It’s the season to be … list compiling? I presume this is the only methodological way I can summarise musical bits & pieces of 2007, so here is the first of many lists. Yep, these are 20 songs that have made my year rather great.
Photo: Shannon McClean
- Electrelane – The Greater Times
- Animal Collective – Fireworks
- New Pornographers – My Right Versus Yours [MP3]
- Black Kids – I’m Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
- Blonde Redhead – Dr Strangeluv
- Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost?
- Lavender Diamond – Open Your Heart [MP3]
- Akron/Family – Ed is a Portal
- Sunset Rubdown – The Taming of the Hands That Came Back to Life
- The National – Slow Show [MP3]
- Spoon – Don’t You Evah [MP3]
- Meg Baird – Do What You Gotta Do
- Los Campesinos – You! Me! Dancing!
- Battles – Tonto
- !!! – Heart of Hearts
- Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass [MP3]
- White Rabbits – The Plot
- Dan Deacon – Wham City
- Field Music – Working to Work
- You Say Party! We Say Die! – Monster [MP3]
It’s no surprise that the majority of these tracks also come from pretty awesome albums, but more on that soon.