Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Pass Me the Mic (2007)

So, first off, let me freely admit that I'm not going to give this the effort I would have back when A4d was running on all cylinders, pumping out recommendations and adorations. It's not because I'm lazy either. It's because it was a bad year for pop music. That's right. Top 40 was really horrible this year. Even the hip-hop sucked. But the music you and I prefer to digest good friend stood at the top of a mighty apex in the year 2007. The bands and musicians making this "indie music", the kind that is  blogged about across this great Internet was everywhere compadres! It was on your television and in your movies. It was in commercials, selling iPods, jeans, cars and Outback steak dinners! It was selling out clubs (The National sold out four consecutive nights here in NYC at a fairly big venue) and it was being whistled out on the streets (Peter, Bjorn and John- I am looking at you)! 

All this being said though, it just means making the end all 2007 list all the more nerve-racking. There's more music to shuffle through then I could have imagined in January. Poor me! Then it hit me- let's arrange that little iTunes app and see what songs I played to death in the last 12 months. 

Anyway, without further adieu, here are the list of poor souls whacked off of my top 6 albums and 16 songs. Great effort all- You get a gold star!

17- 35: sharon jones & the dap kings "100 days"apples in stereo "energy" (link goes to free mp3 download), feist "the limit to your love", fountains of wayne "strapped for cash", robert plant and alison krauss "rich woman", blonde redhead "23", the cave singers "seeds of night", dean & britta "wait for me", dinosaur jr. "we're not alone", lewis and clarke "be the air we breathe", super furry animals "show your hand", new pornographers "our rights vs yours", high llamas "clan cladders", voxtrot "kid gloves", steve earle "tennessee blues", 1990's "you're supposed to be my friend"earlimart "gonna break into your heart"

07. Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha

08. John Vanderslice: Emerald City

09. Jens LekmanNight Falls Over Kortedala

10. PJ Harvey: White Chalk

P.S. There are a few things I hope to touch upon in the A4D 1 month Holiday Special. I'd like to take a peak at my 05 and 06 lists and see how I feel about them now. I'm also hoping to try to post on the 10 year anniversary of my favorite music year (1997, duh) during my 30 walking this planet. I'd also like to talk about a CD club I ran these last two years since Audio For Drinking closed shop. Hope I find time. It's almost 2008!


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