Monday, July 30, 2007

Half Term Report

Later than usual (and we're usually late) here's the official, exclusive, Parallax View selection of the best albums released for the first time in the UK in the first six months of 2007. To clarify, Editors album which was released on June 25 came under consideration, but the Interpol record, released on July 2 was not (fear not, Carlos D & co., the end-of-year lists are more nigh than ye think).

1. Mens Needs, Womens Needs, Whatever - The Cribs
2. Because Of The Times - Kings Of Leon
3. The Dreamer Evasive - Apartment
4. The Deep Blue - Charlotte Hatherley
5. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
6. The Kissaway Trail - The Kissaway Trail
7. Grinderman - Grinderman
8. Without Feathers - The Stills
9. A Weekend In The City - Bloc Party
10. Knives Don't Have Your Back - Emily Haines And The Soft Skeleton
11. I'll Sleep When You're Dead - El-P
12. Icky Thump - The White Stripes
13. The Bird Of Music - Au Revoir Simone
14. An End Has A Start - Editors
15. Hey Trouble - The Concretes
16. No Shouts No Calls - Electrelane
17. Wincing The Night Away - The Shins
18. Sermon From Exposition Boulevard - Rickie Lee Jones
19. Wait For Me - The Pigeon Detectives
20. Late December - Maria McKee

With honorary mentions to Piskie Sits and Panda Bear, whose efforts 'The Secret Sickliness' and 'Person Pitch' respectively, just missed the cut.

So did PV exclude your favourite? Splutter your indignation in the comments box provided.

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Anonymous graybo said...

Wot no The Foley Room by Amon Tobin? Definitely his best album to date, IMHO, even if it is also his least accessible.

And my top tip for single of the second half of 2007 - That Kind of Man by The Heavy. If that doesn't have you bouncing around like a pot-bellied loon, nothing will.

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