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The Official Skank Top Ten Album List Thread for 2006


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Okay folks, it’s that time of year. Man this was hard, but if you are a music junkie like me, it’s fun. Take your time, you’ve got a week and a half. Can’t wait to read everyone’s picks.

My Top Ten Albums of the Year

1. Band of Horses - Everything All in Time

2. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls of America

3. Tom Waits - Orphans

4. The Stills - Without Feathers

5. Built To Spill - You In Reverse

6. Surprise Me Mr Davis - Only in Montreal

7. My Morning Jacket - Okonokos

8. Cold War Kids - Robbers and Cowards

9. Beck - The Information

10. The Walkmen - Hundred Miles Off

Honorable Mentions -

Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche, Easy Star All Stars- Radiodread, The Slip - Eisnehower, Tragically Hip -World Container,

The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth, The Old Soul - The Old Soul, Racounters - Broken Toy Soldiers Thom Yorke - The Eraser

Album I should have picked up last year that became my favorite this year

Elliot Brood - Ambassador

Singles of the Year - Free Radical - The Flaming Lips

Multiply - Jamie Lidell

Move By Yourself - Donovan Frankenreiter

Best Reissue Discovery - Paul Pena - New Train

Album I never got that everyone loves -TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

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I wish I had heard more this year... What a struggle to come up with 10!

1. Rabbit Fur Coat - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

2. Return to Cookie Mountain - TV on the Radio

3. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

4. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Neko Case

5. Broken Boys Soldiers - the Raconteurs

6. The Information - Beck

7. Modern Times - Bob Dylan

8. St.Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley

9. The Greatest - Cat Power

10. Colorado '88 - Phish

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I like Modern Times quite a bit but I don't quite think it lives up to it's reputation. It's good, nothing wrong with it, but it's not quite the masterpiece the media would have you believe it is.

I can't keep up with new music like others do, but I will say that Neko Case's "Fox Confessor..." is a brilliant piece of work, and that I think the Raconteurs sound better live than that slightly flat album they released. It's ok but it doesn't move me.

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1.Eric Clapton & JJ cale-"The Road To Escondido "

2.Red Hot Chilli Peppers-"Stadium Arcadium"

3.The Raconteurs- "Broken boy Soldiers"

4.The Hip-" World Container"

5.Flaming Lips-'At War With The Mystics'

6.The Roots -"Game Theory"

7.Tool- "10,000 Days"

8.Tom Waits-"Orphans:Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards"


10.Gnarls Barkley- "St Elsewhere"

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This is fun, I thinks these lists are great.

Here's mine:

1. Neil Young - Living With War

2. K-Os - Atlantis Hymns for Disco

3. The Sadies - In Concert Vol. 1

4. Beck - The Information

5. The Slip - Eisenhower

6. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

7. Tragically Hip - World Container

8. Andrew Bird - Fingerlings Vol. 3

9. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam

10. Sarah Harmer - I'm a Mountain

Honorable Mention:

Jack Fruit, Gomez (With two releases), Matisyahu, The Roots, Matt Mays (Just got it, it's got more Buck65!), Flaming Lips, What the Thunder Said, and The Jimmy Swift Band

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Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Iron World

The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics

Slammin Jack - The Merville Sessions

Five Alarm Funk - s/t

Cracker - Greenland

Les Claypool - Of Whales and Woe

Akron/Family & Angels of Light

The Sister's Euclid - Run Neil Run/Faith Cola

My Morning Jacket - Okonokos

The Cat Empire - Two Shoes


Micheal Franti and Spearhead - yell fire!

themasses - drift thing

kit soden and tim townsend - at the moment

Jackfruit -check ca

Best Song :

Antlers by Kingston Fog, from the album urgency

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If we're going to play that game I gotta add:

Josh Martinez: Midriff Music. I think you'd like it AD, he's comical like Ugly Duckling (just not as thick), and he used to play in a duo with Buck 65 called "Buck Martinez"... how cool is that! Okay, don't answer that one. Released late 2005, Listened to many many times this year by yours truly :)

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Following Scottie's format:

My Top 10

1. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

2. Loose Fur - Born Again in the USA

3. M Ward - Post War

4. The Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse

5. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (best title too)

6 - 10. Band Of Horses, Sadies In Concert, Built To Spill, Flaming Lips, Cat Power.

Albums I haven't listened to enough, but should probably be in the above list

Centro-matic - Fort Recovery

Destroyer's Rubies

Califone - Roots and Crowns

Albums I should have picked up last year that became my favorite this year

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

Akron/Family & Angels of Light

Singles of the Year

Midlake - Roscoe

Ben Kweller - Penny on the Train Track

Bobby Bare Jr - Bionic Heart

Album I never got that everyone loves

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

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my top 10 would look something like this. any one could be my favourite depending on the day/mood:

Outkast - Idlewild

Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Iron World

Paul Simon - Surprise

John Legend - Once Again

Roots Manuva - Alternately Deep

TY - Closer

Theivery Corporation - Versions

Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo

Beck - The Information

honourable mentions

a cool find on oink, bluegrassy:

The Morgantown Rounders - The Morgantown Rounders

a compilation type album, this is a cool swedish hiphop mixtape by techno dj cari lekebusch:

Cari Lekebusch - Boensyrsans Rykande Mixtejp

the following are generally highly regarded, and i have enjoyed what i've heard. i will listen further...

Tom Waits - Orphans

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood - Out Louder

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Can't quite come up with 10, the last few are more in the honorable mention than actual top 10. Here goes...

Cat Power-The Greatest

Comets On Fire-Avatar

Calexico-Garden Ruin

Tom Petty-Highway Companion

Drive By Truckers-A Blessing and a Curse

The Be Good Tanyas-Hello Love

Honorable mentions:

MMSW-Out Louder

Neil Young-Living With War

Bob Dylan-Modern Times

Bruce Cockburn-Life Short, Call Now

Tom Yorke-The Eraser

Sufjan Stevens-The Avalanche

Jenny Lewis/Watson Twins-Rabbit Fur Coat

Bonnie Price Billy-The Letting Go

Note: Eisenhower did not make the list...

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