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Colin Meloy of Decemberists' Top 10 CDs of '06

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Colin Meloy might look like just another guy in line at Radio Shack, but he knows no fear. After being called out by Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report for utilizing his trademarked Green Screen effect, Meloy upped the ante -- and on December 20th on Comedy Central, we will all benefit from the “Decemberists vs. Stephen Colbert Guitar Solo Challenge.”

Meloy also accepted LAist's dare of handing over a Top 10 best CDs of 2006 list, at the risk of dissing his friends and alienating his label mates. As you cruise around the web or flip through year-end lists in magazines, don't be surprised if you see the Decemberists' "Crane Wife" atop many lists.

However, we're just jealous that the frontman got to write the 33 1/3 mini book about the Replacements' "Let it Be" album.

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Colin Meloy of Decemberists' Top 10 best CDs of '06

1. Neko Case, "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"

2. Lily Allen, "Alright Still"

3. The Waterboys, "Fisherman's Blues (reissue)"

4. Joanna Newsom, "Ys"

5. They Might Be Giants, "Venue Songs"

6. Robyn Hitchcock, "Ole Tarantula"

7. My Brightest Diamond, "Bring Me the Workhorse"

8. Cat Power, "The Greatest"

9. Camera Obscura, "Let's Get Out of This Country"

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