Album Releases by User Score

Savane 1.

Savane

by Ali Farka Toure
July 25, 2006
'Savane' is the final album from the acclaimed guitarist from Mali, who died in March 2006 after a three-decade recording career which found him injecting American blues into traditional African music.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards 2.

Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

by Tom Waits
November 21, 2006
Unlike typical rarities compilations, this 3-disc set includes 30 brand-new recordings--in addition to the usual mix of covers, soundtrack selections, and other previously uncompiled material. It's like getting three new Waits albums at once.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Modern Times 3.

Modern Times

by Bob Dylan
August 29, 2006
Dylan's first studio release since his 2001 hit 'Love And Theft' is his 44th album overall.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Hell Hath No Fury 4.

Hell Hath No Fury

by Clipse
November 28, 2006
This long-delayed second album for Virginia brothers Malice and Pusha T was produced in full by The Neptunes.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Return To Cookie Mountain 5.

Return To Cookie Mountain

by TV on the Radio
September 12, 2006
David Bowie guests on the highly-anticipated second LP (and major-label debut) from the distinctive NYC band.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Destroyer's Rubies 6.

Destroyer's Rubies

by Destroyer
February 21, 2006
Dan Bejar's seventh Destroyer record is as lyrically dense as ever, but marks a shift to a full-band, guitar-oriented sound after 2004's more eclectic 'Your Blues.'
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Fishscale 7.

Fishscale

by Ghostface Killah
March 28, 2006
MF Doom, Madlib and Pete Rock lend their production talents to the Wu-Tang member's fifth solo outing, which includes a collaboration with Ne-Yo.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
The Town And The City 8.

The Town And The City

by Los Lobos
September 12, 2006
The follow-up to 2004's 'The Ride' is a timely 13-track song cycle about American immigration.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
DFA Remixes: Chapter 1 9.

DFA Remixes: Chapter 1

by The DFA
April 4, 2006
This volume collects 9 remixes by the production team The DFA (the duo of Tim Goldsworthy and James Murphy) of songs by Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Chemical Brothers, Le Tigre, Radio 4 and more.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Estudando o Pagode 10.

Estudando o Pagode

by Tom Zé
April 11, 2006
Experimental Brazilian artist Tom Ze, now nearing 70 years old, continues to challenge with this concept album about the struggles of women in a male-dominated world.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
'Sno Angel Like You 11.

'Sno Angel Like You

by Howe Gelb
March 21, 2006
The Giant Sand leader is backed by an eight-member gospel choir on this 14-track set.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood 12.

Fox Confessor Brings The Flood

by Neko Case
March 7, 2006
Members of Calexico and Giant Sand help provide the music for the singer's first studio album in four years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
For Hero: For Fool 13.

For Hero: For Fool

by Subtle
October 3, 2006
The anticon crew that includes Doseone--and, fortunately, the nearly-killed Dax Pierson--makes the jump to a more major label (EMI/Astralwerks) for the first time.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
The Drift 14.

The Drift

by Scott Walker
May 23, 2006
The legendary singer-songwriter and one-time teen idol re-emerges with his first album in 11 years. Anyone expecting conventional rock or pop should look elsewhere, however, as it is even more challenging than previous release 'Tilt.'
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass 15.

I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

by Yo La Tengo
September 12, 2006
After two relatively subdued albums, Ira, Georgia and James return with a much more varied effort that at times recalls pretty much every stage of their history. Roger Moutenot again produces.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Boys And Girls In America 16.

Boys And Girls In America

by The Hold Steady
October 3, 2006
The Brooklyn-based rockers move to emo label Vagrant for this John Agnello-produced release.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Ys 17.

Ys

by Joanna Newsom
November 14, 2006
Steve Albini, Jim O'Rourke and Van Dyke Parks lend a hand on this five-song full-length from the folk singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Serena-Maneesh 18.

Serena-Maneesh

by Serena-Maneesh
May 9, 2006
This debut album from the Norwegian shoegaze six-piece marks the inaugural release by the new record label from UK website Playlouder. Sufjan Stevens guests.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Donuts 19.

Donuts

by J Dilla aka Jay Dee
February 7, 2006
Acclaimed hip-hop producer James Yancey released this instrumental disc shortly before his death at the age of 32.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Black Cadillac 20.

Black Cadillac

by Rosanne Cash
January 24, 2006
The singer-songwriter reflects on the recent deaths of her father, mother and stepmother with this 12-song set.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts [2006 Version] 21.

