Best of 2006 | Rough Trade Shops

Rough Trade ShopsIt’s that time of year again, let the lists roll in. Rough Trade Shops‘ weekly new release email (which has been absent lately) remains my #1 source for discovering new music, and I always look forward to their staff Best of the Year picks. I can’t say I agree with their top spot, but I respect them enough to go back and give Beirut another chance. Anyway, their Top Ten of 2006:

1. Beirut
The Gulag Orkestar
2. The Gossip –
Standing in the Way of Control
3.  CSS – Cansei
De Ser Sexy

4.  Lily Allen –
Alright, Still
5.  Brakes  – The Beatific Visions
6.  Jenny Lewis
With The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
7.  Hot Chip – The
Warning

8.  Isobel Campbell
& Mark Lanegan – Ballad Of The Broken Seas
9.  The Pipettes
We Are The Pipettes
10.  Vetiver  – To Find Me Gone

The whole Top 100 List, with little writeups, is here.

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