Seems a little early to announce anything the "Best of 2006", but the Village Voice has released their picks already.

In the arts & entertainment category we were psyched to hear that the Best Appalachian Hardcore Band went to O'Death, a category created just so they could win it, most likely. And well deserved! We love those guys, they played our last Movable Hype show.

Best Literary Blog of 2006 went to Light Reading, which responded in a post that seems to hint at some dislike towards the Village Voice (or as she called it, the "Evil Weekly").

They also interview the geniuses that created Wonder Showzen! As well as the Fiery Furnaces (pictured), and a bunch of others they declare to be their favorite New Yorkers.

Check out all the rest of their picks right here.

Photo via The Village Voice/Picture Booth