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TIG Best Northwest Releases of 2007: Readers' Poll Results

Best of 2007

You voted, we tabulated. Our imaginary readers never fail to amaze us with their fabulous taste in music.

So without further ado {or flattery}...

 

Here are the winners of the Three Imaginary Girls top 50 Northwest Releases of 2007 Readers' Poll:

#50 Young Sportsmen Death to Palaces (Self-released)
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#49 Patience Please Fleeting Frequencies (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)
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#48 The Valley The Valley (Self-released)
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#47 The Lonely H Hair (The Control Group)
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#46 Das Llamas World War (Aviation)
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#45 The Saturday Knights The Saturday Knights EP (Light in the Attic)
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#44 Schoolyard Heroes Abominations (Stolen Transmission)
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#43 Natalie Portman's Shaved Head Secret Crush (Self-released)
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#42 Feral Children Eternity Emergency (Self-released)
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#41 Blitzen Trapper Wild Mountain Nation (Lidkercow Ltd.)
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#40 Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden (Red Valise)
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#39 The Whore Moans Watch Out For the Thing (Self-released)
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#38 Mono in VCF Mono in VCF (Self-released)
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#37 Throw Me The Statue Moonbeams (Baskerville Hill)
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#36 Pleasureboaters Gross (Don't Stop Believin')
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#35 H is for Hellgate H is for Hellgate (Stereotype Records)
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#34 Bre Loughlin Modern American Photo Album (Self-released)
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#33 Dept of Energy Held By Waits (Roam Records)
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#32 Spanish for 100 Say What You Want to Say to Me (Fish the Cat)
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#31 Curtains For You Heaven's Waiting (Self-released)
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#30 Minus the Bear Planet of Ice (Suicide Squeeze)
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#29 Siberian With Me (Sonic Boom Recordings)
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#28 The Dimes The Silent Generation (Self-released)
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#27 Math & Physics Club Baby I'm Yours (Matinee)
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#26 Tiny Vipers Hands Across the Void (Sub Pop)
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#25 Carrie Akre ...Last the Evening (Loveless)
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#24 The Shins Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)
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#23 Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
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#22 Joy Want Eternity You Who Pretend to Sleep (Beep Repaired)
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#21 Grand Hallway Yes Is the Answer (Self-released)
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#20 The Blakes The Blakes (Light in the Attic)
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#19 Dolour The Years in the Wilderness (Self-released)
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#18 Speaker Speaker We Won't March (Burning Building)
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#17 Friday Mile Love & Gasoline (Self-released)
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#16 Aqueduct Or Give Me Death (Barsuk)
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#15 The Cops Free Electricity (The Control Group)
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#14 Charmparticles Alive in the Hotspell (Self-released)
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#13 "Awesome" Beehive Sessions (Bandor)
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#12 Smile Brigade Take The Precious Edge Off This Treacherous Ledge (Beep Repaired)
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#11 The Kindness Kind A Novel (Self-released)
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#10 Shane Tutmarc & The Traveling Mercies I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About In My Song (Inverness Recordings)
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#9 Arthur & Yu In Camera (Hardly Art)
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#8 Gabriel Teodros Lovework (MassLine)
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#7 Menomena Friend and Foe (Barsuk)
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#6 Cave Singers Invitation Songs (Matador)
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#5 BOAT Let's Drag Our Feet (Magic Marker)
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#4 Tullycraft Every Scene Needs a Center (Magic Marker)
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#3 Ms Led Shake Yourself Awake (Fish the Cat)
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#2 Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground Live at the Pretty Parlor {Bombs Over Bellevue}
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#1 Blue Scholars Bayani (MassLine Media, Rawkus)
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Wow the Blue Scholars won!? I did not see that one coming! Still a very nice list, kudos everyone :]

Friday Mile #17 !!

I love that band. And they're playing the Tractor tonight to boot! This list is an example of why Seattle has the best music scene in the country :)

informative. kudos to

kay kay (phenomenal show at the vera project on saturday!)
menomena
arthur and yu

My favorites from this list (NOT in any particular order except for Modest Mouse):

Modest Mouse
The Cops
Tullycraft
The Blakes
The Lonely H
Feral Children
Pleasureboaters
Throw Me The Statue
The Whore Moans
The Shins
Siberian

We really do have some great music around here. (But I guess people probably say that everywhere. OK, maybe not in Bumfuck, North Dakota, but everywhere else.)

A couple more NW groups that I like are the Hands and Elizabeth. Elizabeth in particular hasn't gotten enough attention. They're from Vancouver, and their 2007 album First Excommunications has some great fast guitar heavy tracks; my favorites are Caspian, Diminishing Returns, K/S, and War Is Beautiful.

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