Thursday, December 06, 2007

Rock Insider's Best Of 2007: Best Los Angeles Albums



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It's December. Holy Cow. Seriously, WHAT HAPPENED TO 2007? With the year almost over bloggers all around the world are scanning their iTUNES playlists to determine what they feel was the creme de la creme of 2007. I have my method for compiling 'end of the year' lists down to a science. It's pretty involved. If I told you how I do it your head might explode.

Anyways...

For the next few days I will be unveiling Rock Insider's Best Of 2007 covering the best music of the year. Today's list - The Best Los Angeles Albums of 2007. This list is loaded with full length records from some of the finest bands in the Greater Los Angeles area. You've probably heard of most, but I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to check out the bands you may not have heard of.

The Valley Arena easily made the top of my list. Their new record - Sesso.Vita FINALLY came out on Anodyne Records last month, but truth be told I've had a copy of it since January. I listened to it pretty much on repeat for the first four months of the year. It was around this time that I finally got the balls to get JaxArt off the ground and asked the band if they'd be my first release. They said yes and the rest is history.

See below for the entire list. Feel free to leave your own "End Of The Year" list in the comments!

BEST LOS ANGELES ALBUMS OF 2007

1. The Valley Arena - Sesso.Vita (Anodyne Records)

[MP3] "Kick At The Ceiling"

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2. The Henry Clay People -
Blacklist The Kid With The Red Moustache (Self Released)

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"Elly and The Eczema Princess"

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3. HEALTH -
Self-Titled (Lovepump United)

[MP3] "Heaven"

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4. Sea Wolf -
Leaves In The River (Dangerbird Records)

[MP3] "Winter Window"

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5. The World Record -
Guitars Forever (Tallboy Records)

[MP3] "We're #1"

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6. Great Northern - Trading Twilight For Daylight (Eenie Meenie)

[MP3] "Home"

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7. Eleni Mandell -
Miracle of Five (Zedtone/V2)

[MP3] "Moonglow, Lamp Low"

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8. Ferraby Lionheart -
Catch The Brass Ring (Nettwerk Records)

[MP3] "Small Planet"

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9. The Deadly Syndrome - The Ortolan (Dim Mak)

[MP3] "I Hope I Become A Ghost"

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10. Division Day -
Beartrap Island (Eenie Meenie)

[MP3] "Tigers"

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Comments on "Rock Insider's Best Of 2007: Best Los Angeles Albums"

 

Anonymous Evan said ... (December 07, 2007 11:51 AM) : 

SO MANY props for putting The World Record on this list. Man...that really makes you my hero.

 

Anonymous Not Warren said ... (December 07, 2007 3:59 PM) : 

Valley Arena... your tastes are immaculate!

 

Blogger Hugo said ... (December 10, 2007 10:13 PM) : 

Shouldn't there be a disclosure that your #1 of 2007 is the same band who is signed to your label and whose record you put out? Ferraby should come in at like #3 and Duston O'Halloran put out a beautiful piano record in January and he's of the Devics.

This list is a miss in opinion.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (December 11, 2007 12:35 PM) : 

it's disclosed in the top of the post, dude:

"The Valley Arena easily made the top of my list. Their new record - Sesso.Vita FINALLY came out on Anodyne Records last month, but truth be told I've had a copy of it since January. I listened to it pretty much on repeat for the first four months of the year. It was around this time that I finally got the balls to get JaxArt off the ground and asked the band if they'd be my first release. They said yes and the rest is history."

your comment is a miss in (my) opinion.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (December 28, 2007 12:15 PM) : 

What about Nightfur's
"She Lives"??

 

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