Bryan’s Year In Review 2007

Articles | Dec 24th, 2007

It’s time for one of those year in review’ lists. I have been doing one for the last few years so might as well keep to tradition. 2007 was a decent year in music but the movies weren’t that great. Hopefully 2008 will be a better year!

Top 10 Albums of 2007:

1. The Aggrolites – Reggae Hit L.A’
Best Song: “Free Time”

2. The Shins – Wincing The Night Away’
Best Song: “Australia”

3. Hard-Fi – Once Upon a Time in the West’
Best Song: “Tonight”

4. The Queers – Munki Brain’
Best Song: “Girl About Town (Helen Love cover)”

5. Rogue Wave – Asleep at Heaven’s Gate’
Best Song: “Lake Michigan”

6. Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter’
Best Song: “Right Moves”

7. Ben Weasel and his Iron String Quartet – These Ones are Bitter’
Best Song: “Let Freedom Ring”

8. Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob’
Best Song: “Ruby”

9. The Pietasters – All Day’
Best Song: “Change My Ways”

10. Young Dubliners – With All Due Respect’
Best Song: “Pair of Brown Eyes”

Best Album that came out in 2006 but was released in the USA in 2007:
Lily Allen – Alright, Still’
Best Song: “LDN”

Disappointing Albums of the Year:
Tiger Army – Music from Regions Beyond’

Reunions I’d Like To See:
The Smiths
Screeching Weasel
Minor Threat
Clannad
Skankin Pickle (in honor of Lynette)

Bands & Artists That Need to Tour in the Northeast in 2008:
Tom Waits
The Levellers
Swingin’ Utters
Hard-Fi
Mad Caddies
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Can’t Wait to hear new music from:
The Levellers
Pennywise
Billy Bragg
DeVotchKa

Funniest Musical Duo I’d Like To See:
Fred Schneider and Jello Biafra

Favorite Concerts This Year:
The Pogues @ Roseland, NYC
DeVotchKa @ Spiegeltent
Young Dubliners @ Burlington County Amphitheatre, NJ
Gogol Bordello @ Irving Plaza, NYC
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Most Overrated Bands:
U2
Beastie Boys
Radiohead
White Stripes

Bands/Artists I’m sick of reading/hearing about:
Dan Deacon
Radiohead
Any Winehouse

Artist I’d thought I’d never listen to:
Bob Dylan

Bands/Artist I Started to listen to a lot This Year:
New Model Army
Nick Drake
The Aggrolites
Rogue Wave
The Kooks
Teenage Bottletrocket
The Adicts

Top 10 Movies of 2007:

1. The Bourne Ultimatum
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
3. Transformers
4. Superbad
5. Shoot Em Up
6. Knocked Up
7. 3:10 to Yuma
8. Eastern Promises
9. 300
10. Blades of Glory

Worst Movies of the Year:
Hotrod
Spiderman 3 (a.k.a Spiderman: The Emo Years)
Shrek the Third

Movies I haven’t seen that I’d probably like:
Joe Strummer: the Future is Unwritten
Beowulf
The Golden Compass
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Movies I’m Sick of:
Movies with penguins in it
Movies with Lindsay “Muniz” Lohan
Movies starring Andy Samberg

Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2008
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2. The Dark Knight
3. Iron Man
4. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Best DVDs of 2007:
Braveheart: Special Collector’s Edition
Lost: The Complete Third Season
Little Britain: The Complete Collection
Jericho: The First Season

Top 5 TV Shows of the 2007:
1. Heroes
2. The Office
3. Lost
4. The Unit
5. Jericho

Runner-Up: Prison Break

Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2008:
Jericho: Season 2
Lost: Season 4
24: Season 7
Heroes: Season 2 part 2

Words That Need to Go Away:
Pwned
Teh
W00t
McDreamy
Huckabee

Saddest Death of 2007:
Fred Weasley

Biggest Douchebag of 2007:
Michael Vick

Best Book of 2007:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Funniest Saying in 2007:
“Don’t tase me bro!”

The Thing I Want The Most That Came Out This Year:
Nikon D300

The Website you’ll keep coming back to:
http://new.readjunk.com/