My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts [2006 Version]

by Brian Eno + David Byrne
April 11, 2006
Twenty-five years after its original release, this groundbreaking, sample-driven collaboration between Byrne and Eno has been remastered and enlarged with seven bonus tracks.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
The Crane Wife 22.

The Crane Wife

by The Decemberists
October 3, 2006
'Crane Wife' marks the literate, Colin Meloy-led band's major label debut.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Entomology 23.

Entomology

by Josef K
November 21, 2006
The short-lived early 1980s Scottish band (who, like followers Orange Juice, are a strong influence on present-day bands such as Franz Ferdinand) are celebrated in a 22-track compilation that includes their singles for Postcard, cuts from their only two LPs, and recordings from a session for John Peel.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
The Body, The Blood, The Machine 24.

The Body, The Blood, The Machine

by The Thermals
August 22, 2006
Brendan Canty (Fugazi) produced this third album for the Oregon band, down to the duo of Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster after the departure of original drummer Jordan Hudson.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
The Letting Go 25.

The Letting Go

by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
September 19, 2006
Jim White and Paul Oldham are among the guests on prolific songwriter Will Oldham's latest Bonnie "Prince" Billy studio recording.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Food & Liquor 26.

Food & Liquor

by Lupe Fiasco
September 19, 2006
Championed by Jay-Z and Kanye West, the Chicago MC finally makes his full-length debut with this 16-track disc.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Game Theory 27.

Game Theory

by The Roots
August 29, 2006
The hip-hop collective's eighth album is their first for Def Jam records, and also features the return to the group of rapper Malik B.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Love 28.

Love

by The Beatles
November 21, 2006
If the concept of "The Beatles, remixed" saddens you, know that original Beatles producer George Martin was at the helm for this project, which serves as the soundtrack to the Vegas-based Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The 26 mashed-up tracks here were augmented with additional instrumentation and vocals performed by The Beatles themselves, culled from hours of original demo and master tapes, with pieces of 130 songs ultimately represented in some form.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.1
Like Red On A Rose 29.

Like Red On A Rose

by Alan Jackson
September 26, 2006
The country singer's second 2006 album is another change-of-pace: a disc full of love songs produced by Alison Krauss.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Bang Bang Rock & Roll 30.

Bang Bang Rock & Roll

by Art Brut
May 9, 2006
The London-based art-rockers led by Eddie Argos make their official debut with this 12-song effort.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
Nashville 31.

Nashville

by Solomon Burke
September 26, 2006
The soul singer tackles 14 country tunes with the help of producer Buddy Miller and guests Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless And Patti Griffin.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Morph The Cat 32.

Morph The Cat

by Donald Fagen
March 14, 2006
This is the Steely Dan vocalist's first solo disc in over a dozen years.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Blood Mountain 33.

Blood Mountain

by Mastodon
September 12, 2006
The Atlanta metal band's third album marks their major-label debut.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 34.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

by Arctic Monkeys
February 21, 2006
Not only the most-hyped band of early 2006, Sheffield, England's Arctic Monkeys (led by 19-year-old Alex Turner) managed to accomplish what the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Libertines couldn't do before them: set the UK record for fastest-selling debut album of all time.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
American V: A Hundred Highways 35.

American V: A Hundred Highways

by Johnny Cash
July 4, 2006
The fifth and final of Cash's sessions with producer Rick Rubin was recorded shortly before the singer's 2003 death. Included among two Cash originals are covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams, and more.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
A Vintage Burden 36.

A Vintage Burden

by Charalambides
May 30, 2006
The Texas psych-rockers led by husband-and-wife team Tom and Christina Carter return with this six-track follow-up to 2004's 'Joy Shapes.'
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
OK Cowboy 37.

OK Cowboy

by Vitalic
February 21, 2006
This is the full-length debut for French techno artist and DJ Pascal Arbez-Nicolas, best known for his 2001 single "La Rock 01" (which is included here).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
These Days 38.

These Days

by Vince Gill
October 17, 2006
This 43-song, 4-disc set is composed of all new recordings in roughly four different styles (one per disc): rock, country, acoustic bluegrass, and ballads.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions 39.

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

by Bruce Springsteen
April 25, 2006
The Boss' first all-covers album contains 13 tracks associated with folkie Pete Seeger.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Rather Ripped 40.

