Monday, January 08, 2007

Music releases I slept on in 2006

For various reasons (e.g., dry spells in which I didn't buy shit for months, or laziness, or I didn't know until recently that they were released, or they were too hard to find, etc.), these are some releases this past year I completely missed out on. (I'm currently compiling 2006 releases that I did buy and/or listen to and will have a top 10/20/whatever in the near future.)
Circle - Miljard (Ektro)
Sun City Girls - Djinn Funnel (Nashaphone)
Woven Hand - Mosaic (Sounds Familyre)
Dat Politics - Wow Twist (Chicks on Speed)
Joanna Newsom - Ys (Drag City)
J Dilla - Donuts (Stones Throw)
Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet (Kranky)
Oakley Hall - Gypsum Strings (Brah/Jagjaguwar)
Growing - Color Wheel (Mega Blade)
Espers - II (Drag City)
Lansing/Dreiden - The Dividing Island (Kemado)
Skaters - Rising Spheres of Crossing Angel Minds (New Age Cassettes)
Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering (Fat Cat)
SunnO))) & Boris - Altar (Southern Lord)
Steffen Basho-Junghans - In the Morning Twilight (Kning Disk)
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati (Matador)
Calexico - Garden's Ruin (Touch and Go)
Black Heart Procession - The Spell (Touch and Go)
Slavic Soul Party - Bigger (Barbes)
Howe Gelb - 'Sno Angel Like You (Thrill Jockey)
T.I. - King (Atlantic)
Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky (Durtro)
Avarus - 2 (HP Cycle)
Kid 606 - Pretty Girls Make Raves (Tigerbeat 6)
Burial - S/T (Hyperdub)
The Knife - Silent Shout (Mute)
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)
Animal Collective - Hollindagain (Paw Tracks)
Comets on Fire - Avator (Sub Pop)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - House Arrest (Paw Tracks)
Coughs - Secret Passage (Load)
Arthur Russell - Springfield (Audika)
Roots Manuva - Alternately Deep (Big Dad/Ninja Tune)
Isis - In the Absence of Truth (Ipecac)
Brightblack Morning Light - S/T (Matador)


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