My Favourite 50 of 2007

Friday, January 04 2008 @ 10:35 AM CST

Contributed by: Dave

Here's a list of my top 50 albums that were released this year (in no particular order). It's based solely on what I was listening to & enjoying, and nothing to do with sales here at the store. Of course there were plenty of detours through other decades along the way, but you get my drift. As always, I'll remember something that should've been included weeks from now, but for the time being, this is how it stands.

Arbouretum- Rites Of Uncovering (Thrill Jockey)

Tied & Tickled Trio- Aelita (Morr)

Electric Wizard- Witchcult Today (Candlelight)

Adam Franklin- Bolts Of Melody (High Speed Soul)

Sixtoo- Jackals & Vipers In Envy Of Man (Ninja Tune)

Dean & Britta- Back Numbers (Zoe)

Minus The Bear- Planet Of Ice (Suicide Squeeze)

Baby Shambles- Shotter's Nation (EMI)

Burial- Untrue (Hyperdub)

Buck 65- Situation (Warner)

Charlie Hunter- Mistico (Concord)

Great Lake Swimmers- Ongiara (Nettwerk)

The Lovetones- Axiom (TeePee)

The Warlocks- Heavy Devy Skull Lover (TeePee)

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings- 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)

Section 25- Part Primitiv (LTM)

Linus Pauling Quartet- All Things Are Light (Camera Obscura)

Deadbeat- Journeyman's Annual (Scape)

The Sadies- New Seasons (Yep Roc)

Earthless- Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky (TeePee)

Band Of Horses- Cease To Begin (Sub Pop)

Wooden Shjips- Wooden Shjips (Holy Mountain)

The Chesterfield Kings- Psychedelic Sunrise (Wicked Cool)

Iron & Wine- The Shepard's Dog (Sub Pop/Warner)

Mavis Staples- We'll Never Turn Back (Anti)

Bad Brains- Build A Nation (Megaforce)

The Ponys- Turn The Light Out (Matador)

Steve Earle- Washington Square Serenade (New West)

The Psychic Paramount- Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural (No Quarter) Actually out in 2005, but I just heard it recently and it's too good not to mention.

P.G. Six- Slightly Sorry (Merge)

Oakley Hall- I'll Follow You (Merge)

Mum- Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy (Fat Cat)

Mitch Easter- Dynamico (Electric Devil)

Maserati- Inventions For The New Season (Modern)

Explosions In The Sky- All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence)

Underworld- Oblivion With Bells (Universal)

The Two Koreas- Altruists (Unfamiliar)

The Sea & Cake- Everybody (Thrill Jockey)

Caribou- Andorra (Merge)

Liars- Liars (Mute)

Richard Thompson- Sweet Warrior (Columbia)

Young Galaxy- Young Galaxy (Arts & Crafts)

The Green Pajamas- Box Of Secrets (Hidden Agenda)

The Besnard Lakes- Are The Dark Horse (JagJaguwar)

Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire- Punk Rock At The British Legion Hall (Damaged Goods)

White Rainbow- Prism Of The Eternal Now (Thrill Jockey)

Dinosaur Jr- Beyond (Fat Possum)

Dale Hawkins- Back To Louisiana (Plumtone)

Dexateens- Hardwire Healing (Skybucket)

Rick White- Memoreaper (Blue Fog)

Johnossi- "S/T" (V2)


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