The Best Rock Albums of 2006

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    8/10
  1. Joanna Newsom: Ys (Drag City)
  2. Tarentel: Ghetto Beats On The Surface Of The Sun (The Music Fellowship)
    7.5/10
  3. Carla Bozulich: Evangelista (Constellation)
  4. Ben Frost: Theory Of Machines (Bedroom Community)
  5. Natural Snow Buildings: The Dance of the Moon and the Sun (Students of Decay)
  6. Jim Haynes: Telegraphy By The Sea (The Helen Scarsdale Agency)
  7. TV On The Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain (4AD)
  8. Shit And Shine: Jealous of Shit and Shine (Riot Season)
  9. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Lisbon (Kranky)
  10. Katharsis: VVorld VVithout End (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
  11. Volcano The Bear: Classic Erasmus Fusion (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  12. Richard Chartier: Levels Inverted (Line)
  13. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars (Vendlus)
  14. Warhammer 48K: An Ethereal Oracle (Permanent)
  15. James Holden: The Idiots are Winning (Border Community)
  16. Ruins Of Beverast: Rain Upon The Impure (Van)
  17. Cult of Luna: Somewhere Along the Highway (Earache)
  18. White Flight: White Flight (Range Life)
  19. Circle: Miljard (Ektro)
    7/10
  20. Julianna Barwick: Sanguine (self-released)
  21. Subtle: For Hero For Fool (Astralwerks)
  22. Liars: Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  23. KTL: KTL (Editions Mego)
  24. Sic Alps: Pleasures And Treasures (Animal Disguise)
  25. Woven Hand: Mosaic (Sounds Familyre)
  26. Fred Frith: Impur (ReR)
  27. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (Stones Throw)
  28. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
  29. Shogun Kunitoki: Tasankokaiku (Fonal)
  30. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  31. Black Angels: Passover (Light In The Attic)
  32. Fucked Up: Hidden World (Jade Tree)
  33. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)
  34. Christina Carter: Electrice (Kranky)
  35. Man Man: Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu)
  36. Loscil: Plume (Kranky)
  37. Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (BaDaBing)
  38. Angel: In Transmediale (Oral)
  39. Ooioo: Taiga (Thrill Jockey)
  40. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (Warp)
  41. Daniel Higgs: Ancestral Songs (Holy Mountain)
  42. Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (Matador)
  43. Scott Walker: Drift (4AD)
  44. A Broken Consort: The Shape Leaves (Sustain-Release)
  45. Black To Comm: Ruckwarts Backwards (Dekorder)
  46. Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds (Blocks)
  47. Skullflower: Tribulation (Crucial Blast)
  48. Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
  49. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Behold Secret Kingdom (Release The Bats)
  50. Troum: Shutun (Old Europa Cafe)
  51. Built To Spill: You In Reverse (Warner Bros)
  52. Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain (End)
  53. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Star Trak)
  54. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer (Bongripper)
  55. Burial: Burial (Hyperdub)
  56. Avarus: II (HP Cycle)
  57. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable (20 Buck Spin)
  58. Machinefabriek: Marijn (Lampse)
  59. Yakuza: Samsara (Prosthetic)
  60. Erase Errata: Nightlife (Kill Rock Stars)
  61. Shearwater: Palo Santo (Misra)
  62. Paper Chase: Now You Are One Of Us (Trost)
  63. Wraiths: Oriflamme (Aurora Borealis)
  64. Islands: Return to the Sea
  65. Ametsub: Linear Cryptics (Progressive Form)
  66. Celestiial: Desolate North (Handmade Birds)
  67. Cut Chemist: The Audience Is Listening (Warner)
Playlist
  1. Fiery Furnaces: The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  2. Beirut: Postcards From Italy
  3. Johan Johannsson: The Sun's Gone Dim And The Sky's Turned Black
  4. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea
  5. Sic Alps: I Am Grass
  6. White Flight: Pastora Divine
  7. Black Heart Procession: The Spell
  8. Cursive: Dorothy at Forty
  9. Julianna Barwick: Red Tit Warbler
  10. Velvet Teen: Gyzmkid
  11. Fiery Furnaces: Nevers
  12. Woven Hand: Swedish Purse
  13. Man Man: Engrish Bwudd
  14. Paper Chase: You Will Never Take Me Alive
  15. White Flight: Now
  16. Cursive: At Conception
  17. Black Angels: Young Men Dead
  18. Fucked Up: Crusades
  19. Katharsis: Eden Belovv
  20. Slow Learner: Martyr
  21. Yo La Tengo: Point and Shoot
  22. Woven Hand: Dirty Blue
  23. Crystal Castles: Alice Practice
  24. Comets On Fire: Holy Teeth
  25. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
  26. Built To Spill: Wherever You Go
  27. Ooioo: Ioa
  28. Asobi Seksu: Thursday
  29. Band Of Horses: The Funeral
  30. Black Angels: The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven
  31. Dresden Dolls: Shores Of California
  32. Band Of Horses: Great Salt Lake
  33. M Ward: Right In The Head
  34. Sloan: Who Taught You to Live Like That
  35. Man Man: Black Mission Goggles
  36. Beach House: Apple Orchard
  37. Bat For Lashes: Horse And I
  38. Bug: Jah War
  39. Erase Errata: Cruisin'
  40. Grouper: Shadow Rise Drowned
  41. Chris Clark: Roulette Thrift Run
  42. Neko Case: John Saw That Number
  43. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
  44. Grails: Black Tar Frequencies
  45. Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
  46. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Scattered Pearls
  47. Grizzly Bear: Lullabye
  48. Dear Hunter: The Pimp And The Priest
  49. Jabladav: Zarqawi Mortus
  50. Final Fantasy: This Lamb Sells Condos
  51. Cut Chemist: A Peak In Time
  52. Islands: Humans
  53. Shogun Kunitoki: Daniel
  54. Angelic Process: My Blood Still Whispers
  55. Rodrigo & Gabriela: Ixtapa
  56. J Dilla: Walkinonit
  57. Chris Clark: Herzog

