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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

BEST OF 2007

Trying to summarize a full year's worth of releases is always tough for me, and last year there were a ton of 'excellent' albums, but not many 'all time greats'. Maybe they just need some time to sink in and grow so we'll see. I've read a number of people's lists and wonder if people confuse one or two songs with something being a great ALBUM, as this year for me had many artists that aren't on this list, but who did make a big impact with a song or two.

THE TOP 10

ALBERTA CROSS - THE THIEF & THE HEARTBREAKER
ANDREW BIRD - ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA
AVETT BROTHERS - EMOTIONALISM
FILM SCHOOL - HIDEOUT
JOHNOSSI - JOHNOSSI
JUSTICE - +
THE NATIONAL - BOXER
SHOUT OUT LOUDS - OUR ILL WILLS
WILCO - SKY BLUE SKY
YEASAYER - ALL HOUR CYMBALS

THE BACK 10

BAND OF HORSES - CEASE TO BEGIN
THE BEES (UK) - OCTOPUS
CHRISTOPHER DENNY - AGE OLD HUNGER
JAMIE T - PANIC PREVENTION
KINGS OF LEON - BECAUSE OF THE TIMES
MGMT - ORACULAR SPECTACULAR
RADIOHEAD - IN RAINBOWS
THE SHINS - WINCING THE NGIHT AWAY
SPOON - GA GA GA GA GA
WHITE RABBITS - FORT NIGHTLY

HONORABLE MENTIONS

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
ARCADE FIRE - NEON BIBLE
BLONDE REDHEAD - 23
EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS - AMERITOWN
EULOGIES - EULOGIES
FEIST - THE REMINDER
HERE HERE - THE BOY WITH AN ORANGE
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - SOUND OF SILVER
PANDA BEAR - PERSON PITCH
PELA - ANYTOWN GRAFFITI
RICHARD HAWLEY - LADY'S BRIDGE
THE WHITE STRIPES - ICKY THUMP

TOP 10 EP'S

AUSHUA - EP
BRAZOS - A CITY JUST AS TALL
FIGHT LIKE APES - JAKE SUMMERS EP
GRIZZLY BEAR - FRIEND EP
LOVELIKEFIRE - AN OCEAN IN THE AIR
MY BEST FIEND - MY BEST FIEND
SAM SPARRO - BLACK & GOLD EP
SEA WOLF - GET TO THE RIVER BEFORE IT RUNS TOO LOW
THOSE DANCING DAYS - THOSE DANCING DAYS EP
WHITE DENIM - LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2008

DUST & BLOOD
FANTASTIC MAGIC
THE FELICE BROTHERS
THE HEAVY
HERE HERE
KUDU
LEMON SUN
MEAGHAN SMITH
MY BEST FIEND
PIN ME DOWN
SPIRAL BEACH
TOKO-RI GET HIGH
VOXHAUL BROADCAST
WHITE DENIM

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1 Comments:

Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

larry, check out the EP released last year by L.A.'s Le Switch.

The Frankel LP was also a gem.

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