I listened to a hell of a lot of newly released music over the course of the last year and there were a few CDs that kept popping up in my rotation. For whatever reason these were some albums that I just kept putting back in the CD player, at home, in the car, at work, it didn’t really matter. I just wanted to hear these records, and hear them again and again. In my estimation that makes them good albums.
I realize that “good” is relative (or at least it should be) but in this world of too many opinions I am going to add mine to the mix with my list of the 5 best albums released in 2006.
#5 – Band of Horses: Everything All the Time
Standout Tracks: The Great Salt Lake, Funeral
#4 – Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere
Standout Tracks: Crazy, Gone Daddy Gone
#3 – Eric Bachmann: To The Races
Standout Tracks: Carborro Woman, Man O’ War
#2 – Sergio Mendes (feat will.i.am): Timeless
Standout Tracks: Yes Y’all, That Heat