ILX 2006 Albums/Tracks Poll 

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Important stuff:

You are allotted votes for 20 albums and 20 tacks: 40 total

Please order your ballot with the highest ranked album/track at the top and lowest at the bottom.  Call the highest ranked #1.  Obviously if your ballot is unordered disregard all that, and just mention it on your ballot.  I'll double-check with anyone if I need clarifications.

There's also a mini-worst of 2006 poll I'm conducting, so feel free to list a handful of album and tracks of 2006 that you hated and still hate.  If there are enough submissions I'll try to compile a top 3 or 5 or so.

Email your ballots to ilx2006poll@gmail.comThanks for participating! 

Nominated albums

Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
Alden Tyrell - Times Like These
Alex Smoke - Sci.Fi.Hi.Fi. Vol. 3
Ali Farka Toure - Savane
Alice Smith - For Lovers, Dreamers & Me
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Revep EP
Aly & AJ - Into the Rush (deluxe edition)
Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
Amorphis - Eclipse
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Andy Montanez - Salsaton: Salsa Con Reggaeton
andy stott - merciless
Anouar Brahem - Le Voyage de Sahar
Ansur - Axiom
Anthony Braxton/Fred Frith - Duo (Victoriaville) 2005
Apollo Nove - Res Inexplicata Volans
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say...
Arthur Russell - First Thought/Best Thought
Asunder - Works Will Come Undone
Audion - Fabric 27
Augie March - Moo You Bloody Choir
Axolotl - Way Blank
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb - Mayim Rabim: Great Waters

Badawi - Safe
Bardo Pond - Ticket Crystal
Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio
Be Your Own PET - Be Your Own PET
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit
BenoÎt Pioulard - Precis
Bertine Zetlitz - My Italian Greyhound
Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers
Beyonce - B'Day
Bill Laswell/Otomo Yoshihide/Yoshida Tatsuya - Episome (EP)
Biosphere - Dropsonde
Bitcrush - In Distance
black heart procession - the spell
Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
Blood Brothers - Young Machetes
Blow - Paper Television
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Bob Sinclar - Western Dream
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - The Letting Go
Booka Shade - Movements
Boris - Pink
Boxcutter - Oneiric
Brakes - Beatific Reasons
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Buckethead - Crime Slunk Scene
Built to Spill - You In Reverse
Burial - Burial

Califone - Roots And Crowns
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of this Country
Camille - Le Fil
casiotone for the painfully alone - etiquette
Cassie - Cassie
Cassius - 15 Again
cassy - panoramabar01
cat power - the greatest
charalambides - glowing raw CDR
charalambides - emerald message CDR
Charalambides - A Vintage Burden
Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
cheap trick - rockford
Chihei Hatakeyama - Minima Moralia
Christina Aguilera - Back to Basics
Christina Carter - Electrice
Christina Milian - So Amazin'
Ciara - The Evolution
Clinic - Visitations
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
convextion - convextion
Cornelius - Sensuous
Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up
Coup - Pick A Bigger Weapon
crowdpleaser and st. plomb - 2006
CSS - Cansei de ser Sexy
Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky

Damone - Out Here All Night
Danielson - Ships
Dead Raven Choir - Cask Strength Black Metal
Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
DFA - The DFA Remixes: Chapter Two
DFA - The DFA Remixes: Chapter One
Diddy - Press Play
DJ Quik - Live At The House Of Blues
drive-by truckers - a blessing and a curse

eagles of death metal - death by sexy
Ecstatic Sunshine - Freckle Wars
Edguy - Rocket Ride
Ekkehard Ehlers - A Life Without Fear
El Perro Del Mar - El Perro Del Mar
Electric Six - Switzerland
Ellen Alien And Apparat - Orchestra Of Bubbles
Enslaved - Ruun
Envelopes - Demon
Epic45 - England Fallen Over (ep)
Espers - II
Eugene Mirman - En Guarde, Society
Evengelicals - So Gone
Ex-Cocaine - Keep America Mellow

fags - light 'em up
Feeling - Twelve Stops and Home
Fergie - The Dutchess
Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Flying Lotus - 1983
format - dog problems
Fratellis - Costello Music
Fucked Up - Hidden World
Fugu - As Found
Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
Futureheads - News And Tributes

