Top 10 Records of 2007 – Number 8
The number five record of 2005 may have been the best record of 2005, that being Howl Howl Gaff Gaff by the Shout Out Louds. If our family has a house band, it's this super cool band out of Stockholm, Sweden (actually it might be Belle and Sebastian now that I think about it some more). But regardless, we love the Shout Out Louds.
So when Our Ill Wills came out this spring, Jessica took one listen and reported that "it's not anywhere near as good as Howl Howl". And upon first listen, I would agree. Fortunately, we didn't listen to this record just once. We ended up listening to it all year.
And then Jess, Emily, and I went to see them at Bowery Ballroom which was a memorable night in and of itself.
Our Ill Wills is a great pop record and I suspect that in 2009, I might be saying that number 8 was too low as well.