On his shows, Morning Becomes Eclectic and Sounds Eclectic, he interviews and features musicians like Norah Jones, Damien Rice, Pete Yorn, Jem, David Gray, Dido, Sigur Ros, Starsailor and Coldplay (usually well before anyone else has even heard about them). And every year, he puts together a playlist of some of his favorite songs that have been featured on his show. You can listen to his picks for the eclectic indie music of 2006 here. Some of the songs are live, in-studio performances. You might even discover a new band that you love!
Highlights from the KCRW Best of 2006 for me were: