Another year down. Everybody still hanging in there? Good. Happy New Year.
2007 will be remembered as the year that everybody finally realized George Bush has been really bad for our country. In the past, times like this have created a lot of really great music. Nixon, Reagan, etc. Did the past repeat itself? Not if you’re looking at the pop charts. That doesn’t mean that great albums are not being released of course. They are, and the lists below prove it.
2007 will also be remembered as the year that everybody finally realized that the music industry status quo is doomed. The executives still want you to purchase their expensive pieces of plastic, but music fans have proven that they really just want the music. Lots of it. And if the music industry can’t figure out how to give us what we want, we’ll just find it on our own. The rules have changed; scarcity has been removed from the economical equation. Deal with it.
Speaking of record labels, 2007 was the first year in a while that Glorious Noise Records did not release an album. I’ll admit that we’re all a little unsure of the future of that enterprise. We’ll see how it goes, but the phrase indefinite hiatus has been bandied about… We’ll try to be sure to keep all three of our releases in print and of course they’ll always be available for download. Cheap. And if you happen to find them on a p2p site, go nuts. We love the albums we released and we still want more people to hear them.
While we’re on the subject of indefinite hiatuses, our sports desk, the Out Route, has been pretty quiet lately. People move on. Things change. This is the internet; blogs are ephemeral. Our national affairs desk, POLJUNK, however, is alive and kicking. These are exciting times for politics junkies.
Exciting times for music lovers too. Lots of changes with music creation and distribution. More potential for democracy. Of course, with greater democracy comes greater responsability. And that’s why it’s the duty of all real music fans to seek out the good stuff and tell everybody about it. So with that, we present to you the Glorious Noise Top Shelf for 2007…
Stacey K. Anderson
Top 10 albums
1. Kanye West – Graduation
2. Jen Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
3. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4. Justice – +
5. Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
6. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
7. St. Vincent – Marry Me
8. The National – Boxer
9. Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
10. Radiohead – In Rainbows
Top five new year’s resolutions kept
• Listen to more non-rock radio/albums
• Don’t completely destroy iPod
• Volunteer for vaguely hipster charity
• Stay in NY
• See Spoon/”The Daily Show” live
Top five new year’s resolutions broken
• Resist leggings
• Learn to cook crepes
• Write book of some sort
• See the Hives/Stevie Wonder live
• Correctly pronounce “Bowie” every time
Two Cow Garage – III
I first heard them perform songs from III when we interviewed them for a GloNo feature. Very quickly I was drawn in by the purity of their music. They were incredibly sincere and true and they rocked so very hard. On top of it all, they’re such nice guys that it’s hard not to love them. Their latest record is totally awesome. The songs are good, the production value is superior to their last two records, and it seems that they have never been better. “Come Back to Shelby”, “Camo Jacket” and “Blanket Gray” play in my head on a constant loop, and on my iPod even more often. “Should’ve California”, and “Mediocre” are tender and touching, while still being painfully real. This is the one record and the one band that I have been recommending to everyone this year who asks me what I’ve been listening to, and even those who don’t ask.
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
Andrew Bird puts out some of the most stunningly beautiful and captivating music I’ve heard in the past few years. Every record is a triumph of both style and artistic integrity, and his latest Armchair Apocrypha is absolutely wonderful. The arrangements and production give way to clever lyrics that actually made me have to take out a dictionary to understand what he was saying some of the time. Whether it was the infectious “Simple X” that made me want to get up and dance, or the questioning and reflective “Imitosis” I was hooked all the way through, making this an album I can see myself coming back to for a very long time.
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
Some people love it. Some think it’s Dad Rock. Some think it’s totally boring. And then there are the people who just can’t forgive the VW ads. Personally, I’ve found that I can overlook all of that and love this record just for being what it is. It is not as complex as YHF (which will always be their crowning achievement to me.) It’s actually kind of pleasant. The one thing that really pushed this over the edge from being an ok record to one that I can truly love is the fact that it was the one record that my mom and I could agree on this year. I don’t often get to sing to new or hip music in the car with my mom, but “Either Way” and “What Light” really brought us closer together. Generally my mother’s opinion of music doesn’t affect mine (I’m kind of an elitist, and she’s kind of a folky), but this time it struck me that she was right. This is a really good record. Who cares what other people think? If it is perfect in the moment, just for being what it is, there is no one who can convince me otherwise.
Carolyn Mark – Nothing Is Free
As I’m sure you could all tell from my review of the latest effort by the fabulous Miss M., I adore her music and this record is definitely one of my favorites of the year. The songs are catchy and fun, but introspective and thoughtful.
The New Pornographers – Challengers
You can’t deny their infectious hooks or the charm of their quirkiness. Carl Newman has a way with arrangements, Dan Bejar has a way with words and Neko Case, well, the woman can sing anything. After putting out the more mellow and mature Twin Cinema a couple years ago, it seems as though they have found their balance. There are softer, sweeter sounding songs, like “Go Places”, a beautiful number sung by Case, while tunes such as “All of the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth” hearken back to the golden days of Electric Version. The addition of new ‘permanent’ member Katherine Calder who fills in for Neko’s vocals when she’s off doing her own thing, as well as providing new keyboard lines and singing songs of her own, has solidified the band into a fun live show and a solid line up.
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
There are times when I get so annoyed with the White Stripes and their shtick. They seem to be all image and nothing more. But, sometimes, man, they sound just right. They may not be fully original or innovative, but they must be doing something right, because Icky Thump is a damn good album. It pulls influences from the blues (something the Stripes are known for), Celtic folk music and 70s rock. “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)” has all of the right stuff to form a perfect catchy little number. “Rag & Bone” harkens back to the days of vaudeville blues: it’s one big performance, but it sure is entertaining.
Jesse Malin – Glitter in the Gutter
Jesse Malin is an incredibly talented songwriter and his latest effort proves that he is a great talent in the ‘indie’ rock scene. The hooks are catchy, the production is spotless and the songs get stuck in your head. In a perfect world, Glitter in the Gutter would be played on the radio where all the teenyboppers could hear it. These songs are so accessible, that I can’t imagine anyone disliking them. In fact, I’ll probably start petitioning WXRT to drop the constant R.E.M and Counting Crows in favor of “Tomorrow Tonight” and “Don’t Let Them Take You Down”. This is where it’s at.
Grand Champeen – Dial T for This
Along with Two Cow Garage, Grand Champeen was another band that came to my attention this year thanks to my involvement with Whiskey Bender. It was another ‘where has this band been all my life?’ moment. Live, they rock. They’re fun and energetic. Their newest record is just as entertaining as their live show, if a bit slicker. “Nice of You to Join Us” and “Cities on the Plains” have been going on every one of my party mixes from the last few months. “Take Me Home”, a witty look at the life of an independent rock band, is probably my favorite track on the album.
Chris Murphy – Luminous
After spending a summer checking the GloNo mail box, I learned one thing: We sure get a lot of crap sent to us. It can be overwhelming looking through piles of mediocre CDs, but sometimes there is a gem or two to be found. Luminous was one of those gems. Purely instrumental, and yet never repetitive or boring, Murphy’s songs are joyous and celebratory. He has invited along song famous friends, including Nels Cline, Tim Rutilli and Victoria Williams to create an infectious sound that has a poetry all of its own. Often fine musicians ruin perfectly good tunes by putting stupid words to them. Murphy keeps his songs pure and that’s what makes this album so great.
Shawna James – Honey
Shawna James is one of those artists you’re not going to find unless you search them out. I was lucky enough to stumble upon her via a message board. Honey is a lovely little album, with the right balance between acoustic and electric. James is an inspiration for aspiring female singer/songwriters everywhere. She speaks her mind, hitting on everything from issues of gender roles ( in “Helping Hand”) to religion (in “I’m a Ghost”). In a world of breathy pop stars barely articulating a single word, she sings from the gut, making sure her voice is heard.
