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Music was my highlight of 2007. I heard so much fantastic music that I could have written my whole yearly review on this topic alone.
With tools like last.fm it’s easy to keep track of stuff I like, although it is only recording what I listen to while at work. At least half of my listening goes unrecorded via iPod.
Feist - The Reminder : My album of the year. I listened to it a few times when I first got it but it didn’t click till a few months later (yeah, with the iPod commercial). Once it had, I listened to it over and over and over.
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible : I’m starting to wonder if Arcade Fire are becoming my favourite band of all time. This might not be as brilliant as Funeral but it’s still amazing.
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga : I’d listened to Spoon a few times before but when this album came out they finally clicked for me. All of a sudden I realised Spoon were incredible and I now can’t work out why they aren’t one of the hugest bands in the world.
Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release : For some reason I found this to be a great album to go to sleep to, which is weird since techno/dance probably isn’t aiming for that effect. This album is lots of fun.
Radiohead - In Rainbows : Even if I ignore all the claims that this album will change the way music is sold, this album still stands out. Another one that I love to drift off to sleep listening to.
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Coconut Records - Nighttiming : Jason Schwartzmann rocks!
Honeycut - The Day I Turned To Glass : Another tune from Apple ads
M.I.A. - Kala
Justice - Cross
Menomena - Friend and Foe
Digitalism - Idealism
Beirut - The Flying Cup Club
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Timbaland - Presents: Shock Value
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Peter Bjorn and John - Writer’s Block : The one with that whistling song.
Fujiya and Miyagi - Transparent Things
Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye
Ben Lee - Ripe
I found these a little late in the year to make the awesome list, but I think they’ll be there next year.
Burial - Untrue
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
I liked all these albums but didn’t get enough time to listen to them.
These were my favourite songs of the year.