Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Muzzle of Bees Top 10 of 2007

Is 2007 really coming to a close? It’s hard to believe folks, but it’s year-end list time. Now is the time to throw up your favorites and argue endlessly about placement, albums left out, and the inevitable backlash on former favorites. Oh well, sign me up.

Most of you that stop by on the regular won’t be too surprised with the majority of my selections below. I think I either interviewed or wrote about every selection except for Radiohead, as if that really matters or they needed the extra bandwidth spent. Hard as it was to narrow our favorites down to thirty, there was still a ton of albums that probably deserved more attention and some that I definitely didn’t hear at all. Such is life and try as I may; you simply can’t listen to everything.

Check out the list below, and hopefully it will lead you to something you’ve yet to discover on your own. Before you dig in, and in case you missed it, don’t forget to check out our favorite concerts of the year. Alright, onto our favorite albums of 2007:



10. Jens Lekman | Night Falls Over Kortedala

MP3: Jens Lekman - ” The Opposite of Hallelujah”

MP3: Jens Lekman - “Friday Night at the Drive-In Bingo”


9. LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver

MoB: Us And Them. Over & Over Again

Myspace: LCD Soundsystem


8. Spoon | Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

MoB: We Like: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Myspace: Spoon

MP3: Spoon - “The Underdog”


7. New Pornographers | Challengers

MoB: Photos: The New Pornographers - Pabst Theater

Myspace: The New Pornographers

MP3: The New Pornographers - “My Rights, Versus Yours”


6. Great Lake Swimmers | Ongiara

MoB: 5 Questions with Great Lake Swimmers

Myspace: Great Lake Swimmers

MP3: Great Lake Swimmers – “I Am Part Of A Large Family”

MP3: Great Lake Swimmers – “Your Rocky Spine”


5. The Rosebuds | Night of the Furies

MoB: 5 Questions with The Rosebuds

Myspace: The Rosebuds

MP3: The Rosebuds - “Get Up Get Out”


4. Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago

MoB: Homegrown: Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Myspace: Bon Iver

MP3: Bon Iver - “Skinny Love”


3. Radiohead | In Rainbows

Myspace: Radiohead

MP3: In Rainbows


2. Beirut | The Flying Club Cup

MoB: Review: Beirut - Portage Theater, Chicago

Myspace: Beirut

MP3: Beirut - “A Sunday Smile”


1. The National | Boxer

MoB: Review: The National @ The High Noon Saloon

Myspace: The National

MP3: The National - “Fake Empire”

More MP3’s at The Hype Machine or buy stuff from Insound | eMusic

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