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Pazz & Jop
End Of Year Critic Lists





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Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists

Albums 2006

Modern Times

1. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
2. TV On the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
3. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
4. Hold Steady - Boys & Girls in America
5. Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
6. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
7. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
8. Case, Neko - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
9. Newsom, Joanna - Ys
10. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
11. Cat Power - Greatest
12. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
13. Decemberists - Crane Wife
14. Belle & Sebastian - Life Pursuit
15. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
16. Knife - Silent Shout
17. My Chemical Romance - Black Parade
18. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You & I Will Beat Your Ass
19. Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: Seeger Sessions
20. Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way
21. Ornette Coleman - Sound Grammar
22. Hot Chip - Warning
23. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
25. Roots - Game Theory
26. Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
27. Rosanne Cash - Black Cadillac
28. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
29. TI - King
30. J Dilla - Donuts
31. Scott Walker - The Drift
32. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - River In Reverse
33. Beck - Information
34. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
35. Destroyer - Destroyer’s Rubies
36. Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
37. Lily Allen - Alright, Still
38. Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
39. Girl Talk - Night Ripper
40. Thom Yorke - Eraser
41. Thermals - Body Blood Machine
42. Scritti Politti - White Bread, Black Beer
43. New York Dolls - One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This
44. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
45. Cash, Johnny - American V: A Hundred Highways
46. Midlake - Trials of Van Occupanther
47. Pernice Brothers - Live a Little
48. Neil Young - Living with War
49. Todd Snider - Devil You Know
50. Mission of Burma - Obliterati
51. Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
52. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
53. LCD Soundsystem - 45:33
54. M Ward - Post War
55. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
56. Ali Farka Touré - Savane
57. Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
58. Wolfmother - Wolfmother
59. Tom Zé - Estudando o Pagode
60. Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics
61. Junior Boys - So, This is Goodbye
62. Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo
63. Los Lobos - Town & the City
64. Phoenix - It’s Never Been Like That
65. John Legend - Once Again
66. Beatles - Love
67. Liars - Drum’s Not Dead
68. Vince Gill - These Days
69. Nellie McKay - Pretty Little Head
70. Goldfrapp - Supernature
71. Editors - Back Room
72. CSS - Cansei de Ser Sexy
73. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
74. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
75. DJ Drama & Lil Wayne - Dedication 2
76. Boris - Pink
77. Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Olé! Tarantula
78. Ray Davies - Other People’s Lives
79. Beyoncé - B’Day
80. Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics
81. Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
82. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
83. Solomon Burke - Nashville
84. Tom Petty - Highway Companion
85. Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song
86. Drive-By Truckers - A Blessing & a Curse
87. Ark - State of the Ark
88. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
89. Burial - Burial
90. Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
91. James Hunter - People Gonna Talk
92. Pipettes - We Are the Pipettes
93. Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
94. Lindsey Buckingham - Under the Skin
95. Paris Hilton - Paris
96. Kelley Stoltz - Below the Branches
97. Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
98. Josh Ritter - Animal Years
99. Long Winters - Putting the Days to Bed
100. Califone - Roots & Crowns
101. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
102. Bonnie Prince Billy - Letting Go
103. Built to Spill - You In Reverse
104. Brightblack Morning Light - Brightblack Morning Light
105. Twilight Singers - Powder Burns
106. Man Man - Six Demon Bag
107. Matmos - Rose Has Teeth In the Mouth of a Beast
108. Alejandro Escovedo - Boxing Mirror
109. Streets - Hardest Way to Make An Easy Living
110. Comets On Fire - Avatar
111. Melvins - A Senile Animal
112. Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
113. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - All the Roadrunning
114. Camera Obscura - Let’s Get Out of This Country
115. Bert Jansch - Black Swan
116. Gossip - Standing In the Way of Control
117. Espers - II
118. Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
119. OutKast - Idlewild
120. Who - Endless Wire
121. Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer’s Block
122. Paul Simon - Surprise
123. Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental
124. Centro-Matic - Fort Recovery
125. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
126. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up, I am Dreaming
127. Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
128. Evens - Get Evens
129. Black Angels - Passover
130. Damone - Out Here All Night
131. Nelly Furtado - Loose
132. Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire
133. Various Artists - Congotronics 2: Buzz ‘n’ Rumble from the Urb ‘N Jungle
134. Marit Larsen - Under the Surface
135. Juana Molina - Son
136. Bardo Pond - Ticket Crystals
137. Tapes ‘N Tapes - Loon
138. Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet
139. Oakley Hall - Gypsum Strings
140. Corinne Bailey Rae - Corinne Bailey Rae
141. Alan Jackson - Like Red on a Rose
142. Prince - 3121
143. Field Music - Field Music
144. Tool - 10,000 Days
145. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live At the Fillmore East
146. Salif Keita - M’Bemba
147. Donald Fagen - Morph the Cat
148. Hinder - Extreme Behavior
149. Cathie Ryan - Farthest Wave
150. Killers - Sam’s Town
151. Beach House - Beach House
152. Willie Nile - Streets of New York
153. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
154. Golden Smog - Another Fine Day
155. Andrew Hill - Time Lines
156. Sonny Rollins - Sonny Please
157. Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
158. Islands - Return To the Sea
159. Jolie Holland - Springtime Can Kill You
160. John Mayer - Continuum
161. POS - Audition
162. Minus 5 - Minus 5 [aka Gun Album]
163. Dears - Gang of Losers
164. Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers
165. Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
166. Game - Doctor’s Advocate
167. Lemonheads - Lemonheads
168. Grandaddy - Just Like the Fambly Cat
169. Madeleine Peyroux - Half the Perfect World
170. Charalambides - A Vintage Burden
171. J Dilla - Shining
172. KT Tunstall - Eye To the Telescope
173. Cassandra Wilson - Thunderbird
174. Jay-Z - Kingdom Come
175. Gomez - How We Operate
176. Ray LaMontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black
177. Isis - In the Absence of Truth
178. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
179. Herbert - Scale
180. Mary J Blige - Breakthrough
181. Jerry Lee Lewis - Last Man Standing
182. OOIOO - Taiga
183. T Bone Burnett - True False Identity
184. Mates of State - Bring It Back
185. Om - Conference of the Birds
186. Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky
187. We are Scientists - With Love & Squalor
188. Lamb of God - Sacrament
189. Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 - ...Tick ...Tick ...Tick
190. Rakes - Capture/Release
191. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
192. Elton John - Captain & the Kid
193. Mogwai - Mr Beast
194. Fergie - Dutchess
195. Earl Greyhound - Soft Targets
196. Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun
197. Various Artists - What It Is! Funky Soul & Rare Grooves 1967-1977
198. Handsome Family - Last Days of Wonder
199. Heartless Bastards - All This Time
200. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars - Living Like a Refugee


