Top Albums of 2006 Reader Lists

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(48 total / 14 countries representing)

Alex (Sarasota, FL, USA)

  1. Subtle - For Hero: For Fool (Lex)
  2. Grails - Black Tar Prophecies vol 1, 2, 3 (Important)
  3. Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue (Robotic Empire)
  4. Gregor Samsa - 55:12 (Own)
  5. Holy Sons - Decline of the West (Awful Bliss)
  6. Tarentel - Ghetto Beats on the Surface of the Sun vols. 1 - 4 (Muscic Fellowship)
  7. Jesu - Jesu (picture disk 2LP)(HydraHead)
  8. Squarepusher - Hello Everything (Warp)
  9. Isis - In the Absence of Truth (Ipecac)
  10. Red Sparowes - Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun (Neurot)
  11. Mogwai - Mr. Beast (Matador)
  12. Carla Bozulich - Evangelista (Constellation)
  13. Dosh - the Lost Take (Anticon)
  14. Landing - Gravitational IV (Equation)
  15. Glissandro 70 (Constellation)
  16. Jel - Soft Money (Anticon)
  17. Gentleman Losers (Buro)
  18. Chicago Underground Duo - In Praise of Shadows (Thrill Jockey)
  19. Pelican - The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw (HydraHead)
  20. Alias & Tarsier - Brookland/Oaklyn (Anticon)

Favorite EPs:

  1. Bracken - Heathens (Anticon)
  2. Fog - Loss Leader (Lex)
  3. Jesu - Silver (HydraHead)
  4. Sandro Perri - Plays Polmo Polpo(Constellation)

Andreas Andersson (city, sthlm, Sweden)

  1. the bicycles - "the good the bad and the cuddly" (fuzzy logic)
  2. ass - "s/t" (headspin)
  3. various artists - "sensacional soul" (vampisoul)
  4. the nice boys - "s/t" (birdman)
  5. sonic youth - "rather ripped" (geffen)
  6. the knife - "silent shout" (rabid)
  7. juana molina - "son" (domino)
  8. nomo - "new tones" (ubiquity)
  9. king khan & the bbq show - "what's for dinner?" (in the red)
  10. sir richard bishop - "fingering the devil" (latitudes)
  11. dixie chicks - "taking the long way" (open wide)
  12. zombi - "surface to air" (relapse)
  13. the husbands - "there's nothing i'd like more than to see you dead" (swami)
  14. two ton boa - "paracitiside" (kill rock stars)
  15. lady sovereign - "public warning" (def jam)
  16. terje isungset - "igloo" (all ice)
  17. anna ternheim - "separation road" (universal)
  18. puffy amiyumi - "splurge" (tofu)
  19. daniel higgs - "ancestral songs" (holy mountain)
  20. sparks - "hello young lovers" (in the red)

Matt B.(Asheville, N.C).

  1. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
  2. Mogwai - Mr. Beast (Matador)
  3. Belong - October Language (Carpark)
  4. Thom Yorke - The Eraser (XL)
  5. Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky (Durtro)
  6. The Knife - Silent Shout (Mute USA)
  7. Mark Kozelek - Little Drummer Boy - Live (Caldo Verde)
  8. Wilderness - Vessel States (Jagjaguwar)
  9. Mono - You Are There (Temporary Residence)
  10. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere (Downtown)
  11. Stereolab - Fab Four Suture (Too Pure)
  12. Broadcast - The Future Crayon (Warp)
  13. Eluvium - When I Live By The Garden And The Sea (Temporary Residence)
  14. Piano Magic - Incurable (Important)
  15. Boards Of Canada - Trans Canada Highway (Warp)
  16. Animal Collective - People (FatCat)
  17. Four Tet - Remixes (Domino)
  18. Animal Collective - Grass (FatCat)
  19. Tortoise - A Lazarus Taxon (Thrill Jockey)
  20. Clinic - Harvest (Domino)

Bob Bakker (Groningen, the Netherlands)

  1. Om - "Conference of the Birds" (Holy Mountain)
  2. Paul Flaherty & Chris Corsano - "The Beloved Music" (Family Vineyard)
  3. Charalambides - "A Vintage Burden" (Kranky)
  4. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City)
  5. Sabir Mateen/Daniel Carter/Andrew Barker - "Not On Earth.... In Your Soul!" (Qbico)
  6. Valley of Ashes - "Cavehill Hunters' Attrition" (Blackvelvetfuckere)
  7. Galbraith, Neilson, Youngs - "Belsayer Time" (Time-Lag)
  8. Boris & the Saltlicks - "Cactusman versus the Blue Demon" (Frogville)
  9. Paul Labrecque & Valerie Webb - "Trees, Chants and Hollers" (Eclipse)
  10. Hisato Higuchi - "Dialogue" (Family Vineyard)
  11. Comets on Fire - "Avatar" (Subpop)
  12. Six Organs of Admittance - "The Sun Awakens" (Drag City)
  13. Chris Corsano & Ben Chasny / Paul Metzger - "Split Lp" (Roaratorio)
  14. Acid Mothers Temple & the Cosmic Inferno - "Starless and Bible Black Sabbath" (Alien8)
  15. Matt Valentine/Erika Elder/Alex Neilson/Moses Jiggs - "Qbico 40" (Qbico)
  16. James Blackshaw - "O True Believers" (Important)
  17. Tim Hecker - "Harmony in Ultraviolet" (Kranky)
  18. Raccoo-oo-oon - "Mythos Folkways Vol. No. 1" (Woodsist)
  19. Centro-Matic - "Fort Recovery" (Misra)
  20. Jóhann Jóhannsson - "IDM 1401 A Users Manual" (4AD)

David Bauwens (Belgium)

  1. Current 93 - Black ships ate the sky (Durtro/Jnana)
  2. Radu Malfatti & Mattin - Going fragile (Formed)
  3. Scott Walker - The drift (4AD)
  4. Ami Yoshida & Christof Kurzmann - a s o (Erstwhile)
  5. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
  6. Keith Rowe & Toshimaru Nakamura - Between [2-CD] (Erstwhile)
  7. Nmperign & Jason Lescalleet - Love me two times [2-CD] (Intransitive)
  8. Lionel Marchetti - Red dust [3x3"] (Crouton)
  9. Drudkh - Blood in our wells (Supernal)
  10. Destroyer - Destroyer's rubies (Merge)
  11. Klaus Filip & Toshimaru Nakamura - Aluk (IMJ)
  12. Carla Bozulich - Evangelista (Constellation)
  13. Kommando Raumschiff Zitrone - First time ever I saw your face (Quincunx)
  14. Sanjah - Musen/is (PSF)
  15. Keiji Haino & Tony Conrad - Live at Instal, Glasgow, 14 October 2006 (www.arika.org.uk)
  16. Beirut - Gulag orkestar (Ba Da Bing!)
  17. Dona Dumitru Siminica - Sounds from a bygone age vol. 3 (Asphalt Tango)
  18. IST - Lodi (Confront)
  19. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The letting go (Drag City)
  20. Olivia Block - Heave to (Sedimental)

