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Old 16-12-2007, 10:03:58   #1
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Albums of the year 2007

My picks-

The Hold Steady- "Boys and girls in America"
Throbbing Gristle- "Part 2: The Endless Not"
The Raveonettes- "Lust lust lust"
Tunng- "Good arrows"
The Young Gods- "Super Ready"
Current 93- "Black ships ate the sky"
Jesu- "Conqueror"
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Old 16-12-2007, 11:04:24   #2
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The Fall - Reformation Post TLC
Manu Chao - La Radiolina
The Enemy - We'll Live and Die In These Towns
Los Campesinos - Sticking Fingers Into Sockets
Gogol Bordello - Super Tarantara
Balkan Beat Box - Nu Med
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Old 16-12-2007, 14:40:32   #3
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Bit if a lean year for music for me this year, but these stood out for me (and not just cos they're all Aussie bands):

Powderfinger - Dream Days at the Hotel Existance
Thirsty Merc - Slideshows
The John Butler Trio - Grand National
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Old 16-12-2007, 17:31:26   #4
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What about The Exploders : Easy and the Sun for the best Aussie album of the year?
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Old 17-12-2007, 01:22:58   #5
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I've never heard of the Exploders tbh. I know they didn't get any nominations at the ARIAs (Australian Record Industry Awards).
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Old 17-12-2007, 09:05:39   #6
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My picks-

The Hold Steady- "Boys and girls in America"
I need to get this.
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Old 17-12-2007, 18:01:45   #7
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I've been singing their praises all year. Get with it, slowpoke.
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Old 18-12-2007, 08:55:25   #8
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I know, you and lots of other people. I was actually listening to it at a friends house at the weekend and I love Stuck Between Stations.

Will get it next month when I have money.
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Old 19-12-2007, 17:31:51   #9
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Myths of the Near Future - Klaxons
Justice - Cross
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The Good the Bad and the Queen - The Good the Bad and the Queen
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
In Rainbows - Radiohead


Interpol - Antics (not released this year but i only just got into it and i listened to it loads)
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Old 20-12-2007, 09:16:20   #10
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Old 20-12-2007, 19:02:15   #11
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Also, I would add :

Planetakis : Out of the Club Into the Night
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Old 20-12-2007, 19:28:22   #12
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Old 20-12-2007, 20:04:23   #13
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Interesting. So far we haven't agreed on absolutely anything.
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Old 20-12-2007, 21:19:09   #14
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I'm notoriously bad at discovering music at the time of release. I could name you a dozen good 2006 albums if you want.
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Old 21-12-2007, 00:48:12   #15
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This year's been shit for music for me. Disappointed with Interpol's "Our Love To Admire," Era Vulgaris by QOTSA, most Brit indie guitar based stuff and have got fed up with hearing about bloody Amy Winehouse.
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Old 21-12-2007, 03:31:44   #16
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Old 22-12-2007, 23:23:07   #17
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Old 26-12-2007, 14:02:02   #18
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After thinking about it i can only think of two which i have really enjoyed:

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Paradise Lost - In Requiem
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Old 27-12-2007, 09:24:41   #19
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have got fed up with hearing about bloody Amy Winehouse.
but the remix of "i'm no good" with ghostface killah is brilliant
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after that, it's the same old fucking thing all over again.
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Old 27-12-2007, 17:41:07   #20
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After thinking about it i can only think of two which i have really enjoyed:

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Paradise Lost - In Requiem
Yep. I reckoned Neon Bible too. Should have been on my list but I thought maybe it was getting too long.
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Old 24-01-2008, 15:36:47   #21
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Man....Neon Bible was a big disappointment after the Funeral album. It didn't suck, but it seemed to have lost edge and passion, much the same way Pixies started to go up their own ass in the studios.
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Old 24-01-2008, 19:46:17   #22
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Get the Hold Steady album. You'd love it.
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Old 24-01-2008, 22:44:40   #23
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I've said it before, but by liking The Hold Steady you're basically opting out of having any valid opinions about new music, and drifting into that dangerous "dad car music" no-taste zone.

You mark my words, by this time next year your'll be driving around to a soundtrack of The Hold Steady, Maroon 5, James Blunt, that new Take That album, and perhaps a bit of Coldplay.

It's a slippery slope...
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Old 25-01-2008, 06:28:53   #24
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Cock. The point at which the Replacements meets Husker Du is a glorious place, and they're in it. Likening it to James Blunt seems bizarre, but then I do notice that your avatar has no ears.
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Old 25-01-2008, 07:01:36   #25
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They are the album you buy your dad at christmas because he likes the single he heard on Radio 2. Like Automatic era REM or Counting Crowes or Tom Petty or The Eagles, they are pure AOR. The Replacements started out pretty good, but drifted squarely into this category too.
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Old 25-01-2008, 08:34:14   #26
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What in God's name are you talking about?!?
The Replacements never "drifted" into anything...they were pretty much "themselves" right on through...

And since I'm pushing 40, I notice my musical tastes have gotten more throwback, mellower. It'll happen to you too, probably!
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Old 25-01-2008, 09:01:07   #27
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Old 25-01-2008, 09:12:26   #28
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The Hold Steady do look like a bunch of dads.

But they are very good. which is all that matters. Miles more interesting than the likes of Blunt or Coldplay both musically and lyrically.
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Old 31-01-2008, 10:51:22   #29
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Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

Before you right it off as shitty gangster rap; it's absolutely nothing of the sort. Lupe is a fantastic writer and he's even released a track called 'Dumb it Down' as many people think he should simplify his lyrics to sell more records. Listen to the album, you'll hear nothing about guns, cars or money. I can't recommend it enough. The guy is one of the best rappers I've ever heard, his flow is unbelievable and raps about everything metaphorically.
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Ségo la Royale - Péter la rondelle
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Old 13-02-2008, 15:33:15   #31
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I'm so sorry to confess I finally bought a Radiohead album. Ok computer...not that good. But in better news, I do like Wolfmother.
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I'm so sorry to confess I finally bought a Radiohead album. Ok computer...not that good. But in better news, I do like Wolfmother.
at least it wasn't a 2007 album so you may be forgiven in a small part
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Old 17-03-2008, 20:48:36   #35
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See, now the 2007 entries start dropping in into my consciousness and I'll have a good set come this time next year probably.

This one is from Laz's home town, though I doubt he'd like it, it's happy "jump up" drum & bass.

TC - Evolution
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Old 18-03-2008, 21:53:19   #36
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