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Midlake'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.McKenzie Smith of Midlake

feist- the reminder
radiohead- in rainbows
derek webb- the ringing bell
tacks the boy disaster- oh beatrice
dawn landes- fireproof
maria taylor- lynn teeter flower
robert gomez- brand new towns
stephanie dosen- a lily for the spectre
dustin o' hallorhan- piano solos
the dears- gang of losers
the kissaway trail- the kissaway trail
and i'll say bjork's new one, even though i havent really checked it out. she is one of the best modern artists in the world, im sure the album is great!