Best of 2007, so far

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by JeremyEritrea, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the past I think I've seen these threads at about the half way point of the year, but I guess we were slacking this year.

    What are your favorite albums so far this year? Here are mine:

    1. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
    2. Eardrum by Kanye West
    3. Kala by M.I.A.
    4. Boxer by The National
    5. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
    6. How You Sell Soul To A Souless People Who Sold Their Soul??? by Public Enemy
    7. Wincing the Night Away by The Shins
    8. Alright, Still by Lily Allen
    9. Costello Music by The Fratellis
    10. Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
    11. Finding Forever by Common
    12. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
    13. Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
    14. The Good, the Bad & the Queen by The Good the Bad & The Queen
    15. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
    16. Desire by Pharoahe Monch
    17. Some Loud Thunder by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    18. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
    19. 23 by Blonde Redhead
    20. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? by Of Montreal
    21. I'll Sleep When You're Dead by El P

    So far, I think 2007 is shaping up to be better than 2006.
     
  2. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have nowhere near as many albums to list but I have a few:


    1. Dad's Weird Dream; Silver Sun
    2. Icky Thump; White Stripes
    3. Living With The Living; Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
    4. Back to Black; Amy Winehouse
    5. Hang Love; Burning Brides
    6. Budos Band II; Budos Band
    7. Revenge I & II Live; Robbie Fulks
     
  3. voyager

    voyager Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    Frederick, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Wow, I defeinitely have different taste in music than you. I don't think I have heard nary a song from any of those artists. Nor have I even heard of a few of them.

    For me, the best of 2007 starts with a progressive metal band out of New Jersey called Suspyre and their album A Great Divide. Phenomenal musicianship and songwriting, if this style suits your taste (and there aren't many).

    As far as more "accessible" music is concerned, Bruce Springsteen's latest live album Live in Dublin is dominating my cd player.
     
  4. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I'm still trying to come to terms with the new albums by Rilo Kiley and the New Pornographers. Challengers (the New Porno's) seems like it is a grower, which isn't something you'd expect from them.

    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is one of my favorites, might even be my favorite record by Spoon.

    The Stage Names by Okkervil River is amazing, though isn't for everybody.

    Neon Bible is tainted because I saw them live right after it came out and I cannot seperate the two. The live show is everything you expect from Arcade Fire, believe the hype with that one.

    The new Josh Ritter is very good, not as good as Animal Years, but still very good.

    There are still a bunch of new ones to come, new Springsteen (with the E Street Band), new Steve Earle, and a bunch of others that I am forgetting.
     
  5. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
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    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Solid list indeed.

    I would add these into the mix in no particular order:

    Besnard Lakes – Are the Dark Horse
    Great Lake Swimmers – Ongiara
    Joel Plaskett – Ashtray Rock
    Frog Eyes – Tears of the Valedictorian
    White Rabbits – Fort Nightly
    Grinderman – Grinderman
     
  6. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't put it on my list because I've only had a chance to listen through twice. I'm a huge fan and I can't imagine that it won't make the top 10 as I was only able to slap 7 in the list at this point. I am digging the album, I just need to go through it a few more times.

    The new (at least in the US) Junion Senior album might creep up my list. It is freakin infectious in an ABBA meets the Jackson 5 kind of way. I may have to pick up the M.I.A. album as everyone keeps talking about it.
     
  7. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Arctic Monkeys - Favorite Worst Nightmare
    Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
    Symphony X - Paradise Lost
     
  8. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'll add some more as I think of them ...

    Panda Bear - Person Pitch
    The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
    Okkervil River - The Stage Names
    Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns Fifteen Winters
     
  9. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member+

    Dec 5, 2005
    Macondo
    I haven't listened to that many this year but this is my fav by far:

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  10. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    Can't forget this:

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  11. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
    LCD Soundsystem, Besnard Lakes, Fields, Fratellis.
     
  12. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    I've just realized I've mostly bought a bunch of singer-songwriter types so far this year. Brett Dennen, Erin McKeown, Brandi Carlile. Though only McKeown's first album was really in that genre. Her last one was more pop rock bandish, and this new one is her reinterpreting a bunch of old Tin Pan Alley song. It's great.

    Also, the new Wilco is damn good, though not what I was expecting.

