Continued from a couple days ago...
These are my next-to-top-5 favorite songs of 2007, again in no particular order (other than the meta-order). I will take your non-comments as solemn nods about my musical taste. Dudes, look how good these 5 + the last five have been - can you even imagine how utterly mindblowing my favorite 5 songs of 2007 are? Can you guess them?
Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
-I haven't actually seen Into the Wild, but if it's as optimistically plaintive as Eddie Vedder's soundtrack, I'm sure it's better than Atonement and No Place for Old People to Live.
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
-I put this next to Eddie Vedder for a reason, because I hope he's reading this. Eddie, buddy, listen - Bodysnatchers is what you were going for on the last album. Radiohead (a band I feel like I should like but don't) wrote a better Pearl Jam song than you. Get to work. (I would put a link to this song somewhere, but I hear Radiohead are really sue-happy about people downloading free copies of In Rainbows.)
Rilo Kiley - Breakin' Up
Rilo Kiley has the freakiest opening page on their website - it's like something for an underground horror movie. They're leagues better than any other band with two former child stars in it, and this is a fantastic song off their best album so far. Of all the bands on this list I haven't seen live, Rilo Kiley is at the pointiest end of the list.
The National - Mistaken for Strangers
-I've read this song described as being about urban, white-collar tedium, and I supposed it can be about that too. But I think it's about growing up, growing older, maybe before your friends do, maybe before you feel ready.
Feist - 1 2 3 4
-I feel like I've heard this song a bunch this year, but I don't think I listened to The Reminder more than a couple dozen times. Weird. And now I have the urge to shop.