Favourite Albums of 2006

A Listmania! list by Jason Parkes (Worcester, UK)
(No. 1 Hall OF FAME REVIEWER)   
 
Ys
1.  Ys by Joanna Newsom
The list author says:
  "I don't think this is weird at all..."
£12.04   Used & New from: £5.76
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop
2.  Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop by Luke Haines
The list author says:
  "Advancing on the Oliver Twist Manifesto, imagine a good Denim. Subjects include Gary Glitter, Jonathan King, Peter Sutcliffe, Leeds United, Heritage Rock..."
£25.99   Used & New from: £16.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Greatest [Reissue]
3.  The Greatest [Reissue] by Cat Power
The list author says:
  "I think it's her best album yet and Livin' Proof is the kind of record that demonstrates how pointless Bob Dylan is now..."
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Drift
4.  The Drift by Scott Walker
The list author says:
  "Succesor to Tilt, highlights include Buzzers, The Escape, Clara & Cossacks Are. Great to auto-erotically asphixiate to...."
£12.06   Used & New from: £7.51
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

White Bread, Black Beer
5.  White Bread, Black Beer by Scritti Politti
The list author says:
  "Follow up to 1999's Anomie & Bonhomie: Dr Abernathy, Snow in Sun, The Boom Boom Bap, Petrococadollar, Throw, Cooking etc"
£5.00   Used & New from: £0.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Foburg
6.  Foburg by Cathal Coughlan
The list author says:
  "The former member of Microdisney & Fatima Mansions returns...you should care!"
£9.82   Used & New from: £6.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Fishscale
7.  Fishscale by Ghostface Killah
The list author says:
  "A lot of Wu-Tang stuff has been mighty patchy in recent years, bar the odd Killah Priest or ODB (RIP) LP. This is an exception & up there with Ironman, 6 Feet Deep, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx etc"
£8.76   Used & New from: £2.30
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Eraser
8.  The Eraser by Thom Yorke
The list author says:
  "A pop album, despite the Warp-influences: And It Rained All Night, The Clock, Black Swan, Cymbal Rush...."
£7.67   Used & New from: £0.68
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Espers II
9.  Espers II by Espers
The list author says:
  "A good one to stomp around forests and woods to, despite being a blend of Pink Floyd, Ride, Vashti Bunyan & The Incredible String Band...."
£8.71   Used & New from: £3.53
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Avatar
10.  Avatar by Comets on Fire
The list author says:
  "Not as tunefree as the previous albums....see Howlin' Rain too..."
£7.09   Used & New from: £0.90
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

HELLO YOUNG LOVERS
11.  HELLO YOUNG LOVERS by Sparks
The list author says:
  "Excellent follow-up to Lil' Beethoven: Metaphor, Dick Around, Perfume, Baby Baby Can I Invade Your Country????"
Used & New from: £3.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Cansei De Ser Sexy
12.  Cansei De Ser Sexy by CSS
The list author says:
  "More fun from Sub Pop, am looking forward to seeing them in Birmingham in December...."
£9.01   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
13.  Fox Confessor Brings The Flood by Neko Case
The list author says:
  "Excellent follow-up proper to 'Blacklisted'..."
£9.08   Used & New from: £4.70
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
14.  Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
The list author says:
  "I liked it, possibly as I was reminded of Half Man Half Biscuit, John Cooper Clarke, Minutemen, The Fall & Dead Kennedys. Reallly!!!!"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.05
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)

The Letting Go
15.  The Letting Go by Bonnie Prince Billy
The list author says:
  "....Iceland, so much to answer for!"
£10.34   Used & New from: £5.17
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Brightblack Morning Light
16.  Brightblack Morning Light by Brightblack Morning Light
The list author says:
  "More folk influenced fun..."
£10.39   Used & New from: £2.30
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Avalanche
17.  Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "Still has 48 states to go..."
£7.85   Used & New from: £3.97
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Rather Ripped
18.  Rather Ripped by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "Another excellent album from the band they call Sonic Youth"
Used & New from: £2.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Howlin Rain
19.  Howlin Rain by Howlin' Rain
The list author says:
  "Song-orientated set from Comets on Fire member"
£16.48   Used & New from: £9.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Ballad of the Broken Seas
20.  Ballad of the Broken Seas by Isobel Campbell
The list author says:
  "Former Screaming Tree meets former Belle & Sebastian member. Nick Oliveri & Stuart David set to release an album next year...maybe..."
£6.93   Used & New from: £1.23
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Peeping Tom
21.  Peeping Tom by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "Mike Patton & guests including Dan the Automator & Massive Attack.."
£7.14   Used & New from: £4.39
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

There To Here
22.  There To Here by Joe Lally
The list author says:
  "Solo album from Fugazi member..."
£10.93   Used & New from: £9.22
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Human Animal
23.  Human Animal by Wolf Eyes
The list author says:
  "....."
£13.81   Used & New from: £4.50
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Back To Black
24.  Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
The list author says:
  "Really, one listen to 'You Know I'm No Good'  & you should be hitting the basket-button! Lovely Amy is the kind of girl to drink with too, bless..."
£5.98   Used & New from: £0.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (602 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

ON LEAVING
25.  ON LEAVING by Nina Nastasia
The list author says:
  "This one has been slightly overlooked, I feel..."
£8.50   Used & New from: £5.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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