Since I haven't been posting on the Pop 5 site lately, I decided to post my top 20 CD picks for 2007. I know everyone is waiting with baited breath so without further ado... Drum roll, please!
20. The Garden Exclusives [E.P.]: Zero 7
19. 100 Days, 100 Nights: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
18. the Boy With No Name: Travis
17. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool: Lupe Fiasco
16. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace: Foo Fighters
15. Our Love to Admire: Interpol
14. In Our Nature: Jose Gonzalez
13. Hvarf-Heim: Sigur Ros
12. Planet Earth: Prince
10. White Bread, Black Beer: Scritti Politti
9. Eardrum: Talib Kweli
8. Finding Forever: Common
7. Dark on Fire: Turin Brakes
6. The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3: Jill Scott
5. Era Vulgaris: Queens of the Stone Age
4. Time on Earth: Crowded House
3. Out of the Woods: Tracey Thorn
2. Kala: M.I.A.
1. Back to Black: Amy Winehouse
For me, the top three were no-brainers since they were always playing on my I-pod. I must admit, Bjork, who is one of my favorite artist didn't make it. Her album totally missed the mark, or it could be that M.I.A released a better album. I will give Bjork an honorable mention since she's alway trying something new.
My hope is that in 2008 Massive Attack, doves, the Roots, and Maxwell will release their long-awaited albums.
Last, but not least, I rediscovered an old album that I haven't listened to in a while. That record is 'Ask Rufus' by Rufus and Chaka Khan. I must say, I forgot how good this album is and the songs took me back to a time when music was bold and innovative. (Not to mention I was younger and had more hair back then.)