Saturday, December 15, 2007

the 'best' of 07 (and the justified ancients of boost boost)


after scanning the various sites today, I've come up with this rough, aggregated top ten 'most lauded albums of 07' list.

LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

MIA – Kala

Radiohead – In Rainbows

Panda Bear – Person Pitch

The Field – From Here We Go Sublime

Robert Wyatt – Comicopera

Battles – Mirrored

Feist – The Reminder

Lairs – Liars

Burial – Untrue

In my humble opinion, the Battles, Field, and LCD entries are undeserving - of course these albums have their qualities, but what I'm alleging is that they're chronically over-rated.


Dave W? What say you? I know you're 'across these' (to use the corporate jargon)...

What would you say is the 'most over-rated album of '07? Fellas?


  1. I'm gonna have to go with The Field here. I just don't understand the praise it's getting. Or maybe I do ... as we've discussed in private emails, people seem to want to praise Kompakt records because they've got cred.

    Then again, why not praise the Thomas Fehlmann album instead? (Which was a way better album than "From Here We Go Insipid.")

    Anyways, I tried to get into the album several times, but failed every single time. Very nice sounds and surfaces, but I found nothing in there that really hooked me or nourished me ...

  2. with the field it is all about the crossover...

    but i must admit, i havent listened to any of the albums on that list. the only one i am interested in is the burial one and i am not sure whether i'll like that or not...

    the ricky v fabric is another one. a lot of mixed opinions about it, but a lot of people giving it the thumbs up (including me).

    not sure what else. i remain hugely sceptical of the album format...

  3. I can't sand anything from MIA, so I say she gets the prize.

  4. I'm going to have to disagree with you guys here for the first time :SSS
    The field is definitely not over rated. It's sublime, absolutely perfect, the recent album not so much. I connected with the field in so many different ways, it sends chills down my spine just thinking about it. I would even go as as to say one of the best minimal techno/ambient albums I have ever heard. Bought into the hype? Nah I don't think so, i got this by chance just because I liked the name, I hadn't heard a single review.. Mr Willner you Swedish bastard.. I salute you sir.


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