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. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars (Vendlus)
  12. Warhammer 48K: An Ethereal Oracle (Permanent)
  13. James Holden: The Idiots are Winning (Border Community)
  14. Ruins Of Beverast: Rain Upon The Impure (Van)
  15. Cult of Luna: Somewhere Along the Highway (Earache)
    7/10
  16. Julianna Barwick: Sanguine (self-released)
  17. Subtle: For Hero For Fool (Astralwerks)
  18. Liars: Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  19. KTL: KTL (Editions Mego)
  20. Sic Alps: Pleasures And Treasures (Animal Disguise)
  21. Woven Hand: Mosaic (Sounds Familyre)
  22. Fred Frith: Impur (ReR)
  23. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (Stones Throw)
  24. White Flight: White Flight (Range Life)
  25. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
  26. Shogun Kunitoki: Tasankokaiku (Fonal)
  27. Volcano The Bear: Classic Erasmus Fusion (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  28. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  29. Black Angels: Passover (Light In The Attic)
  30. Fucked Up: Hidden World (Jade Tree)
  31. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)
  32. Christina Carter: Electrice (Kranky)
  33. Man Man: Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu)
  34. Loscil: Plume (Kranky)
  35. Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (BaDaBing)
  36. Angel: In Transmediale (Oral)
  37. Ooioo: Taiga (Thrill Jockey)
  38. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (Warp)
  39. Daniel Higgs: Ancestral Songs (Holy Mountain)
  40. Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (Matador)
  41. Scott Walker: Drift (4AD)
  42. A Broken Consort: The Shape Leaves (Sustain-Release)
  43. Black To Comm: Ruckwarts Backwards (Dekorder)
  44. Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds (Blocks)
  45. Skullflower: Tribulation (Crucial Blast)
  46. Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
  47. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Behold Secret Kingdom (Release The Bats)
  48. Troum: Shutun (Old Europa Cafe)
  49. Built To Spill: You In Reverse (Warner Bros)
  50. Angelic Process: Coma Waering (Paradigms)
  51. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Star Trak)
  52. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer (Bongripper)
  53. Burial: Burial (Hyperdub)
  54. Avarus: II (HP Cycle)
  55. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable (20 Buck Spin)
  56. Machinefabriek: Marijn (Lampse)
  57. Yakuza: Samsara (Prosthetic)
  58. Shearwater: Palo Santo (Misra)
  59. Wraiths: Oriflamme (Aurora Borealis)
  60. Ametsub: Linear Cryptics (Progressive Form)
  61. Celestiial: Desolate North (Handmade Birds)
  62. Cut Chemist: The Audience Is Listening (Warner)
Playlist
  1. Fiery Furnaces: The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  2. Beirut: Postcards From Italy
  3. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea
  4. Sic Alps: I Am Grass
  5. Black Heart Procession: The Spell
  6. Cursive: Dorothy at Forty
  7. Julianna Barwick: Red Tit Warbler
  8. Velvet Teen: Gyzmkid
  9. Fiery Furnaces: Nevers
  10. Woven Hand: Swedish Purse
  11. Man Man: Engrish Bwudd
  12. Cursive: At Conception
  13. Black Angels: Young Men Dead
  14. Fucked Up: Crusades
  15. Katharsis: Eden Belovv
  16. Slow Learner: Martyr
  17. Yo La Tengo: Point and Shoot
  18. Woven Hand: Dirty Blue
  19. Crystal Castles: Alice Practice
  20. Comets On Fire: Holy Teeth
  21. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
  22. Built To Spill: Wherever You Go
  23. Ooioo: Ioa
  24. Asobi Seksu: Thursday
  25. Band Of Horses: The Funeral
  26. Black Angels: The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven
  27. Dresden Dolls: Shores Of California
  28. Band Of Horses: Great Salt Lake
  29. M Ward: Right In The Head
  30. Sloan: Who Taught You to Live Like That
  31. Man Man: Black Mission Goggles
  32. Beach House: Apple Orchard
  33. Bat For Lashes: Horse And I
  34. Bug: Jah War
  35. Grouper: Shadow Rise Drowned
  36. Neko Case: John Saw That Number
  37. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
  38. Grails: Black Tar Frequencies
  39. Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
  40. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Scattered Pearls
  41. Grizzly Bear: Lullabye
  42. Jabladav: Zarqawi Mortus
  43. Final Fantasy: This Lamb Sells Condos
  44. Cut Chemist: A Peak In Time
  45. Shogun Kunitoki: Daniel
  46. Angelic Process: My Blood Still Whispers
  47. Rodrigo & Gabriela: Ixtapa
  48. J Dilla: Walkinonit

