Monday, January 8, 2007
Many years of boozing have enlightened me to one undeniable truth: the best way to overcome a splitting hangover is to pony up and drink some more. When it comes to the great year of music that was 2006, I say the same principle is applicable -- might as well get back on the horse and enjoy some of the great stuff from 2006 while we wait for the new gems due out in 2007. Without further adieu, here are some additional songs from 2006 that were not in my Top 10 albums but were still great nonetheless.
Lucero -- She's Just That Kind of Girl from Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers
M Ward -- Chinese Translation from Post-War
<-- Consumption of 30 may cause hangover, or alcohol poisoning.
Glossary -- These City Lights Shine from How We Handle Our Midnights
TV on the Radio -- Province (this version is from an AOL Live Music session) from Return to Cookie Mountain
Yo La Tengo -- The Race Is On Again from I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (best album title of 2006!)
As for 2007, lots of good music is slated for release. Among the bands scheduled to release a new album includes Son Volt, Wilco, The National, The Shins, Richmond Fontaine, Lucinda Williams, Two Cow Garage and many other great ones that I'm probably overlooking. The first release I am looking forward to comes from a band called Dolorean hailing from Portland, Oregon. The two sample tracks listed below are from their upcoming album You Can't Win due out in February. Check it out below!
Dolorean -- Heather Remind Me How This Ends
Dolorean -- Beachcomber Blues
Enjoy the tunes!