Thursday, December 27, 2007

Best of 2007, Pt. 2

City Paper's '07 round-up came out today. For the second year, the results are presented online in a nice, well-designed format that, alas, does not lend itself to linking. Check the whole thing here. I wrote the entries on numbers 10 (The Weakerthans), 18 (Wilco) and 19 (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings).

Also, as is customary, you can check the ballots of all who contributed to the list, mine included.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Best of 2007

Top 10 Albums
1. The Weakerthans- Reunion Tour (Epitaph/Anti)
2. Emma Pollock- Watch the Fireworks (4AD)
3. Various Artists- Ballads of the Book (Chemikal Underground)
4. Saint Joan - The Wrecker's Lantern (Camera Obscura)
5. Wilco- Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
6. Of Montreal- Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
7. Future Clouds and Radar- Future Clouds and Radar (Star Apple Kingdom)
8. Electrelane- No Shouts, No Calls (Too Pure)
9. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings- 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)
10. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss- Raising Sand (Rounder)

Top 10 Singles
1. Sons and Daughters- "Gilt Complex" (Domino)
2. 1990s- "See You At the Lights" (Rough Trade)
3. The Weakerthans- "Civil Twilight" (Epitaph/Anti)
4. Beyonce- "Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix)" (Sony)
5. Aesop Rock- "Coffee (featuring John Darnielle)" (Definite Jux)
6. Meg Baird- "The Waltze of the Tennis Players" (Drag City)
7. Crowded House- "Don't Stop Now" (ATO)
8. Art Brut- "Direct Hit" (Downtown)
9. Rilo Kiley- "The Moneymaker" (Warner Bros.)
10. M.I.A.- "Paper Planes," (Interscope/XL)