Top 10 Albums of 2007

10Jan08

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

(Service/Secretly Canadian)

 

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 –

(Ed Banger/Vice)

 

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

(Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)

 

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

(Hyperdub)

 

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

(Frenchkiss)

 

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

(DFA/EMI)

 

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

(Warp)

 

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

(Beggars Banquet)

 

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

(Domino)

 

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

(Sincerely Yours)

 

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.



One Response to “Top 10 Albums of 2007”

  1. 1 Miu

    Justice listen to: “At maximum volume in a car with an unnecessary spoiler”

    HAHA omg i totally know those people with unnecessary spoiler


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