Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Best of 2007 Lists:
Peeking at Your Hand

While we're still debating our Top Fives and cramming overlooked albums, fellow music sites/mags have already posted their Best of 2007 lists. Damn overachievers... Here's a peek at the number ones:

Stylus Magazine (RIP): LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Paste Magazine - The National - Boxer

Gorilla vs. Bear - Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Metacritic - Burial - Untrue

Harp - Okkervil River - The Stage Names

Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear) - Dirty Projectors - Rise Above

Q Magazine - Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

If you're curious to see more, Largehearted Boy has compiled a list of all Best of 2007 lists thus far. OK Harp, I'm going to give that Okkervil River album another go. I will give you that "Girl in Port" is a pretty fab song.


The Moon said...

I can understand to some degree all of these choses except Dirty Projects (While I don't dislike their album it just isn't interesting enough to be on even the top 50 list) and Okkervil River (whom I just out right dislike)?

Femme Fatale said...

I think Okkervil River has a much stronger presence than I've seen from them in the past... and it was offputting at first. I still don't know what to think.

SonicRyan said...

I dunno, that Black Sheep Boy album pretty much put them on the map.

I dare say that the reason Stage Names is getting such great reviews is because different publications are overcompensating for sleeping on this band for so long. But maybe that's just me being cynical because I'm partial to Down the River of Golden Dreams.

Femme Fatale said...

I guess I mean "presence" as in the music/vocals... but then again, I haven't heard much of Black Sheep Boy.

SonicRyan said...

Ah, I see. In that case, you're probably right, but then again I haven't listened to Black Sheep Boy in quite some time.