Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Ste's 2007 Review - 50 to 11

This is ripped wholesale from my LastFM journal but, in true music geek form, took me ages to compile so may as well spread it around. Being 50 albums it was a bit of a whopper, so I've split it down into two chunks here:

2007.....another superb year for music, to my ears. Very eclectic too, which is what has distinguished it from 06 in my listening habits.

So many good releases that I can get a top 50 out, where as I think it was a top 30 last year.....maybe cheapo emusic downloads have helped!

50. Taint - Secrets & Lovers
49. Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell
48. Enter Shikari - Take To The Skies
47. Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
46. Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High
45. Frank Turner - Sleep is for the Weak
44. Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
43. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
42. Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
41. 1997 - ...A Better View Of The Rising Moon
40. Martiden - Martriden
39. As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
38. Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
37. Chuck Ragan - Feast or Famine
36. Turisas - The Varangian Way
35. Nile - Ithyphallic
34. Hacride - Amoeba
33. The Wildhearts - The Wildhearts
32. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
31. Oceansize - Frames
30. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
29. Darkest Hour - Deliver Us
28. The Ghost of a Thousand - This is where the Fight Begins
27. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
26. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
25. Neurosis - Given to the Rising
24. Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me
23. Down - III: Under The Over
22. Pelican - City Of Echoes
21. Comeback Kid - Broadcasting


20 Battles - Mirrored
- Futuristic robot rock played impeccably.

19 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
- Late find that keeps growing. Very complete album with standout moment in 'All My Friends'.

18 Against Me! - New Wave
- Short, sharp songs with that trademark AM! energy.

17 Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice
- Intricate indie rock that reveals more on each listen.

16 Between the Buried and Me - Colors
- Insanely expansive metal via about 20 other genres. Mind bogglingly ambitious and will probably grow above this position with more listens.

15 Murder by Death - In Bocca al Lupo
- Dark, eerie almost country rock with Johnny Cash's spirit weaving throughout. In a field of one. Came out in 2006 but took til 07 to find a UK release.

14 Unsane - Visqueen
- Grinding, ugly album that starts as it means to go on with 'Against the Grain'. Utterly engrossing and the soundtrack to one's worst days.

13 MxPx - Secret Weapon
- Another blast of sharp poppy punk rock from a band that have been around ages but only just caught my ear. Uplifting and energetic songs throughout.

12 Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
- Intelligent, dynamic wordplay with memorable underlying beats. One of tracks of year in shape of 'None Shall Pass'....thanks Insound!

11 Coheed and Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
- Another chapter in the ever expanding Co/Ca story. They still make albums as a whole that suck you in, managing to keep the standout songs as well. Not a bad album yet, for me.

.......to be continued.

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