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Favourite albums of 2007

Posted by jill on December 31, 2007

1. Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
2. Justice – Cross
3. Jonquil – Lions
4. Holy Fuck – LP
5. Super Furry Animals – Hey Venus!
6. Daft Punk – Alive 2007
7. Keyboard Choir – Mizen Head to Gascanae Sound
8. Eugene McGuinness – The Early Learnings of…
9. Electrelane – No Shouts No Calls
10. Herman Dune – Giant
11. Tegan and Sara – The Con
12. Menomena – Friend and Foe

And a special mention for In Rainbows by Radiohead. When I paid £40 for the boxset, it really did seem like it cost too much, but when the boxset arrived it was worth every penny.


So this was 2007

Posted by jill on December 19, 2007

For me, 2007 was split into 3 parts. Part 1 consist of temping in Oxford, and going slightly mad by going to far too many gigs in London. Part 2 was my 10 week quick trip around the world, buying too much music and watching some amazing shows that I wouldn’t have imagined seeing at the beginning of the year. Part 3 was my move down to London, starting a new job, and discovering all that when there’s far too much choice, I always end up choosing something I know.

So instead of a song and album round up of the year (like I did last year), this year it’s about the gigs and albums. Some of these gigs really defined my year, while some others were just really great experiences. Rather than listening to individual songs again and again, this year I paid attention to albums, whether to pass the time doing endless hours of data entry or to accompany me as I wander around cities by myself.