Lists of 2007 – Part 4

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Most Underrated

This isn’t much of a list because there’s only one, in my mind: The 1900s. Not to be confused with the 1990s. Or the actual century. These guys make beautiful homespun pop that I first heard on the stereogum.com MP3 player. Stereogum labeled them “a band to watch“, but I don’t think anyone did. I didn’t even remember to go to their show at the Entry. I fully expect major bloggage in 2008, so download the music from Stereogum and blog away!

Still Discovering

These are albums that I heard of through other lists that have already been published, with the exception of Thurston Moore’s album. It’s not on Rhapsody, so I haven’t been able to hear it all. But the song I heard on All Songs Considered was very promising.

If anyone has further recommendations for albums I missed this year, please comment!

John Vanderslice – Emerald City
Augie March – Moo, You Bloody Choir
Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
Thurston Moore – Trees Outside The Academy
Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
The Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters: This is the one on this list that I’ve spent the most time with, and nearly put them on another list even closer to my official best of. They’re Scottish, which is very obvious in their singing. It’s like hearing the “I Would Walk 500 Miles” dudes making a lush, almost Radiohead-esque album. I find it hard not to be distracted by their accents. Guess I’m more English than I thought. ;)

Next time: drum roll please….my “Noble Attempts” and “Fave Albums of 2007″ lists!

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    • Springer
    • December 18th, 2007 8:01am

    These continuing lists have been epic and enjoyable. I’m excited for the finale!

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