Christian (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  1. Liars - Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  2. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
  3. Espers - II (Drag City)
  4. Flying Canyon - Flying Canyon (label)
  5. Mastodon - Blood Mountain (Reprise)
  6. The Knife - Silent Shout (Rabid)
  7. Carla Bozulich - Evangelista (Constellation)
  8. Danielson - Ships (Secretly Canadian)
  9. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go (Drag City)
  10. James Blackshaw - O True Believers (Important)

Martin Couillard (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  1. Sunset Rubdown - "Shut Up I am dreaming" (Absolutely Kosher)
  2. Thom Yorke - "The Eraser" (XL)
  3. Tripple Burner - "Tripple Burner" (Madrona)
  4. Glissandro 70 - "Glissandro 70" (Constellation)
  5. Tv On The Radio - "Return To Cookie Mountain" (Interscope)
  6. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City)
  7. Grizzly Bear - "Yellow House" (Warp)
  8. Tim Hecker - "Harmony in Ultraviolet" (Kranky)
  9. Liars - "Drum's Not Dead" (Mute)
  10. Trentemoller - "The_Last_Resort" (Poker Flat)
  11. Burial - "Burial" (Hyperdub)
  12. Ratatat - "Classics" (XL)
  13. Islands - "Return to the sea" (Equator)
  14. Asobi Seksu - "Citrus" (Friendly Fire)
  15. Benoit Pioulard - "Precis" (Kranky)
  16. Under Byen - "Samme stof som stof" (Paper bag)
  17. Helios - "Eingya" (Type)
  18. Dosh - "The Lost Take" (Anticon)
  19. Band_Of_Horses - "Everything_All_The_Time" (Sub Pop)
  20. Patrick Watson - "Close to paradise" (Secret City)

Daniel M (Nice, France)

  1. Burial - Burial (Hyperdub)
  2. Pan Am - For waiting, for chasing (Mosz)
  3. T Hecker - Harmony in ultraviolet (Kranky)
  4. Svalastog - Woodwork (Rune Gramofon)
  5. Mikke Metal - Victimizer (Kompakt)
  6. AFX - Chosen lords (Rephlex)
  7. Johann Johanson - IDM 1401: A User's Manual (4AD)
  8. J Jelinek - Tierbeobachtungen (Scape)
  9. Joanna Newsom - Ys (label)
  10. Geir Jenssen - Cho oyo (Ash)
  11. Dave (Wisconsin,USA)

    1. Svalastog - Woodwork
    2. Rf - Views of Distant Towns
    3. Christopher Willits - Surf Boundries
    4. Clint Mansell - The Fountain Soundtrack
    5. Johann Johannsson - IBM 1401...
    6. Yellow 6 - The Beautiful Season has Past
    7. Andrew Chalk - Goldfall
    8. Halma - Back to Pascal
    9. Burial - st
    10. Forest Fang & Carl Weingarten - Invisibilty
    11. Joanna Newsom - Ys
    12. Scott Solter - One River
    13. Greg Haines - Slumber Tides
    14. Marsen Jules - Les Fluers
    15. The Gentleman Losers - st
    16. Loscil - Plume
    17. Hammock - Raising Your Voice...
    18. Loren Connors - Night Through, singles & collected works
    19. Triosk - The Headlight Serenade
    20. Helios - Eingya

    Ryan Dee (Lincoln, NE, USA)

    1. Scott Walker "The Drift" [4AD]
    2. Joanna Newsom "Ys" [Drag City]
    3. DAT Politics "Wow Twist" [Chicks On Speed]
    4. Clipse "Hell Hath No Fury" [Jive]
    5. Wolf Eyes "Human Animal" [Sub Pop]
    6. Jóhann Jóhannsson "IBM 1401: A User's Manual" [4AD]
    7. Sally Shapiro "Disco Romance" [Diskokaine]
    8. LCD Soundsystem "45:33" [iTunes]
    9. Ghostface Killah "Fishscale" [Def Jam]
    10. Belbury Poly "The Owl's Map" [Ghost Box]
    11. Barbara Morgenstern "The Grass Is Always Greener" [Monika]
    12. Marcus Fjellström "Gebrauchsmusik" [Lampse]
    13. Peter, Bjorn And John "Writer's Block" [V2]
    14. Humcrush "Hornswoggle" [Rune Grammofon]
    15. J Dilla "Donuts" [Stones Throw]
    16. The Knife "Silent Shout" [Rabid/Mute]
    17. Matmos "The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of The Beast" [Matador]
    18. Lily Allen "Alright, Still" [Parlophone/EMI]
    19. Clark "Body Riddle" [Warp]
    20. Indian Jewelry "Invasive Exotics" [Monitor]

    David Dolling (York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

    1. Venetian Snares - "Cavalcade of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore" (Planet Mu)
    2. Jóhann Jóhannsson - "IBM 1401, a User's Manual" (4AD)
    3. Girl Talk - "Night Ripper" (Illegal Art)
    4. The Ascent Of Everest - "How Lonely Sits The City" (Angel or the Airbag Collective)
    5. Amen Orchestra - "17 Waves" (Arttek)
    6. Yndi Halda - "Enjoy Eternal Bliss" (Big Scary Monster)
    7. Asobi Seksu - "Citrus" (Friendly Fire)
    8. Sufjan Stevens - "The Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from the Illinois Album" (Asthmatic Kitty)
    9. Mono - "You Are There" (Temporary Residence)
    10. Final Fantasy - "He Poos Cloud" (Tomlab)
    11. Clark - "Body Riddle" (Warp Records)
    12. Natsumen - "Never Wear Out Your Summer xxx!" (Topmen/uma)
    13. BT - "This Binary Universe" (DTS Entertainment)
    14. Hybrid - "I Choose Noise" (Kinetic)
    15. Burial - "Burial" (Hyperdub)
    16. Mogwai - "Mr Beast" (Matador)
    17. Gifts From Enola - "Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind" (Self Released)
    18. Pendulum - "Hold Your Colour" (Breakbeat Kaos)
    19. AFX - "Chosen Lords" (Rephlex)
    20. Laura - "Radio Swan Is Down" (Alone Again)

    Lauren Dziuban (Pittsburgh)

