This playlist very nearly didn't happen. My home computer decided that Boxing Day would be the day when it finally gave up the ghost and died. A pretty catastrophic event because tons of stuff has been lost including the most recent 134 albums which people have sent in to Burning World in digital format. I feel really bad about this because people and bands have been good enough to send me them and clearly have their lives involved in these things and now in the blink of an eye...all gone. This playlist was originallyprepared last week and so was also lost in what has become known in my house as Black Thursday. This also means that I can no longer retrieve e-mail from the old e-mail address so for the time being the address has changed to email@example.com .
So to the final playlist of 2007. Many thanks to all of you who have been in touch with your votes and suggestions for the tracks which should be included in this. Originally I was just going to go with a top twenty but it soon became clear that ould be almost impossible. Getting the list down to thirty was painful enough. I've included as many of your votes as possible and the playlist is in a rough order according to those tracks which gained multiple votes. I have however deviated slightly and included a few of my favorites here and there but I think the overall effect is pretty much representative of the year although I would have liked to see a bit more electronic stuff and maybe some reggae in there.
1. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire - Joe Strummers Grave (Damaged Goods) Taken fro the album “Punk Rock At The British Legion Hall” Buy Here
2. Sister Vanilla - K To Be Lost (Chemikal Underground) Taken From the album “Little Pop Rock”. Buy Here
3. Air Formation - I Can’t Remember Waking Up (Club AC30) Taken from the album “Daylight Storms”. Buy Here
4. Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth (Download)
5. Tilly & The Wall - The Freest Man (Moshi Moshi) 7″ single. Buy Here
6. Amusement Parks On Fire - A Star Is Born (V2) Taken from one of the finest 12″ ep’s of the year. Buy Here
7. Von Sudenfed - The Rhinohead (Domino) Taken from the album “Tromatic Reflexxions”. The first of two appearances by Mark E Smith in this years finest list. Buy Here
8. Gravenhurst - Trust (Warp) Great single from back in the summer. It also appeared on the brilliant “Western Lands” album which if you don’t have is well worth the price of admission. Buy Here
9. The Orb - Vuja De (Butterfly) I know my mate Vince will approve of this one. The album is called “The Dream” which regular listeners to this program will be well aware. It was released earlier this year in Japan, thus it’s qualification for inclusion here. It will finally be released in the UK on 18th February through Butterfly Records. Buy Here
10. Lovvers - Near Enough For Jazz (Jonson Family) 7″ single.
11. The Courteeners - Cavorting (Loog) Currently been touted by the music press as one of the bands to watch in 2008. Buy Here
12. The Fall - Over Over (Slogan) What can you say….an end of year list without The “Mighty” Fall would be quite pointless. Taken from this years album “Reformation Post TLC”. Buy Here
13. Los Campesinos - The International Tweexcore Underground (Wichita) Another band who are getting quite a bit of press coverage at the moment. Buy Here
14. Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill (Elefant) Lead track from their “If Looks Could Kill” ep. Buy Here
15. Hadouken - That Boy, That Girl (Kitsune) 7″ single
16. Tall Pony - I’m Your Boyfriend Now (Cherryade) Great single. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this lot in 2008. Buy Here
17. My Teenage Stride - To Live & Die In The Airport Lounge (Becalmed) One of the greatest pop moments of the year. The album is called “Ears Like Golden Bats” and never fails to cheer me up. Buy Here
18. Cut City - Ashes Like Millions (GSL) Taken from the album “Exit Decades”. Buy Here
19. A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Lists, Plans (Notenuf) Taken from the album “Scribble Mural Comic Journal”. Buy Here
20. Liechenstien - Stalking Skills (Fraction Discs) 7″ single
21. Trembling Blue Stars - Beautiful Blank (Elefant) Taken from the “Exploring The Shadows” ep. Buy Here
22. The Piskie Sits - Lotta Bad Things (Wrath) I saw this bunch supporting The Fall in Leeds earlier in the year but they seem to have gone a bit quiet since then. This comes from the bands debut album “The Secret Sickliness”. Buy Here
23. Papercuts - Exit This Topic (Demo) Nice…
24. Cosmicdust - Bird Cries (Self-Released) Taken from the album “Snow Noise Assemblage”.
25. Suicidal Birds - No Way (Tocado) Taken from the album “Vs Life”.
26. Thrushes - Heartbeats (Birdnote) Taken from the album “Sun Come Undone”. Buy Here
27. The Harrisons - Man Of The Hour (Melodic) Taken from the debut album “No Fighting In The War Room”. Buy Here
28. Ports Of Call - Claire () One of my favorites from 2007. Taken from the debut album “Like Thieves…”.
29. Rumskib - Dreampoppers (Darla) From their brilliant self-titled debut. Buy Here
30. Good Shoes - Smalltown Girl (Brille) Buy Here.