• Steve Earle – Washington Square Serenade (Amazon)
• Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger (Amazon)
• The Ike Reilly Assassination – We Belong to The Staggering Evening (Amazon)
• Son Volt – The Search (Amazon)
• “Four Winds” by Bright Eyes
• “Goin’ To Acapulco” by Jim James & Calexico, from “I’m Not There”
• “No Shame” by Two Cow Garage
• “Aftermath” by Jesse Malin
• “It Makes No Difference” by My Morning Jacket
• “Epitaph” by Two Cow Garage
• “Two” by Ryan Adams
• “Nice Of You To Join Us” by Grand Champeen
• “Weapon Of Choice” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
• “Atlanta” by Centro-matic, from Operation Motorcide EP (GLONO Video)
• “Valentine’s Day in Juarez” by The Ike Reilly Assassination
• “Highways & Cigarettes” by Son Volt
• “Angels On A Passing Train” by Marah, from the Can’t Take It With You EP
• “This Is American Music” tour at The Hideout (with The Drams, Grand Champeen, Two Cow Garage & Glossary)
• Neil Young at the Chicago Theatre
• The Chamber Strings reunion show at the Double Door
• Jesse Malin at The Double Door
• Von Freeman & his band at the New Apartment Lounge
• Margot At The Wedding
• 2 Days In Paris
• Into The Wild
• I’m Not There
• The Lives of Others
• Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (book)
• Laurie’s Planet of Sound (record store) – As a number of Chicago’s indie and chain record stores closed during the year, Laurie’s has thankfully survived. It’s the best in the city, and my last hope for my son to grow-up in a world where record stores exist.
• Watching my son grow, explore and discover throughout his second year on the planet.
For People Who Love Garage Rock
• Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil (Amazon)
• Heavy Trash – Going Way Out (Amazon)
• The Fratellis – Costello Music (Amazon)
• Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare (Amazon)
Solid as a Rock
• Son Volt – The Search (Amazon)
• The Shins – Wincing The Night Away (Amazon)
Quote of the year: “If you had Coca-Cola coming through the faucet in your kitchen, how much would you be willing to pay for Coca-Cola? There you go. That’s what happened to the record business.” Doug Morris, CEO of UMG, who apparently doesn’t realize that the bottled-water business is bigger than the record industry.
Jake Brown is a founder of Glorious Noise.
Top 10 Best Soundtrack Moments Ever
1. “Fight the Power,” in the opening sequence of Do the Right Thing
2. “The Israelites” in Drugstore Cowboy
3. “Halleluiah” during the last 10 minutes of The Edukators
4. Leonard Cohen’s “The Gambler Song,” during a snowfall in McCabe and Mrs. Miller
5. Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams” during the nightmarish car ride in Blue Velvet
6. “American Girl” while Jennifer Jason Leigh walks through school hallways in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
7. “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by the Smiths during The Extras Series Finale
8. The same song at the end of This Is England
9. “Mrs. Robinson,” in The Graduate
10. “It’s Not Going to Stop” by Aimee Mann in Magnolia
Kristy Eldredge has been contributing to Glorious Noise since 2002.
Not Exactly A Baker’s Dozen of 2007
5. Future of the Left – Curses (Amazon)
9. M.I.A. – Kala (Amazon)
10. Bowerbirds – Hymns For A Dark Horse (Amazon)
11. Call Me Lightning – Soft Skeletons (Amazon)
13. Bound Stems – Appreciation Night
14. Maritime – Heresy & the Hotel Choir (Amazon)
“Big Ten” Albums of 2007
1. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (review, emusic, Amazon) – also includes my favorite pop song of the year, “You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb.” I never seem to tire of this album, it’s been on heavy rotation since I got it many months ago.
2. Blitzen Trapper, Wild Mountain Nation (emusic, Amazon) – Speaking of heavy rotation, I picked this up just a few weeks ago and can’t seem to put it down. Wild mix of sounds and great rock and roll energy throughout.
4. Iron and Wine, The Shepherd’s Dog (Amazon) – This guy, and now his real, full band, too, just seem to keep getting better and better. A surprisingly solid set at the Pitchfork festival this year foretold this excellent release.
6. Dinosaur Jr., Beyond (review, emusic, Amazon) – A glorious return to form. These guys pulled the rare trick of not only reforming for a tour several years after disbanding, but making a great album on top of it.
10. Of Montreal , Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (emusic, Amazon) – If I ran a dance club, I’d want Kevin Barnes’ band playing in it each and every night. Even when writing about depressing times, his stuff just grooves.
