Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
Eleanor Blair
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Music of 2006

I cheated last year and did my gig retrospective for 2006 as I went along. 28 gigs, 1 festival, 2 Whitby Gothic Weekends and a college ball added up to 108 different bands. I think the Dears gig at the ICA might just pip the post to being the best.

Here after some archaelogy of that page, ripped tracks, Amazon orders and my memory is the music I bought or was given last year, though I can't pick a favourite yet:


By date bought:

January

Christmas gift from Vic's show

  • CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
  • Laura Veirs - Year of Meteors
  • The Chalets - Check In
  • The Shortwave Set - The Debt Collection

Support bands at OK Go gig on 10th

  • Envy & Other Sins - Prodigal Son
  • The Bright Space - With No Time To Kill

Amazon order 2nd

  • Editors - The Back Room
  • R.E.M. - Around The Sun
  • The Boo Radleys - Wake Up!
  • The National - Alligator
  • Thea Gilmore - Loft Music
  • We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor

February

Gig on 12th

  • The Crimea - Tragedy Rocks
  • Pilots of Japan - The Plan To Reverse Time

Shopping in Fopp on 23rd

  • Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
  • Clearlake - Amber
  • Muse - Origins of Symmetry
  • The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
  • Zutons - Who Killed...... The Zutons

Must have bought something in HMV too

  • Various - HMV Playlist 2006-02

Download

  • Covert - Unseen Rulers

March

Amazon order on 13th

  • Belle And Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
  • Foo Fighters - In Your Honour
  • Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R (inc Feel Good Hit Of The Summer single)
  • Reel Big Fish - Favorite Noise
  • The Broken Family Band - Balls
  • The Kooks - Inside In The Inside Out
  • The Modern - Industry (single)
  • The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

From Janet via ucam.ads.giveaway

  • Various - The Best Album Of The Next Century Ever 1
  • Various - The Best Album Of The Next Century Ever 2

Bought after Help She Can't Swim gig on 30th, and free promo from same gig

  • The Retro Spankees - My Sonic Driver (single)
  • Various - Fantastic Plastic Records Promo FPPR061

April

Bought after gig supporting Hundred Reasons on 6th

  • 65DaysOfStatic - One Time For All Time

Bought after gig on 9th

  • Bullets To Broadway - Drink Positive

Ordered online to replace downloaded copy

  • Sultans Of Ping F.C. - Casual Sex In The Cineplex

Bought online on vinyl

  • We Are Scientists - Textbook Under The Sea (Single)

May

Bought before gig so would know material

  • Therapy? - One Cure Fits All

Won on BBC 6Music breakfast show, May or June

  • Brand New Heavies - The Platinum Collection
  • Catatonia - The Platinum Collection
  • Chris Rea - The Platinum Collection
  • Communards - The Platinum Collection
  • Dionne Warwick - Love Songs
  • Everything But The Girl - The Platinum Collection
  • Fine Young Cannibals - The Platinum Collection
  • Hall and Oates - The Platinum Collection
  • Hothouse Flowers - The Platinum Collection
  • Howard Jones - The Platinum Collection
  • The Everly Brothers - The Platinum Collection Volume 2

HMV trip before DD gig

  • Dresden Dolls - Yes Virginia
  • Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo To Anywhere
  • The Detroit Cobras - Seven Easy Pieces
  • Various - HMV Playlist 2006-05

June

HMV Marketplace purchases on 22nd

  • Action Spectacular - The Fourth Action Spectacular... From Here On It's A Riot
  • Bearsuit - Stephen F___ing Spielberg (single)
  • A-ha - Headlines And Deadlines- The Hits Of
  • Ecki - Punchdrunk
  • Louis XIV - The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
  • Terrorvision - Regular Urban Survivors
  • Spin Doctors - Pocket Full Of Kryptonite

July

Amazon order on 31st

  • Ballroom - 4 assorted CDs Bought for mum's 50th weekend
  • Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
  • Razorlight - Razorlight

Bought after gig on 2nd

  • Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch

August

Present from Mike for being made permanent

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
  • Lost Prophets - Liberation Transmission

September

Play order on 1st

  • Ezio - Ten Thousand Bars

Play order on 25th

  • The Killers - Sam's Town

Gig on 27th

  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager
  • Keith - Red Thread
  • Metronomy - Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 you owe)

Freebie from a gig queue some time

  • Small Talk - Mohair

Ripped in September but not sure when bought, think was two Fopp trips

  • Boy Kill Boy - Civilian
  • Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust
  • Delays - You See Colours
  • Futureheads - News And Tributes
  • Johnny Cash - Walking The Line- The Legendary Sun Recordings
  • Primal Scream - Riot City Blues
  • The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers

October

Amazon order on 20th

  • Holloways - Generator (vinyl single)

Gift from Tom

  • Lucky Lucky Pigeons - Happy Birds Day EP

Supported Long Blondes on 18th

  • Monkey Swallows The Universe - The Bright Carvings
  • Monkey Swallows The Universe - Science (single)

Cover album

  • Various - Q - Covered - Best Of 86-06

Bought online just for B-side

  • We Are Scientists - Nobody move, nobody get hurt (single)