    1. Joaquin Joe Claussell Meets Manuel Göttsching (MG.Art) Spun gold for the mind and feet. Beautiful synth work and a lovely guitar solo, this one just gets deeper as it unwinds. It more than does justice to a classic.
    2. Various - Aurora 2 (Merck) A perfectly sequenced ambient journey that picks up the dream-like vibe of SAW. A bittersweet goodbye from Merck.
    3. Girl Talk - Nightripper (Illegal Arts) He's a Steeler fan and he will make you dance like a fool. That's all you need to know.
    4. Detroit Escalator Co - Dub Notes (Peacefrog) DEC drops his normal rhythms for this simultaneously sparse but rich dream-like release.
    5. A Guy Called Gerald - Proto Acid (Laboratory Instinct) Straight up raw acid with no apologies.
    6. Yagya - Will I Dream During The Process (Sending Orbs) I feel the atmospheres of Badalamenti's Twin Peaks fading and growing against Basic Channel rhythms.
    7. Rekid - Made in Menorca (Soul Jazz) When all downbeat starts sounding the same, this is the album you pop on. Rekid is always doing his own thing.
    8. Freescha - Head Warlock Double Stare (Attacknine) More of the same from Freescha but that is exactly what all of their fans want as no one else can touch their melancholy roller-rink grooves.
    9. Arthur Russell - Springfield (Audika) Thick swirling disco, very hypnotic.
    10. Plus Device - Puncture (Hefty) An unexpected release from the increasingly diverse Hefty roster, kicks that 80s electro vibe.
    11. From Major to Minor - Gonzales (No Format) Actually a DVD release but includes some of the best versions of both Gonzales' work and material from Jamie Lidell.
    12. Various - House Goodies Vol. 2 (Underground Quality) This is mostly material from DJ Jus Ed who composes smooth deep house. Nothing is forced or overproduced here - true and simple.
    13. The Caretaker - Theoretically Pure Anterograde Amnesia (V V/M Test Records) - You can find this as a free mp3 but sometimes packaging counts. Lovingly put together by the Caretaker.
    14. Sounds from the Ground - High Rising (Waveform) This is the kind of music that if simply described to me, I would stupidly turn my nose up as too glossy. But, I can't deny how beautifully produced this dub/ambient release is.

    Andrew Forell (NYC, USA)

    1. Spielerfrau - The Sad Part
    2. Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
    3. The Rapture - Pieces of The People We Love
    4. Scott Walker - The Drift
    5. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
    6. DJ Shadow - The Outsider
    7. Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
    8. DJ Spooky - Presents in Fine Style
    9. RJD2 - Magnificent City Instrumentals
    10. Jarvis Cocker & Steve Mackay - The Trip
    11. Wedding Present - Search for Paradise

    A.J.Godde (HŅnefoss, Norway)

    1. Svalastog - Woodwork (Rune Grammofon)
    2. Juana Molina - Son (Domino)
    3. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
    4. Burial - Burial (Hyperdub)
    5. Loscil - Plume (Kranky)
    6. Biosphere - Dropsonde (Touch)
    7. J Johanson - IDM 1401... (4AD)
    8. Pan American - For waiting, for chasing (Mosz)
    9. Belong - October language (carpark)
    10. Pelican - The fire... (HydraHead)

    Chris Gramstadt (Woking, UK)

    1. Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther (Bella Union)
    2. Film School – Film School (beggars banquet)
    3. Yo La Tengo – I am not afraid of you… (Matador)
    4. Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XL)
    5. Johnny Cash – American V (Lost Highway)
    6. Sparklehorse – Dreamt for Light Years (Parlaphone)
    7. The Singleman Affair – Let’s Kill Summer (Poptones)
    8. Peter, Bjorn and John – Writer’s block (Wichita)
    9. Band of Horses – Everything All The Time (sub-pop)
    10. Spotlight Kid – Departure (Club AC30)
    11. Malajube – Trompe L’Oeil (Dare to Care)
    12. Union of Knives – Violence and Birdsong (Relentless)
    13. Howling Bells – Howling Bells (Bella Union)
    14. Grizzly Bear – Yellow House (Warp)
    15. Sufjan Stevens – The Avalanche (Rough Trade)
    16. James Yorkston – The Year of the leopard (Domino)
    17. Mojave 3 – Puzzles Like You (4AD)
    18. Decemberists – Crane Wife (Rough Trade)
    19. Rahim – Ideal Lives (Frenchkiss)
    20. Asobi Seksu - Citrus (Friendly Fire)

    Aaron Grauer (Lincoln, NE, USA)

    1. Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye (Domino)
    2. Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther (Bella Union)
    3. Prefuse 73 - Security Screenings (Warp)
    4. Adem - Love And Other Planets (Domino)
    5. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things (Tirk)
    6. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (Capitol)
    7. Lansing-Dreiden - The Dividing Island (Kemado)
    8. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (Warp)
    9. Cat Power - The Greatest (Matador)
    10. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive)
    11. Mew - And The Glass-Handed Kites (Sony)
    12. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
    13. Thom Yorke - The Eraser (XL)
    14. The Rapture - Pieces Of The People We Love (Motown)
    15. Larsen - SeieS (Important)
    16. Chris Clark - Body Riddle (Warp)
    17. The Knife - Silent Shout (Rabid)
    18. Girl Talk - Night Ripper (Illegal Art)
    19. Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album (Asthmatic Kitty)
    20. Triosk - The Headlight Serenades (Leaf)

    Michael Henaghan (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)

    1. Mono & World's End Girlfriend - "Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain" (Temprorary Residence)
    2. Thom Yorke - "The Eraser" (XL)
    3. Mogwai - "Mr Beast" (Rock Action)
    4. A Hawk and a Hacksaw - "The Way The Wind Blows" (Leaf)
    5. Grails - "Black Tar Prophecies Vol 1, 2 & 3" (Important)
    6. The Ascent of Everest - "How Lonely, Sits The City" (How Lonely, Sits The City)
    7. The Gentleman Losers - "The Gentleman Losers" (The Gentleman Losers)
    8. Phon°noir - "Phon°noir " (Quartermass)
    9. Helios - "Helios" (Type Records)
    10. Sunn0))) & Boris - "Altar" (Southern Lord)
    11. Tool - "10,000 Days" (Volcano)
    12. Strap The Button - "Going to Jib Choons (Choons for Going to Jib Like Innit)" (Good Name For A Racehorse)
    13. Yndi Halda - "Enjoy Eternal Bliss" (Big Scary Monsters)
    14. Last Days - "Sea" (n5md)
    15. The White Birch - "Come Up For Air" (Rune Grammofon)
    16. A Lily - "Wake:Sleep" (Dynamophone)
    17. Charalambides - "A Vintage Burden" (Kranky)
    18. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - "Self-Titled" (Rubyworks)
    19. Jóhann Jóhannsson - "IBM 1401, A User's Manual" (4AD)
    20. Loscil - "Plume" (Kranky)

    Jo (Portugal)

    1. Burial - Burial (Hyperdub)
    2. Helios - Engya (Type)
    3. Various - The World is Gone (Xl)
    4. Nathan Fake - Drowning In A Sea Of Love (Border Community)
    5. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies (Merge)
    6. Gnarls Barkley - St.Elsewhere (Downtown)
    7. The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes (Memphis Industries)
    8. Skream - Skream! (Tempa)
    9. Alex Smoke - Paradolia (Soma)
    10. Yagya - Will I Dream During The Process? (Sending Orbs)
    11. Gultskra Artikler - Pofigistka (Lampse)
    12. Kode9 + The Spaceape - Memories of the Future (Hyperdub)
    13. Dextro - Consequence Music (16K)
    14. Marsen Jules - Les Fleurs (City Centre Offices)
    15. Ryan Teague - Coins & Crosses (Type)
    16. The Strokes -First Impressions Of Earth (RCA)
    17. Dub Tractor - Hideout ( City Centre Offices)
    18. Blamstrain - Disfold (Sending Orbs)
    19. Milieu - Beyond The Sea Lies The Stars (Infraction)
    20. Machinefabriek - Marijn (Lampse)

    osman kaytazoglu (?, ?)

