Snobcast Recap: 2007.11

Written by  //  December 28, 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:
The Broken West Kings of Leon
White Rabbits Against Me!
Beirut Amy Winehouse
The Shins The Hives
Aesop Rock Panda Bear
The Black lIps The National  
Pinback Peter Bjorn & John
Menomena Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Kevin Drew Bat for Lashes
Richard Hawley Say Anything
Sunset Rubdown Bonde do Role
Jens Lekman  
Calvin Harris  
Lil Wayne  

Best-Of revealed after the jump.

Phew! It took 3 weeks, but we finally exhausted all major magazines Best-Of lists. Actually we defaced, disgraced and demolished their end-of-year lists. Now we turn to the rest of the Blogosphere to see what our peers have been listening to this year. Finally we see some due props given to A.A. Bondy, The Broken West, White Rabbits, Aesop Rock, and Sunset Rubdown.

Next week we focus our attention on some of our favorite artists favorite music of 2007. Including John Darnielle, Cole Alexander, Devendra Banhart, and Mark Ronson.

Here’s their lists:

Done Waiting:
• The White Stripes – Icky Thump
• Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
• Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – Living With The Living
• Once Soundtrack
• The New Pornographers – Challengers
• M.I.A. – Kala
• Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City
• Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
• A.A. Bondy – American Hearts

Aquarium Drunkard:
06 The Broken West – I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
05 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
04 Frankel – Lullaby For The Passerby
03 The National – Boxer
02 of Montreal – Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer
01 Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

Largehearted Boy:
• Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
• Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
• Bettye LaVette – Scene Of The Crime
• Bowerbirds – Hymns For A Dark Horse
• Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
• John Vanderslice – Emerald City
• Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
• The National – Boxer
• Okkervil River- The Stage Names
• Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
• Tiny Vipers – Hands Across The Void
• White Rabbits – Fort Nightly

Drowned In Sound:
50 Feist – The Reminder
49 Jen Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
48 The Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
47 Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
46 of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer
45 Pinback – Autumn Of The Seraphs
44 Prefuse 73 – Preparations
43 Von Südenfed – Tromatic Reflexxions
42 Eugene McGuinness – The Early Learnings Of…
41 Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts – Blue Birds Blood
40 The Sea & Cake – Everybody
39 dälek – Abandoned Language
38 Future of the Left – Curses
37 Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
36 Thurston Moore – Trees Outside The Academy
35 Electrelane – No Shouts, No Calls
34 Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
33 Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
32 !!! – Myth Takes
31 The Cribs – Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever
30 Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City
29 Field Music – Tones Of Town
28 Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
27 Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
26 Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
25 Justice – Cross
24 Efterklang – Parades
23 PJ Harvey – White Chalk
22 Blonde Redhead – 23
21 Grinderman – Grinderman
20 The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
19 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
18 Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
17 Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
16 The Maccabees – Colour It In
15 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Some Loud Thunder
14 Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass
13 Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
12 The National – Boxer
11 Deerhunter – Cryptograms
10 HEALTH – Health
09 Radiohead – In Rainbows
08 No Age – Weirdo Rippers
07 Liars – Liars
06 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
05 Jamie T – Panic Prevention
04 M.I.A. – Kala
03 Panda Bear – Person Pitch
02 Battles – Mirrored
01 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver

Muzzle of Bees:
30 Bowerbirds – Hymn For a Dark Horse
29 Pale Young Gentlemen – Pale Young Gentlemen
28 Six Parts Seven – Casually Smashed To Pieces
27 Land of Talk – Applause Cheer Boo Hiss
26 Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
25 Interpol – Our Love to Admire
24 Feist – The Reminder
23 Richard Hawley – Lady’s Bridge
22 Moviola – Dead Knowledge
21 Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew – Spirit If…
20 Lewis & Clarke – Blasts of Holy Birth
19 Menomena – Friend and Foe
18 Phosphorecent – Phosphorecent
17 Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are A Dark Horse
16 Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
15 Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
14 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
13 Bill Callahan – Woke on a Whaleheart
12 Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
11 Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
10 Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
09 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
08 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
07 New Pornographers – Challengers
06 Great Lake Swimmers – Ongiara
05 The Rosebuds – Night of the Furies
04 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
03 Radiohead – In Rainbows
02 Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
01 The National – Boxer

Here’s my list:

“20 Dollar” M.I.A. Kala
“Down In The Valley” The Broken West I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
“The Plot” White Rabbits Fort Nightly
“The Flying Club Cup” Beirut The Flying Club Cup
“Fly Trapped In A Jar” Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
“None Shall Pass” Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
“You Are My Face” Wilco Sky Blue Sky
“Girl Sailor” The Shins Wincing The Night Away
“How Do You Tell A Child” The Black Lips Good Bad, Not Evil
“From Nothing to Nowhere” Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs
“Lamb on the Lam (in the City)” Band of Horses Cease to Begin
“Rotten Hell” Menomena Friend and Foe
“Aging Faces / Losing Places” Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew Spirit If…
“Dark Road” Richard Hawley Lady’s Bridge
“Up On Your Leopard, Upon The End Of Your Feral Days” Sunset Rubdown Random Spirit Lover
“If I Could Rock (It Would Feel Like This)” R. Kelly vs Jens Lekman
“Black Mirror” The Arcade Fire Neon Bible
“Wanna Be” Dizzee Rascal Ft. Lily Allen Maths And English
“The Colour Of Booty” The Pack vs Calvin Harris The Hood Internet vs The Pack
“Scarface” Lil’ Wayne The Drought Is Over Part. 2

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

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