Snobcast Recap: 2007.13

Written by  //  January 2, 2008  //  The Conservatory  //  1 Comment

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:
Britney Spears Mayhem
M.I.A. Missy Higgins
Panda Bear Spank Rock
Of Montreal Amy Winehouse
Dinosaur Jr. Von Sudenfed
Iron & Wine Peter Bjorn & John  
Aesop Rock Bat for Lashes
Gang of Four Wilco
The White Stripes Albert Hammond Jr.
Jay-Z The Go! Team
Beirut Simian Mobile Disco
Architecture In Helsinki  
Vampire Weekend  
Robert Wyatt  

Best-Of revealed after the jump.

Happy new years dear readers. I just woke up from my two day hang-over, how the hell are you doin’? I hope your NYE was all you expected. Mine sure was. I just saw the pictures of all my friends gathered around my lifeless, passed-out body at about 1am. Yes, yes, good times. I know if you were at the Donnybrook manor you had a great time. If you weren’t here, I feel sorry for you.

Anyway… on to our artists picks for today.

Todays artists include: James Righton (Klaxons), El-P, Rodrigo Gorky (Bonde do Role), Christopher Taylor (Grizzly Bear), and more.

Here’s their lists:

1. Panda Bear: Person Pitch
2. Britney Spears: Blackout
3. Deerhunter: Cryptograms
4. Grinderman: Grinderman
5. Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position

1. Earth: Hibernaculum
2. Cass McCombs: Dropping the Writ
3. Arbouretum: Rites of Uncovering
4. Papercuts: Can’t Go Back
5. Om: Pilgrimage
6. Witchcraft: The Alchemist
7. M.I.A: Kala (“Paper Planes” and “Bird Flu”!! Yes!)
8. Jana Hunter: There’s No Home
9. Wzt Hearts: Threads Rope Spell Making Your Bones
10. Britney Spears: Blackout

1. Panda Bear: Person Pitch
2. Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam
3. IUD: “Social Club” 7″
4. Gang Gang Dance: RAWWAR
5. Various Artists: Lipa Kodi Ya City Council
6. Aaron Dilloway: Infinite Lucifer 12″
7. Various Artists: Home Schooled: The ABC’s of Kid Soul
8. Thomas Brinkmann: Klick Revolution
9. Justice: †
10. M.I.A.: Kala

1. Marnie Stern: In Advance of the Broken Arm
2. Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond
3. Scout Niblett: This Fool Can Die Now
4. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire: Punk Rock at the British Legion Hall
5. Malcolm Middleton: A Brighter Beat
6. John Zorn: From Silence to Sorcery
7. Robert Wyatt: Comicopera
8. Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity
9. Sir Richard Bishop: Polytheistic Fragments
10. Liars: Liars

1. M.I.A.: Kala
2. Panda Bear: Person Pitch
3. Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4. Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity
5. Iron and Wine: The Shepherd’s Dog
6. Pseudosix: Pseudosix
7. Neil Young: Live at Massey Hall 1971
8. No Age: Weirdo Rippers
9. Dan Deacon: Spiderman of the Rings
10. Marnie Stern: In Advance of the Broken Arm

1. NIN: Year Zero
2. Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass
3. Rob Sonic: Sabotage Gigante
4. Queens of the Stone Age: Era Vulgaris
5. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: The Proposition
6. UGK: Underground Kingz
7. Cam’ron: Public Enemy #1
8. Gang of Four: Entertainment! (Remastered)
9. Deftones: Saturday Night Wrist
10. Jay-Z: American Gangster

Beware!!! 2008: the year of the “thinking man’s metal.” Yes, there will be a quiz..

1. Byla + Jarboe: Viscera
2. Battles: Mirrored
3. Neurosis: Given to the Rising
4. (Live show of the year 11/04/07 Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago)
5. Minsk: The Ritual Fires of Abandonment
6. Konono No. 1: Live at Couleur Cafe
7. Intronaut: The Challenger EP
8. Acid Mothers Guru Guru: Psychedelic Navigator
9. Daniel Higgs: Metempsychotic Melodies
10. Cephalic Carnage: Xenosapien

1. Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam
2. Private: My Secret Lover
3. Best Fwends: Alphabetically Arranged
4. Studio: Yearbook 1
5. Japanther: Skuffed Up My Huffy
6. The Tough Alliance: A New Chance
7. Digitalism: Idealism
8. Architecture In Helsinki: Places Like This
9. Mum: Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy
10. Beirut: The Flying Club Cup

1. Silver Apples: The Garden
2. Madlib: Enter… Hot Curry
3. Love as Laughter: Trademark of Quality
4. The White Stripes: Icky Thump
5. Black Dice: Load Blown
6. Dungen: Tio Bitar
7. Howling Hex: All Night Fox
8. Pylon: Gyrate Plus (Reissue)

1. M.I.A.: Kala
2. Love As Laughter: Trademark Of Quality
3. Dizzee Rascal: Maths+English
4. White Stripes: Icky Thump
5. Liars: Liars
6. Love Of Diagrams: Mosaic

1. Dirty Projectors: Rise Above
2. Radiohead: In Rainbows
3. Deerhunter: Fluorescent Grey EP / Cryptograms
4. Cass McCombs: Dropping the Writ
5. Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
6. Foreign Born: On the Wing Now
7. Feist: The Reminder
8. Vampire Weekend: Blue CD-R
9. Beirut: The Flying Club Cup
10. Papercuts: Can’t Go Back
11. Justice: †
12. Sleeping States: There the Open Spaces
13. Róisín Murphy: Overpowered
14. PJ Harvey: White Chalk
15. Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals

Album from 2006 I can’t stop listening to in 2007?
Beach House: Beach House :)

1. Robert Wyatt: Comicopera
2. Dirty Projectors: Rise Above
3. Neil Young: Live at Massey Hall 1971
4. Jay Reatard: Blood Visions
5. No Age: Weirdo Rippers

Here’s my list:

“Freakshow” Britney Spears Blackout
“Bird Flu” M.I.A. Kala
“I’m Not” Panda Bear Person Pitch
“The Galaxist” Deerhoof Friend Opportunity
“Gronlandic Edit” Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
“Almost Ready” Dinosaur Jr. Beyond
“Wolves (Song of the Shepherd’s Dog)” Iron & Wine The Shepherd’s Dog
“39 Thieves” Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
“Ether” Gang Of Four Entertainment!
“Bone Broke” The White Stripes Icky Thump
“Hello Brooklyn” Jay-Z ft. Lil Wayne American Gangster
“In The Mausoluem” Beirut The Flying Club Cup
“Leyendecker” Battles Mirrored
“Heart It Races” Architecture In Helsinki Places Like This
“Enter: Hot Curry” Madlib The Beat Konducta Vol. 3-4: In India
“Lemon” Dizzee Rascal & Newham Generals & Jammer Maths and English
“Mansard Roof” Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
“Just As You Are” Robert Wyatt Comicopera
“Pull Shapes” The Pipettes We Are The Pipettes
“The Courtesan Has Sung” Sunset Rubdown Random Spirit Lover
“Diamonds & Girls” Lil’ Wayne Feat. Currency The Drought Is Over Part. 2
“Off The Block” The Black Lips Good Bad, Not Evil

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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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One Comment on "Snobcast Recap: 2007.13"

  1. Anonymous January 2, 2008 at 2:51 pm · Reply

    lame. 2007 is so two days ago.

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