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Reckoner
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:19 AM
I know what you're thinking, the year is only half over, but if you're like me you'll forget what happened 6 months previous. Plus when the year ends, there will be a list to base off of.

So, until this point this year, what are some of the best albums. Now I realize there are lots of people here with very differences in music, but I still think this is a good idea.

For me this year,

Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine :worship:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium :D

Mainly, this year has been somewhat of let down, but The Mars Volta will be releasing their new album shortly. :bounce:

EbonyPride
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:22 AM
Beyonce B-day! :)

cellophane
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:26 AM
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine :worship:

That's last year's. :p And the leaked version blows the released one out of the water (for the most part), so download it if you haven't. ;)

Reckoner
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:28 AM
wait, really?

Then this year is even worse.

cellophane
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:35 AM
wait, really?

Then this year is even worse.

:lol: Well, I guess you could count it as this year's, if you've only heard it this year. ;)

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:48 AM
I have a couple myself.
The Brand New Heavies- Get Used To It
Duncan Sheik- White Limousine
Yolanda Adams- Day By Day
Sia- Colour The Small One
Wicked Wisdom- Wicked Wisdom
India.Arie- Testimony, Vol. 1: Life + Relationships :hearts:

stevos
Jun 28th, 2006, 05:03 AM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show your bones

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jun 28th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Remy Martin - There's Something About Remy
India.Arie - Testimony Vol 1: Life And Relationship

Strangelove
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:22 AM
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open

Kunal
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:29 AM
frou frou---dunno how many albums she has come with

mandy7
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:42 AM
the new Keane album

Beefy
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:51 AM
Have you got it Mandy?

drake3781
Jun 28th, 2006, 09:15 AM
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open

:kiss:

mandy7
Jun 28th, 2006, 09:18 AM
Have you got it Mandy?

i've heard it, heard a lot of it live too
and i'm getting it tomorrow
my colleague dl-ed some cd's for me and put them on my flash drive
so yay!

hdfb
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:48 AM
Ayumi Hamasaki - (miss)understood

FedExpress
Jun 28th, 2006, 11:57 AM
That one from Paris Hilton :lol: :tape:

CondiLicious
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:21 PM
Goodbye Alice In Wonderland - Jewel

Monica_Rules
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Keane- Under the Iron sea
Sandi Thom- Smile it confuses people( only 32mins long but its amaizng)

new-york
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:34 PM
I have a couple myself.
The Brand New Heavies- Get Used To It
Duncan Sheik- White Limousine
Yolanda Adams- Day By Day
Sia- Colour The Small One
Wicked Wisdom- Wicked Wisdom
India.Arie- Testimony, Vol. 1: Life + Relationships :hearts:

i think Sia is 2005. but :worship: .

Pheobo
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:36 PM
It's not out yet, but it will be Nina Gordon- Bleeding Heart Graffiti.

It should be out August 1st or something like that, unless she pushes back the release date again, like she's been doing since 2003 :rolleyes:

But it will be magnificant.

[S@nti]
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Nelly Furtado - Loose

BEEILOVEYA
Jun 28th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Beyonce B-day! :)

I agree.

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 28th, 2006, 01:16 PM
i think Sia is 2005. but :worship: .
Sia's album came out in the states in 2006. :wavey:

shirley
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:54 PM
I haven't bought a lot of albums this year (yet!)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Pink - I'm Not Dead

stevos
Jun 28th, 2006, 05:02 PM
frou frou---dunno how many albums she has come with
Only 1 album, and will only make 1 album :sad: It was a couple years ago, btw.

King Aaron
Jun 28th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Pink - I'm Not Dead

mc8114
Jun 28th, 2006, 07:33 PM
']Nelly Furtado - Loose
That's the best one i've heard so far.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Fiona Extraordinary Machine

MLF
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:36 PM
So far it's been Morrissey's 'Ringleader Of The Tormentors' for me.

