Friday, December 14, 2007

Best Tunes of '07

I'm working on my best flix of 2007, I'll post that in a couple of weeks. But tonight I present: Da best moosic.

1. The National - Boxer.......Amazing, amazing, amazing album from start to finish. Not a wasted track.

Runner Ups:

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible - An album to rejoice. Drags on about 3 songs, but besides that it rocks the house. "No Cars Go" and "Keep The Car Running" are amazing. "Intervention" too.

Radiohead - In Rainbows - Great album, but it has some songs that I'm not into that must be skipped. Not all great, however, it still has some amazing songs like All I Want, House Of Cards, and the harrowing Videotape.

From Videotape:

This is my way of saying goodbye
Because I can't do it face to face
I'm talking to you after it's too late
From my videotape
No matter what happens now

You shouldn't be afraid
Because I know today has been the most perfect day I've ever seen.

Interpol - Our Love To Admire....Another superb album from these knuckleheads. "No I In Threesome" gives chills.

The Bravery - Time Won't Let Me Go is a great single, but also has some great tunes across the album.

Dave Gahan - Hourglass - Always been a Depeche Mode (Depressed Mood) fan, so I'm inclined to like their solo efforts. But Dave did a nice job here, and his song "Kingdom" really kicked some assage.

The Killers - Between Sam's Town & Sawdust, they've had some good stuff within the last year.

Silversun Pickups - "I've been waiting for this moment, all my life..." from Lazy Eye.

Travis - Their song Closer is heartbreaking.

What's your favorite CD/song of 2007??


Matt said...

Springsteen. All the songs on Magic.

Christina said...

Something outside white mainstream rock:

Chicago Afrobeat Project - Silent Unrest

Check it out.

Matt said...

What's wrong with white mainstream rock? I like white people. I like mainstream (among other types) of music. I like rock. Yep, 'white mainstream rock' rocks.

Christina said...

I'm not saying white rock doesn't rock! There's some great off-the-grid music out there - and this was one of my favorite albums of the year. Check it out.

Robert Hogan said...

Love getting your recommendations PJ. Heading over to iTunes now to pick up some new music. Some songs I've fallen in love with this year:

Blue October - Into the Ocean
Diary of Jane and Firefly - Breaking Benjamin
Buckcherry's album 15, the whole thing rocks
Ain't Got Much of a Smile - Cacaman
Marching Bands of Manhattan, I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Someday You Will be Loved, What Sarah Said - Death Cab for Cutie
The Gold Medal and Revolver - The Donnas
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
Weekend Song - Freestylers
Soy Bomb - Honest Bob and the Factor to Dealer Incentives
Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton
the whole album Keep to Simple by Keb' Mo'
Pictures of You - The Last Good Night
You Love Alone is Not Enough - Manic Street Preachers
Valerie - Mark Ronson
Welcome to the Black Parade and Teenagers - My Chemical Romance
Black is Back - Public Enemy
Poor Johnny and Twenty - Robert Cray
The Seed - The Roots
Fake It - Seether
Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
Baby Got Back - Throwdown
Concentrate - Xzibit

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Matt - I'm surprised Magid didn't make more of a splash, I hear it's very good.

Christina - I'll give it a listen.

Rob - Love Welcome to the Black Parade!

Anonymous said...

I thought The Hives comeback cd kicked... Smithereens doing Beatles and their Xmas cd has been playing nonstop over here

Rhys said...

Damn you. You're always getting me addicted to new songs/artists...when I should be sleeping. Aren't you ashamed? You totally made me a James addict too, you know. Enabler!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mernitman said...

I'm so glad you gave The National the props they deserve. "Alligator" (also largely overlooked by the mainstream media) was a classic and this was a more than worthy follow-up. So where and when is their big breakthrough? Band's incredible live, too...