Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Music of 2006

A tradition of the music magazines of my youth (NME, Sounds and my favourite, Melody Maker) and the now more in-depth journals that I now read: Mojo and Uncut, is the end of year 'Best of' list. I have an addition to my original list, which shouldn't really be considered as I've just been put onto the CD by the Uncut 'Best of 2006' CD compilation, and my mate James, so I'll give it a mention here:
Midlake -The Trials of Van Occupanther (Bella Union)

The Music of 2006
Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics (Warner Brothers)
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped (Geffen)
Epic45 - Slides (Make Mine Music)
Plumbline/Roger Eno - Transparencies (Hydrogen Dukebox)
Mogwai - Mr Beast (PIAS)
July Skies - Where The Days Go (Make Mine Music)
Mojave 3 - Puzzles like You (4AD)
The Strokes - First Impressions of the Earth (Rough Trade)
Portal- Gone but Not Forgiven (Make Mine Music)
Epic45 - Drakelow EP (Make Mine Music)
Kate Bush - Aerial disc 2 (EMI)
Mogwai - Zidane (PIAS)
Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers (Heavenly)