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John Mc



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 19:16    Post subject: Best of 2007 Reply with quote

Sometimes I feel my life is just a way of filling time between end of year poll threads on the bravecaptain board. I reckon it's been the best year for music in ages. My favourite albums were:

1 Untrue by Burial
2 Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3 From here We Go To Sublime by The Field
4 Because of The Times - Kings of Leon
5 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Miranda Lambert

Big shouts out in a Westwood style to Holy Fuck, The White Stripes and Dizzee Rascal too. Well done every one of you, your parents must be very proud.

That Kate Nash single I can't remember the name of was the best single. 'Foundations', that's the one. Not the rest of her album though, that was horrible.

Best Gig : Arcade Fire at Porchester Hall

Worst Gig : Sonic Youth doing 'Daydream Nation'

Gig Which May Usurp Either Of The Two Above Before The End of The Year : GZA doing 'Liquid Swords' on Sunday

Footballer Whose Health I Worry About 24 hours A Day : Fernando Torres

Hatton or Mayweather : Rocky!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 19:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the Arctic Monkeys as well. Forgot about them.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 22:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree it's been a brilliant year for music.

too many to mention really, but...

thou shalt not kill - dan le sac vs scroobius pip
our velocity - maximo park
you are one of the few outsiders that really understands us - fanfarlo
atom - british sea power
dr love - bumblebeez

...prove that singles still rule.

and lps by maps, cherry ghost, lcd soundsystem, beirut and holy fuck have rocked this particular house in recent months.

this comedy routine really stuck in my mind too:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UY-ZrwFwLQg
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 09:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year seems to have gone on forever for me, so I'm sure my list will be incomplete, missing out new albums i thought were released in 2003....

Uppers
LCD Soundsystem for gig and single of the year by a country mile. fantastic album too.
Underworld Live in Nottigham
you are one of the few outsiders that really understands us - fanfarlo ( also, the sheffield gig and meeting Mark)
Echo Satellite / Synthetic - Sparky.
On / Flux - Bloc Party
Arctic Monkeys album and Diamonds are Forever at Glasto
The Killers doing Shadowplay at Glasto
Nick Warren at Glasto
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough - Manics / Nina
Herculean / The Good The Bad & The Queen - The Good The Bad & The Queen
Overture / Bluebells - Patrick wolf
With Every Heartbeat - Robyn...
... and nice surprises in the form of SFA, Idlewild, Maps, The Field & Radiohead.

Downers
My final Glasto having the worst weather / mud for years and destroying the gig I'd looked forward to all year (Arcade Fire)
The album I'd been looking forward to all year being a mostly crap (Arcade Fire)
Oblivion with Bells - Underworld
Era Vulgaris - Queens of The Stone Age...
....and the return of The Spice Girls.

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and look forward to chatting to you all in 2008! Long live bc and the bc board!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 15:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a great year for albums. My most played would be:
1. Paperlung - Balance
2. Super Furry Animals - Hey, Venus!
3. Erasure - Light At The End Of The World
4. Idlewild - Make Another World
5. The Ataris - Welcome The Night

Honourable mentions to Smashing Pumpkins, The Good The Bad & The Queen, Bloc Party, and Coheed & Cambria for sheer ambition.

Oh, and best gig would be Idlewild at Leeds Met Uni.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 17:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year my favourite things have been:

* Under The Backlight - Rilo Kiley
* In Rainbows - Radiohead (just got the super-duper 40-er one today!)
* Balance - Paperlung
* That Fiest album
Balance - The New Pornographers
* & not to forget Sparky's album (which is definitely on this list due to merit & not because of my own so tenuous link to the creator)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 18:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best gig: Dan Deacon....UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

Music: Stars of the lid, Modeselektor, The Field, Okkervil River, Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Pantha Du Prince...and about 100 others I can't even think of now.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing Spiritualized live as well...Deerhoof, and Deerhunter...all the deers really
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 09:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Burial album: Untrue. Nice
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 21:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really is nice. Not sure if it will stand the test of time but for now it's a perfect accompaniment to the infamous never ending winter of 2007.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 22:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year I have enjoyed:

I like trains - Elegies to lessons learned, Kings of leon -because of the times, Fish - 13th Star, Kate Rusby - Awkward Annie, Marillion - Somewhere Else, Radiohead - In Rainbows, Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet, Rufus Wainwright - Release The Stars, PJ Harvey - White Chalk

Best gig was Marillion in Cardiff last week and I don't care what you think! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
thou shalt not kill - dan le sac vs scroobius pip


top top single, and lyrics of the year!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and did I say Candi Payne? I didn't?

Candi Payne's album was another high point for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 23:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

you won't be surprised to hear me say that Send Away the Tigers was album of the year for me...
In Rainbows and Hexes for Exes (Moving Units) tied in second place

someone else just reminded me about the Good the Bad and the Queen which has warmed the kitchen with its gentle musings quite a few times while I was cooking Sunday lunch.

I reserve the right to edit and add to this post! (not least for my typing!)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

My late entry for album of the year is

A new chance: The tough alliance

magical
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