Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Best Albums of 2006

2006 was a great year for music fans. Great artists like TV on the Radio, Joanna Newsom and Belle & Sebastian all made this year one to remember. Here's a list of the five best albums of 2006.

1. Joanna Newsom - Ys
Joanna Newsome followed up her gorgeously melodic Milk-Eyed Mender with Ys, an album packed with enough strings and harp to satisfy the most jaded of non-folkies.

2. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Following up their previous album with a funk rock masterpiece that proves these guys have more than just the best afros in the business.

3. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
Dan Bejar's genius knows no bounds. Being a member of the New Pornographers, he knows how to write a good pop song. With his side projec/solo effort, Destroyer, he gets a chance to flex his eccentric creative muscles, and Rubies is Bejar at his best.

4. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is no stranger to making award-winning electronic music. WIth his first solo effort, Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich crafted one of the best examples in minimalist production of the past decade.

5. Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
These veteran indie popsters know full well how to make a great album, but this is the first time in a long time that they've matched the beauty and grandiosity of 1996's If You're Feeling Sinister.