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

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

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 third batch of picks:

Sean Farnel, programming director, Hot Docs
(“First, Matt, let me say that two of these picks are a direct result of my annual SXSW trek…and sneaking away for a coupla hours to Waterloo Records. In order of the time of day I most often listen to them:”)

1. Sarah Harmer, I’m A Mountain
(“I’ve started many a lazy, cozy Sunday morning with this album recently.”)
2. Kelley Stoltz, Below The Branches
(“This somehow become my soundtrack for landscaping my backyard on hot August afternoons.”)
3. Tokyo Police Club, A Lesson In Crime
(“I played this EP, just over a sweet sixteen minutes in length, more than anything else in 2006. Hail a very promising new band from Toronto.”)
4. Sonic Youth, Rather Ripped
(“Beauty and greatness, again.”)
5. The Knife, Silent Shout
(“My late-night, existential crisis album.”)

Doug Jones, senior programmer, Los Angeles Film Festival

1. Band of Horses, Everything All the Time
2. Tom Waits, Orphans
3. Scott Bradley, Tom and Jerry & Tex Avery Too! Volume 1: The 1950s
4. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, Rabbit Furcoat
5. Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour
(“I know it’s not a CD, but I’ve heard more great music here than anywhere else this year.”)

Tim Kirkman, director of Loggerheads

1. Rosanne Cash, Black Cadillac
2. Sufjan Stevens The Avalanche
3. Lamps, Please Come Down
4. Kim Carnes, Chasin’ Wild Trains
5. Julia Sweeney, Letting Go of God

Janet Pierson, co-president, Grainy Pictures

1. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain
2. The Long Winters, Putting the Days to Bed
3. Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You….
4. Sufjan Stevens, The Avalanche
5. Beck, The Information

Evan Shapiro, EVP and general manager, The Independent Film Channel (IFC)

1. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain
2. The Knife, Silent Shout
3. Man Man, Six Demon Bag
4. Pink, Boris
5. Grizzly Bear, Yellow House

Stay tuned for many more!

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