Entering the top-10 with this post, made me realize that I am past my 100th post (the actual 100th was the post for No.13 in the Top-20 2007 countdown here) in this blog! So I would like to say thank you here to all my friends and readers for bearing with me! So on with the countdown:
Best Albums of 2007 - No.10
Strategy - Future Rock
Strategy's Future Rock is one of the most beautiful albums of the year, an incredibly sexy and funky eclectic mix of sounds, it grabs your senses from the very first notes and does not leave you until the very end. Sounds I had not heard from my childhood (having being raised with a steady dose of Norman Whitfield's Temptations and James Brown among others) mixed with modern funk, dub, house, pop, rock... It builds and builds and builds, taking you upwards to heavenly heights... and when it ends, you want it to start again..and again... I do not have a particular favourite track, I like to listen to his one from the beginning to the end without jumps or cuts. Stars in my eyes for sure, kudos to Paul Dickow, the one-man wonder behind this.
Clips removed as they were not Paul Dickow's Strategy.
Worst Albums of 2007 - No.10
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
Timbaland as guest producer, Justin Timberlake as guest vocalist: guests seem to be mucho importante for our lovely Rihanna. Unfortunately for her, as soon as they leave, they take everything they brought with them. I got the feeling throughout that she cared more about her lipstick than her music. Maybe we should pair her with Mr. Dickow as writer/producer - now that would be fun!