A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

50. The Kooks, ‘Inside In/Inside Out'. NME said: “It rolled over and begged major mainstream success to shag it up the arse.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

49. Absentee, ‘Schmotime'. NME said: “Bouncy and soulful on the surface, inside this dripped with singer Dan Michaelson’s dour wit.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

48. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, ‘The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager'. NME said: “His folk-ish tales of suburban life resonated with many.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

47. Wolfmother, ‘Wolfmother'. NME said: “A Zeppish prog-punk that was definitely not of this dimension.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

46. Semifinalists, ‘Semifinalists'. NME said: “A lesson in devastating understatement.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

45. Bob Dylan, ‘Modern Times'. NME said: “Among his best. A master at work.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

44. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, ‘Balled Of The Broken Seas'. NME said: “A marvel of a country-folk album.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

43. Beck, ‘The Information'. NME said: “Mixing up bleep-folk songcraft, Dada-tinged poetry and star-child philosophy.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

42. The Automatic, ‘Not Accepted Anywhere'. NME said: “A harder, smarter hardcore pop-osition.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

41. Gossip, ‘Standing In The Way Of Control'. NME said: “Underdog defiance universally adored.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

40. Midlake, ‘The Trials Of Van Occupanther'. NME said: “A quiet, uncomfortable classic.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

39. The Young Knives, ‘Voices Of Animals And Men'. NME said: “Proved they can still rock like hounds from hell.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

38. Metric, ‘Live It Out'. NME said: “A mighty roar of a record.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

37. Be Your Own Pet, ‘Be Your Own Pet'. NME said: “The album barked, snapped, dribbled and rolled around on the floor until it fought its way into your consciousness.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

36. Datarock, ‘Datarock Datarock'. NME said: “An album of pure mashed-up guitartronic genius. Rejoice!”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

35. ¡Forward, Russia! , ‘Give Me A Wall'. NME said: “Post-rock grandeur, art-house guitars and a remarkable line in epic stadium-rock choruses.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

34. Albert Hammond Jr, ‘Yours To Keep'. NME said: “This album took everyone by surprise and proved there’s more than one great songwriter in The Strokes.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

33. The Bronx, ‘The Bronx'. NME said: “As nuanced a take on cocaine-fuelled hardcore punk as is possible.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

32. Lily Allen, ‘Alright, Still'. NME said: “Only when Lily arrived did we know how much we’d needed her.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

31. The Sunshine Underground, ‘Raise The Alarm'. NME said: “Blazing debut from Leeds’ sonic travellers.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

30. Cat Power, ‘The Greatest'. NME said: “The singer filled every minute of ‘The Greatest’ with a rare, vulnerable beauty.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

29. The Spinto Band, ‘Nice And Nicely Done'. NME said: “The finest thing to come out of Delaware since Roseanne.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

28. Morrissey, ‘Ringleader Of The Tormentors'. NME said: “Mozzer’s most politically vicious and personally scabrous album to date.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

27. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, ‘Clap Your Hands Say Yeah'. NME said: “Not bad for a band that started selling the album by mail order from their manager’s basement.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

26. Jarvis Cocker, ‘Jarvis'. NME said: “Cunts may be running the world but there’s clearly some blessed humanity left in Mr Cocker.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

25. Mogwai, ‘Mr Beast'. NME said: “As reassuringly misanthropic as ever. Bless.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

24. Secret Machines, ‘Ten Silver Drops'. NME said: “Droning, space-rock, epic tunes.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

23. The Knife, ‘Silent Shout'. NME said: “Screamed with metallic warmth like a bleeding Apple Mac.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

22. The Flaming Lips, ‘At War With The Mystics'. NME said: “The world’s first ever psych-prog-funk protest album.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

21. The Raconteurs, ‘Broken Boy Soldiers'. NME said: “A Detroit pop/rock wet dream.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

20. The Streets, ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living'. NME said: “Still our finest pop poet.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

19. The Longcut, ‘A Call And Response'. NME said: “From Sonic Youth skronk to rocket-fuelled punk-dance.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

18. The Rapture, ‘Pieces Of The People We Love'. NME said: “A multi-faceted diamond in the rough of piss-poor copycats.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

17. The Futureheads, ‘News And Tributes'. NME said: “More reflective and, dare we say it, ‘mature’?”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

16. Amy Winehouse, ‘Back To Black'. NME said: “A classic from any era.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

15. Thom Yorke, ‘The Eraser'. NME said: “ ‘Kid A’ has a ghostly twin.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

14. TV On The Radio, ‘Return To Cookie Mountain'. NME said: “A gilded thorn in the side of Bush’s America.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

13. Panic! At The Disco, ‘A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out'. NME said: “Emo isn’t a big enough word to capture how special this LP is.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

12. The Killers, ‘Sam's Town'. NME said: “ ‘Sam’s Town’: it’s a place you’ll never leave.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

11. Howling Bells, ‘Howling Bells'. NME said: “Brought a bit of much-needed class to 2006.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

10. My Chemical Romance, ‘The Black Parade'. NME said: “A wildly ambitious rock opera addressing life’s biggest questions.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

9. Kasabian, ‘Empire'. NME said: “The Eric and Ernie of futurist techno-rock hone their filthy electropunk to a razor-sharp edge.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

8. The Strokes, ‘First Impressions Of Earth'. NME said: “Enough electric energy to reduce glaciers to Antarctic puddles.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

7. The Long Blondes, ‘Someone To Drive You Home'. NME said: “Filled with more hits than Doherty’s arm.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

6. Gnarls Barkley, ‘St Elsewhere'. NME said: “This is 21st century blues at its very best.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

5. CSS, ‘Cansei De Ser Sexy'. NME said: “The unexpected new rave trip of the year.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

4. Hot Chip, ‘The Warning'. NME said: “It was delivered by a group of men who, sweetly, seemed genuinely bemused by all the attention.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

3. Muse, ‘Black Holes & Revelations'. NME said: “The landmark albums in any great rock career reassure and reinvent… and so ‘Black Holes…’ was a leap to warp speed for Muse.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Show Your Bones'. NME said: “Yeah Yeah Yeahs may not quite have recorded the album of the year, but it’s still one of the best albums of the decade.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Photo:

A decade in music - 50 best albums of 2006

1. Arctic Monkeys, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not'. NME said: “It’s punk with class, indie with edge, poetry with balls. It’s Britain. But most of all, it’s these incredible songs that win the day.”

Photo:
Added: 14 Dec 2009

Comments

Please login to add your comment.