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Written by: Paul Tao (11/08/06)
Best Full Length Albums

30. Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards
29. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
28. Man Man - Six Demon Bag
27. Ratatat - Classics
26. French Kicks - Two Thousand
25. Thom Yorke - Eraser
24. I'm From Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends
23. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
22. Joanna Newsom - Ys
21. Tap Tap - Lanzafame
20. Peter and the Wolf - Lightnes
19. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
18. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
17. The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
16. The Black Keys - Magic Potion
15. Asobi Seksu - Citrus
14. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
13. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
12. The Black Angels - Passover
11. TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
10. Girl Talk - Night Ripper
09. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
08. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
07. Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
06. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
05. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
04. Liars - Drum's Not Dead
03. The Format - Dog Problems
02. Swan Lake - Beast Moans
01. The Knife - Silent Shout

NoteThere are two albums which were released internationally in 2006 and will be released in America in 2007 which I did not include on this list. I'll calculate them in next year. Those two are Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things and Amusement Parks on Fire – Out of the Angeles


Honorable Mentions

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – So Divided
Beach House - Beach House
Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire
Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song
¡Forward, Russia! - Give Me A Wall
Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
B. Fleischmann - The Humbucking Coil
MSTRKRFT - The Looks


Best EPs

05. Lakes - Photographs
04. Inlets - Vestibule
03. Justice - Waters of Nazareth
02. Page France - Pear/Sister Pinecone
01. Fields - 7 From The Village


Most Overrated Album

03. Gatsbys American Dream - Gatsbys American Dream
02. mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister
01. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

NoteI just don't get The Hold Steady, I really don't. Trust me, I've tried. As for mewithoutYou, I loved their older stuff, but I think it is far superior to their new album, which everyone else on this website seemed to crap their pants for. GAD, I just can never get into.

Also, I would have made this "Most Overrated Band" but I changed it to album for the sake of mwY - I don't think the band is overrated, just this latest album.


Most Underrated Band

05. ¡Forward, Russia!
04. Peter and the Wolf
03. Tap Tap
02. Beach House
01. Fields

NoteEven though Beach House isn't even in my Top 30 list and #3 and #4 are, I feel that Beach House has gotten so little press and acclaim that it is more underrated than #3 and #4, both of which have at least moderate buzz


Song of the Year

03. Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks
02. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
01. LCD Soundsystem - 45:33

NoteThis song, commissioned by Nike in order to be essentially the perfect song to run to, is 45 minutes and 33 seconds of pure LCD Soundystem goodness. I don't really go running but this makes me want to break out my old tennis shoes.


Best Live Show

03. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
02. The Format
01. The Knife

Video of the Year

04. Muse - Knights of Cydonia (link)
03. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion (link)
02. Mogwai - Friend of the Night (link)
01. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (link - go to videos section)

NoteIn all honesty, I tried to find semi-high quality videos at least. I didn't want to link to youtube videos because the crappiness of youtube quality takes away from the video. Gold Lion, originally I wasn't going to put this on here, but I watched it on HD a while back on a 50" TV and, man, that was an amazing experience.


Most Anticipated of 2007

05. Devendra Banhart
04. The Magnetic Fields
03. Animal Collective
02. Arcade Fire
01. Interpol

Biggest Lead Singer Douche

02. Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
01. Brandon Flowers (The Killers)

NoteBrandon Flowers gets it for a. calling Green Day un-American because of the lyrics to American Idiot and shooting a DVD in England and b. thinking the new Killers album is God's gift to eardrums. Noel Gallagher needs no explanation.


Best Non-AP Music Website

01. Hate Something Beautiful

NoteI have no qualms with whoring my own blog out as best other website.

 
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01:36 PM on 12/04/06
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I'd like to state, for the record, that I created this list weeks before Pitchfork's list came out and so any cries of me copying Pitchfork's #1 is totally untrue.
01:12 PM on 12/20/06
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Pitchfork copier.
12:14 AM on 12/21/06
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You and Pitchfork got it right.

Silent Shout is an incredible album.
12:23 AM on 12/21/06
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good list. and then i saw hold steady under most overrated. now ill have to kill you.
12:28 AM on 12/21/06
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good list. and then i saw hold steady under most overrated. now ill have to kill you.

Did you know that the lead singer of THS hates the new RHCP?
12:31 AM on 12/21/06
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you and pitchfork both got it wrong. the liars are number one. but good picks, ive barely looked into these lists and i know you are the only person ill remotely agree with.
12:44 AM on 12/21/06
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the knife's record is pretty solid, i've only heard it once through though. i'll listen to it more i guess???
06:42 AM on 12/21/06
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good list. and then i saw hold steady under most overrated. now ill have to kill you.

you picking the hold steady as overrated makes me sad.

I agree with them. I was on the fence about The Hold Steady until about a week ago when I saw them live. They have an insane amount of energy on stage, especially Craig Finn, and their songs just flat out rock. After seeing them, Boys and Girls in America is easily one of my favorites of the year (while still being mildly dissapointed that it doesn't give their live show justice.)

No love for Grizzly Bear either?
07:23 AM on 12/21/06
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The Knife are extremely overrated, ridiculous mediawhores and terrible live. The record didn't sound that great the last time I listened to it (last year), so I won't comment that.

But very enjoyable read, nevertheless.
08:55 AM on 12/21/06
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The Knife are extremely overrated, ridiculous mediawhores and terrible live. The record didn't sound that great the last time I listened to it (last year), so I won't comment that.

But very enjoyable read, nevertheless.
I'll have to say that I absolutely loved their live show when it hit America, but that's fine. You're Swedish and I'm a Swedish fanboy, so I like you.
09:00 AM on 12/21/06
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I agree with them. I was on the fence about The Hold Steady until about a week ago when I saw them live. They have an insane amount of energy on stage, especially Craig Finn, and their songs just flat out rock. After seeing them, Boys and Girls in America is easily one of my favorites of the year (while still being mildly dissapointed that it doesn't give their live show justice.)

No love for Grizzly Bear either?
Haven't listened to it enough, I guess. I've heard good things though, so I'll give it another spin or two.
09:21 AM on 12/21/06
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Did you know that the lead singer of THS hates the new RHCP?
I agree w/Finn
10:16 AM on 12/21/06
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i guess i gotta check out the knife since its been on so many lists
10:21 AM on 12/21/06
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wait, did you really just put justin timberlake's new album on the list?!
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