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Us vs them – the best of 2007

Thanks to everyone who participated in our round-up of 2007 over the last few weeks. You can read what made it into the paper here, plus there are more round-ups here and here. You can also read the thoughts on …

Fri, Dec 14, 2007, 08:16

   

Thanks to everyone who participated in our round-up of 2007 over the last few weeks. You can read what made it into the paper here, plus there are more round-ups here and here. You can also read the thoughts on the year that was from all the music writers at The Ticket. Again, huge, huge thanks to everyone who took the time to let us know about the music which made them smile in 2007.

After the jump, I’ve compiled a few lists to round up the year from this quarter, including the best moments from the blog to date.

22 albums to check out

(1) Panda Bear “Person Pitch” (Paw Tracks)
(2) Cathy Davey “Tales Of Silversleeve” (EMI)
(3) LCD Soundsystem “Sound Of Silver” (DFA)
(4) THe Hold Steady “Boys & Girls In America” (Vagrant)
(5) Burial “Untrue” (Hyperdub)
(6) MIA “Kala” (XL)
(7) Bruce Springsteen “Magic” (Kala)
(8) Dan Deacon Spiderman of the Rings” (Carpark)
(9) Adrian Crowley “Long Distance Swimmer” (Tin Angel)
(10) Little Dragon Little Dragon” (Peacefrog)
(11) Josh Ritter “The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter” (Independent)
(12) Shape Of Broad Minds “Craft of the Lost Art” (Lex)
(13) Super Extra Bonus Party “Super Extra Bonus Party” (Alphabet Set)
(14) Cadence Weapon “Breaking Kayfabe” (Big Dada)
(15) White Rabbits “Fort Nightly” (Say Hey)
(16) Menomena “Friend and Foe” (Barsuk)
(17) Bjork “Volta” (One Little Indian)
(18) Mark Ronson “Version” (Columbia)
(19) Windmill “Puddle City Racing Lights” (Melodic)
(20) The Crimea “Secrets of the Witching Hour” (Free Two One)
(21) Malajube “Trompe-L’oeil (City Slang)
(22) Yeasayer “All Hour Cymbals” (We Are Free)

13 top tunes

(1) Operator Please “JUst A Song About Ping Pong”
(2) Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip “Thou Shalt Always Kill” (Lex)
(3) Battles “Atlas” (Warp)
(4) Justice “Stress” (Ed Banger)
(5) Simian Mobile Disco “It’s The Beat” (Wichita)
(6) The Ting Tings “That’s Not My Name” (Switchflicker)
(7) Fight Like Apes “Jake Summers” (FIFA)
(8) Health “Crimewave” (Lovepump United)
(9) Matthew Dear “Fleece On Brain” (Ghostly International)
(10 Prinzhorn Dance School “Up! Up! Up!” (DFA)
(11) Dan Deacon “The Crystal Cat” (Carpark)
(12) MIA “Paper Planes” (XL)
(13) Holy Fuck “Milkshake” (Young Turk)

12 gigs to remember

(1) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Madrid)
(2) Dan Deacon (SXSW, Austin, Texas)
(3) The National (Olympia, Dublin)
(4) !!! (A tent in Tuscany)
(5) The Gossip (SXSW, Austin, Texas)
(6) Gillian Welch (Midlands Festival, Co Westmeath)
(7) Battles (Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin)
(8) Kevin Drew’s Broken Social Scene (Toronto)
(9) Malajube (Electric Picnic, Co Laois)
(10) Wilco (Vicar St., Dublin)
(11) Beirut (Tripod, Dublin – until the encore)
(12) Arcade Fire (London)

9 remixes to make you holler

(1) Bloc Party “I Still Remember” by Lull (V2)
(2) Matthew Dear “Deserter” by Four Tet (Ghostly International)
(3) LCD Soundsystem “Get Innocuous” by Soulwax (DFA)
(4) Midlake “Roscoe” by Beyond the Wizard Sleeve (Bella Union)
(5) Matthew Dear “Don & Sherri” by Hot Chip (Ghostly International)
(6) Bjork “Earth Invaders” by Spank Rock (One Little Indian
(7) Simian Mobile Disco “It’s The Beat” by Luke Vibert (Wichita)
(8) Rage Against The Machine “Killing In The Name Of” by Mr Oizo (White)
(9) The Aliens “Robot Man” by Hot Chip (Regal)

5 classic moments from the blog

(1) “Blogging is easy. All you have to do is write the word Radiohead and the peasants come running from the fields”
(2) 2FM boss John Clarke decides to make a comment and, well, he hasn’t come back since. That was the first time I realised what a blog could do. Thanks JC!
(3) The Rock the Vote fandango. Anyone know whatever happened to Mary?
(4) Ian Brown sends his fans in to sort us out. They’re still coming in dribs and drabs, you know
(5) Arcade Fire play some gigs in Dublin and people get huffy about the shows selling out

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