Music stuff still stuck in my head from 2007

1. The lyrics from “All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem
2. The shouts and strings on “No Cars Go” by Arcade Fire
3. The harmonies on “Falling Slowly” by The Swell Season
4. The drumming on “Pink Thoughts” by Moving Units
5. The bass line from “Two Kinds” by Film School
6. The rhymes on “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.
7. The pipe-organ on “Intervention” by Arcade Fire
8. The synths on “Knife (Covered by CSS)” by Grizzly Bear and CSS
9. The clapping on “It Started With a Mixx” by Los Campesinos
10. The intro and piano on “Sherry and Her Butterfly Net” by the The Most Serene Republic
11. The cover version of “Ceremony” by Radiohead
12. The vocal performance on “1-2-3-4” by Feist

I have to give credit to The Current’s Song of the Day for introducing me to many of the songs above.

Notice there’s no guitar work listed above. Nothing stuck. I’m willing to go back and find a guitar line that will stick in my head. Any suggestions?

NOTE: The song links go to everything from YouTube! to Last.fm to wherever I could get a good version of the work. The links to the bands go to their Web sites. I’d recommend The Most Serene Republic’s Web site in particular because they stream all their songs. Good stuff.

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12 thoughts on “Music stuff still stuck in my head from 2007

  1. I had watched that video for “all my friends” before and was very disappointed to see that it is a shortened version of the song. 3 minutes missing??!! I think it even cuts out some of the excellent lyrics.

  2. Agreed, Jeremy. It’s what I could find that had decent sound quality. In general, I’m not sure why record companies don’t upload full length, official videos to YouTube! The sound and video quality is such that if you really like a song, I don’t think you are going to be content to just go to YouTube! ever once in a while. But what do I know? I still buy CDs.

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    Thanks Susan and MCQ. I’ll take a listen when I get a moment. By the way, I’m not claiming that these are the best songs of the year. I didn’t listen to enough music from 2007 to make those kind of judgments.

    Although I think that if I was forced to decide, I’d say that either All My Friends or No Cars Go is the song of the year.

  3. The guitar performance of the year was J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. in the song “Been There All the Time.” (sorry, no link.)

    The album that I’m still listening to the most is Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.

  4. Found the Dinosaur Jr. — Been There All the Time. And I’m inclined to agree.

    And your right Susan, the National should be right up my little angsty, bass-driven, post-punk alley, but for whatever reason I just never sought their work out. Now that you’ve reminded me, I’ll have to change that.

  5. Ah, crap. The National with REM and Modest Mouse isn’t coming to Minneapolis. If I hadn’t moved I could have caught them at the Greek in Berkeley.

  6. Also, I should add that “Ceremony” may be one of my top ten songs of all time, even though I’m not really a huge Joy Division or New Order fan.

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