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#1061 scarymuppet

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:33 PM

07 Architecture In Helsinki - Places Like This


Meh, found this to be really boring.


Gets better and better with multiple listens. Seeing them live helps too.
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#1062 solace

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:35 PM

25 Future of the Left - Curses


yes! Good call. This one needs more votes.

will definitely be on mine, maybe even top 25 too

#1063 Montana

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:46 PM

1. marissa nadler - songs III: bird on water

so much goodness this year, it was very hard to whittle it down



Nice. Very powerful album, with possibly the song of the year IMHO in "Diamond Heart".

Fantastic road trip music. Really mellow pacing that fits in perfectly with the ever-shrinking small towns of rural America, and the wide open spaces. "Siliva" is a mesmerizing tune as well. Especially haunting were the words "the water is your friend" while hiking/camping/driving through the drought-stricken northern rockies, with gigantic fires all around, and a sky choked thick with smoke.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
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#1064 fabulous muscles

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:07 PM

Are the Sally Shapiro and Boris with Michio Kurihara albums eligible? I believe both got domestic releases this year, and did not place on last year's list.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:15 PM

Are the Sally Shapiro and Boris with Michio Kurihara albums eligible? I believe both got domestic releases this year, and did not place on last year's list.


I think it was determined that Sally was fair game, released in Dec. of last year I believe.

Not sure about Boris and Michio.

#1066 Burz

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:41 PM

The Boris album is eligible. Came out the last week of December last year in Japan, released in the USA in the spring of this year.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:13 PM

Nice. Both really good additions to a beefy lists, I say.
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#1068 Soundscape

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:10 AM

so I take it The Apex Theory and This Will Destroy You be eligible as well? Geezus this is getting complicated.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:38 AM

<img src="http://www.fantagrap...oe-742593.jpg"> 1. Menomena Friend and Foe 2. The National Boxer 3. Battles - Mirrored 4. Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 5. Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement of the Decline 6. Super Furry Animals Hey Venus! 7. The Field From Here We Go Sublime 8. LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver 9. Radiohead In Rainbows 10. Von Sudenfed Tromatic Reflexxions 11. Deerhunter Cryptograms 12. Caribou Andorra 13. Burial - Untrue 14. White Rainbow Prism of the Eternal Now 15. Pantha Du Prince This Bliss 16. Deerhoof Friend Opportunity 17. Denzel + Huhn Paraport 18. Panda Bear Person Pitch 19. Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala 20. Ween - La Cucaracha

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 03:53 AM

1. Menomena Friend and Foe
2. The National Boxer
3. Battles - Mirrored
4. Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5. Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement of the Decline
6. Super Furry Animals Hey Venus!
7. The Field From Here We Go Sublime
8. LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
9. Radiohead In Rainbows
10. Von Sudenfed Tromatic Reflexxions
11. Deerhunter Cryptograms
12. Caribou Andorra
13. Burial - Untrue
14. White Rainbow Prism of the Eternal Now
15. Pantha Du Prince This Bliss
16. Deerhoof Friend Opportunity
17. Denzel + Huhn Paraport
18. Panda Bear Person Pitch
19. Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
20. Ween - La Cucaracha


Good list. Reminds me of a lot of stuff I need to give another listen to.

Aside: anyone else feel like that Deerhunter album grew boring as the year got on? Still a fiend for the title track, but there isn't much else that does it for me.
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#1071 James D

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 05:06 AM

so I take it The Apex Theory and This Will Destroy You be eligible as well? Geezus this is getting complicated.


Well I know that TWDY has been leaked, but it's not properly out yet is it?

#1072 Seamus

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:42 AM

my favorite album EVER is by Pedro the Lion

it's hard to find a friend or winners never quit?


It's Hard to Find a Friend. Every note of that record is perfect.

agreed


"Big Trucks" popped up recently on my iPod and nearly reduced me to tears. Dear god, what a song.


