Bobby Crocker listens to NPR, and All Things Considered, in particular, religiously. When he alerted me to the fact that All Songs Considered recently posted a Listeners' Best CDs of 2006...well, I just knew it must be quality. If not, Mr. Robert C. Tobin would then have to admit he was wrong in recommending the list, and RCT never admits defeat. Don't trust me? Then get into a debate with him about the death penalty and report back here.
Without further adieu...
NPR Listeners Pick the Best CDs of 2006
10. Regina Spektor: Begin to Hope
9. Tom Waits: Orphans
8. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins: Rabbit Fur Coat
7. Cat Power: The Greatest
6. Joanna Newsom: Ys
5. TV On the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain
4. M. Ward: Post War
3. Bob Dylan: Modern Times
2. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
1. The Decemberists: The Crane Wife
Now, out of this list, I've listened to #1, 3, and 8 multiple times. I just bought #2 on iTunes Music store. I heard of #6 and 7 but felt only mildy interested. Anyone strongly suggest that I buy any more of these "Best Ofs" for the holiday pilgrimmage back to PA?