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Brother Reade's Top Ten of 2007

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I've always been intrigued by other "best of" lists, but this year I decided to take it to a whole new level. I e-mailed a handful of bands that I've seen this past year in order to unearth what exactly captivated them in '07. As music listeners, it is our duty to take a keen interest in our favorite musician's influences. After all, they rocked our little world, might as well see what rocked their little world. Therefore, this is an act of paying it forward to those hardworking, underpaid musicians who truly made a difference within the music scene this year.Bobby Evans of Brother Reade

American Gangster - Jay-Z
Weirdo Rippers - No Age
Kala - MIA
Undergroung Kingz - UGK
Naxos - Abe Vigoda
Collasal Youth and Collected Works - Young Marbel
Giants
Hunted Gathering - Pocohaunted and Robedoor
Dropping The Wrti - Cass McCombs
Graduation - Kanye West
Black Lips - Good Bad, Not Evil

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