Monday, January 7, 2008

Mixtape Monday:
Best of 2007

Here at Range Life we've been dreaming up new features for the new year. One of them is Mixtape Monday, and it's an opportunity for us to bring you music on a variety of topics (and, as you know, we love making lists). For our first mixtape I've compiled some of my favorite songs from 2007. Admittedly, this is harder than it seems. For some artists my choices were clear; for others, I had to plunder the depths of my soul. (Have any of you heard of that film Sophie's Choice, where the mother has to choose which of her children will live, and which will die? Just think of me hovering over my playlist.)

1. The Clientele - "Bookshop Cassanova" [mp3]
2. Yeasayer - "2080" [mp3]
3. The New Pornographers - "Myriad Harbour" [mp3]
4. The Besnard Lakes - "Devastation" [mp3]
5. Iron & Wine - "Carousel" [mp3]
6. Okkervil River - "Plus Ones" [mp3]
7. Spoon - "Black Like Me" [mp3]
8. Of Montreal - "She's a Rejector" [mp3]
9. The Twilight Sad - "Mapped By What Surrounded Them" [mp3]
10. The National - "Guest Room" [mp3]
11. Radiohead - "House of Cards" [mp3]
12. Deerhunter - "Hazel St." [mp3]
13. Animal Collective - "Derek" [mp3]

Spoon wins the honor of "Worst Song Title," while Animal Collective wins an award for "Finally Ending An Album with an Excellent Song." Lastly, props to Kevin Barnes for acknowledging it's not cool to hit a chick (even if she did really mess you up, poor guy).


Comely said...

Harsh on Animal Collective. I happen to like Whaddit I done off of Sung Tongs

SonicRyan said...

I'm more than a little surprised to see LCD Soundsystem absent from this list, but I'm happy to see we share the same Spoon song!

Figgsrock2 said...

I must agree about Spoon. I saw them here in NYC 3 months before GaX5 was released and that was my favorite new song they did. My love for it died a bit when I discovered the title.