music (CIMP, 2005)
  12. Love is All: Nine Times that Same Song (Whats Your Rupture?)
  13. The Thermals: The Body, the Blood, the Machine (Sub Pop)
  14. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not(Domino)
  15. Klezmatics: Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie (Jewish Music Group)
  16. This Moment in Black History: It Takes a Nation of Assholes to Hold Us Back (Cold Sweat)
  17. Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liqour (Atlantic)
  18. Tokyo Police Club: A Lesson in Crime (Paper Bag Rcords)
  19. Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive)
  20. World Saxophone Quartet: Political Blues (Justin Time)
  21. KRS-One: Life (Image Entertainment)
  22. CSS: Cansei de Ser Sexy (Sub Pop)
  23. Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice (Palmetto)
  24. Ghostface: More Fish
  25. Nas: Hip Hop is Dead (Def Jam)
  26. Jenny Lewis: Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)
  27. Odyssey the Band: Back in Time (Pi Recordings)
  28. Prince: 3121 (Universal)
  29. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones (Interscope)
  30. Kidd Jordan, Hamid Drake, William Parker: Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity)
  31. The Roots: Game Theory (Def Jam)
  32. Bobby Previte: Coalition of the Willing (Ropeadope Music Entertainment)
  33. Thunderbirds are Now: Make History (French Kiss)
  34. Tom Waits: Orphans (Anti-)
  35. The Ladies: They Mean Us (Temporary Residence)
  36. Rhymefest: Blue Collar (J Records)
  37. Mario Pavone: Deez to Blues (Playscape)
  38. Rhett Miller: The Believer (Verve)
  39. Tom Ze: Estudando o Pagode (Trama)
  40. Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You, and I Will Beat Your Ass(Matador)
  41. Pony Up !: Make Love to the Judges with Your Eyes (Dim Mak)
  42. The Rapture: Pieces of the People We Love (Universal Motown)
  43. Atomic: Happy New Ears (Jazzland)
  44. Mr. Lif: Mo' Mega (Definitve Jux)
  45. Adam Lane Trio: Music Degree Zero (CIMP)
  46. Erase Errata: Night Life (Kill Rock Stars)
  47. TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Montain (4AD)
  48. Jon Faddis: Terranga (Koch)
  49. Erik Friedlander: Prowl (Cryptogramophon)
  50. Rough Guide to Planet Rock (World Music Network)
  51. Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and A Curse (New West)
  52. Mountain Goats: Get Lonely (4AD)
  53. Marit Larsen: Under the Surface (EMI)
  54. Donald Fagen: Morph the Cat (Reprise)
  55. Trio 3 (Lake, Workman, Cyrille): Time Being (Intakt)
  56. Mission of Burma: The Obliterati (Matador)
  57. The Rakes: Capture/Release (V2 International)
  58. Matmos: The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast (Matador)
  59. Nels Cline: New Monastery (Cryptogramophon)
  60. Pink: I'm Not Dead (La Face)
  61. Rockettothesky: To Sing You Apple Trees (Trust Me Records)
  62. The Knife: Silent Shout (...)
  63. Girl Talk: Night Ripper (...)
Just missed, in no particular order:
  • The Veronicas: The Secret Life of The Veronicas
  • Pere Ubu: Why I Hate Women (Hearpen)
  • Coachwhips: Double Death
  • Lone Catalysts: Good Music
  • The Concretes: In Colour
  • Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere
  • Andrew Hill: Time Lines
  • Hamell on Trial: Songs for Parents Who Enjoy Drugs
  • Shoplifhting: Body Stories
  • Aceyalone: Magnificent City
  • Scritti Politti: White Bread, Black Beer
  • T.I.: King (Grand Hustle)
  • The Source: The Source (ECM)
  • Built to Spill: You in Reverse (Warner)
  • Matthew Shipp: One (Thirsty Ear)
  • Band of Horses: Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)
  • The Evens: Get Evens (Dischord)
  • Burial: Burial (Hyperdub)
  • Beirut: Gulag Orkestrar (Ba Da Bing!)
  • Bell Orchestre: Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light (Rogh Trade, 2005)
  • Dr. Octagon: The Return of Dr. Octagon (OCD International)
  • Ardecore: Ardecore (il manifesto)
  • Joanna Newsom: YS (Drag City)
Albums I have only recently heard but will probably make the list:
  • Anthony Braxton & Wolf Eyes: Black Vomit (Victo)
  • Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis & Roscoe Mitchell:Streaming (Pi)
  • Maria Muldaur: Heart of Mine--Love Songs of Bob Dylan(Telarc)
  • Sonic Liberation Front: Change Over Time (Pi)
(Latest update: Jan. 31, 2007)

