Albums of 2007, part 1

A Listmania! list by Sick Mouthy (Exeter, Devon)
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The Magic Position
1.  The Magic Position by Patrick Wolf
The list author says:
  "Pop, but not pop.  Amazing voice, amazing musician, amazing songs.  Think a male Bjork but not afraid to communicate.  Violins, beats, pianos, ukuleles, noise.  Exquisite."
£4.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Mirrored
2.  Mirrored by Battles
The list author says:
  "Post-everything metaljazzpopexperimentalmathrock or something.  Very fast and very accomplished; humanised but robotic, like a perfect android.  Also, rocks!"
£11.21   Used & New from: £1.13
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Sound Of Silver
3.  Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "Emotional discopunk with tunes; Murphy's masterpiece."
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

No Shouts, No Calls
4.  No Shouts, No Calls by Electrelane
The list author says:
  "Sassy, emotional, communicative female postrock/pop, really well recorded too by modern standards (meaning minimal and dynamic and punchy).  Contains the lyric "I'm living near Gdansk" = classic."
£10.01   Used & New from: £4.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Skinny Grin
5.  Skinny Grin by Acoustic Ladyland
The list author says:
  "End of last year, I know, but too late for lists and shouldn't be forgotten.  Writes a new language for jazz / rock / pop / experimental.  Insanely fun and daring."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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And their Refinement of the Decline
6.  And their Refinement of the Decline by Stars of the Lid
The list author says:
  "Perfect, deliriously gorgeous minimal ambient with modernist classical ambitions; also, amazing song titles!"
£17.47   Used & New from: £10.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Person Pitch
7.  Person Pitch by Panda Bear
The list author says:
  "Beach Boys through the looking glass and also some kid of weird computer program - ambient, harmonic, earworm music for floating to; love what it does, not what it is."
£14.67   Used & New from: £6.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Destruction Of Small Ideas
8.  The Destruction Of Small Ideas by 65daysofstatic
The list author says:
  "Amazing, convincing pre-apocalypse postrock, produced with serious care and power; trust these guys with your life.  Last three tracks are amazing.  Rest is pretty awesome too..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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You You're A History In Rust
9.  You You're A History In Rust by Do Make Say Think
The list author says:
  "So much more than Godspeed copyists, and deserve more recognition.  More tuneful and beautiful than you'd imagine from the term postrock, which has been sullied recently.  2007 is a banner year."
£10.37   Used & New from: £4.41
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

God Save the Clientele
10.  God Save the Clientele by Clientele
The list author says:
  "Friendlier and clearer than before, and almost happier too; given that these guys are the best tuneful 60s throwbacks in London, why have they not got a deal in the UK?!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Myth Takes
11.  Myth Takes by !!!
The list author says:
  "Psychedelic, beat-driven, electronica-tinged jamming, basically; so multi-layered and intense and colourful it's untrue.  Some staggering grooves."
£10.09   Used & New from: £1.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Volta: Extra Tracks
12.  Volta: Extra Tracks by Björk
The list author says:
  "Bjork, + Timbaland, the weird spaceship parping noises from the end of Close Encounters, Anthony, and oodles of Icelandic brass.  Better than her previous one."
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.96
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

From Here We Go Sublime
13.  From Here We Go Sublime by The Field
The list author says:
  "Not exciting enough to be 'dance' music and not quite vapid enough to be 'ambient', this is still good, although nowhere near as mind-shatteringly magic as hyped."
£11.00   Used & New from: £6.28
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Friend and Foe
14.  Friend and Foe by Menomena
The list author says:
  "Best packaging of the year by far, plus some very good, hooky, groovey, excitable pop tunes like Flaming Lips used to do before they went boring and rubbish."
£11.99   Used & New from: £1.81
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Sky Blue Sky
15.  Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
The list author says:
  "Total, unadulterated MOR, but still, somehow... a guilty pleasure.  Beautifully rendered on several levels, yes it's predictable (and hokey) but only cos we know this music insideout."
£8.99   Used & New from: £3.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

L'imparfait des langues
16.  L'imparfait des langues by Louis Sclavis
The list author says:
  "I don't have the knowledge or vocab to do this justice, but it's beautiful and exciting."
£14.47   Used & New from: £7.55
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Sensuous
17.  Sensuous by Cornelius
The list author says:
  "Yes, he's perhaps coasting a little bit, but he does it with such charm and poise; you can't get better eclecto-headphone-oddpop than this dude."
£15.16   Used & New from: £6.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Grinderman
18.  Grinderman by Grinderman
The list author says:
  "Dirty, dirty, dirty Nick Cave side-project with the most amazing guitar sounds ever and lots of lyrics about being middle-aged and desperate for, well, a shag."
£8.99   Used & New from: £2.78
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Tromatic Reflexxions
19.  Tromatic Reflexxions by Von Südenfed
The list author says:
  "Mouse On Mars + Mark E Smith = the best thing either of them have done in years, bizarre, mumbling, textured and out-there techno-pop."
£10.05   Used & New from: £2.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Wrong Meeting Vol.2
20.  Wrong Meeting Vol.2 by Two Lone Swordsmen
The list author says:
  "Weatherall & Tenniswood's second album in a month (the first is very limited vinyl), this carries on from Double Gone Chapel - scuzzy, post-dance rock with great grooves and deceptively good melodies."
£12.16   Used & New from: £4.00
1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Era Vulgaris
21.  Era Vulgaris by Queens Of The Stone Age
The list author says:
  "An odd one - bits are so compressed and mushed as to be unlistenable, but when it hits properly is a sublimely heavy, scuzzy, psychedelic rock record with amazing guitar."
£6.97   Used & New from: £0.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Rushup Edge
22.  Rushup Edge by The Tuss
The list author says:
  "Possibly a secret Aphex Twin record, possibly a Devonshire woman called Karen Tregaskin.  The sound is definitely Aphex Twin-derived, not dissimilar to Chosen Lords.  Either way, really very good."
£13.16
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Ghosts
23.  Ghosts by Siobhan Donaghy
The list author says:
  "Slowly emerging from under a veil of depression, Siobhan thankfully starts moving closer to Cocteau Twins / Kate Bush territory.  She still needs better collaborators though."
£11.98   Used & New from: £0.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
24.  Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
The list author says:
  "A Spoon virgin, I've been pleasantly surprised by this; it doesn't sound like much, but this is just a set of really compositionally interesting songs with great tunes and good lyrics.  Refreshing!"
£31.96   Used & New from: £1.20
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Goodbye
25.  Goodbye by Ulrich Schnauss
The list author says:
  "Both an improvement and not on his last - the physical sonics of this are better, more detailed, delicate and dynamic, but the vocal emphasis on some tracks is distracting.  Some amazing stuf, though."
£8.62   Used & New from: £4.72
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 23/07/2007
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