Thursday, December 07, 2006

Obligatory End of Year List

My favourite recordings of 2006:

Tim Hecker: Harmony In Ultraviolet
Dense textures cascading over mournful melodies. High art.

Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye
Gorgeous, brilliant pop.

Chihei Hatakeyama: Minima Moralia
Beautifully restrained electrorganica.

Los Lobos: The Town and the City
So very, very underappreciated.

Joanna Newsom: Ys
Insanely ambitious and magical. A modern day Astral Weeks.