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

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

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 10th batch of picks:

Roger Kass, film rep and attorney, RingTheJing Entertainment

1. Beck, The Information
2. The Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers
3. Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening Original Broadway Cast Album
4. The Game, Doctor’s Advocate
5. Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere
“Special Bonus Track: Jeff Buckley’s ‘Forget Her.'”

Anderson Le, director of programming, Hawaii International Film Festival

1. Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
2. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
4. The Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers
5. The Beatles, Love

Michael Lerman, programmer, Philadelphia Film Festival and Woodstock Film Festival

1. Portugal The Man, Waiter: “You Vultures!”
2. Nas, Hip Hop is Dead
3. Girl Talk Night Ripper
4. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain
5. Nellie McKay, Pretty Little Head

Jared Moshe, producer, Sidetrack Films

1. The Killers, Sam’s Town
(“Because if you get passed the BS, it’s really pretty fun.”)
2. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife
(“I haphazardly heard it a couple of times and thought ‘eh,’ but then its got its claws in me and I realized how fantastic the album really was.”)
3. The Gothic Archies, Songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events
(“I know it’s for kids, but I need my Magnetic Fields fix.”)
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
(“A truly great second album.”
5. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain
(“The big surprise of the year for me.”)

Bart Weiss, president, Video Association of Dallas
(“Music list, in no order.”)

Stereolab, Fab Four Suture
Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way
Neil Young, Living With War
Brave Combo, Hollidays
John Zorn, Film Works, Vol. 17: Notes on Marie Menken/Ray Bandar: A Life with Skulls

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