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Armin Van Buuren's Top Ten Best CDs of 2006

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We admit it. We love year-end Best Of lists. Why? We think lists by a variety of people are a far better way to see trends and discover new acts than say award shows or sales charts. If it weren't for Best Of lists it's rare that you'd hear so much about TV on the Radio, The Cold War Kids, The Hold Steady, Joanna Newsum, or the Knife - and who knows, maybe it's these types of lists that will turn on people to these sweet new tunes.

Tomorrow many of you will be raging downtown at Giant Maximus and grooving to (among other artists) the three-hour set by the #2 DJ in the world Armin Van Buuren inside one of those super huge, heated, circus tents.

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Last month we nabbed an exclusive interview with the handsome DJ where he talked about his record label, the death of vinyl, and why he doesn't blog very much.

This month we give you his Top 10 favorite new cds of this year which we cut and pasted directly from his email to us because we are lazy intent in keeping it real.

For Armin's list and details on the all night street party happening downtown about 28 hours from now we'll see you on the other side of the jump...

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BT – this binary Universe

Snowpatrol – Eyes Open

Hybrid – I choose noise

Above & Beyond – Tri State

shiloh – Bleed

Imogen Heap – Speak for Yourself

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Faithless – to all new arrivals

Sigur Ros – Tak

Cosmic Gate – earth mover

Junkie XL - Today

Giant + New Years Eve (thats tomorrow, stoners) + Downtown LA

Line up:
BLUEBERI BIG TOP: Sasha & John Digweed (6 Hour Set), Jimmy Van M and Mark Tabberner. • OHRANJ ARENA: Ferry Corsten (3 Hour Set), Armin Van Buuren (3 Hour Set), Boris M.D. (Departure) and Kristina Sky. • RAZBERI RING: Sander Kleinenberg (3 Hour DVDJ Set), Jason Bentley, Trent Cantrelle, John Do & Justin Gourley and the Architects of Sound.

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