well, last night my buddy Jerome and I were on CKUM presenting our favorite albums of 2006.
Figured I'd post the list here so you guys can check it out (although it's not the same list as last night, since it was a combined list that we presented)
1. Partisan - The Gothic & The Gospel 2. Russian Circles - Enter 3. Isis - In The Absence Of Truth 4. Man Man - Six Demon Bag 5. Red Sparowes - Every Red Heart Shines Towards The Red Sun 6. The Sword - Age Of Winters 7. Mastodon - Blood Mountain 8. Del Rey - A Pyramid For The Living 9. Motorpsycho - Black Hole/Blank Canvas 10. Murder By Death - In Bocca Al Luppo 11. Disappearer - Disappearer EP 12. Boris - Pink 13. Witch - Witch 14. Mogwai - Mr. Beast 15. The Melvins - (A) Senile Animal 16. Don Cabellero - World Class Listening Problem 17. Yakuza - Samsara 18. Tone - Solidarity 19. Sleeping Pilot - Panic Sex 20. Mewithoutyou - Brother/Sister 21. The Advantage - Elf Titled 22. The Decemberists - Crane Wife 23. Tom Waits - Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards 24. Zebulon Pink - Zebulon Pike II: The Deafening Twilight 25. Amenra - Mass III
Campfire Punk Rock EP - Frank Turner (HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION) Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys (Old Brit-pop sound, great album) Fly Me Up To The Moon - Varsity Weirdos (Best Local release of 2006) Don't You Know Who I Think I Was - The Replacements (fantastic greatest hits album) Patent Pending - Heavens (Fantastic Post Punk/New wave record) American V - Johnny Cash (Great, Great, Great) Highway Companion - Tom Petty (***** Petty rules) Straight To Hell - Hank Williams III (No explanation needed) St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley (Really fun album) Modern Times - Bob Dylan (A modern classic) Unicornography - The Falcon (Killer band, Killer sophomore release) S/T - Dan Padilla (for fans of The Cleats, Stiff Little Fingers, etc.) The Cumshot Hookers EP!! - Cumshot Hookers (Retarded-fun pop punk) Under Attack - Casualties (Back to their old school sound, but perfected) Discography Companion - Brosky's Revolt (My favorite street punk band) Goodbye Cool World - Bomb The Music Industry! (Best band of 2006) Another Dose - Antidote (Always solid) Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers - Lucero (Best Alt Rock-Country band around)
Jet Flyin', Limo Ridin', Kiss Stealin', Wheelin' Dealin' Son of a Gun
American V - Johnny Cash (Great, Great, Great) Straight To Hell - Hank Williams III (No explanation needed) Modern Times - Bob Dylan (A modern classic) Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers - Lucero (Best Alt Rock-Country band around)
last cash was great, but not as good as 4. Some really solid songs once again coming from the american albums.
straight to hell is easily III's best album!
Modern Times was good all around, but not a single song was great to me. Solid, but nothing spectacular (although I'm sure you'll, like most critics, disagree with me, since it was like the second best reviewed album of the year)
Lucero is amazing, although their first one is still the one I'm totally obsessed with, this one being their second best.
I could probably post another 25+ albums from this year that I really liked, but didn't get around to listening to quite enough to include them for one reason or another... the newest Tom Waits being easily the one I regret not getting to.... but the mood just hasn't suited me for it yet... grrrr!!
I got it a couple of days ago. I think it's better than the last record but I'm not totally in love with it just yet. I find the last two records sound like if you mixed a Download record with an Ohgr record (which makes sense) but it doesn't totally sound like Skinny Puppy to me.
I wonder what they'd be doing if Dwayne Goettel was still alive. Every record without out him (The Process, Wong side of the Right, Mythmaker) just seems a little off.
Still like it better than pretty much anything else out there. New NIN will probably bump it.
I'm actually a huge fan of The Process. Probably earns a place on my "top 5 Puppy CDs" list. But yeah; it doesn't really have that classic Puppy sound. That's one of the things I like about this new one though: it doesn't get it 100% right, but it's the closest they got to that classic sound since Last Rights.
I mean, I wouldn't put this one ahead of classics like Remission, Cleanse Fold And Manipulate or Too Dark Park, but I'd probably pick it over Rabies or Bites.
There's at least one really awful song on it though. Don't know exactly which one it is (I listen to CDs on the go, so I don't have access to booklets), but it's the one that sounds like someone was playing "how many buttons can I press on my laptop's DSP program". I'm guessing it's Lestiduz, 'cuz that's the one that Otto Von Shirach guested on.