Obligatory year-end list post
Hi! The blog isn't dead, but this URL will be soon. Details posted once the registration and setup process is complete. In the meantime, my favorite records of 2006! The following are in alphabetical order, as I'm far too disorganized to get a proper ranking system in place- hell, I've been editing this for a few days already after realizing I left out one thing or another- but my single favorite in each category is in bold type.
Boris, Pink (Southern Lord reissue)
Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury
DJ Mehdi, Lucky Boy (Ed Banger)
The Emperor Machine, Vertical Tones and Horizontal Noise (DC Recordings)
Fuckpony, Children of Love (Get Physical)
Fujiya & Miyagi, Transparent Things (Tirk)
Herbert, Scale (!K7)
Hot Chip, The Warning
Grizzly Bear, Yellow House (Warp)
J Dilla, Donuts (Stones Throw)
The Knife, Silent Shout (Rabid/Brille/Mute)
Lindstrom, It's a Feedelity Affair (Feedelity/Smalltown Supersound)
Love Is All, Nine Times That Same Song (What's Your Rupture?)
Scott Walker, The Drift (4AD)
Selda Bagcan, Selda (Finders Keepers/B-Music)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Zulu Rock/Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles and Best Off (ZE)
Arthur Russell, First Thought Best Thought (Audika)
Jean-Claude Vannier, L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches (Finders Keepers/B-Music) [reissued in the UK in 2005, but released in the States this year and too great for a mere technicality to keep it off the list]
v/a, A Tom Moulton Mix (Soul Jazz)
v/a, Death Before Distemper (DC Recordings)
v/a, Dirty Diamonds III (D*I*R*T*Y/Diamond Traxx)
v/a, Superlongevity Four (Perlon)
Tracks (links go to videos on YouTube):
Audion, "Mouth to Mouth"
Clipse feat. Slim Thug, "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)"
Jarvis Cocker, "Running the World"
Johnny Dark, "Can't Wait"
Nelly Furtado, "Maneater" (warning, the videos from Loose have been absolutely dire and "Maneater" is no exception)
Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, "Relevee" (Carl Craig remix)
The Gossip, "Standing in the Way of Control" (Soulwax Nite Version)
Luke Haines, "Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop" (Richard X mix)
Herbert, "Moving Like a Train"
The Horrors, "Crawdaddy Simone"
Hot Chip, "And I Was a Boy From School"
Joakim, "I Wish You Were Gone"
J Dilla, "Nothing Like This"
Kavinsky, "Testarossa Autodrive"
Klaxons, "Atlantis to Interzone"
The Knife, "Marble House"
LCD Soundsystem, "45:33"
Lift Boys, "Lift Boys"
Love Is All, "Turn the Radio Off"
Mr. Oizo, "Nazis" (Justice remix)
Narcotic Syntax, "Raptor's Delight"
Phoenix, "Long Distance Call"
The Rapture, "W.A.Y.U.H. (People Don't Dance No More)"
Arthur Russell, "Springfield" (DFA mix)
Scritti Politti, "After Six"
Subtle, "The Mercury Craze"
Justin Timberlake, "My Love"
Tres Demented, "She'z Satan"
Ricardo Villalobos, "Fizheuer Zieheuer"
Thom Yorke, "Harrowdown Hill"
See you in 2007, with, gosh, real updates and everything! Wow.