Extended tracks
  1. Joanna Newsom: Only Skin
  2. LCD Soundsystem: 45:33
  3. Shit And Shine: Practicing To Be A Doctor
  4. Richard Chartier: Levels Inverted
  5. Natural Snow Buildings: Felt Presence Ghostly Humming
  6. Ben Frost: Stomp
  7. Mrtyu: Ash On Ash
  8. Tarentel: Tied To A Tree In A Jungle Of Mystery
  9. Angel: In Transmediale
  10. Tarentel: All things Vibrations
  11. Joanna Newsom: Emily
  12. Carla Bozulich: Evangelista I
  13. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Lisbon
  14. Fred Frith: Impur
  15. Joanna Newsom: Sawdust & Diamonds
  16. KTL: Estranged
  17. Jim Haynes: Telegraphy By The Sea
  18. Josh Ritter: Thin Blue Flame
  19. Shit And Shine: Toilet Door Tits
  20. Circle: Viitane
  21. Mono: Moonlight
  22. Ooioo: Sai
  23. Kayo Dot: On Limpid Form
  24. Built To Spill: Goin' Against Your Mind
  25. Sunn O))): Bathory Erzebet
  26. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable
  27. Ricardo Villalobos: Fizheuer Zieheuer
  28. Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, etc: Glissando Orchestra
  29. Boxhead Ensemble: Noctune 10
  30. Grails: Black Tar Prophecy
  31. KTL: Forest Floor
  32. Six Organs of Admittance: River Of Transfiguration
  33. Katharsis: VVytchdance
  34. Necks: Fatal
  35. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars
  36. Decemberists: The Mariner's Revenge Song
  37. Agalloch: Fire Above Ice Below
  38. Fred Frith: The Happy End Problem
  39. P.G. Six: The Book Of Rayguns
  40. Ruins Of Beverast: Soil Of The Incestuous
  41. Mountains: Hundred Acre
  42. Wolf Eyes: Rationed Rot
  43. Early Day Miners: Land of Pale Saints
  44. James Blackshaw: Elk With Jade Eyes
  45. Circle: Duunila
  46. Scott Walker: Cue
  47. Oneida: Up With People
  48. Town And Country: Up Above
  49. Jan Jelinek: Happening Tone
  50. Charalambides: Black Bed Blues
  51. Cult of Luna: Dark City Dead Man
  52. Skullflower: Lost In The Blackened Gardens
  53. Angelic Process: Crippled Healing
  54. Loscil: Charlie
  55. Ricardo Villalobos: Ichso
  56. James Holden: Idiot
  57. Volcano The Bear: See Me Now
  58. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer
  59. Aidan Baker: Betes Noires
  60. Machinefabriek: Lawine
  61. Wraiths: Oriflamme
  62. Acid Mothers Temple: Love Electrique
  63. Gog: Noriah Mills
  64. Silvester Anfang: Demonische Agricultuur
  65. Islands: Swans
  66. Scott Walker: Clara
  67. Peste Noire: Phalenes Et Pestilence - Salvatrice Averse
  68. Prurient: Earthworks/ Buried In Secret
  69. Russian Circles: You Already Did
  70. Angelic Process: Coma Waering
  71. Ametsub: Green Oeuvre
  72. DJ Olive: Sleep
  73. Eyesores: Gutterhelmet Ascending
  74. Jason Lescalleet: The Pilgrim
  75. Ruins Of Beverast: 50 Forts Along The Rhine
  76. Om: At Giza
  77. Cult of Luna: Dim
  78. Mammatus: Dragon Of The Deep Part One
  79. Volcano The Bear: Hail The New Mephisto
  80. Circle: Amputation Crusade
  81. Richard Chartier: Current
Jazz
  1. Acoustic Ladyland: Skinny Grinn (Babel)
  2. Territory Band: Collide (Okkadisc)
  3. Kenny Garrett: Beyond the Wall
  4. Tomasz Stanko: Lontano
  5. Zeena Parkins: Necklace
  6. Andrew Hill: Time Lines
  7. Dave Holland: Critical Mass
  8. Paul Motian: Garden of Eden

By genre:

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Psychedelia

Electronica

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Punk/hardcore

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Heavy rock

Instrumental
  1. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)

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