Another year, another Compilation. This is Volume 7 which amazes me that I have committed to doing this each year for so long. Every year I come very close to not putting things together but something at the last minute pushes me through.
I created an iMix of this year’s compilation (which includes everything besides “Twin Killers” since it was a live track) that is
People are sometimes amazed that someone who’s my age (not disclosing), married and has two kids has the time to put this together. All I have to say is that I buy a lot of music through the year and it’s pretty easy to just filter my most played songs that came out this year. With that said, I give you this year’s Compilation. Enjoy…
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Easily my favorite album of the year. I could have picked any song and literally flipped a coin between “Unguided” and “Myriad Harbor”. Want a bonus for this year’s compilation?
Buy The New Pornographers – Challengers on iTunes
I first saw Deerhoof open for Wilco a few year’s back. I’ve really enjoyed their sound since. Earlier this year they released a free album that you could download from their site. This track, “Twin Killers”, was taken from the album. Looking around their site I can no longer find the link to download Choo Choo Choo, Beep Beep but definitely
Buy Deerhoof – The Runners Four on iTunes
I like this song alot and the whole album is just as good. Definitely one of my favorite “finds” of 2007.
Buy Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha on iTunes
Okkervil River made it’s debut to my yearly compilation back in 2005 when I first discovered them. I absolutely love the cleverness of this song and if you are any sort of music fan I think you’ll “get it”. :)
Buy Okkervil River – The Stage Names on iTunes
I first heard this song back a few years ago on a live album (I think). I have always enjoyed the Arcade Fire but I tend to forget about them (if that’s possible). Anyways, I think that “Intervention” is a very monumental-sounding song. Hence, it made the cut.
Buy Arcade Fire – Neon Bible on iTunes
An awesome song from my absolute
Buy Flight of the Conchords – The Distant Future – EP on iTunes
I first heard !!! (I believe it’s pronounced “Check Check Check”) on
Buy !!! – Myth Takes on iTunes
I stole this from Liz as this was her CD. According to Maggie, Feist is “mommy music”. I know you heard “1 2 3 4″ and you know I can’t go that mainstream. Of course I always have to one-up Liz by telling her that I listened first (Feist is a member of
Buy Feist – The Reminder on iTunes
See above. Stolen from Liz’s pile of music. I still like this song even though I heard it about two zillion times this year.
Buy Peter Bjorn and John – Writer's Block on iTunes
What’s a Marusin Compilation without Ryan Adams? Seeing that he puts out about 10 albums a year there’s always going to be a good chance that he’ll make the cut.
Buy Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger on iTunes
I will not consider this “double-dipping” because of the Feist connection. Another one of my favorites from 2007.
Buy Kevin Drew – Spirit If… on iTunes
As with !!!, I first heard Pela from
Buy Pela – Anytown Graffiti on iTunes
Absolutely one of my favorite albums of the year and in my opinion one of Radiohead’s best since OK Computer. Yes, I said that. Oh, and
Buy something from Radiohead on iTunes
Another track that is not normally associated with my sound. As with !!!, the day I am training for a marathon, this track will be in my playlist.
Buy LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver on iTunes
As with Ryan Adams, anytime Wilco releases an album you’re pretty much guaranteed that a track will make the Compilation. This year, I had a tough choice between “Side With The Seeds” and “Impossible Germany”. Both good songs and a great album.
Buy Wilco – Sky Blue Sky on iTunes
Another “find” of mine this year. As you probably know by now, I kind of dig the twang and “North Star” totally delivers. This is usually the song that I am listening to when I’m walking from the train to the office each morning for some reason. The guitar riff between 00:38 and 00:43 is usually enough to get me going in the morning (with some coffee on the side).
Buy Magnolia Electric Co. – Sojourner on iTunes
I rediscovered Dinosaur Jr. this year and remembered back to my college days and how much I loved them. Even though this album came out this year, it brings me right back to 1995 (and that’s actually a good thing sometimes).
Buy Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond on iTunes