What was your favorite new release of 2007. No reissues allowed.

What was your favorite <I>new</I> release of 2007. No reissues allowed.
Here it is
91% (68 votes)
Don't have one
9% (7 votes)
Total votes: 75

Say what you will about the general state of the music business, good music still pops up from time to time. What was your favorite <I>new</I> release of 2007. No reissues allowed.

Jim G.'s picture

Raising Sand by Robert plant and what's-her-name.

Robert's picture

Don't have one since I haven't heard/bought any new releases in 2007. Was there anything new?

David L.  Wyatt jr.'s picture

Part of me says Two Organ Landmarks in Columbus on Raven CD but then it was recorded in my church by my music director, so I might be prejuidiced. So how about Challengers by The New Pornographers?

sammy's picture

Rush: Snakes & Arrows

Jonathan's picture

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky. Not as electronic as their previous two records, but very high quality within a simple format. I also like the free CD that came with the LP set.

JWT's picture

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Magic

Mike Colvin's picture

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

Meir Turkel's picture

In Rainbows by Radiohead.

John Valvano's picture

Robert Plant/Alison Krauss: Raising Sand LP

Allen's picture

Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet

stephen w sweigart's picture

Giulio Cesare in Egitto by William Christe, conducting, featuring Danielle De Niese as Cleopatra.

BILL CRANE's picture

Not a great year for new releases, but here they are. Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole: Wonderful World; Neil Young: Live at Massey Hall, especially the 24/96 DVD-Audio; John Phillips: Jack of Diamonds: Jimmy Buffett:Live in Anguilla; Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full.

CB in NJ's picture

Tough question, still seaching "Best Of 07" sites for something great. Tired of seeing Radiohead and Arcade Fire... Some that I like are Bruce Hornsby's Camp Meeting, Jesca Hoop's Kismet, A Band Of Bees' Octopus. I'll be waiting to see what the other readers like.

Mahlernut's picture

Robert Plant/Allison Kraus: Raising Sand. Tasty stuff!

Roland's picture

The Eagles' Long Road Out of Eden demonstrates why this band is still a true American classic. Audiophile approved, it ain't, but great music it is!

R.  Stewart's picture

Wilco: Sky Blue Sky

Travis Klersy's picture

Siouxsie's Manta Ray was a nice surprise on CD and vinyl, as was PJ Harvey's White Chalk, again on both CD and vinyl. I also really enjoyed 100 Days 100 Nights by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on vinyl. There may have been a couple of other new releases I bought this year, but those three alone make for more than I bought in 2006. Used vinyl continued to be my best bet for sound and music in 2007.

Iqbal Mustafa's picture

Three actually: 1) Mark Knopfler's Kill to Get Crimson, 2) Joni Mitchell's Shine, and 3) Katie Melua's Pictures

ACF's picture

Must there be only one? Wilco: Sky Blue Sky.

Roy E.'s picture

Steve Earle: Washington Square Serenade.

Laura's picture

Wilco's Sky Blue Sky. Not a bad track on the whole album. Great melodies and Nels Cline's guitar is awesome, especially on Impossible Journey. The vinyl is a R2D4. Close runner-ups were Raising Sand (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), Wincing the Night Away (The Shins), Long Road to Eden (The Eagles) and Neil Young's Chrome Dreams II. The best thing about 2007 was that almost every new album was released in vinyl.