Since I couldn't be arsed (and also am not qualified by sufficient exposure to enough music) making a top of 2006 list, I'll just spend the next week or two lobbing up a few choice tracks from 2006, in no particular rank or order.
First up is "Wolf Like Me", a sinister fuzz punk cut from Return to Cookie Mountain by TV on the Radio. TV on the Radio made a pretty big splash with their debut, Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes, which was a minimal lo-fi affair that hinted at musical ambitions beyond the sparse guitar and sporadic drums that accompanied the layered vocals. With the follow up, TV on ... have added more textures to their sound and gained from it. The opener, I Was a Lover, is a case in point - the cut up and heavily edited guitar stabs that drive the track are more complex and intriguing than much of their previous work, and draw the listener into the song more without being too ostentatious (they can still credibly call themselves minimal artists). Anyway, for those of you who already know and love TV on the Radio, this is a welcome step forward from a quality band, for those of you who don't, why don't you already?
Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio