Rosecrans Baldwin’s Favorite Mp3s of 2006Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera
I think I’ve several times performed dance routines to this song.
» Listen to Ain’t No Other Man
Smile by Lily Allen
Why don’t other seasons get songs? The summer afternoon party anthem.
» Listen to Smile at Pound for Pound
Fidelity by Regina Spektor
Still irresistible, a hundred listens later.
» Listen to Fidelity at The World Forgot
Your Eyes Are Liars by Sound Team
Hard to pick one song from my favorite album of the year.
» Listen to Your Eyes Are Liars at Rock Insider
I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor by the Arctic Monkeys
Alsohard to pick one song from my favorite album of the year.
» Listen to I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor at Kwaya Na Kisser
Born Under a Bad Sign by Richard Hawley
And yet againhard to pick one song from my favorite album of the year.
» Listen to Born Under a Bad Sign
Pick Me Up on Your Way Down by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
See abovefavorite album number four.
» Listen to Pick Me Up on Your Way Down (opens player)
Roscoe by Midlake
The lead single from Thom Yorke’s solo album in my fantasy world.
» Listen to Roscoe at Both Sides of the Mouth
Boy From School by Hot Chip
I miss clubbing.
» Listen to Boy From School at I Guess I’m Floating
Block Rock by Ghostface Killah
Makes me wish I had a car and some children to scare.
» Listen to Block Rock at Gorilla vs. Bear
Llewellyn Hinkes’s Favorite Mp3s of 2006The Orchids by Califone
Bright, acoustical joy.
» Listen to The Orchids at Aquarium Drunk
Wildcat by Ratatat
A live-action video game soundtrack.
» Listen to Wildcat at Gorilla vs. Bear
LDN by Lily Allen
No reason why I shouldn’t be sick of this song by how much I can listen to it on repeat, yet it just hasn’t happened.
» Listen to LDN at Both Sides of the Mouth
Cut From the Cloth by the Evens
Was there another album with actual lyrics this year?
» Listen to Cut From the Cloth at Wolf Notes
Shake by Ying Yang Twins ft. Pitbull
Original, catchy Miami bass beats (ignore the lyrics) made by mental patients.
» Listen to Shake
Please Visit Your National Parks by Oxford Collapse
Is it possible to go back and do the whole Braid influence thing again but without venturing into pop and screamo?
» Listen to Please Visit Your National Parks at The Underrated Blog
Buchstabe by Knorkator
I like my industrial music like I like my womengutteral, German, and absurdist.
» Watch the video for Buchstabe
Children’s Christmas With Steak Knives by Diamanda Galas vs. the Jingle Cats
Nothing says Christmas like Meow meow meow meow STEAKNIVES meow meow meow meow.
» Listen to Children’s Christmas With Steak Knives
Andrew Womack’s Favorite Mp3s of 2006Soft & Warm by Voxtrot
This year Voxtrot won the hearts of everyone who likes to cry while blogging. Sorrywhilst blogging.
» Listen to Soft & Warm at Under the Rotunda
Phantom Limb by the Shins
I will admit to having lost all faith in the Shins. I will admit to saying this because I want you to believe I hate Garden State. But only if you admit how perfect this song is.
» Listen to Phantom Limb at Who Killed the Mixtape?
Wasted State of Mind by And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Pianos and tribal drums are probably too expensive to hurl off the stage at the end of the show. Bravo to a new sound and more cost-effective tours.
» Listen to Wasted State of Mind at The Underrated Blog
Viva Voce, We Do Not Fuck Around
Profanity never solves anything. Except maybe songwriting dilemmas.
» Listen to We Do Not Fuck Around at Chromewaves
Certified Bananas, Call Around You
What happens when your Tortoise records turn up in your Montel Jordan sleeves.
» Listen to Call Around You
The Fall by Peter & the Wolf
A stripped-down acoustic track that’s all drone-y vocals. My kind of song.
» Listen to The Fall at Whiskey & Apples
I Never Cared for You by Willie Nelson
A few months ago I bought a copy of Willie Live off eBay for $156K. On the back a previous owner had written: Hot Smokes. Hot damn.
» Listen to I Never Cared for You
Through the Wire by Belaire
A re-interpretation of a Kanye West song off The College Dropout, as performed by English majors.
» Listen to Through the Wire at Gorilla vs. Bear
Angus by Aux
You only have one chance to hear this song for the first time. And when you do, I’d like to see your eyes at the 1:30 mark.
» Listen to Angus at Instrumental Analysis
Loudon Wainwright III, The Swimming Song
Whether it’s a metaphor or really about swimming, this was my favorite song this summer. And thank you, petroleum producers of the world, for now making it summer all year round.
» Listen to The Swimming Song