I promised a top ten CD list a few weeks ago, right before the end of 2007, but never got to it and now have decided that I finally know what I want to say on this topic. So here we have a top five list instead, with two honorable mentions. What this list reveals about me:
- I like indie music better than mainstream
- I have a wicked affection for bluegrass and country rock
- I subscribe to the philosophy that sometimes being gay and being creative are closely associated–and I embrace it!
- I am quite easily swayed by related things that happened this year (favorite movie–Once–and favorite concerts–Rufus, Vince)
5. Rufus Wainright, Release the Stars
Release the stars
Between my legs (with Jake Gyllenhaal on the spoken part–hilarious)
Do I disappoint you
(did I really not post a summary of my amazing experience in row 2, centre, for the Rufus concert in October??? He is worth every penny you pay to see him live!)
Honorable mention 1. Ryan Adams, Easy Tiger (because I did not like it quite as much as 2005’s 29 but it’s still darned good)
(video is 1950s hilarious, worth it even if you have no interest in the song)
Other non-2007 things on perpetual “repeat” on my iTunes/iPod this year: Dresden Dolls, Jeff Buckley, choral music that I am supposed to know the alto parts for, Katie Melua, older Missy Higgins, and oldies but goodies from indie pop goddesses Deborah Conway, Amanda Marshall, Jonatha Brooke and Joan Osborne. And proving I’m not quite as old as I am about to become, I’ve been dancing to Rihanna’s Umbrella and still to Fergie’s London Bridge (must be the stuck-in-England thing and the Grey Goose mentions), Leehom Wang‘s everything-that-is-not-a-dumb-ballad and MIA’s new disc “Kala”.