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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2007 - The Year in Music

THE RSL MUSIC AWARDS - 2007

Art by the Surgeon General

THE YEAR IN MUSIC:

It is with great pleasure I share with you the award selections for the last year in music. Some selections were harder than others... All of the music is exceptional!

Again - for regular readers, this is a repeat theme: I have bit off more than I can chew so I will have to split this program into two parts. The first is today's BIG LIST. Here you will find the legitimate RSL Music Awards and links for downloading exceptional songs from top new artists. The second part of this post will air tomorrow. This will be the guest section in which readers, musicians and special guests (fellow bloggers, promotions, folks from record label, etc...) will share their favorites and tell you why they picked 'em. What happens, often, is that I try to get more accomplished than I can in the time provided to me. To new readers: I don't work in the music industry - and this blog is a complete labour of love.

That being said - return tomorrow - and everyday if you like what you see!

THE TOP 40 ALBUMS OF 2007: (# 1 - 15) (#16 - 40)

Links are provided to previous write-ups where applicable. Please share this post with those with great taste. Buy the material of artists you enjoy. Happy New Year.


2007 ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
ODE TO SUNSHINE by DELTA SPIRIT


Delta Spirit - People C'mon



ORIGINAL REVIEW: ODE TO SUNSHINE


2007 BAND OF THE YEAR:
THE NATIONAL


DOWNLOAD 2 TRACKS & READ MORE: THE NATIONAL




2007 SINGLE/SONG OF THE YEAR:
THE HANDSOME FURS - WHAT WE HAD

A NICE PAIR IN '07: Wolf Parade's Dan Broeckner & wife Alexei Perry

The Handsome Furs - What We Had

The Handsome Furs & the Wolf Parade's works:
The Importance of Being Wolf



2007 NEW BAND OF THE YEAR:
GEORGIE JAMES

Georgie James - Long Week

Remarkable Debut: Georgie James' "Places"


2007 STORY OF THE YEAR:
LED ZEPPELIN'S RETURN

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog (live 1975)

2007 DRAMA OF THE YEAR:
AMY WINEHOUSE

A Beautiful Voice and So Much Talent
(but the Beauty was a Beast)

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

More: Thoughts on Amy Winehouse

2007 HOTTEST SAMPLE:
M.I.A.

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

More: M.I.A. - The Hot Sound with that crazy Clash beat

ALONG THOSE LINES: THE BEST MASHES OF 2007



2007's the WHERE THE HELL AM I?
TRACK OF THE YEAR:

HEIMDALSGATE LIKE A PROMETHEAN CURSE
- OF MONTREAL

Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes

Heimdalsgate like a Promethean Curse

I saw this band play live twice this year. I'm still not sure what I saw.

More: Today's Cover Story - Of Montreal Does It Right

2007 the THEY CAME OUT OF NOWHERE &
BLEW ME AWAY AWARD:

PRINTS

Prints - Pretty Tick

More: Slip into another state of mind with PRINTS!

MORE TO COME - WHEN YOU RETURN

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