2006 Best-ofs: Singles

singles i liked, in particular order:

the knife - we share our mothers' health
CSS - lets make love and listen to death from above
justice vs simian - we are your friends
copy haho - bookshelf/desert belle
bat for lashes - trophy
mates of state - fraud in the 80s
m. craft - sweets
the twilight singers - im ready
spinto band - mandy
islands - rough gem
the research - the hard times
patrick wolf - accident & emergency
TV On The Radio - wolf like me
battle - children
we are scientists - nobody move, nobody get hurt (reissue)
field music - you're not supposed to
tapes n tapes - insistor
dartz! - fantastic apparatus
beck - cellphone's dead
the long bondes - once and never again
guillemots - made-up love song #43
jamie t - sheila
hot chip - over and over
jeremy warmsley - i believe in the way you move
camera obscura - lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken
the pipettes - pull shapes
wolfmother - woman
i'm from barcelona - we're from barcelona
the blood arm - suspicious character
morning runner - burning benches
the young knives - she's attracted to
gossip - listen up
klaxons - magick
peter, bjorn and john - young folks (victoria bergsman)
new young pony club - ice cream

and of course...

gnarls barkley - crazy


2006 Best-ofs: Gigs

Top 15 gigs attended in 2006, in particular order. This was really hard to pick, and i certainly couldnt put them in order. It has been a really good gig year.

regina spector – cabaret voltaire, edinburgh – wed 1st feb
broken social scene – temple bar music centre, dublin – sat 11th feb
how to swim – cabaret voltaire, edinburgh – wed 26th april
silver jews – bongo club, edinburgh – thurs 27th april
guillemots – liquid rooms, edinburgh – fri 26th may
we are scientists & primal scream & death cab for cutie - t in the park festival
teenage fanclub – kentish town forum, london – mon 24th july
low – koko, london – wed 26th july
seasick steve - belladrum festival
spank rock – cabaret voltaire, edinburgh – wed 30th aug
hot chip & tapes n tapes & CSS - indian summer festival
the gossip – oran mor, glasgow – tues 31st oct
flaming lips – secc, glasgow – fri 10th nov
josh ritter – cabaret voltaire, edinburgh
j spaceman – queens hall, edinburgh
arab strap – abc, glasgow


2006 Best-ofs: Albums

I haven't had the time i would have liked to devote to these end of year lists, but I'm going to try and throw something together anyway. It is difficult to organise this when all my music is in boxes and piles all over my flat. Here are some albums, in no order at all, that I have really enjoyed this year:

Spank Rock: YoYoYoYoYo
Cat Power: The Greatest
Grizzly Bear: Yellow House
CSS: Cansei De Ser Sexy
Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds
The Gossip: Standing in the Way of Control
Hot Chip: The Warning
Beirut: Gulag Orkester
How To Swim: The Littlest Orgasm
Saint Jude's Infirmary:
Happy Health Lucky Month
The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldier
The Long Blondes: Someone To Drive You Home
Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

I'm sure I have missed some obvious ones. I will try and add more as I think of them. Sorry, this is quite a boring list of obvious stuff, apart from the 2 Scottish bands. I will try harder with the other lists, but I just don't have much time

Andy Lobban

Edinburgh, Scotland