Sweep
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:52 PM
Plan B's "Who Needs Action When You Got Words". This lad owns the Streets. :worship:

controlfreak
Jun 28th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Snow Patrol - Eyes Open

:worship:

Nina Gordon :worship:

and of course Nerina Pallot - Fires :worship:

strawberry.babou
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:41 PM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show your bones
:hearts: I love this album.

jenny161185
Jun 28th, 2006, 11:32 PM
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth

new-york
Jun 29th, 2006, 12:20 AM
Sia's album came out in the states in 2006. :wavey:

oh.

controlfreak
Dec 3rd, 2006, 11:19 PM
BUMP!

2006 is nearly over...

so here are my final picks for my A.O.T.Y.:

1. Nerina Pallot - Fires :worship:
2. Nina Gordon - Bleeding Heart Graffiti :bowdown:
3. Damien Rice - 9 :worship:
4. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open :bowdown:
5. Nelly Furtado - Loose :worship:
6. La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa :bowdown:
7. Madeleine Peyroux - Half The Perfect World :worship:
8. Bic Runga - Birds :bowdown:
9. The Kooks - Inside In, Inside Out :worship:
10. Christina Stürmer - Lebe Lauter :bowdown:
11. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood :worship:

:aparty:

cometz9
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:10 AM
Nelly Furtado "Loose"

Pheobo
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:27 AM
For 2006

1.) The Dresden Dolls- Yes, Virginia
2.) Nina Gordon- Bleeding Heart Graffiti
3.) Everclear- Welcome to the Drama Club
4.) The Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Show Your Bones

I would have loved to put Veruca Salt's "IV" on here, but it's absolute shit.

Barrie_Dude
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:12 AM
Fiona is the only one who deserves it

!<blocparty>!
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:22 AM
Favourite popular albums:

The Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke
Christina Aguilera - Back To Basics
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/Lovesounds
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
India Arie - Testimony, Vol. 1: Life & Relationship

-SheLL-
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:24 AM
Nelly's album "loose"

Reckoner
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:39 AM
I was greatly disappointed this year.

My only pick would be Thom Yorke's The Eraser. Even the B-sides were better than most of the stuff this year.

azinna
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:46 AM
Don't y'all have to wait for Fantasia's to drop?.....

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:17 AM
Don't y'all have to wait for Fantasia's to drop?.....

i dont think most of the people who have posetd here listen to that type of music

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/Fantasiacover.jpg/200px-Fantasiacover.jpg
i love this cover!!!:hearts:

i was disappointed in her 1st album. Hope her 2nd well be awesome! CUZ THE COVER IS!

égalité
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:24 AM
Camera Obscura: Let's Get Out Of This Country
Kate Bush: Aerial (releasted late 2005)
The Dresden Dolls: Yes, Virginia...
Regina Spektor: Begin To Hope

KBdoubleu
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:42 AM
Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (as a few others have said)-there is really music for all different kinds of people on this album

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 4th, 2006, 05:02 AM
Nelly - Loose is great.
Justin - FutureSex/LoveSounds
Pink - I'm not dead
Katie Melua - Piece by Piece :hearts:
Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae

hdfb
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:19 AM
Ayumi Hamasaki - Secret
Teddy Geiger - Underage Thinking

No Name Face
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:29 AM
3. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
2. Blue October - Foiled
1. Nelly Furtado - Loose

for me, this is the first time that a female has had the best album of the year (i don't listen to many female artists) --- but loose is immaculate. i listen to it to this day. "afraid," "glow," "te busque," "say it right," "do it," "what i wanted," "wait for you," and "all good things" are AMAZING.

drake3781
Dec 4th, 2006, 06:33 AM
Ben Kweller - Ben Kweller

klok
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:11 AM
For me the album of the year by a long way is Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is just an awesome album, not to mention it is two discs so it has double the songs. I love the Peppers.

