My Top CD’s for the year

We are getting ready to take off on vacation and since I love the top ten lists, I am going to start doing them now.   For some reason,  I thought last year was a much better year for music.  Maybe because I took so much in this year I was overwhelmed.  But, then I started to drill down on my favorites of the year and realized it was actually a pretty good year.  So, here are my tops for 2006, in no particular order.

B000h7zzym01_aa90_scthumbzzz_v41360740_Ben Kweller, Ben Kweller.  He is one of my favorites period.  Songs are catchy and he is such a nice guy you can’t help but like him.  Talented too.

B000i2knuc01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v36353405_Ben Folds, Supersunnyspeedgraphic  Catchy songs.  Melodic.  The words are funny and disturbing at the same time.

 KT Tunstall, Eye to the Telescope  Couldn’t get enough of this CD.  She rocks is about all I can say.  There will be much more to come from KT.

B000hkdeew01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v59841508_The Decemberists, The Crane Wife  These guys just get better and better.  Great lyrics, good sound.  I loved their last CD too.

B000ehq85001_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v58640157_Josh Rouse, Subtitulo  Not sure how we stumbled on to Josh Rouse but I can’t get enough of his music.


B000ggsmda01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v64002284_M. Ward, Post-War  He is a poet singing his songs.  Deep throaty voice.  Very different sound.  Indie folk.  So good.

B000eu1pnc01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v56332076_Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome, The Peter Seeger Sessions  Love Bruce, love the old Pete Seeger songs.  A true combination of just great oldies recreated with Bruce’s touch

B000fp2o2c01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v63252360_Tom Petty, Highway Companion  Who would have thought that I would have put 2 old rockers on my list.  But, Tom Petty has done it again.  His voice is so distinct and he just continues to put it out.

B000e1156801_aa240_sclzzzzzzz__1Belle & Sebastian, The Life Pursuit Been listening to them since 1998, they have yet to disappoint.  Fabulous CD.


B000fmgwrs01_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_v40632253_Lily Allen, Alright, Still  Fun catchy hip hop English chick.  Love this album. 

That makes ten.  For me, these were the highest in rotation for 2006.  Saw the majority of them in concert too.  Looking forward to 2007…

Comments (Archived):

  1. Stacy

    You’ve been listening to Belle and Sebastian since 1978? That is quite a feat, since I’m pretty sure their first album was released circa 1995 or even 1996… Maybe 78 is just a typo and you meant 98.

  2. carl rahn griffith

    nice list – but, what, no arctic monkeys!?

    shurely shome mishtake!? (sic).

    yours, shocked of england …


    ps, can the usa-market please adopt lily allen? she makes courtney love seem urbane and demure.

  3. Cyanbane

    The Folds album actually made my 2004 list when they were all separate EPs. Although I love all his albums, I think I like him releasing EPs all the time rather than 1 album each year or so. I think it gives him greater room to play around and not worry about a “big release”. Great list btw.

  4. Jon Zucker

    Hey, love your top 10 – linked to it off of Fred’s blog. Agreed on lots, including Bruce, the Bens and Josh. I really think you’d enjoy my music.. I’ve lately been capturing fans of guys like Ben Folds, Neil Finn and Billy Joel. I hope to make your top ten in ’07 or ’08.. 🙂 JZ