11. The White Stripes, Icky Thump (Amazon) – Demands inclusion on the list, if only for the lyric “what, Americans, nothing better to do? Why don’t you kick yourself out, you’re an immigrant, too!” But then, there’s so much more to like about The White Stripes, and this album.
• Fields, Everything Last Winter (Amazon)
• Best of the Year: Wilco at the Fox Theater. I almost didn’t go, I mean, I’d seen Wilco like 4 times already, so what was the point? Well, how wrong I was. They were phenomenal, an absolute powerhouse of musical excellence that night. I will never doubt them again, I swear.
• Sloan at St. Andrew’s
• Of Montreal at the Majestic
• The Black Keys with The Walkmen at the Majestic
• Spoon at the Majestic
• The Hold Steady with Art Brut at the Crofoot
• Lollapalooza (fave sets were from The Black Keys, Charlie Musselwhite, Iggy & the Stooges, Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Hold Steady, Spoon, Sam Roberts Band, and David Vandervelde)
• Pitchfork (fave sets were from De La Soul, Nomo, Iron & Wine, Oxford Collapse, Mastodon, Of Montreal, and The Ponys)
Kyle Kerbawy contributes to Glorious Noise.
10. Untrue, Burial (Amazon)
9. Sound of Silver, LCD Soundsystem (Amazon)
8. Let’s Stay Friends, Les Savy Fav (Amazon)
7. Night Falls Over Kortedala, Jens Lekman (Amazon)
5. Cease to Begin, Band of Horses (Amazon)
4. Spirit If…, Broken Social Scene/Kevin Drew (Amazon)
3. Boxer, The National (Amazon)
2. The Reminder, Feist (Amazon)
1. In Rainbows, Radiohead (Amazon)
D. Alan Nash
10 Tips for Approaching Women
1. Monte Carlo
2. pack of Newport’s
3. 40 ounce malt
5. gold chain
6. fake Rolex
7. easy-e cd
8. cragar ss rims
9. Jensen 6×9’s
10. rolled sock in pocket
D. Alan Nash has contributed to Glorious Noise and the Out Route. Beware.
top 10 albums for 2007
1. lcd soundsystem – sound of silver (Amazon)
2. pj harvey – white chalk (Amazon)
3. radiohead – in rainbows (Amazon)
4. arcade fire – neon bible (Amazon)
5. bjork – volta (Amazon)
6. kanye west – graduation (Amazon)
7. feist – the reminder (Amazon)
8. spoon – ga ga ga ga ga (Amazon)
9. wilco – sky blue sky (Amazon)
10. ghostface killah – the big doe rehab (Amazon)
best reissue: sonic youth – daydream nation (deluxe edition) (Amazon)
best track/song: “all my friends” by lcd soundsystem
best ep: sigur ros – hvarf/heim (Amazon)
best album no one likes: jill cunniff – city beach (Amazon)
best movie: no country for old men – coen brothers
best tv show: extras – hbo (Amazon)
best quote/youtube moment of the year: “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq and everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for us.” (YouTube)
Alan M. Paterson takes photos for Glorious Noise. You can see more of his photography at ampstyle.
News breaks that our favorite teen melodrama is coming to an end. Also: The Final OC Finale (for real this time).
His Purple Badness proves why he’s allowed to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol and still be taken seriously.
Sly returns with an interview and a couple live appearances. Sure, he’s a bit hobbled and the bar is pretty low for what constitutes an “live comeback,” but it’s Sly Stone fer fuck’s sake!
The NME’s relentless campaign to reunite British bands of yore pays off when Ashcroft and Co. return for a roundly hailed reunion.
After six years and loads of fun, the curtain closes on my band Riviera.
I was happily proven wrong when I said that Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black was the best soul record in decades. Sharon Jones clearly rules over her Dap Kings and we all just live in her domain.
Dopey title but what a killer album. The boys from West Texas bring everything great about their previous releases (unforgettable melodies, killer guitar tones, hand claps) and add a touch more production to delver the album I’ve been humming since it first leaked.
