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

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

As the New Year beckons, we come closer to the last few lists from this year’s film folks. Once we’re all done with everyone else (probably just after January 1), I’ll post my own list…

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 ninth batch of picks:

Jeffrey Abramson, film coordinator, Gen Art

1. Josh Radin, We Were Here
2. Quincy Coleman, Come Closer
3. The Felice Brothers, Through These Reins and Gone
4. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire!
5. Dana Varon, Back To My Roots

(“I picked these artists because I think they are all doing something very unique and helping shake things up in their own way. I am blessed with knowing several of them personally and getting to watch them as they rise. It is a diverse slate but all of them resonate with me. I could have picked some more typical albums as well [M. Ward, Jose Gonzalez, Brazillian Girls, Sufjan Stevens, Celexico, Dylan, Young etc.] but I thought I’d pick artists who aren’t blogged to death about already and might expose people to some new sounds.”)

Matthew Bissonnette, director of Who Loves the Sun

1. M. Ward, Post-War
2. Ghostface Killah, Fishscale
3. Eric Bachman, To The Races
4. Portastatic, Be Still Please
5. Twilight Singers, Powder Burns

Kent Osborne, co-star of the upcoming Hannah Takes the Stairs and short film The Pipe
(“In no particular order.”)

Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Joanna Newsom, Ys
DJ Shadow Funky Skunk
Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Annie Roney, founder, Ro*Co Films International
(“Women [and bands who feature women] Who Ruled 2006”)

1. The Gossip, Standing in the Way of Control
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
3. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
4. Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
5. Cat Power, The Greatest

Rajendra Roy, programmer, Hamptons International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival

1. Sufjan Stevens, A Sun Came: Second Edition
(“Not sure of actual date… But I got it this year.”)
2. Justin Timberlake, FutureSex/LoveSounds
3. Jay Z, Kingdom Come
4. Scissor Sisters, Ta-da
5. John Legend, Once Again

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