A friend sent me his list of best albums of 2007. I thought I’d reciprocate, but I can’t remember which of the albums or whatever I’ve been listening to actually came out, or came into my posession, during 2007. So at the risk of inaccuracy, which will bother no-one:
The Beatles Love
Beirut Gulag Orkester
Robert Fripp At the End of Time: Churchscapes
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raising Sand
Handsome Family The Last Days of Wonder
Some local heroes:
Emily Scott Longshore Drift
Rosie Bell Early Warning
Lindsay Sugden Lightning
Cloudland Blue Quartet Ersatzreal
Re-releases and stuff from the past:
Robert Fripp Exposure
Nico Desertshore and The Marble Index
Slapp Happy Live in Japan
Sylvian/Fripp The Last Day
TV, film, DVD:
Kurosawa/Mifune: Seven Samurai, Ran, Kagemusha, Red Beard, Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo
Various: I’m Your Man (Cohen tribute concert)
Dr Who (but please no more human-Dalek mashups!)
And of course the regular pleasures – Radio 4, Radio Scotland, Have I Got News for You, Word and its compilation CDs, DGM Live, all my friends and inspirational blogs on Google Reader.
This is beginning to sound like a bad BAFTA speech. Enough.
Free to download - Stories My Killer Told Me: Five surreal story-songs from my Edinburgh Fringe show.
- I Am Not The One For You
- The Ever Open Door
- New Eyes
- A Forest Trail in Autumn
- The Portobello Slam
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