Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Presenting . . . Best of 2007

The Tinymixtapes 2007 year-end extravaganza is up now, so check it out and all the fun things that come along with it. I wrote a couple of blurbs on my #1 song and #1 album of the year, so look for those there.

Meanwhile, here's the goods:

Nicole's Top 25 of 2007
25. Battles – Mirrored
24. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
23. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
22. Secret Mommy – Plays
21. Eluvium - Copia
20. M.I.A. – Kala
19. Deerhunter- Cryptograms
18. Junior Boys – The Dead Horse EP
17. Simian Mobile Disco – Attack Decay Sustain Release
16. !!! – Myth Takes
15. Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings
14. Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
13. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
12. Sunset Rubdown- Random Spirit Lover
11. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
10. Besnard Lakes – Are the Dark Horse
09. Fujiya and Miyagi - Transparent Things
08. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
07. Handsome Furs – Plague Park
06. Panda Bear – Person Pitch
05. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
04. Matthew Dear – Asa Breed
03. The National – Boxer
02. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
01. Menomena – Friend and Foe

Honorable mention:

Jose Gonzalez – In Our Nature
Nina Nastasia and Jim White – You Follow Me
The Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Feist - The Reminder
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Caribou - Andorra
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
The New Pornographers – Challengers
Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Radiohead – In Rainbows

Song of the year: "Unless It's Kicks", by Okkervil River, just edging out Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" and LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends" (which I realize was everyone else's song of the year). "Unless It's Kicks" was my personal anthem of 2007 and sits along nicely with my 2006 and 2005 songs of the year ("In the Morning" by the Junior Boys and "I'll Believe in Anything" by Wolf Parade, respectively).


Bill V said...

Nice list! It's been a pleasure visiting your site this year. Peace.

dr d said...

Menomena at #1 in a shocker!

Nicole said...

Ha, I said it would be a predictable list Dr. D . . . ;)