Music Monday 12.17.07

I'm here for you friends.  Last week I brought you the Green Day, er, Foxboro Hot Tubs download.  This week it's even better.  How about some free Okkervil River (or click here).  It's their Golden Opportunities Mixtape of covers.  And it's good.

My top 20 songs of 2007 are...

20. "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn, and John (Writer's Block)
19. "Atlas" by Battles (Mirrored)
18. "The Hill" by Markéta Irglová (Once Soundtrack)
17. "Pretty Voice" by Cloud Cult (The Meaning of 8)
16. "Reckoner" by Radiohead (In Rainbows)
15. "Twenty Four Hours in a Lake of Ice" by Alaska in Winter (Dance Party in the Balkans)
14. "Paranoia in Bb Major" by The Avett Brothers (Emotionalism)
13. "Broken Arm" by Winterpills (The Light Divides)
12. "Nantes" by Beirut (The Flying Club Cup)
11. "A Girl in Port" by Okkervil River (The Stage Names)
10. "Icky Thump" by The White Stripes (Icky Thump)
9. "Sinister in a State of Hope" by Loney, Dear (Loney, Noir)
8. "Boy with a Coin" by Iron & Wine (The Shepherd's Dog)
7. "Say it to Me Now" by Glen Hansard (Once Soundtrack)
6. "Like O, Like H" by Tegan & Sara (The Con)
5. "North American Scum" by LCD Soundsystem (Sound of Silver)
4. "A Sunday Smile" by Beirut (The Flying Club Cup)
3. "Unless it Kicks" by Okkervil River (The Stage Names)
2. "Fake Empire" by The National (Boxer)

1. "Intervention" by Arcade Fire (Neon Bible)

or another...

Metacritic is now starting to put up some "Best Albums of 2007" lists.  It's a great resource for seeing what various folks think are the best of the best. 

These guys are leading worship at the Whiteboard Sessions.  I dig it.

Pitchfork finally gives some love for #13 on my best albums list, Via Audio.

Pitchfork's "Top 50 Music Videos of 2007" and "20 Worst Album Covers of 2007."