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)
    7/10
  15. Julianna Barwick: Sanguine (self-released)
  16. Subtle: For Hero For Fool (Astralwerks)
  17. Liars: Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  18. KTL: KTL (Editions Mego)
  19. Sic Alps: Pleasures And Treasures (Animal Disguise)
  20. Woven Hand: Mosaic (Sounds Familyre)
  21. Fred Frith: Impur (ReR)
  22. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (Stones Throw)
  23. White Flight: White Flight (Range Life)
  24. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
  25. Shogun Kunitoki: Tasankokaiku (Fonal)
  26. Volcano The Bear: Classic Erasmus Fusion (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  27. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  28. Black Angels: Passover (Light In The Attic)
  29. Fucked Up: Hidden World (Jade Tree)
  30. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)
  31. Christina Carter: Electrice (Kranky)
  32. Man Man: Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu)
  33. Loscil: Plume (Kranky)
  34. Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (BaDaBing)
  35. Angel: In Transmediale (Oral)
  36. Ooioo: Taiga (Thrill Jockey)
  37. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (Warp)
  38. Daniel Higgs: Ancestral Songs (Holy Mountain)
  39. Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (Matador)
  40. Scott Walker: Drift (4AD)
  41. A Broken Consort: The Shape Leaves (Sustain-Release)
  42. Black To Comm: Ruckwarts Backwards (Dekorder)
  43. Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds (Blocks)
  44. Skullflower: Tribulation (Crucial Blast)
  45. Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
  46. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Behold Secret Kingdom (Release The Bats)
  47. Troum: Shutun (Old Europa Cafe)
  48. Built To Spill: You In Reverse (Warner Bros)
  49. Angelic Process: Coma Waering (Paradigms)
  50. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Star Trak)
  51. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer (Bongripper)
  52. Burial: Burial (Hyperdub)
  53. Avarus: II (HP Cycle)
  54. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable (20 Buck Spin)
  55. Machinefabriek: Marijn (Lampse)
  56. Yakuza: Samsara (Prosthetic)
  57. Shearwater: Palo Santo (Misra)
  58. Wraiths: Oriflamme (Aurora Borealis)
  59. Ametsub: Linear Cryptics (Progressive Form)
  60. Celestiial: Desolate North (Handmade Birds)
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. Built To Spill: Wherever You Go
  22. Ooioo: Ioa
  23. Asobi Seksu: Thursday
  24. Band Of Horses: The Funeral
  25. Black Angels: The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven
  26. Dresden Dolls: Shores Of California
  27. Band Of Horses: Great Salt Lake
  28. M Ward: Right In The Head
  29. Sloan: Who Taught You to Live Like That
  30. Man Man: Black Mission Goggles
  31. Beach House: Apple Orchard
  32. Bat For Lashes: Horse And I
  33. Bug: Jah War
  34. Grouper: Shadow Rise Drowned
  35. Neko Case: John Saw That Number
  36. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
  37. Grails: Black Tar Frequencies
  38. Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
  39. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Scattered Pearls
  40. Grizzly Bear: Lullabye
  41. Jabladav: Zarqawi Mortus
  42. Final Fantasy: This Lamb Sells Condos
  43. Shogun Kunitoki: Daniel
  44. Angelic Process: My Blood Still Whispers
  45. Rodrigo & Gabriela: Ixtapa

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. Skullflower: Lost In The Blackened Gardens
  46. Angelic Process: Crippled Healing
  47. Loscil: Charlie
  48. Ricardo Villalobos: Ichso
  49. James Holden: Idiot
  50. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer
  51. Aidan Baker: Betes Noires
  52. Machinefabriek: Lawine
  53. Wraiths: Oriflamme
  54. Acid Mothers Temple: Love Electrique
  55. Gog: Noriah Mills
  56. Silvester Anfang: Demonische Agricultuur
  57. Scott Walker: Clara
  58. Peste Noire: Phalenes Et Pestilence - Salvatrice Averse
  59. Prurient: Earthworks/ Buried In Secret
  60. Russian Circles: You Already Did
  61. Angelic Process: Coma Waering
  62. Ametsub: Green Oeuvre
  63. Eyesores: Gutterhelmet Ascending
  64. Jason Lescalleet: The Pilgrim
  65. Ruins Of Beverast: 50 Forts Along The Rhine
  66. Om: At Giza
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:

Songwriters

Post-rock
Psychedelia

Electronica

Progressive

Punk/hardcore

Dance
Heavy rock

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

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