Monday, December 18, 2006

Butch Slap's Top 10 Albums of 2006

Here they are... the albums I enjoyed most this past year. Actually putting them in sequential order is always a tricky endeavor, as day to day my opinion shifts. For example, the past week I've been listening to the Black Angels record quite a bit, and am tempted to slide it up a couple notches. At some point you've just gotta call it, and say it's done - whether it's a silly list such as this or something more life affecting. Anyhoo, the 10 songs below make quite a playlist, so enjoy!

1. Sparklehorse
Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain

mp3: Shade and Honey

2. Bob Dylan
Modern Times

mp3: Thunder on the Mountain

3. The Decemberists
The Crane Wife

mp3: Shankill Butchers

4. Black Heart Procession
The Spell

mp3: The Spell

5. TV on the Radio
Return to Cookie Mountain

mp3: Dirty Whirlwind

6. The Black Angels

mp3: The First Vietnamese War

7. Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
The River in Reverse

mp3: The Sharpest Thorn

8. French Kicks
Two Thousand

mp3: So Far We Are

9. The Black Keys
Magic Potion

mp3: Strange Desire

10. Pink Mountaintops
Axis Of Evol

mp3: Lord, Let Us Shine

Honorable Mentions:

Cat Power - The Greatest

Beck - The Information

Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit

Bonnie Prince Billy - The Letting Go

Ray Davies - Other People's Lives

Band of Horses - Everything All the Time