Saturday, December 16, 2006

Best Music of 2006



BAGeL Radio Top 10 Albums of 2006
  1. Silversun Pickups - "Carnavas"
  2. The Thermals - "The Body, The Blood, The Machine"
  3. Tilly And The Wall - "Bottoms of Barrels"
  4. Bound Stems - "Appreciation Night"
  5. Micah P. Hinson - "Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit"
  6. Cold War Kids - "Up In Rags"
  7. Birdmonster - "No Midnight"
  8. TV on the Radio - "Return To Cookie Mountain"
  9. The Grates - "Gravity Won't Get You High"
  10. The Flaming Lips - "At War With the Mystics"

BAGeL Radio Top 50 Songs of 2006
  1. "Hospitalbeds" - Cold War Kids
  2. "Lazy Eye" - Silversun Pickups
  3. "A Pillar Of Salt" - The Thermals
  4. "Bad Education" - Tilly And The Wall
  5. "Western Biographic" - Bound Stems
  6. "'Cause You Can" - Birdmonster
  7. "Be Less Rude" - Frightened Rabbit
  8. "Gentleman" - Prototypes
  9. "Stay" - Bears
  10. "Ordinary World" - Get Set Go
  11. "5 Verses" - Jeremy Warmsley
  12. "Broken Boy Soldier" - The Raconteurs
  13. "Playhouses" - TV On The Radio
  14. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" - Arctic Monkeys
  15. "Dart For My Sweetheart" - Archie Bronson Outfit
  16. "Holding The Pilots/Holding The Facts" - The Foundry Field Recordings
  17. "To The Woods" - Division Day
  18. "Rotten Love" - Levy
  19. "When I Was A Young King" - [the] caseworker
  20. "On My Way" - Tap Tap
  21. "The Freest Man" - Tilly And The Wall
  22. "Las Cruces Jail (radio edit)" - Two Gallants
  23. "We Are The Ones" - The Coup
  24. "Let’s Get Out Of This Country" - Camera Obscura
  25. "Brazen" - Heartless Bastards
  26. "Reena" - Sonic Youth
  27. "Balcony" - Birdmonster
  28. "Common Reactor" - Silversun Pickups
  29. "Anti-Anti" - Snowden
  30. "Hang Me Out To Dry" - Cold War Kids
  31. "Sympathy" - Walking Bicycles
  32. "Saturday Left Her On The Floor" - Latvian Radio
  33. "End Up Like This" - Jurassic 5
  34. "Steadfast Kickdrum" - Two Seconds
  35. "Love Is A Number" - White Rose Movement
  36. "Bratislava" - Beirut
  37. "Sleepin' Around" - Sonic Youth
  38. "Black Grease" - The Black Angels
  39. "Volleyball Song" - The Herms
  40. "Dirtywhirl" - TV On The Radio
  41. "Tropical Pets" - The Diableros
  42. "Turn Into" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  43. "Excellent News, Colonel" - Bound Stems
  44. "Another Sunny Day" - Belle and Sebastian
  45. "Summer Is Here" - Darker My Love
  46. "Our Swords" - Band Of Horses
  47. "Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" - The Flaming Lips
  48. "My Time Wasted" - Micah P Hinson
  49. "O Valencia" - The Decemberists
  50. "Tell Me Leza" - The Living Blue

BAGeL Radio Top 10 Bay Area Songs of 2006
  1. "'Cause You Can" - Birdmonster
  2. "When I Was A Young King" - [the] caseworker
  3. "Las Cruces Jail (radio edit)" - Two Gallants
  4. "Volleyball Song" - The Herms
  5. "We Are The Ones" - The Coup
  6. "The Hemlock Three" - Elephone
  7. "Monkey Vs Shark" - Thee More Shallows
  8. "Balcony" - Birdmonster
  9. "Steadfast Kickdrum" - Two Seconds
  10. "Stranger" - Citizens Here & Abroad
Please leave your comments about these lists and/or your very own Best of 2006 lists as comments on this post. Thanks!

Also, click here to see last year's lists.

Addendum: Honorable mention to Ex-Boyfriends for their excellent debut album, "Dear John," which I had in 2005, but left off the 2005 chart because it was officially released by Absolutely Kosher Records in early 2006, but then when I was putting together my year-end lists some part of my brain lumped "Dear John" back in with 2005, hence the omission. My sincerest apologies for the oversight. As anyone who listened to the station this year (or came to half the shows I put on!) knows, I love that band. The song "Him For Me" definitely deserves to be amongst the top overall songs listed above, and the album is a collection of pop gems that invariably makes me pogo at their shows. While I'm sure I omitted other worthy bands/song/albums, this one could not be allowed to stand uncorrected.

2 comments:

creature said...

Just tell me how the hell do you digest all this music? You're brain must be so full.

Anonymous said...

My list is FINALLY done - yippee!! Find it here:

http://mistylwhite.blogspot.com/2006/12/misty-l-white-picks-hits.html