Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Dallas Does Indie Does Year End Album List

Year In Review

The interesting thing about year end album lists is that everyone's, and I mean everyone's looks different. I have looked over so many year end lists my eyes feel like they are going to fall out, and yet here I am creating my own. The fascination with "the list" for me is that it sparks conversation and inspires thought. I didn't publicly do one last year, but I had one in my head. I hope as you look over the list you find yourself with an opinion - not so much on whether my list is right or wrong, because without a doubt it will look wrong - but your opinion on what albums you loved this year. There were a lot of good ones. I didn't spend a whole lot of time on mine. I just typed out the albums I can remember listening to a lot and not growing tired of. I guess that's what I really like about a good album - it lasts.

01.The National Boxer
02.Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha
03.Band of Horses Cease To Begin
04.Iron & Wine The Shepherds Dog
05.The Shins Wincing The Night Away
06.Vampire Weekend Blue CD-R
07.Radiohead In Rainbows
08.Pela Anytown Graffiti
09.Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova Once Soundtrack
10.Shout Out Louds Our Ill Wills
11.Feist The Reminder
12.Beirut The Flying Club Corp.
13.Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
14.David Vandervelde Moonstation House Band
15.St. Vincent Marry Me
16.John Vanderslice Emerald City
17.Sigur Ros Hvarf-Heim
18.Bowerbirds Hymns For A Dark Horse
19.Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
20.Explosions In The Sky All Of The Sudden I Miss Everyone
21.Laura Veirs Saltbreakers
22.Elliott Smith New Moon
23.Menomena Friend Or Foe
24.Electrelane No Shouts No Calls
25.The New Pornographers Challengers
26.Zookeeper Becoming All Things
27.Albert Hammond, Jr. Yours To Keep
28.Ryan Adams Easy Tiger
29.Arcade Fire Neon Bible
30.FrYars The Ides/happY 7"

Tell me who I missed out on - post a comment!!!

Also, go check out Stereogum's List of Year End Lists. Click here.

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Blogger Chris said...

Wha? No Rogue Wave?

3:37 PM 
Blogger jasien said...

Yeah, I was wondering if someone would mention that. Obviously I love them, but compared to their last two albums I didn't think I could put in 'em in my top 30. Maybe I will regret I don't know....

5:08 PM 
Blogger Monty said...

Your list is pretty great, many of which were among my more favored albums. What say you of Okkervil River, Blitzen Trapper, Panda Bear, Black Lips and Future of the Left, all albums that would fit nicely on your list?

9:51 PM 
Blogger Jonathan said...

Voxtrot from austin popped out their first LP before summer, they're amazing. You prob already know, but rogue wave is at Hailey's next Sat.

12:08 AM 
Blogger jasien said...

Okkervil River should have been on the list. That is a great album. Same with Black Lips, also great. I'm not as high on Panda Bear. There could be several others on the list too though. The Shins put out a pretty nice album in 2007, but that just seemed like an obvious choice, ya know?

8:57 AM 

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