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Scott Irvine

Written by: Scott Irvine (11/08/06)
Top 20 Favorite Albums

1. The Appleseed Cast - Peregrine
2. Make Believe – Of Course
3. The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls of America
4. Band of Horses – Everything All the Time
5. Samiam – Whatever’s Got You Down
6. Russian Circles - Enter
7. The Early November – The Mother, The Mechanic, and the Path
8. Be Your Own Pet – S/T
9. Rocky Votolato - Makers
10. Joan of Arc – Eventually, All At Once
11. Mogwai – Mr. Beast
12. Ecstatic Sunshine – Freckle Wars
13. Owen – At Home With Owen
14. The Format – Dog Problems
15. The Velvet Teen – Cum Laude!
16. Folly – Resist Convenience
17. Maritime – We, The Vehicles
18. Built to Spill – You in Reverse
19. Pajo - 1968
20. Tilly and the Wall – Bottoms of Barrels

2006’s Disappointments

1. The Mars Volta – Amputechture
2. Heavens – Patent Pending
3. The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
4. Cue the Doves – Architectures of the Atmosphere
5. Brandtson – Hello, Control

Best Record Label of 2006

Flameshovel Records

Flameshovel
Flameshovel has consistently put out an amazing array of albums. They put out three of my top twenty albums for the year, as well as promoting an amazingly talented up-in-coming band, Bound Stems. Their roster is currently second to none, in my opinion.


Best Music Videos

1. Ok Go – “Here It Goes Again”
2. Boards of Canada – “Dayvan Cowboy”
3. Weird Al Yankovic – “White and Nerdy”

Best EPs

1. Okkervil River – Down & Out EP
2. Tokyo Police Club – A Lesson in Crime EP
3. Royden – Best Friends Our Worst Enemies EP

Best Live Albums

1. Foo Fighters - Skin and Bones
2. Reel Big Fish - Out Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album
3. My Morning Jacket - Okonokos

Best Live Show

1. The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
2. Suburban Legends
3. Ecstatic Sunshine

Best Album Artwork

1. Patent Pending – Save Each Other. The Whales Are Doing Fine
2. Headlights – Kill Them With Kindness
3. Punchline – 37 Everywhere

Best Producers

1. Steve McDonald (Dog Problems)
2. Tucker Martine (The Crane Wife)
3. Bobby Burg (Eventually, All At Once)

Up-In-Coming of 2006

1. My Favorite Highway
2. Aspen It Is…
3. Love Me Electric
4. The Secret Handshake
5. Set Your Goals

Biggest Comebacks

1. AFI
2. mewithoutYou
3. New Found Glory

Most Anticipated For 2007

1. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
2. Fall of Troy - Manipulator
3. Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
4. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
5. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - ?

There Are Other Zines?

1. UpBeetMusic (back in the day)
2. DecoyMusic

What I'm Still Spinning From 2005

1. Bear vs. Shark - Terrorhawk
2. You Are Switzerland - Demos '05
 
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05:13 PM on 11/08/06
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12:50 AM on 12/21/06
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Best staff list, ftw.
02:05 AM on 12/21/06
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Appleseed love.
10:08 AM on 12/21/06
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Is there anywhere to hear the Okkervil River EP?
11:12 AM on 12/21/06
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the velvet teen. nice.
03:06 PM on 12/21/06
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Great list, a few of those albums made my list as well. I also agree with you about Flameshovel, I love that label.
09:33 PM on 12/21/06
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yay for Appleseed Cast at #1!
09:52 AM on 12/23/06
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f-ing right, Built to Spill.
09:40 AM on 12/24/06
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thanks scott :)
04:19 PM on 12/26/06
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appleseed, nice! unfortunately you're the only one showin some love, oh well
11:01 PM on 01/02/07
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What I'm Still Spinning From 2005

1. Bear vs. Shark - Terrorhawk

oh how i miss that band!!!
03:53 PM on 01/08/07
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Yes! I totally agree, AFI's comeback was amazing...

Although their All Hallow's EP still has to be one of my favorites!

Good Job!

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