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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Here's the ballot I turned in a few weeks ago for the Annual Star Tribune Twin Cities Critics Tally

2006 Minnesota Albums of the year:

  1. Tim O’Reagan – Tim O’Reagan
  2. Chris Koza - Patterns
  3. Alarmists – A Detail of Soldiers
  4. The Glad Version – Lights Out North Star
  5. Ben Connelly – Over You
  6. Jeremy Messersmith – The Alcatraz Kid
  7. Stook – Soundtrack to My Minneapolis
  8. Mark Mallman – Between the Devil and Middle C
  9. Golden Smog – Another Fine Day
  10. The Brass Kings – The Brass Kings

2006 Minnesota songs of the year:

(not ranked)

  • Tapes ‘N Tapes – Insistor (though it would have been from one of 05’s albums of the year.
  • Jeremy Messersmith – Novocain
  • Golden Smog – 5-22-02
  • Alpha Consumer’s live “lude-slow” cover of Crimson & Clover

2006 Minnesota live act of the year:

(not ranked)
  • Dance Band
  • Espionage
  • The Alarmists
  • Ouija Radio
  • Birthday Suits

#1 Sign the local music scene was alive and well in 2006:

“Unlike the Twin Cities housing market, the music scene bubble shows not even the remotest sign that it is about to burst.”

Friday, December 22, 2006

I love Minnesota - A Public Service Announcement