The Best Rock Albums of 2006

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  1. Joanna Newsom: Ys (Drag City)
  2. Tarentel: Ghetto Beats On The Surface Of The Sun (The Music Fellowship)
  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. To Live and Shave in LA: Noon and Eternity (Menlo Park)
  13. Richard Chartier: Levels Inverted (Line)
  14. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars (Vendlus)
  15. Warhammer 48K: An Ethereal Oracle (Permanent)
  16. James Holden: The Idiots are Winning (Border Community)
  17. Ruins Of Beverast: Rain Upon The Impure (Van)
  18. Cult of Luna: Somewhere Along the Highway (Earache)
  19. White Flight: White Flight (Range Life)
  20. Circle: Miljard (Ektro)
  21. Burial: Burial (Hyperdub)
  22. Kayo Dot: Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue (Robotic Empire)
  23. Julianna Barwick: Sanguine (self-released)
  24. Subtle: For Hero For Fool (Astralwerks)
  25. Liars: Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  26. KTL: KTL (Editions Mego)
  27. Sic Alps: Pleasures And Treasures (Animal Disguise)
  28. Woven Hand: Mosaic (Sounds Familyre)
  29. Fred Frith: Impur (ReR)
  30. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (Stones Throw)
  31. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
  32. Shogun Kunitoki: Tasankokaiku (Fonal)
  33. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  34. Black Angels: Passover (Light In The Attic)
  35. Fucked Up: Hidden World (Jade Tree)
  36. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)
  37. Christina Carter: Electrice (Kranky)
  38. Man Man: Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu)
  39. Loscil: Plume (Kranky)
  40. Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (BaDaBing)
  41. Angel: In Transmediale (Oral)
  42. Ooioo: Taiga (Thrill Jockey)
  43. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (Warp)
  44. Daniel Higgs: Ancestral Songs (Holy Mountain)
  45. Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (Matador)
  46. Scott Walker: Drift (4AD)
  47. A Broken Consort: The Shape Leaves (Sustain-Release)
  48. Black To Comm: Ruckwarts Backwards (Dekorder)
  49. Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds (Blocks)
  50. Skullflower: Tribulation (Crucial Blast)
  51. Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
  52. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Behold Secret Kingdom (Release The Bats)
  53. Troum: Shutun (Old Europa Cafe)
  54. Built To Spill: You In Reverse (Warner Bros)
  55. Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain (End)
  56. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Star Trak)
  57. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer (Bongripper)
  58. Avarus: II (HP Cycle)
  59. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable (20 Buck Spin)
  60. Machinefabriek: Marijn (Lampse)
  61. Yakuza: Samsara (Prosthetic)
  62. Erase Errata: Nightlife (Kill Rock Stars)
  63. Shearwater: Palo Santo (Misra)
  64. Paper Chase: Now You Are One Of Us (Trost)
  65. Wraiths: Oriflamme (Aurora Borealis)
  66. Islands: Return to the Sea (Rough Trade)
  67. Ametsub: Linear Cryptics (Progressive Form)
  68. Celestiial: Desolate North (Handmade Birds)
  69. Cut Chemist: The Audience Is Listening (Warner)
  70. Russian Circles: Enter (Flameshovel)
  71. Dale Cooper Quartet: Parole De Navarre (Diesel Combustible)
  72. Envy: Insomniac Doze (Rock Action)
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  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. Envy: A Warm Room
  34. M Ward: Right In The Head
  35. Sloan: Who Taught You to Live Like That
  36. Man Man: Black Mission Goggles
  37. Beach House: Apple Orchard
  38. Bat For Lashes: Horse And I
  39. Bug: Jah War
  40. Erase Errata: Cruisin'
  41. Grouper: Shadow Rise Drowned
  42. Chris Clark: Roulette Thrift Run
  43. Neko Case: John Saw That Number
  44. Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
  45. Grails: Black Tar Frequencies
  46. Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars
  47. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Scattered Pearls
  48. Grizzly Bear: Lullabye
  49. Dear Hunter: The Pimp And The Priest
  50. Jabladav: Zarqawi Mortus
  51. Final Fantasy: This Lamb Sells Condos
  52. Cut Chemist: A Peak In Time
  53. Islands: Humans
  54. Shogun Kunitoki: Daniel
  55. Angelic Process: My Blood Still Whispers
  56. Daughters: Hyperventilationsystem
  57. Rodrigo & Gabriela: Ixtapa
  58. J Dilla: Walkinonit
  59. Chris Clark: Herzog
  60. Lupe Fiasco: Daydreamin'
  61. Amy Winehouse: Rehab and
  62. Jenny Lewis: You Are What You Love
  63. Colour Haze: Gold & Silver

