2007: single of the year

Misstress Barbara – Barcelona(buy it here)

This record continues to blindside me whenever I play it out. It’s a wonderfully beautiful track, the bassline just soars, and it has never failed to get feet moving, despite the fact that, really, it’s a weird neo-battletech record. The fact that you get two of James Holden’s legendary tools, AND an equally good B-Side is just gravy. Border Community just keeps putting out amazing music.

(A quick mention must be given to D.A.N.C.E., by Justice, for being the best pop / crossover track singe 1999.)

In unrelated news, Karlhienz Stockhausen died, at age 79, after totally and radically altering music before he was 40. I don’t know if I can say that I’ll miss him, but it is no understatement to say that I wouldn’t be me without his influence on music.