Favorite Songs of 2007

I’m involved in a CD swap, so I thought I would put a compilation together of some of my favorite songs released in 2007. I had to pare my initial list down from about 35 to 21 to get it to fit on one CD, so some good ones got left off.

(In order of how they live on the CD, not popularity. Artist / Song / Album. Minneapolis artists in italics)

  1. Arcade Fire / Intervention / Neon Bible.

  2. Bruce Springsteen / Radio Nowhere / Magic

  3. Bloc Party / I still Remember / A Weekend in the City

4. Brother Ali / Truth Is / The Undisputed Truth

  1. Spoon / The Underdog / Ga Ga ga Ga Ga

  2. Dolores O’Riordan / Loser / Are You Listening?

  3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Not What You Wanted / Baby 81

  4. The New Pornographers / All the Old Showstoppers / Challengers

  5. Feist / 1234 / The Reminder

10. Dan Wilson / Breathless / Free Life

  1. Ryan Adams / Halloween Head / Easy Tiger

  2. Linkin Park / What I’ve Done / Minutes to Midnight

  3. The Shins / Phantom Limb / Wincing the Night Away

14. Cloud Cult / Pretty Voice / The Meaning of 8

  1. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Let Them Knock / 100 Days, 100 Nights

  2. Tegan & Sara / Nineteen / The Con

  3. The Donnas / Save Me / Bitchin’

  4. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists / Who Do You Love / Living With the Living

  5. Lily Allen / Friday Night / Alright, Still

  6. The View / Same Jeans / Hats Off to the Buskers

  7. Rilo Kiley / Give a Little Love / Under the Blacklight

A few of the artists who came close, but didn’t make the final cut:

  • Chris Cornell
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Modest Mouse
  • Joseph Arthur & the Lonely Astronaugts
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Tori Amos
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
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