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Artwork of The Best Songs I Bought In 2006 Ever, featuring the Gone-but-not-forgotten Hanbury Ballroom

A pleasing number of people have been clamouring for this: the track listing to my annual compilation, ‘The Best Songs I Bought In 2006 Ever’. It was another good year – remember this is compiled from music I bought this year, but was not necessarily released this year.

The Best Songs I Bought In 2006 Ever

  1. Roscoe by Midlake from the album Trials of Van Occupanther
  2. This Month, Day 10 by CSS from the album Cansei De Ser Sexy
  3. Home Altars Of Mexiko by Art Brut from the single Good Weekend
  4. Dirty Barry Stole The Bluebird by The Fratellis from the single Chelsea Dagger
  5. Pile of Gold by The Blow from the album Paper Television
  6. Karma Police by Easy Star All*stars from the album Radiodread
  7. Cold & Wet by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy from the album The Letting Go
  8. Elevate by The People’s Revolutionary Choir from the single Elevate
  9. Such Great Heights by Iron & Wine from the single Such Great Heights
  10. Pull The Curtains by Grandaddy from the EP Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla
  11. Woman by Wolfmother from the single Woman
  12. Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah from the album Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  13. Mount Wroclai (Idle Days) by Beirut from the album Gulag Orkestar
  14. Young Folks by Peter Bjorn & John from the album Writer’s Block
  15. Cheated Hearts by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from the album Show Your Bones
  16. Rent a Wreck by Suburban Kids with Biblical Names from the EP #1
  17. Only Waiting by The Aliens from the EP Alienoid Starmonica
  18. Ballad Of Bitter Honey by Eef Barzelay from the album Bitter Honey
  19. Black Swan by Thom Yorke from the album The Eraser
  20. Assassin by Muse from the album Black Holes & Revelations
  21. (Wading Through) The Waters Of My Time by Richard Hawley from the album Coles Corner

These tracks just about squeeze on to a CD, so if you’d like a copy, put together your own compilation of the year and send it to me – you’ll get a copy of the above in return. Email me for details. Update: I stuck these in an iMix for your iTunes delectation.