Saturday, December 09, 2006

Twelve From: Best of 2006 List

This is The Crutch's Top 12 of 2006 - in no order. Needless to say, several great albums were not included.

SSM - SSM (Alive)
[mp3] The freshest and best rock and roll this year.

The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers (V2)
[live mp3] Probably won't be the best album they'll inevitably create, but this debut blows away the majority of the field.

Archie Bronson Outfit - Derdang Derdang (Domino)
[mp3] Arctic who? Franz who? You should know Archie Bronson Outfit.

The M's - Future Women (Polyvinyl)
[live mp3] The drumming alone makes this album a must listen, but the over all craftsmanship puts it on this list.

Comets on Fire - Avatar (Sub Pop)
[mp3] The heaviest of the bunch, but it's just more to love.

Jay Reatard - Blood Visions (In the Red)
[mp3] The best thing Jay Reatard has done - and that's a statement within itself.

King Khan & the BBQ Show - What's For Dinner? (In the Red)
[mp3] If you've forgotten what rock and roll sounded like, listen to this album.

Soledad Brothers - The Hardest Walk (Alive)
[mp3] The last album this band may ever put out, but it's an impressive one.

Catfish Haven - Tell Me (Secretly Canadian)
Simple, soulful, and passionate - not much else is needed.

Functional Blackouts - Severed Tongue Speaks For Everyone (Criminal IQ)
[mp3] This isn't your average punk album - it'll put hair on your chest.

The Black Angels - Passover (Light in the Attic)
[mp3] Psychedelia done right.

The Drones - Miller's Daughter (Bang!)
[mp3] The Drones are the best band from down under since Radio Birdman.


Anonymous said...

Great list, guys. Overall, my favourite album was probably "The Hardest Walk" - great sign of maturation and an even greater good-bye from one of my favouritest bands.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful blog! You've helped me discover great bands like Archie Bronson Outfit and Comets on Fire. Keep up the good work!

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angy said...

I love love the Archie Bronson Outfit. Good list overall though, I agree completely with all of the ones I recognised. Agreed, I didn't recognise a few, but a quick look 'round remedied that problem.

Sam Le Savage said...

It makes me sad that my favourite blog is completely forgotten. Are you ever going to update it again? Otherwise, do you know any other blogs with similar music taste?

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