    1. Scott Walker - The Drift (4AD)
    2. Vladislav Delay - The Four Quarters (Huume)
    3. Alva Noto - For (Raster Noton)
    4. Motohiro Nakashima - I Dreamt Constellations Sang (Loaf)
    5. FM3 - The Buddha Machine (Staalplaat)
    6. Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block (Wichita)

    LUCA (Milano, MI, Italy )

    1. BIOSPHERE - "DROPSONDE" (TOUCH 2006)
    2. CLARK - "BODY RIDDLE" (WARP)
    3. EKKEHARD EHLERS - "A LIFE WITHOUT FEAR" (STAUBGOLD)
    4. BENOIT PIOULARD - "PRECIS" (KRANKY)
    5. GREG HAINES - "SLUMBER TIDES" (MIASMAH)
    6. CEPTUAL - "SHIFTS PERSONAL" (MIASMAH)
    7. RYAN TEAGUE - "COINS AND CROSSES" (TYPE)
    8. BELBURY POLY - "THE OWL'S MAP" (GHOST RECORDS)
    9. BURIAL - "BURIAL" (HYPERDUB)
    10. LAST DAYS - "SEA" (n5MD)
    11. LOSCIL - "PLUME" (KRANKY)
    12. HANS APPELQVIST - "NAIMA" (HAPNA)
    13. SCRITTI POLITTI - "WHITE BREAD BLACK BEER" (ROUGH TRADE)
    14. SVARTE GREINER - "KNIVE" (TYPE)
    15. INFANTJOY - "WITH" (record label)
    16. HISATO HIGUCHI - "DIALOGUE" (FAMILY VINEYARD)
    17. PAUL WIRKUS - "Déformation Professionnelle" (STAUBGOLD)
    18. JAN JELINEK - "tierbeobachtungen" (SCAPE)
    19. YASUSHI YOSHIDA - "SECRET FIGURE" (NOBLE))
    20. COLLEEN - "Colleen Et Les Boites a Musique" (LEAF)

    Matt (All over the Midwest, USA)

    1. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (5RC)
    2. Parenthetical Girls - Safe As Houses (Slender Means Society)
    3. Mahogany - Connectivity! (Darla)
    4. Evangelicals - So Gone (Misra)
    5. Hot Chip - The Warning (Astralwerks / DFA)
    6. Boris - Pink (Southern Lord)
    7. Liars - Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
    8. Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo (Big Dada)
    9. Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds (Tomlab)
    10. Broadcast - The Future Crayon (Warp)
    11. Clark - Body Riddle (Warp)
    12. The Blow - Paper Television (K)
    13. Belong - October Language (Carpark)
    14. Mates of State - Bring It Back (Barsuk)
    15. Parts And Labor - Stay Afraid (Jagjaguwar / Brah)
    16. Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - #3 (Minty Fresh / Labrador)
    17. Various Artists - Idol Tryouts 2 (Ghostly)
    18. Beach House - Beach House (Carpark)
    19. Think About Life - Think About Life (Alien8)
    20. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming (Absolutely Kosher)

    Michel (St John's, Nfld, Canada)

    1. Charlemagne Palestine & Tony Conrad - "An Aural Symbiotic Mystery" (Sub Rosa)
    2. Irr. App. (Ext.) - "Perekluchenie" (Beta-Lactam Ring)
    3. Parenthetical Girls - "Safe As Houses" (Slender Means Society)
    4. Whitehouse - "Asceticists 2006" (Susan Lawly)
    5. American Watercolor Movement - "It Takes Fifteen To Tango In My Book, What Book Do You Read?" (Beats ITC)
    6. Liars - "Drum's Not Dead" (Mute)
    7. Beach House - "Self-Titled" (Car Park)
    8. Machinefabriek - "Marijn" (Lampse)
    9. Seekonk - "Pinkwood" (North East Indie)
    10. The Goslings - "Grandeur Of Hair" (Archive)
    11. Svarte Greiner - "Knive" (Type)
    12. TV On The Radio - "Return To Cookie Mountain" (Interscope)
    13. Espers - "II" (Drag City)
    14. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - "Etiquette" (Tomlab)
    15. K-The-I??? - "Broken Love Letter" (Mush)
    16. Andy Wagner - "Departures" (Tense Forms)
    17. Boduf Songs - "Lion Devours The Sun" (Kranky)
    18. Maja Ratkje - Adventura Anatomica (Semishigure)
    19. Hwyl Nofio - "Hounded By Fury" (Hwyl)
    20. Natural Snow Buildings - "The Dance Of The Sun & The Moon" (Self-Released)

    Malcom (Lincoln, NE, USA)

    1. Joanna Newsome - Ys (Drag City)
    2. Califone - Roots And Crowns (Thrill Jockey
    3. Carla Bozulich - Evangelista (Constellation)
    4. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (Anti)
    5. Thom Yorke - The Eraser (XL)
    6. Cat Power - The Greatest (Matador)
    7. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped (Geffen)
    8. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (5RC)
    9. nO Things - Trees (self released)
    10. TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
    11. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (Warp)
    12. Various Artists - a situation like this - full disclosure I coordinated this awesome compilation available at loneprairierecords.com
    13. Bob Dylan - Modern Times (Columbia)
    14. Various Artists - Killers In The Nebraska Territory (Lone Prairie)
    15. Jenny Lewis And The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)
    16. Tie These Hands - We Work Out (self released)
    17. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You... (Matador)
    18. Cursive - Happy Hollow (Saddle Creek)
    19. Aki Tsuyuko - Hokane (Thrill Jockey)
    20. The Terminals - Forget About Never (Lone Prairie)

    Mel (Adelaide, South Australia)

    1. The Sleepy Jackson - Personality: One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird
    2. Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire
    3. Willie Nile - The Streets of New York
    4. Bluebottle Kiss - Doubt Seeds
    5. The Veils - Nux Vomica
    6. Tamas Wells - A Plea en Vendredi
    7. Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You
    8. Rosie Thomas - These Friends of Mine
    9. The Format - Dog Problems
    10. M Craft - Silver and Fire
    11. Horse Feathers - Words Are Dead
    12. Sodastream - Reservations
    13. Fionn Regan - End Of History
    14. Micah P Hinson - Micah P Hinson and the Opera Circuit

    Moka (Aguascalientes, Ags, Mexico)

    1. Liars - Drum's not dead (Mute)
    2. Destroyer - Rubies (Merge)
    3. Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - s/t (Eskimo)
    4. Grails - the black tar prophecies Vol's 1, 2 & 3 (Important)
    5. The white birch - come up for air (Rune Grammofon)
    6. Islands - return to the sea (Equator)
    7. Nobody & the mystic chords of memory - tree coloured see (Mush)
    8. Pattern is movement/Scott Solter - canonic (Hometapes)
    9. Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Osaka Bridge (Karaoke Kalk)
    10. Fujiya & Miyagi - transparent things (Tirk)
    11. Mahogany - Connectivity! (Darla)
    12. The knife - silent shout (Rabid)
    13. Red Favorite - s/t (Spirit of Orr)
    14. Scott Walker - The Drift (4AD)
    15. Ratatat - classics (xl recordings)
    16. Hisato Higuchi - Dialogue (Family Vineyard)
    17. Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther (Bella Union))
    18. Om - Conference of the Birds (Holy Mountain)
    19. Brightblack morning light -bs/t (Matador)
    20. Mikkel Metal - victimizer (kompakt))

    Favorite EPs

    1. Paavoharju - Tuote Akatemia/Unien Savonlinna (Miasmah)
    2. Midnight Juggernauts - secrets of the universe (Inertia)
    3. Arthur Russell - Springfield (Audika)
    4. Black Devil Disco Club - 28 after (Lo)
    5. Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon (kranky)

    mrtkny (??, ??)

