What will be said about 2006? Will music historians look back at this past year as one that defined or changed music in any significant way? Who can say? For all we know a race of super-intelligent roaches may be sorting through files on centuries-old servers found amongst the still-glowing ruins of CBC Vancouver, and come across this list.

Will they be able to understand it? Will they rock out? Hard to say. Roaches, even super-intelligent roaches, are tough to figure out, but whether or not the roaches are able to enjoy good music is not my problem. My problem is getting to the LC before it closes. I passed it earlier, and it was a madhouse! *sob* A MADHOUSE!

Okay, that's about as far as I should probably run with my roach theory. Let's get to the list. Here they are... the top 94 tracks of 2006! Have a happy new year!

1. Joel Plaskett Emergency - "Nowhere with you"
2. Malajube - "Montreal -40c"
3. Islands - "Rough Gem"
4. Cadence Weapon - "Oliver Square"
5. The Hidden Cameras - "Awoo"
6. The Stills - "Destroyer"
7. Amy Millan - "Skinny Boy"
8. Final Fantasy - "This Lamb Sells Condos"
9. Meligrove Band - "Our Love Will Make the World Go Round"
10. Shout Out Out Out Out - "They Tear Down Houses Don't They"
11. The Dears - "Whites Only Party"
12. Chad Vangaalen - "Flower Gardens"
13. The Golden Dogs - "Dynamo"
14. Destroyer - "Your Blood"
15. Tokyo Police Club - "Citizens of Tomorrow"
16. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - "Doctor Blind"
17. Ladyhawk - "The Dugout"
18. Peaches - "You Love It"
19. MSTRKRFT - "She's Good for Business"
20. Jon-Rae and the River - "Nothing to Do"
21. The Lovely Feathers - "Pope John Paul"
22. Memphis - "I'll Do Whatever You Want"
23. Les Breastfeeders - "Pas Sans Saveur"
24. Sarah Harmer - "I Am A Glow"
25. God Made Me Funky - "Won More Time"
26. Tiga - "Far From Home"
27. Shapes And Sizes - "Islands Gone Bad"
28. Two Hours Traffic - "Stuck for the Summer"
29. Kinnie Starr - "Anything"
30. Sam Roberts - "The Gate"
31. Windom Earle - "Kitten vs. Pegasus"
32. Melissa McClelland - "Passenger 24"
33. Les Georges Leningrad - "Skulls in the Closet"
34. Ohbijou - "St. Francis"
35. Duchess Says - "Black Flag"
36. The Old Soul - "River of Daughters"
37. Ron Sexsmith - "All In Good Time"
38. Classified - "Find Out"
39. Pride Tiger - "Six Four Two"
40. Pony Up - "The Truth About Cats and Dogs"
41. The Bicycles - "Australia"
42. Kid Koala - "Excerpt 3: Stoppin' Traffic/Tracks, etc."
43. Birdapres - "Get It Done"
44. Great Aunt Ida - "We Say No"
45. Hylozoists - "Fifty Minute Hour"
46. Young and Sexy - "Satellite"
47. K-os - "Electrik Heat"
48. Vancougar - "Naughty"
49. Junior Boys - "Double Shadow"
50. Uncut - "Kiss Me"
51. The Marble Index - "All That I Know"
52. Sloan - "Who Taught You To Live Like That"
53. The Wailin' Jennys - "Devil's Paintbrush Road"
54. Henri Faberge and the Adorables - "Ventriloquist Love"
55. Danny Michel - "Black Tornado"
56. The Dudes - "Do The Right Thing"
57. The Phonograff - "Stay on Point"
58. Paper Moon - "Turning Colours Into Greys"
59. Shotgun & Jaybird - "Two and Two is Four"
60. Sunset Rubdown - "Stadiums And Shrines II"
61. No Luck Club - "Turntables On The Bayou"
62. Hawksley Workman - "You Are Too Beautiful"
63. The Diableros - "Push It To Monday"
64. Hilotrons - "Bella Simone"
65. More or Les - "Sucka Word"
66. Cities in Dust - "Chop Chop You're Dead"
67. Blood Meridian - "Get Someplace Else"
68. Matt Mays - "When The Angels Make Contact"
69. Harvee - "Father Was a Gambler"
70. Camp Radio - "On The Landing Strip"
71. mcenroe - "Cereal for Dinner"
72. Bella - "Didn't Mean to Break our Love"
73. Isis - "Ask A Woman"
74. Patrick Watson - "Drifters"
75. Circlesquare - "Fight Sounds Part 1"
76. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - "Lowlife"
77. In-Flight Safety - "Surround"
78. The Awkward Stage - "We're Going For A Ride"
79. Buck 65 - "Indestructible Sam"
80. Run Chico Run - "Oneanotherwell"
81. Born Ruffians - "This Sentence Will Ruin/ Save Your Life"
82. The Cape May - "Spring Flight to the Land of Fire"
84. Raising The Fawn - "Carbon Paper"
84. OK Cobra - "Fall Dumbass"
85. Pink Mountaintops - "Cold Criminals"
86. Panurge - "Black Box"
87. Maps of the Night Sky - "We Were Young"
88. I Am Robot And Proud - "The Work"
89. The Screaming Eagles - "Doo Doo Doo Doo"
90. The Buttless Chaps - "Master and Commander"
91. Galaxie 500 - "Big Bang"
92. Dandi Wind - "Apotemnophilia"
93. Woodpigeon - "If Only I Were A Painter, I'd Paint For You The Moon"
94. Jewish Legend - "Tigris River"
posted by John Paolozzi on Dec 31, 2006