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The Best of 2007 (so far)


Today is June 30th, just about as close to the midway point of 2007 as we're going to get. It almost scares me looking at what's been released and what's priming to be released because some amazing records aren't even going to crack the top 15 when it's all said and done.

My 10 Favorite Albums of 2007 (so far)

Just Missed: Lovedrug - Everything Starts Where it Ends, Page France - ...and the Family Telephone, Lymbyc Systym - Love Your Abuser, The Snake The Cross The Crown - Cotton Teeth.

10. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
9. Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8
8. A Northern Chorus - The Millions Too Many
7. Paramore - Riot!
6. Dear and the Headlights - Small Steps, Heavy Hooves
5. Loney, Dear - Loney, Noir
4. Chris Merritt - Hello, Little Captain
3. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
2. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
1. Field Music - Tones of Town

My 10 Favorite Songs of 2007 (so far):

Just missed: Modest Mouse - Dashboard, Beirut - Elephant Gun, Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running, Des Ark - Lord of the Rings..., Georgie James - Need Your Needs.

10. Bill Coleman - Offer Up the Hope
9. Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing? [mp3]
8. Softlightes - Heart Made of Sound
7. Cloud Cult - The Deaf Girl's Song
6. The Acorn - Spring Thaw
5. Chris Merritt - The Palace Flophouse [mp3]
4. The Shins - Australia
3. Loney, Dear - Hard Days 1,2,3,4 [mp3]
2. Field Music - In Context [mp3]
1. The National - Fake Empire [mp3]

Upcoming in 2007:
Spoon, The New Pornographers, Pinback, Iron & Wine, Mae, The Rocket Summer, Josh Ritter, Coheed & Cambria, Blitzen Trapper, and hundreds more.

I think the top 5 in both categories have legit shots to remain in the top 10 by December, but it'll be a free-for-all. Discoveries await around every corner. Love music.

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