Your Morning Rock In Review – The Honorable Mentions Monday, December 17, 2007Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, Your Morning Rock.
With less than two weeks to go in the year, it’s about time YMR starting reminiscing over the year that was 2007. We were here for most of it, having launched in February, so I think we’ve got a decent grasp on this thing. So here is the plot for recapping the year of rock. This week will be all about the almost but not quite. It’s still what I consider to have been my amongst my favorites from the year, but they fell just outside my own Top 3. My 3 favorite albums of the year will start popping out the day after Christmas (you didn’t think we’d be here on the 24th and 25th did you?) and will take you through the end of next week. Let’s get it started with two of our first honorable mention candidates…right after the jump
Against Me! – New Wave
Truth be told, I kind of like Ben Lee’s cover of this album quite a bit too. However, Against Me! pretty much nailed the difficult task of being an indie favorite making the transition to the major labels. Hell, even MTV is coming to the party about six months late now and have been pimping Against Me! during their original programming for the past few weeks. YMR happily provided you with “White People For Peace” several months ago, so allow me to give you the “big single” right now, here is a little “Trash Unreal”
Ted Leo – Living With The Living
Released back in March, Living With The Living has fallen back a bit as time has marched on and left it somewhat forgotten. Thankfully, my iPod won’t let me forget with constant helpings of “Bottle of Buckie” to remind me of one of the finest toe-tappers to come out in the past 12 months. The whole thing is not consistently amazing, and it’s not on the same level as his previous two, but average Ted Leo is still better than most artists.