The year is almost over so here is my obligatory top list of 2006. Mind you, these albums are my personal favourites of 2006, not neccessarily albums that were released this year. It's always hard to remember what you listened to in the beginning of the year, so I'm afraid that the list is a bit skewed towards my more recent listening habits.
Last year I had - amongst others - The Arcade Fire, Röyksopp, Soulwax and Ludivico Einaudi on my top list for 2005. I think that from this it's clear that my taste has shifted and evolved in 2006 too, and that it is still evolving all the time.
1 Dagen Van Gras, Dagen Van Stro
The first and only Dutch music that I tolerate and love so far. I was lured into trying Spinvis - against my principles - by enthusiastic friends at college. It's probably the best rule I broke. This album blew me away and I kept listening to it over and over again. I simply love the album as a whole, with a few highlights such as Bijt Mijn Tong Af and Ik Wil Alleen Maar Zwemmen.