Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain:
To count down the end of the year, how about lists counting down the best things of the year? Yay! This list is by Grant Snider, and so is this accompanying cartoon.
For variety, a list of one item! Son Volt got a nod for song of the year from one intrepid music blogger.
Look, I know there are only so many lists the human mind can process. But it's the end of the year, so it's lists you get and lists you'll like. This is the year's ten best videos, as seen by Village Voice blogger and Pitchfork contributor Tom Breihan.
Amongst all these lists, it would be unwise to short the man who oversees the web stuff for the chain, so here's his list of the best 2007 albums.
And of course, the rest of the SF Weekly bloggers' stuff deserves a mention. Here's John Graham's (adventurous!), Jennifer Maerz's (solid, if a bit predictable), and, finally, in a best-for-last moment, Michael Leaverton's snarky and entirely nonserious list.
For Another attempt at variety, how about a list of sweet MySpace band finds? You're welcome.
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And because no list of lists is complete without one list that includes a lengthy and convoluted disclaimer, here's the year-end favorites of Jeff Shaw, from the Minneapolis region, you betcha!
Can you stand another list? Sure you can! This is songs about the new year; there's video. By the way, Happy New Year's Eve!
Because man cannot live by list alone, we close with this item, which gets all philosophical on the life and art of Jay Z, on the occasion of his announcing his retirement as CEO of Def Jam Records. -- Cory Casciato