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Macstar's Notable 50 of 2007

Here's some tracks that i've come across in this year of '07. The is not meant to be a "best singles" list or even an artist's "best tracks", but they are definitely songs and bands you should know about, get to know, and listen to.

Song Name, Artist

Lullaby (Mountain), The Acorn

Rehab Amy, Winehouse

Intervention, Arcade Fire

Fluorescent Adolescent, Arctic Monkeys

What's a Girl to Do?, Bat for Lashes

Atlas, Battles

Devastation, The Besnard Lakes

Again & Again, The Bird And The Bee

Archangel, Burial

Volver a Comenzar, Café Tacuba

Melody Day, Caribou

Mr Blue (New Version), Catherine Feeny

The Pills Won't Help You Now, The Chemical Brothers

Fancy Footwork, Chromeo

Bubbly, Colbie Caillat

The People, Common

What a Job (featuring Snoop Dogg & Andre 3000), Devin The Dude

All My Life, DJ Harry

Ok, It's Alright With Me, Eric Hutchinson

1234, Feist

Business Time, Flight of the Conchords

Whistle for the Choir, The Fratellis

Sad Sad City, Ghostland Observatory

Grip Like a Vice, The Go! Team

Beautiful Life Gui Boratto

Boy With a Coin, Iron & Wine

I'm Your Man, Jacob Golden

The Opposite of Hallelujah, Jens Lekman

Teardrop, Jose Gonzalez

D.A.N.C.E., Justice

We All Want the Same Thing (feat. Lupe Fiasco), Kevin Michael

All My Friends, LCD Soundsystem

Twice, Little Dragon

Add Your Light to Mine, Baby, Lucky Soul

Boyz, M.I.A.

Just, Mark Ronson featuring Phantom Planet

Grace Kelly, MIKA

Gunpowder & Lead Miranda, Lambert

Dashboard, Modest Mouse

Start a War, The National

Bro's, Panda Bear

The Magic Position, Patrick Wolf

Young Folks, Peter Bjorn and John

Two, Ryan Adams

Love Song, Sara Bareilles

The Underdog, Spoon

Take Me to the Riot, Stars

The Con, Tegan and Sara

You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told), The White Stripes

See You At the Lights, 1990s


quick guest post from Marion

I have enjoyed State Radio's "Year of the Crow" (admittedly I enjoy
anything even remotely related to Dispatch) and Stephen Kellogg's "Glassjaw
Boxer". I also have liked the tunes I've heard so far from Pete Francis's
upcoming (2/08?) record "Iron Sea and the Calvary".


gues post from Avram

Since it's Friday and I'm wired on espresso and chocolate:

My tops for 07ish:

Current heavy rotation:

1) Black Kids - (they only have a myspace page)

2) Girl Talk - Night Ripper

3) Barr - Summary

4) The Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

5) Jim Becker and Coleen Burke - Sountrack to Interkosmos

Those are the newish ones. Here are some old ones I'm heavy into:

1) Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man

2) Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmission

3) Leonard Cohen - Death of a Ladies' Man and New Skin/Old Ceremony
(I know there are two albums there, but deal with it.)

4) Everything by Joe Frank

5) The Ex with Tom Cora - Scrabbling at the Lock

6) All Sonic Youth from the 1980s

The "gonna get big" picks for 08:

1) The Black Kids

2) Two Gallants

3) Bjork/Panda Bear (well, it's an idea)

4) The Frames

5) Iron and Wine

6) Architecture in Helsinki

7) The Klaxons

8) The Animal Collective

Shows to look out for:

1) Wilco doing their entire catalog in order of release (a la cheap

2) The Boredoms with 88 drummers on August 8th