Friday, December 14, 2007

Albums of the Year: The Rest of the Best

David Karsten Daniels - Sharp Teeth
Dean & Britta - Back Numbers
The Fiery Furnaces - Widow City
The Good, the Bad, & the Queen - The Good, the Bad, & the Queen
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Mark Ronson - Version
The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Honorable Mention:
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Once: Music from the Motion Picture
Various Artists - I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack


BG5000 said...

What's the difference between being "rest of the best" and "honorable mention"?

Tyler said...

I don't really consider soundtracks to be albums.

BG5000 said...

You're right. Purple Rain, Superfly, American Gangster, totally not albums.

Tyler said...

Obviously, that is different, as they were songs written and put together for a film and by one artist / band. However, most of the songs from Once had already been released on Glen Hansard's Swell Season album or by The Frames. And the I'm Not There soundtrack is a compilation of Bob Dylan covers, not really an album.

I knew you were going to say something, and I had Purple Rain already in my head as an example.

BG5000 said...

Then perhaps you should be more clear with your comments. Maybe then you won't look like such an asshole.

And just so you know, i don't consider Fiery Furnaces release albums.

Maura said...

Thanks for your awesome album wrap-up. Well done.

p.s. I might be in Chicago for New Years - will you? Maybe we can share a g&t, bloggerfriend.