Sunday, December 23, 2007

George's Top 50 Songs of 07

The funny thing is I've only heard 33 new records this year, so inevitably there will be a number of artists making multiple showings on this list. I think there are only 23 different artists actually. But I stand by it. For what it's worth, here it is:

50. The Clientele - No Dreams Last Night
49. Lucinda Williams - Fancy Funeral
48. Andrew Bird - Imitosis
47. Johnny Irion - Eyes Like a Levee
46. The Shins - Phantom Limb
45. Wilco - Please Be Patient With Me
44. The Avett Brothers - Shame
43. Everybodyfields - Aeroplane
42. The White Stripes - Rag and Bone
41. Modest Mouse - March Into the Sea
40. Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
39. Ryan Adams - Tears of Gold
38. Arcade Fire - Intervention
37. Kings of Leon - Ragoo
36. Spoon - Don't You Evah
35. Radiohead - Nude
34. The White Stripes - Little Cream Soda
33. Radiohead - Videotape
32. Band of Horses - The General Specific
31. Fionn Regan - The Underwood Typewriter
30. Ryan Adams - Pearls On a String
29. Lyle Lovett - South Texas Girl
28. Johnny Irion - Short Leash
27. The Shins - Sleeping Lessons
26. Jason Isbell - The Magician
25. Iron and Wine - Lovesong of the Buzzard
24. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Blue Hotel
23. Kings of Leon - McFearless
22. Wilco - Side with the Seeds
21. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
20. Spoon - You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
19. Jason Isbell - Razor Town
18. The National - Green Gloves
17. Everybodyfields - Worker's Playtime
16. Menomena - Wet and Rusting
15. Ryan Adams - I Taught Myself How to Grow Old
14. Andrew Bird - Armchairs
13. Wilco - Impossible Germany
12. Spoon - Don't Make Me a Target
11. The National - Start a War
10. Okkervil River - Girl in Port
9. Modest Mouse - Parting of the Sensory
8. Iron & Wine - Carousel
7. The Avett Brothers - Weight of Lies
6. Band of Horses - Marry Song
5. The White Stripes - Effect and Cause
4. Spoon - Finer Feelings
3. Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
2. Bright Eyes - Four Winds
1. Iron & Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth

Notes:

- Even though neither his album or EP were stellar, Ryan Adams still can write a damn good song. 4 songs on the list tied with Spoon for the most.
- 5 album closers appear, including the #1 song
- 5 album openers appear
- I managed to hear 9 of these songs live this year, but none of the 4 Ryan Adams songs were played at the 2 shows of his I attended. I heard all but "Finer Feelings" at the Spoon show, and all but "Please Be Patient With Me" at the Wilco show.

No comments: