notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Favorite Songs of 2006

In lieu of the grueling efforts that went into last year's best album roundup, I've decided to post a simple list of the best 20 songs released in 2006.

Here are the details:

-this isn't a ranking, just the top 20 in no particular order
-I allowed myself only one track from any particular artist
-this list only reflects my favorite songs right now, and I did very little reviewing to make sure these songs are indeed the best on their respective albums
-just so everyone's on the same page, I'm using the best to mean my personal favorite. What follows is meant not as a critical summation, but as the world's greatest tailor-made 2006 mix tape for yours truly. Feel free to discuss, but I'm in no mood to defend my choices; I just love these songs.

"Help Me" - Johnny Cash, American V: A Hundred Highways
"The Champ" - Ghostface Killah, Fishscale
"Fidelity" - Regina Specktor, Begin to Hope
"What You Know" - T.I., King
"Daydreamin'" - Lupe FiascoFood and Liquor
"You're Right Where" - Beth Thornley, My Glass Eye
"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere
"Summersong" - The Decemberists, The Crane Wife
"The Greatest" - Cat Power, The Greatest
"Steady Rollin'" - Two Gallants, What the Toll Tells
"Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)" - Beirut, Gulag Orkestar
"Snarling Wheels of Sin" - Geoff Reacher, Avec Reacher C’est Plus Sûr
"LDN" - Lily Allen, Alright, Still
"Mr. Me Too" - Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury
"Mighty 'O'" - Outkast, Idlewild
"Calling on Mary" - Aimee Mann, One More Drifter in the Snow
"To Go Home" - M. Ward, Post-War
"Another Sunny Day" - Belle & Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
"Did I Step On Your Trumpet" - Danielson, Ships
"Little Drop of Poison" - Tom Waits, Orphans...

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