Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Favorites of 2006

In no particular order, they are:

Albums:

Gov't Mule: High and Mighty
Bob Dylan: Modern Times
The Wood Brothers: Ways Not to Lose
Ryan Montbleau Band: One Fine Color
Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics (smart, fresh)

(Only 5 albums! Please recommend others!)

Movies*:

The Departed
Casino Royale
Borat (come on, it's poignant and funny)
Thank You For Smoking
The Libertine
V for Vendetta
A Scanner Darkly
The Prestige

(*I still haven't seen Children of Men, Letters from Iwo Jima, Volver, Babel)

TV:

24 (my true favorite in this category)
Heroes (I'm hooked!)
Entourage ('nuff said)
Scrubs (the season that ended in Spring 2006 was pure greatness)
Lost (this may be the last season I watch it, though...)
Battlestar Galactica (not afraid to admit it)

(I started watching Season 1 of The Wire. I love it, so I'm guessing Season 4 would be on my list if I was caught-up.)

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Here is a list, to augment yours, of some books that I read this year (although most weren't actually published this year) that I thought were especially good:
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
Notes From Under Ground, Dostoevsky
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Einstein's Bridge, John Cramer
Slaughter House Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Don Quixote, Cervantes

I read some other books too that were good in certain parts such as Collapse, by Jared Diamond, and Paris 1919, by Margret Macmillan but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend them. I wish I read more.

marisa said...

Recommended albums from 2006:

M. Ward - Post-War
The Hold Steady - Boys & Girls in America
Camera Obscura - Lets Get Out of This Country
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives
Gregory Page - Love Made Me Drunk
Tilly and the Wall - Bottoms of Barrels
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Andrew said...

Christina Aguilera–smart and fresh? Seriously? I don't know what to do with you, Ian. You're like cannon fodder.

I know, I know, we all have our own opinions and they have to be respected but lordy, lordy, lordy I never expected to see a teenie bopper's crush type of pop singer making it onto this blog.

Can't say we aren't diverse on here!

Ian said...

Me, cannon fodder? Alright, reevolution...