Class of ’06

Here is my best of album list for this year. Most of you will disagree, some will agree and the rest will be “wtf?!” because you don’t listen to this great music genre that is indie, nor give a toss and only read it because your friends with Ro.

Notable mentions:
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins Fur Coat
The Knife Silent Shout
The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
Love Is All Nine Times That Same Song
Hot Chip The Warning
Camera Obscura Let’s Get Out of This Country
Dappled Cities Fly Granddance
Camille Le Fil

10. Yo La Tengo I’m Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
9. Gotye Like Drawing Blood
8. Tunng This is Tunng
7. Grizzly Bear Yellow House
6. Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5. Sunset Rubdown Shut Up I Am Dreaming
4. Beirut Gulang Orkestar
3. The Gossip Standing in the Way of Control
2. TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
1. Joanna Newsom Y’s

For the whole year I was just waiting for something epic, rare and new to be unleashed for the pleasure of our ears. So really it is no surprise that Joanna Newsom has topped my list. Ys is a new approach to Newsom’s other releases, The Milk-Eyed Mender and Walnut Whales, of which are equally as beautiful as Ys. I really can’t wait to see Ms. Newsom live next year at the Spiegeltent.

Joanna Newsom

Photographer: Noah Georgeson

  1. wayne said:

    Hi, like the look of your blog, i’ve made a link to mine, i agree joanna newsom is remarkable, just couldn’t squeeze it ahead of sunset rubdown.

  2. Wengistein said:

    Yes, go Joanna Newsom! I really like your list, plus the notable mentions.

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