Top 10 Albums of 2007
I know its a bit late but here are my top 10 albums of 2007, in no particular order. Let me know what you think!
Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
Who: Soulful indie crooner.
Sounds like: Sufjan Stevens but with a Morrissey-like sense of melodrama.
Best bit: ‘Postcard to Nina’ a story about pretending to be a lesbian’s boyfriend in order to appease her father.
Listen to: Mournfully in your bedsit.
Justice – †
Who: French electro duo.
Sounds like: Fuzzy synths, disco grooves and huge basslines.
Best bit: The single ‘D.A.N.C.E’, complete with school assembly choir.
Listen to: At maximum volume in a car with an unnecessary spoiler.
Kanye West – Graduation
Who: Sampling genius and owner of the biggest ego in hip hop.
Sounds like: Funky, soul-sampling hip hop.
Best bit: “They say I talk with so much emphasis,
OOOO They so Sensitive.
Don’t ever fix your lips like collagen
Say something where you gone end up apologing”
Listen to: In your private jet.
Burial – Untrue
Who: Secretive south London Dubstep genius.
Sounds like: A stark, cinematic journey through a decaying landscape.
Best bit: The completely out of place vocals.
Listen to: Driving around deserted inner city streets.
Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
Who: Fugazi with a sense of humor.
Sounds like: Loose, catchy indie punk.
Best bit: ‘The Equestrian’
Listen to: Whilst crowd surfing.
LCD Soundsytem – Sound Of Silver
Who: James Murphy, master producer and music geek.
Sounds like: Stripped down disco punk.
Best bit: ‘New York I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down.’
Listen to: In converse.
Battles – Mirrored
Who: American Post-Rock super-group.
Sounds like: A Math-rock band playing funky prog songs. In Space.
Best bit: The weird, looped vocals on ‘Atlas’.
Listen to: Through headphones.
The National – Boxer
Who: Brooklyn based indie rockers.
Sounds like: Editors but with a whisky swigging crooner on vocals.
Best bit: ‘Fake Empire’
Listen to: Staring dramatically towards the horizon on a windswept beach.
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
Who: American indie mavericks.
Sounds like: Epic, almost tribal indie songs built from loops rather than riffs.
Best bit: The vocal whoops on ‘Fireworks’
Listen to: Dancing around in an animal costume.
The Tough Alliance – A New Chance
Who: Swedish pop duo.
Sounds like: Catchy synthpop, kind of 90’s yet kind of amazing.
Best bit: ‘Something Special’
Listen to: In a tie dyed t shirt.
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