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Film Folks’ Five Favorite Albums for 2006. Part One.

Film Folks' Five Favorite Albums for 2006. Part One.

(I was gonna post this first batch after Christmas, but so many are coming in, I wanted to get going with it…)

There are so many end-of-the-year lists right now, and so many of the film sites and blogs (this one included) are covered with some sort of “Best Films” list. I decided, in the spirit of this blog, to invite various film industry people to offer their selections for “Best Albums of 2006.” So, every weekday until we’re done, I will post the lists from five different film folks. What were the albums of 2006 that kept spinning on film sets, in editing rooms, on planes bound for festivals, or in industry offices? Here’s the first batch of picks:

JL Aronson, director of Danielson: A Family Movie
1. Half-handed Cloud, Halos & Lassos
(“Multi-instrumentalist wonder of the two-minute pop masterpiece.”)
2. Yungchen Lhamo, Ama
(“Tibetan gal makes good, mixes beats and chants without being cheesy.”)
3. Last Man Standing, False Starts & Broken Promises
(“English band with American front man plays sick cabaret rock around the continent.”)
4. Danielson, Ships
(“I mean, come on.”)
5. Dreamgirls soundtrack
(“Eddie Murphy!”)

Emily Feingold, publicity and marketing, The Weinstein Company
1. The Killers, Sam’s Town
(“I’m just a fan…”)
2. Nelly Furtado, Loose
(“Kind of cheesy – but great for dancing & the gym!”)
3. Shout Out Louds, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
(“You can listen to every track & want want to skip over any of them.”)
4. Bob Dylan, Modern Times
(“Always great.”)
5. Pete Yorn, Nightcrawler
(“Pete Yorn’s music reminds me of an ex-boyfriend, in a good way, and can put a smile on my face.”)

Micah Green, agent, CAA
1. Keane, Under the Iron Sea
2. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
3. Duncan Sheik, White Limousine
4. Phoenix, It’s Never Been Like That
5. Charlotte Gainsbourg, 5:55
(“Sadly, not out in US yet, but you can buy it online.”)

Jarod Neece, Panels & Production Manager, SXSW
1. (tie) Joanna Newsom, Ys & TV On The Radio, Return To Cookie Mountain
2. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife
3. Cat Power, The Greatest
4. Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury
5. Band Of Horses, Everything All The Time

Caveh Zahedi, director of I Am a Sex Addict
1. Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
2. Frank Black and the Catholics, One More Road for the Hit
3. The Mountain Goats, Get Lonely
4. Bonnie Prince Billy, The Letting Go
5. Joanna Newsom, Ys

Stay tuned for many more!

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