Rather Ripped

by Sonic Youth
June 13, 2006
This self-produced 20th album finds the New York band back down to a four-piece, with Jim O'Rourke dropping out after two albums.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
Chosen Lords 41.

Chosen Lords

by Aphex Twin
April 18, 2006
This ten-track album compiles versions of songs first released in 2005 as AFX's "Analord" series of (quite expensive) vinyl singles.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Now You Are One Of Us 42.

Now You Are One Of Us

by The Paper Chase
June 6, 2006
The experimental Dallas, Texas outfit led by John Congleton returns with a spooky, noisy fourth album.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Love Travels At Illegal Speeds 43.

Love Travels At Illegal Speeds

by Graham Coxon
March 13, 2006
This is the fifth solo disc for the former Blur guitarist.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Scale 44.

Scale

by Matthew Herbert
May 30, 2006
Like a more accessible, poppier version of Matmos, UK electronica artist Matthew Herbert likes to record concept albums with instrumentation derived from real-world objects. 'Scale' (which again features Dani Siciliano on vocals) samples 723 items (including coffins and fuel pumps) in its 11 politically-charged dance tracks.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Nuclear Daydream 45.

Nuclear Daydream

by Joseph Arthur
September 19, 2006
The singer-songwriter's fifth studio album is the first for his new record label, Lonely Astronaut.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Avatar 46.

Avatar

by Comets On Fire
August 8, 2006
This seven-song follow-up to 2004's 'Blue Cathedral' adds a bit more melody and cleaner sound to the band's usual noise assault.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Leaving Songs 47.

Leaving Songs

by Stuart A. Staples
June 20, 2006
Leaving Songs is the Nashville-recorded second solo disc for Tindersticks frontman Stuart Staples, who is joined by Maria McKee on one track.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
You In Reverse 48.

You In Reverse

by Built to Spill
April 11, 2006
The Doug Martsch-led band returns with its first album in five years, and its first in 13 years not to utilize producer Phil Ek. Recent touring guitarist Jim Roth makes his recorded debut with the band, and Quasi's Sam Coomes returns to help on keyboards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Magnificent City 49.

Magnificent City

by Aceyalone
February 7, 2006
'City' finds veteran underground rapper Aceyalone backed by beats from RJD2.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
The Boxing Mirror 50.

The Boxing Mirror

by Alejandro Escovedo
May 2, 2006
Escovedo's first solo disc since 2000 was produced by John Cale.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Damaged 51.

Damaged

by Lambchop
August 22, 2006
This is the tenth album for the very large Nashville band led by Kurt Wagner.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
The Obliterati 52.

The Obliterati

by Mission of Burma
May 23, 2006
While the trio of Roger Miller, Clint Conley and Peter Prescott typically wait a few decades between albums, this third LP follows just two years after their second.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Post-War 53.

Post-War

by M. Ward
August 22, 2006
The singer-songwriter's fifth release finds him backed for the first time by a full band, which includes Rachel Blumberg (The Decemberists) and Jordan Hudson (The Thermals). Neko Case and My Morning Jacket's Jim James guest.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
You Are There 54.

You Are There

by Mono
April 11, 2006
Steve Albini returns as engineer for this fifth album from the Japanese post-rock outfit.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast 55.

The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast

by Matmos
May 9, 2006
M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel's latest Matmos album includes contributions from Bjork and Antony. Each of the ten tracks focuses on a specific person who has influenced the group in some way, such as William S. Burroughs and Valerie Solanas.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Shut Up I Am Dreaming 56.

Shut Up I Am Dreaming

by Sunset Rubdown
May 2, 2006
This is the second album for the band led by Spencer Krug (who can also be found in both Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes).
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Be Still Please 57.

Be Still Please

by Portastatic
October 10, 2006
Laura Cantrell, Peter Holsapple, and Annie Hayden guest on Mac McCaughan's second Portastatic album of 2006.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
St. Elsewhere 58.

St. Elsewhere

by Gnarls Barkley
May 9, 2006
This is the highly-anticipated debut release for the pairing of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Through The Windowpane 59.

Through The Windowpane

by Guillemots
July 10, 2006
This full-length debut for the UK-based indie-pop band led by Fyfe Dangerfield includes the previously-released single "Trains To Brazil."
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
This Is My Demo 60.

