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Lists!: Favorite Songs of ’07 (with videos) by Barbecue Bros
January 4, 2008, 2:39 pm
Filed under: lists, music, YouTube

My first List! of ’07. Hooray!

1. Against Me! – “Thrash Unreal”
Kind of the perfect throw-your-fist-in-the-air-and-pound-a-beer song, even if it is about addiction. Listen to the song and I think it’s pretty self-explanatory why this song kicks ass.

2. LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”
Yea yea, all the hipsters love this song. But that doesn’t mean its not a perfect song for a mid-2o’s guy who just so happens to feel a lot of the sentiment contained within this song (“You spend the first five years trying to get with the plan/ And the next five years trying to be with your friends again”). Not to mention the piano loop and the crescendo are transcendent.

3. The National – “Mistaken For Strangers”
I’ve always loved The National, but the first track “Fake Empire” didn’t floor me on my initial listen of Boxer. Then came “Mistaken for Strangers” with its pounding drum beat, clueing me in to how special Boxer just might turn out to be. Then I listened closer to the “fuck that sucks but its kinda awesome” lyrics about which Matt Berninger seems to have a knack for (notably the “another innocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults” and “you wouldn’t want an angel watching over/ Surprise, surprise—they wouldn’t want to watch”).

4. Battles – “Atlas”
“What in the world? This sounds crazy” were my initial thoughts on hearing Battles, but “Atlas” proves that a math-rock-pop can work.

5. Animal Collective – “For Reverend Green”
I love the screams and I love the hazey music and Animal Collective’s fractured pop-sensibility. Reverend Green, I don’t know who you are but thanks.


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The updated version of “Sweetness and Tenderness” by The Rentals is my favorite jam of 2007. Nothing else even comes close, not even Halloweenhead.


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[…] Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam – As stated before, “Reverend Green” is the jam 12. Band of Horses – Cease to Begin – No standout track […]

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