The people over at KansasCity.com have already sounded off on their picks for the year's best albums -- except for Jim Kilroy, who preferred instead to list his top 10 favorite Club Wars winners. That's just too rich.
Our final report (top 10 or so local albums, with compelling commentary) will be in our December 28 issue. Don't miss it. Until then, we're welcoming recommendations. In addition to albums that were released, we might like to highlight songs by bands (most necessarily new) who didn't put out an album this year. Help us out with that, too.
Here's a quick list of the good (and not so good) rekkids '06 brought us.
The Afterparty, Under the Rainbow
The Architects, Revenge
The Appleseed Cast, Peregrine
Bodhisartha, Find Yourself Getting Lost
Miles Bonny, Smell Smoke?
Conner, Hello Graphic Missile
James Christos, The Guerilla Movement
Drakkar Sauna, Jabraham Lincoln
The Esoteric, Subverter
Flee the Seen, Doubt Becomes the New Addiction
The Gaslights, Lines and Wires
Gunn Jakc, 144 Killahurtz
I Love You, Six Trick Pony EP
In the Pines, In the Pines
Josephine, Every Scene in Vibrant Green
Julia Othmer, Oasis Motel
Overstep, Laughter After Disaster
The Pixel Panda, Burial Suite
The Pomonas, When You're Electric
Roman Numerals, Roman Numerals
Kristie Stremel, 10 Years
Super Black Market, Will Sell Anything
Tech N9ne, Everready
White Flight (Justin Roelofs), White Flight
White Whale, WWI
Jon Yeager, Foi
Now, what are we forgetting here...?
Also, if you think any of the records on the list suck hard or rock tits, feel free to state your case.