Don Cohen Poop 07


 

Favorite 20 Albums of 2007:

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1. “Magic” – Bruce Springsteen
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2. “A Singsong and a Scrap” – Chumbawamba
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3. “Workingman’s Cafe” – Ray Davies

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4. “The Scene of the Crime” – Bettye LaVette
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5. “100 Days 100 Nights” – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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6. “Don’t Tell Columbus” – Graham Parker
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7. “Sweet Warrior” – Richard Thompson
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8. “Washington Square Serenade” – Steve Earle
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9. “Pretty World” – Sam Baker
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10. “Join The Parade” – Marc Cohn
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11. “New Seasons” – The Sadies
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12. “Octopus” – The (UK) Bees
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13. “Back Numbers” – Dean & Britta
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14. “Raising Sand” – Plant & Krauss
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15. “Shrunken Heads” – Ian Hunter
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16.“Glitter in the Gutter” -Jesse Malin
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17. “Cast Iron Soul” – Danny & Dusty
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18. “Long Road Out of Eden” – Eagles
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19. “The Light Divides” – Winterpills
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20. “East of Eden” – Tuatara

 

Other Favorite Albums:

The Avett Brothers: “Emotionalism”
Lyle Lovett: “It’s Not Big, It’s Large”
Suzanne Vega: “Beauty and Crime”
Neil Young: “Chrome Dreams II”
The Editors: “An End has A Start”
The National: “Boxer”
The Waterboys: “Book of Lightning”
The Chesterfield Kings: “Psychedelic Sunrise”
Fictionplane: “Left Side of the Brain”
Adam Bernstein: “Dust Off the Timeless Night”
BMRC: “Baby 81”
Vince Bell: “Recado”
Mark Olson: “The Salvation Blues”
John Fogerty: “Revival”
Linda Thompson: “Versatile Heart”
Mark Knopfler: “Kill To Get Crimson”
Grant Lee Phillips: “Strangelet”
Wilco: “Sky Blue Sky”
Charlie Louvin: “Charlie Louvin”
Nick Drake: “Family Tree”

 

Favorite Soundtracks:

The Sweet Season: “Once”
Roky Erickson: “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
Various Artists: “I’m Not There”

 

Favorite Live Albums:

Neil Young: “Live At Massey Hall 1971”
Bruce Springsteen: “Live in Dublin”
Gram Parsons: “Live at The Avalon Ballroom 1969”
Gene Clark and Carla Olson: “in concert”

 

Favorite Older Albums Discovered in 2007:

Charlie Mingus: Tijuana Moods (1957, reissued 2007)
Carlene Carter: “I Fell In Love” (1990)
Philip Glass: “The Hours” Soundtrack (2002)
The Remains: Movin’ On (2002)
Maurizio Pollini: Chopin Nocturnes (2005)

 

Favorite Songs

1. “Paper Planes” – MIA
2. “Rehab” – Amy Winehouse
3. “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” – Bruce Springsteen
4. “You’ll Be Comin’ Down” – Bruce Springsteen
5. “Long Walk Home” – Bruce Springsteen
6. “I Still Want To Be Your Baby” – Bettye LaVette
7. “Shame” – The Avett Brothers
8. “Cast Iron Soul” – Danny & Dusty
9. “Gunslinger” – John Fogerty
10. “100 days 100 Nights” – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

 

Favorite Artist Who I Didn’t “Get” Until 2007:

Antony and the Johnsons (after hearing “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “If It Be Your Will” on the respective soundtracks of “I’m Not There” and “I’m Your Man.”)

 

Favorite Major Artists Whose Albums Disappointed in 2007:

Joni Mitchell: Shine
Patty Griffin: Children Running Through
Lucinda Williams: West
Norah Jones: Not Too Late
Chuck Prophet: Soap and Water
Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full

 

Favorite Hype Job That Got Me To Buy a CD For A Singer Who Can’t Sing:

Mary Weiss

 

Favorite Concerts:

Richie Furay and Chris Hillman: BB King’s
Bruce Springsteen: Madison Square Garden
Graham Parker: Rosendale Cafe

 

Favorite Films of 2007:

I’m Not There
Once
Waitress
The Bourne Ultimatum
Michael Clayton
Hot Fuzz
The Lives of Others
The Last Mimzy
The Namesake
Sicko
You’re Going To Miss Me
Gone Baby Gone
Lars and the Real Girl
Breach
Into The Wild

 

Potential Favorite Albums of 2008:

Gary Louris
Tift Merritt
B52s
Kathleen Edwards
Marah

 

RIP and a tip o’ the hat to:

Dan Fogelberg, Denny Doherty, Sneaky Pete, Lucky Dube, Ike Turner, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, Brad Delp, Eric Von Schmidt, Mark Spoelstra, Porter Wagoner, Hank Thompson, Carey Bell, Dakota Staton, Michael Brecker, Alice Coltrane, Joel Dorn, Andrew Hill, Frank Morgan, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, Joe Zawinul, Luciano Pavarotti, Kurt Vonnegut and last, but not least, The Scooter

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