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Favorite things of 2006

Tim Brough "author and music buff"
The list author says: "New (Muse) collided with old (Beatles), comebacks both improbable (Def leppard) occured next to the unbelieveble (Yusef/Cat Stevens). Career highs (RHCP's) and should have been commercial breakthroughs (Slaid Cleaves) along with stunning records by veterans that got bypassed (Elton John) over crap that should have been put down by Veterinarians (Rod Stewart's latest airsickness bag). It's another year of music, with some of my favorites here."
Unsung
Unsung
"Slaid reaches a new pinnacle by selecting all songs by unsung artists (get it?) that he's friends with. Best folk album of the year. And one of my favorite songs of the year with the poet's tribute, "Everette.""
Black Holes & Revelations
Black Holes & Revelations
"Queen, Sweet, ELO, western movie soundtracks, Radiohead. All mixed into one shiny disc and played at arena splitting intensety. Their best CD yet and worth it for the funky (yes I said funky) "Supermassive Black Hole.""
MOTHERLODE
MOTHERLODE
"She's been holding out on us. On her first non-children's CD in years, Sara delivers two disc's worth of amazing material, including neat covers from Tears For Fears and Rolling Stones. One of the best live shows I attended this year, as well."
At War With the Mystics
At War With the Mystics
"Wow - This CD shatters everything The Lips have done. They have moved so close to mainstream that "The yeah yeah yeah song" was used to promote "Little Miss Sunshine." How cool is that? Also - check out their version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the "Killer Queen" tribute."
Sam's Town
Sam's Town
"Beats the sophomore jinx, and turns out that Brandon Flowers' Springsteen worship really did make them better. Not without a case or two of over-reaching, but still, cool stuff."
The Black Parade
The Black Parade
"How to make an old geezer bleery eyed Pt 1) - Get a young, exciting band to release a concept album that doesn't blow. MCR pull the feat off terrifically. (Last Year's winner: "American Idiot.")"
Love
Love
"How to make an old geezer bleery eyed Pt 2) - Release The Beatles in snack sized nibblets and mix it so it all sounds new."
The Captain and the Kid
The Captain and the Kid
"His best CD since "The One" finds Elton looking back with Bernie on the years after "Captain Fantastic." "The Bridge" will give you goose-bumps."
Yeah!
Yeah!
"Most fun covers CD in years. It's an instant party and a reminder of why we love classic rock bands in the first place. Get this over Ozzy's crappy "Under Covers.""
Rockford
Rockford
""Rockford" is Cheap Trick paying tribute to...Cheap Trick. If this were the 80's, both "Perfect Stranger" and "Come On Come On Come On" would've been all over the radio."
Youth
Youth
"The joke is already kind of played out: Hasidic Jewish kid from New York finds redemption in reggae. The good new is "Youth" still holds up after almost a year."
With Love And Squalor
With Love And Squalor
"While the album is a bit spotty, "Nobody Move Nobody Gets Hurt" was a guilty fave for me all year long. Runner-up "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" by Arctic Monkeys, but We Are Scientists' album is better overall."
An Other Cup
An Other Cup
"Sounds like yesterday - with a lot more reflection. He outlasted the clods who told him he couldn't enter the US."
Taking The Long Way
Taking The Long Way
"F! Country Radio and their retarded program directors. The Chicks & Rick Rubin made great music and the title track is the best "make-it-on-your-own-terms" song this side of Springsteen. "Taking The Long Way" stayed #1 for two weeks and sold double platinum, despite the blacklisting they recieved from the dullards in DJ land."
Saints Are Coming
Saints Are Coming
"They brought out the best in each other. Taking on a cover song and melding it with a snippet of "House Of The Rising Sun" made this superstar collaboration the best single of the year. Esp since our feds have conveniently forgotten about the victims of Katrina."
The River in Reverse
The River in Reverse
"The best Costello album in years comes from his collaboration with Allen Toussaint. With an eye for songs from Toussaint's multitude of oldies and some searing originals, "The River In Reverse" pays tribute to New Orleans at the same time it scalds those who averted their eyes during the disaster in progress."
Highway Companion
Highway Companion
"All down home charm and low key groove, Petty makes yet another superb solo CD."
Stadium Arcadium
Stadium Arcadium
"Double album stretches all over the map, and John Frusciante channels his inner-Jimi. They are one of the best rock bands on the planet, and "Stadium Arcadium" is imperial material."
Fundamental
Fundamental
"Wow - did you think they would still have it in them? Campy and cheeky till the end, PSB make a record that sounds like it was recorded in 1986. Cool stuff."
Phobia
Phobia
"Growing more melodic with each release, Breaking Benjamin roar triumphant on their third CD. "Diary of Jane" is a great radio rocker."
Angora Ranch
Angora Ranch
"Shameless plug for a friend's entertaining gay relatiohship movie."
Skin Tight: Rubbermen, Macho Fetish and Fantasy
Skin Tight: Rubbermen, Macho Fetish and Fantasy
"After over a decade covering the rubber fetish as a journalist, this book compiles my time spent in the field with interviews, history and guest articles."
The Ironrod Chronicles (A Boner Book)
The Ironrod Chronicles (A Boner Book)
"I liked Master Alex's stories so much that I wrote the foreword for his first collection, and suggested the stories to use. Followed by the "Ironrod Chronicles 2.""
The Ironrod Chronicles II (A Boner Book)
The Ironrod Chronicles II (A Boner Book)
"Alex Ironrod's second collection of Erotic Stories."
Hand and Glove: The Path (A Boner Book)
Hand and Glove: The Path (A Boner Book)
"Bob Genz has been working on this book (the first part of a kinky trilogy) for over a decade. The hard handed reading result was worth the wait."
Master/slave Relations: Handbook of Theory and Practice (M/s Studies Books)
Master/slave Relations: Handbook of Theory and Practice (M/s Studies Books)
"Dr. Rubel takes a very thoughtful and structured look at the lifestyles of D/s folk. A serious work on a serious topic."
Philosophy In the Dungeon, The Magic of Sex & Spirit
Philosophy In the Dungeon, The Magic of Sex & Spirit
"It's not all about the ooh and the ouch, as Jack Rinella points out in his excellent book on BDSM."
The Destruction of the Moral Fabric of America
The Destruction of the Moral Fabric of America
"A stunning look at how the Meese Commission's attacks on erotica in the Regean Era destroyed people. Written by a man that was on the wrong end of the cannon. Given our current "War On Porn," this book is as much cautionary tale as historical document."
It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good
It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good
"We in PA got rid of this slimey Neandrathal scum bucket. While the book certainly isn't worth more than cat litter-box liner, voting him out by a huge margin was priceless. People Power can still, on occasion, see through the slickshut."