Extended tracks
  1. Joanna Newsom: Only Skin
  2. LCD Soundsystem: 45:33
  3. Shit And Shine: Practicing To Be A Doctor
  4. Natural Snow Buildings: Felt Presence Ghostly Humming
  5. Ben Frost: Stomp
  6. Tarentel: Tied To A Tree In A Jungle Of Mystery
  7. Angel: In Transmediale
  8. Tarentel: All things Vibrations
  9. Joanna Newsom: Emily
  10. Carla Bozulich: Evangelista I
  11. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Lisbon
  12. Fred Frith: Impur
  13. Joanna Newsom: Sawdust & Diamonds
  14. KTL: Estranged
  15. Jim Haynes: Telegraphy By The Sea
  16. Josh Ritter: Thin Blue Flame
  17. Shit And Shine: Toilet Door Tits
  18. Mono: Moonlight
  19. Ooioo: Sai
  20. Kayo Dot: On Limpid Form
  21. Built To Spill: Goin' Against Your Mind
  22. Sunn O))): Bathory Erzebet
  23. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable
  24. Ricardo Villalobos: Fizheuer Zieheuer
  25. Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, etc: Glissando Orchestra
  26. Boxhead Ensemble: Noctune 10
  27. Grails: Black Tar Prophecy
  28. KTL: Forest Floor
  29. Six Organs of Admittance: River Of Transfiguration
  30. Katharsis: VVytchdance
  31. Necks: Fatal
  32. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars
  33. Decemberists: The Mariner's Revenge Song
  34. Fred Frith: The Happy End Problem
  35. P.G. Six: The Book Of Rayguns
  36. Ruins Of Beverast: Soil Of The Incestuous
  37. Mountains: Hundred Acre
  38. Wolf Eyes: Rationed Rot
  39. James Blackshaw: Elk With Jade Eyes
  40. Scott Walker: Cue
  41. Oneida: Up With People
  42. Town And Country: Up Above
  43. Jan Jelinek: Happening Tone
  44. Charalambides: Black Bed Blues
  45. Cult of Luna: Dark City Dead Man
  46. Skullflower: Lost In The Blackened Gardens
  47. Angelic Process: Crippled Healing
  48. Loscil: Charlie
  49. Ricardo Villalobos: Ichso
  50. James Holden: Idiot
  51. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer
  52. Aidan Baker: Betes Noires
  53. Machinefabriek: Lawine
  54. Wraiths: Oriflamme
  55. Acid Mothers Temple: Love Electrique
  56. Gog: Noriah Mills
  57. Silvester Anfang: Demonische Agricultuur
  58. Scott Walker: Clara
  59. Peste Noire: Phalenes Et Pestilence - Salvatrice Averse
  60. Prurient: Earthworks/ Buried In Secret
  61. Russian Circles: You Already Did
  62. Angelic Process: Coma Waering
  63. Ametsub: Green Oeuvre
  64. Eyesores: Gutterhelmet Ascending
  65. Jason Lescalleet: The Pilgrim
  66. Ruins Of Beverast: 50 Forts Along The Rhine
  67. Om: At Giza
  68. Cult of Luna: Dim
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

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

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