Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ten Best Albums of 2007

Having recently passed the halfway point of 2007, I decided it would be a good time to get all retrospective on y'all. Thus, Monday night I unveiled my Top Ten Albums of the First Half of 2007, highlighting 2-4 tracks from each as I counted down on the show. It was a good time. I also through in a couple of my favorite tracks by artists who have yet to release a full album this year but who have shown great promise. Here Goes:

10. The Shaky Hands - The Shaky Hands
Played:
Why and How Come
I'm Alive

Single Track Highlight: Ghosthustler / Parking Lot Nights

9. Justice - Cross
D.A.N.C.E.
Phantom

8. Datarock - Datarock
Laurie
I Used to Dance with My Daddy
* Note: I fully understand that this album was originally released in 2005 but only in Europe. It did not see its North American debut until June of 2007. If this bothers you, slot Simian Mobile Disco's album "Attack Decay Sustain Release" in at #10 and move the Shaky Hands and Justice up a notch.

Single Track Highlight: Professor Murder / Champion

7. Menomena - Friend and Foe
Muscle n Flo
Wet and Rusting

6. The National - Boxer
Fake Empire
Apartment Story
Slow Show

5. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
Get Lost
Augustine
Overture

4. Feist - The Reminder
1234
Past in Present
I Feel It All
So Sorry

3. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
The Well + Lighthouse
Keep the Car Running
Intervention

2. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse
Gronlandic Edit

1. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Someone Great
New York, I Love You But...
All My Friends

Feel free to comment, debate, and leave behind your top ten

5 comments:

Tom said...

i know it's not quite indie enough for you, and it isn't even the band's best work, but i'd have to put in a vote for Wilco's latest, Sky Blue Sky.

spoon's ga ga ga ga ga didn't make the list either?

perhaps they're both too commercial, who knows. regardless, i'm going to have to check out the stuff on your list i've never heard before.

kyle said...

spoon is 2nd half of the year...

& "new york i love you" is a terrible song.

Tom said...

the album came out last year, but i didn't hear it until this spring: cold war kids "robbers & cowards." it would top my list, if i had one...

Tom said...

more votes for albums you don't like: ryan adams easy tiger

Tom said...

another nominee, new pornographers, challengers.

now that i finally have the internet, i can get back to listening to your show.