Friday, August 5, 2011

Top Ten Albums of 2006

I'll talk about movies again soon, but figured I would take the time to submit this list...better than posting something that is more of a comment than a post, though (as I did a few days ago). Tree of Life is finally at the Art Mission and I'll probably see it tomorrow. I also forgot to write my thoughts on Source Code, so I'll have that to talk about as well. Also watched Michael Mann's Heat today.  So I will get back into the swing of things here shortly. In the meantime, here is a very white guy's list for the best albums of '06.

1. The Elected - Sun, Sun, Sun
2. M. Ward - Post-War
3. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
4. The Black Keys - Magic Potion
5. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
6. The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
7. Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller
8. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
9. Murder By Death - In Bocca Al Lupo
10. Fionn Regan - The End of History

Honorable Mention: Starlight Mints - Drowaton, Beach House - Beach House, Neil Young - Living With War, Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - Knives Don't Have Your Back, Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones, The Whispertown 2000 - Livin' In a Dream

Disappointments: Cursive - Happy Hollow, Tilly and the Wall - Bottoms of Barrels


  1. I might be seeing Tree of Life tomorrow too, though most likely I won't get there until Tuesday. Can't wait to discuss.

    Relating tangentially to this post there was a question on Reddit today about the most beautiful yet saddest songs. There were some great suggestions and I'm thinking about doing a top ten on that topic. I'm going to link you to my Tumblr post about it because it has a song that I think would make my list.

  2. Definitely - can't wait to discuss TOL with you, Ben. Should be a lot of fun.

    As far as the saddest/most beautiful song is's an interesting question. I took a writing seminar in college and at one point my professor brought that question up. A top ten list would be intriguing. Off the top of my head, I know I would include Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" and John Lennon's "Imagine".