Features: For Your Disapproval ’07 Style

Originally posted on  MySpace 12/28/2010

I tried to whittle it down to 10, but I stole from Jasun and he did 15, so I thought I’d go for 16.

1. Bruce Springsteen – Magic
2. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
3. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
4. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
5. Queens Of The Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
6. OM – Pilgrimage
7. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
8. Thurston Moore – The Trees Outside The Academy
9. Explosions In The Sky – All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
10. Sea & Cake – Everybody
11. PJ Harvey – White Chalk
12. Lyle Lovett – It’s Not Big, It’s Large
13. Dimmu Borgir – In Sorte Diabolus
14. Future Pilot AKA – Secrets From The Dreamhouse
15. Exploding Star Orchestra – We Are All From Somewhere Else
16. Robert Plant/Alison Krauss – Raising Sand

Live in ’07

Made the yearly trek to ACL, caught great sets by Bjork, Wilco, The Arcade Fire (finally), Queens of the Stone Age, Crowded House, LCD Soundsystem, even saw a little of The Killers and Muse and didn’t kill myself (wink Leah). Allthough, all I needed to do was wait a week for a festival I had almost more fun at, which was Wall of Sound, it was in Fort Worth. Ridiculous sets by Explosions In The Sky, Paper Chase, Record Hop, Eleven Hundred Springs, Baptist Generals, The Swordand OM. OM, is 2/3 of Sleep, legendary stoner rock band from the Bay Area. And just what I needed. They played 3 or 4 15 to 20 minute songs, and even yelled at Bobby Bare Jr. to shut up. Oh, also got to watch Midlake sit around and stall going on for their show. Caught a couple of Toadies shows, and a few Baboon shows, yet only saw Dove Hunter once, and Beautiful Disaster 3 times. Surgery laid me up and I missed 4 of the Big 8 in the process – Sonic Youth, Lyle Lovett, The Melvins, and in Austin, the reunion of The Murder City Devils. But, I did get to see another of the Big 8, the annual Slayer show. It was an odd kinda show, it was very war oriented this time, adding in Ghost of War and Bitter Peace, and omitting 2 staples, Seasons In The Abyss and Dead Skin Mask.

Here’s to more shows next year.

And on a side note, along with John Mellencamp’s Our Country, I never want to hear the Feist song from the iPod commercial ever again.

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~ by thesynaptic on August 8, 2010.

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