Saturday, December 22, 2007

Best Music of 2007



Best Albums of 2007
(click artist name for iTunes Music Store, "song" or album for Amazon.com)

1. The Wombats-A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation
2. The National-Boxer
3. Radiohead-In Rainbows
4. Modest Mouse-We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
5. Saturna-Some Delicious Enemy
6. Spoon-Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
7. The White Stripes-Icky Thump
8. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!-Some Loud Thunder
9. Tullycraft-Every Scene Needs A Center
10. Gentleman Auction House-The Rules Were Handed Down

Honorable mention: Okkervil River-The Stage Names; The Veils-Nux Vomica; Sea Wolf-Leaves In The River; Dinosaur Jr.-Beyond; Black Before Red-Belgrade To Kings Circle

Best 50 Songs of 2007
(click artist name for iTunes Music Store, "song" or album for Amazon.com)

1. The Wombats-"Moving to New York"
2. Okkervil River-"Unless It's Kicks"
3. The National-"Mistaken For Strangers"
4. Radiohead-"Reckoner"
5. The Wombats-"Let's Dance to Joy Division"
6. Tullycraft-"If You Take Away The Make-Up (Then The Vampires They Will Die)"
7. Dinosaur Jr.-"Almost Ready"
8. Teddybears-"Punkrocker (ft. Iggy Pop)"
9. Earlimart-"Everybody Knows Everybody"
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-"Kiss Kiss"
11. Mgmt-"Time To Pretend"
12. The White Stripes-"Catch Hell Blues"
13. AM Syndicate-"My Friend The Sleep Walker (The Cowbell Song)"
14. Bloc Party-"Kreuzberg"
15. LCD Soundsystem-"North American Scum"
16. Cloud Cult-"Chemicals Collide"
17. Gentleman Auction House-"The Rules Were Handed Down"
18. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!-"Underwater (You & Me)"
19. The Good, The Bad & The Queen-"History Song"
20. Sea Wolf-"You're A Wolf"
21. Spoon-"The Underdog"
22. Blonde Redhead-"23"
23. The National-"Fake Empire"
24. Modest Mouse-"Missed The Boat"
25. Siouxsie-"One Mile Below"
26. Black Before Red-"Halliberlin Petroleum"
27. Dinosaur Jr.-"We're Not Alone"
28. Queens Of The Stone Age-"3's & 7's"
29. Peter Bjorn And John-"Young Folks"
30. Blitzen Trapper-"Sci-Fi Kid"
31. A Place To Bury Strangers-"Breathe"
32. Tiny Masters Of Today-"Hey, Mr. DJ"
33. Okkervil River-"Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe"
34. Tullycraft-"The Punks Are Writing Love Songs"
35. Bears-"You Can Tell"
36. Eastern Conference Champions-"The Box"
37. Les Savy Fav-"Patty Lee"
38. Band Of Horses-"Is There a Ghost"
39. The Arcade Fire-"(Antichrist Television Blues)"
40. The Veils-"Advice For Young Mothers To Be"
41. Wussy-"Rigor Mortis"
42. Saturna-"Pop Rocks"
43. Bright Eyes-"Hot Knives"
44. The Boggs-"Forts"
45. Radiohead-"Bodysnatchers"
46. The White Stripes-"Icky Thump"
47. M.I.A.-"Mango Pickle Down River (featuring The Wilcannia Mob)"
48. The View-"Wasted Little DJs"
49. Muscles-"Ice Cream"
50. Apples In Stereo-"Energy"

Best Bay Area Albums of 2007
(click artist name for iTunes Music Store, "song" or album for Amazon.com)

1. Magic Bullets-A Child But In Life Yet A Doctor In Love
2. HIJK-The Pen And The Letter
3. Audio Out Send-Sharpen The Hours
4. Ex-Boyfriends-In With
5. Mist And Mast-S/T
6. Thee More Shallows-Book of Bad Breaks
7. Trevor Childs-Terrified
8. Film School-Hideout
9. Rogue Wave-Asleep At Heaven's Gate
10. Nyles Lannon-Pressure

Honorable mention: LSD And The Search For God-S/T; We Is Shore Dedicated-S/T

Best Bay Area Songs of 2007
(click artist name for iTunes Music Store, "song" or album for Amazon.com)

1. Magic Bullets-"Heatstroke"
2. Film School-"What I Meant To Say"
3.
Audio Out Send-"Idea For A New One"
4. HIJK-"Smells Like Cigarettes"
5. Ex-Boyfriends-"Situation"
6. Nyles Lannon-"Slipping"
7. Trevor Childs-"Terrified"
8. Mist And Mast-"Turn Into The Turn"
9. Numbers-"New Life"
10. French Disco-"Avant Garde Bubblegum Factory"
11. Low Sea Roar-"Black Sea"
12. Magic Bullets-"Yesterday's Seen Better Days"
13. We Is Shore Dedicated-"Of Silentsssssss"
14. LSD And The Seach For God-"Backwards"
15. Ex-Boyfriends-"Private D"
16. Audio Out Send-"Calling On The Girl"
17. Minipop-"Butterflies"
18. HijK-"Groove Jet"
19. French Disco-"Shadows On Mirrors"
20. Two Gallants-"Despite What You've Been Told"

Glaring ommission from this list: Rogue Wave-"Chicago x 12" -- sorry fellas. My bad.

Best Cover Versions of 2007
(click artist name for iTunes Music Store, "song" or album for Amazon.com)

1. Division Day-"Enjoy The Silence"
2. Sonic Youth-"I'm Not There"
3. Misfortune500-"Don't Fall"
4. Karen O & The Million Dollar Bashers-"Highway 61 Revisited"
5. Jaguares-"Gimme Some Truth"
6. The Flaming Lips-"(Just Like) Starting Over"
7. Black Strobe-"I'm A Man"
8. The Walkmen-"Loop De Loop"

Please leave your comments about these lists and/or your very own Best of 2007 lists as comments on this post. Thanks!

Also, click here to see last year's lists, and here for 2005.

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