Allison’s Top Albums of 2006
1. MewithoutYou – Brother, Sister
You know how you always get asked what one CD would you want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island somewhere? This is the CD you would want to take along. Musical and lyrical perfection.
2. Brand New – The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me
All I can say is that Jesse Lacey’s done it again.
3. Fear Before the March of Flames – The Always Open Mouth
Progression, progression, progression. Because we all know that location isn’t really relevant in the music industry.
4. Murder by Death – In Bocca al Lupo
If Johnny Cash would have sung Hungarian folk music, this is what he would have sounded like. It’s really a lot better than I make it sound, I promise
5. Copeland – Eat, Sleep, Repeat
Beautiful, and actually socially relevant at times. This release captures the beauty of Beneath Medicine Tree and the catchy melodies of In Motion.
6. Showbread – Age of Reptiles
THEY HAVE A KEYTARIST! Oh, and make some pretty snazzy music that never gets old. I mean really, they have a song dedicated to George Romero.
7. From a Second Story Window – Delenda
I predict that these guys are going to be major players in the whole metalcore scene…if they aren’t already.
8. Converge – No Heroes
One word: brutal.
9. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
This album is just appealing to your ears in that pretty, inspirational sort of way.
10. Anathallo – Floating World
Watch out for this band; they’re going to take the indie world by storm. This album is one of the most eclectic and unique I’ve heard in awhile.
10. The Blood Brothers – Young Machetes
If you are a fan of Burn, Piano Island, Burn, you will like this album more than Crimes. If you are a fan of Crimes…you will like this album too. If you have never listened to this catchy high energy spazcore band…what are you waiting for?
…no one noticed I had two number 10s, right? That’s what I thought.
Heavy Heavy Low Low – Everything’s Watched, Everyone’s Watching
Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
The Dear Hunter – Act I: The Lake South, The River North
Saosin – Saosin
– Allison Frank