'The Current' (on 89.3 FM in St. Paul, MN.) is a very respectable "independent" music radio program produced out of Minnesota Public Radio (one of my old "alma maters"...). For what it's worth it's a public radio sponsored show so you know it's got at least a little bit more 'cred' than the average commercial "alternative rock" station anyway.
They're asking their listeners to vote for their favorite music from this year, 2007.
So, I did.
And, you can play along, too - go ahead and click the "I Voted" icon and it will jettison you off to their website - you could even win an Apple iPod Touch if you're lucky...
By no means is this a complete list of my favorite albums of 2007 (there was so much good music this year!) but the rules allow you only 20 picks out of nearly 600 choices ... their selection is fairly comprehensive to boot so it was a bit rough for me ... but here's what it came down to this year - these are not in any particular order:
Don't take my word for it ... go ahead and give some of these fine bands a listen if you haven't heard them already!
Also, I am very curious as to what some of your favorites are this year, too, so if there's anything you think I should know about please leave it in the COMMENTS section; I am a new music hound...!