Nick Greer

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Top Ten Albums Of 2006

These are Nick Greer's Top Ten Albums of 2006.
Saturday Night Wrist

Saturday Night Wrist is Deftones at their most diverse, interesting, and emotive. Chino's singing is still
the highlight, and the songwriting is definitely a step up from their self-titled 2003 release. Nine out of
the twelve songs are flawless, two are good but not great, and one is just fucked up.
2Kayo Dot
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue

Gone are the massive climaxes of Choirs of the Eye. In its place are more subtle dynamic swells. This
album is even more chromatic than their previous and has a more eclectic use of jazz and ambient.
Kayo Dot is proving to be one of the most bleeding edge bands in the world right now.
3Kronos Quartet and Mogwai
The Fountain OST

A really beautiful piece of work. Clint Mansell composed, performed by both the Kronos Quartet and
Mogwai for the Daron Aronofsky film. Much less punishing and pounding than the Requiem for a Dream
OST. It perfectly suits the themes of eternal love that permeate the movie with its mix of powerful post-
rock and touching piano.
A City By the Light Divided

Fairly unappreciated album though Thursday has yet to write a less than good song, much less a less
than awesome album. Features a much stronger focus on the instrumental tone such that the
background on a lot of songs could be whole songs on Mogwai's Mr. Beast. This is the best post-
hardcore of the year.
5Misery Signals

This album came out of no where. Misery Signals' first LP was good. This is great. It expands on the
fronts of technicality and songwriting and every song here is both beautiful and brutal. Who would've
thought metalcore could be so relevant in 2006?
6 Burton Wagner
A Sentinel's Eyes

Minimalist in genre, instrumentation, and recording tools, this album is post-rock without cheesiness.
Split into two 30 minute songs that don't even drag during their "noise" moments, A Sentinel's Eyes
feels just right in duration as each motif feels thoroughly developed and employed. Great change of
pace. Too bad nobody outside of sputnik will likely pick up on its intelligence.
7Venetian Snares
Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Pom Poms

Insanely detailed and claustrophobic breakbeat. This album features electronic music minus the
straight time signatures. Think about blasting along with super-satured beats in 10/8 at 150+BPM. Ya,
it's that insane, and it's unexpectedly tasteful.
8Life at These Speeds
To Your Health

Maintains an old-school emo sound. Manages to be powerful in being simple, though there are perks
to production and diversity to genre that aren't found on their 2004 self-titled debut. Think of Fugazi
back in their roots, mixed with Frodus and Pretty Girls Make Graves.
9Set Your Goals

Call it a guilty pleasure if you want, but this album has value beyond its catchiness. The instrumentals
are tight and fun. At the end of the day, this is pop-punk and all that matters is the catchiness. It can
be insipid at moments, but overall, it's just great fun.
Insomniac Doze

A blend of post-rock and post-hardcore. There are way more major keys than on A Dead Sinking Story
and the production is slightly cleaner overall. Instead of sounding weaker by being shimmering and
pretty, this album is all the more epic and moving.
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