A Slice of Fried Gold

Best of 2007 (Music Edition)

Thursday, January 3, 2008
So I've decided to not to do comics, just because I honestly think most people will really care about comics (and I've already posted my list a number of places elsewhere...also know that most people likely don't care about this list either, but hey, doing it anyways!) and also because of lazyness. Instead of blogging, I spent the night watching Ratatouille for the first time since theaters. Man. That movie rocks. If I were to theoretically redo my movie list, I might have to move that little guy up to #5.

Regardless of all that, here are my top 30 cd's of 2007. Note that there is literally no space to do write ups, so just let me say they are tiered like this.

1-5 are "I can recommend these to anyone and they'd be loved."
6-8 are "I could recommend these to 95% of everyone I know and they'd feel strongly towards them."
9-15 and 18 are "If I find the right person, this will be an absolutely cherished CD."
16-20 and 29 (minus 18) are "Reliable, but not going to bowl anyone over."
21-23 are "Great music for a very specific mood. Outside of that mood, prepare for bed."
24-26 are "Proceed with caution...can be ridiculously great...can be absolutely bizarre."
27-30 (minus 29) are "Indie darlings whom I like less than everyone else, but are still very good."

Very odd scale for sure, but that is kind of how I look at it.

1. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

2. The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder

3. Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me

4. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away

5. Against Me! - New Wave

6. Matt Pond PA - Last Light

7. Eluvium - Copia

8. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

9. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala

10. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

11. The Go! Team - Proof of Youth

12. Art Brut - It's a Bit Complicated

13. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha

14. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

15. M.I.A. - Kala

16. Air - Pocket Symphony

17. Arctic Monkeys - Your Favourite Worst Nightmare

18. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

19. Radiohead - In Rainbows

20. Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

21. The Good Life - Help Wanted Nights

22. Iron and Wine - The Shepherds Dog

23. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime

24. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse

25. Architecture in Helsinki - Places Like This

26. The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army

27. Feist - The Reminder

28. The National - Boxer

29. Hot Hot Heat - Happiness Ltd.

30. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam


JManda said...

I can't believe we listen to the same music. You should really meet my sig. other. You guys are also nearly the same as far as music goes too! Yikes!

Bobbie said...

What the heck is on the cover of the last album? If it is jam, it doesn't look good. I am sure the music is better.

Love the Matt Pond album - thanks David!

Patty said...

Almost as good as my list!

Post a Comment