Game - Doctor's Advocate
Gathering - Home
George - a week of kindness
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
Girl Talk - Night Ripper
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Go!Go!7188 - Parade
Gojira - from mars to sirius
Goldfrapp - Supernature
Gothic Archies - The Tragic Treasury
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Guayacan Orquesta - Xtremo
gwen stefani - the sweet escape

Hammock - Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Head Control System - Murder Nature
Heiko Laux - Kanzleramt Vol. 6
henrik schwarz - dj kicks
Hisato Higuchi - Dialogue
Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
Home Video - No Certain Night or Morning
Hot Chip - The Warning
Howling Bells - Howling Bells
Huntsville - For the Middle Class

I - Between Two Worlds
iLiKETRAiNS - Progress-Reform
In Flames - Come Clarity
Indian Jewelry - Invasive Exotics
Into Eternity - The Scattering of Ashes
Islands - Return to the Sea
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas

J. Dilla - Donuts
James Holden - The Idiots are winning
James Yorkston - Year of the Leopard
Janet Feder/Fred Frith - Ironic Universe
Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
Jay Reatard - Blood Visions
Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat
Joan as Policewoman - Real Life
Joanna Newsom - Ys
John Legend - Once Again
Juana Molina - Son
Junior Boys - So this is Goodbye
Justin Timberlake - Futuresex/Lovesounds

Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon
kelis - kelis was here
Kiki - Boogybytes Vol 1
Kimya Dawson - Remember That I Love You
King Khan & BBQ Show - What's for Dinner?
Knife - Silent Shout
Korpiklaani - Tales along This Road

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Lambchop - Damaged
lambsbread - water damage
lambsbread - live
Lansing-Dreiden - The Dividing Island
Lavender Diamond - The Cavalry of Light EP
LCD Soundsytstem - 45:33
Legowelt - Astro Cat Disco
LeToya - LeToya
Liars - Drums Not Dead
Lily Allen - Alright Still
Lily Allen - My First Mixtape
Lilys - Everything Wrong Is Imaginary
Lindsey Buckingham - Under The Skin
Lindstrom - It's A Feedelity Affair
Lo-Fi-Fnk - Boylife
Loch Vostok - Destruction Time Again!
Long Blondes - Someone to Drive You Home
Louderbach - Enemy Love
Luomo - Paper Tigers
lupe fiasco - touch the sky mixtape
Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
Lyfe Jennings - The Pheonix

m ward - post-war
Machinefabriek - Marijn
Madeline - The Slow Bang
Madeline Peyroux - Half the pefect world
Magda - She's A Dancing Machine
Magik Markers - A Panegyric To The Things I Do Not Understand
Mahogany - Connectivity!
Malajube - Trompe-l'œil
Mammatus - S/T
Man Man - Six Demon Bag
Marc Houle - Bay Of Figs
Margaret Berger - Pretty Scary Silver Fairy
Marisa Monte - Universo ao Meu Redor
Marit Larsen - Under the Surface
Mark Kozelek - Little Drummer Boy
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Mates Of State - Bring It Back
Math and Physics Club - Math and Physics Club
Matthew Shipp - One
matthew sweet & susanna hoffs - under the covers vol. 1
Max Richter - Songs from Before
Meg & Dia - Something Real
Melvins - A Senile Animal
memphis - a little place in the wilderness
Michael Mayer - Immer 2
Michael Stuart - Back to da Barrio
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Minus 5 - Minus 5 (aka The Gun Album)
mission of burma - the obliterati
Mogwai - Mr Beast
Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You
Monica - the Makings Of Me
Monika Kruse - On The Road Vol. 4
Mono - You're There
Moonspell - Memorial
Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
Mossa - Some Eat It Raw
Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
Mr. Lif - Mo' Mega
MSTRKRFT - the looks
Murs and 9th Wonder - Murray's Revenge
Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

N.O.R.E. y la Familia - Ya Tu Sabe!
Nachtmystium - Instinct:Decay
Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
Nathan Fake - Drowning in a sea of love
Ne-Yo - In My Own Words
Nebula - Apollo
Necks - Chemist
Negura Bunget - OM
Neil Cowley Trio - Dis-Placed
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Nelly Furtado - Loose
New York Dolls - Someday It Will Please Us To Remember Even This
New York Trumpet Ensemble - All Praise Be Thine
Nice Boys - The Nice Boys
Noze - How To Dance

