Snobcast Recap:2007.7

Written by  //  December 21, 2007  //  The Conservatory  //  3 Comments

Awww, the Best-Of list. Everybody longs to have the definitive outlook, but nobody ever gets it right. So here’s what we will be doing: We will be analyzing the year end lists of some other “reputable” music publications, I’ll sort of edit them accordingly to fit my preferences, and then play those songs on the Snobcast. Then you, the reader, can tell me what you think should stay; what should go; and what should be added or subtracted from the list/playlist. In the end we will have compiled the definitive Best of 2007 list.

This is who has been dismissed from and who has been added to the list:

Additions: Subtractions:
Kings of Leon Miranda Lambert
Kaiser Chiefs Amy Winehouse
The Coral The Fratellis
Klaxons Talib Kweli
Arcade Fire Feist
Neil Young Jens Lekman  
Common El-P
Robyn Battles
Gogol Bordello Jay-Z
Jamie T The New Pornographers
Rilo Kiley The Pipettes
Beirut St. Vincent
The White Stripes Kanye West
Arctic Monkeys Devin the Dude
Band of Horses      

Best-Of revealed after the jump.

These top 50 albums come from This is by far the most mainstream list I’ve seen. That being as it may, they hardly do the mainstream justice. They’ve got Radiohead at #4 but it’s squeezed between Arctic Monkeys and The Good, The Bad and The Queen? WTF? Oh yeah, Q is another British mag. which means they do have the sense to include Jamie T.

Here’s their list:

50 Stereophonics – Pull the Pin
49 Jamie T – Panic Prevention
48 Justice – †
47 Kate Nash – Made of Bricks
46 Sigur Ròs – Hvarf-Heim
45 Lucinda Williams – West
44 Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta!
43 Patrick Watson – Close to Paradise
42 The Enemy – We’ll Live and Die in These Towns
41 Keren Ann – Keren Ann
40 Field Music – Tones of Town
39 Joni Mitchell – Shine
38 Fall Out Boy – Infinity on High
37 Robyn – Robyn
36 Common – Finding Forever
35 Hard-Fi – Once upon a Time in the West
34 M.I.A. – Kala
33 Neil Young – Chrome Dreams II
32 Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
31 Soulsavers – It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s the Way You Land
30 The National – Boxer
29 Roìsìn Murphy – Overpowered
28 The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
27 Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
26 Beirut – The Flying Club Cup

25 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
24 PJ Harvey – White Chalk
23 Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
22 The Coral – Roots & Echoes
21 Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards
20 The Rumble Strips – Girls and Weather
19 Björk – Volta
18 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
17 Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight
16 Manic Street Preachers – Send Away the Tigers
15 Interpol – Our Love to Admire
14 Cherry Ghost – Thirst for Romance
13 Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob
12 Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
11 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
10 Rufus Wainwright – Release the Stars
09 The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
08 The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
07 Kings of Leon – Because of the Times
06 Bruce Springsteen – Magic
05 The Good, The Bad & The Queen – The Good, The Bad & The Queen
04 Radiohead – In Rainbows
03 Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
02 The White Stripes – Icky Thump
01 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Here’s my list:

“Charmer” Kings Of Leon Because Of The Times
“Red Rabbits” The Shins Wincing The Night Away
“We’ve Got Everything” Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
“Ruby” Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
“Remember Me” The Coral Roots & Echoes
“To Talk To You” PJ Harvey White Chalk
“No Cars Go” The Arcade Fire Neon Bible
“Gravity’s Rainbow” Klaxons Myths of the Near Future
“Beautiful Bluebird” Neil Young Chrome Dreams II
“The Turn” M.I.A. Kala
“Misunderstood” Common Finding Forever
“Konichiwa Bitches” Robyn Robyn
“Wonderlust King” Gogol Bordello Super Taranta!
“So Lonely Is The Ballad” Jamie T Panic Prevention
“Silver Lining” Rilo Kiley Under The Blacklight
“The Penalty” Beirut The Flying Club Cup
“You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do What You’re Told)” The White Stripes Icky Thump
“Brainstorm” Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
“Smiling Faces” Lil Wayne Da Drought 3 Mixtape
“Detlef Schrempf” Band of Horses Cease to Begin
“Broke Me Up” Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew Spirit If…

Here’s the Snobcast:


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3 Comments on "Snobcast Recap:2007.7"

  1. Bang Tango'ed December 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm · Reply

    The klaxon’s rendition of “No Diggity” makes me wander into the closest junior high gymnasium and get my freak on. Sadly, court intervention prevents me from doing so.

  2. Toastface Killa January 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm · Reply

    Just getting around to viewing this now but let me say that it made my day (in an “Oh my Lord, that is too horribly funny”) to see Stereophonics on that list.

    Even when they were at their “best” they were so shitty, but a decade after the fact is that much worse.

  3. Team Donnybrook
    admin January 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm · Reply

    I suppose it is at the end of the list. Those Brits have some sort of pride that forces them to include certain artists regardless of talent.

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