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Wooden Shjips' 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.Ripley of Wooden Shjips

The Bad Trips - s/t (Rocketship Records)
Los Llamarada - The Exploding Now (S-S Records)
Blues Control - s/t (Holy Mountain)
Noah Howard - The Black Ark (Bo' Weavil)
Tinariwen - Aman Iman: Water Is Life (World Village USA)
Suishou No Fune - Writhing Underground Flowers (The Lotus Sound)
Expo 70 -Animism (Kill Shaman)
"Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish Hippie & Underground Music 1967-1974" 2CD [Love Records]
Der TPK - Harmful Emotions (Siltbreeze)
Terry Riley - Les Yeux Fermes & Lifespan (Elision Fields)