    Haven't gotten the new Josh Ritter yet, but that and the upcoming Boss one are next.

    I've slowed way down from last year in buying new music though--even cancelled my Emusic account. Just wasn't finding time to listen to all the stuff I got last year.
     
  13. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know, I've tried. I really have. I just don't like the White Stripes. Isn't Lily Allen's cd a 2006 issue? I bought the LCD Soundsystem record, but haven't gotten around to listening to it.

    I'm perpetually behind on buying music, but of the new things I've bought, I'll go with:

    The Reminder: Freist.
     
  14. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A few others I forgot about (in alphabetical order)

    Build A Nation by Bad Brains
    Baby 81 by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Don't Mess With The Dragon by Ozomatli
    An End Has A Start by Editors
    Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof
    It's A Bit Complicated by Art Brut
    Libertad by Velvet Revolver
    Living With The Living by Ted Leo / Pharmacists
    The Mix Up by Beastie Boys
    Momento by Bebel Gilberto
    New Magnetic Wonder by The Apples In Stereo
    Our Love To Admire by Interpol
    Ruff Draft by J Dilla
    The Sun And The Moon by The Bravery
    We Are The Night by The Chemical Brothers
    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
    A Weekend in The City by Bloc Party
     
  15. bmurphyfl

    bmurphyfl Member

    Jun 10, 2000
    VT
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I actually feel the first half of 2007 was lacking in lots of great albums. My favorite by far was The National's Boxer and I liked Neon Bible also. However, I didn't find much stuff to get excited about. Most of my favorite albums that I've bought this year came out in 2006.

    Having said all of that, the second half of the year is looking promising. The new Okkervil River album is good and I'm enjoying what I've heard so far from Kevin Drew's solo album (from Broken Social Scene). Plus, Jens Lekman has a new album coming out soon.

    Oh, and the new Caribou album is getting a lot of my attention over the last week.
     
  16. freekickwiz

    freekickwiz Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    Under the endless sky
    Club:
    DC United
    In no order:

    Friend and Foe Menomena
    Friend Opportunity Deerhoof
    Alright, Still Lily Allen
    We Must Obey Fu Manchu
    Neon Bible Arcade Fire
    Pocket Symphony Air
    Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem
    The Undisputed Truth Brother Ali
    The Meaning of 8 Cloud Cult
    Life Is a Grave & I Dig It! Nekromantix
    The Wildhearts The Wildhearts
    Bayani Blue Scholars
    New Moon Elliott Smith
    Given to the Rising Neurosis
    City of Echoes Pelican
    † Justice
    Icky Thump The White Stripes
    The Fragile Army The Polyphonic Spree
    Easy Tiger Ryan Adams
    Desire Pharoahe Monch
    T.I. vs. T.I.P. T.I.
    Finding Forever Common
    UGK (Underground Kingz) UGK
    Planet of Ice Minus the Bear
     
  17. art

    art Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Portland OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I might be one of the only people on planet earth who really didn't like this record, or the new White Stripes record either.
     
  18. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    NYC
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    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Hard-Fi - Once Upon A Time In The West

    Brilliant!
     
  19. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    That Feist album is my favorite of the year by far, thus far.

    1. Feist - Reminder
    2. Rufus Wainwright
    3. Albert Hammond Jr
    4. We'll save this spot for the Dave Gahan record in October
    5. Crowded House
     
  20. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Kanye West - Graduation

    Wow!
     
  21. Scoey

    Scoey Member

    Oct 1, 1999
    Portland
    Boxer -- The National

    best album I've purchased in years.
     
  22. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Member+

    Jul 28, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just a few off the top of my head:

    The Holmes Brothers - State of Grace
    Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
    Po' Girl - Home to You
    White Stripes - Icky Thump
    Common - Finding Forever
    Uncle Earl - Waterloo, TN
    Wynton Marsalis - From the Plantation to the Penitentiary
    Pharoah Monch - Desire
    Sage Francis - Human the Death Dance
     
  23. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I forgot a few that I've really enjoyed. A couple that I was reminded of here.

    The Shins -- Wincing the Night Away
    Feist -- The Reminder
    El P -- I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
     
  24. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    The new Stars' album In Our Bedroom After the War is stunning.
     
  25. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've really been enjoying this

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