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My top 10 albums of 2006

R. Summers "size_of_an_ocean"
 
Silent Shout
Silent Shout
"My favourite album of the year is actually Monkey Swallows The Universe, but Amazon don't stock it. This is a very close second though. Best song: We Share Our Mother's Health"
Crane Wife
Crane Wife
"Quite different to Picaresque, but still brilliant. Is it wrong that I like something that sounds so much like Jethro Tull though?! Best song: The Crane Wife, Pts 1 & 2"
Everything All The Time
Everything All The Time
"Took a while to get into it, but the tunes just started to really stick in my head. Best song: The Great Salt Lake"
Progress Reform
Progress Reform
"The best band to come out of Leeds for a long long time. Best song: The Beeching Report"
Writer's Block
Writer's Block
"This album could only be Scandinavian. Brilliant pop tunes, and Victoria Bergsmann makes an ace contribution. Best song: Young Folks"
Oh You're So Silent Jens
Oh You're So Silent Jens
"Not really an album, more a collection of EPs, so it shouldn't really count. But it does. Because it rules. Best song: I Saw Her In The Anti-War Demonstration"
The Greatest [Reissue]
The Greatest [Reissue]
"Her voice is just absolutely gorgeous, and the music is just as good to match. Quite different from what she normally does, but she does it really bloody well! Best song: Could We"
Gulag Orkestar / Lon Gisland EP
Gulag Orkestar / Lon Gisland EP
"Again, this took a while to really grow on me, but I love it now. For someone so young, the sound is so assured. Best song: Postcards From Italy"
The Letting Go
The Letting Go
"Not as good as I See A Darkness, but still brilliant. He just keeps on making good, solid albums, and long may he continue. Best song: The Seedling"
To Find Me Gone
To Find Me Gone
"Lovely understated folk pop rock. Or whatever it is. It's just nice! Best song: Been So Long"