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Friday, December 14, 2007

99 Lives

My 99 favourite tracks of 2007, where "of 2007" is interpreted loosely, so that I can slip a song from 1920 into the top ten. Number one is 87 years ahead of its time, so it evens out.

As usual, give me your address and I'll send you a CD.
  1. M.I.A., "Bird Flu"

  2. Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse, "Valerie"

  3. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, "Darling Nikki"

  4. Arcade Fire, "(Antichrist Television Blues)"

  5. The Thermals, "A Pillar of Salt"

  6. UGK ft. OutKast, "Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)"

  7. Monroe Silver, "Pittsburgh, PA"

  8. Dragonette, "I Get Around"

  9. Paul Nabor, "Naguya Nei"

  10. Art Pepper, "Body and Soul"

  11. M.I.A., "Paper Planes"

  12. Buck 65, "Dang"

  13. Roswell Rudd & the Mongolian Buryat Band, "Buryat Boogie"

  14. Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"

  15. Justice, "D.A.N.C.E."

  16. Brakes, "Porcupine or Pineapple"

  17. The Dollyrots, "My Best Friend's Hot"

  18. Gogol Bordello, "Ultimate"

  19. M.I.A., "Boyz"

  20. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z, "Umbrella"

  21. Nyboma, "Double-Double"

  22. Amerie, "Gotta Work"

  23. The Apples in Stereo, "7 Stars"

  24. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, "Menoon Yaar Manawan"

  25. The Knife, "Marble House"

  26. Arcade Fire, "No Cars Go"

  27. Against Me!, "White People for Peace"

  28. Wolfgang Muthspiel & Brian Blade, "Gnadenwald"

  29. Neko Case, "Margaret vs. Pauline"

  30. Arcade Fire, "Keep the Car Running"

  31. Lupe Fiasco, "Kick, Push"

  32. Yo La Tengo, "The Story of Yo La Tango"

  33. Miranda Lambert, "Famous in a Small Town"

  34. Beirut, "Elephant Gun"

  35. Spoon, "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb"

  36. David S. Ware Quartet, "Ganesh Sound"

  37. Girls Aloud, "Biology"

  38. The White Stripes, "Rag and Bone"

  39. TV on the Radio, "I Was a Lover"

  40. Katharine McPhee, "Over It"

  41. Miranda Lambert, "Desperation"

  42. Termanology, "Watch How It Go Down"

  43. (((Powerhouse Sound))), "2-1-75"

  44. Lil Wayne, "Something You Forgot"

  45. Joanna Newsom, "Sawdust and Diamonds"

  46. Los Campesinos!, "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"

  47. Either/Orchestra, "Shellèla"

  48. LCD Soundsystem, "Someone Great"

  49. M.I.A., "Jimmy"

  50. Lee "Scratch" Perry, "Fight to the Finish"

  51. J Dilla, "Won't Do"

  52. Tabu Ley Rochereau, "Aon Aon"

  53. Jewels and Binoculars, "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"

  54. Fats Domino, "Give Me Some"

  55. Gogol Bordello, "American Wedding"

  56. Fountains of Wayne, "New Routine"

  57. Chanel, "My Life (Haji & Emanuel remix)"

  58. Kanye West ft. Daft Punk, "Stronger"

  59. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, "Cry Baby Cry"

  60. Fujiya & Miyagi, "Ankle Injuries"

  61. The White Stripes, "Icky Thump"

  62. The Handsome Family, "All the Time in Airports"

  63. The Gothic Archies, "Freakshow"

  64. Lucinda Willians, "Fancy Funeral"

  65. Manu Chao, "Rainin in Paradize"

  66. Radiohead, "Bodysnatchers"

  67. Youssou N'Dour, "Pullo Àrdo"

  68. Justice vs Simian, "We Are Your Friends"

  69. Tom Waits, "Road to Peace"

  70. The Klezmatics, "Hanuka Dance"

  71. Common ft. Lily Allen, "Drivin' Me Wild"

  72. Joanna Newsom, "Emily"

  73. James McMurtry, "Six Year Drought"

  74. The Ponys, "She's Broken"

  75. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra, "Happy Hour Blues"

  76. Lupe Fiasco, "Hurt Me Soul"

  77. African Jazz ft. Grand Kalle, "El que Siembra Su Maiz"

  78. Lil Wayne, "Live from the 504"

  79. Blueprint, "Big Girls Need Love Too"

  80. The Coup, "ShoYoAss"

  81. Björk, "Earth Intruders"

  82. DJ Koze, "My Grandmotha"

  83. Gerry Hemingway Quartet, "Kimkwella"

  84. Tom Waits, "Bottom of the World"

  85. Escort, "Starlight"

  86. Brakes, "Spring Chicken"

  87. Rilo Kiley, "Under the Blacklight"

  88. Yo La Tengo, "Beanbag Chair"

  89. Gogol Bordello, "Forces of Victory"

  90. Arctic Monkeys, "Fluorescent Adolescent"

  91. The Gothic Archies, "We Are the Gothic Archies"

  92. Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake, "Give It to Me"

  93. The Thermals, "Here's Your Future"

  94. JoJo, "Too Little, Too Late"

  95. Gogol Bordello, "Dub the Frequencies of Love"

  96. Lupe Fiasco ft. Matthew Santos, "American Terrorist"

  97. Common, "The People"

  98. Fanfare Ciocarlia, "Born to Be Wild"

  99. Eve, "Tambourine"



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