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2006 (2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

It wasn't the best of times, it wasn't the worst of times. 2006 was a year of comebacks both welcome (Cat Power) and lukewarm (Jay-Z); vindictive triumphs (the Dixie Chicks); ambitious achievements (Muse, My Chemical Romance); and massive, eye-opening career retrospectives (Tom Waits). Most of all, though, 2006 was the year we really, really thought we'd finally get to hear Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy, only to be cruelly denied at the 11th hour (what are the odds?). Luckily we had lots of intriguing, enthralling and sometimes just plain weird music to nurse us through our crushing disappointment, from TV on the Radio to Alejandro Escovedo to, uh, Joanna Newsom. So here's our opinion, but what about yours? Who and what eased you through the year that was? As always, our minds (and our mailboxes) are open. -- Kevin Forest Moreau, Editor-in-Chief
     
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1. Muse: Black Holes and Revelations   1. Tom Waits: Orphans
2. Tom Waits: Orphans   2. TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain
3. My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade   3. Midlake: The Trials of Van Occupanther
4. Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and A Curse   4. Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror
5. Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3: Ol! Tarantula   5. Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
6. The Twilight Singers: Powder Burns   6. Ghostface Killah: Fishscale
7. The Dixie Chicks: Taking the Long Way   7. Joanna Newsom: Ys
8. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood   8. Cat Power: The Greatest
9. Eric Church: Sinners Like Me   9. Damien Jurado: And Now That I'm In Your Shadow
10. Matthew Ryan: From A Late Night High Rise   10. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

2005 (2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. My Morning Jacket: Z
  2. Idlewild: Warnings/Promises
  3. Queens of the Stone Age: Lullabies to Paralyze
  4. Martha Wainwright: Martha Wainwright
  5. Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
  6. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: Worlds Apart
  7. Kanye West: Late Registration
  8. Fall Out Boy: From Under the Cork Tree
  9. Spoon: Gimme Fiction
  10. Neil Diamond: 12 Songs
 
  1. Sleater-Kinney: The Woods
  2. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois
  3. Eels: Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
  4. Spoon: Gimme Fiction
  5. The Decemberists: Picaresque
  6. The Mountain Goats: The Sunset Tree
  7. My Morning Jacket: Z
  8. Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene
  9. Lightning Bolt: Hypermagic Mountain
  10. The Books: Lost and Safe

2004 (2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. Green Day: American Idiot
  2. Snow Patrol: Final Straw
  3. Mark Lanegan Band: Bubblegum
  4. Drive-By Truckers: The Dirty South
  5. U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
  6. Tom Waits: Real Gone
  7. The Twilight Singers: She Loves You
  8. Ludacris: The Red Light District
  9. Patterson Hood: Killers and Stars
  10. Now It's Overhead: Fall Back Open
 
  1. Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose
  2. Brian Wilson: Smile
  3. The Walkmen: Bows & Arrows
  4. Madvillain: Madvillainy
  5. The Streets: A Grand Don't Come for Free
  6. Devendra Banhart: Rejoicing in the Hands
  7. Les Savy Fav: Inches
  8. The Fall: The Real New Fall LP [U.S. Version]
  9. Dizzee Rascal: Showtime
  10. Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days

2003 (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. The Weakerthans: Reconstruction Site
  2. Matthew Ryan: Regret Over the Wires
  3. The Twilight Singers: Blackberry Belle
  4. Al Green: I Can't Stop
  5. Guster: Keep It Together
  6. Jay-Z: The Black Album
  7. Drive-By Truckers: Decoration Day
  8. Eels: Shootenanny!
  9. Sun Kil Moon: Ghosts of the Great Highway
  10. Dizzee Rascal: Boy in Da Corner
 
  1. Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers
  2. The Wrens: The Meadowlands
  3. Manitoba: Up in Flames
  4. Radiohead: Hail to the Thief
  5. John Cale: HoboSapiens
  6. Dizzee Rascal: Boy in Da Corner
  7. Four Tet: Rounds
  8. Nina Nastasia: Run to Ruin
  9. Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me?
  10. The Decemberists: Her Majesty the Decemberists

2002 (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

2001 (2006 | 2005 | 2004 |  2003 | 2002 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. Bob Dylan: Love and Theft
  2. Fugazi: The Argument
  3. The White Stripes: White Blood Cells
  4. Radiohead: Amnesiac
  5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: B.R.M.C.
  6. Guided by Voices: Isolation Drills
  7. Creeper Lagoon: Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday
  8. DMX: The Great Depression
  9. Whiskeytown: Pneumonia
  10. Tenacious D: Tenacious D
 
  1. Roots Manuva: Run Come Save Me
  2. Ted Leo/Pharmacists: The Tyranny of Distance
  3. Radiohead: Amnesiac (Capitol)
  4. Bob Dylan: Love and Theft
  5. The Dismemberment Plan: Change
  6. Unwound: Leaves Turn Inside You
  7. Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator)
  8. Thalia Zedek: Been Here and Gone
  9. Built To Spill: Ancient Melodies of the Future
  10. The White Stripes: White Blood Cells

2000 (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. Matthew Ryan: East Autumn Grin
  2. U2: All That You Can't Leave Behind
  3. Idlewild: 100 Broken Windows
  4. Neko Case and Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby
  5. The Twilight Singers: Twilight as Played by the Twilight Singers
  6. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP
  7. PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
  8. John Hiatt: Crossing Muddy Waters
  9. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker
  10. Ween: White Pepper
 
