End of the year and it's time for all of those obligatory best of the year lists and commentaries. Here's a few (mostly from NPR) that you might want to check out:
NPR Listeners Picks from All Songs Considered
Songs of the Year: 2007's Best Music
Folk Alley's Favorite CD's of 2007
The Year's Best World Music
The Year's Best Jazz CDs
Best of 2007 from WFUV (New York)
Best Songs of the Year from KUT (Austin)
Paste Magazine lists
Explore and listen . . . I found a lot I've missed this year . . . sometimes all we can do is scratch the surface.
So what's my best CD list? I came up with the following favorites from 2007:
Levon Helm's Dirt Farmer , Robert Plant & Allison Krauss' Raising Sand, The Tipitina Foundation's Going Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino (various artists), Mike Vesceglia/Fiona McBain's Then There Were Two, Mavis Staples' We'll Never Turn Back, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' 100 Days, 100 Nights, Casey Neill's Brooklyn Bridge, and John Fogarty 's Revival.
So what are yours? Feel free to use the comments to add to the list!