This album got heaps of praise from indier than thou sites far and wide but it was a real sleeper for me. I kept glancing at my ipod to see what it was when a track came up on shuffle. Cutting through the 7,000 songs to get my attention time and again is enough to prove this is a keeper. NOTE: This is still not Jake Brown’s bag though.
Kanye West – Graduation
This Chicago homeboy has had a hell of a year. After putting out a fantastic album that out delivered on expectations AND forced 50 Cent to eat his words, Kanye’s mother died. Thoughts and prayers, Mr. West…
Sure, she’s a mess, but why is that any reason not to love her? This is a pretty hot album that tends to get the ladies dancing so what’s not to love? Backed up by the Dap Kings on half the album, Back to Black is Amy Winehouse showing us exactly why we should care about her.
It’s not a perfect album or even a great album, but it’s a damned solid album and that’s a lot more than most people were expecting from Britain’s other favorite fuck up. A handful of these tracks even compete with Pete’s best work in the Libertines, and that’s saying something!
Apocalyptic ramblings from Damon Albarn backed by a Nigerian drummer, the guitarist from the Verve, and one of the CLASH!!! Awesome.
For some reason, hipsters dog this album a LOT. I love it. It’s Johnny Marr playing the kind of guitar I like. It’s Isaac Brock sounding more like Black Francis than David Byrne. It’s got a good beat and I can dance to it. Get back in your satchel, indie kid.
Derek Phillips is a founder of Glorious Noise and also runs Politics Junky: The National Affairs Desk of Glorious Noise.
Top Ten Songs I Listened To While Mourning The Loss Of Kevin DuBrow By Drinking Myself Into Oblivion…
10. Metal Gods, Judas Priest, 1980 – Yes they were, for a time anyway. Everyone on this list, actually. Which brings up the thing that sucks most about being a somewhat older, somewhat wiser metalhead: The realization that the larger-than-life image that is a requisite part of the metal act is just that, an act.
9. Rainbow In The Dark, Dio, 1983 – I played Dungeons & Dragons during adolescence. We ALL did.
8. Hook In Mouth, Megadeth, 1988 – “E, we elect them, E, we eject them, In the land of the free, and the home of the brave.” The song that launched Dave Mustaine’s short-lived career as a political reporter.
7. Wanted Man, Ratt, 1984 – The backwards drums that kick off Ratt’s first album still raise the hair on my neck a little. Make that a lot.
6. Seek And Destroy, Metallica, 1983 – Nihilism as a personal life philosophy always seemed so cool back in the day, until I saw the sorts of people who actually praticed it, wasted and bloodied, destroying cars in the parking lot after a Metallica show.
5. Balls To The Wall, Accept, 1984 – The guy’s name is Udo Dirkschneider, which is, in fact, the hands-down coolest name for a metal vocalist.
4. Paradise City, Guns N Roses, 1987 – When the real estate bubble burst last year, no one living here noticed.
3. The Number Of The Beast, Iron Maiden, 1982 – Really, what teenager is not in the employ of Satan? Thankfully, most do not have the power to make their evil take its course.
2. We’re Not Gonna Take It, Twisted Sister, 1984 – One of the Sister’s two well-known anti-authority chants (you know the other), it may be simplistic but that doesn’t make it any less fun. Bonus points given for recording “O Come All Ye Faithful” to nearly the same tune on last year’s “A Twisted Christmas.”
1. Metal Health, Quiet Riot, 1983 – Anyone who wants to argue that this is not the greatest metal song of all time can kiss my ass. I’m serious — I’m not writing this just because it’s Mr. DuBrow that we’re eulogizing here. Sure, there are better thrashers, with better guitar solos, and just plain more lyrically inventive songs. There are plenty of better bands, many of which didn’t even make this list. But this sophomoric rant captures the essence of “Heavy Metal” as we used to call it back in the ’80s. Yes, that was when I was in elementary school, back in the days of the PMRC, back when metal wasn’t a punchline, back when Mr. DuBrow was still alive.
Jeff Sabatini is a founder of Glorious Noise and writes about cars for the Wall Street Journal.
Top 10 videos posted on POLJUNK, a year-end round up to make you laugh, make you cry, and make you crazy…
April 20: Friday video: Bill O and Geraldo
August 3: O’Reilly attacks Dodd, loses
August 12: Before space aliens took over Dick Cheney
August 19: “You’re going to look great in a burka!”