G~Playa
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:31 AM
In Hip Hop:
The Game - Doctors Advocate

Grohl
Dec 4th, 2006, 07:41 AM
Muse: black holes and revelations

bionic71
Dec 4th, 2006, 10:23 AM
Fundamental - PET SHOP BOYS

A_S
Dec 4th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Richard ashcroft's keys to the world.

Monica_Rules
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:17 PM
I've really liked

Muse- Black holes and revelations
The Feeling- 12 stops and home
Sandi Thom- Smile... it confuses people

Monica_Rules
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Just seen that i mentioned Keane in my earlier post. Had to add that to the mist aswell.

MLF
Dec 4th, 2006, 01:23 PM
and of course Nerina Pallot - Fires :worship:

'Fires' is a 2005 album. It got reissued in 2006 on a new label but the tracklisting is the same.

FORZA SARITA
Dec 4th, 2006, 02:00 PM
1. Nelly Furtado - Loose

azinna
Dec 4th, 2006, 03:27 PM
i dont think most of the people who have posetd here listen to that type of music

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/Fantasiacover.jpg/200px-Fantasiacover.jpg
i love this cover!!!:hearts:

i was disappointed in her 1st album. Hope her 2nd well be awesome! CUZ THE COVER IS!

The album cover is certainly hot. The new single "Hood Boy" has a nice groove to it, though I'm not sure about its message: basically, she wants someone who "twist caps off," ain't pretty, is a "double d" and got girls chained to it, wears "wifebeaters and chains", is "always in the trap" and though he knows how to treat a lady, "won't let you get too rowdy." I'm sure (hoping) a good deal of all this is tongue-in-cheek, but Lord :help: the women and men who don't get that.

Maria Croft
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:15 PM
Back To Basics - Christina Aguilera

Kunal
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:18 PM
i dont know...but is the JT album worthy?

future sex sounds and blah blah blah...

King Aaron
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Pink - I'm Not Dead

Viktymise
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Beyonce's - B'Day was fun too, could have been better

shirley
Dec 4th, 2006, 04:39 PM
I have some:-

The Killers - Sam's Town

http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/HMV/KILLERSPRESAM.JPG

Pink - I'm Not Dead

http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/HMV/82876804712.JPG

Snow Patrol - Eyes Open

http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/HMV/PRERELCDSNOWP.JPG

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/HMV/9877235.JPG These are my albums of 2006 :D

Shimizu Amon
Dec 5th, 2006, 05:59 PM
That would be:
Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics
Nelly Furtado - Loose
Beyoncé - B-Day and

Haimar
Dec 5th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Pink - I'm Not Dead



I'm completely with you !!! I'm not dead was the best !!! P!nk rocks

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 5th, 2006, 06:24 PM
I have a couple myself.
The Brand New Heavies- Get Used To It
Duncan Sheik- White Limousine
Yolanda Adams- Day By Day
Sia- Colour The Small One
Wicked Wisdom- Wicked Wisdom
India.Arie- Testimony, Vol. 1: Life + Relationships :hearts:

I'm going to have to add Pink's "I'm Not Dead" to my list.

After I listened to Cuz I Can, I was hooked.
What an amazing album. It should have been a hit in the states.
It's really ashame.

Dear Mr. President, Who Knew, Stupid Girls, Nobody Knows, U + Ur Hand, and Cuz I Can.
For those who think P!nk sold out after her first album, just listen to U + Ur Hand and Cuz I Can.
She's always been consistent with her message.

:inlove:
Dec 5th, 2006, 06:37 PM
The Killers - Sam's Town
The Kooks - Inside In The Inside Out
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

BUBI
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Joanna Newsom - Ys :hearts:

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 5th, 2006, 07:54 PM
Ayumi Hamasaki - Secret
Teddy Geiger - Underage Thinking

OMG how could I forget teddy :eek:

drake3781
Dec 6th, 2006, 07:26 AM
I've been tracking a detailed compilation of reviews from many different sources.

