What I listened to most in 2007

Only two weeks until the end of the year and the chances of this list changing between now and then are minimal (although I think Bella Hardy will be getting a thorough bashing post Christmas Day). Not an exhaustive list but covering most of the most exciting bits of my musical year.  I have restricted this to long players and  missed out loads of individual tracks I liked  so as to avoid this being a 10,000 word essay.

From 2007

Rachel Unthank & the Winterset – The Bairns; A Mountain Of One – Collected Works; Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time – Runout Groove; Alela Diane – The Pirates Gospel; Studio – West Coast; Tracey Thorn – Out of the Woods; Bill Callahan – Woke On A Whaleheart; Rufus Wainwright – Release the Stars; Joni Mitchell – Shine; Beirut – The Flying Club Cup; Wooden Shjips – Wooden Shjips (2cd version – the bonus cd of singles is better than the main one); Pilooski Dirty Edits compilation; Best Of Ethiopiques; Siobhan Donaghy – Ghosts; June Tabor – Apples; Seal – System; Pleasure 2; Ulrich Schnauss – Goodbye; Jay Jay Johanson – The long term physical effects are unknown; Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog; P J Harvey – White Chalk; The Field – From here we go sublime;

From 2006 (but still listened to a lot in 2007)

Joanna Newsom – Ys; Robbie Williams – Rudebox; Bellowhead – Burlesque; Espers II; TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain; Lindstrom – It’s a Feedelity Affair; Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther; Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things; Kris Drever – Blackwater; Trentemoller – The Last Resort

From before then (but either re-released, purchased or listened to a lot in 2007)

Anne Briggs – The Time Has Come; Catherine Howe – It’s A Beautiful Place; David Bowie – The Buddha Of Suburbia; Bhundu Boys – The Shed Sessions; Labi Siffre – Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying; Labi Siffre – Labi Siffre; Vangelis – Bladerunner (25th anniverary edition); Lots of late 1970s / early 1980s New York Disco music (mainly listened to in the summer); Lots of Yacht Rock© and White Island Italo Disco© (both contemporary and from the past)

What did you love ? 


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