Friday, January 5, 2007

Top 50 of 2006: #s 1-10

1. Te - If That Is What Is Being Thought,..

Download: mediafire
Standout tracks: 1, 5, 6, 7
Genre: post-rock, instrumental-rock
From: Japan
LIYL: Lite, Caspian, Mono, Ostinato, Maserati, Hematovore
Website: http://tee.daa.jp
Buy: tonevendor
Review: decoy music silent ballet

2. Isis - In The Absence Of Truth

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 7, 9, 1
Genre: post-metal
From: US
LIYL: Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Pelican, Isis
Website: www.isistheband.com
Buy: amazon
Review: decoy music

3. Gifts From Enola - Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 1, 3, 4, 8
Genre: post-rock, intrumental-rock
From: Virginia
LIYL: Caspian, UpC DownC LeftC RightC ABC + Start, Te, Shelter Red
Website: www.myspace.com/giftsfromenola
Buy: amazon
Review: silent ballet (1) (2)

4. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 2, 5, 7
Genre: post-black-metal
From: US
LIYL: Opeth, Enslaved, Novembre
Website: www.agalloch.org
Buy: amazon
Review: metalreview

5. Mono - You Are There

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 3, 4
Genre: post-rock
From: Japan
LIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, earlier Mono, classical music
Website: www.mono-44.com
Buy: amazon
Review: indieworkshop

6. Mouth of the Architect - The Ties That Bind

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 1, 2
Genre: post-hardcore, post-rock, sludge
From: US
LIYL: Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Isis, Explosions in the Sky
Website: myspace.com/mouthofthearchitect
Buy: amazon
Review: silent ballet

7. Laura - Radio Swan is Down

Download: megaupload sendspace
Standout tracks: 3, 7, 10
Genre: post-rock
From: Australia
LIYL: Mogwai, Samuel Jackson 5, Caspian, Pelican
Website: www.wearemappingyourdreams.com
Buy: alone again records
Review: silent ballet

8. Bardo Pond - Ticket Crystals

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 1, 2, 5
Genre: Psychedelic, experimental, krautrock
From: Pennsylvania
LIYL: Acid Mothers Temple, Comets on Fire, Faust, Amon Duul, Circle
Website: threelobed.com/bardo
Buy: amazon
Review: dusted magazine

9. Magyar Posse - Random Avenger

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 7, 5, 2
Genre: post-rock, experimental
From: Finland
LIYL: ? they don't sound like anyone else
Website: www.magyarposse.com
Buy: verdura records
Review: silent ballet

10. Man Man - Six Demon Bag

Download: megaupload
Standout tracks: 1, 6, 8, 10
Genre: psychotic pub band?
From: Philadelphia
LIYL: Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Primus, Moustache
Website: www.wearemanman.com
Buy: amazon
Review: pitchfork

3 comments:

L. Millena said...

Hello. Could you re-upload Te - If That Is What Is Being Thought,.. Please?

Thank you.

Tedo said...

Minor comment, the Agalloch album is Ashes Against The Grain. Great album, IMO not quite as perfect as The Mantle, but excellent nonetheless.

Outstanding list, BTW....

soundweave said...

Doh! I must have been listening to the Woods of Ypres album (Against The Seasons) when I wrote this list. Can't believe I had that mistake there for so long. Thanks for the heads up tedo.