De­cem­ber 2007

Exclaim! - - SHOTS - JAMES KEAST


It’s cu­ri­ous to look at our by-genre Best of 2007 lists with a 2017 eye. Plenty of acts have dis­ap­peared, but lots of artists put out great records in 2017, in­clud­ing: LCD Soundsys­tem ( Sound of Sil­ver, #2 in elec­tronic); Sharon Jones & the DapKings ( 100 Days, 100 Nights, #5 in soul/R&B); Feist ( The Re­minder, #11 in pop/rock); Jens Lek­man ( Night Falls Over Kortedala, #14 in pop/rock) and the Sadies ( New Sea­sons, #1 in folk/coun­try).


We pub­lished a small fea­ture on up-and-com­ing Toronto in­die band Spi­ral Beach, who would last only two more years be­fore dis­band­ing. But no­tably, its mem­ber­ship in­cluded Air­ick Wood­head (now Dol­drums), and his brother Daniel, whose project Moon King for a time in­volved Spi­ral Beach’s third mem­ber, Maddy Wilde.


Our Timeline chron­i­cled the ca­reer of Eva­po­ra­tors front­man and celebrity in­ter­viewer Nardwuar the Hu­man Servi­ette, from his first-ever in­ter­view with punk pi­o­neer Art Bergmann to ask­ing former Soviet Chair­man Mikhail Gor­bachev which world leader wore the big­gest pants. Plus, he pissed off Beck and Se­bas­tian Bach both!

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