Read Full reviews from some of our Best of 2006 selections:

Damien Rice- 9

The Who- Endless Wire

Tom Petty- Highway Companion

Emm Gryner- The Summer of High Hopes

GPS- Window To The Soul

Richard Butler- Richard Butler

Ray Davies- Other People's Lives

David Gilmour- On An Island

Thom Yorke- The Eraser

It's interesting to see the diversity of Top 10 lists for 2006. With so many small labels, the conglomeration of major labels, and the web's effect, we now have more releases than ever. It takes a real effort just to follow what's hot, much less track some of the smaller but still interesting trends popping up. Despite the wider canvas, there was nothing revolutionary that happened in music this year. Pure Reason Revolution arrived with something fresh and quite welcome to the progressive genre. Lily Allen, whose CD is still not released in the US, gave pop music a refreshing poke in the eye. And Panic! At The Disco beat The Killers at their own game. But mostly, some really good depressing stuff, and the return of some old friends.

Joe del Tufo's Top 10 for 2006

1. Placebo- Meds
2. Pure Reason Revolution- The Dark Third
3. Damien Rice- 9
4. Emm Gryner- The Summer Of High Hopes
5. David Ford- I Sincerely Apologize For All The Trouble I've Caused
6. Fort Minor- The Rising Tied
7. My Chemical Romance- The Black Parade
8. Mono- You Are There
9. Snow Patrol- Eyes Open

10 (tie). Keane- Under the Iron Sea
10 (tie). Lily Allen- Alright, Still

Jim Clark's Top 10 for 2006

1. Richard Butler, Richard Butler
2. Tom Petty, Highway Companion
3. The Who, Endless Wire
4. Isis, In The Absence Of Truth
5. GPS, Window To The Soul
6. Saga, Trust
7. Ray Davies, Other People's Lives
8. David Gilmour, On An Island
9. Adrian Belew, Side Three

10. Jakko Jakszk, Bruised Romantic Glee Club

Barry Crell's
Top 10 for 2006

1. Panic! At The Disco- A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
2. Pure Reason Revolution- The Dark Third
3. Placebo- Meds
4. The Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not
5. James Dean Bradfield- The Great Western
6. The Killers- Sam's Town
7. Paul Weller- Catch-Flame
8. The Streets- The Hardest Way to Make To Make An Easy Living
9. Muse- Black Holes and Revelations

10. The Finals - Plan Your Getaway

Derek Perduta 's
Top 10 for 2006

1. Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
2. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
3. Red Sparowes - Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun
4. Delerium - Nuages Du Monde
5. Faun Fables - Transit Rider
6. Dredg - Live At The Fillmore
7. Mono - You Are There
8. God Is An Astronaut - A Moment of Stillness
9. Under Byen - Samme Stof Som Stof

10. Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse

Olga Nunes' Top 10 for 2006

1. My Brightest Diamond - Bring Me the Workhorse
2. El Perro Del Mar - El Perro Del Mar
3. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
4. Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
5. Lily Allen - Alright, Still
6. Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
7. David Ford- I Sincerely Apologize For All The Trouble I've Caused
8. Clogs - Lantern
9. The Silent Years - The Silent Years
10. Damien Rice- 9

Ron Ozer's Top 10 for 2006

1. Regina Spektor: Begin to Hope
2. The Decemberists: The Crane Wife
3. Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra: Boulevard de L'independence
3. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
5. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
6. Tom Waits: Orphans
7. Thom Yorke: The Eraser
8. Josh Ritter: The Animal Years
9. Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, Lenny White: Traffic
10. Stephen Sondheim : Sweeney Todd (2005 Revival Cast)

