Snobcast Recap:2007.8

Written by  //  December 24, 2007  //  The Conservatory  //  No 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:
Wilco Kings of Leon
Amy Winehouse Kaiser Chiefs
LCD Soundsystem The Coral
Klaxons Klaxons
Arcade Fire Kevin Drew
Neil Young Robyn  
Tegan & Sara Gogol Bordello
Lily Allen Rilo Kiley
  The White Stripes
  Arctic Monkeys
  Lil Wayne

Best-Of revealed after the jump. First though. Do you wanna see the “worstBest-Of lists this year? Here’s some links.

Uncle Jann still rocks to Fogerty

Our grandparents contribute to heroin; Amy Winehouse

That “Umbrella” song is still stuck in my head, and Rihanna is hot, let’s put her on the list

I like listening to NPR, because I’m an intelectual and that Terry Gross is a sexy mother. One of the many intellectual offerings on NPR here in Denver is the program All Things Considered and the spin-off All Songs Considered. It seems that the listeners of these programs have much the same mainstream/indie tastes as many of the other Best-Ofs that we’ve seen. I still wanted to showcase this list because NPR is a worthy plug and the only list so far to allow for me to play my three 2007 crushes (#23 Tegan & Sara and #24 Lily Allen).

Here’s their list:

1. Radiohead – In Rainbows
2. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
3. Feist – The Reminder
4. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
5. The White Stripes – Icky Thump
6. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
7. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Sank
8. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
9. The National – Boxer
10. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
11. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
12. Iron & Wine – Shepard’s Dog
13. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
14. The New Pornographers – Challangers
15. M.I.A. – Kala
16. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
17. Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
18. Bright Eyes – Cassadega
19. Josh Ritter – Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
20. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
21. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
22. Beirut – The Flying Cup Club
23. Tegan & Sara – The Con
24. Lily Allen – Allright, Still
25. Rilo Kiley – Under the Black Light

Here’s my list:

“Shake It Off” Wilco Sky Blue Sky
“People As Places As People” Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
“Phantom Limb” The Shins Wincing the Night Away
“Some Unholy War” Amy Winehouse Back To Black
“Get Innocuous” LCD Soundsystem Sound Of Silver
“Paper Planes” M.I.A. Kala
“Marry Song” Band of Horses Cease to Begin
“Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)” Beirut The Flying Club Cup
“Knife Going In” Tegan & Sara The Con
“Everything’s Just Wonderful” Lily Allen Alright, Still
“The Piano” PJ Harvey White Chalk
“Ordinary People” Neil Young Chrome Dreams II
“Drivin’ Me Wild” Common Ft. Lily Allen Finding Forever
“Windowstill” The Arcade Fire Neon Bible
“If You Got The Money” Jamie T Panic Prevention

Here’s the Snobcast:

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Father Guido Sarducci IV

Father Guido Sarducci IV is master of the Snobcast, Olympic parasailer, and uber-model.

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