17 Seconds’ Festive Fifty 2007

So, here it is, the 2007 17 Seconds’ Festive Fifty.

These are my favourite new tracks to be heard this year. They didn’t have to be singles or even have been commercially released this year, indeed there are some tracks that are b-sides, album only tracks, and mp3s only, and even a demo and an unsigned band. But they couldn’t have been from previous years (which is why The Shins’ Phantom Limb isn’t here, it was an mp3 last year, made it into my inaugural Festive Fifty, and therefore isn’t here). Just stuff IMHO that has made my musical year. It’s not easy trying to narrow it down, but this is the definitive list. I haven’t posted all the tracks here before, and I have put links to a few, but I hope you enjoy it. Let the debating start here

1. Emma Pollock -‘Adrenaline.’
2. Battles -‘Atlas.’
3. Justice -‘D.A.N.C.E.’
4. Ringo Death Starr – ‘Some Kind Of Sad.’
5. Malcolm Middleton – ‘A Brighter Beat.’
6. Penny Century – ‘Nothing Burns Like Bridges.’
7. Rihanna – ‘Umbrella’
8. Bloc Party – ‘Flux’
9. Camera Obscura – ‘Super Trouper’
10. Sons and Daughters ‘Gilt Complex’
11. Idlewild – ‘No Emotion’
12. Emma Pollock – ‘Acid Test’
13. Kate Nash -‘Caroline’s A Victim.’
14. Dizzee Rascal feat. Lily Allen -’Wanna Be.’
15. Wiley -’Bow E3.’
16. Malcolm Middleton – ‘We’re All Going To Die.’
17. Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake- ‘Give It To Me.’
18. Kate Nash -’Foundations.’
19. Wiley -’50/50.’
20. Sister Vanilla -‘Can’t Stop The Rock.’
21. Editors – ‘ Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors.’
22. Arctic Monkeys -‘Brianstorm.’
23. Dizzee Rascal – ‘Flex.’
24. Klaxons -‘Golden Skans.’
25. Bloc Party – ‘The Prayer.’
26. Electrelane -‘To The East’
27. Black Kids -‘I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance with You.’
28. Paul Hartnoll featuring Robert Smith-‘Please.’
29. Futureheads -‘Broke Up The Time.’
30. Charlatans -’You Cross My Path.’
31. Scottish Enlightenment -‘Eyes.’
32. Emma Pollock – ‘Paper and Glue.’
33. Burial -’Archangel.’
34. Cooper Temple Clause -’Waiting Game.’
35. Siouxsie – ‘Here Comes That Day.’
36.Timbaland, D.O.E. & Keri Hilson -‘The Way I Are
37. White Stripes – ‘Icky Thump.’
38.Maximo Park -’Our Velocity.’
39. M.I.A. ‘Bamboo Banger.’
40. Tiny Dancers -‘I Will Wait For You.’
41. Emma Pollock -’Limbs’
42. Arctic Monkeys -’Fluorescent Adolescent.’
43. Jack Penate -’Second, Minute Or Hour’
44. New Young Pony Club – ‘ Ice Cream.’
45. Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough.’
46. Wilco -’Impossible Germany’
47. Wu-Tang Clan – The Heart Gently Weeps
48. Snow Patrol – ‘Signal Fire.’
49. Fall Out Boy -’This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.’
50. Kanye West – ‘Stronger.’

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