Best Albums of 2006

A Listmania! list by Colin McDonnell (Oregon)
 
Everything All the Time
1.  Everything All the Time by Band of Horses
The list author says:
  "Band of Horses will please any fan of Built to Spill, the Shins, and Modest Mouse. It takes a few listens to sink in, but Everything is transcendent, shimmering, layered, and beautiful...great debut"
$9.99   Used & New from: $1.88
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
2.  Fox Confessor Brings the Flood by Neko Case
The list author says:
  "Neko Case delivers her best album, Her Voice is amazing...I've listened to this CD more than anything else this year."
$12.79   Used & New from: $1.77
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Robbers & Cowards
3.  Robbers & Cowards by Cold War Kids
The list author says:
  "Cold War Kids make music with roots that go deep and wide, embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground."
$10.99   Used & New from: $0.90
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

You in Reverse
4.  You in Reverse by Built To Spill
The list author says:
  "Saw this tour in Portland...These guys blow me away everytime I see them live."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.26
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Post War
5.  Post War by M. Ward
The list author says:
  "Each album he makes gets better and better...great songs.  Mellow folk/rock, RIYL: Jack Johnson, Andrew Bird, Mason Jennings"
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Warning
6.  Warning by Hot Chip
The list author says:
  "Alternative/Electronica outfit makes great strides with their sophmore album...Highly Recommended"
$16.79   Used & New from: $0.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Night Ripper
7.  Night Ripper by Girl Talk
The list author says:
  "Great Mash-Up record.  Hundreds of popular songs from the past 30 years are sampled and mashed together with current hip hop vocals."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sam's Town
8.  Sam's Town by The Killers
$8.76   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (314 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

The Greatest
9.  The Greatest by Cat Power
The list author says:
  "Chan Marshall teams up with some great stax players and makes her (dusty in) "memphis" record...her greatest album to date."
$11.23   Used & New from: $0.32
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Modern Times
10.  Modern Times by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Bob Dylan makes another solid record in the vein of his last two, Love & Theft and Time Out of Mind."
$7.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (466 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Return to Cookie Mountain (with Bonus Tracks)
11.  Return to Cookie Mountain (with Bonus Tracks) by TV on the Radio
The list author says:
  "Very Unique...Hard to describe but very interesting"
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.37
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Crane Wife
12.  The Crane Wife by The Decemberists
The list author says:
  "Their best album in my opinion...mellow indie rock from Portland."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Loon
13.  The Loon by Tapes 'n Tapes
The list author says:
  "Nice indie rock record, RIYL: Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Pavement."
$8.14   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Wolfmother
14.  Wolfmother by Wolfmother
The list author says:
  "Band from down under channels 70's Sabbath...very good"
$10.99   Used & New from: $0.17
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Black Holes & Revelations
15.  Black Holes & Revelations by Muse
The list author says:
  "epic...what Radiohead would have sounded like if they didn't start making electronic music."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Rebels Rogues & Sworn Brothers
16.  Rebels Rogues & Sworn Brothers by Lucero (Rock)
The list author says:
  "Torn and frayed, the voice of Lucero singer Ben Nichols epitomizes a band that spends half it's time on the highway driving to the next gig. But judging by the fun the Memphis four-piece appears to be having on its fifth album, that road may go on forever. Produced by David Lowry (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker), meshing elements of English blues, Southern swamp rock and Bowery Street punk."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Boys and Girls in America
17.  Boys and Girls in America by The Hold Steady
The list author says:
  "Springsteen + Elvis Costello + indie Rock = The Hold Steady"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Colour the Small One
18.  Colour the Small One by Sia
The list author says:
  "Solo Record from the singer of Zero 7...great downtempo electronica record.  Very Beautiful"
$10.99   Used & New from: $0.83
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

