Wednesday, January 09, 2008

2007 Albums

Albums released in 2007 I bought or received:
Chrome Dreams II - Neil Young
I am absolutely loving this disc - the eighteen minute-plus "Ordinary People" has me wishing it were longer, and the closing "The Way" may just be Young's most heartbreaking song since "Philadelphia."

Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
My favorite album of the year. I've finally found an anthemic, optimistic, big-noise band to follow in my beloved U2's footsteps.

Magic - Bruce Springsteen
A great rock album. The penultimate "Devil's Arcade" is one of the most haunting songs Bruce has come up with in a long while.

Grey Gardens - Original Cast
Have not yet really delved into this, but so far I think I like it.

Joshua Tree 20th Anniversary - U2
The disc of bonus tracks is pretty repetitive from stuff I already have, but the DVD of a concert from Paris is petty awesome. I've never heard "The Unforgettable Fire" live before.

Live at Massey Hall - Neil Young
Gorgeous solo acoustic Young.

110 in the Shade - 2007 Broadway Revival
Not as grand as the studio recording from 2000, but McDonald is luminous, and the part fits her voice perfectly.

Welcome to the Voice - Steve Nieve
A classical-esque piece by Elvis Costello's longtime keyboardist. Another I still have to get into more, but that I like very much so far.

Until Whenever


Roger Owen Green said...

and now your longest cut, yes?

Tosy And Cosh said...

That is one HELL of a memory!!! And yes, it is. And yet it feels shorter than "Highlands." Score one for Young.