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Best of 2006

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Top 5 Albums of 2006

1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
2. Joanna Newsom - Ys
3. The Diableros - You Can't Break The Strings In Our Olympic Hearts
4. Loney Dear - Sologne
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

Runners Up:
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
Howie Gelb - 'Sno Angel Like You
Grandaddy - Just Like The Fambly Cat
Clinic - Visitations


Top 5 Films

Little Miss Sunshine
The Departed
Capote
Casino Royale
Borat
Pan's Labyrinth


Biggest Disappointments (In order of disappointment)

DJ Shadow - The Outsider
Miami Vice
England Football
England Rugby
England Cricket
Thom Yorke - The Eraser


Top 5 Gigs

Radiohead - Hammersmith Apollo
Pearl Jam - Dublin
My Morning Jacket - Astoria
TV On The Radio - Koko
Morrissey - Alexandra Palace


Links

Joanna Newsom
Clap Your Hands Again
Thom Yorke

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Reasonable, forgettable addition. Overfilling that mysterious back story.


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The Florida Project

Stylish, incredibly depressing portrait of life on the margins.


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Last Flag Flying

Unofficial sequel to The Last Detail. Surprisingly slight effort from Linklater.


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Alien

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Another tired entry, trotting out the same old tropes, plus new nonsensical gibberish.


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Every moment is undermined by a gag and the few serious scenes are sloppily handled.


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Spider-man

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A third crack at Spider-man. Fun-ish, but it’s zero-stakes, zero-jeopardy. Bit smug too.


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Wonder Woman

Another garish super-hero flick. Slightly above average, mainly by being more old-fashioned.


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Overly dry, eccentric western. Jarmuschian overtones.


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Blockbuster-by-numbers as Universal clumsily attempt to build a franchise.


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