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2006: the year in music REDUX

Eli "Eli"
 
Boys And Girls In America
Boys And Girls In America
"very witty and totally rockin', this is an up to date born to run for the class of '06, with added sex and drugs. record of the year."
The Drift
The Drift
"incredibly moist and disturbing, this practically molests your ears, and you'll want more."
The Letting Go
The Letting Go
"icy, delicate and beautiful. like some sort of ice flower."
I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
"the last track is called the story of yo la tengo (sic). if this is their last album, it's quite an exit."
Post War
Post War
"mmm. warm and soft. the music that is, the packaging is relatively hard and geometric in design."
It's Never Been Like That
It's Never Been Like That
"it's french, unpretentious and you can dance to it! was that racist? i don't care. zut allors!"
Night Ripper
Night Ripper
"this is the one. absolute ecstasy. that's not a tip."
Destroyer's Rubies
Destroyer's Rubies
"glam is back! kinda. it's read some russian literature and become canadian since it left, though..."
Get Lonely
Get Lonely
"new one from insanely prolific nasal guy with guitar. but is it good? hey, it's on the list ain't it?"
Ys
Ys
"mandatory inclusion of ys on all end-of-year lists."
Fishscale
Fishscale
"ghost is back! twice! obviously superior to more fish, this is the best rap album of the year."
Return To Cookie Mountain
Return To Cookie Mountain
"desperate youth was good, but this is outta the park. opening slice of sonic greatness 'i was a lover' sets the bar very high for the rest of the album, and it delivers."
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
"ok, so aside from NME it didn't force us to re-examine the universe, but it's still pretty great."
The Information
The Information
"overstuffed, but for the most part he's still got it. witness the brilliant 'think i'm in love' for evidence. witness? evidence? am i in court?"
Hell Hath No Fury
Hell Hath No Fury
"slick beats c/o the neptunes and ice cold rhymes from the virginia duo deliver one of the best albums in years. remember kids: keys open doors."
The Warning
The Warning
"geeks truly will inherit the earth. and crazy glasses."
The Eraser
The Eraser
"Q: what does a non-solo album by thom yorke sound like? A: stuttery and electronic. and good. sounds a bit recycled in parts, but then he is a friend of the earth."
Bitter Tea
Bitter Tea
"all over the place, but with some real gems. benton harbor blues being one.."
YoYoYoYoYo
YoYoYoYoYo
"spank rock are obsessed with sex. but then who isn't? a very refreshing album, just don't play it in front of your granny unless she's a rap loving sex fiend."
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
"i thought this was goning to be angular guitar post-punk from the uk. thankfully it's none of these things. instead i found weird, warm and wonderful songs."