The year in music was a bit underwhelming, so if this post is as well, it’s 2007, not me. I’m the victim. Year end lists are hard, I would only feel mine is legitimate if I had heard every single release this year. But here are some of my Besties of the year anyway.
Becky Stark/Lavendar Diamond
Best Craft Project Idea Inspired By An Encounter:
Sewing Lo-Fi-Fnk dolls after meeting Lo-Fi-Fnk
They are so asking for it. I’ll let you know when they’re born.
Arcade Fire with LCD Soundsystem
at Thanksgiving Point, September 26
Of Montreal – The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
Stars – Take Me To The Riot
The Knife – Marble House (Rex The Dog Remix)
Best Big Release That Should Have Been Better (four-way tie):
Rilo Kiley, Under the Blacklight
The Shins, Wincing the Night Away
Interpol, Our Love To Admire
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Some Loud Thunder
Before you get all naysayey, I do like these albums, but maybe I liked the bands too much because I just expected more.
Feist, The Reminder
Best Album of 2007, as determined my iTunes play counts,
even beating out all the Swedes:
Kings Of Leon, Because of the Times
Best Album Runners Up:
Loney, Dear, Loney, Noir
Spew! If I think about it any longer, I’ll revise this list to death, like actually Of Montreal had one of the top albums too. But let’s just be done and move on to the new year, where I’ve already found the ultimate bestie of 08. That’ll be for next time.