Jacaranda
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12.29.07 Best Of 200712.29.07 Mixtape Number 2
12.29.07 Mixtape12.30.06 Jacaranda's Albums Of This Decade... So
12.29.06 Jacaranda's Nineties Albums08.29.06 Jacarandas Cliche List #5 - Lyricists
08.28.06 Jacarandas 70 70s Albums08.27.06 Jacarandas 60 60s Ablums
07.02.06 Jacaranda\'s Cliche List #4 - Singers06.30.06 Jacaranda's Cliche List #3 - Bassists
06.28.06 Jacaranda's Cliche List #2 - Drummers06.26.06 Jacaranda's Cliche List #1 - Guitarists
06.24.06 Jacaranda and bitchin' bells.06.22.06 Jacaranda and his merry band of his Fav
06.18.06 (Something Ten) Bands

Best Of 2007

The best releases of the year that I have got around to listening to.
1 The Arcade Fire
Neon Bible


Coming off of one of the most over-hyped albums of recent years with Funeral, the Arcade Fire successfully topped Neon Bible's predecessor without remaking it. Expanding on their ambitious sound which is hit and miss between awkward lyrics and R?gine Chassagne which in the end are both forgivable. Neon Bible is the soundtrack to the end of the world and the last days of life.
2The National
Boxer


If Alligator made the National indie favorites, then Boxer broke them out of the underground into the mainstream with the help of Sufjan Stevens. Gaining strength after multiple listens Boxer is no modern day masterpiece but a great release from a promising band.
3Battles
Mirrored


A super-group of sorts, the Battles features ex-Helmet (and current Tomahawk) drummer and ex-Don Caballero guitarist who, along with technology, are the backbone of the group. Their airtight processed vocals, pulsating drums and one-note guitar hooks make for a perfect marriage of cut-and-paste music software and real, actual musicians.
4Dan Deacon
Spiderman of the Rings


Usining hooks and cartoon samples to make up for the lack of depth and emotion Dan Deacon makes one of the catchiest albums of the year. Replacing actual emotion with nostalgic feelings of Woody the Woodpecker and Sunday morning cartoons, Deacon manages to make a sincere album in one of the most insincere genres of music.
5Chamillionaire
Ultimate Victory


No reason.
6Holy Fuck
LP
7 Yoko Ono
Yes, I'm A Witch
8 Melt Banana
Bambi's Dilema
9Mark Ronson
Version
10Patrick Wolf
The Magic Position
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