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My Favourite Albums Of The Year: Part Two

John Mulvey

As promised on this Albums Of The Year blog, here are my favourite reissues and compilations of 2007. Again, feel free to add your own selections below.

REISSUES

1 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

2 Boredoms - Super Roots 7

3 Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief

4 The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday

5 The Pop Group - Y

6 Harmonia - Live 1974 (not technically a reissue, but still)

7 Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On

8 John Fahey - Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)

9 Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen

10 Trees - On The Shore

COMPILATIONS

1 Various Artists - The Very Best Of Ethiopiques

2 Dexys Midnight Runners - The Projected Passion Revue

3 Various Artists - Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970

4 Shack - Time Machine: The Best Of Shack

5 Led Zeppelin - The Mothership

6 Various Artists - I'm Not There: Original Soundtrack

7 Elliott Smith - New Moon

8 Various Artists - Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us

9 Nico - The Frozen Borderline 1968-1970

10 Vernon Elliott Ensemble - Pogles Wood/ Ivor The Engine


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