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Starting off from the past [2007]- 20 to 11

I though of starting this year's countdown to the Top 50 Albums of the Year a bit different. Since last year Athens66 wasn't on the air (net), I propose we start with a two-part post regarding our last year's favorites. This will give some insight on this year's choices and also (partly) justify my let-down of 2008. So here we go..

20 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Although most people got sick of her after the constant media exposure, no-one can claim that this wasn't one of the albums of the year (yet most of us won't admit it)

19 Justice – Cross
Simply the dance album of the year. Probably a few years ago it would have been much higher on my list…but I've grown out of dance music ever since

18 Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
One of Sam Beams' best albums to date. A musical genius with amazing songs and lyrics..perhaps it should be higher up the list...perhaps..

17 Holy Fuck – LP
This may not be their best album, but they earned their place on this chart with their unbelievable energy during their live shows…

16 Amandine - Solace in Sore Hands
Sweet melancholy from Sweden...a real surprise for me (thanks to Zeugolator for this discovery)

15 Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
These guys seem to keep getting better and better (or perhaps Panda Bear just had an exceptionally good year!)

14 Great Northern - Trading Twilight for Daylight
One of the best debuts of the year by far…this is pure indie-rock and nothing else..loved it!

13 Scissors For Lefty - Underhanded Romance
Another indie-band playing simple pop/rock tunes that are just too catchy to ignore…(their single Ghetto Ways is still ringing on my mobile!)

12 The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
Great lyrics, great mood, great album covers and all this from the musical town of Glasgow…what else could we ask for from a debut?

11 Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Hailed by both bloggers around the world and Pitchfork…as we said, this was Panda Bear's year (but it just didn't inspire me enough to make it to the Top 10)


  • gravatar gone4sure

    Hello River!
    Θα σου πρότεινα να αλλάξεις τα:
    No.20 (Amy Winehouse)
    No.19 (Justice)
    No.18 (Iron & Wine)
    No.15 (Animal Collective)
    No.11 (Panda Bear)

    Είναι όλα κυκλοφορίες του 2007.

  • To xerw...kanw prwta ena recap tou 2007 (mias kai tote den ipirxe to blog) kai apo tin alli evdomada (isws kai nwritera) tha arxisw to 2008..

    Apla gia na fanei perissotero oti itan oligon ti xalia xronia to 2008!!

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Athens66 started off as a common project by a bunch of friends but quickly turned into almost a personal blog (although some remains of previous posts can still be found). Currently, the Team has been narrowed down to two members, who besides being old friends and schoolmates share the same joy for Music, Movies, Alcohol and Pro Evolution sessions.

The sole purpose of this blog is to shout out whatever comes in mind about movies, music, reality, fantasy and all the rest. Nothing posted here is to be taken seriously, but then again what is? Since this blog is still quite fresh, we are definitely open to suggestions and directions (although most of them will just be ignored)

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High Places - High Places vs. Mankind Titus Andronicus - The Monitor Caribou - Swim Sambassadeur - European The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme Portugal. the Man - American Ghetto Local Natives - Gorilla Manor Errors - Come Down With Me Hot Chip - One Life Stand Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago Royal Bangs - Let it Beep Magnolia Electric Co - Josephine Phantogram - Eyelid Movies Digits - Hold it Close Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light Kordan - Fantasy Nation Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Dial M for Murder - Fiction of her Dreams Throw me the Statue - Creaturesque Atlas Sound - Logos Noah and the Whale  - The First Days of Spring Delorean - Ayrton Senna Reverie Sound Revue - Reverie Sound Revue Portugal the Man - The Satanic Satanist Pony Pony Pony Run Run  - You Need Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul Camera Obscura -My Maudlin Career Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light Franz Ferdinand – Tonight Norma – Book of Norma Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions Vanilla Swingers – Vanilla Swingers Lindstrom - Where you go I go too Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Beck – Modern Guilt The Old 97s – Blame It On Gravity Monika - Avatar Sigur Ros - Me? su? i eyrum vi? spilum endalaust Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In the Light Shearwater – Rook Okay – Huggable Dust Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Lykke Li - Youth Novel Los Campesinos – Hold on Now, Youngster Metric - Grow up and Blow away No Age - Nouns Battles – Mirrored The National - Boxer Foals - Antidotes British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? The Kills – Midnight Boom

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