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Lymbyc Systym'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.Mike Bell of Lymbyc Systym

1) panda bear - "person pitch"
2) black moth super rainbow - "dandelion gum"
3) st. vincent - "marry me"
4) animal collective - "strawberry jam"
5) dirty projectors - "rise above"
6) mum - "go go smear the poison ivy"
7) battles - "mirrored"
8) blonde redhead - "23"
9) menomena - "friend and foe"
10) lcd soundsystem - "sound of silver"