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top albums of 2006

Mr. Paul J. Bradshaw
 
Ys
Ys
"No verse/chorus/verse here: makes you rethink your ideas of what a song is"
You In Reverse [Us Import]
You In Reverse [Us Import]
"Five years brings an album as good as the rest - angular, surprising, and is that a hint of Pink Floyd?"
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
"The Sex Pistols meets George Formby - some of the best songwriting since Pulp"
The Outsider
The Outsider
"DJ Shadow takes a risk with some rappers and splits opinion"
1968
1968
"Former Slint/Tortoise guitarist completes his transformation into Elliott Smith. Haunting."
News And Tributes (Standard Cd)
News And Tributes (Standard Cd)
"They lose the angular messiness of their excellent debut, but replace it with more song structure. Like Talking Heads '77"
The Information
The Information
"The most consistent man in music? Beck once again manages to combine the hummable with the experimental"
The Loon
The Loon
"I love debut albums: the rough edges, the trying-to-do-everything approach. This is bursting with ideas."
Waterloo to Anywhere
Waterloo to Anywhere
"As good as The Libertines' second album should have been. Chaotic without losing its head."
Broken Boy Soldiers
Broken Boy Soldiers
"Genius: marry the edginess of Jack White with the pop sensibility of Brendan Benson. Better than the sum of its parts."