Man, what a year. So many bands—so little irony. OK, so I was only in town from April on, but I heard those first few months were crazy. This week's music section spends its time looking back fondly on the local scene in '06, from rock to classical, from the tragically hip to the earnestly felt. What were our fave local rock records from this year? What bluegrass gems got overlooked? What country was too country for radio?
There's only one way to find out. And if your ears roam well beyond the 615, check out our national musical round-up here, where our writers wax nostalgic on everything from the death of superstar DJs to the best in scuzz rock.