Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Album of the year

My album of the year is far and away Destroyer's Rubies by Dan Bejar of New Pornographers fame. Like a lot of the albums i love i really didn't like this one on first listen. It's hard to believe that this guy is in the New Pornographers because this album is nothing like anything the pornographers have put out. The album is very odd and beautiful at the same time. You have to respect the fact that the first song is this long(almost 10 minute) meandering piece. My wife instantly fell in love with the album so i ended up putting a couple of songs on a mix cd for the car and eventually realized that i liked those songs. Upon revisiting the album i came to the realization that this shit is genius!
Download - Destroyer - Rubies
Download - Destroyer - Looter's Foolies

According to my ipod the song i listened to the most this year was The Monitor by Bishop Allen. Although if you add up the three versions of The Trapeze Swinger by Iron and Wine it wins by a huge margin.

Instead of a top 10 list here are the albums that i liked the most from 2006 i'm sure i've left several things out.
The Decemberists - Crane Wife
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Download - Level
Margot and the Nuclear So and So - The dust of retreat
Download - Skeleton Key
Alejandro Escovedo - The Boxing Mirror
Download - Dear Head on the Wall
Bonnie Prince Billie - The Letting Go
Download - Cursed Sleep
Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
Download - Another Sunny Day
Band of Horses - Everything all of the time
Download - Funeral
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
Download - Lazy Eye
M. Ward - Post War
Download - Chinese Translation
Morrissey - Ringleader of the tormentors
Jose Gonzales - Veneer
Built to Spill - You in Reverse
Download - Liar
Black Keys - Chulahoma, Magic Potion
Mason Jennings - Boneclouds
Download - Be Here Now
Mates of State - Bring it Back
Download - For the Actor
The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Download - Better

2 comments:

lua said...

nice choices-(sauf the decemberists) thanks for the props. i am going to revisit belle&seb and pretend it is spring again. no mention of beruit? i am hurt.

sumobeats said...

What about Murs the 9th wonder?