Libby's Best of 2007

Libby Hopper
Web Editor

1 M.I.A. – Kala (Interscope)
Exciting, entertaining, interesting, appealing, and one of
a kind. This album is pure jungle genius.
2 Radiohead – In Rainbows (Self-released)
One of those albums that I can listen to over and over
and still love it.  Thom Yorke has done it again.
3 Feist – The Reminder (Interscope)
The Reminder makes me feel like I’m snuggling next to
a fireplace on a bearskin rug. Warm, fuzzy, but not sickeningly sweet.
4 Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew – Spirit if… (Arts & Crafts)
Broken Social Scene kicks ass forever in my book and
I’m not ashamed to say it.  Yet another album filled with creative riffs, controversial lyrics, and cool arts&crafts cameos.
5 Deerhunter – Cryptograms (Kranky)
As much as I hate Bradford Cox’s obnoxious demeanor, Cryptograms is fucking amazing so I will allow it.  It’s like being transported to the world of noisy gothic teenage
angst that parents will never understand.
6 Justice – † (Ed Banger / Because / Vice)
Great dance music without sounding like it was created
by a machine.  France can do no wrong.
7 Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls down
Thunder Canyon (XL Recordings)
I love the old-timey folk feel to his songs.  That, mixed
with his insanity and inappropriate behavior, creates something magical.
8 Tegan and Sara – The Con (Vapor)
The Con has honest lyrics, catchy melodies, and tells a story.  A great album to sing along to.
9 Panda Bear – Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)
This album just makes people feel good.  A great, happy, and unique album.
10 Cass McCombs – Dropping the Writ (Domino)
This album is like a dreamy, rolling field filled with
dandelions and woodland creatures.  Lovely.
11 Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil (Vice)
Black Lips are a dirty and disgusting garage band made
for perverted shitheads and rude indie kids.  But for some reason, I like it.
12 Muscles – Guns Babes Lemonade (Modular)
You can tell this guy loves his life.  I just want to hold his hand and dance forever.
13 The Field – From Here We Go Sublime (Kompakt)
Seriously trance-inducing sounds combined with the
warmth and comfort of familiarity.  It’s like floating
through clouds.
14 Chromatics – Night Drive (Italians Do It Better)
They seem to be going for the whole glamour and
mystery of Italian nightlife.  It’s like a murder mystery
where the bad guys are too sexy to hate.
15 Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity (5RC)
Cute and quirky, this album is definitely their best to date.  Perfect for the hyperactive child in me.