    1. Junior Boys - "So This Is Goodbye" (Domino)
    2. Islands - "Return To The Sea" (Equator)
    3. Damien Jurado - "Now That I Am In Your Shadow" (Jade Tree)
    4. The Knife - "Silent Shout" (Mute)
    5. M. Ward - "Post War" (Merge)
    6. Girl Talk - "Night Ripper" (Illegal Art)
    7. Peter Bjorn And John - "Writer's Block" (Wichita)
    8. Mates Of State - "Bring It Back" (?)
    9. Beirut - "Gulag Orkestar" (Ba Da Bing)
    10. The Radio Dept. - "Pet Grief" (?)
    11. Tietur - "Stay Under The Stars" (Universal)
    12. The Whitest Boy Alive - "Dreams" (?)
    13. Thom Yorke - "The Eraser" (XL)
    14. Adem - "Love And Other Planets" (Domino)
    15. Bob Dylan - "Modern Times" (Columbia)
    16. Jenny And The Watson Twins - "Rabbit Fur Coat" (Team Love)
    17. El Perro Del Mar - "El Perro Del Mar" (Domino)
    18. Two Gallants - "What The Toll Tells" (Saddle Creek)

    Carles N (Barcelona, Spain)

    1. The Evens _ Get Evens
    2. J Dilla _ Donuts
    3. Bonnie Prince Billy _ The Letting Go
    4. TV On The Radio _ Return To Cookie Mountain
    5. Burial _ Burial
    6. Various _ The World Is Gone
    7. Tom Waits _ Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
    8. Clark _ Body Riddle
    9. Oh No _ Exodus To Unheard Rhythms
    10. Scott Walker _ The Drift
    11. Beirut _ Gulag Orkestar
    12. Micah P. Hinson _ And the Opera Circuit
    13. Grizzly Bear _ Yellow House
    14. Fujiya & Miyagi _ Transparent Things
    15. Cat Power _ The Greatest
    16. Skream _ Skream!
    17. Six Organs of Admittance _ The Sun Awakens
    18. Matt Elliott _ Failing Songs
    19. Spank Rock _ YoYoYoYoYo
    20. 12Twelve _ L’Univers

    Erik Nash (Milwaukee, WI.)

    1. perspects - peopleskills (interdimensional transmissions)
    2. alcian blue - s/t (elephant stone)
    3. [t]ékĎl - s/t (initial cuts)
    4. miles tilmann - yes and no (consumers r&d)
    5. freescha - head warlock double stare (attack nine)
    6. marc houle - bay of figs (m_nus)
    7. ellen allien & apparat - orchestra of bubbles (bpitch control)
    8. black turtleneck - musical chairs (normals welcome)
    9. hot chip - the warning (astralwerks)
    10. asobi seksu - citrus (friendly fire)

    Neil (Dover, UK)

    1. Meursault - "Nothing Changed This Week" (Eagle And Serpent CD-R)
    2. Meursault - "By Lamplight" (Eagle And Serpent CD-R)
    3. Mogwai - "Mr Beast" (Play It Again Sam)
    4. Birchville Cat Motel - "Our Love Will Destroy The World" (Pseudo Arcana)
    5. Envy - "Insomniac Doze" (Rock Action)
    6. Mono - "You Are There" (Temporary Residence)
    7. Mono & World's End Girlfriend - "Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder refrain" (Temporary Residence)
    8. Birchville Cat Motel - "Curved Surface Destroyer" (Last Visible Dog)
    9. Susan Matthews - "Bruiser" (SirenWire)
    10. Wolf Eyes - "Human Animal" (Sub Pop)
    11. Melvins - "A Senile Animal" (Ipecac)
    12. Slomo - "The Creep" (Important)
    13. Mogwai - "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait" (Play It Again Sam)
    14. Final - "3" (Neurot)
    15. Meursault - "Poor Blood" (Eagle And Serpent CD-R)
    16. Lords - "This Ain't A Hate Thing, It's A Love Thing" (Gringo)
    17. Sunn O))) & Boris - "Altar" (Southern Lord)
    18. Jesu - "Silver" (Hydra Head)
    19. Black Boned Angel - "Ashes" (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon 3xCD-R)
    20. Susan Matthews - "Susan Matthews" (private issue)

    ning (Germany)

    1. Songs of Green Pheasant - Aerial Days (Fat Cat)
    2. Black Ox Orkestar - Nisht Azoy (Constellation)
    3. Ostinato - Chasing the Form (Exile on Mainstream)
    4. ISIS + Aereogramme - In the Fishtank 14 (Konkurrent)
    5. Halma - Back to Pascal (Sunday Service)
    6. Max Richter - Songs from Before (130701/Fat Cat)
    7. Red Sparowes -Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red Sun (Neurot)
    8. Mercury Rev - Hello Blackbird (V2)

    onecaseman (Chicago, IL, USA)

    1. Bibio - Hand Cranked (Mush)
    2. A Cloud Mireya - Singular (Eastern Developments)
    3. tstewart - Living Exponentially (Merck)
    4. Boxcutter - Oneiric (Planet Mu)
    5. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles (Bpitch Control)
    6. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (Warp)
    7. Clark - Body Riddle (Warp)
    8. Dr. Who Dat? - Beat Journey (Lex)
    9. The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea (Rough Trade)
    10. Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep us Tangled Up (Ever)
    11. Benoit Pioulard - Precis (Kranky)
    12. Miwon - Pale Glitter (City Centre Offices)
    13. Contriva - Separate Chambers (Morr Music)
    14. Tom Burbank - Famous First Words (Planet Mu)
    15. Bonobo - Days To Come (Ninja Tune)
    16. Burial - Burial (Hyperdub)
    17. Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory - Tree Colored See (Mush)
    18. Free Festival - Free Festival (Benbecula)
    19. I'm Not a Gun - We Think As Instruments (City Centre Offices)
    20. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (Planet Mu)