Best of lists 2005 | 2004



marillion- happiness is the road
tilt- million dollar wound
mickey simmonds- the seven colours of emptiness
ukz- radiation
pain of salvation - scarsick
icon- icon II, icon live
the pineapple thief- tightly unwound
planet p project- levittown (go out dancing part II)
nosound- lightdark
dengue fever- venus on earth
art of all- morgan
marillion- somewhere else
abigails ghost- selling insincerity
blackfield- blackfield II
damien rice- 9
the who- endless wire
the beach boys- good vibrations
the pineapple thief- little man
the killers- sam's town
tom petty- highway companion
hem- funnel cloud
emm gryner- the summer of high hopes
jeremy enigk- world waits
razorlight- razorlight
gps- window to the soul
iron maiden- a matter of life and death
thom yorke- the eraser
richard butler- richard butler
the flaming lips- at war with the mystics
ray davies- other people's live
david gilmour- on an island
nosound- sol29
jackson browne- running on empty 5.1
neal morse- ?
king crimson- 21st century guide to king crimson
shriekback- cormorant
depeche mode- playing the angel
pallas- the dreams of men
my morning jacket- z
riverside- second life syndrome
roger waters- ca ira
various artists- backs against the wall
riverside- out of myself
sigur ros- takk
killers- hot fuss
queen + paul rodgers- return of the champions
journey- generations
yes- the word is live
emmylou harris- heartaches & highways
van der graaf generator- remaster series
rob dickinson- fresh wine for the horses
annie- anniemal
dredg- catch without arms
foo fighters- in your honor
dream theater- octavarium
belle and sebastian- push barman to open old wounds
the go-betweens- oceans apart
porcupine tree- up the downstair (remaster 2005)
coldplay- x & y
nine inch nails- with teeth
aimee mann- the forgotten arm
van der graaf generator- present
christopher o'riley- hold me to this
glen phillips- winter pays for summer
new order- waiting for the siren's call
ben folds- songs for silverman
john doe- forever hasn't happened yet
trashcan sinatras- fez
adrian belew- side one
kaki king - legs to make us longer
longview- mercury
stereophonics- language. sex. violence. other?
for against- echelons
over the rhine- drunkard's prayer
kathleen edwards- back to me
kasabian- kasabian
porcupine tree- deadwing
the wedding present- take fountain
super furry animals - songbook
arena- pepper's ghost
snow patrol- final straw
rpwl- world through my eyes
tori amos- the beekeeper
kino- picture
monarch- the grandeur that was rome
spocks beard- octane
the wonder stuff- escape from rubbish island
richard barbieri- things buried
the pineapple thief- 12 stories down
the pineapple thief- 8 days later
the innoncence mission- now the day is over
zero 7- when it falls
pain of salvation- be
california guitar trio- white water
jelly jam- 2
tim bowness- my hotel year
van halen- the best of both worlds
glen burtnik- welcome to hollywood
charlie mars- charlie mars
porcupine tree- voyage 34 (2004 remaster)
saint etienne- travel edition
lanterna- highways review
hellboys- cha cha with the hellboys review
persona non grata- the fine art of living review
tegan and sara- so jealous review
guadalcanal diary- 2x4 reissue review
voices in the wire- signals in transmission review
roger waters- to kill a child/ leaving beirut review
luna- rendezvous review
jim white- drill a hole in that substrate and tell me what you see review
the drive-by truckers- the dirty south review
the blue nile - high review
lovedrug- pretend you're alive review
twilight singers- she loves you review
keane- hope and fears review
winds- the imaginary direction of time review
kristeen young- x review
asia- silent nation review
macha- forget tomorrow review
crystal method- legion of boom dvd-audio review
kevin moore- ghost book review
marillion- don't hurt yourself singles review
attrition- dante's kitchen review
rush- feedback review
tortoise- it's all around you review
division of laura lee- does not compute review
peccatum- lost in reverie review
iq- dark matter review
bass communion- ghosts on magnetic tape review
the push stars- paint the town review
virgin black- elegant... and dying review
marillion- marbles review
the streets- a grand don't come for free review
the veils- the runaway found review
all about eve- let me go home review
john young band- live review
mary lou lord- baby blue review
the divine comedy- absent friends review
pink floyd- the final cut (2004 remaster) review
prot-kaw- before became after review
jeffrey gaines live review
mocean worker- enter the mowo review
starsailor- silence is easy review
pineapple thief- variations review
lloyd cole- music in a foreign language review
david sylvian- blemish review
spock's beard- feel euphoria eview
guy manning- press pack sampler review
magellan- impossible figures review
the tangent- the music that died alone review
john gorka- live from grace church photos and review
hothouse flowers- into your heart review
charlotte martin- on your shore review
rasputina- frustration plantation review
stellastarr*- stellastarr* review
vast- nude review
sparks- lil' beethoven review
the damnwells- bastards of the beat review
dave gahan- paper monsters review
king crimson- power to believe review
fish- field of crows review
porcupine tree- in absentia dvd-audio review
new model army- great expectations review
antimatter- unreleased 1998 - 2003 review
catie curtis: dreaming in romance languages review
the gathering- sleepy buildings review
twilight singers play blackberry belle review
vienna teng- warm strangers review
opeth- lamentations dvd review
courtney love- america's sweetheart review
blackfield review
anathema- a natural disaster review
nearfest 2003 coverage
neal morse solo photos- metuchen, nj
porcupine tree broadcast
alpha- stargazing review
david sylvian at the tla
emm gryner at the point
barry andrews at the tin angel
tweaker:2 am wakeup call review
cure- join the dots review
fish live from the tla with john wesley
spearhead- everyone deserves music review
miles hunt (wonderstuff) live

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