Sunday, December 23, 2007

2007: A Music Odyssey


I can feel my head throbbing. Maybe it's from all the music I had to hear to compile my favourite albums of the year list, or just maybe from all the alcohol intake of last night (you know you've drank waaaaayyy too much when you end the night in an 80's themed night pumping to the sound of Europe's "The Final Countdown"...). Anyway, here are some of the albums that did it for me during the year. I have sort of tried to organise them by categories (music genre or otherwise, five albums for each), allow me the pleasure to bend them to fit my likings.

Now where did I put that damned Dafalgan?



5 Experimental Albums


5.
MHV
EP 777
[21 Cycles (Ascn)]









4.
Legiac
Mings Feaner
[Dide Skin (snippet)]









3.
Supersilent
8
[8.4]









2.
Tied + Tickled Trio
Aelita
[Other Voices Other Rooms]









1.
Dopplereffekt
Calabi Yau Space
[Calabi Yau Manifold]










5 Ambient (Pop) Albums


5.
Valgeir Sigurðsson
Eqvílibríum
[Evolution Of Waters (snippet)]









4.
Ólafur Arnalds
Eulogy For Evolution
[0040]









3.
Epic45
May Your Heart Be The Map
[Winterbirds]









2.
Nest
Serein
[Kyoto]









1.
Stars Of The Lid
And Their Refinement Of The Decline
[Apreludes (In C Sharp Major)]










5 Night Albums


5.
Underworld
Oblivion With Bells
[Beautiful Burnout]









4.
Pantha Du Prince
This Bliss
[Saturn Strobe]









3.
DeepChord Presents: Echospace
The Coldest Season
[Abraxas]









2.
Burial
Untrue
[Archangel]









1.
Boxcutter
Glyphic
[Fieldtrip]










5 Chill Out Albums


5.
310
Sixes And Sevens
[Track 8 (snippet)]









4.
Matthew Dear
Asa Breed
[Deserter]









3.
Bjørn Torske
Feil Knapp
[Spelunker]









2.
Pedro
You, Me & Everyone
[Lung]









1.
Kim Hiorthøy
My Last Day
[Beats Mistake]










5 Dance Albums


5.
Digitalism
Idealism
[Idealistic]









4.
The Tuss
Rushup Edge
[Rushup I Bank 12]









3.
The Ace Of Clubs
Benefist
[Patriotic Acid]









2.
The Field
From Here We Go Sublime
[Everday]









1.
LCD Soundsystem
Sound Of Silver
[All My Friends]










5 Rock Albums


5.
Caribou
Andorra
[After Hours]









4.
Frog Eyes
Tears Of The Valedictorian
[Bushels]









3.
Arcade Fire
Neon Bible
[Neon Bible]









2.
Sunset Rubdown
Random Spirit Lover
[The Mending Of The Gown]









1.
Animal Collective
Strawberry Jam
[Fireworks]










5 Weird Folk Albums


5.
Crescent
Little Waves
[Little Waves]









4.
Múm
Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy
[They Made Frogs Smoke 'Til They Explode]









3.
Devendra Banhart
Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
[Seahorse]









2.
Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan
Pullhair Rubeye
[Sis Around The Sandmill]









1.
Panda Bear
Person Pitch
[Bros]










5 Folk Rock Albums


5.
Iron & Wine
The Stage Names
[Carousel]









4.
Okkervil River
The Stage Names
[Unless It's Kicks]









3.
Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago
[Skinny Love]









2.
Beirut
The Flying Club Cup
[A Sunday Smile]









1.
Andrew Bird
Armchair Apocrypha
[Pasticities]










5 Grin Albums


5.
Tunng
Good Arrows
[Bricks]









4.
Jens Lekman
Night Falls Over Kortedala
[A Postcard To Nina]









3.
Figurines
When The Deer Wore Blue
[The Air We Breathe]









2.
Misha
Teardrop Sweetheart
[Summersend]









1.
Of Montreal
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
[The Past Is A Grotesque Animal]










[Feel free to post your favourite albums below.]

3 comments:

Robot said...

Bloody good selection, yes. I enjoyed some of them myself, specially Bjørn Torske's Feil Knapp. Anyway, since the end of the year is approaching I'll do my best to party until I end dancing to the beat of "The Final Countdown" too.

Robot said...

I owe the discovery of that splendid album to Sonic Process by the way.

Anonymous said...

tnx a lot!