Friday, December 22, 2006

MacKenzieLand: Top 10 Albums of 2006

1. White WhaleWWI
[Featuring members of the Get Up Kids, Butterglory, The Higher Burning Fire, and Boys Life, the Lawrence, KS quintet is everything indie rock is searching for.]

2. The Twilight Singers - Powder Burns
[Yeah he's sober now, but Greg Dulli still kills.]

3. Joanna Newsom Ys
[I tried to ignore her, but Newsom is lovely.]

4. Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
[Gorgeous sonic goodness that'll make Lush fans squeal.]

5. Tap TapLanzafame
[Reading, England's answer to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.]

6. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
[Just one listen to "Life Is a Pigsty" and you'll understand why this Moz album rules.]

7. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
[A Sub Pop gem featuring former members of Carissa's Wierd.]

8. Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - The Dust of Retreat
[A New York City scape lush in poetry and romance. Thank you Richard Edwards.]

9. Christina AguileraBack to Basics
[Lady is a vamp. 'Nuff said.]

10. I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness - Fear Is on Our Side
[Sounds like early '90s synth rock without the kitsch. Second coming of 24 Gone?]

Honorable mentions:
Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
Isobel Campbell - Milk White Sheets
Russian Circles - Enter
The Long Winters - Putting The Days To Bed
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
Nelly Furtado - Loose
Elbow - Leaders of the Free World
Black Heart Procession - The Spell
Deftones – Saturday Night Wrist
Jim Noir – Tower of Love
Dani Siciliano - Slappers
Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
The Rosewood Thieves - From the Decker House EP
The Walkmen - Pussy Cats

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