    Matt Packman (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

    1. Sunset Rubdown - "Shut Up I Am Dreaming" (Absolutely Kosher)
    2. Asobi Seksu - "Citrus" (Friendly Fire)
    3. Grizzly Bear - "Yellow House" (Warp)
    4. Junior Boys - "So This Is Goodbye" (Domino)
    5. Various - "The World Is Gone" (XL)
    6. Beach House - "Beach House" (Carpark)
    7. Mastodon - "Blood Mountain" (Warner Bros)
    8. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City)
    9. Hot Chip - "The Warning" (DFA/EMI)
    10. Sonic Youth - "Rather Ripped" (Geffen)
    11. Brightblack Morning Light - "Brightblack Morning Light " (Matador)
    12. Fujiya & Miyagi - "Transparent Things" (Tirk)
    13. Lindsay Buckingham - "Under the Skin" (Warner Bros / Wea)
    14. Peter Bjorn and John - "Writer's Block" (Witchita)
    15. Califone - "Roots and Crowns" (Thrill Jockey)
    16. Liars - "Drum's Not Dead" (Mute)
    17. Neko Case - "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood" (Anti)
    18. Ellen Allien & Apparat - "Orchestra of Bubbles" (Bpitch Control)
    19. Belle and Sebastian - "The Life Pursuit" (Matador)
    20. The Knife - "Silent Shout" (Rabid/Mute)

    Vanoverbeke Peter (Belgium)

    1. Scott Walker - The drift (4AD)
    2. Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky (Durtro)
    3. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
    4. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet (Kranky)
    5. Vladimir Godar & Iva Bittova - Mater ( Indies/Pavian)
    6. Jóhann Jóhannsson "IBM 1401 - A User's Manual [4AD]
    7. Matmos - The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of The Beast [Matador]
    8. Flim - one title 1916 ( Plonk Twenty)
    9. Alva Noto & R. Sakamoto - Reverp (Raster Noton)
    10. Baby Dee - Love small sogs ( Dutro)
    11. Matt Elliott - Failing Songs (Ici D'Ailleurs)
    12. Leafcutter John : The forest and the sea (Staubgold)
    13. Beirut - "Gulag Orkestar" (Ba Da Bing!)
    14. Liars - Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
    15. Paul Flaherty & Chris Corsano - "The Beloved Music" (Family Vineyard)
    16. Ekkerhard Ehlers - A life wihout fear ( Staubgold)
    17. No Neck Blues band - Embryoneck ( Staubgold)
    18. Derek Bailly- The Blemish records (Samadshisound)
    19. Fausto Romitelli - An index of metals ( Cyprus)
    20. Rafael Toral - Space ( Staubgold)

Andrew Pina (New York, NY, USA)

  1. J Dilla - "Donuts" (Stones Throw)
  2. Daedelus - "Denies the Days Demise" (Mush)
  3. The Pipettes - "We are the Pipettes" (Memphis Industries)
  4. Tokyo Police Club - "A Lesson in Crime" (Paper Bag)
  5. Ahleuchatistas - "What You Will" (Cuneiform)
  6. Beck - "The Information" (Interscope)
  7. Yo La Tengo - "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass" (Matador)
  8. The Roots - "Game Theory" (Def Jam)
  9. Helios - " Eingya " (Type)
  10. Boards of Canada - "Trans Canada Highway" (Warp)
  11. Madlib - "The Dudley Perkins “Expressions” Instrumentals" (Stones Throw)
  12. Stereolab - "Fab Four Suture" (Too Pure / Beggars)
  13. The Whitest Boy Alive - "Dreams" (Asound / Bubbles)
  14. Peanut Butter Wolf Presents (Various Artists) - "Chrome Children" (Stones Throw)
  15. Sound Advice - "Gnarles Biggie" (www.wantsomeadvice.com)
  16. Thom Yorke - "The Eraser" (Xl Recordings)
  17. Sufjan Stevens - "The Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from the Illinois Album" (Asthmatic Kitty)
  18. Black Sheep - "8WM/Novakane" (Bumrush Records)
  19. Disco D - "Ghettotech for Slow People" (Gringo Louco)
  20. Senor Coconut and His Orchestra - "Yellow Fever!" (Essay Recordings)

risko pullerits (estonia)

  1. beirut - gulag orkestar (ba da bing!)
  2. sandro perri - plays polmo polpo (constellation)
  3. larsen - seies (important)
  4. charalambides - a vintage burden (kranky)
  5. tim hecker - harmony in ultraviolet (kranky)
  6. dat politics - wow twist (chicks on speed)
  7. half-handed cloud - halos & lassos (asthmatic kitty)
  8. benoit pioulard - precis (kranky)
  9. xiu xiu - the air force (5 rue christine)
  10. akron/family - meek warrior (young god)
  11. junior boys - so this is goodbye (domino)
  12. max richter - songs from before (fat cat)
  13. a hawk and a hacksaw - the way the wind blows (leaf)
  14. current 93 - black ships ate the sky (durtro/jnana)
  15. anoice - remmings (important)

Sam Purcell (London, state, England)

  1. Benoit Pioulard - "Precis" (Kranky)
  2. Skream - "Skream!" (Tempa)
  3. TV on the Radio - "Return to Cookie Mountain" (4AD)
  4. Burial - "Burial" (Hyperdub)
  5. Helios - "Eingya" (Type)
  6. Our Brother the Native - "Tooth and Claw" (Fat Cat)
  7. Depth Affect - "Arche Lymbe" (Autres Directions)
  8. Xela - "The Dead Sea" (Type)
  9. Subtle - "For Hero : For Fool" (Lex)
  10. Benga - "The Invasion" (Big Apple)

Raffaello (Rome, Italy)

  1. Barzin - My Life In Rooms (Weewerk)
  2. Matt Elliott - Failing Songs (Ici D’Ailleurs)
  3. The Workhouse - Flyover (Bearos)
  4. Flowers From The Man Who Shot Your Cousin - Hapless (Waterhouse)
  5. Gregor Samsa - 55:12 (The Kora)
  6. Helios - Eingya (Type)
  7. Trespassers William - Having (Nettwerk)
  8. Sodastream - Reservations (Trifekta)
  9. Imaad Wasif - Imaad Wasif (Kill Rock Stars)
  10. Boduf Songs - Lion Devours The Sun (Kranky)
  11. Tamas Wells - A Plea En Vendredi (Pop Boomerang)
  12. Yasushi Yoshida - Secret Figure (Noble)
  13. Sierpinski - Evening Water Project (Jonathon Whiskey)
  14. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - The Swell Season (Plateau)
  15. The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely (4AD)
  16. The Library Trust - The A-Z Of Mathematics (Brownshoe)
  17. Tunng - Comments Of The Inner Chorus (Full Time Hobby)
  18. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - The Letting Go (Domino)
  19. Rivulets - You Are My Home (Important)
  20. Pillow - Flowing Seasons (2nd Rec)

Elwin Rijken (Geldrop, Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands)

