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. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. fred

    jess did indeed turn us on to The Shout Out Louds. she found them on myspace back when mysapce was cool.

  2. Jon Zucker

    Glad to see you include Bright Eyes on here. I think that album gets better with each listen. Radiohead on the other hand, sheesh… I can’t get through that album no matter how hard I try. Kudos to them for their retail innovation, for sure, but it’s hard for me to accept that the band that made my favorite album of all time (The Bends) is the same one behind this mess. Bright Eyes and Radiohead are both bands that continually push the envelope – the difference for me is that Bright Eyes continues to make music that is actually enjoyable to listen to…

  3. Chuck Fishman

    This list for 2007 … well, I notice your lack of R&B, Hip Hop, and unique dance music that came out this year (for instance, Justice). Or even some new jazz.

    While I understand these are your personal tastes expressed here, I just bet you need to expand your horizons a bit … it’s been a heck of a year for great music in those genres as well.

    Before I even got to Sharon Jones – I knew you were going to include that as your token R&B selection 😉

    Happy Holidays,


  4. Neil Harris

    Kudos for recognizing the Shout Out Louds. You should also check out Peter, Bjorn & John, another band from Sweden and perhaps even a better CD.

    But I think LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver has to be the best CD I’ve heard this year, over and over again.

  5. scott

    I’ve been so busy with work/children/life that I haven’t had much time to seek out new iPod material. This list just sent me on a shopping spree. Thanks for being the filter; you’ve given me months worth of good subway commute time.