This Is My Demo

by Sway
February 6, 2006
'Demo' is the self-produced debut for British rapper Derek DeSafo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Congotronics 2: Buzz'N'Rumble From The Urb'N'Jungle 61.

Congotronics 2: Buzz'N'Rumble From The Urb'N'Jungle

by Various Artists
February 21, 2006
Following on the heels of one of 2005's best-reviewed world music discs is this second installment in the Congotronics series of electronica-esque African music, this time featuring the work of Konono No. 1 plus six additional (but similar) artists from Kinshasa.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Shining 62.

The Shining

by J Dilla aka Jay Dee
August 22, 2006
This posthumous release--the late James Yancey's third solo album--was near completion at the time of his February 2006 death. Unlike 'Donuts,' this disc (featuring appearances by Madlib, Busta Rhymes and Common) is largely based on live instrumentation rather than samples.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Return To The Sea 63.

Return To The Sea

by Islands
April 4, 2006
The debut disc for the new band from former Unicorns members Nick Diamonds and J'aime Tambeur includes appearances from members of Royal City, Wolf Parade and Arcade Fire.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Destroy Rock & Roll 64.

Destroy Rock & Roll

by Mylo
February 7, 2006
This debut LP for Scotland cut-and-paste artist Myles MacInnes was released in the UK in 2004 and finally hit American shores in early 2006.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
The Last Romance 65.

The Last Romance

by Arab Strap
February 21, 2006
The Scottish duo of Aidan Moffett and Malcolm Middleton return with a sixth studio album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Pink 66.

Pink

by Boris
May 16, 2006
The Japanese band named after a Melvins song releases their latest album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Songs From The Year Of Our Demise 67.

Songs From The Year Of Our Demise

by Jon Auer
May 2, 2006
'Songs' is the first solo LP for the co-founder of The Posies, who is also a member of the current lineup of Big Star.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Begin To Hope 68.

Begin To Hope

by Regina Spektor
June 13, 2006
The Russia-born, New York-based anti-folkie returns with a dozen new tracks produced by David Kahne (The Strokes).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
The Greatest 69.

The Greatest

by Cat Power
January 24, 2006
Despite the misleading title, 'The Greatest' is not a best-of collection, but rather is Chan Marshall's first album of original songs in three years. It was recorded in Memphis and finds the singer backed by some of that city's legendary session musicians.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Breaking Kayfabe 70.

Breaking Kayfabe

by Cadence Weapon
November 28, 2006
The debut album from the Canadian rapper, who has also remixed songs for Lady Sovereign and Ciara.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Gulag Orkestar 71.

Gulag Orkestar

by Beirut
May 9, 2006
This Eastern European-sounding, multi-instrumental effort is actually the work of Albuquerque teenager Zach Condon. Members of A Hawk And A Hacksaw also lend a hand.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
The Way The Wind Blows 72.

The Way The Wind Blows

by A Hawk and a Hacksaw
October 17, 2006
This is the third Hawk album for former Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes. Like previous efforts, it has an Eastern European flavor, although unlike previous efforts, it also includes contributions from Beirut's Zach Condon.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
We The Vehicles 73.

We The Vehicles

by Maritime
April 18, 2006
This second Maritime LP is the final one to feature former Dismemberment Plan bassist Eric Axelson, who left the group (which also includes former members of the Promise Ring) after its recording.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Feathers 74.

Feathers

by Feathers
April 11, 2006
This self-titled disc marks the debut for the Vermont freak-folk outfit.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Citrus 75.

Citrus

by Asobi Seksu
May 30, 2006
Their music sounds British and the vocals are sometimes in Japanese, but this four-piece shoegaze outfit (returning here with a second album) hails from Brooklyn.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
The Black Swan 76.

The Black Swan

by Bert Jansch
October 17, 2006
The veteran British folkie is joined by Espers, Devendra Banhart and Beth Orton on his latest release.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Here's My Song You Can Have It... I Don't Want It Anymore/Yours 4-Ever 77.

Here's My Song You Can Have It... I Don't Want It Anymore/Yours 4-Ever

by Nicolai Dunger
March 14, 2006
The Swedish singer-songwriter and former soccer player is backed by Mercury Rev on his latest release (which originally emerged in 2004 in Europe).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Denies The Day's Demise 78.

Denies The Day's Demise

by Daedelus
May 9, 2006
The Los Angeles-based electronica artist's fifth album has a bit of a Brazilian feel.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Ole! Tarantula 79.