HMV purchase, along with Andrew's birthday present

  • Shawn Colvin - These Four Walls
  • Various - HMV Playlist 2006-10

November

Requested online after WGW

  • History of Guns - Whitby October 2006 Promo

Ordered randomly having met on myspace

  • Love Tank - Bestial Glow

Birthday presents

  • Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  • Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
  • The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home
  • Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
  • Rammstein - Rosenrot

December

Belated birthday present from Becky

  • System Of A Down - Toxicity

Christmas present from Mike

  • Richard Cheese - Aperitif for Destruction

Alphabetically by type:

Bought Albums:

  1. 65DaysOfStatic - One Time For All Time
  2. A-ha - Headlines And Deadlines- The Hits Of
  3. Action Spectacular - The Fourth Action Spectacular... From Here On It's A Riot
  4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
  5. Belle And Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
  6. Boy Kill Boy - Civilian
  7. Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust
  8. Bullets To Broadway - Drink Positive
  9. Clearlake - Amber
  10. Delays - You See Colours
  11. Dirty Pretty Things - Waterloo To Anywhere
  12. Dresden Dolls - Yes Virginia
  13. Ecki - Punchdrunk
  14. Editors - The Back Room
  15. Envy & Other Sins - Prodigal Son
  16. Ezio - Ten Thousand Bars
  17. Foo Fighters - In Your Honour
  18. Futureheads - News And Tributes
  19. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager
  20. Johnny Cash - Walking The Line- The Legendary Sun Recordings
  21. Keith - Red Thread
  22. Louis XIV - The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
  23. Love Tank - Bestial Glow
  24. Metronomy - Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 you owe)
  25. Monkey Swallows The Universe - The Bright Carvings
  26. Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
  27. Muse - Origins of Symmetry
  28. Pilots of Japan - The Plan To Reverse Time
  29. Primal Scream - Riot City Blues
  30. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R (inc Feel Good Hit Of The Summer single)
  31. R.E.M. - Around The Sun
  32. Razorlight - Razorlight
  33. Reel Big Fish - Favorite Noise
  34. Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
  35. Shawn Colvin - These Four Walls
  36. Spin Doctors - Pocket Full Of Kryptonite
  37. Sultans Of Ping F.C. - Casual Sex In The Cineplex
  38. Terrorvision - Regular Urban Survivors
  39. The Boo Radleys - Wake Up!
  40. The Bright Space - With No Time To Kill
  41. The Broken Family Band - Balls
  42. The Crimea - Tragedy Rocks
  43. The Detroit Cobras - Seven Easy Pieces
  44. The Killers - Sam's Town
  45. The Kooks - Inside In The Inside Out
  46. The National - Alligator
  47. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
  48. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
  49. The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
  50. Thea Gilmore - Loft Music
  51. Therapy? - One Cure Fits All
  52. We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor
  53. Zutons - Who Killed...... The Zutons
  54. Ballroom - 4 assorted CDs Bought for mum's 50th weekend

Bought Singles:

  1. Bearsuit - Stephen F___ing Spielberg (single)
  2. Holloways - Generator (vinyl single)
  3. Monkey Swallows The Universe - Science (single)
  4. The Modern - Industry (single)
  5. The Retro Spankees - My Sonic Driver (single)
  6. We Are Scientists - Nobody move, nobody get hurt (single)
  7. We Are Scientists - Textbook Under The Sea (Single)

Gifts:

  1. CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
  2. Covert - Unseen Rulers
  3. History of Guns - Whitby October 2006 Promo
  4. Laura Veirs - Year of Meteors
  5. Lost Prophets - Liberation Transmission
  6. Lucky Lucky Pigeons - Happy Birds Day (EP)
  7. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  8. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
  9. Rammstein - Rosenrot
  10. Richard Cheese - Aperitif for Destruction
  11. Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
  12. System Of A Down - Toxicity
  13. The Chalets - Check In
  14. The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home
  15. The Shortwave Set - The Debt Collection
  16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
  17. Various - The Best Album Of The Next Century Ever 1
  18. Various - The Best Album Of The Next Century Ever 2

Won:

  1. Brand New Heavies - The Platinum Collection
  2. Catatonia - The Platinum Collection
  3. Chris Rea - The Platinum Collection
  4. Communards - The Platinum Collection
  5. Dionne Warwick - Love Songs
  6. Everything But The Girl - The Platinum Collection
  7. Fine Young Cannibals - The Platinum Collection
  8. Hall and Oates - The Platinum Collection
  9. Hothouse Flowers - The Platinum Collection
  10. Howard Jones - The Platinum Collection
  11. The Everly Brothers - The Platinum Collection Volume 2

Promos:

  1. Small Talk - Mohair (EP)
  2. Various - Fantastic Plastic Records Promo FPPR061
  3. Various - HMV Playlist 2006-02
  4. Various - HMV Playlist 2006-05
  5. Various - HMV Playlist 2006-10
  6. Various - Q - Covered - Best Of 86-06

Total: 87 albums, 7 singles, 2 EPs.

Tags: 2006, gigs, life, music, reviews
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