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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Top 10 Albums of 2007

Bucking the trend of publishing these in November, here are my top ten albums of the year.

Top 10 Albums of 2007

10.
John Vanderslice
Emerald City


9.

Brakesbrakesbrakes
The Beatific Visions


8.

Band of Horses
Cease To Begin


7.

Dntel
Dumb Luck


6.

Wilco
Sky Blue Sky

5.

Ryan Adams
Easy Tiger

4.
Okkervil River
The Stage Names

3.
Menomena
Friend and Foe

2.
The Cave Singers
Invitation Songs

1.

Spoon
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Just Missed
Lucinda Williams - West, The Broken West - I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, Black Francis - Bluefinger, Arcade Fire - Neon Bible, Oakley Hall - I'll Follow You; José González - In Our Nature

Best Live Album
Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall; Robbie Fulks - Revenge

Best Soundtrack
Roky Erickson - You're Gonna Miss Me

Best Reissue
Counting Crows - August and Everything After; Damien Jurado - Gathered In Song

Best Live Shows I Saw This Year
Roky Erickson @ Bumbershoot
Art Brut @ Bumbershoot
Robyn Hitchcock @ The Triple Door
Wilco @ Marymoor Park
Patterson Hood @ ACL

Most Disappointing Albums of the Year
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder, Jason Isbell - Sirens of the Ditch , Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Most Disappointing Live Show of the Year
Decemberists cancelling their Seattle date

Previously
2006 Year End List
2005 Year End List
2004 Year End List

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