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Lazy-i Best of 2007 Compilation

Well, I almost didn't do a compilation CD this year. I figured "What's the point?" Does anyone listen to CDs anymore? It's all about downloading and iPods and Myspace. Anyone who's interested in this kind of music has access to all of it from the Internet. But Teresa talked me into it. She reminded me of the tradition. I've been making these comps in one form or another since 1994. Why stop now? She was right of course (She's always right). So here's this year's collection of the best stuff I had a chance to hear throughout the year as part of my work with and The Reader. On the cover (designed with the usual genius by Donovan Beery ( is Sam and Evie enjoying a private conversation in the back yard.

Want a copy? Enter the Lazy-I Best of 2007 Giveaway! All you have to do is e-mail me ( with your name and mailing address and you'll be entered in the drawing. Hurry! Deadline's Jan. 17!

Here's a track list:

The Third Men -- "High" from Boost (Speed! Nebraska)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse -- "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" from Live at the Fillmore East (Reprise)
Rilo Kiley -- "Silver Lining" from Under the Blacklight (Warner Bros.)
Spoon -- "The Underdog" from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
The Good Life -- "Heartbroke" from Help Wanted Nights (Saddle Creek)
Stars -- "Take Me to the Riot" from In Our Bedroom After the War (Arts & Crafts)
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová -- "When Your Mind's Made Up" from Once original soundtrack (Canvasback)
Emma Pollock -- "Fortune" from Watch the Fireworks (4AD)
Wilco -- "Either Way" from Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
The Arcade Fire -- "Keep the Car Running" from Neon Bible (Merge)
Maria Taylor -- "A Good Start" from Lynn Teeter Flower (Saddle Creek)
The Monroes -- "Drillin' Daylight" 7-inch on Speed! Nebraska
Justice -- "Waters of Nazareth" from Cross (Ed Banger/Vice)
Les Savy Fav -- "What Would Wolves Do?" from Let's Be Friends (Frenchkiss)
Interpol -- "No I in Threesome" from
Our Love to Admire (Capitol)
Baby Walrus -- "Planted in Concrete" from Baby Walrus (Coco Art)
Bright Eyes -- "I Must Belong Somewhere" from Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
LCD Soundsystem -- "Get Inocuous" from Sound of Silver (DFA)
Morrissey -- "Ganglord" b-side from The Youngest Was the Most Loved, Pt. 2 (Attack UK)
Radiohead -- "15 Step" from In Rainbows (self released)

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Posted Dec. 27, 2007. Copyright 2007 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.