June 30, 2007
2007 "Q2": The extraordinary
In alphabetical order, the Top 20 songs of the second quarter of 2007. Rules: Do not have to be singles, but one song by each artist only and the songs must be officially released (or released to me as a promo). The colored link will take you to a place you can hear/see the song...
Marc Almond Redeem Me
Antigone Life Without You
Sara Bareilles Gravity
Siobhan Donaghey So You Say
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Can't Have It All
Leslie Feist 1234
A Fine Frenzy Rangers
Garbage Tell Me Where It Hurts
Laura Michelle Kelly Jesus Was A Crossmaker
Mancini Up Country
Mandy Moore Extraordinary
Maroon 5 Makes Me Wonder
Mr. Hudson and The Library Upon The Heath
Pink Martini Hey Eugene
The Revelations I'm A Lover
Tough Alliance First Class Riot
Rufus Wainwright Between My Legs
There are some notable absences here. What did I forget? Can you figure out who I wish was on this list, but didn't make it? Two women in particular.
Special Award Given Early for Worst Song of 2007: Madonna's Hey You (or, as I call it, Hey Poo) - a nadir in her career. We don't cut Madonna slack, okay?
Worthy albums, April to June: Ghosts, Rufus Wainwright, The Revelations (digital), M5, Mandy Moore, Feist, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Marc Almond, Siobhan Donaghey
What's coming in Q3: Dragonette, Antigone, Darren Hayes, Sara Bareilles, Suzanne Vega, A Fine Frenzy, Goodbooks, Crowded House, Richard Hawley (!), Hard Fi, Turin Brakes, and, it'll probably suck, but Prince.
Read my Q1 list here
photo, as usual, by Hedi Slimane from his blog