Thanks again to everyone who offered their congrats after this blog was honored last week by EbonyJet.com. Since then, some additional lists have come in and I wanted to share shout outs from as many of you as choose to participate. Remember: You can view the entire set of posts by scrolling down and clicking on the "Best 2007 releases" category to the right. Or just click here.
So, without further ado:
Adds Boston: "Outside of those artists I’m a demo kind of guy."
final album) – "Closer" is Earth Wind and Fire dialed in from Neptune.
his version of Paul Williams "The Rainbow Connection" is what bent my
artist. Iconic voice. Check her reading of the Leonard Cohen classic
Face– All over the map of a New World… The New Yorker’s Malcolm
Gladwell wrote about Kenna in `Blink’. Fav tracks-Loose Wires/Blink
Radio, Baptized In Blacklight, Face The Gun
fellinis— December— THE new perennial antidote to the Kenny
G-ification of Christmas carols or, Coltrane, Santa, Eno, and Lee
Scratch Perry walk into a bar…
Greyhound– Soft Targets- Undeniable & Outrageous. Check the track
Monkey; grand, melodic, heavy-deeply Psychedelic, yet with precision.
Brains-Build A Nation-an Unsettling and challenging collection. Horns!
Keyboards! HR floats like a butterfly Dr Know stings like a bee.
George Kelly, Oakland, CA/Blogger at Blipster.info
Bloc Party, "A Weekend In The City"
The Thermals, "The Body, The Blood, The Machine"
Black Kids, "Wizard of Ahhhs"
Dragons of Zynth, "Coronation Thieves"
Apollo Heights, "White Music for Black People"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, "100 Days, 100 Nights"
Noisettes, "What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?"
Saul Williams, "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust"
Mike Machado, Brooklyn, NY/drums & vox, D-Xtreme
24-7 Spyz – "Face the Day"
Bad Brains- "Build a Nation"
Fishbone – "Still Stuck in Your Throat"
Body Count – "Murder 4 Hire" (2006)
Wicked Wisdom – "Wicked Wisdom"
The Family Stand – "Super Sol Nova Vol. 1"
Nev Brown, Brooklyn, NY/Music journalist and blogger
Prince – "Planet Earth"
Early Greyhound, "Soft Targets"
This Moment in Black History
Those of you who promised lists: No, it’s not too late to get yours in. That goes for anyone reading this. You send it, I’ll post it. This is not the time to be silent.