  1. Gnarles Barkley "Crazy"
  2. The Thermals: "Pillar of Salt"
  3. The Hold Steady: "Chillout Tent"
  4. Arctic Monkeys: "When The Sun Goes Down"
  5. Justin Timberlake feat. T.I.: "My Love"
  6. Sonic Youth: "Incinerate"
  7. Todd Snider: "You Got Away With it (A Tale of Two Fraternity Boys)"
  8. Bob Dylan: "Working Man's Blues pt.2"
  9. Justin Timberlake: "Love Stoned/I Think She Knows (Interlude)"
  10. The Veronicas: "4Ever"
  11. Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man"
  12. World Saxophone Quartet: "Political Blues"
  13. Wussy: "Yellow Cotton Dress"
  14. The Hold Steady: "Caught Between Stations"
  15. Ghostface: "Shakey Dog"
  16. be your own PET: "We Will Vacaction, You can Be My Parasol"
  17. The Coup: "LughLoveFuck"
  18. Sonic Youth: "Sleeping Around"
  19. Dixie Chicks: "The Long Way Around"
  20. Lupe Fiasco: "Kick, Push"
  21. Tokyo Police Club: "Shoulders & Arms"
  22. Mr. Lif feat. Murs: "Murz iz My Manager"
  23. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: "Rise up with Fists!"
  24. Marit Larsen: "Under the Surface"
  25. Margareth Berger: "Will You Remember Me Tomorrow"
  26. Cansei de Ser Sexy: "Lets Make Love and Listen to Death From Above"
  27. Prince: "Black Sweat"
  28. Pere Ubu: "Two Girls (One Bar)"
  29. Klezmatics: "Mermaid Avenue"
  30. KRS-One: "Bling Blung"
  31. The Coup: "My Favorite Mutiny"
  32. Pink: "Who Knew"
  33. be your own PET: "Adveture"
  34. This Moment in Black History: "Garbage In/Garbage Out"
  35. Ghostface: "Whip You with a Strap"
  36. Dr. Octagon: "Al Green"
  37. Jesus H. Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: "Connecticut's For F*cking"
  38. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Honeybear"
  39. Built to Spill: "Conventional Wisdom"
  40. Lillix: "Sweet Temptaition"
  41. Todd Snider: "The Devil You Know"
  42. Drive-By Truckers: "Easy on Yourself"
  43. Beirut: "Postcardsd from Italy"
  44. Mission of Burma: "Nancy Reagan's Head"
  45. Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland: "Promiscous"
  46. The Rapture: "Whoo! Alright Yeah ... Uh-Huh"
  47. The Pippettes: "Your Kisses are Wasted on Me"
  48. Rockettothesky: "Cigars"
  49. OutKast: "Hollywood Divorce"
  50. Lil' Chris: "Checking it Out"
  51. Shoplifters: "Male Gynecology"

  • The Drifters: The Definitive Soul Collection (Atlantic/Rhino)
  • James Talley: Got No Bread No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got a Lot of Love (Cimarron)
  • Al Green: The Belle Album (Hi)
  • Fats Waller: If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It (3CD, Bluebird/Legacy)
  • Louis Jordan: Number Ones (Geffen)
  • Journey Into Paradise... the Larry Levan Story (Rhino)
  • Golden Afrique vol.2 (Network)
  • Talking Heads: various album reissues
  • Maximum Joy: Unlimited 1979-1983 (Crippled Dick)
  • db's: Like This (Collector's Choice)
  • A Tom Moulton Mix (Soul Jazz)
  • Delta 5: Singles & Sessions 1979-81 (Kill ROck Stars)
  • The Ex: Singles. Period. The Vinyl Years 1980-1990 (Touch and Go)
  • The Move: Message From the Country (Capitol)
  • Los Lobos: Wolf Tracks: The Very Best of Los Lobos (Rhino)
  • Sebadoh: Sebadoh III
  • Ciccone Youth: The Whitey Album
  • Mott the Hoople: Mott

Eagerly anticipating:
  • Various: How Low Can You Go (Dust-to-Digital)
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