Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sassigrass' Favorite 50 of 2007

I don't feel the need to rehash what I have already said about these albums, so what you are going to get is a pure and simple list, no explanations. I had a difficult time ranking many of these albums since I like a lot of them equally. This is a list of my favorite things that I have listened to this year. Obviously no one can get to absolutely everything that comes out in a solitary year. Let me know if you think there is something I missed that I would enjoy. I would love to see others' lists posted in the comments section. Thanks for reading our blog this year. It's been a great year for music!

1. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

2. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

3. Caribou - Andorra

4. Luke Temple - Snowbeast

5. The National - Boxer

6. Deerfhoof - Friend Opportunity

7. Dirty Projectors - Rise Above

8. Blonde Redhead - 23

9. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

10. Avey Tare & Kria Brekken - Pullhair Rubeye

11. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

12. Marnie Stern - In Advance of The Broken Arm

13. Navigator - Throwing Tongues

14. Battles - Mirrored

15. Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover

16. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum

17. Kevin Drew - Spirit If...

18. Liars - Liars

19. Akron/Family - Love Is Simple

20. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band

21. Radiohead - In Rainbows

22. Mum - Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy

23. Seabear - The Ghost That Carried Us Away

24. Mike Wexler - Sun Wheel

25. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

26. Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold

27. Shugo Tokumaru - Exit

28. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

29. The Future Of The Ghost - Freak Out

30. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

31. Handsome Furs - Plague Park

32. Julianna Barwick - Sanguine

33. Winter In Alaska - Dance Party In The Balkans

34. Black Dice - Load Blown

35. M.I.A. - Kala

36. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away

37. Minus Story - My Ion Truss

38. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

39. Efterklang - Under Giant Trees

40. Angels Of Light - We Are Him

41. Feist - The Reminder

42. Phosphorescent - Pride

43. Portugal. The Man - Church Mouth

44. Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation

45. Lightning Dust - Lightning Dust

46. Wolev - Tout Seul dans la Foret en Plein Jour, Avez-Vous Peur?

47. Alex Delivery - Star Destroyer

48. Justice - Cross

49. Frog Eyes - Tears Of The Valedictorian

50. Giant Skyflower Band - Blood Of The Sunworm

Honorable Mentions:

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
LCD Soundsystem - Sould Of Silver
Pink Lightnin' - Pink Lightnin'
Aa -GAame
Dungen - Tio Bitar
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Postion
The Go! Team - Proof Of Youth
Besnard Lakes - Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse

- Sassigrass


Nick said...

Good list! Lots of diversity. A lot of my favourites on here.

Dainon. said...

Bon Iver is simply otherworldly. That's all I can say about that one.

aHaaH said...

Bat For Lashes' Fur And Gold came out in 2006.

Nathan said...

My Top 10

mr, thistle said...

It came out in the UK in 2006, but it came out in the US in 2007, so it technically counts for both years, just like Bon Iver will most likely repeat itself in our 2008 lists.

anna said...

uhh. are the shins seriously on your list? this feels like a major breakthrough...pretty soon you're going to have elliott smith re-issues on your lists too.

Anonymous said...

i heard that mr. thistle "came out" in 2007. any truth to the rumor? JUST KIDDING! i love your list!!! you two are the best.