Contributing Writer Top 10!!!
While Mr. Thistle and Sassigrass are able to compile top 50's, I'm not sure if I've even listened to 50 albums from 2007. However, I have still managed to pass by some truly amazing music this year and here's a small list of whats stuck with me.
10. Big a Little a - gAame
For an album that's mostly drums, there sure is a lot of variety. Plus its nuts. In a good way.
9. Polysics - Karate House
Any band that can still write good songs after 8 LP's deserves to be on some sort of list.
8. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Remember when they played #1 on Conan O' Brien?
7. Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
I've never really gotten into Black Flag, but I'm glad Dave Longstreth did.
6. Shugo Tokumaru - Exit
Ai yi yi, another japanese band. A bit more poppy than his previous outings, but don't worry its not J-Pop. Shugo ROCKS!!!!
5. Adrian Orange and Her Band - S/T
How can you go wrong with an afro-beat/ dub/ dancehall album from Thanksgiving?
4. Castanets - In the Vines
Its haunting, in a safe comforting way. Westbound, Blue is one of the prettiest songs of the year.
3. Woelv - Tout Seul dans la Foret en Plein Jour, Avez-Vous Peur?
One of my favorite artists make her best album to date. Its dark and passionate, while still maintaining a sense of hope. I don't understand French.
2. Stag Hare - Ahspen
Ahspen feels more like a spiritual journey than just "music". Salt Lake City should be proud to have such inspiring art being made in our own backyard.
Stag Hare on Virb
1. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
It took me a while to get into this album, but now I cant escape. Ripping off Beach Boys harmonies has never sounded so good.
- Wooly Mammal