|Radio singles released in 2007
la peine d'appeler, je ne
réponds pas au) Téléphone
Ah, TTC! Amazing characters!! What else to say, except recommending you to listen to songs like Téléphone at high volume on a good sound system!! And the video definitely worths being watched, it's pretty funny!
Nothing particularly genious, but it's so much exactly my kind of music! About the same kind of song than Remedy, but better! Shaun's voice is at its best in Fake It, and the double voice track on the "Good god"'s makes a very efficient effect. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sep27sMmG-0 .
No doubt about it, it's really some Pumpkins as we love them! The first time I heard Tarantula on the radio, the presentation was wrong and announced The Shins rather than the Smashing Pumpkins. I listened to the song with interest and I told myself: "This is really like the Smashing Pumpkins, but just a little more garage"... And the identity of the Pumpkins was confirmed later on! Nothing original, just a very good stirring track from Billy Corgan's troups. For those who would have missed the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNkRcGISfnE .
|The Smashing Pumpkins
I'm already hearing voices calling me treacherous! Nightwish has never had any song in my yearly charts, then they off-handedly show the door to their singer and they find themselves at #4 of 2007 with a new singer! I find sad what the guys have done to Tarja (and to the fans at the same time) and I understand the fans who remain bitter about it, but from a strictly musical point of view and without any regard to who sings, I just never hooked up to any Nightwish song before Amaranth... but this one really hooked up! A superb song that harmoniously combines a sublime softness and an envigorating brickwall of rock. I rank it at #4, but looking much more towards #3 than #5. Preferably to be watched with the wonderful video. I wish that Nightwish will pursue into that direction.
Starting from a soulless (the original from Tears for Fears), Gary Jules has made a little masterpiece. An intoxicating, soothing, sweet softness.
I did not even like it in the beginning, I was finding the guitar riff too excessively simplistic and the overall thing too artificial. Then I saw the video and I understood certain details, such the choruses' little cybal "rushs" that are actually really made with real cymbals by the drummer, and that's when I started listening to it with a different ear. Finally, it's some great NIN: a festival of different sounds that mix altogether in a rock song that it very hard to really get right the first time, and becomes more and more genious every time we listen to it. I won't even put a link to the video on YouTube, the sound quality of these videos being too mediocre. You must find a way to listen to it (over and over) in "CD" quality.
|Nine Inch Nails
A song that may be a little dark, but definitely a song of hope, positive. Maybe we'll turn it all around 'cause it's not too late, it's never too late. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJtSFIwoSyw .
|Three Days Grace
Ouch! I think it hits even harder than Bat Country!! Avenged Sevenfold are really on the way to become the new kings of metal! And they've got a nice video, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRs9z8UfQzY .
||Hump de Bump
|Red Hot Chili Peppers|
Bird and the Worm
I wouldn't even have thought that The Used was able of a so great song. A very nice sound sprinkled of variants and subtilities, that are resulting in a very good final product. And I want to remind you again that these are the tracks that I liked the most during the year, because now I would take The Bird and the Worm beforet Hump de Bump at #9 without any form of hesitation. Here's a link to watch the nice video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDz2mWMMRN0 .
||She Builds Quick Machines||Velvet Revolver
||Bac à Fleurs
||Les 3 Accords|
||Qui Prendra ma Place
Who could have guessed that I would have ended up liking Marie-Mai after her career's first 2 radio singles (Il faut que tu t'en ailles and Tu t'en fous)! Still, she has slowly started progressing with Encore une nuit, then Rien has had her make a huge leap forward, that is now getting confirmed by the first single of her 2nd album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzoNy8g1wPY .
||What I've Done
||Supermassive Black Hole
||In This Twilight||Nine Inch Nails|
||Ten Thousand Fists
||Famous Last Words
||My Chemical Romance
||This Ain't a Scene, it's an Arms
||Bleed it out||Linkin Park|
||Say it Right||Nelly Furtado|
||Hey There Delilah
||Plain White T's
||Kat DeLuna & Elephant Man
||Well Thought out Twinkles
||Capital G||Nine Inch Nails|
||Ton Avion||Les 3 Accords|
||Say this Sooner
||Hard Sun||Eddie Vedder|
||I Get it||Chevelle|
||Beautiful Liar||Beyoncé & Shakira|
||The Good Left Undone||Rise Against|
||Freak on a Leash
An acoustic adaptation that could have been much better according to me, but it remains a good entertainment nonetheless... probably just because it reminds me of the original version, but anyway!...
|Korn & Amy Lee|
||Icky Thump||The White Stripes|
||Youri||Les 3 Accords|
||All Good Things (Come to an End)
||Prayer of the Refugee||Rise Against|
||Cette Ville (Montréal)||Xavier Caféine|
||Gate 22||Pascale Picard|