To The Maxx

year end wrap-up: albums
December 12, 2007, 11:34 am
Filed under: music

it’s been a good year for culture. i have compiled a list of my favorite albums of 2007.
songs and films will come around the end of the month.

a. top 25:

1. Of Montreal “Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?”

2. Coconut Records “Nighttiming”

3. Caribou “Andorra”

4/5. (tie) Animal Collective “Strawberry Jam” / Panda Bear “Person Pitch”

6. The Broken West “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On”

7. Radiohead “In Rainbows”

8. Dirty Projectors “Rise Above”

9. LCD Soundsystem “Sound of Silver”

10. Standing Nudes “Ghost Story”

11. Black Lips “Good Bad Not Evil”

12. Land of Talk “Applause Cheer Boo Hiss”

13. Handsome Furs “Plague Park”

14. Meg Baird “Dear Companion”

15. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “100 Days, 100 Nights”

16. Shocking Pinks “Shocking Pinks”

17. Andrew Bird “Armchair Apocrypha”

18. Frankel “Lullaby For The Passersby”

19. Love of Diagrams “Mosaic”

20. Liam Finn “I’ll Be Lightning”

21. Battles “Mirrored”

22. Yeasayer “All Hour Cymbals”

23. A.A. Bondy “American Hearts”

24. Grinderman “Grinderman”

25. The Warlocks “Heavy Deavy Skull Lover”


b. my friends are brilliant – the music i listen to the most is that which is made by my friends. i’d rather not rank it amongst the other releases, because favoritism would run rampant. so this is an alphabetical listing of my friends’ music from 2007 and it should be read with the understanding that i love it as much as, if not more than, the albums listed above.

Alvin Band “Alvin Band,” “Musical World,” “Lady Portrait”

Robert Francis “One by One”

Sunny Levine “Love Rhino” (coming in march)

MGMT “Oracular Spectacular”

Miniature Tigers “Miniature Tigers” (coming in the spring)


c. i also liked these:

Arcade Fire “Neon Bible”
Devendra Banhart “Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon”
Beirut “The Flying Club Cup”
Blonde Redhead “23”
Bonnie “Prince” Billy “Ask Forgiveness”
Bowerbirds “Hymns For A Dark Horse”
Bill Callahan “Woke On A Whaleheart”
Cocorosie “The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn”
Deerhoof “Friend Opportunity”
Christopher Denny “Age Old Hunger”
Enon “Grass Geysers… Carbon Clouds”
Jesca Hoop “Kismet”
Justice “†”
Lavender Diamond “Imagine Our Love”
Liars “Liars”
Cass McCombs “Dropping The Writ”
The National “Boxer”
Phosphorescent “Pride”
Spoon “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”
Mavis Staples “We’ll Never Turn Back”
Sunset Rubdown “Random Spirit Lover”
Saul Williams “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!”
White Williams “Smoke”


d. my favorite reissues/old stuff finally released:

“Brazil 70: After Tropicalia” (Soul Jazz Records)
“Cult Cargo: Grand Bahama Goombay” (Numero Group)
Jim Ford “The Sounds of Our Time”
The Four Mints “Gently Down Your Stream”
“Home Schooled: The ABC’s of Kiddie Soul” (Numero Group)
Sonic Youth “Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)”
Stephen Stills “Just Roll Tape”
Neil Young “Live at Massey Hall 1971”
Young Marble Giants “Colossal Youth & Collected Works”


2 Comments so far
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man, those guys are your friends ? how cool

thanx for the boatload of musical info.

hapPy hoLiDays

Comment by rebsue1

what planet are you from, and how do i get there?

Comment by Le Chew Toy

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