Ocrilim - Anoint
Om - Conference of the Birds
One Shot - Ewaz Vader
OOIOO - Taiga
Orbit Service - Songs Of Eta Carinae
Ornette Coleman - Sound Grammar
OST - Spring Awakening
Owusu & Hannibal - Living With Owusu & Hannibal

Paris Hilton - Paris
Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau - Metheny Mehldau
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
Pernice Brothers - Live A Little
Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental
Peter and the Wolf - Lightness
Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer’s Block
Phoenix - Its never been like that
Pink Mountaintops - Axis of Evol
Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes
Pitbull - El Mariel
Prince - 3121
Prurient - Pleasure Ground
Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted

Raccoo-oo-oon - Is Night People
Raccoo-oo-oon - Mythos Folkways Vol. 1
Rachid Taha - Diwan 2
radio birdman - zeno beach
Rahim Al Haj - When the Soul Is Settled
rapture - pieces of the people we love
Ratatat - Classics
Reanimator - Special Powers
Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope
Rhymefest - Blue Collar
rhythm and sound - see mi yah remixes
Richard Bartz - Big
Robbie Williams - Rudebox
Robert Henke - Layering Buddha
Rock Plaza Central - Are We Not Horses?
rogers sisters - the invisible deck
Root 70 - Heaps Dub
Roots - Game Theory
rub n tug - better with a spoonful of leather
Russian Circles - Enter

Sally Shapiro - Disco Romance
Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
Schneider TM - Skoda Mluvit
Scott Walker - The Drift
Scritti Politti - White Bread, Black Beer
Shareefa - Point of No Return
Shearwater - Palo Santo
Sibylle Baier - Colour Green
Sightings - End Times
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
Sir Richard Bishop - Fingering The Devil
Six Organs of Admittance - A Sun Awakens
Skatebård - Midnight Magic
Sleepy Jackson - Personality
sloan - never hear the end of it
Solar Anus - The Complete Solar Anus
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Soulphiction - State Of Euphoria
Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo
Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
Sparks - Hello Young Lovers
Squarepusher - Hello Everything
Starlight Mints - Drowaton
starving weirdos - live
starving weirdos - eastern light
Stereolab - Fab Four Suture
Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
streets - the hardest way to make an easy living
strokes - first impressions of earth
Stuart Staples - Leaving Songs
Subtle - For Hero: For Fool
SunnO)))/Boris - Altar
Sunny Jain Collective - Avaaz
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I am Dreaming
Sword - Age of Winters

T.I. - King
Taylor Deupree - Northern
Taylor Swift - S/T
teddybears - soft machine
Tego Calderon - El Subestimado
Tenhi - Maaäet
thermals - the body, the blood, the machine
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Thomas Schumacher - Home
Thursday - City by the Light Divided
Tilly And The Wall - Bottoms Of Barrels
Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
Tod Dockstader - Aerial 3
Tokyo Jihen - Adult
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime EP
tom waits - orphans
Tom Ze - Danç-Êh-Sá
Tomasz Stanko Quartet - Lontano
Too $hort - Blow The Whistle
Triosk - The Headlight Serenade
tv on the radio - return to cookie mountain
twilight singers - powder burns

Unai - A Love Moderne
Uri Caine - Book of Angels, Vol. 6: Moloch
Uusitalo - Tulenkantaja

va - Mary Anne Hobbs: Warrior Dubz
va - Pop Ambient 2007
va - Kitsune Maison 2
va - Collectors Series Pt. 2: Kaos & Sal P.-Danse, Gravité Zéro
va - Less Self is More Self: A Benefit Compilation for Tarantula Hill
va - Collectors Series Pt. 1: The Modernist-Popular Songs
va - Kitsune Maison 3
va - Women Take Back The Noise
va - Kompakt Total 7
va - Al Tarab Muscat Oud Festival 2006
va - Rogues Gallery
Various Production - The World Is Gone
Voivod - Katorz

Warhammer 48k - Ethereal Oracle
White Rose Movement - Kick
White Willow - Signal to Noise
Wolf Eyes - Human Animal

Xasthur - Subliminal Genocide

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Yellow Swans - Psychic Secession
yo la tengo - i am not afraid of you and i will beat your ass
Young Dro - Best Thang Smokin'
Yummy Bingham - The First Seed