Top 10 Records of 2007 – Number 9
The New Pornographers are band made up of Canadian indie rockers who get together from time to time, make a record, and tour. Think Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young circa 2007. The frontman is AC Newman, but he shares the vocals with Neko Case, Kathryn Calder, and Dan Bejar. Like CSNY, the result is a diverse and wonderful sound featuring layered melodies.
This year they put out one of the best records of the year, called Challengers. My daughter Emily called it the record of the year. I am not ready to give it that label, but it's certainly in the top 10, number 9 actually.
One of the things I love about this record is the variety of songs on it. Dan Dejar's Myriad Harbour is certainly one of the best songs of the year. But so is Kathryn Calder's Adventures In Solitude. I would also add Unguided and Go Places as standout tracks.
This record was loved by everyone in our home and logged a ton of plays on our sonos system. If you haven't check it out, you really should.