Posts Tagged ‘ 2007

Best of 2007

Here they are, all in one tidy place, sans commentary: all those lists I kept posting for like two weeks.

Musical Disappointments

Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
White Stripes – Icky Thump
The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
Interpol – Our Love to Admire

Favorite Shows

St. Vincent @ Fine Line
Bruce Springsteen @ Xcel
The National @ Fine Line
Heartless Bastards @ 400 Bar
Retribution Gospel Choir @ Turf Club
Arcade Fire @ Roy Wilkens
Loud +2 @ 400 Bar
The Redwalls @ Triple Rock
Liars @ State Theatre
Andrew Bird @ First Ave & Guthrie

Music Videos

Best: Ayo Technology – 50 Cent and Justin Timberlake
Worst: Wait for You – Elliott Yamin

Duh, Stacia

Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator)
Lou Reed – Transformer
Olivia Tremor Control
Jens Lekman
The National
M. Ward
Heartless Bastards – All this Time
Paul McCartney – Flowers in the Dirt
Paul Simon – Graceland

Most Underrated

The 1900s

Still Discovering

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

Noble Attempts

Albums that weren’t quite my favorites.

Okkervil River – The Stage Names
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Rufus Wainwright – Release the Stars
Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
St. Vincent – Marry Me
Neil Young – Chrome Dreams II
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
Paul McCartney – Memory Almost Full
Albert Hammond Jr. – Yours to Keep
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Joan as Policewoman – Real Life
Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

Favorite Releases

Two albums were tied for first place.

1. I’m Not There Original Soundtrack
1. The National – Boxer

Radiohead – In Rainbows
PJ Harvey – White Chalk
Neil Young – Live at Massey Hall
Yoko Ono – Yes I’m a Witch
Tori Amos – American Girl Posse
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova – Once soundtrack
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – Raising Sand
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Does Judy Live at Carnegie Hall
Bruce Springsteen – MagicBest