My Final Top Whatever Lists of 2007

I swore I was going to include books and DVDs, but there were just too damned many that I can’t remember them off the top of my head. Maybe in the comments section I’ll get around to it.

And the records I’m most looking forward to in 2008? The new Mastodon, Torche, Atlas Sound, The Selmanaires, Harvey Milk and R.E.M. (the songs I heard from the Dublin live shows, at least) are being awaited with baited breath. Holy shit, all of those are either local or semi-local! Am I a lucky Georgia boy or what? Also stoked to hear the Volcano Suns reissues that (I hear) Taang! is reissuing. Also, I’m also looking forward to the "official" Replacements reunion. Let’s just say that MBV will need somebody to play alongside at all the festivals this summer.

Top Fifteen Albums I Was Either Given By Publicists, Record Labels [Or The Bands Themselves] in 2007

Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
Wooden Shjips – Wooden Shjips
Om – Pilgrimage
Major Stars – Mirror/Messenger
Pissed Jeans – Hope For Men
Big Business – Here Come The Waterworks *
Jesu – Conqueror
Battles – Mirrored
Times New Viking – Present the Paisley Reich
Deerhunter – Cryptograms
Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
Magik Markers – Boss
Burial – Untrue
Part Chimp – Cup
Thurston Moore – Trees Outside The Academy
(*also goes for the entire Hydrahead label. Fuck, I swear they released like ten great albums that I heard this past year.)

Top Ten Albums That I Only Heard In Passing [And I’m 99.99% Sure Can Fuck Off] in 2007
Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Feist – The Reminder
Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
Blonde Redhead – 23
Interpol – Our Love To Admire
Peter Bjorn & John – Writers Block
Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
The National – Boxer
Dungen – Tio Bitar
Patrick Wolf – The Magic Position

Top Three Reissues That Made My Happy Parts Tingly Inside In 2007
Hubble Bubble – Self Titled
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Jukebox Explosion
Pylon – Gyrate

Top DVD Release [Providing You’re A Fan Of Theirs] of 2007
AC/DC –  Plug Me In Special Edition 3xDVD set

Top Seventeen Albums I Bought At Least Once* In 2007
Busy Signals – Self titled
Carbonas – Self titled
Jay Reatard – Night of Broken Glass 12"
Earth – Hibernaculum and Europe2006 live CD
Psychedelic Horseshit – Magic Flowers Droned
Bottomless Pit – Hammer Of The Gods
Grinderman – Grinderman
Fucked Up – "Year Of The Pig" 12"
Shellac – Excellent Italian Greyhound
Boris and Michio Kurihara – Rainbow
Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
Cynics – Here We Are
No Age – Weirdo Rippers
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
Torche – In Return
Growing – Vision Swim
Metalocalypse 2xCD & DVD
*I have a lot of friends I buy records for. Call it a curse.

My Favorite Video from 2007
(click youtube link below)