Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Castledoor's Top Ten of 2007

Time is running out to keep LAist funded.
It's the FINAL DAY of our June Member Drive and we are behind on our goal to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Plus, your gift's impact will be twice as strong because it will be matched dollar for dollar!

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.Nate and Lisa of Castledoor

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
4. The Good, The Bad, and the Queen - (self titled)
5. Papercuts - Can't Go Back
6. Feist - The Reminder
7. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
8. Dr. Dog - We All Belong
9. The Innocence Mission - We Walked In Song
10. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon