Had enough of 2006 yet? It’s never too late for top ten lists.

It’s never too late for top ten lists, and KEXP’s volunteers and interns have their fingers directly on the pulse of what’s going on. Here’s a few of their top tens from 2006 and a look ahead to 2007.

Richard Laing – Production:
Camera Obscura - Let’s Get Out Of This Country
Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
Comets On Fire – Avatar (Dogwood Rust – MP3)
Mogwai – Mr Beast
Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther
Band of Horses – Everything All the Time (The Great Salt Lake – MP3)
Trentemoller – The Last Resort
Vetiver – To Find Me Gone
The Beatles – Love
Thom Yorke – The Eraser

Shani Jayant – DJ Assistant:
1. The White Birch – Come Up For Air
2. Beach House – Beach House
3. Grizzly Bear – Yellow House (On a Neck On a Spit – MP3)
4. El Perro Del Mar – El Perro Del Mar (God Knows – MP3)
5. Juana Molina - Son
6. The Knife – Silent Shout
7. Land of Talk - Applause Cheer Boo Hiss
8. Liars – Drum’s Not Dead
9. Benoit Pioulard – Precis
10. Cortney Tidwell – Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up

Levi Fuller – DJ Assistant (in no particular order):
Califone - Roots & Crowns
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
De Kift – s/t
The Melvins - A Senile Animal
Laura Gibson – If You Come To Greet Me
Johanna Kunin – Clouds Electric (Mobius Waves – MP3)
Mogwai – Mr. Beast
Holy Sons – Decline of the West
Pure Horsehair – Aubade
Chad Vangaalen – Skelliconnection

Albums that should be on there, but that I still haven’t heard for some reason:
Tom Waits – Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
Richard Buckner – Meadow

Annika Hoogestraat – Administrative Volunteer:
10. Thee Emergency – Can you Dig It? (Girl You Should’ve Known – MP3)
9. The Little Ones – Sing Song EP (Oh, MJ! – MP3)
8. Cat Power – The Greatest (Could We – MP3)
7. Tapes ‘n Tapes – The Loon
6. The Black Angels – Passover
5. Band of Horses – Everything all the Time
4. Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
3. The Long Winters – Putting the Days to Bed (Pushover – MP3)
2. Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope
1. The Decemberists – Crane Wife

Jim Beckmann – Front Desk Volunteer & DJ Assistant (a speculative Best of 2007):
The Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Some Loud Thunder
Radiohead – TBD
Interpol – TBD
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – TBD
The Postal Service – TBD
Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City
Grinderman – Grinderman
Menomena – Friend And Foe

Not Sure About:
Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (who’s that old dude playing with them?)

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  1. Posted February 13, 2007 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    how can Mac MacCaughan’s latest Portastatic CD NOT make the list?

    Be still please!

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