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Best of 2007 by Cameron Bird

Panda Bear and Balearic tickle the cortex of this Architecture in Helsinki band member.

Best Artist
Late of the Pier is a band from Nottingham in the U.K. I saw them play a few times this summer. Each time my brain felt like it was melting.

Worst Artist
Open up a copy of NME, close your eyes, and stab a dagger into the page. There lies your answer.

Best Album
Panda Bear’s Person Pitch.

Worst Album
Definitely ours.

Best Single/12"
“Patrick 122” by Mr. Oizo.

Best Record Label
Italians Do It Better.

Best Live Event/Festival
Missing The Boredoms’ 77 drummers thing, which they did in NYC, was my biggest musical regret of this year.

Best City and/or Scene
If it wasn't so full of insecure, whinging little bitches, I would say our hometown of Melbourne is a freakin' awesome place to be a musician, artist, alcoholic, and sport's fan.

Best DJ
DJ /rupture is equal parts classicist and Renaissance man.

Best Music Trend
The use of the word “Balearic.” I have no idea what it means, but I like it.

Worst Music Trend
The concept of new rave.

What will be big in 2008?
Tay Zonday's “Chocolate Rain” will be Number One before April.

Biggest/Best Music-Related Beef of 2007
Bands that play to backing tracks. Blahhhhhh.

Best Music Hardware
I love my two Latin drum machines, the Roland TR-727 and the Yamaha RX21-L.

Best Music Software
Garageband doesn’t have to be a bad thing!

Electronic Gadget
I can’t go to sleep at night without playing golf on my PSP.

Best Visual Artist
Will Sweeney is my hero.

Best Shoe
Nike Air Force Lo-Cut–the classic that's comfortable.

Best Clothing Label
Romance Was Born, Sydney, Australia. Wild styles!

Best Style Trend
The return of color.

Worst Style Trend
Why in the fuck is everyone wearing those Palestinian scarves?

Best Media Item
R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet, Parts 13-22. Someone on an R. Kelly fan site called him "the new Shakespeare." Ain't that the truth.

Best Videogame
“Me and My Katamari” for PSP. That shit is mind-blowing.


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