Just a quick final posting for 2007. Everyone seems to do extensive lists of what have been their particular favourites of the past 12 months. Here's mine, and it consists simply of what I reckon have been the five new songs to give me most aural pleasure:-
Arcade Fire - Intervention
Frightened Rabbit - Be Less Rude
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
Malcolm Middleton - Superhero Songwriter
The Twilight Sad - That Summer, At Home I Had Become The Invisible Boy
And among the albums I picked up years after they came out and the various boxsets/re-issues/Peel Sessions that appeared in 2007, I'm rather fond of these:-
Cinerama - Apres Ski (Live At Maida Vale, June 2000)
Jans Lekman - A Higher Power
The Lucksmiths - There Is A Boy That Never Goes Out
Prefab Sprout - Faron Young (acoustic version)
Tindersticks - Tiny Tears (Mark Radcliffe Show - October 1993)
You can access all of the songs via sharbee.
But above all else, I at long last latched onto an album released back in 1997:-
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
If you don't own this particular recording, rectify the situation immediately. You won't regret it. Click here. And that's 2007 for you.
PS : The version of Be Less Rude is taken from the 7" vinyl single as opposed to the LP. It's got a slightly different mix if you're really interested....
PPS : Some clips of the best songs of 2007 have been added at The Video Villain. All of them (with the exception of Malcolm Middleton) are live performances.