Rarely do I buy, watch, or even listen to anything current. I'm hopelessly retro, so when year-end best-of lists come around, my lists are usually chock full of re-issues and compilations of the sounds and sights of yesteryear. I'm fine with that; Stacey usually picks up the slack so I do get a glimmer of what's going on out there, and some of it is fine...I just find that I would rather discover stuff that passed me by in 1972 (a great year for movies and records!) than keep up with today's now-sound which largely grates on my ears. Imagine my surprise when I put together my Top 10 albums list this year and saw that it actually contains a majority of actual new and current releases!
Sort of....It appears that I only brought home 10 albums released this year (makes for an easy top 10!), and while 6 of those are actual new releases, I totaled up the number of songs and found that the older reissued tracks out number the new tracks by a margin of 257 to 68!!!
I tried! I really tried!
Gil's Top 10 Albums of 2007
1. Mitch Easter: Dynamico
2. George Jones: She Thinks I Still Care - The Complete United Artists Recordings, 1962-1964
3. Judee Sill: Live In London - The BBC Recordings 1972-1973
4. The New Pornographers: Challengers
5. John Vanderslice: Emerald City
6. VA: Love Is The Song We Sing - San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970
7. Shalini: The Surface And The Shine
8. Charlotte Gainsbourg : 5:55
9. Bruce Springsteen: Magic
10. VA: Radio Gold 5 - 30 Original American U.K. Chart Hits 1956-62
Long live Nowsville !!!