Music of 2007

I do love the lists.  This is my top 10 Cd’s for 2007 with a few note worthy at the end.  It’s tough to stick to 10.

Shout Out Louds, Our Ill Wills  Love them.  Couldn’t get enough of this.  Swedish Indie-pop with interesting instrumentals.

New Pornographers, Challengers  To me, their best CD yet.  Brilliant songwriting.

Arcade Fire, Neon Bible  Probably best album of the year.  Incredible instrumentals, innovative, unique and hands down the best live concert of the year.

The Shins, Wincing the Night Away  I’ve been a fan for awhile, this CD is fun and upbeat.  Catchy songs.

The Feeling, Twelve Stops and Home  Pure pop.  I can’t help myself, I still love the pop.

Voxtrot, Voxtrot
  Indie pop from Austin, TX.  Listened to it again and again and again

Bishop Allen, The Broken String  Brooklyn Indie.  Good songs, good music. 

Bright Eyes, Cassadaga  Been listening to Oberst for years.  Like the music, like the sound, like the lyrics.

Ben Lee, Ripe    Maybe not his best but I just love Ben Lee

Fionn Regan, The End of History
  Very melodic, minimal, guitar and voice. 

Ok…and the note worthy which I listened to plenty.

Feist, The Reminder  Took me awhile but I finally got in to her.

Lily Allen, Alright, Still
  Clever fun and hilarious

Radiohead, In Rainbows  Radiohead is not only different and brilliant.  Putting their music out on the web for the taking at whatever price you want to pay puts them way ahead of the pack.

Kate Nash  Been listening to four singles that I downloaded.  Another clever pop rocker from Britain

Patrick Wolf, The Magic Position  Young, musical and talented.

Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare.  They have taken rock to a different level. 

Kings of Leon, Because of the Times.  They just rock

Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend  Cd to come out in early 2008 but you can hear the singles.  This is getting lots of play in the house.  Love them

Little Jackie.  Not even sure where to link.  Coming out on a new label.  Love.  Could end up being a favorite for 2008.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, 100 Days and 100 Nights
.  Couldn’t help but throw in a little R & B.  My friend told me about this.  Good listening.

So, in the end there are 20 artists absolutely worth listening to which rocked my world in 2007.  A huge nod to Jessica for turning me on to Vampire Weekend, Voxtrot and supposedly The Shout Out Louds although I am not sure about that one.