September 28: What you need is a good tasering…
October 3: Witness the Specularium…
October 11: Jimmy Carter: The U.S. “certainly” tortures
November 2: Clinton picks up AFSCME nod
November 2: Drew Carey: America’s most lovable pothead
Mike is a Politics Junky.
1. RADIOHEAD – In Rainbows (review)
2. AMY WINEHOUSE – Back To Black (review)
3. ARCADE FIRE – Neon Bible (review)
4. ALLISON KRAUSS & ROBERT PLANT – Raising Sand (review)
5. DEERHUNTER – Cryptograms (review)
6. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – Strawberry Jam (review)
7. OKKERVIL RIVER – The Stage Names (review)
8. BLONDE REDHEAD – 23 (review)
9. PIG DESTROYER – Phantom Limb (review)
10. THE WHITE STRIPES – Icky Thump (review)
11. IAN HUNTER – Shrunken Heads (review)
12. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – Sound Of Silver (review)
13. THE SHINS – Wincing The Night Away (review)
Macaulay’s Top 10
1. The return of the Police. No, not those three old guys that are making an attempt to cash in big on the Boomers before they all start collecting Social Security (and the analogous social benefit paid in the rain forest), but the cops that showed up a second time after I’d had that guy run into me. Fender benders are a bitch.
2. High School Musical 2. Actually, this should be in first place, but as it is actually the second, this works a bit better this way. “Why?” you ask. Well, if you must ask, the answer just won’t be satisfactory.
3. The Writers Guild strike. The theory goes like this. If people are tired of watching reruns, then they may turn to other means by which they can be amused. This could mean that they’d turn to GloNo instead for their entertainment purposes. This would then allow us to rocket in popularity, then cause the proprietors to gain all manner of ads, which would then permit them to pay us unseemly amounts of money for our endeavors. Of course, at that point, members of the Writers Guild would then recognize that this is where it is all happening, abandon their careers in television and films, and the next thing you know, the entire GloNo staff will be replaced by names that you generally see in rolling credits.
4. Proactiv Solution. This, as you may know, is the anti-acne product popularized by Jessica Simpson. Jessica’s musical career is about as relevant as her acting career; has anyone outside of her family seen The Dukes of Hazzard (the Pizza Hut commercial doesn’t count)? The point here is that good skin is a key attribute for everyone, musical or not, as it can distract people from what you don’t do well, as in Jessica’s case, sing and act. But it can get you a football player as boyfriend, all of which leads to the inevitable conclusion that people who write top 10 lists are generally all-too familiar with the disjectia of popular culture.
5. The Run-Up to the 2008 Presidential Election. Have you ever seen such a gaggle of buffoons? Sure, there are the exceptions. But overall, this whole two-ring circus (metaphorically a third party would be helpful) is the most entertaining thing going. By far.
6. The iPod. This device, which underwent still another stylistic transformation this past year, continues to stick it to the record companies, which is if not a wholly unalloyed good thing, then at least an amusing thing. The problem, of course, is that we will all get used to hearing music that has been edited to a state of marginal audio quality such that scratched 45 rpm records may be able to make a comeback because they’ll sound astoundingly rich. (Imagine what music from the following would sound like.)
7. Phil Spector’s trial. Not that I’m in favor of murder. But you’ve got to admit that his various and sundry outfits and hairstyle were nothing if not diverting.
8. Flight of the Conchords. New Zealand’s best contribution to music, ever. And this includes Crowded House and the various Hobbit-related musicians that Peter Jackson cast in his film. Of course, I’m not sure Bret and Jermaine weren’t among them, however.
9. Revolution 9. This, of course, has nothing to do with 2007, but can’t you just hear it droning from the White Album, “Number 9, Number 9, Number 9. . . .” Or, in reverse, “Turn me on, dead man.”
10. The other lists on this page. Damned if there’s anything important on mine. And you made it all the way to the bottom of the list.
Did we miss anything? Let us know! And what are you looking forward to in 2008?
Thumbnail image via “scotty dog 2007” at flickr.