Thursday, December 28, 2006

DETAILED TWANG'S BEST OF 2006

2006 was a year in which I went full-bore on my music blog AGONY SHORTHAND until September, and then totally petered out, "retiring" for all of one month before starting Detailed Twang up a few months ago. The last couple of years I've made year-end lists of my favorite musical discoveries of the annum - check out 2005's and then check out 2004's if you're interested - and I figured I'd end 2006 by doing the same, this time with film included (I wish I could add books but I had time to maybe read about 5 or 6 all year. How about beers?). Where possible, I've included a link to something I might have originally written about the item in question. Enjoy, and see you in 2007.

MUSIC - TOP 20 OF 2006 (includes reissues)

1. WOODEN SHJIPS : “Shrinking Moon For You” 10”EP (pictured above)
2. WOODEN SHJIPS : “Dance, California / Clouds Over Earthquake” 45
3. NOTHING PEOPLE : “Problems” 7”EP
4. SIBYLLE BAIER : “Colour Green” CD
5. DELTA 5 : "Singles and Sessions 1979-81" CD
6. “TROJAN DUB RARITIES BOX SET” compilation 3xCD
7. CHEVEU : “Dog / Make My Day” 45
8. PISSED JEANS : “Don’t Need To Smoke To Make Myself Disappear/Love Clown” 45
9. “THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF - SUPER RARITIES & UNISSUED GEMS OF THE 1920s & '30s” compilation 2xCD
10. SKYGREEN LEOPARDS : “Disciples of California” CD
11. CLOROX GIRLS : "Novacaine" 7"EP
12. "MESSTHETICS #101 – 1977-81 DIY FROM LONDON" compilation CD
13. ANGRY ANGLES : “Apparent/Transparent” 7”EP
14. TIME FLYS : “Reality Is A Rock Band” 7”EP
15. BULLWACKIES’ ALL-STARS : “Dub Unlimited” CD
16. MISS ALEX WHITE AND CHRIS PLAYBOY : “Live” LP
17. CHEVEU : “Clara Venus / Superhero” 45
18. "TETE DE BEBE" compilation LP
19. FRUSTRATION : “Wait” 7”EP
20. THE TOUCH-ME-NOTS : “Hey, Television” 7”EP

FILMS - TOP 10 OF 2006

4 comments:

o.Sano said...

holy crap...i too love that wooden shjps 10"er. damn you for letting me remember that little thing. ok, the movie thing...i can get my head around the puffy chair, science and borat but devil wears prada and brick? i am not sure what to write here. i too saw "i am a sex addict" and if it wasn't for the guy who made the movie being at my screening and being so nebbish, i would have liked it more. thanks for reminding me of that too. god, i need to sleep.

Sam said...

I take it you'll be venturing out to the Wooden Shjips show Jan 15th at Cafe Du Nord?

Alex said...

Hey thanks for introducing me to Wooden Shjips.

Scott Soriano said...

4 in your top 20. Missed a sweep by one! Thanks!