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Ground Control Year End Review

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Monday, 01 January 2007
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Here are just a few of our contributors' top 10 favorite albums of 2006. It was pretty tough making such a short list, but these are the best of the best and will all make nice additions to your record collections…

Mark Ziemke
1. Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther
2. Silversun Pickups – Carnavas
3. Mastodon – Blood Mountain
4. Boot Camp Clik – The Last Stand
5. Joanna Newsom – Ys
6. Saviours – Crucifire
7. M. Ward – Post-War
8. Katamine – Lag
9. Wolfmother – Wolfmother
10. Tool – 10,000 Days

Augustine Arredondo
1. Boris – Pink
2. The Knife – Silent Shout
3. Brightblack Morning Light – S/T
4. Mastodon – Blood Mountain
5. Exploding Hearts – Shattered
6. Joanna Newsom – Ys
7. Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
8. Saviours – Crucifire
9. Destroyer – Destroyer's Rubies
10. The Sword – Age Of Winters

Scott Hirsch
1. Kelley Stoltz – Below The Branches
2. The Bats live in San Francisco 2/22 – Rickshaw Stop
3. Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
4. Cat Power – The Greatest
5. Vetiver – To Find Me Gone
6. Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Live at the Fillmore 1970
7. Bright Black – Morning Light
8. Robin Guthrie – Continental
9. The Court & Spark – Hearts
10. Michael Talbott and the Wolfkings – Freeze-Die-Come to Life

Aaron Autrand
1. The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine
2. Drones – Gala Mill
3. Phoenix – It's Never Been Like That
4. Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5. Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther
6. Voxtrot – Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives EP
7. Boot Camp Clik – The Last Stand
8. Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope
9. The Black Angels – Passover
10. Lily Allen – Alright, Still

Timothy Norris
1. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
2. Cold War Kids – Robber And Cowards
3. The Kooks – Inside In / Inside Out
4. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
5. Primal Scream – Riot City Blues
6. Editors – Back Room
7. The Fratellis – Costello Music
8. The Rapture – Pieces Of The People We Love
9. Teddybears – Soft Machine
10. Wolfmother – Wolfmother

Jon Pruett
1. Destroyer – Rubies
2. Joanna Newsom – Ys
3. Brightblack Morning Light – S/T
4. Danielson – Ships
5. Wooden Wand – Gypsy Freedom
6. Archie Bronson Outfit – Derdang Derdang
7. Liars – Drums Not Dead
8. Two Gallants – What the Toll Tells
9. Comets on Fire – Avatar
10. Ornette Coleman – Sound Grammar

Ryan Hunt
1. Keane
Under the Iron Sea
2. De/vision
Subkutan
3. Tina Dico
In the Red
4. The Delays
You See Colours
5. Delerium
Nuages du Monde
6. Cazals
Poor Innocent Boys
7. Kasabian
Empire
8. Sia
Color the Small Ones
9. Kate Havnevik
Melankton
10. Lily Allen
Alright Still

Casey Lombardo
1. Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That
2. Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
3. The Futureheads – News and Tributes
4. The Strokes – First Impressions of Earth
5. Robert Pollard – Normal Happiness
6. The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine
7. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
8. Morrissey – Ringleader of the Tormentors
9. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
10. Keene Brothers – Blues and Boogie Shoes

Jennifer Nies
1. Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That
2. Presets – Beams
3. The Whitest Boy Alive – Dreams
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
5. El Perro Del Mar – S/T
6. The Rapture – Pieces of People We Love
7. The Black Keys – Magic Potion
8. Sufjan Stevens – The Avalanche
9. Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things
10. The Walkmen – A Hundred Miles Off

Ryan Wolfert
1. Loka – Fire Shepherds
2. Melvins – (A) Senile Animal
3. The Mackrosoft – Antonio's Giraffe
4. The Black Keys – Magic Potion
5. Roots Manuva – Alternately Deep
6. Peeping Tom – Peeping Tom
7. The Sword – Age Of Winters
8. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
9. Tool – 10,000 Days
10. Penuckle – The Sun Beckons

Julie Gerstein
Top Ten Songs that Kids in Philly Danced to in 2k6:
1. Justin Timberlake – “Sexyback.”
2. Daft Punk – Anything. Especially “Technologic” and “Robot Rock”
3. JJ Fad – “Supersonic”
4. Peter Bjorn and John – “Young Folks”
5. Justice/Simian – “We Are Your Friends.”
6. MIA – “XR2”
7. Bloc Party/Diplo – “Helicopter” Remix
8. Hot Chip – “Over and Over”
9. Spankrock – Anything
10. The Rapture – “Get Myself Into It”

Tatiana Simonian
1. TV On The Radio – Return From Cookie Mountain
2. Placebo – Meds
3. Cold War Kids – Robber And Cowards
4. The Knife – Silent Shout
5. Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time
6. Muse – Black Holes And Revelations
7. Jeremy Enigk – World Waits
8. Empire – Kasabian
9. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
10. Mastodon – Blood Mountain

Cinnamon Brunmier
1. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
2. Gotan Project – Lunatico
3. Califone – Roots & Crowns
4. Elvis Perkins – Ash Wednesday
5. Wolfmother – Wolfmother
6. Butch Walker – The Rise & Fall of Butch Walker and the Let’s-Go-Out-Tonites
7. Silversun Pickups – Carnavas
8. Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
9. Ratatat – Classics
10. Tapes ‘N Tapes – The Loon

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