Here is what I show to date, as the top 30. (Many more reviews will be coming in over the next couple of weeks, and I'll post a revision if/when it changes significantly.)


Order Album Artist
1 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
2 The Crane Wife by The Decemberists
3 The Letting Go by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
4 Ys by Joanna Newsom
5 Modern Times by Bob Dylan
6 Destroyer's Rubies by Destroyer
7 Gulag Orkestar by Beirut
8 Fox Confessor Brings The Flood by Neko Case
9 Boys And Girls In America by The Hold Steady
10 The Life Pursuit by Belle & Sebastian
11 Return To Cookie Mountain by TV On The Radio
12 The Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens
13 Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards by Tom Waits
14 Someone To Drive You Home by The Long Blondes
15 The Eraser by Thom Yorke
16 The Trials Of Van Occupanther by Midlake
17 Ballad Of The Broken Seas by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan (Belle and Sebastian)
18 The Loon by Tapes 'N Tapes
19 Everything All the Time by Band of Horses
20 Be He Me by Annuals
21 Razorlight by Razorlight
22 Sam's Town by The Killers
23 Under The Iron Sea by Keane
24 St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley
25 Empire by Kasabian
26 The Warning by Hot Chip
27 Yellow House by Grizzly Bear
28 Six Demon Bag by Man Man
29 Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain by Sparklehorse
30 The Greatest by Cat Power

drake3781
Dec 6th, 2006, 07:34 AM
Joanna Newsom - Ys :hearts:

I just started listening to this tonight. In fact, it was a radio show where she "djs", playing some selected songs she wants us to hear (not hers). Also talks about the making of her album, the people involved, and other related stuff. If you want the link, let me know. :D

Beat
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:27 AM
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/HMV/9877235.JPG These are my albums of 2006 :D

i haven't made my mind up yet, but this one will be very high in my personal charts. :)

MLF
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:51 AM
i haven't made my mind up yet, but this one will be very high in my personal charts. :)

For a moment there I thought I was going to have to admonish you on revealing your #1 elsewhere ;) I'm sure that album will appear somewhere on my top 10 too.

Epigone
Dec 6th, 2006, 09:20 AM
Лигалайз - XL

BUBI
Dec 6th, 2006, 09:36 AM
I just started listening to this tonight. In fact, it was a radio show where she "djs", playing some selected songs she wants us to hear (not hers). Also talks about the making of her album, the people involved, and other related stuff. If you want the link, let me know. :D
Yes, give me the link :)
This album is real ear candy... my favourite tracks are "Monkey & Bear" and "Cosmia" :rocker2:

Beat
Dec 6th, 2006, 12:48 PM
For a moment there I thought I was going to have to admonish you on revealing your #1 elsewhere ;)
certainly not! i'll keep my mouth shut very firmly. ;)

drake3781
Dec 9th, 2006, 07:39 AM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6588722

KEXP's 10 (Well, 11) Best Debut CDs of 2006

NPR.org (http://www.npr.org/), December 6, 2006 · Eclectic NPR member station KEXP (http://www.kexp.org/) is an influential and innovative cultural force in Seattle and beyond. Senior director of programming Kevin Cole -- host of KEXP's Afternoon Show, which highlights new releases, sneak previews, vintage tracks, rarities, B-sides and in-studio performances -- recently compiled this list of 2006's 11 best debut CDs.

Band of Horses: Everything All the Time
This Seattle band, founded by former Carissa’s Wierd members Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke, unveils an excellent album of country-tinged psych-pop -- reminiscent of The Shins, Built to Spill, The Flaming Lips and Crazy Horse.

Sera Cahoone: Sera Cahoone
Also of Band of Horses and Carissa's Weird, this drummer also happens to be a fine songwriter, as evidenced by her self-titled solo debut. It's a gorgeous, low-key collection of atmospheric country-folk, featuring a healthy assortment of rootsy instrumentation and haunting vocals.

