2007 was a good year for music, in many ways. I heard some albums I really loved, which was great, because I haven't really loved music for a long time. These are the most memorable, in no specific order.
Murcof - Cosmos
I played Remembrenza a lot, and I think Murcofs latest, Cosmos, is even better. Sinister, eerie soundscapes, mezmering rythms pulsing in the background and haunting classical samples.
At times it somewhat reminds me of Jarre actually, when he drifts into the melodic evolvements. I know, weird connection, but still.
This is perfect music for everything, except for normal people.
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
A beautiful, Balkan inspired folkpop album. A distant aquaintance had been to a concert with them and explained the music to me - so I picked up a digital copy.
At first I did not like the vocals at all, but something kept dragging me back, and by now this is probably one of the most played albums of 2007.
Interestingly, not ony my ipod. I only play this album at home, on speakers. Weird.
|Justice - X
Yey! Brilliant! I super-digged the Justice album. I enjoy almost anything and everything on Ed Banger, but Justice is my new favourite. I think it is the sound that fix me up.
Naughty bad-ass über compressed beats and fat slam bass lines opens the album, and from there it's a roller coaster wonderful eclectic mix-trip from funky disco to stressed-up techno. Loved it.
Steve Jablonsky - Transformers OST
I enjoyed the film and I loved the soundtrack. I just recently saw the movie a second time, after listening to the score many times, and I actually I think the music is better stand-alone than in the movie.
It is the sound in the movie which is beyond awesome. The music works perfectly, but the sound. Ohhh. My pants.
Enjoy the music for itself, it works brilliantly as cartoonish heroic everyday backdrop.
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Sunset Mission
I think maybe this is the best album I heard in 2007. It is by far the album I heard the most. It is perfect for anything and anywhere, but two particular situations spring to mind: Hangover and blingfeist shopping. This fixes both instantly.
Dark, evil, sinister, slow and gloomy jazz, makes Twin Peaks sound like a nervous-happy carousel on cocaine.
I want to spend all my evenings in dark, smoky, sordid jazz clubs, staring deep down into glasses of sonic despair. Makes me relax.
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
The best pop / dance album of 2007. Brilliant tunes.
What I liked best about this album, was how strong each song is, and how complete the album appears. This is a brilliant pop album, and I have not seen LCD live but I am sure this must be boiling hot when played live.
Sound Of Silver made me envious because I really wished I could write and produce music as good as this, but doesn't matter, because LCD already does!Last.fm
Burial - Untrue
Broken beats, broken vocals, broken dreams. This Burial album is a creeper, I kinda wrote it off at the start, like the Beirut album, but it would not let me.
I know this is a trend fucker, everybody loves it, and that made me slightly sceptic, but I thought I should check it out and I'm glad I did, and glad I gave it some time. The broken beats/dubstep elements are toned slightly down and darkened in the right way for me, and I love the mood and sound.
Listened, and really liked these too, but not as much as above:
Amon Tobin - Foley Room
Chemical Brothers - We Are The Night
NIN - Year Zero
Laibach - Volk
Battles - Mirrored
Hans Zimmer - Pirates Of The Caribbean 3
Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi
M.I.A. - Kala
Kanye West - Graduation
And I'm sure there is something I forgot.