  1. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City) - Forget about the sad people complaining about her voice, this is musicmagic! Joanna is very intimate and her crafts(wo)manship is outstanding. The clever way her songs built, is a thing for geniuses. I just love the music arrangements and melodies. These songs grow on you and never let go!! :D
  2. Tapes 'n Tapes - "The Loon" (XL Recordings) - Groovy! This was what I first tought when hearing this album. I still think about it this now. A brilliantly rough, but hip album!
  3. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (Warp) - Moody, beautiful, meditative. Kinda reminds me of Tapes and Tapes, but more transcending.
  4. Sunset Rubdown - "Shut Up O'm Dreaming" (Absolutely Kosher) - Spencer Krug has Bowie qualities to him and I very much like his music. I just follow whatever project he is doing, Wolf Parade, Beast Moans, let those animals roar ok.
  5. The Blood Brothers - "Young Machetes" (VS Records) - Their poppiest album yet, but still with loads of energy and surprises. Some of those didn't work, but with so many songs that did do it for me, a definity 'best of the year list' album. Vital Beach Yeah!
  6. Beirut - "Gulag Orkestar" (Ba Da Bing) - Very melancholic, great voice and just a sheer beauty of an album.
  7. Built To Spill - You In Reverse (Drag City) - Their greatest album in Years! Okay it's their first in Years. That's ok, THIS was worth the wait. My Favourite BTS album after 'Keep It Like A Secret'
  8. Love Is All- 9 Times That Same Song (What's Your Rupture?) - I just love this bands energy, their sax and the love they spread. :D
  9. The Figurines - Skeleton (Etch n Sketch) - This band is like a happier sounding (not the lyrics though) version of Modest Mouse, they make excellent and catchy songs and have blistering guitarplay. I just love the songs 'Continious Songs' and 'Release Me On The Floor'
  10. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra Of Bubbles (Bpitch Control) - My favourite electronic album of the year! Two excellent artists who perfectly mash together! A marriage made in Electronic heaven.
  11. Calexico - Garden Ruin (Quarterstick) - The Live show with Salvador Duran and Iron And Wine was the best concert of 2006. 3 hours of magnificent songs and songperformance. Joey's voice keeps getting more interesting. The new album is a change in style, but a very welcome one. Excellent album!
  12. Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche (Asthmatic Kitty) - And I quote Aaron Coleman, our beloved editor of ALMOSTCOOL 'I keep expecting to find myself getting tired of his music, but it hasn't happened yet' :D Sufjan is tha man!
  13. The Dears - Gang Of Losers (MapleMusic Recordings) - Had the pleasure of enjoying them live, great performance and powerful vocals! I love it when artists are true. Great album. Emotional but honest. 'Ballad Of Human Kindness' is so tender. Just beautiful.
  14. Under Byen - Samme Stof Som Stof (Paper Bag Records) - I saw them live and was totally convinced this band is one to keep looking out for. They are changing their styles. I liked 'Det Er Mig Der Holder Traerne Sammen' better as an album. But this one offers their best song yet! The epic that is 'Den Her Sang Hander Om At Fais Det Bedste Ud Af Det' (yes I know these titles are LONG and incomprehensible, but just please listen to the song, you won't regret)
  15. Islands - Return To The Sea (Equator) - It's a more mature version of The Unicorns and the effect is awe-inspiring! What a bliss.
  16. The White Birch - Come Up For Air (Rune Grammofon) - Just very relaxed and perfect background music. I love the songs 'Your Spain' and 'The White Birds'
  17. Xiu Xiu - The Air Force (5 Rue Christine) - A more subtle album, as for as subtle goes with Xiu Xiu, hehe. But great songs once again and always the typical creepy-cosey atmosphere. A slightly goofy highlight is 'Hello From Au Claire'
  18. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (Capitol) - The Decemberists have made yet another great album. Listen to 'Yankee Bayonet' and you know what I'm talking about.
  19. Futureheads - Yes/No (Vagrant Records) - Although it's kinda more of the same. In this case it's not bad because this one and the first album are both kinda short. (together 74 min.) So next time I'll be tougher on them. For now I happily sing along and dance like crazy.
  20. Placebo - Meds (Astralwerks) -'Song To Say goodbye' should silence all the naysayers. Goodbye to the haters. Just a good album from a band that happens to be popular.

Tony Romaker (Ohio, USA)

  1. The Hold Steady - "Boys and Girls in America"
  2. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife"
  3. Asobi Seksu - "Citrus"
  4. Neko Case - "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"
  5. Serena-Maneesh - "Serena-Maneesh"
  6. Band of Horses - "Everything All the Time"
  7. TV on the Radio - "Return to Cookie Mountain"
  8. Califone - "Roots and Crowns"
  9. Destroyer - "Destroyer's Rubies"
  10. Grizzly Bear - "Yellow House"
  11. Belle and Sebastian - "The Life Pursuit"
  12. Built to Spill - "You in Reverse"
  13. Necropolis - "The Hackled Ruff & Shoulder Mane"
  14. Guillemots - "Through the Windowpane"
  15. Sonic Youth - "Rather Ripped"
  16. The Lindsay - "Dragged Out"
  17. Tapes 'n Tapes - "The Loon"
  18. The Thermals - "The Body, the Blood, the Machine"
  19. Evangelicals - "So Gone"
  20. Malajube - "Trompe-L'oeil"

Jean-Rene S. (Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada)

  1. Tim Hecker - "Harmony in Ultraviolet" (Kranky)
  2. Sunset Rubdown - "Shut Up I Am Dreaming" (Absolutely Kosher)
  3. Helios - "Eingya" (Type)
  4. The White Birch - "Come Up For Air" (Rune Grammofon)
  5. Grizzly Bear - "Yellow House" (Warp)
  6. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City)
  7. Ratatat - "Classics" (XL)
  8. Benoit Pioulard - "Precis" (Kranky)
  9. Liars - "Drum's Not Dead" (Mute)
  10. My Dad Vs Yours - "After Winter must come spring" (self released)
  11. Glissandro 70 - "Glissandro 70" (Constellation)
  12. Califone - "Roots and crowns" (Thrill Jockey)
  13. Asobi Seksu - "Citrus" (Friendly Fire)
  14. The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife" (Capitol)
  15. Trentemoller - "The Last Resort" (Poker Flat)
  16. Burial - "Burial" (Hyperdub)
  17. Under Byen - "Samme Stof Som Stof" (Paper Bag)
  18. Xela - "The Dead Sea" (Type)
  19. Sickoakes - "Seawards" (Type)
  20. Band of Horses - "Everything all the time" (Sub Pop)

Brent Sallay (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

  1. Grizzly Bear - "Yellow House" (Warp)
  2. Subtle - "For Hero : For Fool" (Astralwerks)
  3. Clark - "Body Riddle" (Warp)
  4. Malajube - "Trompe-l'oel" (Dare to Care)
  5. Under Byen - "Samme Stof Som Stof" (Paper Bag)
  6. Fujiya & Miyagi - "Transparent Things" (Deaf Dumb and Blind)
  7. Final Fantasy - "He Poos Clouds" (Tomlab)
  8. Danielson - "Ships" (Secretly Canadian)
  9. Beirut - "Gulag Orkestar" (Ba Da Bing!)
  10. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City)
  11. Guillemots - "Through the Windowpane" (Polydor)
  12. Lilys - "Everything Wrong Is Imaginary" (Manifesto)
  13. Ryan Teague - "Coins & Crosses" (Type)
  14. Icy Demons - "Tears of a Clone" (Eastern Developments)
  15. Love Is All - "Nine Times That Same Song" (What's Your Rupture)
  16. Lansing-Dreiden - "The Dividing Island" (Kemado)
  17. Bonobo - "Days to Come" (Ninja Tune)
  18. AFX - "Chosen Lords" (Rephlex)
  19. Barbara Morgenstern - "The Grass Is Always Greener" (Monika)
  20. J Dilla - "Donuts" (Stones Throw)

Sebastien (?, ?)

