Wednesday, December 26, 2007

MFR's Top 10 Lists for 2007


Hello dear readers! The MFR Staffers have voted, tallied, and posted! It looks like we agree with most of our readers, however, as usual, we have a few curveballs in there too. Enjoy, and be sure to let us know how right or wrong we are!
- MFR

The Ten Best Records Of 2007, Songwriting/Listenability:

1. The National – Boxer (26)
Download: The National - "Start A War"

2. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (13)
Download: Arcade Fire - "No Cars Go"

3+4. (tie)
Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala (10)
Download: Jens Lekman - "Night Falls Over Kortedala"

Interpol - Interpol (10)
Download: Interpol - "No I In Threesome"

5. Pharoahe Monch – Desire (9)
Download: Pharoahe Monch - "Free"

6+7. (tie)
Okkervil River – The Stage Names (8)
Download: Okkervil River - "Hand To Take Hold Of"

Tegan and Sara - The Con (8)
Download: Tegan and Sara - "Back In Your Head"


8+9. (tie)
The 1900s – Cold & Kind (7)
Download: The 1900s - "Cold & Kind"

Belaire - Exploding Impacting (7)
Download: Belaire - "Don't Delay, Participate!


10-13. (tie)
Gospel Gossip – Sing Into My Mouth (6)
Download: Gospel Gossip - "Shadows Are Bent"

Iron and Wine – The Shepard’s Dog (6)
Download: Iron and Wine - "Boy With A Coin"

St. Vincent – Marry Me (6)
Download: St. Vincent - "All My Stars Aligned"

Voxtrot - Voxtrot (6)
Download: Voxtrot - "Firecracker"


The Ten Best Records Of 2007, Innovation:

1. M.I.A. – Kala (19)
Download: M.I.A. - "Bamboo Banga"

2. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam (15)
Download: Animal Collective - "Choices"

3. Battles – Mirrored (14)
Download: Battles - "Atlas"

4. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (12)
Download: LCD Soundsystem - "North American Scum"

5+6. (tie)
EL-P – I’ll Sleep When Your Dead (10)
Download: El-P - "Run The Numbers"

Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta! (10)
Download: Golgol Bordello - "Wonderlust King"

7. To Kill A Petty Bourgeiosie – The Patron (9)
Download: To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "The Patron"

8. Dan Deacon – Spiderman Of The Rings (8)
Download: Dan Deacon - "The Crystal Cat"

9. Zelienople – His/Hers (7)
Download: Zelienople - "Parts Are Lost"

10+11. (tie)
Gospel Gossip – Sing Into My Mouth (6)
Download: Gospel Gossip - "Shadows Are Bent"

Radiohead - In_Rainbows (6)
Download: Radiohead - "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi"

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Staff Lists:

Ian Anderson

Songwriting:
1. Interpol - Interpol (10)
2. The National - Boxer (9)
3. Tegan and Sara - The Con (8)
4. Belaire - Exploding Impacting (7)
5. Voxtrot - Voxtrot (6)
6. Menomena - Friends and Foes (5)
7. The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour (4)
8. Feist - The Reminder (3)
9. David Vandervelde - Moonstation Band (2)
10. Andrew Bird - Aprocrapha (1)

Innovation:
1. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam (10)
2. Battles - Mirrored (9)
3. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (8)
4. Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice (7)
5. Radiohead - In_Rainbows (6)
6. Beirut - Flying Cup Club (5)
7. Menomena - Friends and Foes (4)
8. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver (3)
9. M.I.A. – Kala (2)
10. Mother Goose - S/T (1)

Overlooked:
1. Belaire - Exploding Impacting
2. Voxtrot - Voxtrot
3. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band
4. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
5. Menomena - Friends and Foes

Overpraised:
1. Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
2. Feist - The Reminder
3. Black Kids - Wizard Of Ahhhsss
4. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
5. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

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Jon Graef

Songwriting:

1. The National – Boxer (10)
2. Pharoahe Monch – Desire (9)
3. The 1900s - Cold and Kind (8)
4. Gospel Gossip - Sing Into My Mouth (7)
5. St. Vincent - Marry Me (6)
6. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna (5)
7. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (4)
8. Feist - The Reminder (3)
9. Office - A Night At The Ritz (2)
10. Mouthful Of Bees - The End (1)

runner-up: Apples In Stereo, New Magnetic Wonder

Innovation:
1. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (10)
2. Battles – Mirrored (9)
3. MIA – Kala (8)
4. Zelienople - His/Hers (7)
5. To Kill A Petty Bourgeiosie - The Patron (6)
6. Burial – Untrue (5)
7. Parts And Labor – MapMaker (4)
8. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver (3)
9. Bird Names - Wooden Lake/Sexual Diner (2)
10. Deerhunter - Cryptograms/Flourescent Grey EP (1)

runner-up: Jennifer Gentle - The Midnight Room

Overlooked:
1. Old Time Relijun - Catharsis In Crisis (5)
2. The Eternals - Heavy International (4)
3. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band (3)
4. The Show Is The Rainbow – Gymnasia (2)
5. The Race - Ice Station (1)

Runner-up: Bobby Conn, King For A Day

Overpraised:
1. Iron And Wine - The Shepard's Dog (5)
2. Menomena - Friend And Foe (4)
3. Black Kids - Wizard Of Ahhhsss (3)
4. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (2)
5. Stars Of The Lid - And The Refinement Of The Decline (1)

runner-up: The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters

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April Wright

Songwriting
1) Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala (10
2) Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (9)
3) Okkervil River – The Stage Names (8)
4) The National – Boxer (7)
5) Iron & Wine – The Shepherd's Dog (6)
6) Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (5)
7) Wilco – Sky Blue Sky (4)
8) We All Have Hooks For Hands – The Pretender (3)
9) White Williams – Smoke (2)
10) Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (1)

Innovative:
1) Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta! (10)
2) M.I.A. – Kala (9
3) Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings (8)
4) LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (7)
5) Gospel Gossip – Sing Into My Mouth (6)
6) Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam (5)
7) Beirut – Flying Club Cup (4)
8) To Kill A Pretty Bourgousie – The Patron (3)
9) Liars – Liars (2)
10) Of Montreal- Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (1)

Over-rated:
1) Feist – The Reminder (5)
2) The Black Kids - Wizard Of Ahhs(4)
3) Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight (3)
4) Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2)
5) Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (1)

(MFR)

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2 Comments:

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1:28 PM  
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