January 13, 2008 : 3:46 PM
Bands I discovered in 2007
Since we went into 5th gear with Sleevage I have discovered a whole variety of new music. My Itunes in 2006 was 80% late 90's. This was my CD and music listening hey day. Highschool and then study I didn't expand my music tastes beyond this small era.
But last year I had to force myself to listen and research music I didn't like or didn't know I like. I found myself discovering bands that everyone talked about that I never paid attention to.
I also read what other people posted on Sleevage and checked out all the albums. It's been a great learning experience. I'm slowly becoming a musical nerd. I didn't know my Joy Division from my New Order and now I know the life stories of Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Listed below the bands I now have come to really like only in the last 12 months. Many of these will seem obvious but for me I never paid that much attention to popular music. Even popular indie music. Funny that many of these albums had great art and were also listed in many "Best of 2007" album lists on other sites.
The Arcade Fire:
The Go Team:
Architecture in Helsinki:
Ask me about these bands in Jan of 2006 and I wouldn't know WTF you were talking about. Now I'm a fan of all of them and look forward to what 2008 brings in the way of new music.
Posted at January 13, 2008 : 3:46 PM
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