Friday, December 21, 2007

My Top Records of 2007

I'm drunk and feeling lazy, and thus there will be no flashy graphics to excite you during this forthcoming list of my favourite records of 2007. A bumper year indeed, although isn't every year? People who say it's been a shit year (and there are some every year) just haven't been looking hard enough. Here's what you should have been listening to:

An unsorted top twenty:

A Place To Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers
Battles - Mirrored
Bjork - Volta
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Electrelane- No Shouts No calls
Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
Jeffrey Lewis - 12 Crass Songs
Liars - Liars
Low - Drums And Guns
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat
Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures
The National - Boxer
New Lou Reeds - Moonshine 'n' Miracles
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Oxbow - The Narcotic Story
Pissed Jeans - Hope For Men
Wooden Shjips - Wooden Shjips
Throbbing Gristle - Part 2: The Endless Not
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

Wonderful runners up:

Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Besnard Lakes - Are The Dark Horse
Burial - Untrue
Dinosaur Jr- Beyond
Earth - Hibernaculum
High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
Mekons - Natural
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
MV + EE and the Golden Road - Gettin' Gone
Nina Nastasia & Jim White - You Follow Me
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Om - Pilgrimage
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound
The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar
Thurston Moore - Trees Outside The Academy
Trans Am - Sex Change
Various Artists - I'm Not There (original soundtrack)

And lest we forget...

Apartment - The Dreamer Evasive
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
Blonde Redhead - 23
Gui Boratto - Chromaphobia
Buck 65 - Situation
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Fiery Furnaces - Widow City
Forget Cassettes - Salt
Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck
Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Jetplane Landing - Backlash Cop
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
Meat Puppets - Rise To Your Knees
Ministry - The Last Sucker
Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II
No Age - Weirdo Rippers
PJ Harvey - White Chalk
Pony Up - Make Love To The Judges With Your Eyes
Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals