Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Colin's Favorite Tracks (Sort Of)

I'm pretty sure most of these can be downloaded (or at least streamed) for free and legal from various interweb locations. Unlike Thom, however, I will not be providing you with many links. But you're smart and good at computers. Go find them yourselves.

COLIN'S 16 FAVORITE TRACKS OF 2007
(THAT DO NOT APPEAR ON COLIN'S 17 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2007)
by Colin F. McCormick

16. Lavender Diamond - "Rise In The Springtime"

15. Bat For Lashes - "What's A Girl To Do?"

14. Air France - "Beach Party"

13. Architecture In Helsinki - "Heart It Races"

12. Shout Out Louds - "Tonight I Have To Leave It"
Maybe I only like it because it sounds exactly like The Cure.

11. Thieves Like Us - "Drugs In My Body"

10. Hot Chip - "My Piano"

9. Super Furry Animals - "Run-Away"

8. Justice - "Phantom"

7. Jape - "Floating"

6. Cass McCombs - "Pregnant Pause"
I need to listen a bit more to this fellow.

5. Menomena - "Wet And Rusting"

4. Sally Shapiro - "I'll Be By Your Side"

3. Vampire Weekend - "Mansard Roof"
I've already sneaked a listen or two to the forthcoming debut LP from these African-influenced New York preps. It's pretty great stuff, but we'll see if the hype holds up long enough for it to show up on everyone's 2008 list.

2. The New Pornographers - "My Rights Versus Yours"
The rest of Challengers left me a little flat.

1. Beirut - "Elephant Gun"
Also gets my vote for best music video of the year.

3 comments:

Paul B. said...

Nice, Colin. Have you heard the other new Hot Chip track: "Shake A Fist?" Pretty great. I, too, am really looking forward to the Vampire Weekend record, and in doing so, am trying to avoid them as much as possible. It's weird how a band's debut can still be months away but it can already seem old hat. I wish the album included more new matertial, but then again, it's been 2-3 months and I still love "Oxford Comma" as much as the first time I heard it.

By the way, has anyone seen them live? I'd like to know how they were.

thom said...

Colin, Suzie and I attempted to see Vampire Weekend at the Echo recently, but it was sold out. I'm not sure why we didn't still try to get tickets, but we ended up having a great time down the street at the Shortstop. Christmas atmosphere, Racer IPA, cool French DJ, dancing on an empty dancefloor.

thom said...

By the way, I love that Jape song. Would gladly hear more of that gentleman.