  1. Immune : Sound inside (Stilll)
  2. Leafcutter John : The forest and the sea (Staubgold)
  3. Thom Yorke : The eraser (XL)
  4. Spinform : Bryter tystnaden (Hobby industries)
  5. The gentleman losers : s/t (Buro)
  6. Junior boys : So this is goodbye (Domino)
  7. Matt Elliott : Failing songs (Ici d’ailleurs)
  8. Helios : Eingya (Type)
  9. Sol Seppy : The bells of 12 (Gronland)
  10. Mountains : Sewn (Apestaartje)
  11. Uzi & Ari : It is freezing out (Own records)
  12. Depth Affect : Arche lymb (Autres directions in music)
  13. aMute : The sea horse limbo (Intr_version)
  14. Loscil : Plume (Kranky)
  15. Clogs : Lantern (Talitres)
  16. Saddleback : Everything’s a love letter (Preservation)
  17. Kaada : Music for moviebikers (Ipecac)
  18. Hot Chip : The warning (EMI)
  19. Laudanum : Your place and time will be mine (Monopsone)
  20. Beirut : Gulag orkestar (4AD)

theskinnyfists (?, ?)

  1. belle & sebastian - life pursuit
  2. m. ward - post war
  3. bob dylan - modern times
  4. decemberists - the crane wife
  5. hot chip - the warning
  6. beirut - gulag orkestar
  7. mountain goats - get lonely
  8. scott walker - the drift
  9. guillemots - through the windowpane
  10. yo la tengo - i'm not afraid of you...

peter skwiot smith (saint paul, mn, usa)

  1. tim hecker - "harmony in ultraviolet" (kranky)
  2. amute - "the sea horse limbo" (intr_version)
  3. Benoit Pioulard - "Precis" (kranky)
  4. mikkel metal- "victimizer" (kompakt)
  5. burial - "burial" (hyperdub)
  6. maritime - "we, the vehicals" (flameshovel)
  7. faux pas - "entropy begins at home" (self released)
  8. various - "the world is gone" (xl recordings)
  9. boxcutter - "oneric" (planet mu)
  10. ellen allien & apparat - "Orchestra of Bubbles" (Bpitch Control)
  11. jan jelinek - "Tierbeobachtungen" (~scape)
  12. svalastog - "woodwork" (rune grammofon)
  13. loscil - "plume" (kranky)

Stefano (Bologna, Italy)

  1. Beirut - "Gulag Orkestar" (Ba Da Bing!)
  2. Manyfingers - "Our Worn Shadow" (Acuarela)
  3. Helios - "Eingya" (Type)
  4. Grizzly Bear - "Yellow House" (Warp)
  5. Nathan Fake - "Drowning in a sea of love" (Border Community)
  6. Xiu Xiu - "The Air Force" (5 Rue Christine)
  7. Kode9 & The Spaceape - "Memories of The Future" (Hyperdub)
  8. Matt Elliott - "Failing Songs" (Ici D'Ailleurs)
  9. Reigns - "Styne Vallis" (Jonson Family)
  10. Burial - "Burial" (Hyperdub)
  11. Fiery Furnaces - "Bitter Tea" (Rough Trade)
  12. The Workhouse - "Flyover" (Bearos)
  13. Junior Boys - "So this is goodbye" (Domino)
  14. Max Richter - "Songs From Before" (Fat Cat)
  15. Jonquil - "Sunny Casinos" (Try Harder)
  16. Joanna Newsom - "Ys" (Drag City)
  17. Hot Chip - "The Warning" (DFA/EMI)
  18. The Islands - "Return to the sea" (Equator)
  19. Prince Valium - "Andlaus" (Resonant)
  20. Part Timer - "Part Timer" (Moteer)

Jason Strohmaier (Dublin, OH)

  1. Subtle - For Hero, For Fool
  2. Guillemots - Through the Windowpane
  3. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
  4. The Decemberists - Crane Wife
  5. Joanna Newsom - Ys
  6. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
  7. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
  8. The Knife - Silent Shout
  9. Liars - Drum's Not Dead
  10. BT - This Binary Universe

Francois Sylvestre. (Joliette, Quebec, Canada)

  1. Neko Case- Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti)
  2. Amy Millan- Honey from the Tombs (Arts ans Crafts)
  3. Patrick Watson- Close to Paradise (Secret City)
  4. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins- Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)
  5. The Concretes- In Colour (Astralwerks)
  6. Islands- Return to the Sea (Equator)
  7. The Lovely Feathers- Hind Hind Legs (Equator)
  8. Emily Haines and The Soft Skeletons- Knives don't have your back (Last Gang)
  9. Memphis- A Little Place in the Wilderness (Good Fences)
  10. The Elected- Sun, Sun, Sun (Sub Pop)
  11. Josh Ritter- Animal Years(V2)
  12. Rhett Miller- The Believer (Verve)
  13. Regina Spektor- Begin to Hope (Sire)
  14. The Flaming Lips- At War with the Mystics(Warner)
  15. Idlesons- Sixteen Songs (EMI)

Ricardo Vicente (Spain)

  1. Gregor Samsa - 55:12 (own)
  2. Mono - You are there (temporary residence)
  3. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
  4. Thom Yorke - The eraser (XL)
  5. Mogwai - Mr. Beast (Matador)
  6. Neil On Impression - The Perfect Tango (release the bats)
  7. Clogs - Lantern (brassland)
  8. Blueneck - Scars of the Midwest (Don't touch)
  9. milhaven - I'm Wagner (12rec)
  10. Lis Er Stille - The Construction Of The Amp-Train (brutal but sentimental)
  11. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar (ba da bing)
  12. The Workhouse - Flyover (Devil in the Woods)
  13. Clint Mansell - The fountain (nonesuch)
  14. A Whisper in the Noise - As the Bluebird Sings (Transdreamer)
  15. Audrey - Visible Forms (TenderVersion)
  16. Sparrows Swarm and Sing - O'Shenandoah Mighty Death Will Find Me (magic bullet)
  17. El Perro del Mar - El Perro Del Mar (control group)
  18. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)
  19. maybeshewill - Japanese Spy Transcript (robot needs home)
  20. Apse - Spirit (Acuarela)

Samuel (Bloomsbury, London)

  1. Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
  2. Danielson - Ships (Secretly Canadian)
  3. Peter, Bjorn and John - Writer's Block (Wichita)
  4. Herbert - Scale (K7)
  5. Hot Chip - The Warning (Astralwerks)
  6. Glissandro 70 - Glissandro 70 (Constellation)
  7. Liars - Drum's Not Dead (Mute)
  8. Tapes 'n' Tapes - The Loon (XL Recording)
  9. Islands - Return to the Sea (Equator)
  10. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (Warp)
  11. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
  12. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)
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