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!earshot picks for 2007


The Invisible Man

Resident DJ for the Mod Club Winnipeg, trombone/cowbell player for JFK and the Conspirators.
Host of Right On Time– UMFM 101.5fm, Fridays 3pm-5pm  (live on internet at  www.UMFM.com). The show consists on an hour of ‘Mod’ rock, and an hour of Ska/Reggae.

Other Picks: The Alberta Report
Jazz Notes
Tell the Band to Go Home
Wednesday Evening Jazz
Meow Records
New Shit
ANoiZE
I Am Collecting Beautiful Things
Home Game
Charts & Graphs
Scene-ik Drive
Right On Time
The End of Silence
Rocketship Radio
Pirates of the Caribbean

TOP 10 RECORDS OF 2007

This is my top ten list, in no particular order:

The Subcity DwellersWhen The Beat Starts to Pound – (Longshot Music)
The Flat PlanetsIn Case of Emergency – (Independent)
The Moving UnitsHexes for Exes – (Metropolis Records)
Chris MurraySlackness – (Unstrictly Roots)
The PackTintype – (13MC Music)
The DynamicsVersion Excursions – (Groove Attack)
The CultBorn Into This – (Roadrunner Records)
Grand AnalogCaligrafitti – (Slo Coach Recordings)
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings100 Days 100 Nights – (Daptone)
The SheepdogsTrying To Grow – (Independent)

MOST UNDER-RATED RECORDS OF 2007

they kicked my mod ass back to my pub stool Grand AnalogCaligrafitti  - (Slo Coach Recordings)
A Winnipeg / Toronto man breaking rules with Reggae/Dub/Hip Hop

MOST OVER-RATED RECORD OF 2007

Kanye West
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BEST LOCAL RELEASE OF 2007

The Subcity DwellersWhen the Beat Starts to Pound – (Longshot Music)
Winnipeg based conglomerate of upcoming talent scouts, stretch genres to Motown soul and break neck Dub.

MOST ANTICIPATED RECORD FOR 2008

The Telepathic Butterflies – Winnipeg
I have heard a few outtakes, and they kicked my mod ass back to my pub stool.

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