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Best of 2007, Pt. 2

December 29, 2007

April
Kevin Rowland – Thunder Road
He’s best known as the lead singer of Dexy’s Midnight Runners, and his cover of Thunder Road evidently so displeased Springsteen that he prevented Rowland from releasing it. I’d call this “Irish lounge” if I had to pick a genre, and I love this more than I can say.
Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
She needs to survive her insanity and addictions so that she can go on making fabulous faux ’60s soul music for many, many years to come. She’ll be well represented in these lists, but this one’s my favorite.
Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
The rest of the cd did nothing for me, but this did. This one and the one above remind me of the road trip my friend Angie and I took to Dayton; spring had finally sprung, so we grabbed our cameras and lit out for unknown territory.

May
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
This is likely going to be the song that everyone thinks of when they think of 2007.
Mika – Grace Kelly
This is another artist I first heard thanks to Angie. His songs are catchy as hell, but even so, I’d have to love him, because sometimes I think he might be Freddie Mercury reincarnated.

June
Blossom Dearie – I Won’t Dance
A slower, softer version of the Louis & Ella classic.
Peter, Bjorn & John – Young Folks
Yeah, I finally gave in. This one is like a Ceti eel; it wraps itself around your cerebral cortex and drives you mad.

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