And so my 2007 Review comes to an end with music. There were tons of real good releases, so much so that this could have easily been a 'Top 20', but no outstanding albums. Song-wise, though, it's a different matter. For me the best tunes of the year, in a kind of particular order, were:
Candie - easy on the ears too! Ha, actual sexism!CANDIE PAYNE
, "I Wish I Could Have Loved You More"CANDIE PAYNE
, "One More Chance"MURRAY GOLD ft YAMIT MAMO, "The Stowaway"
, "Last Night I Nearly Died"RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
, "Another Believer"RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
, "Going To A Town"PAUL MCCARTNEY
, "Dance Tonight"THE TING TINGS
, "Fruit Machine"THE TING TINGS
, "That's Not My Name"The Ting Tings, that is their name.
, "Breakin' Up"KARINE POLWART
, "1,2,3,4"THE SHINS
, "Australia"ARCADE FIRE
, No Cars Go"BETH NEILSON CHAPMAN
, "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child"SUZANNE VEGA
, "New York As A Woman"ROBERT PLANET & ALISON KRAUSS
, "Gone, Gone, Gone"MARK RONSON ft THE WINELIST
, "Valerie"It's like she doesn't care anymore.SUGABABES
, "About You Now"KYLIE MINOGUE
, "Speakerphone" (This one's gonna big in 2008)CHERRY GHOST
, "Mathematics"CHERRY GHOST
, "Thirst For Romance"NINA KINERT
, "Through Your Eyes"MAXIMO PARK
, "Books From Boxes"MAXIMO PARK
, "Girls Who Play Guitars"MAXIMO PARK
, "Our Velocity"Admittedly they look sh*t, but MAXIMO PARK sound great!
"Travelling Man"REGINA SPEKTOR
, "Fidelity"COLD WAR KIDS
, "Hang Me Up To Dry"THE PROCLAIMERS
, "Life With You"RóISíN MURPHY
, "Let Me Know"
, Hey Eugene!"THOMAS TANTRUM,
"Shake It, Shake It"WILLY MASON ft KT TUNSTALL
, "We Can Be Strong"HARD-FI
, "Can't Get Along"Spears upset at not being in my end-of-year charts.
So here's the Top 10 albums in an actual
order, although because there isn't much difference in the quality of most of them, I wouldn't call it a 'definitive' list. Congrats
also go to:
CANDIE PAYNE for "I Wish I Could Have Loved You More";
JOSE GONZALEZ for "In Our Nature";
KINGS OF LEON for "Because Of The Times";
THE BEES for "Octopus";
KYLIE MINOGUE for "X";
and RILO KILEY for "Under The Blacklight"
who all just missed out on the elusive chart. I will point out that the CD (yes, some of us still use CDs)
I have played most is the soundtrack to Series 3
of DOCTOR WHO
. Yes, I am a geek but it's a flippin'
great album. Much
better than the pish
2007 TOP 10 'ALBUMS'
10. MAXIMO PARK - "OUR EARTHLY PLEASURES"
9. FEIST - "THE REMINDER"
8. SUPER FURRY ANIMALS - "HEY VENUS"
7. THE SHINS - "WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY"
6. ARCADE FIRE - "NEON BIBLE"
5. FIELD MUSIC - "TONES OF TOWN"
4. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - "RELEASE THE STARS"
3. SUZANNE VEGA - "BEAUTY & CRIME"
2. PAUL MCCARTNEY - "MEMORY ALMOST FULL"
1. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS - "THE ELSE/CAST YOUR POD TO THE WIND"
, and I use the word quite wrongly, I only have 3
of that 10
as it were. And I only spent actual
money on another 3
. How times have changed. All-in-all
, a real good year for music, just no remarkable
albums. But I'd rather have lots of damn good
releases than just one classic with heaps of garbage. A top year for the 'tune'
Feel free to comment on my Top Tens and post your own. I'd love to know what you guys & gals lurve too!
Labels: 2007 Music Review, Best Music of 2007, Candie Payne, Field Music, Maximo Park, Paul McCartney, Rufus Wainwright, Super Furry Animals, Suzanne Vega, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS