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    Your favourite tracks / albums of the year 2007

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Gannon, Dec 17, 2007.

    Mine as follows: (This took some considerable effort!)

    Tracks:

    10. Silversun Pickups - Waste It On
    9. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
    8. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
    7. Richard Hawley - Tonight The Streets Are Ours
    6. Arcade Fire - Intervention
    5. The Kissaway Trail - Smother + Evil = Hurt
    4. Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Let's Make Out
    3. frYars - The Ides
    2. Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
    1. Mountain Of One - Ride

    Albums:

    10. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
    9. White Rabbits - Fort Nightly
    8. Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
    7. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
    6. Editors - An End Has A Start
    5. Shearwater - Palo Santo
    4. Blonde Redhead - 23
    3. Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
    2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
    1. The Kissaway Trail - The Kissaway Trail

    Honorary mentions go to Gallows and The Hold Steady for their re-release albums originally released 2006 and also a honorary mention to Jim Bianco for his 2004 release Handsome Devil which only came to my attention this year.
     
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    i don't know if i could name a song out this year...
     
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    I don't think I'll be able to name 10, but worth a shot. I'm assuming you mean tracks and albums from 2007, not just ones we enjoyed this year-

    Tracks, in no order-

    1. KT Tunstall - Suddenly I see
    2. Daughtry - It's Not Over
    3. P!nk - Who Knew
    4. P!nk - Nobody Knows
    5. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around Comes Around
    6. Michael Buble - Everything
    7. Katie Noonan - Send Out a Little Love
    8. Kanye West - Stronger
    9. Celine Dion - Taking Chances
    10. Snow Patrol - Hands Open
    11. Kyle Minogue - 2 Hearts
    12. Timbaland - Apologize

    Albums, in no order-
    1. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
    2. Hairspray Soundtrack?
    3. Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
    4. Evanescence - the Open Door

    And that's all I could come up with. I don't listen to albums much.

    I know I have awful taste in music.
     
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    The only albums I have acquired this year are these. And I love them all.

    5. The Origins of Ruin - Redemption
    4. Paradise Lost - Symphony X
    3. Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
    2. Systematic Chaos - Dream Theater
    1. Blackbird - Alter Bridge
     
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    I really like Rob Zombie's live album, but I'm not a big fan of recent music.
    Oh, and I swear, if anyone says Soulja Boy...
     
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    I like that song..................just kidding its an ugly song.

    I've acquired a Rob Zombie greatest hits and well I'm loving that. I like Living Dead Girl.
    Good song.
     
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    Wow, excellent choices there, Gannon! Amazingly, I haven't heard many of your song choices but I certainly know the albums.


    TRACKS:

    10) Small Sins - On the Line
    (It gets in for being ambitious enough to completely slow the song down and speak its creepy lyrics)

    9) The Killers - Glamorous Indie Rock And Roll
    (Re-released on Sawdust so technically it can be here)

    8) Blonde Redhead - The Dress
    (I could've also chosen either '23', 'Spring and by Summer Fall', or 'Silently')

    7) Ghosts - The World is Outside
    (Happy song)

    6) Arcade Fire - Intervention
    (Epic and inspiring)

    5) Eisley - Invasion
    (Really strong single on an otherwise pretty average album)

    4) Editors - The Racing Rats
    (Subtly epic - if that's possible, but excellent)

    3) The Enemy - You're Not Alone
    (The final minute in this song is amazing)

    2) Editors - An End Has A Start
    (I don't actually think it's been released as a single yet, but it's my favourite off the album)

    1) Ravens & Chimes - This Is Where We Are
    (Newly released debut album and this song is the only really good one, and man is it powerful)


    ALBUMS:

    10) Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
    9) The National - Boxer
    8) Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
    7) Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
    6) Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
    5) Blonde Redhead - 23
    4) Okkervil River - The Stage Names
    3) Radiohead - In Rainbows
    2) Interpol - Our Love to Admire
    1) Editors - An End Has A Start

    Other worthy mentions: Bloc Party, Ghosts, Maximo Park

    Big year in music. I found a liking for a lot of bands. Editors became my favourite band after their new album, which sported a more 'epic' sound. They overtook Interpol, whose album I really liked but no one else seemed to. I, surprisingly, enjoyed the garage rock on Era Vulgaris and Radiohead continued to be great with In Rainbows.

    If you have a passion for Indie Rock then please check out some of these bands!

    Edit: Bat For Lashes album 'Fur and Gold' would make it on my album list, and their song 'What's A Girl to Do?' is up there on my track list. Check out the music video for it ... weird.

    Expatriate song 'The Spaces Between' is a Top 3 track contender as well.
     
