Biographical Mix, 2007: Repeat Offenders

Spinto Band reads my blog! Or, at least, they read the last one. Most of you who read this do so through Facebook, but the blog is imported from a blogspot site. Well, turns out Spinto Band found my last entry and commented on it! Pretty sweet.

While I had a fairly steady stream of new music on rotation during 2007, there seemed to be an awful lot of new albums from bands I already listened to coming out each month. There are also a few bands on here that I came late to the party to, although at least one of them only won me over because of this specific album, as their other stuff isn’t as interesting to me (there, that’s a little mystery for you to solve).

“Intro: A Song of Fire and Wine” by Trail of Dead
“Stand In Silence” by Trail of Dead
“Song for Clay (Disappear Here)” by Bloc Party
“Turn On Me” by the Shins
“Letter From An Occupant” by The New Pornographers
“Well Thought Out Twinkles” by Silversun Pickups
“The Last Word” by Solea
“Blood Red Blood” by Voxtrot
“Impossible Germany” by Wilco
“Make It Wit Chu” by Queens of the Stone Age
“Good to Sea” by Pinback
“Burying Luck” by Minus the Bear
“The Underdog” by Spoon
“Sewn” by the Feeling
“The Beat That My Heart Skipped” by Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
“Tranquilize” by the Killers
“Silver Lining” by Rilo Kiley
“Open Bar Reception” by Jimmy Eat World
“Summer Is Coming” by Matt Pond PA

You know, looking over that list, I realize just how average a lot of those new albums were. Each of them had great songs, but none of them were just devastatingly great like some of the earlier releases. Even the initial Voxtrot full length didn’t really match up to the litany of EPs that came before it, but that was an awful high bar to match. I was really disappointed in Minus the Bear’s effort and I LOVE Minus the Bear. I think Pinback might have the best new release by a band I already listened to for this year (there’s an award for you).

Only one left! Or, at least, only one left this year!

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