Is 2007 really coming to a close? It’s hard to believe folks, but it’s year-end list time. Now is the time to throw up your favorites and argue endlessly about placement, albums left out, and the inevitable backlash on former favorites. Oh well, sign me up.
Most of you that stop by on the regular won’t be too surprised with the majority of my selections below. I think I either interviewed or wrote about every selection except for Radiohead, as if that really matters or they needed the extra bandwidth spent. Hard as it was to narrow our favorites down to thirty, there was still a ton of albums that probably deserved more attention and some that I definitely didn’t hear at all. Such is life and try as I may; you simply can’t listen to everything.
Check out the list below, and hopefully it will lead you to something you’ve yet to discover on your own. Before you dig in, and in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out our favorite concerts of the year after you’ve finished. Alright, onto our favorite albums of 2007:
28. Six Parts Seven | Casually Smashed To Pieces
MoB: We Like: Six Parts Seven – “Casually Smashed To Pieces”
Myspace: Six Parts Seven
MP3: Six Parts Seven – “Stolen Moments”
26. Sunset Rubdown | Random Spirit Lover
MoB: We Like: Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
MP3: Sunset Rubdown – Winged/Wicked Things
MP3: Sunset Rubdown – Up On Your Leopard, Upon The End Of Your Feral Days
Myspace: Sunset Rubdown
25. Interpol | Our Love to Admire
18. Phosphorecent | Pride
MoB: We Like: Phosphorescent – Pride
MP3: Phosphorescent – “A Picture of Our Torn Up Praise”
11. Of Montreal | Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
MoB: We Like: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Myspace: Of Montreal
MP3: Of Montreal – “Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse”
10. Jens Lekman | Night Falls Over Kortedala
MP3: Jens Lekman – ” The Opposite of Hallelujah”
MP3: Jens Lekman – “Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo”
6. Great Lake Swimmers | Ongiara
MoB: 5 Questions with Great Lake Swimmers
Myspace: Great Lake Swimmers
MP3: Great Lake Swimmers – “I Am Part Of A Large Family”
MP3: Great Lake Swimmers – “Your Rocky Spine”