Extended compositions
  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. Simon Joyner: The Only Living Boy In Omaha
  18. Jim Haynes: Telegraphy By The Sea
  19. Josh Ritter: Thin Blue Flame
  20. Shit And Shine: Toilet Door Tits
  21. Circle: Viitane
  22. Mono: Moonlight
  23. Ooioo: Sai
  24. Built To Spill: Goin' Against Your Mind
  25. Sunn O))): Bathory Erzebet
  26. Kayo Dot: On Limpid Form
  27. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable
  28. Ricardo Villalobos: Fizheuer Zieheuer
  29. Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, etc: Glissando Orchestra
  30. Boxhead Ensemble: Noctune 10
  31. Grails: Black Tar Prophecy
  32. KTL: Forest Floor
  33. Six Organs of Admittance: River Of Transfiguration
  34. Katharsis: VVytchdance
  35. Necks: Fatal
  36. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars
  37. Decemberists: The Mariner's Revenge Song
  38. Olivia Block: Heave To
  39. Agalloch: Fire Above Ice Below
  40. Fred Frith: The Happy End Problem
  41. P.G. Six: The Book Of Rayguns
  42. Ruins Of Beverast: Soil Of The Incestuous
  43. Mountains: Hundred Acre
  44. Wolf Eyes: Rationed Rot
  45. Early Day Miners: Land of Pale Saints
  46. James Blackshaw: Elk With Jade Eyes
  47. To Live and Shave in LA: Mothers Over Silverpoint
  48. Circle: Duunila
  49. Scott Walker: Cue
  50. Oneida: Up With People
  51. Town And Country: Up Above
  52. Jan Jelinek: Happening Tone
  53. Charalambides: Black Bed Blues
  54. Cult of Luna: Dark City Dead Man
  55. Skullflower: Lost In The Blackened Gardens
  56. Angelic Process: Crippled Healing
  57. Loscil: Charlie
  58. Ricardo Villalobos: Ichso
  59. James Holden: Idiot
  60. Volcano The Bear: See Me Now
  61. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer
  62. Aidan Baker: Betes Noires
  63. Machinefabriek: Lawine
  64. Wraiths: Oriflamme
  65. Acid Mothers Temple: Love Electrique
  66. Gog: Noriah Mills
  67. Silvester Anfang: Demonische Agricultuur
  68. Islands: Swans
  69. Scott Walker: Clara
  70. Peste Noire: Phalenes Et Pestilence - Salvatrice Averse
  71. Prurient: Earthworks/ Buried In Secret
  72. Russian Circles: You Already Did
  73. Angelic Process: Coma Waering
  74. Ametsub: Green Oeuvre
  75. DJ Olive: Sleep
  76. Eyesores: Gutterhelmet Ascending
  77. Jason Lescalleet: The Pilgrim
  78. Ruins Of Beverast: 50 Forts Along The Rhine
  79. Om: At Giza
  80. Cult of Luna: Dim
  81. Mammatus: Dragon Of The Deep Part One
  82. Volcano The Bear: Hail The New Mephisto
  83. Circle: Amputation Crusade
  84. Dale Cooper Quartet: Lui Hall
  85. Richard Chartier: Current
  86. To Live and Shave in LA: This Home and Fear
  87. Xanopticon: Broken Eye Teeth
  88. Tank: Tutto Part 1 - La Lave des Condamnes
  89. Envy: The Unknown Glow
  90. Corea: Voy a Morir como Nunca Nadie ha Muerto Antes

  1. Acoustic Ladyland: Skinny Grinn (Babel)
  2. Kenny Garrett: Beyond the Wall
  3. Tomasz Stanko: Lontano
  4. Zeena Parkins: Necklace
  5. Andrew Hill: Time Lines
  6. Dave Holland: Critical Mass
  7. Paul Motian: Garden of Eden

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