The Black Angels: Passover
This Austin band follows its debut EP with a powerful collection of dark, droning, psychedelic rock. With echoes of late-'60s music, the dread-filled songs on Passover draw strong parallels between the struggles of that era and world events today.

The Little Ones: Sing Song EP
This L.A. band makes its debut with a charming, sunny indie-pop EP, which combines pulsing rhythms with strong melodies in ways that recall Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, but with less of an obvious Talking Heads influence and a bit more Shins-style jangle.

Silversun Pickups: Carnavas
This Southern California band follows last year's promising Pikul EP with an even better album of psych-tinged indie-rock, sounding like early Smashing Pumpkins filtered through hypnotic My Bloody Valentine drones, with lots of noisy guitar effects and powerful hooks.

Common Market: Common Market
Seattle rapper RA Scion hooked up with Blue Scholars beatmaster Sabzi to form Common Market. The resulting debut album is an excellent set of underground hip-hop, combining Scion's inspired, socially conscious raps with Sabzi’s soul-infused production and slamming beats.

Lily Allen: Alright, Still
This 21-year-old British singer-songwriter ignored her label's advice to make a conventional pop record and went her own way through MySpace, posting songs and humorous essays that gained her a ton of fans. Even better, the music is worth the hype she's generated: sunny, beat-driven pop flavored with reggae, ska, calypso, New Orleans R&B and hip hop, with colorful lyrics that send up ex-boyfriends and would-be suitors.

Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll
This British band debuts with an oft-hilarious (and occasionally touching) collection of sarcastic art-punk. Lead singer Eddie Argo spits out acerbic lyrics about rock and pop culture in a declamatory style reminiscent of The Fall's Mark E. Smith while the band kicks up a giddy post-punk racket behind him. It might seem a bit too snarky and insular, but Art Brut's enthusiasm is irresistible.

Wax Tailor: Tales of the Forgotten Melodies
Parisian producer JC Le Saout introduces himself via an excellent debut album of cinematic, down-tempo hip-hop. Both his use of samples (Nina Simone, Hitchcock, Doris Day) and new material from friends The Others and Charlotte Savary are expertly balanced throughout the record, making for an addictive and blunted journey.

Trentemoller: The Last Resort
The debut album from Denmark-based DJ/composer/producer/remixer Anders Trentemoller, The Last Resort is an accessible-yet-challenging collection of tech-house electronica. Trentemoller's distinctive, hypnotic music employs beats and turntables to paint a loopy musical landscape.

Tapes 'N' Tapes: The Loon
This Minneapolis band's album of ramshackle indie pop-rock -- a word-of-mouth hit, thanks to appearances in high-profile blogs and music festivals -- recalls Modest Mouse and the Pixies.

drake3781
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:55 AM
Yes, give me the link :)
This album is real ear candy... my favourite tracks are "Monkey & Bear" and "Cosmia" :rocker2:


Took a while to find it.... here you go:

http://www.npr.org/programs/asc/archives/

:D

~Cherry*Blossom~
Dec 10th, 2006, 12:07 AM
India.Arie - Testimony Vol 1: Life And Relationship
Remy Martin - There's Something About Remy
Janet Jackson - 20 Y.O
Letoya Luckett - Letoya
Monica - The Makings Of Me
Beyoncé - B Day
Young Jeezy - The Inspiration-Thug Motivation 102
Cherish - Cherish
Shareefa - Point Of No Return
Ciara - The Evolution



Other noteable albums: (in order)



Rick Ross - Port Of Miami
P Diddy - Press Play
Shawnna - Block Music
Christina Millian - So Amazing
The Game - Doctor's Advocate
Fantasia Barrino - Fantasia
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Jojo - The High Road
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
Paula DeAnda - Paula DeAnda :o