Firstly I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.
Right then, as usual I cobbled together a list of my 40 favourite albums of this year. There's no order in this list as I don't believe in ranking albums as frankly some are just incompareable with others.
Having seen some of the other lists this year, well they are all a bit samey aren't they? I'm not trying to show off the size of my record collection but I do think there's been many an overlooked album from this year. If you haven't heard of a certain album then check it out now as it comes highly regarded by me!
My memory is rubbish so doubtless I've forgotton a few albums and also I've had to cut many good albums from this list which can only be a good sign about the state of music today.
I'll finish by saying that frankly 2007 has been a pretty awesome year with regards to music and that 2008 hopefully will be a peach as well.
Riccardo Villalobos - Fabric 36
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Strategy - Future Rock
Mouthus - Saw a Halo
Wooden Shjips - S/T
V/A - After Dark
Tarentel - Ghetto Beats on the surface of the Sun
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum
Axolotl - Memory Theatre
Talibam! - Ordination of the Globetrotting Conscripts
Liars - S/T
Von Sudenfed - Tromatic Reflexxions
Skeletons and the Kings of all Cities - LUCAS
Chromatics - Night Drive
Gui Boratto - Chromophobia
Deerhunter - Cryptograms
Throbbing Gristle - Part Two: the Endless Not
The Oscillation - Out of Phase
Mordant Music - The Tower
HEALTH - S/T
Monotract - Trueno Obscuro
Holy Fuck - S/T
Religious Knives - Remains
Professor Genius - S/T
Lamps - In the Red
Times New Viking - Present the Paisley Reich
Magik Markers - BOSS
Hetero Skeleton - En La Sombra Del Pàjaro Velludo
The Fucking Ocean - Le Main Rouge
Black Dice - Load Blown
Eric Copeland - Hermaphodite
No Age - Weirdo Rippers
Apparat - Walls
Modified Toy Orchestra - Toy go Pop
V/A - Shut up and Dance
Six Organs of Admittance - Shelter from the Ash
Melchior Productions - My Disco Future
Acid Mothers Guru Guru - My Acid Navigator
Thomas Fehlmann - Honigpumpe
V/A - Computer Incarnations For World Peace
So there we are, 1 year and a shed load of good music.
If for some reason you want my list from 2006 then here it is:
I'd like to finish off on a bit of a sad note by saying that national radio lost it's last good show in 2007 with the loss of Mixing It which was on Radio 3. I could cling onto some faint hope that there will be another show like it on the radio at some point but the chances are slim to nothing. Still I suppose this is where the internet steps in.