Singles/Tracks  2006

1. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
2. TI - What You Know
3. Christina Aguilera - Ain’t No Other Man
4. Justin Timberlake featuring TI - My Love
5. Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes
6. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland - Promiscuous
7. Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
8. Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice
9. Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push
10. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
11. Killers - When You Were Young
12. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
13. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
14. Hot Chip - Over & Over
15. Lily Allen - Smile
16. Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean - Hips Don’t Lie
17. Prince - Black Sweat
18. Beyoncé - Irreplaceable
19. Rhianna - SOS
20. Nelly Furtado - Maneater
21. Lily Allen - LDN
22. Pipettes - Pull Shapes
23. Cassie - Me & U
24. Band of Horses - Funeral
25. Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks
26. Kelis - Bossy
27. Cat Power - Greatest
28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
29. Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
30. New York Dolls - Dance Like a Monkey
31. Fergie - London Bridge
32. Clipse featuring Pharrell - Mr Me Too
33. Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone - Ridin’
34. Rick Ross - Hustlin’
35. Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me
36. Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
37. Mary J Blige - Be Without You
38. Knife - We Share Our Mother’s Health
39. Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
40. Beyoncé - Ring the Alarm
41. Pearl Jam - World Wide Suicide
42. Hot Chip - Boy from School
43. E-40 featuring Keak da Sneak - Tell Me When To Go
44. Neil Young - Let’s Impeach the President
45. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
46. Game featuring Junior Reid - It’s Okay (One Blood)
47. Bob Dylan - Thunder On the Mountain
48. KT Tunstall - Black Horse & the Cherry Tree
49. Ricardo Villalobos - Fizheuer Ziheuer
50. Yung Joc - It’s Goin’ Down
51. Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
52. Sonic Youth - Incinerate
53. Scritti Politti - Boom Boom Bap
54. Panic! At the Disco - I Write Sins, Not Tragedies
55. Ghostface Killah featuring Ne-Yo - Back Like That
56. Clipse featuring Slim Thug - Wamp Wamp (What It Do)
57. Cham - Ghetto Story
58. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rise Up with Fists!!
59. Knife - Silent Shout
60. Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy!
61. Decemberists - O Valencia!
62. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
63. OK Go - Here It Goes Again
64. Morrissey - You Have Killed Me
65. John Mayer - Waiting On the World To Change
66. Dixie Chicks - Long Way Around
67. CSS - Let’s Make Love & Listen Death from Above
68. Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
69. Turbulence - Notorious
70. Morningwood - Nth Degree
71. Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
72. She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart
73. Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - Déjà Vu
74. U2 & Green Day - Saints Are Coming
75. Todd Snider - You Got Away with It
76. Thom Yorke - Black Swan
77. Phoenix - Long Distance Call
78. Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
79. Midlake - Roscoe
80. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - This Is Us
81. Lil Wayne featuring Robin Thicke - Shooter
82. Killer Mike - That’s Life
83. Juvenile - Get Ya Hustle On
84. Johnny Cash - God’s Gonna Cut You Down
85. Jarvis Cocker - Running the World
86. Evanescence - Call Me When You’re Sober
87. Earl Greyhound - SOS
88. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
89. Madonna - Sorry
90. Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
91. Arthur Russell - Springfield
92. OutKast - Morris Brown
93. Wolfmother - Woman
94. Tom Petty - Saving Grace
95. Thermals - A Pillar of Salt
96. Shins - Phantom Limb
97. Spank Rock - Sweet Talk
98. Sally Shapiro - I’ll Be By Your Side
99. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
100. Neko Case - Star Witness