"Bad Diary Days", "The Longest Winter", and - being a frustrated church-goer most of my life - "Secret of the Easy Yoke" are the tracks that truly kill me. Glad to see folks like this album; I had no idea. I'd make it my #1 of 2007 if I could.


It's sort of an unheralded classic. I feel similarly about Death Cab's We Have the Facts, though convincing people of that has only become harder over the years. Fuck it, I'm putting 'em both on my '07 list.


How did I miss this dicussion? Hard To Find A Friend is fantastic. I would agree every note is perfect. Yeah, bellwether? Sea Change?? Something happened when I first heard this record. My first (and so far only) four track experiment--where I did the guitar, bass, and drums--was a total rip off of "Bad Diary Days".

#1073 scarymuppet

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:11 AM

David Bazan played a few songs at Horatio Sanz's strange live holiday thing (The Ho-Ho-Horatio Sanz Christmas Special) at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre last year. Strange but pleasant surprise. They ended with everyone joining him for "Merry Christmas (War Is Over)".
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#1074 DrJimmy

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:12 AM

can i make a little revision to my list? the robert plant/alison krauss record is too good.

#1075 vamos

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:24 PM

Good list. Reminds me of a lot of stuff I need to give another listen to.

Aside: anyone else feel like that Deerhunter album grew boring as the year got on? Still a fiend for the title track, but there isn't much else that does it for me.


Yeah it did grow boring, but it was really awesome for a while. I haven't returned to it much apart from the later tracks (Strange Lights, Heatherwood). Intro, Cryptograms, Lake Somerset, Octet... those all gave me some crazy listening experiences.

Edit: Wow, yeah, Lake Somerset still kicks massive amounts of ass.

where do we gooo new?!!?


#1076 Soundscape

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:30 PM

so I take it The Apex Theory and This Will Destroy You be eligible as well? Geezus this is getting complicated.


Well I know that TWDY has been leaked, but it's not properly out yet is it?


no afaik it's not gonna drop or even be on Itunes or their myspace til next year. Suppose it'd be worth sending them a message about that. Asking if it'll be available to d/l at least before X-Mas.

#1077 cerebralcaustic

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:12 AM

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1. Aliens - Astronomy For Dogs
2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
4. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
5. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
6. Working For A Nuclear Free City - Businessmen And Ghosts
7. Vampire Weekend - Blue CD-R
8. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
9. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
10. Field Music - Tones Of Town
11. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
12. Battles - Mirrored
13. Von Sudenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions
14. Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
15. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
16. Lucky Soul - The Great Unwanted
17. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
18. Bodies Of Water - Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink
19. Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
20. Trans Am - Sex Change
21. Gruff Rhys - Candylion
22. Voxtrot - Voxtrot
23. Kanye West - Graduation
24. Caribou - Andorra
25. The Sea And Cake - Everybody
26. Fiery Furnaces - Widow City
27. The Good, The Bad And The Queen - The Good, The Bad And The Queen
28. Bjork - Volta
29. Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
30. King Khan And The Shrines - What Is?!
31. New Pornographers - Challengers
32. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse
33. The Go! Team - Proof of Youth
34. Andy Palacio - Watina
35. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder

Good year. Lots of good albums, though no real classics.

#1078 Paul

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:33 AM

I hope that everyone that has posted an albums list in this thread is also working on a singles list, comps. list, and miscellaneous polls. I'm all caught up with tabbing everything submitted already and I want some more distraction from the last of my school work for the semester.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:53 AM

I hope that everyone that has posted an albums list in this thread is also working on a singles list, comps. list, and miscellaneous polls. I'm all caught up with tabbing everything submitted already and I want some more distraction from the last of my school work for the semester.


I'm working on all of them in what there is of my spare time. It's become my third job. Someone remind me why I'm not trying to get a job with an alt weekly or Pitchfork or something.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 02:08 AM

I hope that everyone that has posted an albums list in this thread is also working on a singles list, comps. list, and miscellaneous polls.

I'll be doing all three, I'm just waiting to see if I can flesh out my singles list, which is surprisingly low.
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