Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Best Music of 2006

I assume that most everyone that reads this blog (yeah, both of you), know that I'm a pretty big live music fan. 2006 actually turned out to be better than I thought it was going to be, and here is my best of list. This is actually the CD I created for the best music of the year, and it's followed by a listing of the albums the songs came from.

The only song (I think) on the list that is not from 2006 is 'Marching In', as a tribute to Katrina Collaboration's trip to New Orleans in August... what a fun trip that was!

1. We Don’t Run – Willie Nelson
2. Broken Boy Soldier – The Raconteurs
3. Your Touch – The Black Keys
4. G’Dang Diggy – Common Market
5. Think I’m in Love – Beck
6. Dearhead on the Wall – Alejandro Escovedo
7. Please Don’t Talk About Murder While I’m Eating – Ben Harper
8. So Hard to Find My Way – Jackie Greene
9. I Gotta Get Drunk – The Little Willies
10. Into the Open – Heartless Bastards
11. When the Saints Go Marching In – Louie Armstrong
12. The Heart Bionic – Bobby Bare Jr
13. We’re Going to be Friends – Jack Johnson
14. Store Bought Bones – The Raconteurs
15. Leave the South – Nathan Asher & the Infantry
16. For the Price of a Cup of Tea – Belle & Sebastian
17. Lmno6 – The Selmanaires
18. Just Got to Be – The Black Keys
19. Beat Beat Beat – Glue
20. Searching for the Ghost – Heartless Bastards
21. Lucky – Richard Buckner
22. Today Is the Day – Apollo Sunshine
23. Streets of Baltimore - The Little Willies
24. Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs

And the Albums:

Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
Jack Johnson – Curious George
The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldier
Beck – The Information
The Black Keys – Magic Potion
Willie Nelson – Songbird
Common Market – Common Market
Jackie Greene – American Myth
Nathan Asher & the Infantry – Sex Without Love
Glue – Catch As Catch Can
Alejandro Escovedo – The Boxing Mirror
Richard Buckner - Meadow
Ben Harper – Both Sides of the Gun
Apollo Sunshine – Apollo Sunshine
The Selmanaires – Here Come the Selmanaires
The Little Willies – The Little Willies
Heartless Bastards – All This Time
Bobby Bare Jr – The Longest Meow

Loved the album, great artists, great tunes. I just want to highlight a few 2006 new albums that were not mentioned (variety of reasons).
Old Crow Medicine Show- long awaited return of a David Rawlings produced album, bring them back to the Nati on tour. I missed them at Tall Stacks
Damien Rice- Much different then O, check it out and don't expect the same soft sides.
Snow Patrol- Yeah, they've become more mainstream, but still got it.
The Strokes- What? You left them off.
John Mayer- Jay has a certain dislike, not all songs are written well, but he's grown as an artist
Be Good Tanyas- I love girls bands and they've got it.
Neko Case- Come on Austin lovers gather round.
Kim Taylor- cool local who owns the best coffee shop in town
Ray LaMontagne- Makes me want lay on the lawn during a sunny day and listen to a day of music
Amos Lee- New found love that EVERYONE should check
Jakes Speed- Speedy Delivery column of weekly songs, not an album but fun tunes.
Anxiously awaiting '07! ! !!
Thanks for sharing all the tunes. Everyone let me know what's coming and any new music. BG
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