Top 10 LPs of 2006

OK, given that I was asked ages ago for mine by Sweeping The Nation, here we go:

1. Camera Obscura ‘Let’s Get Out Of This Country’
2. Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black’
3. My Latest Novel ‘Wolves’
4. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan ‘Ballad Of The Broken Seas’
5. Cat Power ‘The Greatest’
6. Morrissey ‘Ringleader of the Tormentors’
7. The Pipettes ‘We Are The Pipettes’
8. Hot Chip ‘The Warning’
9. The Fratellis ‘Costello Music’
10. Belle & Sebastian ‘The Life Pursuit’

Perhaps the biggest surprise is Amy Winehouse, who I had obviously heard of, but who had barely registered on my radar at all until the last few months. Guess it shows just how wrong you can be. A lot of good music from Scotland (Camera Obscura, My Latest Novel, Isobel Campbell, the Fratellis and Belle and Sebastian).

Honourable mentions would go to Aberfeldy (Whatever Turns You On), and Scritti Politti (White Bread, Black Beer). Disappointment of the year would probably be ‘At War With The Mystics by The Flaming Lips. They still kick ass live, but just didn’t connect with me on that record. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs album dipped a bit in the middle too…

Let the yelling commence…

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