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The Songfactors' Choice: The Very Best of 2007!


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one final nomination:

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Mirrored ~ Battles

Track listing

1. "Race:In" – 4:50

2. "Atlas" – 7:07

3. "Ddiamondd" – 2:33

4. "Tonto" – 7:43

5. "Leyendecker" – 2:48

6. "Rainbow" – 8:11

7. "Bad Trails" – 5:18

8. "Prismism" – 0:52

9. "Snare Hangar" – 1:58

10. "Tij" – 7:03

11. "Race:Out" – 3:29

12. "Katoman" - 2:08 (Japanese Bonus Track)

It's official: in 2007, it's all come full circle. Prog rock has made its way into the indie scene. Battles' Mirrored, their debut full-length after three EPs, makes that plain.

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But this music is anything but dark. It's insistent, playful, and planned down to the distorted bass loop and pulsing guitar and keyboard notes that are layered on top in single- or double-note formations. Indeed, Mirrored is the place -- the very terrain -- where nerd science meets rock, and it's a gas. It's the amalgam of "merry melodies" that grabs the listener, even to the point of forgetting how many different arrays of percussion and electric string and keyboard instruments are being played on each and every tune.

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It's loud, funny, and astonishingly sophisticated, and doesn't feel pretentious in the least. Never has the wall of electronic futurism sounded so organic or musical. The album's many influences offer only guide posts, as Battles have their own unique image of a sound universe that one can play in as well as be awed by.

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and now, the moment you've all been waiting for...

Jack Rabbit Slim's...

Voting List

As I am - Alicia Keys

Easy Tiger - Ryan Adams

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters

Era Vulgaris - Queens of the Stone Age

Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys

Hats Off to the Buskers - The View

Icky Thump - The White Stripes

In Rainbows - Radiohead

Live at Massey Hall 1971 - Neil Young

Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles

Magic - Bruce Springsteen

Mirrored - Battles

Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Spiderman of the Rings - Dan Deacon

Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective

Twelve - Patti Smith

White Chalk - PJ Harvey

Vote Away Now!!

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* Each edition will about 3 weeks. At the end of that time, we'll ask you to vote. You know how that works! These lists will number 5, so we'll ask that you compile your list of 5 choices for the final Songfactor's Music of Choice. We will tally them, just like The Songfactors' Choice Top Ten, 1 through 5. At the close of voting, we will have our Songfactors' Music of Choice.

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1. Strawberry Jam - Animal Collective

2. Icky Thump - The White Stripes

3. In Rainbows - Radiohead

4. Spiderman of the Rings - Dan Deacon

5. Easy Tiger - Ryan Adams

Now looking at all the nominees, Easy Tiger would not make my top 5, but I promised I'd vote for it, so there it is.

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1. Icky Thump - The White Stripes

2. Era Vulgaris - Queens of the Stone Age

3. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys

4. White Chalk - PJ Harvey

5. Mirrored - Battles

6. In Rainbows - Radiohead

7. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters

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