Top 10 Records of 2006 – Number Nine

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Every year I like to include at least one record that nobody has heard of (I don’t really mean nobody, but you know what I mean).

This year’s choice is The Gun Album from Minus Five, featuring one of the top ten songs of the year, With A Gun.

There are a lot more great songs on this record. Aw Shit Man, My Life As A Creep, Cemetery Row (sung by Colin Meloy of Decemberists), and Cigarettes Coffee And Booze are all standouts.

The Minus 5 is the name of the people who play music with Scott
McCaughey of The Young Fresh Fellows.  This time around he’s got Jeff
Tweedy, John Stirratt, and Glenn Kotche from Wilco, Peter Buck from
REM, and Colin Meloy from The Decemberists.

I have kept coming back to this record throughout the year while others go to the back burner. And so that’s why it’s in my top 10.