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Top 15 Tracks I Listened to in 2007 (According to iTunes) January 6, 2008

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I had a strange situation with my iTunes this year.

I listened to many tracks both on my desktop computer at work AND a laptop computer my work supplied me at home or away from the office. All my iPod listens get synced to my work computer. The strange thing that happened was that I moved to a new company this year, and only have partial information for my iTunes tracks because I only brought along my work catalog from work — which is the most authoritative for me.

So even though, I cannot get my iPod numbers to relay to last.fm, my last.fm tracks are probably more accurate this year. Nonetheless, I love that I get different lists from both of these sources. I’m always surprised by the songs I end up listening to over and over, many of which are tied for the same place. I want to share some great songs all of which came out in 2007.

01. To a Fault by Dntel
What a wonderful collaberation with Grizzly Bear, a truly beautiful song. Hear it on [myspace].

02. Shunpoudoh by radicalfashion
Oh this sweet piece of japanese electronica, it reminds me of “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell” by The Flaming Lips. Take a listen at their [myspace] page.

03. Bro’s by Panda Bear
iTunes is a little off, I have listens from the single, the live version, and the album version which would put it at #1 — not to mention the car. Listen to an edited version on [myspace].

04. Now, Now by St. Vincent
First song off her amazing debut, starts off with a kick and steals your heart away. [mp3]

05. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa by Vampire Weekend
How much fun is this song, with the music and fashion references (and well placed swears)! Can’t wait for their debut album this month. [mp3 reposted]

06. I Wanna Sleep by No Age
Reminds me of the best “King of Sweet” by HNIA — from a perfect album that is compiled from single releases. Wow. [mp3]

07. Sorry About the Delay by [Blank]
Also similar in spirit to Shunpoudoh above from this folksy, electronica band. [indeefeed podcast]

08. Ankle Injuries by Fujiya & Miyagi
One of my favorite songs off this impeccable album from this British trio. [mp3]

09. Heretics by Andrew Bird
I felt this song rose above to another level than any other on this album with the exception of “Plasticities”. Two amazing songs. [mp3]

10. Black Mirror by Arcade Fire
The first preview of Arcade Fire’s sophomoric effort, oh the anticipation! [mp3]

11. We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives by Los Campesinos!
How much fun is this Welsh band, another band I cannot wait for their debut. [mp3]

12. Wham City by Dan Deacon
Oh the wack of Dan Deacon, the videos are just as precious. Here’s an edited [mp3].

13. I Am John by Loney, Dear
I bought this album within the first 30 seconds of hearing this song. [mp3]

14. Forever Heavy by Black Moth Super Rainbow
All the elements I love and it’s super sweet psychedelia. [mp3]

15. Werewolf by CocoRosie
One of my favorites from this awesome album (more later). [mp3]

Next, 15 more according to Last.fm!

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