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    My best band was, and will be LINKIN PARK!
     
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    Gosh. I hate the songs from Hairspray.
     
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    Bluemouth - a fine selection - you have tipped me over into getting Okkervil River - I'd not taken the plunge but enjoyed Shearwater - so your immaculate taste (near enough - The Enemy?) swayed me.

    I'd also like to big up the Black Kids Ep - Wizard of Ahhhs which is excellent and available for free and legal download on the interweb if you are interested (details available through Myspace I think)
     
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    Velvet Revolver - Libertad
    Linkin Park - minutes to midnight?
    Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
     
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    I love them, they're so much fun :) It was such a feel-good movie.
     
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    Gannon, forgive me re: The Enemy (only one song that I like), after that I 'Had Enough'. ;)

    Although I'd love to recommend Okkervil River's latest album, it wasn't as fulfilling as Black Sheep Boy. If you haven't heard that one yet then definitely give it a go. 'For Real' is my favourite song, but BSB also has a couple other really upbeat tracks like 'Black' that hide a solemn message in the lyrics. All good stuff, hope you enjoy.

    Shearwater has Will Sheff, don't they? Apparently they're a slower band who essentially have the same sound. I heard 'Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five' - great song.

    I'll give the Black Kids EP a shot, I like your music taste so I have faith in you. :)

    Edit: I listened to some of the Mountain of One album - great sound; 'Innocent Line' is superb.
     
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    Nightwish, Dark Passion Play is the one for me this year.
     
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    the only album i've bought is the smashing pumpkins which is quite good, going to see them in concert in feburary :D
     
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    PrincessGarnet - very jealous you're going to Smashing Pumpkins - quite a reasonable return for them this year too - especially considering the Zwan incident a couple of years back.

    Bluemouth - you'd absolutely do well to download Black Kids - top stuff. Yeah - Will Sheff is in Shearwater - there album is a bit bloated as it's 2 Cds but when it's good it's very good, chilled and slower and quiter than Okkervil.

    Re: Mountain of One - their album is a collection of 4 I think Eps and Ride #1 is great in my opinion - just confirmed which Innocent Line is and that is good too - there is one other really good track on that album but for the life of me I can't remember which one - it is a bit hit and miss the album - hence it's not in my top ten albums - but when it hits it's definitely worth a listen - hence Ride my #1 track of the year!
     
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    Wow, 'bout the only thing I bought was the latest Foo Fighters disk of awesome.
     
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    Just before the New Year, Bat For Lashes has made my Top 10 easily. I can't believe I avoided them for so long. Such strange music clips as well.

    I also forgot the Expatriate song 'The Spaces Between'.
     
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    Here's my excellent list for 2007.

    Albums
    The Mission - God Is A Bullet
    Marillion - Somewhere Else
    Nighwish - Dark Passion Play
    Tarja Turunen - My Winter Storm
    Echoes Of Eternity - The Forgotten Goddess
    Stevie Nicks - Greatest Hits
    All About Eve - Keepsakes
    Poison - Poison'd


    And The excellent Singles are:

    Thank You Whoever You Are - Marillion
    Circular Ride - Marillion
    Blush - The Mission
    Keep It In The Family - The Mission
    Amaranth - Nightwish
    I Walk Alone - Tarja Turunen
    Keepsakes - All About Eve
    The Devil Inside You - Elis
    Kiss Of Dawn - HIM
    Dirty Little Rockstar - The Cult
    Stand ALone - The Cult
    How Long - The Eagles
    In Your Eyes - Aggressiva 69 (Featuring Wayne Hussy On Vocals From The Mission)




    And That concludes whats off the top of my head.
     
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    A fine selection Raven - it's a pity really it isn't 86/87 then some of your choices would have had excellent material rather than just good.

    Bluemouth - I enjoyed the Bat for Lashes album too and perhaps I ovelooked it in the Gannon awards ...

    Also been enjoying the O'Death album today - bluegrass features heavily as does blues country but all in a good alt. rock kind of way.
     
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    I agree.

    back in 86 was when The mission grew with a large fan base and bands like marillion where just starting to set the way while the Cult were kicking there way through with a new sound. I lived through the 80s with great pride.
     
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    Yellowcard - Paper Walls
    The Starting Line - Direction
    Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light
     
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    Top Ten Albums:
    10. Trasnformers Soundtrack
    9. KanYe West - Graduation
    8.The Academy Is... - Santi
    7. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
    6. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
    5. Various Artists - Instant Karma
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    3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
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    1. Linkin Park -Minutes to Midnight

    Alright I lied, Top 8 of the year ;D
     

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