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Favorite Songs of ’07

This is not my list for favorite albums of 2007. I’m still working on that as we speak.

This list is kind of a 2007 listening road map for me.

*Some songs may have been released in ’06, but I heard them for the first time this year. As well, they are in no order whatsoever.

Fake Empire by The National

Pioneer To The Falls by Interpol. Get it from Your Head’s Not Right.

Down The Line by Jose Gonzalez. Check MOKB.

Bodysnatchers by Radiohead. Check Rocksellout.

Fools by The Dodos

Casualty by Look See Proof. Exitfare has it.

Time To Pretend by MGMT

Superheroes/Human After All/Rock’n’Roll by Daft Punk off Alive.

Bros (Edit) by Panda Bear

Northwestern Girls by Say Hi

Videotape (Acoustic) by Thom Yorke. Get it at Good Weather.

Hljomalind by Sigur Ros. Get it at the Sound Of Marching Feet.

Your English Is Good by Tokyo Police Club

Good To Sea by Pinback. Check Neiles Life.

Phantom pt. II (Soulwax Night Version) by Justice

Strangers by The Kinks

Damnit Anna by The Morning Benders

Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave

Let’s Dance To Joy Division by The Wombats

Pop Rocks by Saturna

Weighty Ghost by Wintersleep

Sandy by Caribou

Forever Heavy by Black Moth Super Rainbow

Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart by Miracle Fortress. Get it from Matt.

It Will Find You by Maps

Collarbone by Fujiya & Miyagi

West Coast by Coconut Records

1 2 3 4 by Feist

Simple X by Andrew Bird

Oh, The Boss Is Coming by Charlemagne

Sing! Captain by Handsome Furs

My Body Is A Cage by The Arcade Fire

Nothin’No by David Vandervelde

Anti-Anti (Stutter remix) by Snowden. Thats a tricky one to find, check iTunes.

Take Your Medicine by Cloud Cult

Music Now by Frightened Rabbit

Winding Watch by Rebekah Higgs

Cloud Cult

I’m already looking forward to April, or when I’ll be able to get my hands on a copy of Cloud Cult‘s newest offering called The Meaning Of 8.

Great band from Minnesota fronted by talented songwriter and environmentalist Craig Minowa. The band’s 2004 release (Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus) took everyone by surprise, landing on college radio everywhere. Minimal marketing budgets. Word of mouth working overtime. The record was even put out on the band’s own label (Earthology Records), known as the ‘world’s most environmentally friendly not-for-profit record label.’

Based on what I’ve heard so far of the new record, this could be a great year for the band. Nice, I’ll catch you guys in Austin (only a month until my favorite week all year).

My favorite track is a song called Chain Reaction. Sample drums lead the song into what you would think is an instrumental number. Eventually the song rings with the lyrics ‘Put your face on mine..‘.

A couple more for you. Download Take Your Medicine and Pretty Voice. As well, you can find another track called Chemicals Collide at Stereogum, video here.
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