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

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

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 second batch of picks:

Steven Bognar, co-director of A Lion in the House
(“I have six…forgive me.”)

1. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
2. Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere
3. Cat Power, The Greatest
4. Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yell Fire!
5. Los Lobos, The Town and The City
6. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife
(“Two anthems are my songs of the year: Michael Franti’s ‘I Know I’m Not Alone’ and the Decemberists ‘Sons & Daughters.’ They each articulate these mad times.”)

Julia Kwan, director of Eve and the Fire Horse
(“Okay, I’m a real film nerd because I realize I listen to a lot of film soundtracks. So I decided to choose the five soundtracks making the rounds on my cd changer.”)

1. Marie Antoinette
(“I love listening to punk 80’s tunes with images of 18th century Versailles swimming around in my head.”)
2. Little Miss Sunshine
(“Because Mychael Danna is a genius!”)
3. Half Nelson
(“Great indie film soundtrack, especially the Broken Social Scene songs, which perfectly captured the tone and mood of the film.”)
4. Neil Young Heart of Gold
(“This recording was done a few weeks after his operation for a brain aneurysm and his father’s death. Added poignancy to this beautiful concert cd.”)
5. Colma the Musical
(“Best indie musical soundtrack since Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It’s smart, funny, irreverent and extremely catchy!”)

Scott Macaulay, producer of Off the Black and editor, Filmmaker magazine

1. Scott Walker, The Drift
2. Thom Yorke, The Eraser
3. Joanna Newsom, Ys
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Yr. Bones
5. Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere

Mike Plante, programmer, Cinevegas/Sundance (“Punk rock lives.”)

1. The Bananas, Forbidden Fruit reissue
2. The Fatals, 10″ LP
3. Homostupids, The Glow 7”
4. Jay Reatard, Blood Visions
5. The Regulations, Electric Guitar

Jeff Reichert, publicity and marketing, Magnolia Pictures

1. The Hold Steady, BAGIA
2. Destroyer, Destroyer’s Rubies
3. Scott Walker, The Drift
4. Liars, Drum’s Not Dead
5. Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome

Stay tuned for many more!

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