20 Songs for 20-07

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.

Electrelane at a recent gig in Glasgow

Photo: Shannon McClean

  1. Electrelane – The Greater Times
  2. Animal Collective – Fireworks
  3. New Pornographers – My Right Versus Yours [MP3]
  4. Black Kids – I’m Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
  5. Blonde Redhead – Dr Strangeluv
  6. Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost?
  7. Lavender Diamond – Open Your Heart [MP3]
  8. Akron/Family – Ed is a Portal
  9. Sunset Rubdown – The Taming of the Hands That Came Back to Life
  10. The National – Slow Show [MP3]
  11. Spoon – Don’t You Evah [MP3]
  12. Meg Baird – Do What You Gotta Do
  13. Los Campesinos – You! Me! Dancing!
  14. Battles – Tonto
  15. !!! – Heart of Hearts
  16. Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass [MP3]
  17. White Rabbits – The Plot
  18. Dan Deacon – Wham City
  19. Field Music – Working to Work
  20. 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.

  1. I likes! Some of those will make gblk’s list too I’m sure.. Say, did you update your banner? Looks a bit different?

  2. James said:

    Nice list there Ro. Don’t think I’ll do songs. Choosing the albums is hard enough!

  3. lucky said:

    heart of hearts was such a good song! i’m obviously a little out of touch with most of the other songs being pretty much unknown to me! oops!

  4. RO said:

    Geoff- that banner has been there for ages now, so it kinda needs an update.

    James – Choosing albums was a very difficult decision as well.

    Lucky – Thats why Ro is here.

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