Eddie's Best of 2007

Eddie Ugarte
Publisher and Founder

1 Amir Sulaiman – Like A Thief InThe Night (Uprising)
Amir is the epitome of poetry in motion, moving every
inch of your soul with his words.
2 Ted Leo/Pharmacists – Living WithThe Living
(Touch And Go)
Ted Leo is a staple in indie rock! With his latest album
he’s aligned himself with greatness.
3 Dalek – Abandoned Language (Ipecac)
Dalek’s Hip-Hop defies boundaries man, and this album throws in layer upon layer of sound.
4 The Jai-Alai Savant-Flight Of The
Bass Delegate (Gold Standard Labs)
Ralph Darden & Co. are amazing. They pull influences
from the same place the Police do.
5 Ozomatli – Don’t Mess With The Dragon (Concord)
A hodgepodge of influences as Latin rhythms combines with Hip Hop to take center stage.
6 Enon – Grass Geysers…Carbon Clouds
(Touch And Go)
You can’t consider them “former members of” anymore. They just blow minds on their own.
7 Aceyalone – Lightning Strikes (Recon)
While you wait for that new Damian Marley CD, Ace
(w/ Bionik) will hold you over.
8 Channels – Waiting For The Next
End Of The World (Dischord)
J. Robbins and his crew give everyone exactly what
they want with this joint. Blistering guitars and gorgeous harmonies.
9 Che Arthur – Iron (Sickroom)
Che surprised the hell out of me! Arena rock sounds for
the indie kids…and me too of course.
10 Brother Ali – The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers)
The undisputed truth is that Brother Ali is the baddest motherfucker next to Samuel L.
11 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 100 Days,
100 Nights (Daptone)
They may sound as if they’ve come directly out of 1967 but(!) this 2007 release may be as good as anything
Aretha released.
12 Saul Williams – The Inevitable Rise and Liberation
of Niggy Tardust (Self-released)
This is what you get when you hammer a book of poetry with a Nine Inch Nail onto a blank slate…an amazing
piece of work.
13 Bear Claw – Slow Speed: Deep Owls (Sickroom)
It’s a crying shame that you’re not paying attention to
Bear Claw and their Albini produced album that’s fucking awesome!
14 K-Os – Atlantis: Hymns For Disco (Virgin Records)
Yeah, Canadian rappers are mostly unknown but K-Os
isn’t. Dope music, dope rhymes and he doesn’t even
have to use foul language. Many can learn from him.
15 Bottomless Pit – Hammer Of The Gods (Matador)
I wanted to list Audioslave’s last fully realized record
but instead I went with the Hammer! Ex-Silkworm &
Seam members. Yeah, it’s what diehard fans like me
would come to expect and love!