Friday afternoon Mr. Goodman at the NSN emailed me to let me in on his annual list of Top Ten Albums. The lists will be published in the December 14th issue.
These are NOT in order - it's hard enough to narrow things down to ten selections you'd recommend as "must-haves", never mind giving them priority or preference. But I will clarify that the reason LCD Soundsystem makes my list is that James Murphy is a brilliant musician and songwriter whom deserves recognition for this 2007 critically acclaimed recording. It's certainly not for everyone.
If you must surrender to the loathsome consumerism of the season, then I recommend straightening out someone's horrendous music collection with anyone of these gems.
1. "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank", from Modest Mouse - released March 07
2. "Cease To Begin" from Band of Horses - released October 07
3. "In Rainbows" from Radiohead - released October 07
4. "Hospital Music" from Matthew Good -July 07
5. "Shine" from Joni Mitchell - released September 07
6. "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" from Spoon - July 07
7. "The World Is Yours" from Ian Brown -September 07
8. "Neon Bible" from Arcade Fire - March 07
9. "The Reminder" from Feistk - March 07
10. "Sounds Of Silver" from LCD Soundsystem - March 07