Best Of 2006

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The Sun Awakens
1.  The Sun Awakens by Six Organs of Admittance
The list author says:
  "Album Of The Year. Ben Chasny's Six Organs project sneaks album of the year for 2006. A disc of two halves, both heady and consuming."
13.99   Used & New from: 5.86
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Ys
2.  Ys by Joanna Newsom
The list author says:
  "More than just a great second album, Ys is a revelation. Newsom has emerged as the real deal. An artist of big ideas to be watched."
9.91   Used & New from: 7.81
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Burial
3.  Burial by Burial
The list author says:
  "2006 has been my introduction to dubstep, and Burial's self-titled release delivers. Tense, involving and relentless."
12.05   Used & New from: 5.06
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Eraser
4.  The Eraser by Thom Yorke
The list author says:
  "For my money, the natural successor to Amnesiac, and more consistant than Hail To The Thief."
8.35   Used & New from: 1.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

The Letting Go
5.  The Letting Go by Bonnie Prince Billy
The list author says:
  "Will Oldham's latest in his prolific career of late is another tender, subtle triumph. Good for him. (And us)."
9.70   Used & New from: 5.44
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Scale
6.  Scale by Herbert
The list author says:
  "This year Matthew Herbert offered up to us a gorgeous album of modern electronica, soul and funk."
10.51   Used & New from: 2.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Complete Guide To Insufficiency
7.  The Complete Guide To Insufficiency by David Thomas Broughton
The list author says:
  "Undiscovered talent of the year. A haunting voice to rival Antony accompanies an off-kilter folk-tinged song cycle."
37.95   Used & New from: 24.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The World Is Gone
8.  The World Is Gone by Various
The list author says:
  "Various don't sound like Portishead. More a 00s re-interpretation. At once bracing and brittle."
2.95   Used & New from: 0.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Rather Ripped
9.  Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "Rather Ripped sees Sonic Youth continuing their stride. With nothing to prove these days the band can revel in making quality music. Like this."
Used & New from: 2.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Tooth And Claw
10.  Tooth And Claw by Our Brother the Native
The list author says:
  "Ones to watch if you're a fan of Animal Collective. Whilst perhaps not fully formed yet, this debut is idiocyncratic enough to suggest real talent."
2.29   Used & New from: 0.50

Pieces Of The People We Love
11.  Pieces Of The People We Love by The Rapture
The list author says:
  "Echoes was a firm favourite for me back in 2003, so Pieces... had some work to do to match up. I shouldn't have worried. This is a cleaner, sleeker version of the band. Recommended."
7.97   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Melody Mountain
12.  Melody Mountain by Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
The list author says:
  "An album of bewitching twilight cover versions. Fragile and tender, and wonderful."
Used & New from: 6.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Altar
13.  Altar by Sunn 0)))
The list author says:
  "Two gods of the drone/sub-metal/doom/whatever genre come together on this unashamedly prog collaborative album. Very interesting."
50.10   Used & New from: 23.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Drum's Not Dead [CD + DVD]
14.  Drum's Not Dead [CD + DVD] by Liars
The list author says:
  "Liars return with yet another transformation of their sound. A dark, grumbling album of contained menace."
8.35   Used & New from: 3.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

At War With the Mystics
15.  At War With the Mystics by The Flaming Lips
The list author says:
  "Worth buying for Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung alone. Jaw-dropping."
4.69   Used & New from: 0.25
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Avatar
16.  Avatar by Comets on Fire
The list author says:
  "They wear their love of Led Zeppelin on their sleeve, but this collection is still a fantastically enjoyable romp."
13.58   Used & New from: 0.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Human Animal
17.  Human Animal by Wolf Eyes
The list author says:
  "A very different album to Burned Mind, and more representative of their extensive CD-R output. Another success."
15.92   Used & New from: 5.54
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Silent Shout
18.  Silent Shout by The Knife
The list author says:
  "A diverse album of electro-pop, from tranquil mid-tempo meditations to epileptic Halloween floor-fillers."
13.52   Used & New from: 3.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Mr Beast
19.  Mr Beast by Mogwai
The list author says:
  "We may never see the towering likes of Mogwai Fear Satan or My Father My King again, but Mogwai's continuing line of 'smaller' albums continue to reward."
8.29   Used & New from: 3.06
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Easy Star All Stars - Radiodred: Tribute to OK Computer
20.  Easy Star All Stars - Radiodred: Tribute to OK Computer by Easy Star All-Stars
The list author says:
  "Fantastic live, the Easy Star troop have regrouped to cover OK Computer, with typically enjoyable results."
9.69   Used & New from: 2.22
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Game Theory
21.  Game Theory by The Roots
The list author says:
  "What is there to say. It's an album. It's by The Roots. It's very good. Get it."
8.71   Used & New from: 2.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

To Find Me Gone
22.  To Find Me Gone by Vetiver
The list author says:
  "An album of laid back California sunshine enfused soft rock. But a whole lot better than that sounds. Breezy and splendid."
9.98   Used & New from: 2.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hollinndagain: Live in 2001
23.  Hollinndagain: Live in 2001 by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "For those only exposed to last year's fantastic Feels, this reissued live album may come as a bit of a shock, but does capture their unique on stage sound."
9.33   Used & New from: 3.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Drift
24.  The Drift by Scott Walker
The list author says:
  "Blood strange. A nightmare opera in every sense. Pretentious? Maybe. Terrifying? Frequently. Perfect masochistic listening."
14.27   Used & New from: 4.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

The Information
25.  The Information by Beck
The list author says:
  "He may be about five years beyond surprising anyone, but that doesn't mean Beck should be written off just yet. Keep coming back to this one."
14.99   Used & New from: 3.86
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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