Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Top 5 Lists For 2007 (updated with commentary!)

Top 5 Songs

5. In Our Bedroom After the War - Stars ( it's like 1985 but cleaner)
4. Ex-Guru - Fiery Furnaces (sweet)
3. LDN - Lily Allen (Tesco/al fresco)
2. For Reverend Green - Animal Collective (it was number 1 for a few minutes)
1. All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem (sometimes it's all about the song)

Top 5 Albums

5. Boxer - The National (sad songs but true songs)
4. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga - Spoon (after 3 listens you never want to hear it again... but those 3 listens are magical)
3. Wincing the Night Away - The Shins (good driving-around-Hollywood music)
2. The Stage Names - Okkervil River (hope he's better now)
1. In Our Bedroom After the War - Stars (and then it's like 1986 but darker)

Top 5 Books

5. Vanilla Bright Like Eminem - Michel Faber (unexpectedly creeps up on you like a leopard on the prairie)
4. Robots and Other Tin Toys - Yukio Shimizu (shiny, happy, sinister)
3. Tree of Smoke - Denis Johnson (will I even finish this one?)
2. Love is a Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield (better than the title)
1. Then We Came to the End - Joshua Ferris (almost timeless, almost perfect)

Top 5 TV Shows

5 (tie). Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchordes, Clark and Michael, Californication, Extras, Monk (cable TV... it's not TV... but it is... and yeah C&M is technically an internet show but I like it a lot)
4. Daily Show (like Seymour and the moon, he's there every night)
3. Big Love (the closest thing to Boogie Nights on TV)
2. 30 Rock ("good Flashdance")
1. The Office (for so many reasons but mainly for the Benihana Christmas episode)

Top 5 Movies

5. Michael Clayton (weird)
4. Superbad (touching)
3. Juno (snowy, original)
2. No Country For Old Men (the ending makes sense to me)
1. There Will Be Blood* (can't wait)

*have not seen yet but come on!

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