2006 Readers Poll - The Results

Sometimes we call for a vote and end up scratching our heads but this year it looks as if our readers have honestly picked some of the finest things around to cast their votes on. Once again we present the Brainwashed Readers' Poll, with results for favorite Album of the Year, favorite Single/EP of the Year, favorite Various Artist Collection, favorite Vault release, and favorite Music Video. Additionally, we have, through the magic of mathematics, calculated through your votes who the Artist of the Year, Label of the Year, and New Artist of the Year are through your vote numbers.


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  1. Current 93, "Black Ships Ate The Sky" (Durtro/Jnana)
  2. Scott Walker, "The Drift" (4AD)
  3. Liars, "Drum's Not Dead" (Mute)
  4. Wolf Eyes, "Human Animal" (Sub Pop)
  5. Little Annie, "Songs From The Coal Mine Canary" (Durtro/Jnana)
  6. Comets on Fire, "Avatar" (Sub Pop)
  7. Matmos, "The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast" (Matador)
  8. Espers, "II" (Drag City)
  9. Charalambides, "A Vintage Burden" (Kranky)
  10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, "The Letting Go" (Drag City)
  11. Jandek, "Glasgow Monday" (Corwood)
  12. Jessica Bailiff, "Feels Like Home" (Kranky)
  13. Xiu Xiu, "The Air Force" (5 Rue Christine)
  14. Lisa Germano, "In the Maybe World" (Young God)
  15. Boris, "Pink" (Southern Lord)
  16. Magnolia Electric Co., "Fading Trails" (Secretly Canadian)
  17. Rivulets, "You Are My Home" (Important)
  18. Whitehouse, "Asceticists 2006" (Susan Lawly)
  19. Andrew Liles, "The Dying Submariner" (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  20. Six Organs of Admittance, "The Sun Awakens" (Drag City)
  21. The Legendary Pink Dots, "Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves" (ROIR)
  22. Volcano the Bear, "Classic Erasmus Fusion" (Beta-Lactam Ring)
  23. Sunn O))) & Boris, "Altar" (Southern Lord)
  24. Rhythm & Sound, "See Mi Yah Remixes" (Burial Mix)
  25. Joanna Newsom, "Ys" (Drag City/Rough Trade)
  26. Tim Hecker, "Harmony in Ultraviolet" (Kranky)
  27. Boris, "Dronevil Final" (Inoxia)
  28. Belong, "October Language" (Carpark)
  29. The Matinee Orchestra, "The Matinee Orchestra" (Arble)
  30. Andrew Chalk, "Blue Eyes of the March" (Faraway Press)
  31. Beirut, "Gulag Orkestar" (Ba Da Bing!)
  32. The Caretaker, "theoretically pure anterograde amnesia" (V/VM)
  33. James Blackshaw, "O True Believers" (Important)
  34. Accelera Deck, "A Landslide Of Stars" (Scarcelight)
  35. Sandoz, "Life in the Earth" (Soul Jazz)
  36. Keith Fullerton Whitman, "Lisbon" (Kranky)
  37. Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno , "Starless And Bible Black Sabbath" ( Alien8 Recordings)
  38. Bardo Pond, "Ticket Crystals" (ATP)
  39. Benoit Pioulard, "Precis" (Kranky)
  40. Boduf Songs, "Lion Devours the Sun" (Kranky)
  41. Jazzfinger, "Autumn Engines" (Rebis)
  42. Kilgore Trout, "Two Yards Low the history of MXIII" (elseproduct)
  43. Michael Cashmore, "Sleep England" (Durtro/Jnana)
  44. Taurpis Tula, "Morden Towerings" (American Tapes)
  45. Charlemagne Palestine & Tony Conrad, "An Aural Symbiotic Mystery" (Sub Rosa)
  46. The Knife, "Silent Shout" (Rabid)
  47. Mogwai, "Mr. Beast" (Matador)
  48. Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, "Gypsy Freedom" (5RC)
  49. Miss Violetta Beauregarde, "Odi Profanum Vulgus Et Arceo" (Temporary Residence)
  50. MV & EE with The Bummer Road, "Mother of Thousands" (Time Lag)

