Well, here goes in the second annual “Idle Thoughts Top Ten albums of the Year”…

# 1 Thom Yorke – Eraser

Thom Yorke's The Eraser

The rest in alphabetical order…

The Beatles – Love
Belle And Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
Johnny Cash – American V – The Hundred Highways
Jarvis Cocker – Jarvis
Bob Dylan – Modern Times
Easy Star All-Stars – Radiodread
The Hilltop Hoods – The Hard Road
Ron Sexsmith – Time Being
Regina Spektor – Begin To Hope

I couldn’t find a spot on the list for the Who’s “Endless Wire”, but hey, brutal decisions needed to be made…

Concert Of The Year: Ian Brown @ The Forum, Melbourne

Now, those of you who are into your music may notice some exceptions from the list above. In putting together this list, I’ve only included albums that I’ve listened to. While I have every intention of listening to the following albums, the fact that I haven’t means they don’t make the list. 2006 wasn’t a great year of musical exploration for me… hopefully 2007 will find me exploring newer paths! Anyway, the list of albums for the above mentioned reason that didn’t make the Top Ten, in no particular order:

Cat Power – The Greatest
Johanna Newson – Ys
Beach House – Beach House
The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
John Legend – Once Again
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Show Your Bones
Sarah Blasko – What The See Wants, The Sea Will Have
Bob Evans – Surburban Songbook

Click here to see the Top Ten from 2005.