06 December, 2007

Magnificent 7 Albums of the Year

1) Bruce Springsteen - Live In Dublin

This style of music wouldn't normally be our kind of thing, but the sound this band makes is amazing, vibrant and life affirming. It makes us think that all music should sound like this.

2) Alison Krauss - A Hundred Miles or More
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant - Raising Sand

Alison Krauss put out two amazing albums this year. She has the best voice ever. The video above is a lot more soft rock than she usually does, but it was released as the single of A Hundred Miles...

3) Matt Redman - Beautiful News

I put a lot of thought into what could be the soundtrack for Rocky's birth, made cd's and things like that. In the end, all that was washed away by the emergency. But while alex was in theatre and Rocky was being pulled out, I was singing 'You never let go' like the guys in the video above in the delivery room. And God never let go. And I don't think he ever will.

4) The White Stripes - Icky Thump

Been white stripes fans for a while now and really enjoyed the new lp. Funny, weird, rocking and fresh.

5) Radiohead - In Rainbows

Blagged a copy of Kid A off my sister earlier in the year and loved it, so when In Rainbows came along, it was good news. Paid £5 for it, which is the perfect price to pay for excellent music.

6) Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Mmm... alt-country. Again, wilco were another band that I've liked for a long time that I've come back to this year. Not a perfect album, but its lush and gentle and groovy.

7) The Go Team - Proof of Youth

This album just makes me smile. They took the attitude of all the slacker 90's bands i loved and put it to a hip hop beat.

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