Just a quick, teary-eyed introduction to start things off: I have only been a staff member of this site since June, but my involvement here lasts much longer. I owe this site and its members a lot and now that I'm in a position of power (*cringe*), I hope to represent the readers even better in 2008. I can't wait to hear all of your new favorite records and, hopefully, tell y'all about some of mine. I wish you all the best in this holiday season and in the new year. May all of your dreams (musical and otherwise) come true.
Favorite Albums of 2007
30. Family Force 5 - Business Up Front / Party In The Back (Diamond Edition)
29. The Gena Rowlands Band - Flesh And Spirits
28. Menomena - Friend And Foe
27. Flobots - Fight With Tools
26. The Gaslight Anthem - Sink Or Swim
25. The Wonder Years - Get Stoked On It!
24. An Angle - The Truth Is That You Are Alive
23. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
22. Followed By Ghosts - The Entire City Was Silent
21. A Day To Remember - For Those Who Have Heart
20. Daggermouth - Turf Wars
19. Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light
18. Stephen Fretwell - Man On The Roof
17. Ruiner - Prepare To Be Let Down
16. A.A. Bondy - American Hearts
15. Todd Martin - Mont Clare
14. Bayside - The Walking Wounded
13. The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
12. Aqueduct - Or Give Me Death
11. Benzos - Branches
10. Crime In Stereo - Is Dead
09. Pela - Anytown Graffiti
08. The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
07. Deer Tick - War Elephant
06. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
05. A Wilhelm Scream - Career Suicide
04. David Shultz and The Skyline - Sinner's Gold
03. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
02. Moving Mountains - Pneuma
01. Anberlin - Cities
Just Missed The Cut!: (These are great albums that didn't quite make the above list. Please still check them out!)
American Steel - Destroy Their Future
Tunturia - Maps
The Bees - Octopus
Chris Bathgate - A Cork Tale Wake
You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time
Explosions In The Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Small Leaks Sink Ships - Until The World Is Happy; Wake Up You Sleepyhead Sun
*Shels - Sea Of The Dying Dhow
Giants - They, The Undeserving
Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers - Glassjaw Boxer
Favorite EPs of 2007
10. Stella, Wake Up! - The Shark And The Ghost
09. At Cliffs End - The City
08. Brave Citizens - Revolutions
07. Flies Are Spies From Hell - Mountain Language
06. Nightmare Of You - Bang
05. Lipona - Urbi Et Orbi
04. Alberta Cross - The Thief & The Heartbreaker
03. Dropout Year - Best Friends For Never
02. Novice - Novice
01. Angel Eyes - ...And For A Roof A Sky Full Of Stars
Favorite Songs of 2007
Anberlin - "Dismantle.Repair"
Todd Martin - "Runaway"
The Wonder Years - "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong"
Deer Tick - "Ashamed"
A Wilhelm Scream - "Check Request Denied"
Flies Are Spies From Hell - "Next Hour"
David Shultz - "Albino Crow"
Bayside - "Carry On"
The Tough Alliance - "First Class Riot"
Ruiner - "Kiss That Motherfucker Goodnight"
Jimmy Eat World - "Let It Happen"
The Junior Varsity - "The SKY!"
Dropout Year - "As You Wish"
Paramore - "Misery Business"
As Tall As Lions - "Blacked Out"
Biffy Clyro - "Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies"
Ryan Adams - "I Taught Myself How To Grow Old"
Flobots - "Anne Braden"
Crime In Stereo - "Unfortunate Tourists"
Four Year Strong - "Maniac (R.O.D.)"
James Morrison - "Undiscovered"
A06 - "Into Shadow Forest"
The Avett Brothers - "Will You Return"
Tunturia - "Cast Shadows On Clouds"
A.A. Bondy - "American Hearts"
Octoberman - "Chasing Ambulances"
Most Mesmerizing Song of 2008
Moving Mountains - "8105"
Albums I Wanted To Love But Couldn't
05. The Junior Varsity - Cinematographic
04. Relient K -5 Score... (Truly pains me to put that here)
03. The Fall Of Troy - Manipulator
02. The Academy Is... - Santi
01. Emery - I'm Only A Man
I Can't Wait To Spend More Time With... (I.E. My Late Bloomers of 2007)
The Swellers - My Everest
Octoberman - Run From Safety
Timber Timbre - Medicinals
Two Gallants - Two Gallants
Cocoon - My Friends All Died In A Plane Crash
As Tall As Lions - Into The Flood
The Holloways - So This Is Great Britain?
Favorite Singer of 2007
I Was Way Late To The Party:
Archer Avenue - When I Was An Astronaut
The Avett Brothers - The Gleam EP
Neutral Milk Hotel -In An Aeroplane Over The Sea
Beulah - Yoko
This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain EP
Youth Pictures Of Florence Henderson - Unnoticeable In A Tiny Town, Invisible In The City
Sick Of It All - Death To Tyrants
Hammock - Kenotic
The Format - Dog Problems
Cave In - Jupiter
Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
Saves The Day - Stay What You Are
Best Webzine Not Named AbsolutePunk
Drowned In Sound
Favorite TV Shows of 2007
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
The Mighty Boosh
The IT Crowd
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lost (I watched all 3 seasons over the summer /nerd)
Heroes (this almost didn't make the list. Such a sad demise.)
Favorite Reality Show
10 (err, 11) Bands That Will Take '08 By Storm
Set Your Goals
So Long Forgotten
The Morning Of
This Will Destroy You