Monday, December 24, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
TOP ALBUMS OF 2007 (5-2)
|5 - JOSE GONZALEZ - In Our Nature|
I wouldn`t change a thing about this album..Yeah its short...only 30 min...but then again how much can u really take from a guy who just plays an Mexican guitar....I believe this record is a lot more solid then his last one (Veneer)...I like all the songs, and its amazing how much an album that`s so simple (other instruments include hand clapps)...can be soo good!
4 - JUSTICE - +
Man these guys are everywhere now!...On Telus commercials, TV Shows, Video Games....which is great!....a little late but still good...The cross album was an easy one to get into..I get the feeling that the guys were into Micheal Jackson growing up...(see D.A.N.C.E)..Funny at the beginning of the year everyone was like "Justice Who?".........and now everyone is listening
3 - THE TOUGH ALLIANCE - A New Chance
I never would have imagined that 2 punk kids from Sweden, could make such a beautiful album...Young too!..I say punk kids cause I herd they got tossed off stage once for swinging baseball bats...This record is as good ass Electronic Pop gets.....Thanks to the blog Gorilla Vs Bear, for introducing me
2 - TWO HOURS TRAFFIC - Little Jabs
This album is right down my alley...It has a little bit of a Superfriendz feel to it.....and since there not around anymore, Little Jabs is as close as I`m gonna get..I got this record as a promo early this year...and is one of the best free albums I got...Don`t worry I still supported the band by seeing em live numerous times and buying a t-shirt.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
TOP ALBUMS OF 2007 (10-6)
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
TOP ALBUMS OF 2007 (15-11)
|15 - TALIB KWELI - Ear Drum|
Yes my favourite Hip-Hop album of 2007. Eardrum is packed with sick jams..16 tracks and I probably love 13 of them...It seemed like everyone else does too...Lots of favorable reviews and good album sales....Eardrum was an easy pick at #15
14 - TWO MINUTE MIRACLES - Lions Of Love
Its been soo long since the last Two Minute Miracles albums...Well worth the wait...Andy Magoffin is talented both as a song writer and a producer...and it shows on Lions Of Love....Lots of 2 minute kick ass songs.
13 - BLONDE REDHEAD - 23
23 is the kind of album I like to listen to from track 1 to finish....It has a great mood to it...Which is funny cause the band admitted to having know idea where the album was going prior to mixing...Who knows what the album cover is about?
12 - ANDREW BIRD - Armchair Apocrypha
This was my first album I`d herd of by Andrew Bird...so needless to say I was impressed...Yeah I know I`m a little late getting on the Andrew Bird train (guy has like 8 albums). But I`m on now!...In my opinion he looks a lot like Andrew Scott from Sloan....Go Here and Here to compare the two..
11 - ROGUE WAVE - Asleep At Heavens Gate
This album surprised the heck outta me...I can now safely say I like this album better then there last (Descended Like Vultures)...Which is tough to do...especially after switching record labels....Zack Rogue continues to be one of my favourite song writers and it shows on this record
Monday, December 17, 2007
TOP ALBUMS OF 2007 (20-15)
Friday, December 14, 2007
TOP ALBUMS OF 2007 (26-21)
|Hey guys...sorry no post yesterday...got home late from the Fiery Furnaces concert....u get 6 more albums today...CN|
26 - SQUARE ROOT OF MARGARET - Teragram Photeur
I start buy saying "Buy This Album Immediately HERE". I don`t know if Po Kadot and friends know how to make a shitty album...it may be their strongest to date. The two songs about "Time" are my favourites.
25 - APOSTLE OF HUSTLE - National Anthem Of Nowhere
For the BSS "Hardcore`s" you may be surprised that Andrew Whiteman`s A.O.H. are at #25 on my list and Kevin Drew was at #39. For me Andrew`s touch of World Music and Spanish Lyrics makes for one kick ass album. Plus they blew my mind when they played CTO in London.
24 - AKRON/FAMILY - Love Is Simple
Akron/Family was one of the main acts @ LOLA fest this year.....So I checked em out and they were horrible...well not that bad but defiantly didn`t fit in nicely with the London crowd...Regardless I grabbed the Vinyl and loved it....I still listen to it a lot.
23 - LES SAVY FAV - Lets Stay Friends
Les Savy Who? is what I thought when I cought up with all the hype about this band. Every track is unique and if you didn`t know any better you may even mistake this album for a Compilation. I will "Stay Friends" with this band, as long as they are making masterpieces..
22 - BLOC PARTY - A Weekend In The City
What Bloc Party shoulda done for this one is release it as a double album...All the B-Sides and Extra Tracks are just as good as the album itself.....Last time I counted there was 12 tracks too...different versions of some. Another band I`m glad I saw live (finally) in 2007.
21 - AESOP ROCK - None Shall Pass
Man I`m struggling to come up with stuff to say about Aesop....I love the fact that he produces half of the songs on the album...and the beats are sick... I`m still a little pissed about the vinyl pressing (still waiting for my copy and it apparently came out in Aug)
Square Root Of Margaret - Time Bomb
Square Root Of Margaret - Time Delay
Apostle Of Hustle - National Anthem Of Nowhere
Apostle Of Hustle - Chances Are
Akron/Family - Ed Is A Portal
Akron/Family - Don`t Be Afraid, Your Already Dead
Les Savy Fav - The Year Before The Year 2000
Les Savy Fav - What Would Wolves Do?
Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches
Bloc Party - Kreuzberg
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Aesop Rock - Five Fingers