Posted by: will | December 28, 2007

SAL’s Top Albums of 2007 1-10

#10

The Forms “The Forms” (Threespheres)

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– Recorded over 50 consecutive days, this self-titled affair is a testament to The Form’s determination and perseverance for perfection.

#9

Battles “Mirrored” (Warp)

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– Battles have created their own sound of instrumental madness and glee on Mirrored.

#8

The Great Depression “The Great Depression” (Self-Released

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– Listening to The Great Depression is a blindsiding experience. This is folk with a raw and compelling emotional vulnerability.

#7

The Winter Sounds “Porcelain Empire” (Livewire)

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– New wave indie rock with just enough southern charm. These songs are as addictive as the Dirty South itself.

#6

Dartz! “This Is My Ship” (Xtra Mile)

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– Dartz! combine a US Dischord influence with their British roots for an infectious and intricate record bursting wtih joy.

#5

Andrew BirdArmchair Apocrypha” (Fat Possum)

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– Andrew Bird’s talent has such a remarkable depth that one would be hard pressed to find a single flaw.

#4

The Gaslight Anthem “Sink Or Swim” (XOXO)

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– Anthemic pop/punk filtered through influences like Guthrie, Bragg and Springsteen.

#3

Look Mexico “This Is Animal Music” (Lujo)

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– Emo for those of us who actually remember what it means…back when it was not such a dirty word. Look Mexico pick up where the short-lived American Football left off.

#2

Lifetime “Lifetime” (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen)

– Lifetime went away for ten years and came back without missing a beat. No band can meld pop with hardcore quite like Lifetime.

#1

The Weakerthans “Reunion Tour” (Anti)

– Frontman John K. Samson continues to wax poetic and Reunion Tour continues this band’s career brilliance. Was there ever any doubt this was going to be my number #1?

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Responses

  1. aw Will, thanks for that number three, man! Solid list. I got a lot of listening to do.

  2. Great list Will. Listening to that Tellison record. good stuff.


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