Thursday, January 18, 2007

My favorites of 2006...part 1

My favorite cds will get posted on Monday..but I hope this will pass the time. Here are some other "faves" of the year.

First a list in no particular order of my favorite songs of 2006.
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley - Greg Finn of the Hold Steady said it best 'its this years Since you've been gone (Kelly Clarkson) and EVERYBODY loved that song.
Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio
I don't feel Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
Chips Ahoy - The Hold Steady
Bullets - Editors
Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
Is it any wonder - Keane
Goin' against your mind - Built to Spill
Steady as She Goes - The Raconteurs - its a total rip off of the riff from Joe Jacksons "Is she really going out with him" but this tune is H-O-T.

Since eps/Live cds and re-issues are not allowed on my list of favorites here are some that bear mentioning...

eps (not full length albums)
The Dear Hunter - Act 1 The Lake South the River North - this band is from Mass and if you like the Mars Volta you'll dig. This band shows a lot of potential.
Sigur Ros - Saeglopur

Live Cds..
My Morning Jacket - Okonokos - A sprawling 2 cd collection that just proves this is one of the finest live rock bands that are at it today

Phish - Colorado 1988 3cds of early I miss them.

Foo Fighters -Skin and Bones. A live collection from the most recent acoustic tour. Recorded over 3 nights in LA this is pretty cleaned up leaving off any sort of a "warts and all" feel. Its not a complete show and all the banter that Dave had during the show(s), for better or worse, has been removed. For less than $10.00 its a good listen but don't rush out if you don't have it already.

Re-issue/box sets
Mastodon - Call of the Mastodon
Tortoise - A Lazarus Taxon

Finally some of my favorite live shows of the year.

Sigur Ros at the Orpheum, Boston Feb 7, 2006

The Sword at the Living Room, Providence RI April 8th (only down side was them going on stage at 12:45am!)

Wolfmother at the Paradise, Boston May 31st.

Pelican and Mono at the Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA June 18th

Foo Fighters at the Wang Center, Boston MA Aug 22nd

Raconteurs at Lupos in Providence Sept 28th

Isis at the Living Room, Providence Oct 4th (3rd time seeing them in 2006 and they killed this night)

Broken Social Scene with Do Make Say Think at Lupos, Providence Nov 8th

The Cult at Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach NH Nov 9th - meeting them was a perk too.


At Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:58:00 AM , Blogger Jenni said...

I still need to get Saeglopur...

I love My Morning Jacket!

At Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:01:00 PM , Blogger Dim said...

Awesome start, man. Can't wait to read the rest.

At Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:05:00 PM , Blogger March to the Sea said...

jenni i am such a dork..i downloaded it from iTunes..then I bought it later as I "NEEDED" the physical item in my hand (and the dvd of videos)

dim..thanks man!

At Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:30:00 PM , Blogger Annoyed said...

I've heard of like two of thise songs/bands...

I'm so out of touch with anything new it's sad

At Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:18:00 PM , Blogger Gregory said...

Okay, "Is It Any Wonder" and "Hamburg Song" are exceptions, but I was not feeling Keane in '06.

Try to find the accoustic version of "Steady As She Goes." They make it almost sound like a Beatles song.


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