Saturday, December 29, 2007

2007 Wrap-up

Cripes, I am tired of top 10 lists! That might not stop me from making some lists of my own.

Not qualified to definitively select the very best music of 2007, as I'm neither wealthy enough to obtain all the music nor a genius critic, I'll settle for some more personal lists.

After consulting itunes and my (admittedly faulty) memory, these were the albums in high rotation Chez Wyoming Beat in 2007. A fickle list, not all were released this year as I can be slow to adopt at times. Also I cannot vouch for them being the best of the year, but I can attest to each of these albums, taken as a whole, providing the right mood at the right time:

January: Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Heartless Bastards - All This Time
M. Ward - Post-War
February: Menomena - Friend and Foe
!!! - Myth Takes
Serena Maneesh - Serena Maneesh
March: Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
Bjork - Vespertine*
April: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
May: same! Arcade Fire and LCD = my faves at this point in the year by a long shot
June: Feist - The Reminder
July: The National - Boxer
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
August: New Pornographers - Challengers
Pela - Anytown Graffiti
September: nada new due to illness
October: Cloud Cult - Meaning of 8
November: Iron & Wine - Shepherd's Dog
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow*
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Is Is
December: M.I.A. - Kala
Daft Punk - Alive 2007
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

*confession: when I don't like the new album, I go back to the good stuff.

2007 Lamentations: missing Daft Punk at Red Rocks, missing Menomena twice (!), lacking the oomph to see the National the day after Arcade Fire, and not being cool enough to understand Animal Collective.

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