• 2007 in records

    27 Jan 2008, 22:40 by tom_dissonance

    i figured since we were now a month away from 2007, now would be a suitable time to drop my reflections on a year's music on the people.

    Warning: may contain opinions.
    "Anti-bashing" pussies might find it more productive to go somewhere else.

    Top 10
    El-PI'll Sleep When You're Dead: The most deliberate, forceful, sincere and fucking heartfelt record of the year, when you listen you begin to understand the five-year gap between this and Fantastic Damage. Is it better than the latter? It's a moot point. They're both different and both essential. ISWYD is a ferocious unrelenting broadside against "infected money slobbing pesticrats" where every beat's a banger and every emotion is raw enough to wring hot angry tears. From the adrenalising Mars Volta-starring opener "Tasmanian Pain Coaster", it doesn't let up. Every Weatherman (bar Breeze Brewin') turns up for a guest shot. By the time El and gorgeous Chan "Cat Power" Marshall (who incidentally…