I was recently asked over on Pownce what music came out this past year that I liked or that touched me in some way, and I have to admit it was a really tough question. When I was finally able to put together a response, I thought why just waste my response over there where no one will read it when I can post it here on my blog and have even more people not read it.
So here it is, my top 10 albums of 2007
I’ve written about this before but it must be said again – this is just an amazing record. Containing picture perfect pop songs and a return to their more melodious times, I would say this ranks up there with Being There – and that says a lot.
I’ve been a fan ever since I first heard The Trinity Sessions and what I call the catatonic version of the VU’s Sweet Jane. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed with a release of theirs but this one is particularly strong. Mike Timmons calls it a collection of songs that "hint at themes of inevitability, finality, not exactly pre-determination, but a sense of running out of choices, a sense of being at the end of paths taken."
3) Band of Horses – Cease To Begin
I really just discovered these guys a month or so ago. I originally heard a track from their Debut Everything All The Time and it just clicked with me. I queued up both albums on my Yahoo Unlimited and have been hooked ever since. Both are good but Cease To Begin is better. I guess they get compared to The Shins and such but to me they are far superior – after all they appear on this list and The Shins don’t.
I hear you – you think I forgot to finish or that I messed up. You think "boy that Scott has sure lost it, where are the rest?"
Actually, that’s it. I could only think of the three. How sad is that?
It could have to do with the fact that I still use the terms record and album, perhaps I’m not up with the new stuff. These kids today and their music, I just don’t understand it…..
Anyway, that’s it – my pick of the top 10 albums of the past year.
Now it’s your turn to tell me what I missed? Can you fill in the rest?