Tomdog's Top Ten (and then some) Music Picks and Podcast for 2007
After reviewing a few dozen releases this year this is my top ten of reviewed albums plus a few select tracks of items that I went out and hunted down myself. These weren't easy to select out of the great stuff I received so it was a challenge. I'd like to thank the labels and their PR agencies for hunting me down and sending CDs to me. I reviewed everything that I received this year with just a couple of exceptions of items I felt I wasn't qualified to review. [Hint to labels and their agencies: LAist likes getting stuff to review, look for our contact info on the staff page]. In my Top Ten is a band (Tall Pony) that wasn't even signed when I posted the review and I had a few others like that this year but there should haver been more. Also, please note that there are 3 LA bands/groups in my Top Ten (Bitter:Sweet, No Age, The Deadly Syndrome).
Listen to the mix here:
The Top 10 (in order of my review date with a link to the review):
!!! - Myth Takes - "Must Be The Moon"
Tall Pony - I'm Your Boyfriend EP - "I'm Your Boyfriend Now"
Digitalism - Idealism - "Digitalism In Cairo"
Bitter:Sweet - The Remix Game - "Dirty Laundry"(Skeewiff Remix)
Five O'Clock Heroes - Bend To The Breaks - "Head Games"
No Age - Weirdo Rippers - "Everybody's Down"
Tom Middleton - Lifetracks - "Prana"
Dust Galaxy - Dust Galaxy - "Limitless"
The Real Tuesday Weld - The London Book of the Dead - "The Decline and Fall of the Clerkenwell Kid"
The Deadly Syndrome - The Ortolan - "Animals Wearing Clothes"
and then some other 2007 releases that I thought were cool (in no particular order):
Minilogue - Ghost EP - "Ghost"
Go Home Productions - Mashed - "Passenger Fever"
Djuma Soundsystem- Les Djinns 12" - "Les Djinns"
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver - "North American Scum"
CSS - Let's Make Love 10" - "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (Streetlife DJ's Rappinhood Remix)
Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up - "The Gala Event"
Andrea Doria - Yaoo! 12" - "Yaoo!"
Cake - B-Sides and Rarities - "Short Skirt"
Max Sedgley - Happy Remixes EP - "Happy" (GHP Remix)