Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Heron's Favorite Albums 2007

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought a 2007 retrospective would be a good way to jump back in. I thought about doing a top 10, but then thought that top 10s really don't do justice to the listening that goes on throughout a year. Instead, I've simply ordered the list of what I bought/really listened to in 2007. This will reveal any limitations in my listening, and this way I won't have to come back, after someone else has posted, and say, "Well, yeah, I listened to that too, but it was number 11 on my list." I hope 23 albums isn't too long of a list - this might be an obnoxious way to do it. On the other hand, I'd love to see what each of you listened to all year long. I had thought of making a top 10 of 2007, no matter what the release date of the album, but thought better of it.
I hope I didn't forget anything.

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
4. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
5. Akron/Family - Love is Simple
6. Phosphorescent - Pride
7. Caribou - Andorra
8. Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
9. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
10. Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
11. Interpol - Our Love to Admire
12. The National - Boxer
13. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
14. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
15. Feist - The Reminder
16. Most Serene Republic - Population
17. Low - Drums and Guns
18. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
19. Air - Pocket Symphony
20. Elliott Smith - New Moon
21. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
22. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
23. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
24. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight


Tim Horsman said...

here's my comprehensive listening list (including some albums that I "acquired" but didn't really give enough attention to make my top 10):
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Some Loud Thunder"
Animal Collective - "Strawberry Jam"
Modest Mouse - "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank"
Arcade Fire - "Neon Bible"
The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
Arctic Monkeys - "Favorite Worst Nightmare"
The New Pornographers - "Challengers"
Handsome Furs - "Plague Park"
The Shins - "Wincing the Night Away"
Rivers Cuomo - "Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo"
Spoon - "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga"
Panda Bear - "Person Pitch"
Kaiser Chiefs - "Yours Truly, Angry Mob"
Interpol - "Our Love To Admire"
Albert Hammond Jr. - "Yours To Keep"
Apples in Stereo - "New Magnetic Wonder"
Babyshambles - "Shotter's Nation"
Bloc Party - "A Weekend in the City"
Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - "Spirit If..."
Caribou - "Andorra"
Eliott Smith - "New Moon"
Iron & Wine - "Shepherd's Dog"
Joy Division - "Closer" (re-release)
Matthew Good - "Hospital Music"
Wilco - "Sky Blue Sky"

Jason Heron said...

I would add Blonde Redhead's 23 to my list, possibly after Yeasayer, at #13, or tied with Yeasayer. Anyway, 23 is great.