Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Without further ado, my top 10 of 2007:

1. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde (Prophecy)

2. Kanye West - Graduation (Roc-A-Fella)

3. Dr. Dog - We All Belong (Park The Van)

4. Gui Boratto - Chromophobia (Kompakt)

5. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Def Jux)

6. Oh No - Dr. No's Oxperiment (Stone's Throw)

7. Parts & Labor - Mapmaker (Jagjagwar)

8. Lack Of Afro - Press On (Freestyle)

9. Burial - Untrue (Hyperdub) & Jamie Woon - Wayfaring Stranger [Burial Rmx] (Live Recordings) single

10. Tuomo - My Thing (Texicalli)


Other releases of high note (aka "the next 5"):

Wold - Screech Owl (Profound Lore)

Seiji - DJ Tools (Sonar Kollektiv)

Dr. Who Dat? - Beat Journey (Lex)

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity (Kill Rock Stars)

V/A - Samurai Champloo: The Way Of The Samurai (Ample Soul)




Even more great stuff from 2007 (arranged by genre and in no particular order):

Electronica:
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
Kim Hiorthøy - My Last Day
Parov Stelar - Shine
Me & You - Floating Away
Outlines - Our Lives Are Too Short
Benny Sings - Benny... At Home
Little Dragon - Self-titled

Rock:
Low - Drums And Guns
Crowded House - Time On Earth
The Ponys - Turn The Lights Out
Watain - Sworn To The Dark
Witchcraft - The Alchemist
A Place To Bury Strangers - Self-titled

Rock (old music finally released):
Karate - 595
Pleasure Forever - Bodies Need Rest

Avant-Garde Rock:
Wooden Shjips - Self-titled album, 10" & SOL 7"
Expo '70 - Animism
Boredoms - 77boadrums
Racoo-oo-oon - Behold Secret Kingdom
Pink Reason - Cleaning The Mirror

Folk:
Jana Hunter - There's No Home
Ignatz - II
Woods - At Rear House
Susanna - Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos

Funk:
Lefties Soul Connection - Skimming The Skum

Hip-Hop/Rap:
Onra & Quetzal - Tribute
Freeway - Free At Last
Kia Shine - Due Season
Consequence - Don't Quit Your Day Job!
Turf Talk - West Coast Vaccine (The Cure)
Shing02 - Evolution Of The MC
Tum Tum - Eat Or Get Ate

Grime / Dubstep:
Durrty Goodz - Axiom EP
Wong - I Bet It Will Stay In Ur Car 4 A Year
Trim - Soulfood Vol. 2
Milanese - Barry Dub 2007 single

Hip-Hop Mixtapes:
Jazz One - Sublime 3
Little Brother - And Justus For All
Lil’ Wayne – Da Drought
DJ Premier - Salutes James Brown (The Foundation Of Hip Hop)
Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing

Re-issues:
We All Together - Self-titled 1 & 2
V/A - All of the "Eccentric Soul" compilations by Numero Group Records


And finally, there was one album that would have made a big splash in my top 10, but sadly it won't be available to the general public until next Spring. With that in mind, I highly recommend everyone check out the second album from White Flight. It is a listen to behold.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ellaguru said...

good taste good taste, that's why i frequent this blog...
ciao

12/31/2007 8:19 AM  
Anonymous El Keter said...

Me want the new White Flight!

1/01/2008 6:57 PM  

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