Single of the Year

  1. Current 93/OM, "Inerrant Rays of Infallible Sun (Blackship Shrinebuilder)" (Neurot/Durtro)
  2. Jesu, "Silver" (Hydra Head)
  3. A Place to Bury Strangers, "Never Going Down" (Self)
  4. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, "According to Plan" (Secretly Canadian)
  5. Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom, "Relevee" (DFA)
  6. Black Sun Productions, "Im Gegentil" (Sheela-Na-Gig)
  7. Fovea Hex, "Huge" (Janet Records)
  8. By The End Of Tonight, "The Imaginary EP" (Temporary Residence)
  9. Barry Adamson, "An Album Club Exclusive" (Central Control)
  10. Songs Of Green Pheasant, "Aerial Days" (Fatcat)
  11. Thee More Shallows, "Monkey vs. Shark" (Monotreme)
  12. Boards Of Canada, "Trans Canada Highway" (Warp)
  13. Aereogramme, "Seclusion" (Sonic Unyon)
  14. Arab Strap, "The Shy Retirer" (Self Published)
  15. Ensemble, "Disown, Delete" (Fatcat)

Vault Release (it's a reissue, compilation, boxed set, etc,...)

  1. Coil, "The Remote Viewer" (Threshold House)
  2. Arab Strap, "10 Years Of Tears" (Chemikal Underground)
  3. Coil, "Black Antlers" (Threshold House)
  4. John Cale, "Paris 1919" (WEA)
  5. Tortoise, "A Lazarus Taxon" (Thrill Jockey)
  6. AFX, "Chosen Lords" (Rephlex)
  7. Frank Tovey, "Fad Gadget by Frank Tovey" (Mute)
  8. This Heat, "Out of Cold Storage" (ReR)
  9. Tom Waits, "Orphans, Bawlers and Brawlers" (Anti)
  10. White Mice, "White Mice" (Basic Replay)
  11. Wire, "1977-1979" (Pink Flag)
  12. Greater Than One, "Kill the Pedagogue" (Brainwashed)
  13. Nurse With Wound, "An Awkward Pause" (United Jnana)
  14. Arthur Russell, "Another Thought" (Orange Mountain Music)
  15. Nurse With Wound, "Rat Tapes One" (United Diaries)

 Various Artist Collection of the Year

  1. "Not Alone" (Jnana)
  2. "Brainwaves" (Brainwashed)
  3. "Killing Sound" (Razor X)
  4. "Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies from the Canyon" (Numero)
  5. "The Larry Levan Story" (Rhino)

Artist of the Year

  1. Current 93
  2. Coil
  3. Arab Strap
  4. Scott Walker
  5. Jesu
  6. Belong
  7. Sufjan Stevens
  8. Bardo Pond
  9. Liars
  10. Matmos
  11. Nurse With Wound
  12. Jandek
  13. The Knife
  14. Tom Waits
  15. Wolf Eyes

New Artist of the Year

  • Beirut

Record Label of the Year

  1. Jnana (in all fairness includes Durtro Jnana and United Jnana releases)
  2. Threshold House
  3. Brainwashed (what? we're not a real record label!)
  4. Kranky
  5. Mute
  6. Drag City
  7. Important
  8. 4AD
  9. Chemikal Underground
  10. ATP
  11. Carpark
  12. Sub Pop
  13. Hydra Head
  14. Southern Lord
  15. Wackies
  16. Fat Cat
  17. 5 Rue Christine
  18. Matador
  19. Beta-Lactam Ring
  20. Soul Jazz
  21. Numero
  22. Secretly Canadian
  23. Temporary Residence
  24. DFA
  25. Ba Da Bing!

Music Video of the Year


  1. Boards of Canada, "Dayvan Cowboy"
  2. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, "The Owl"
  3. Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "Cursed Sleep"
  4. Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom, "Relevee"
  5. Boduf Songs, "Two Across The Mouth"
  6. Hot Chip, "Over and Over"
  7. Peaches, "Downtown"
  8. Scott Walker, "Jesse"
  9. I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, "According to Plan"
  10. Xiu Xiu, "Boy Soprano"
  11. Broken Social Scene, "I'm Still Your Fag"
  12. Aereogramme, "Dreams and Bridges"
  13. The Knife, "Marble House"
  14. The Threshold Houseboys Choir, "Part 1"
  15. Mojave 3, "Breaking the Ice"
  16. Adem, "Launch Yourself"
  17. Dr. Octagon, "Aliens"
  18. Jessica Bailiff, "Lakeside Blues"
  19. Mahogany, "Neoplasticboogiewoogie"
  20. Stuart A. Staples, "That Leaving Feeling"
  21. Mindless Self Indulgence, "Shut Me Up"
  22. Sigur Ros, "Hoppipolk"
  23. Morrissey, "The Youngest Was The Most Loved"
  24. Thom Yorke, "Harrowdown Hill"
  25. Dresden Dolls, "Sing"