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SOMB 2006 Albums of the Year


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#1601 Eskimo kisses

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 08:51 AM

Yeah, I wouldn't hate on M.Ward at all. Liked the album, it's just that it's the kind of album that everyone thinks is quite pleasant that could win over albums people would be more passionate about. That's not to say there aren't people out there who aren't passionate about it, just that it strikes me as a safe pick. And a safe pick I made.
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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:01 PM

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1. Clipse
2. Neko Case
3. Boris
4. Spank Rock
5. Rhymefest
6. I'm From Barcelona
7. The Game
8. Bob Dylan
9. Phoenix
10. Band Of Horses

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:04 PM

Yeah, I wouldn't hate on M.Ward at all. Liked the album, it's just that it's the kind of album that everyone thinks is quite pleasant that could win over albums people would be more passionate about.

That's not to say there aren't people out there who aren't passionate about it, just that it strikes me as a safe pick. And a safe pick I made.

just based on reading the board a lot, I'd actually say people are more passionate about M. Ward than just about any other album this year.
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman -7.5/10
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:14 PM

In my opinion, "Poison Cup" --> "To Go Home" is the most affecting opening of any album this year. I'm all "passionate" and stuff...

#1605 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 06:37 PM

I love those songs. They sound like ELO.
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#1606 6ome 9irl

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 10:19 PM

http://headlessponch...ms-of-2006.html

I like the look and format of your blog, makes for easy reading. Nice Joćo Gilberto inclusion.

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:13 AM


http://headlessponch...ms-of-2006.html

I like the look and format of your blog, makes for easy reading. Nice Joćo Gilberto inclusion.

I want to say the same about Seam. I only had The Place Is Glacial but loved it, even scored some bootlegs from my tape trading days in '98.

its like a group of nerds just get together to self indulge their self, just like sound opinions message board.


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Posted 20 December 2006 - 01:43 AM

darn I missed voting
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:45 PM

In my opinion, "Poison Cup" --> "To Go Home" is the most affecting opening of any album this year.

I'm all "passionate" and stuff...


That opening really is amazing. I would argue that "Crane Wife 3" and "Stadiums and Shrines II" are the best opening tracks of the year, though.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:47 PM

it is hard to argue "Stadiums and Shrines" because it is such a great opener, but "Poison Cup" still manages to own it. goddamn that is a great song. I haven't been so in love with an album in such a long time as I am with "Post War." It really is just amazing.
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#1611 Chronodiggity

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 07:43 PM

I haven't been so in love with an album in such a long time as I am with "Post War." It really is just amazing.


Shut Up I Am Dreaming had the same effect on me. Stadiums and Shrines II really is unmatched.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:19 AM

At least it won't be the fucking Knife. God, Pitchfork suck a fat one.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:51 AM

It probably won't be The fucking Knife but it should be.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:15 PM

I've surprised myself on how my list, for once, is so similar to everyone else's. 1. The Knife - Silent Shout 2. Scott Walker - The Drift 3. The Legendary Pink Dots - Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves 4. Joanna Newsom - Y's 5. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas 6. Cat Power - The Greatest 7. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force 8. The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse 9. Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast 10. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles 11. Boris - Pink 12. Bodycode - The Conservation of Electric Charge 13. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors 14. El Perro del Mar - El Perro del Mar 15. Sparks - Hello Young Lovers
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#1615 throughsilver

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:35 PM


39 . Hawthorne Heights ~ If Only You Were Lonely
40 . Brand New ~ The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me

Oh man. That placement is all sorts of wonky...

And intentional. ;)

Also, I listened to the Roots and Mammatus albums on holiday. They would easily have made my list. As should Asunder, but my memory is not what it once was.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:38 PM

After I posted my list I've discovered a couple of albums that prob. would have made my list; Six Organs of Admittance - Sun Awakens Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold Mastodon - Blood Mountain Beth Orton - Comfort Of Strangers and maybe one or two more. sigh.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:35 PM

I've surprised myself on how my list, for once, is so similar to everyone else's.

1. The Knife - Silent Shout
2. Scott Walker - The Drift
3. The Legendary Pink Dots - Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves
4. Joanna Newsom - Y's
5. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
6. Cat Power - The Greatest
7. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
8. The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse
9. Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
10. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
11. Boris - Pink
12. Bodycode - The Conservation of Electric Charge
13. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
14. El Perro del Mar - El Perro del Mar
15. Sparks - Hello Young Lovers

Wish you would have voted in time. Good list, though I haven't heard #4.

I've looked everywhere but I just can't seem to find any opinions on it. :rolleyes:

#1618 throughsilver

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:58 PM

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:03 PM


I've surprised myself on how my list, for once, is so similar to everyone else's.

1. The Knife - Silent Shout
2. Scott Walker - The Drift
3. The Legendary Pink Dots - Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves
4. Joanna Newsom - Y's
5. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
6. Cat Power - The Greatest
7. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force
8. The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse
9. Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
10. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
11. Boris - Pink
12. Bodycode - The Conservation of Electric Charge
13. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
14. El Perro del Mar - El Perro del Mar
15. Sparks - Hello Young Lovers

Wish you would have voted in time. Good list, though I haven't heard #4.

