Tuesday, December 12The CDP's Top 20 Albums Of 2006 (Part II.)
Another day, another 5 albums on our countdown list. Away we go.
#15 – Supersystem – A Million Microphones
As we now know, A Million Microphones will be the last album from Washington DC post-punk outfit Supersystem. As is the case with many of the albums on this year's list, Microphones doesn't compare to Supersystem's previous showcase, Always Never Again. That being said, this album contains multiple influences and excuses to dance, so it's easy to overlook.
#14 – Saves The Day – Sound The Alarm
Saves The Day is a band that evolves within themselves. A band intent on not listening to what the fans want (to a certain capacity; they are quite in touch with their audience); instead going where their musical tastes dictate. Sound The Alarm is STD's angriest album yet, continuing to change the emo and hardcore game that they created (and abandoned) years ago. To this day, Stay What You Are remains as one of my most beloved albums ever, so Chris Conley and company can do no wrong in my book.
#13 – Demetri Martin – These Are Jokes
Never mind Jim Gaffigan's Beyond The Pale; this is the comedic performance of the year. Demetri Martin's first comedy album explodes with creativity, abstract one-liners, endlessly quotable bits and a signature charm. There is something here for everyone, so if you're unfamiliar to Demetri's world, say hello to your new favorite comic.
#12 – Guillemots – From The Cliffs
On the strength of Trains To Brazil, one of the best singles of the year, Guillemots presented From The Cliffs to the United States. Fyfe Dangerfield's beautiful voice and amazing songwriter prowess allow Guillemots to rise above the rest of the indie pack, creating something very unique and nostalgic at the same time.
#11 - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
After shattering UK sales records and being hyped as the Next Greatest Band In The World, Arctic Monkeys came close to living up to the hype. This young group of incredibly tight musicians (they claim to have learned their instruments in less than a year) takes us on a tour of the UK after dark, weaving tales of clubs, alcohol and shady characters. The act wears thin after a few tracks, but there's no denying the impact that the Monkeys made in 2006 (I've always wanted to say that).
The CDP's Top 20 Albums Of 2006 - #10-#6.
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