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the best 40 records i heard in 2006, and then some
i haven't been around much as of late. i apologize. these are good folks here at the happy robot. i've been raisin' young'uns and birthin' babies, and it makes it hard on a man to find time to write.

anyway, how could i not post my yearly 'best of' list? i mean, how would people know what to buy themselves for christmas?

these are the best 40 records of 2006, that i heard, in order of appreciation.

1 The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
2 Califone Roots & Crowns
3 Bob Dylan Modern Times
4 Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5 Loose Fur Born Again in the USA
6 Camille Le Fil
7 Beth Orton Comfort of Strangers
8 Josh Ritter The Animal Years
9 Drive-By Truckers A Blessing and a Curse

10 Tom Waits Orphans
11 Jarvis Cocker Jarvis
12 Joanna Newsom Ys
13 Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
14 Centro-Matic Fort Recovery
15 The Roots Game Theory
16 Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther
17 Beck The Information
18 Neil Young Living With War
19 Ghostface Fishscale

20 Cat Power The Greatest
21 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
22 Tim O'Reagan Tim O'Reagan
23 Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
24 Bobby Bare, Jr. The Longest Meow
25 Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
26 Dixie Chicks Taking The Long Way
27 Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
28 Golden Smog Another Fine Day
29 TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain

30 Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
31 East River Pipe What Are You On?
32 The Knife Silent Shout
33 Robert Pollard Normal Happiness
34 My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
35 The Beatles Love
36 Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds
37 Mastodon Blood Mountain
38 The Who Endless Wire
39 Melvins A Senile Animal
40 Deftones Saturday Night Wrist

Honorable Mentions
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
Mission of Burma - Obliterati
Solomon Burke - Nashville
Lambchop - Damaged
Futureheads - News and Tributes
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - All the Roadrunning
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time

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