Broken Boy Soldiers
19.  Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs
The list author says:
  "Jack White's side project"
$5.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Lunático
20.  Lunático by Gotan Project
The list author says:
  "Electronica meets tango...not as good as their first album, but still very enjoyable."
$12.99   Used & New from: $0.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

All This Time
21.  All This Time by Heartless Bastards
The list author says:
  "Smart alternative rock...highly recommended"
$11.99   Used & New from: $5.67
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

At War With the Mystics
22.  At War With the Mystics by The Flaming Lips
The list author says:
  "Cosmic, consciousness-expanding and mind-shattering, At War With The Mystics, the highly anticipated follow-up to The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots brings together the expressiveness of recent albums with the heaviness, volume and intensity of the band's earlier work. At War With The Mystics is personal, political, psychedelic and powerful pop."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Garden Ruin
23.  Garden Ruin by Calexico
The list author says:
  "Where the open blue skies of the landscapes they chronicled before were tempered by the smoky dark blues of their jazz influences, "Garden Ruin" is musically brighter. Lyrically too, the album takes a left turn in which contemporary rather than mythical America is addressed. Put succinctly, "Garden Ruin" is where Calexico fill those dusty, empty landscapes they documented with a big, big sound."
$8.59   Used & New from: $0.98
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Begin to Hope
24.  Begin to Hope by Regina Spektor
The list author says:
  "On Begin to Hope, Regina Spektor treads a delicate balance between her anti-folk past and her present home on Sire Records.  A cross between Feist and Nelly Furtado in a good way."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Animal Years
25.  The Animal Years by Josh Ritter
$17.51   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Comfort of Strangers
26.  Comfort of Strangers by Beth Orton
The list author says:
  "Beth tones down the beats and makes a nice mellow folk rock album."
$11.04   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Curse Your Little Heart
27.  Curse Your Little Heart by Devotchka
The list author says:
  "After three albums where each was an improvement on the former, indie-cabaret darlings Devotchka continue to move forward. Capturing all the drama inherent in Eastern European folk styles and pairing it with the more dramatic end of indie rock (think Arcade Fire or Calexico), Devotchka carve out a rich little niche for itself."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

First Impressions of Earth
28.  First Impressions of Earth by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "No one really talks about the strokes anymore...but they keep making good music."
$6.99   Used & New from: $1.23
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sun Sun Sun
29.  Sun Sun Sun by The Elected
The list author says:
  "Member of Rilo Kiley makes a nice folk/rock album...nice surprise."
$3.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Supernature
30.  Supernature by Goldfrapp
The list author says:
  "Most consistant of her albums...very dance oriented"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Brightblack Morning Light
31.  Brightblack Morning Light by Brightblack Morning Light
The list author says:
  ""Haunting", "ethereal", and "oozing with soul" are just a few of the words used to describe the music of these Alabama-Kentucky-to-Northern California transplants."
$10.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

St. Elsewhere
32.  St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley
$12.69   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Polo Club
33.  Polo Club by Greenskeepers
The list author says:
  "Good party record, sounds like Talking Heads backed by an electronica band"
$16.20   Used & New from: $1.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Passover
34.  Passover by The Black Angels
The list author says:
  "Great indie rock band out of Seattle"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

9
35.  9 by Damien Rice
The list author says:
  "Not quite as endearing as his raw and seductive 2002 debut, O, the second full-length album by Irish troubadour Damien Rice finds him taking a more slapdash approach to his lyrics and arrangements, with balmy tracks like "Rootless Tree," and "Coconut Skins.""
$16.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Costello Music
36.  Costello Music by The Fratellis
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.45
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

Donuts
37.  Donuts by Jay Dee
The list author says:
  "Donuts was released just before he passed away--he was only 32. As one of his last projects, though, Donuts is a fitting reflection of Dilla's creativity and an apt tribute (however unintentional) to a career spent as the quintissential producer's producer. Spontaneous but not sloppy, the late producer at his best--in the throes of his own imagination, each song poised with endless possibilities."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)