I didn't really see enough movies this year to make an adequate movie list, and while I read a lot, most of the books I read this year were old. And until I am somehow able to get my hands on a Wii, which is seemingly impossible these days, my game of the year choices are limited to what I played on my Xbox. (That said, a lot of amazing games came out on the 360 this year, and I think I played all of them.) It's the music that is the purpose of this particular post.
I don't necessarily know how this will compare with your average rate of consumption, but according to my records, I acquired 122 albums this calendar year (including 2 or 3 box sets), 58 of which were released in 2007. This is way more music than I normally deal with, but it also means there's a lot of lists I can make:
- Top 10 Albums of 2007
- Top 10 Songs of 2007
- Top 10 Albums that came out a while ago that I just now got around to owning
- Top 10 Albums where I think Pitchfork and/or iTunes Recommendations should give me a refund
- Top 10 Albums that I still haven't actually listened to
I disagree with people who say that this wasn't a strong year for music - in fact, I think this year was one of the best in recent memory. Well, I should qualify that - there were probably only 2-3 truly mind-blowing, life-altering albums, but the rest of what came out was still really good. And there were a TON of great songs.
Anyway - lists are to come, possibly even later today. I just realized I haven't posted in a while. Nothing terribly exciting is happening.