WXYC's Official Best of 2006
Last night, the charming and hilarious Feedback Farmers returned to the airwaves for the first time this semester. They were back to their old antics as they duped us all with their Best of 2006 Hoax Programme. A perplexed and disappointed public were treated to the following countdown, "as selected by 75 WXYC DJs."
10 Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet (Kranky)
09 Le Volume Courbe - I Killed my Best Friend (Honest Jon's)
08 Folke Rabe / Jan Bark - Argh! (Tjaft)
07 Geir Jenssen - Cho Oyu 8201m: Field Recordings from Tibet (Ash International)
06 Luc Ferrari - Son Memorise (Sub Rosa) and Far-West News (Blue Chopsticks)
05 Various Artists, Compiled by Jacob Smigel - Eavesdrop: A Wealth of Found Sound (jacobsmigel.com)
04 Lionel Marchetti - Red Dust (Crouton)
03 Anla Courtis - Tape Works (Pogus)
02 HB - Weird CD that some guy named HB sent to WXYC (self-released)
And at #1, the best album of 2006 was from 1968...
01 The Beatles - The Beatles (Capitol/EMI)
Of course it was all a hoax. The real countdown is happening right now, in fact, and is being hosted by David and P@. The Feedback Farmers apologize to P@ who did a lot of work compiling the real WXYC list and hope they didn't step on his toes too hard.
Download last night's Feedback Farm programme here (30MB MP3). More happened than just the countdown, so even though you've read the list above you should still download the file!