Friday, December 21, 2007

Favourite albums of the year

Released in 2007:

1. The National-Boxer
2. LCD Soundsystem-Sound of Silver
3. Spiritualized-Acoustic Mainlines (live bootleg)
4. Panda Bear-Person Pitch
5. Wilco-Sky Blue Sky
6. Grizzly Bear-Friend EP
7. Radiohead-In Rainbows
8. The Besnard Lakes-We Are the Dark Horse
9. Deerhoof-friend opportunity
10. Caribou-Andorra

First time heard in 2007 (but released earlier):

1. Staples Singers-Uncloudy Day
2. The National-Alligator
3. Grizzly Bear-Yellow House
4. Jeff Tweedy-Sunken Treasure: Live in the Pacific Northwest
5. Dr. John-The Sun, the Moon, the Herbs
6. Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells
7. Ryan Adams-Heartbreaker
8. Can-Ege Bamyasi
9. Joel Plaskett-La De Da
10. Grizzly Bear-Horn of Plenty

Friday, December 07, 2007

Brazilian soccer stars and Led Zeppelin

This is from an essay comparing AC Milan and Barcelona, found on a blog I discovered this morning called Treasons, Stratagems & Spoils:

"Barca's lush, spread-out, unpredictable spontaneity and pace contrasts markedly with Milan's engineered, stately, textbook precision. If you want a reductionist argument, look at their figurehead Brazilians: Ronaldinho is pretty much the Jimmy Page to Kaka's John Paul Jones in the flair stakes."