I've looked everywhere but I just can't seem to find any opinions on it. :rolleyes:


Yeah, I wish I would've posted my list in time.

I'm doing the write up's for my top five, and as why I love Ys I can only say Joanna's storytelling is what hooked me. With every syllable she spits I only fall in :wub:. I mean, how can anyone not fall for lines like these:

That the meteorite is a source of the light
And the meteor's just what we see
And the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee

And the meteorite's just what causes the light
And the meteor's how it's perceived
And the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void that lies quiet in offering to thee


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Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:11 PM

hey! congrats on voting 3 times under 3 different aliases dude, too bad it didn't help Yellow House too much in the end!

a lurker's top 50

1. Grizzly Bear "Yellow House"
2. Hot Chip "The Warning"
3. El Perro Del Mar "El Perro Del Mar"
4. The Knife "Silent Shout"
5. Califone "Roots and Crowns"
6. Chad VanGaalen "Skelliconnection"
7. Final Fantasy "He Poos Clouds"
8. Camera Obscura "Let's Get Out of this Country"
9. Bat for Lashes "Fur and Gold"
10. Beyonce "B'day"
11. The Black Angels "Passover"
12. White Magic "Dat Rosa Mel Apibus"
13. Phoenix "It's never been like that"
14. Peter Bjorn and John "Writer's Block"
15. Neko Case "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"
16. Matmos "the Rose has Teeth in its Mouth"
17. Fujiya & Miyagi "Transparent Things"
18. Beirut "Gulag Orkestrar"
19. Midlake "Trials of the van Occupanther"
20. Girl Talk "Night Ripper"
21. Tv on the Radio "Return to Cookie Mountain"
22. The Whitest Boy Alive "Dreams"
23. Benoit Piolard "Precis"
24. Tahiti 80 "Fosbury"
25. Lindstrom "It's a Feedelity Affair"
26. Broadcast "Future Crayon"
27. Herbert "Scale"
28. Jim Noir "Tower of Love"
29. Justin Timberlake "FutureSex/LoveSounds
30. Lansing Dreiden "The Dividing Island"
31. Scott Walker "The Drift"
32. Snowden "Anti Anti"
33. Vetiver "To Find Me Gone"
34. The Walkmen "A Hundred Miles Off"
35. Ratatat "Classics"
36. Psapp "the Only Thing I ever wanted"
37. Professor Murder "rides the subway EP"
38. Mew "And the Glass Handed Kite"
39. Lily Allen "Alright Still"
40. Liars "Drums Not Dead"
41. Man Man "Six Demon Bag"
42. Holy Shit "Stranded at Two Harbors"
43. Goldfrapp "Super Nature"
44. French Kicks "Two Thousand"
45. Brightblack Morning Light "Self Titled"
46. Bonnie "Prince" Billie "the Letting Go"
47. The Blow "Paper Television"
48. Indian Jewelry "Invasive Exotics"
49. Band of Horses "Everything all the Time"
50. The Futureheads "News and Tributes"



I want in on this. my coworker gave me the heads up on this glorified office pool.
now if only the person whos list is closest to the final list, won all the albums. That'd be nice

I'll throw in five bucks.

Here's my 12 for the past 12 months because I can't say I feels strongly enough about more albums than these ones.

1. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
2. CSS- CSS
3. Bob Dylan- Modern Times
4. Clipse- Hell Hath No Fury
5. Annuals - Be He Me
6. French Kicks - Two Thousand
7. J Dilla - Donuts
8. Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting Go
9. Editors
10. White Magic
11. Beck
12. Fujiya and Miyagi

edit: yes that new of montreal is really fucking good.


done and done.


yes I was finally approved, I came here to vote!

1. The Long Blondes- Someone to Drive you Home
2. Squarepusher -Hello Everything
3. Ali Farka Toure=Savane
4. Grizzly Bear- Yellow House
5. OOIOO-Taiga
6. Girl Talk- Night Ripper
7. Junior Boys- So This is Goodbye
8. Espers- Espers II
9. Broadcast- The Future Crayon
10. Clipse- Hell Hath No Fury
11. Now It's Overheard- Dark Light Daybreak
12. A Hack and a Handsaw- The Way The Wind Blows
13. Fantasia- Fantasia
14. Swan Lake- Beast Moans
15. Califone- Roots and Crowns
16. Alejandro Escovedo- The Boxin Mirror
17. Yo La Tengo - I wll Beat your Ass...
18. Arthur Russell- Springfield
19. Figurines- Skeleton
20. Juana Molina- Son
21. Man Man- Six Demon Bag
22. The Black Angels- Passover
23. Justin Timberlake- Future/Sexy
24. Mystery Jets- Making Dens
25. Bob Dylan- Modern Times


do we need to do something to combat this next year? cuz that's kinda BS imo. <_<