31 Best Albums of 2006

It’s been my pleasure to hear a lot of great music in 2006. These were the best of the crate-loads of discs that competed for our hard-earned, ever-dwindling disposable incomes…

Hands-Down Best Album Of 2006:

Sloan – Never Hear The End Of It

30 Other Ass Kickers (in no particular order):

Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Hawksley Workman – Treeful Of Starling
Tom Waits – Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers And Bastards
Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam
Robert Pollard – Normal Happiness/Moon
Decemberists – The Crane Wife
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
Cat Power – The Greatest
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene
Slayer – Christ Illusion
Belle And Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
Tragically Hip – World Container
Dears – Gang Of Losers
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Fear Is On Our Side
Liars – Drum’s Not Dead
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Danny Michel – Valhalla
Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways
Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics
Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
Tool – 10,000 Days
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Eagles Of Death Metal – Death By Sexy
Beth Orton – Comfort Of Strangers
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
Black Keys – Magic Potion
Hot One – Hot One
Pretty Girls Makes Graves – Elan Vital

Missing ‘Cos I Don’t Have Them Yet (But I Will, Oh Yes!):

Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Built To Spill – You In Reverse
Frank Black – Fast Man Raider Man
Joanna Newsom – Ys
Mars Volta – Amputechture
Regina Spektor – Begin To Hope
Alexisonfire – Crisis
Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain

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