Thursday, January 10, 2008
Why favorite? I'm not sure. Perhaps Thom Yorke got some of his electronica jones from his solo "The Eraser" last year. (If you have iTunes, go get Skip Divided and The Clock. If you like them, buy the rest. My guess is you won't.) "In Rainbows" is really rock, not that anyone who isn't a fan of the band will give a damn about this.
Other CDs issued in 2007 that I liked plenty (no particular order):
- Van Morrison -- At the Movies: Soundtracks. Just loads of fun for a guy in his 50s; you know the songs, but you have to guess the movies. Several cuts are live, which is great if you are a Van Morrison fan.
- Sia -- Lady Croissant. Speaking of live: The singer of Zero 7 fame, this sounds like it should be a chillout album but it's not. All but one cut is live, and she sounds so different and very sexy. It sounds like a nightclub but it rocks. Good late night listening.
- Charmparticles -- Alive in the Hot Spell. LA pop kind of fills my Britpop desires. It is the most played album I have this year except for one...
- The Clash -- The Singles. Do I own most of these songs? Probably, if I wanted to dig out my vinyl and borrow someone's USB turntable. But now I do not need this. It is for this reason my car stereo goes to eleven.