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06 in a nutshell (but in no particular order)

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Return To Cookie Mountain
Return To Cookie Mountain
"Sublime. Soul, rock,distortion and pre-apocalyptic menace converge on a brilliant record."
Drum's Not Dead [CD + DVD]
Drum's Not Dead [CD + DVD]
"The sound of a band again pushing themselves."
The Warning
The Warning
"Contained the single of the year in 'Over and Over'. Behind the electronic blips and beats was a wistful beating heart."
Enter
Enter
"Post-hardcore, metal and melody collided. Soft yet vicious."
Let's Get Out Of This Country [CD]
Let's Get Out Of This Country [CD]
"Every band should move to Sweden and create pop like this."
Birdy Nam Nam
Birdy Nam Nam
"Came out early in the year and blew me away. 'Four french dj's do something dazzling'."
Drowning in a Sea of Love
Drowning in a Sea of Love
"Another early riser. Ambient electronica with hints of techno and Boards of Canada."
Gulag Orkestar / Lon Gisland EP
Gulag Orkestar / Lon Gisland EP
"Zach Condon may never have visited the Urals but in Gulag Orkestar he has created an eastern-european masterpiece: with moments of twisted folk and electric doodles to boot."
Silent Shout
Silent Shout
"A light blazing through the fog. Dark, menacing and with synths to die for."
Soft Money
Soft Money
"Jeffrey 'Jel' Logan finally delivered his full-length debut on Anti-Con and it was ace. Hip-hop for questioning people."
Silver And Fire
Silver And Fire
"A rich narrative and a lovely voice combined on a record which switched between bossanova and folk."
Memories of the Future
Memories of the Future
"I dont buy into crazes but  'dubstep' is good and Kode 9 is part of the reason why."
Writer's Block
Writer's Block
"Buy it just for 'Young Folks' which stands out amongst all the other pop gems."
Yellow House
Yellow House
"A creaking house fluttering with strange and forgotten folk tales."
Chosen Lords
Chosen Lords
"A decent amalgamation of the analord EP's released last year. Reminds of Mr James' early ambient days."
This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life
This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life
"If this debut EP is anything to go by, expect big things from this twisted alt-rock band in 2007"
Mr Beast
Mr Beast
"Mogwai came back loud and triumphant."
Cansei De Ser Sexy
Cansei De Ser Sexy
"Sex, electro and more sex."
Altar
Altar
"A lot quieter than I expected but behind the stillness was an ominous cloud of post-rock ritual and incessant drone."
The Loon
The Loon
"Hyped but cool.A blurry record that contained a tangle of indie ideas."