The Best Rock Albums of 2006

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Best of Rock 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. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars (Vendlus)
  13. Warhammer 48K: An Ethereal Oracle (Permanent)
  14. James Holden: The Idiots are Winning (Border Community)
  15. Ruins Of Beverast: Rain Upon The Impure (Van)
  16. Cult of Luna: Somewhere Along the Highway (Earache)
  17. White Flight: White Flight (Range Life)
  18. Circle: Miljard (Ektro)
  19. Julianna Barwick: Sanguine (self-released)
  20. Subtle: For Hero For Fool (Astralwerks)
  21. Liars: Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  22. KTL: KTL (Editions Mego)
  23. Sic Alps: Pleasures And Treasures (Animal Disguise)
  24. Woven Hand: Mosaic (Sounds Familyre)
  25. Fred Frith: Impur (ReR)
  26. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (Stones Throw)
  27. Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
  28. Shogun Kunitoki: Tasankokaiku (Fonal)
  29. Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (Atavistic)
  30. Black Angels: Passover (Light In The Attic)
  31. Fucked Up: Hidden World (Jade Tree)
  32. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)
  33. Christina Carter: Electrice (Kranky)
  34. Man Man: Six Demon Bag (Ace Fu)
  35. Loscil: Plume (Kranky)
  36. Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (BaDaBing)
  37. Angel: In Transmediale (Oral)
  38. Ooioo: Taiga (Thrill Jockey)
  39. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (Warp)
  40. Daniel Higgs: Ancestral Songs (Holy Mountain)
  41. Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (Matador)
  42. Scott Walker: Drift (4AD)
  43. A Broken Consort: The Shape Leaves (Sustain-Release)
  44. Black To Comm: Ruckwarts Backwards (Dekorder)
  45. Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds (Blocks)
  46. Skullflower: Tribulation (Crucial Blast)
  47. Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (Back Porch)
  48. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Behold Secret Kingdom (Release The Bats)
  49. Troum: Shutun (Old Europa Cafe)
  50. Built To Spill: You In Reverse (Warner Bros)
  51. Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain (End)
  52. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Star Trak)
  53. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer (Bongripper)
  54. Burial: Burial (Hyperdub)
  55. Avarus: II (HP Cycle)
  56. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable (20 Buck Spin)
  57. Machinefabriek: Marijn (Lampse)
  58. Yakuza: Samsara (Prosthetic)
  59. Erase Errata: Nightlife (Kill Rock Stars)
  60. Shearwater: Palo Santo (Misra)
  61. Paper Chase: Now You Are One Of Us (Trost)
  62. Wraiths: Oriflamme (Aurora Borealis)
  63. Islands: Return to the Sea
  64. Ametsub: Linear Cryptics (Progressive Form)
  65. Celestiial: Desolate North (Handmade Birds)
  66. Cut Chemist: The Audience Is Listening (Warner)
  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. Natural Snow Buildings: Felt Presence Ghostly Humming
  5. Ben Frost: Stomp
  6. Mrtyu: Ash On Ash
  7. Tarentel: Tied To A Tree In A Jungle Of Mystery
  8. Angel: In Transmediale
  9. Tarentel: All things Vibrations
  10. Joanna Newsom: Emily
  11. Carla Bozulich: Evangelista I
  12. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Lisbon
  13. Fred Frith: Impur
  14. Joanna Newsom: Sawdust & Diamonds
  15. KTL: Estranged
  16. Jim Haynes: Telegraphy By The Sea
  17. Josh Ritter: Thin Blue Flame
  18. Shit And Shine: Toilet Door Tits
  19. Circle: Viitane
  20. Mono: Moonlight
  21. Ooioo: Sai
  22. Kayo Dot: On Limpid Form
  23. Built To Spill: Goin' Against Your Mind
  24. Sunn O))): Bathory Erzebet
  25. Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable
  26. Ricardo Villalobos: Fizheuer Zieheuer
  27. Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, etc: Glissando Orchestra
  28. Boxhead Ensemble: Noctune 10
  29. Grails: Black Tar Prophecy
  30. KTL: Forest Floor
  31. Six Organs of Admittance: River Of Transfiguration
  32. Katharsis: VVytchdance
  33. Necks: Fatal
  34. Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars
  35. Decemberists: The Mariner's Revenge Song
  36. Agalloch: Fire Above Ice Below
  37. Fred Frith: The Happy End Problem
  38. P.G. Six: The Book Of Rayguns
  39. Ruins Of Beverast: Soil Of The Incestuous
  40. Mountains: Hundred Acre
  41. Wolf Eyes: Rationed Rot
  42. Early Day Miners: Land of Pale Saints
  43. James Blackshaw: Elk With Jade Eyes
  44. Circle: Duunila
  45. Scott Walker: Cue
  46. Oneida: Up With People
  47. Town And Country: Up Above
  48. Jan Jelinek: Happening Tone
  49. Charalambides: Black Bed Blues
  50. Cult of Luna: Dark City Dead Man
  51. Skullflower: Lost In The Blackened Gardens
  52. Angelic Process: Crippled Healing
  53. Loscil: Charlie
  54. Ricardo Villalobos: Ichso
  55. James Holden: Idiot
  56. Volcano The Bear: See Me Now
  57. Bongripper: The Great Barrier Reefer
  58. Aidan Baker: Betes Noires
  59. Machinefabriek: Lawine
  60. Wraiths: Oriflamme
  61. Acid Mothers Temple: Love Electrique
  62. Gog: Noriah Mills
  63. Silvester Anfang: Demonische Agricultuur
  64. Islands: Swans
  65. Scott Walker: Clara
  66. Peste Noire: Phalenes Et Pestilence - Salvatrice Averse
  67. Prurient: Earthworks/ Buried In Secret
  68. Russian Circles: You Already Did
  69. Angelic Process: Coma Waering
  70. Ametsub: Green Oeuvre
  71. DJ Olive: Sleep
  72. Eyesores: Gutterhelmet Ascending
  73. Jason Lescalleet: The Pilgrim
  74. Ruins Of Beverast: 50 Forts Along The Rhine
  75. Om: At Giza
  76. Cult of Luna: Dim
  77. Mammatus: Dragon Of The Deep Part One
  78. Volcano The Bear: Hail The New Mephisto
  79. Circle: Amputation Crusade
  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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  1. Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (New Albion)

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