2006 top 20 CDs

peter | music | Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

As much as I hate charts, awards and competitions, here is my promised list of top 20 CDs of 2006. I decided not to leave any comments to the list, but let anybody who happens to see it either check this great music out or ask me why I chose any of these particular albums. All of them were released in 2006 except one, which is not officially out yet. The list is in alphabetical order. Please feel free to post your own “best of 2006” in the comments,

  • Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy / Ramon Lopez “Aurora” (Maya)
  • Barry Adamson “Stranger On The Sofa” (Central Control)
  • Derek Bailey “To Play: The Blemish Sessions” (Samadhisound)
  • Ergo “Quality Anatomechanical Music Since 2005” (Actuator)
  • Erik Friedlander And Teho Teardo “Giorni Rubati” (Bip-Hop)
  • Fra De Varme Lande “Fra De Varme Lande” (ILK)
  • Golem “Fresh Off Boat” (JDub)
  • Jazkamer “Metal Music Machine” (Smalltown Supernoise)
  • John Zorn “Astronome” / “Moonchild” (Tzadik)
  • John Zorn / Uri Caine “Moloch: Book of Angels vol.6” (Tzadik)
  • John Zorn / The Cracow Klezmer Band “Balan: Book Of Angels Vol. 05” (Tzadik)
  • Loren Connors “Night Through: Singles And Collected Works 1976-2004” (Family Vineyard)
  • Matthew Shipp “One” (Thirsty Ear)
  • Ototmo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell, Yoshida Tatsuya “Episome” (Tzadik)
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe “Kobe Yee!!” (Crab Apple)
  • The Clarinets “The Clarinets” (Skirl)
  • Tin Hat “The Sad Machinary Of Spring” (Hannibal)
  • Tom Waits “Orphans” (ANTI-)
  • Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher “Change This Song” (Bik Bent Braam)
  • Wayne Horvitz “Way Out East” (Songlines)

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