Alright, I said I wasn't going to do this but my response to Kitsch's comment on my last post was so long that I decided to just post it to see what other people say (although he's the only one that responds anymore, you douche bags.)
Cookie Mountain and YS are tough albums and Silent Shout isn't quite everyones cup o' tea. Liars being in the top 10 at all is bizarre, that album is great but more difficult than the rest of the top ten put together. I like that 2006 was a year of great, complicated albums and I like that Pitchfork is not really compromising too much when it comes to reader accessibility vs. straight up good albums.
I don't know what to think about silent shout being number one, though. a lot of people did like it, but in my opinion the second half is a bit lackluster, and the lyrics aren't really anything special (I'm dancing for dollars/for a fancy man).
Not that I expect them to wow me with their English considering they're, what, sweeeeeedish? Its just that I feel calling something a great ALBUM and ranking it against other ALBUMS presumes that an album is a cohesive collection of songs that all speak in the same direction. The Knife has got itself a good cohesive sound going, sure, but nothing in the album really feels like they had a mission in mind. It feels more like they've got a good sound and ... what ... what else?
More to come??? I don't know. I dont have opinions anymore. I'm a barrel of opinions with the bottom cork pulled.