• 2oo7 as a knight-cap

    Gen 9 2008, 14:32

    1. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
    I have been a fan of them since witnessing what I thought (at the time) was a shambolic and non-sensical display of fantastic but strange melodies, curious drone pieces and performance art in Edinburgh in 2004 as part of the Triptych festival. Well who would have thought that this was actually their schtick???
    On Strawberry Jam, AC nailed the twisted vocal melodies into hummable hooks and the underlying music not too distant from the focus of the song and interweave impressive hummable songs that left you coming back for more. These elements were best witnessed on Peacebone, For Reverend Green & Fireworks. After each of their albums they leave you with a feeling of what exactly will they do next?

    2. The National - Boxer

    3. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

    4. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

    5. Okkervil River - The Stage Names

    6. Battles - Mirrored

    7. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

    8. Windmill - Puddle City Racing Lights

    9. The Broken West - I'll Go On, I Can't Go On

    10. Japancakes - Loveless

    Other notables that I enjoyed but you know what not every fucking album can make a top ten...

    Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
    the Clientele - God Save The Clientele
    Elliott Smith - New Moon
    Idlewild - Make Another World
    Ola Podrida - s/t
    Tim Rogers - The Luxury of Hysteria

    Those I seemed to have a love/(HATE)/love/hate relationship throughout the year

    Caribou - Andorra
    Low - Drums & Guns
    Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Even Before The Ship Sank
    of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

    Ummm...Better luck next time

    Bright Eyes - Casadega
    Interpol - Our Love To Admire
    Seem to continue in a downwad spiral of a lack or ideas or re-hashing once sharp and great ideas to strangle them into banal, lifeless dags in the sheeps hair around its ass.
    the Rosebuds - Night of the Furies
    Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War
    Thee More Shallows - Book of Bad Breaks