Daria Arao’s Top 8 Albums of 2006

daria   1. Blowoff / Blowoff
Breaking up is so painful and beautiful, but the mix of Richard Morel’s beats and Bob Mould’s yearning guitar is just short of heaven.
2. Depeche Mode / The Best of Depeche Mode
Electro-pop riff after the riffs from the masters of the genre.
3. Lady Sov / Public Warning
Yes, I will make a way for S-O-V!
4. Sissy / All Under
Dark and delicious downtempo
5. MSTRKRFT / The Looks
They’ve got looks to back their dance-rock sound
6. Massive Attack / Collected
Dark. Very dark.
7. Soulwax / Nite Versions
These skinny Belgians are a delight.
8. Justice / Waters of Nazareth EP
Nice and noisy

Darren Ressler