(feat. track – Dragonforce – “Operation Ground And Pound”)

Today we continue my reposts of past years’ Top 10 lists with my list from 2006.

Revisiting my 2006 list is kind of a pleasure, I’d forgotten how good the best of this year was, perhaps because beyond this list I wasn’t thrilled with much of what was out there. Still, I think these 10 still hold up well.  Again, remember that this list was initially published in January of 2007.  Were I to do it again now, I’m sure it would look different.  With that disclaimer out of the way…

First, two albums that are getting honorable mentions because I disqualified them from the main list for being (at least in some sense) reissues:
The Beatles – Love
Jonah Matranga – There’s A Lot In Here

and now, without further ado, my yearly Top 10:

10.Minus the Bear – Menos El Oso
9.Gym Class Heroes – As Cruel as School Children
8.Guster – Ganging Up On the Sun
7.I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Fear Is On Our Side
6.Angels and Airwaves – We Don’t Need to Whisper
5.Dustin Kensrue – Please Come Home
4.Brand New – The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me
3.My American Heart – The Meaning In Makeup
2.Butch Walker – The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets-Go-Out-Tonites

and the winner is (bam ba-da bam!)

1.Dragonforce – Inhuman Rampage