  1. Radiohead: Kid A
  2. OutKast: Stankonia
  3. PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
  4. Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
  5. Sunny Day Real Estate: The Rising Tide
  6. Super Furry Animals: Mwng
  7. Sigur Rs: gtis Byrjun
  8. Godspeed You Black Emperor!: Lift Your Skinny Fists...
  9. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker
  10. Sleater-Kinney: All Hands on the Bad One

1990s (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1980s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. Nirvana: Nevermind (Geffen, 1991)
  2. Radiohead: OK Computer (Capitol, 1997)
  3. U2: Achtung Baby (Island, 1991)
  4. Freedy Johnston: Can You Fly? (Bar/None, 1992)
  5. Mark Lanegan: Whiskey for the Holy Ghost (Sub Pop, 1994)
  6. Steve Earle: El Corazon (Warner Bros., 1997)
  7. R.E.M.: Out of Time (Warner Bros., 1991)
  8. Soundgarden: Superunknown (A&M, 1994)
  9. Matthew Ryan: Mayday (A&M, 1997)
  10. Too Much Joy: Cereal Killers (Giant, 1991)
 
  1. Radiohead: OK Computer (Capitol, 1997)
  2. Tom Waits: Bone Machine (Island, 1992)
  3. A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory (Jive, 1991)
  4. My Bloody Valentine: Loveless (Sire, 1991)
  5. The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros., 1999)
  6. Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador, 1994)
  7. Neutral Milk Hotel: In An Aeroplane Over The Sea (Merge, 1998)
  8. Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville (Matador, 1993)
  9. Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (Mercury, 1998)
  10. Bjrk: Homogenic (Elektra, 1997)

1980s (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1970s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. U2: The Joshua Tree (Island, 1987)
  2. Pixies: Doolittle (4AD/Elektra, 1989)
  3. R.E.M.: Murmur (IRS, 1983)
  4. Prince: Purple Rain (Warner Bros., 1983)
  5. The Replacements: Tim (Sire, 1985)
  6. AC/DC: Back in Black (ATCO, 1980)
  7. The Smiths: The Queen is Dead (Sire, 1986)
  8. Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain (Sire, 1984)
  9. The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight (Rykodisc, 1980)
  10. Ice-T: The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say (Sire, 1989)
 
  1. Hsker D: Zen Arcade (SST, 1984)
  2. R.E.M.: Murmur (IRS, 1983)
  3. Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Def Jam, 1988)
  4. Dinosaur Jr.: You're Living All Over Me (SST, 1987)
  5. The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses (Silvertone, 1989)
  6. X: Wild Gift (Slash, 1981)
  7. Prince: Sign O' The Times (Paisley Park, 1987)
  8. Minutemen: Double Nickels on the Dime (SST, 1984)
  9. Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (Enigma, 1988)
  10. Pixies: Doolittle (4AD/Elektra, 1989)

1970s (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1960s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks (Columbia, 1975)
  2. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps (Reprise, 1979)
  3. The Who: Who's Next (MCA. 1971)
  4. Kiss: Destroyer (Casablanca, 1976)
  5. The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street (Virgin, 1972)
  6. Led Zeppelin: IV (Atlantic, 1971)
  7. Van Halen: Van Halen (Warner Bros., 1978)
  8. Pink Floyd: The Wall (Capitol, 1979)
  9. Yes: Going for the One (Atlantic, 1977)
  10. Elton John: Honky Chateau (Rocket/Island, 1972)
 
  1. The Rolling Stones: Exile On Main Street (Virgin, 1972)
  2. Patti Smith: Horses (Arista, 1975)
  3. Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks (Columbia, 1975)
  4. The Clash: London Calling (Epic, 1979)
  5. Van Morrison: Moondance (Warner Bros., 1970)
  6. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (Motown, 1976)
  7. Curtis Mayfield: Superfly (Curtom, 1972)
  8. John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band (Capitol, 1970)
  9. Sly & the Family Stone: There's A Riot Going On (Epic, 1971)
  10. The Stooges: Fun House (Elektra, 1970)

1960s (2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990s | 1980s | 1970s)

Kevin Forest Moreau: (Detailed Breakdown)   Laurence Station: (Detailed Breakdown)
  1. The Beatles: Meet the Beatles (Capitol, 1964)
  2. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia, 1965)
  3. MC5: Kick Out the Jams (Elektra, 1969)
  4. The Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed (London, 1969)
  5. The Beatles: Revolver (Capitol, 1966)
  6. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)
  7. Johnny Cash: At San Quentin (Live) (CBS, 1969)
  8. The Byrds: Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Columbia, 1968)
  9. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Willy and the Poor Boys (Fantasy, 1969)
  10. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band: Safe As Milk (Buddha, 1966)
 
  1. The Beatles: Revolver (Capitol, 1966)
  2. Bob Dylan: Blonde On Blonde (Columbia, 1966)
  3. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia, 1965)
  4. The Beatles: Abbey Road (Apple, 1969)
  5. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (Reprise, 1969)
  6. Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (Warner Bros., 1968)
  7. James Brown: Live at the Apollo (1962) (Polydor, 1963)
  8. Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You (Atlantic, 1967)
  9. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)
  10. The Byrds: Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Columbia, 1968)

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