Saturday, February 16, 2008

2007 music

Man, it sure is hard to keep up with music.
I didn't listen to a lot of good stuff. But here's some things. I think all in all it was a cool year for music.

5 Song EP - Fire on Fire
Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective
Untrue - Burial
War Elephant - Deer Tick
Person Pitch - Panda Bear
Sound of Silver - LCD Soundystem

Attack Decay Sustain Release - Simian Mobile Disco
Graduation - Kanye West
Alive 2007 - Daft Punk
From Here We Go Sublime - The Field
Random Spirit Lover - Sunset Rubdown
† - Justice

Most disappointing
The Stage Names - Okkervil River
Neon Bible - Arcade Fire

Live
Daft Punk - LA sports arena
LCD Soundsystem - Bowery Ballroom
Animal Collective - Webster Hall
Dan Deacon - Che Cafe
Arcade Fire - Greek Theater


VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"Same Girl" - R. Kelly (feat Usher)



Everything by La Blogoteque



3 comments:

sheila Imandoust said...

i really, really, really cannot believe you said that about neon bible. im disappointed in YOU. why?

Blake said...

I haven't listened to Neon Bible since like March and don't really have a desire to. For me, the songs are dull, the production is too clean, too exact, too stiff. The lyrics are pretty bad and the emotional buildups of songs either feel contrived or just aren't there. I honestly hate Black Mirror and Black Wave/Bad Vibrations; I think they're the worst songs the band has ever done. I really think Intervention and Antichrist TV are the only songs that come close to Funeral, and of course No Cars Go, but I mean, it's been done.

Look, I really love the band. Funeral is still one of my favorite albums EVER. The ep, all their demo stuff, most everything by them is really amazing. I will always see them live when I get the chance, as they are still in my mind one of the most exciting bands around.

But there's a reason why almost none of the Neon Bible songs work live, where EVERYTHING off Funeral is just unreal. I like the raw and kind of naive passion and energy of Funeral and all the early recordings (plus Win's voice is higher in them). For me, that kind of spontaneous, confused, and kinda crazy ball of fun is the Arcade Fire I love, and I was disappointed in that image being sort of cast aside for this blunt and uninteresting semi political statement record.

Sean said...

pretty good list, but you forgot akron/family - love is simple. have you listened to this? i imagine you would like them..