Ole! Tarantula

by Robyn Hitchcock
October 3, 2006
The veteran musician is backed by REM and/or Minus 5 members Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin (together, the Venus 3) on his first release since 2004's 'Spooked.'
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Under The Skin 80.

Under The Skin

by Lindsey Buckingham
October 3, 2006
The Fleetwood Mac guitarist's first solo outing in over a dozen years features bandmates Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on two tracks of a largely acoustic set.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Songs For Christmas 81.

Songs For Christmas

by Sufjan Stevens
November 21, 2006
This five-EP box set collects holiday-themed lo-fi and impromptu tracks (a mix of standards and originals originally intended as gifts for his friends and family) recorded by Stevens over the past five years.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Last Days Of Wonder 82.

Last Days Of Wonder

by The Handsome Family
June 13, 2006
This is the first release in three years for the husband-and-wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Happy New Year 83.

Happy New Year

by Oneida
July 11, 2006
They're either a bit early or a bit late with their new year's tidings, but the experimental Brooklyn band is back with 11 new tracks.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Half The Perfect World 84.

Half The Perfect World

by Madeleine Peyroux
September 12, 2006
The jazz vocalist mixes originals with covers of songs by the likes of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen for her third album, a follow-up to 2004's "Careless Love."
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Okonokos [Live] 85.

Okonokos [Live]

by My Morning Jacket
September 26, 2006
This double-disc live set features 21 tracks (many from last year's 'Z') recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
The Animal Years 86.

The Animal Years

by Josh Ritter
April 11, 2006
Brian Deck (Modest Mouse) produced the Idaho singer-songwriter's fourth album and major-label debut.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Gang Of Losers 87.

Gang Of Losers

by The Dears
October 3, 2006
The Montreal band led by Murray Lightburn is a little more rocking and a little less orchestral on this follow-up to 'No Cities Left.'
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Son 88.

Son

by Juana Molina
June 6, 2006
The acclaimed Argentinean artist returns with her fourth album of moody, electronica-infused indie-folk.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
So This Is Goodbye 89.

So This Is Goodbye

by Junior Boys
September 12, 2006
This is the second album for the acclaimed Canadian electronica outfit led by Jeremy Greenspan.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Murray's Revenge 90.

Murray's Revenge

by Murs
March 21, 2006
The rapper once again collaborates with producer 9th Wonder on this follow-up to 3:16.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
His Hands 91.

His Hands

by Candi Staton
April 4, 2006
The gospel/soul singer attempts to capitalize on on her reemergence on the pop scene (thanks to a 2004 compilation) with this disc of a dozen brand-new tracks, one of which was written by Will Oldham. Lambchop's Mark Nevers produced.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
Hip Hop Is Dead 92.

Hip Hop Is Dead

by Nas
December 19, 2006
Dr. Dre, Kanye West and will.i.am are among the producers for the rapper's follow-up to 'Street's Disciple,' which marks his first release for Def Jam.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
White Bread Black Beer 93.

White Bread Black Beer

by Scritti Politti
July 25, 2006
Not-so-prolific Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside returns with his first Scritti Politti album in seven years.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Yellow House 94.

Yellow House

by Grizzly Bear
September 5, 2006
This intricate second album for the Brooklyn-based band led by Edward Droste is their first for Warp Records.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
II 95.

II

by Espers
May 16, 2006
This is the appropriately-titled second release for the Philadelphia acid-folk group.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
The Audience's Listening 96.

The Audience's Listening

by Cut Chemist
July 11, 2006
This is the solo debut for the veteran turntablist / DJ / producer, formerly of Jurassic 5.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Drum's Not Dead 97.

Drum's Not Dead

by Liars
March 21, 2006
The third album for the now Berlin-based experimental trio includes a DVD with (count 'em!) three videos for each of the dozen songs on the CD.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Show Your Bones 98.

Show Your Bones

by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
March 28, 2006
The New York trio's short but highly anticipated sophomore set--which features a mellower, more polished sound--was produced by Squeak E Clean and mixed by Alan Moulder.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
The Warning 99.

The Warning

by Hot Chip
June 13, 2006
The genre-mashing Londoners return with a quick follow-up to last year's debut 'Coming On Strong.'
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
The Trials Of Van Occupanther 100.

The Trials Of Van Occupanther

by Midlake
July 25, 2006
This sophomore set finds the Texas five-piece utilizing a 1970's classic rock / soft rock sound.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6

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