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HARP Magazine lists

Three lists by slightly rootsy American HARP Magazine, which are new to this site. At least I think so.



I. "The 50 Best CDs of 2006"

1. The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
2. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
3. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
4. Joanna Newsom – Ys
5. M. Ward – Post-War
6. Tom Waits – Orphans
7. Band Of Horses – Everything all the Time
8. Neil Young – Living with War
9. Cat Power – The Greatest
10. TV On The Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
11. Sparklehorse – Dreamt for Lightyears in the Belly of a Mountain
12. Decemberists – The Crane Wife
13. Bonnie ‚Prince’ Billy – The Letting Go
14. Neko Case – Fox Confessor brings the Flood
15. Drive-By Truckers – A Blessing and a Curse
16. Belle and Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
17. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
18. Sonic Youth – Rather Ripped
19. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
20. Yo La Tengo – I am not afraid of you and I will beat your Ass
21. My Brightest Diamond – Bring me the Workhorse
22. Camera Obscura – Let’s get out of this Country
23. The Mars Volta – Amputechture
24. The Roots – Game Theory
25. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show your Bones
26. Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther
27. Alejandro Escovedo – The Boxing Mirror
28. Ray Davies – Other People’s Lives
29. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
30. New York Dolls – One Day it will please us to remember even this
31. Mission Of Burma – The Obliterati
32. Regina Spektor – Begin to hope
33. Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint – The River in reverse
34. Built To Spill – You in reverse
35. Calexico – Garden Ruin
36. Beck – The Information
37. Nellie McKay – Pretty little Head
38. Ben Kweller – Ben Kweller
39. Twilight Singers – Powder Burns
40. The Slip – Eisenhower
41. Lucero – Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers
42. Silversun Pickups – Carnavas
43. Oneida – Happy New Year
44. Califone – Roots & Crowns
45. Archie Bronson Outfit – Derdang Derdang
46. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People say I am, that’s what I’m not
47. Josh Ritter – The Animal Years
48. Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae
49. Jim Noir – Tower of Love
50. Ali Farka Touré - Savane

The link: http://harpmagazine.com/articles/detail.cfm?article_id=5118



II. "The 50 Greatest Albums of 2005" (actually the list contains 52 albums and it's not totally clear if there's an order - probably yes)

1. My Morning Jacket Z ATO
2. Antony & the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now Secretly Canadian
3. Sleater-Kinney The Woods Sub Pop
4. The New Pornographers Twin Cinema Matador
5. M. Ward Transistor Radio Merge
6. Sufjan Stevens Illinois (Come on Feel the Illinoise) Asthmatic Kitty
7. M.I.A. Arular XL
8. Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning Saddle Creek
9. Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary Sub Pop
10. White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan V2
11. Beck Guero Geffen
12. Mary Gauthier Mercy Now Lost Highway
13. Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn Saddle Creek
14. Mars Volta Frances the Mute Universal
15. Kathleen Edwards Back to Me Zoe/Rounder
16. Devendra Banhart Cripple Crow XL
17. Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine Epic
18. Amadou & Mariam Dimanche a Bamako Nonesuch Originally billed as
19. Son Volt Okemeh and the Melody of Riot Transmit Sounds/Legacy
20. The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree 4AD
21. Dungen Ta Det Lugnt Subliminal
22. Spoon Gimme Fiction Merge
23. Neil Young Prairie Wind Reprise
24. Kanye West Late Registration Roc-a-Fella
25. Sigur Ros Takk... Geffen
26. Ryan Adams Cold Roses Lost Highway
27. Martha Wainwright Martha Wainwright Zoe
28. Silver Jews Tanglewood Numbers Drag City
29. Edith Frost It's a Game Drag City
30. Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Domino
31. Black Mountain Black Mountain Jagjaguwar
32. Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust Columbia
33. Common Be Geffen
34. Decemberists Picaresque Kill Rock Stars
35. Iron & Wine/Calexico In the Reins Overcoat
36. Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering DiCristina
37. John Prine Fair & Square Oh Boy
38. Pernice Brothers Discover A Lovelier You Ashmont
39. Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy Jagjaguwar
40. Death Cab for Cutie Plans Atlantic
41. Magic Numbers Magic Numbers Capitol
42. Paul McCartney Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Capitol
43. Bettye LaVette I've Got My Own Hell to Raise Anti
44. Nada Surf This Weight Is a Gift Barsuk
45. Shelby Lynne Suit Yourself Capitol
46. Low The Great Destroyer Sub Pop
47. Amy Rigby Little Fugitive Signature Sounds
48. Sage Francis A Healthy Distrust Epitaph
49. Bobby Bare The Moon Was Blue Dualtone
50. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Howl RCA
51. Gorillaz Demon Days Virgin
52. Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Nonesuch

http://www.harpmagazine.com/articles/detail.cfm?article_id=3868



III. "Harp's 50 Most Essential Albums since 2001"

50) Gillian Welch - (Time) The Revelator
49) The Roots - Phrenology
48) Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
47) Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers
46) Guided by Voices - Isolation Drills
45) Neko Case - Blacklisted
44) Solomon Burke - Dont Give Up On Me
43) Kathleen Edwards - Failer
42) Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum
41) Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Streetcore
40) Lucinda Williams - World without tears
39) Missy Elliot - Miss E...So Addictive
38) Sparklehorse - Its a wonderful life
37) The Libertines - Up the Bracket
36) The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
35) Franz Ferdinand - S/T
34) Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary
33) Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
32) The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
31) Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day
30) Ryan Adams - Gold
29) Steve Earle - The Revolution Starts Now
28) Elvis Costello - The Delivery Man
27) The Strokes - Is This It?
26) The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
25) The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
24) The White Stripes - Elephant
23) Cat Power - You Are Free
22) Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
21) Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
20) My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
19) Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
18) Steve Earle - Jerusalem
17) Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
16) Wilco - A Ghost is Born
15) PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
14) Kanye West - Late Registration
13) The New Pornographers - Electric Version
12) The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
11) Sleater Kinney - The Woods
10) The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
09) MIA - Arular
08) Anthony and the Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
07) Tom Waits - Real Gone
06) My Morning Jacket - Z
05) Tom Waits - Alice
04) Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
03) Brian Wilson - Smile
02) The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
01) The Arcade Fire - Funeral

Found it here: http://blackrider23.com/tomwaitsfantemp/viewtopic.php?t=2147