|Richard Fortus' Top Albums Of 2007|
Sputnikmusic contacted Richard Fortus (Guns 'N Roses) to pick his brain and ask for his top albums of 2007. His answers - along with many of his colleagues' submissions - will be featured in an artists' retrospective staff feature shortly.
"I can't stop listening to Kala by M.I.A. Great references (Pixies, Modern Lovers), love the Bollywood elements and the production is very fresh and exciting."
Leaves in the River
"Great songs, feels very real to me, not contrived."
Sky Blue Sky
"I think this is my favorite Wilco record yet. Nels Cline is the most inspirational guitarist i've heard in a long time. Lyrically, the strongest Wilco record."
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
"Love Britt's voice. Reminds me of Springsteen, Phil Lynott and Elvis Costello while still remaining very unique."
"This record feels so much more real and organic than anything they've done before as well as having very solid songs. In my opinion, they are still the most important band of the last 2 decades."
|6||Tacks, The Boy Disaster|
"They are an unsigned band that are unbelievable. Great arrangements, beautiful lyrics, criminally unknown."
"Very different to anything they'd done previously. I know, i know, it's very Radioheadish, but they do it well."
|8||Nine Inch Nails|
"I really had no intention of liking this record, but... I do."
"I think I like it even more than Funeral. They definitely avoided the sophomore slump."
Wincing the Night Away
"Didn't like the rest of the record nearly as much as "Oh, Inverted World", and not quite as much as "Chutes Too Narrow", but "Phantom Limb" is stellar."