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neurological dryer lint

dirty deeds... and the dunderchief


love in an empty world

(image stolen from diesel sweeties)

feeding the music elitist in me, here are my top five albums for 2007:

5. MC Frontalot - Secrets From The Future
4. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
3. Bad Religion - New Maps Of Hell
2. Anberlin - Cities
1. Rise Against - The Sufferer And The Witness

back in february i was floored by this album, and several months later i still love every second of it. every track jumps in a different way, and each is masterfully driven by tim's battle-cry vocals. i'm not sure i will ever get tired of this album, and that (for me) is an enormous testament in and of itself.

this list isn't a shock to anyone who knows me. i don't share much in common with the music journalists touting the shins, LCD soundsystem, and feist - i doubt anyone else ever would duplicate this list, not because the list (or my taste) is better/worse than anyone else's; on the contrary, stuff strikes different people so differently that everyone's list should be different from everyone else's. right? or is that hopelessly optimistic?


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Blogger Nickolini Says:

Here we go:

5. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
3. Manchester Orchestra - I'm Like
a Virgin Losing a Child
2. Over the Rhine - The Trumpet Child
1. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Other notables: Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank; Kings of Leon - Because the Times; Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog; Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight; Amy Winehouse - Back to Black; Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone

I still really want to hear: Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga; Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter; Derek Webb - The Ringing Bell; Band of Horses - Cease to Begin; The National - Boxer

For what it's worth.

Blogger Justin Hall Says:

i did enjoy sky blue sky, neon bible, and manchester's disc quite a bit. i've heard a little of that rilo kiley disc too and liked it, i was wondering if it was worth picking up...

Blogger Nickolini Says:

I'll make you a copy. It is more "poppy" than their prior stuff. Their first few albums have some amazing songs on them.

Blogger Davie Says:

Year Zero ftw! You'll have to wait until this year's official, highly self-indulgent davie awards to see my full list.


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