Monday, October 1, 2007

2007 is the greatest year for music in history

Right up there with "The reptilian jaw splits creating a rudimentary ear (which then evolves and is naturally selected for to create the ear we know today)" we now have "The year 2007" in the greatest moments in music. The reason for the histrionics, of course, is the new Radiohead announcement today. Radiohead have been semi-secretly working on their album "due out sometime in 2008" and they suddenly announced today that it'll come out in 10 days!!! Yeah, like 10 days from now. You've probably seen this but just take this time to be appreciative. Also, you pay however much you want for it from their website (you could buy it for a dollar or 50 dollars if you want.) It's a double album, too and the songs are amazing including my long-time favorite "nude" (formerly called "(Don't get any) big ideas (they're not gonna happen)" which I've had on a bootleg since 99.)

Think about all the incredible music that's been released in 2007, and feel sory for the critic who is aleady dreading his "10 Best Albums" list at the end of the year.

In approximate order of my liking:
Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
M.I.A.- Kala
The Editors- An End has a Start
Elliott Smith- New Moon
Wilco- Sky Blue Sky*
Andrew Bird- Armchair Apocypha
Spoon- ga ga ga ga ga
The National- The Boxer
Feist- The Reminder
Stars- In our bedroom after the war
The Hives- it hasn't been released yet, but I'm pretty sure about the placement
The Go! Team- Proof of Youth
Rilo Kiley- under the blacklight
The Shins- Wincing the Night Away
The White Stripes- Icky Thump
LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
Voxtrot- Voxtrot
Mark Ronson- Version
Interpol- Our love to admire
Kings of Leon- Because of the Times
Okkervil River- The Stage Names
Modest Mouse- We were Dead before the ship even sank
Bloc Party- Weekend in the city

*It physically pains me to put Wilco this low on the list, that album is incredible.


Leah said...

Of course anytime someone creates some kind of list, you will get comments like the one I'm about to leave (i.e., "What? No _____?" or "You'd be remiss to leave out _____!") So, I have to tell you that you forgot the Junior Boys - This Is Goodbye, unless it came out last year, but it seems like it was this year.

mqzoeller said...

Radiohead: Just when you think that an awesome awesome surprise will not arrive in 10 days, you receive news that one will.

You putting Rilo Kiley on the list: I feel like I don't even know you anymore.(all this despite what Leah said)

Matt C said...

Who is Radiohead?