HearYa’s Best EP’s of 2007

by oz on December 10, 2007

Let’s kick off our best of 2007 series of posts. This list of our best EP’s will be followed up with a series of posts for our top 50 albums of 2007.

This year’s best EP was an easy decision. Alberta Cross put forth a powerful effort with The Thief and the Heartbreaker. It’s never far from the play button in my house and, even if it were an LP, it would still be at the top of our list of best albums of 2007.

We were also fortunate enough to have several other favorites in Shirk’s studio to record live sessions. Thanks to Illinois, The Morning Pages, and Cracklin Moth for each spending an evening with us. All great people, great bands, and all deserve to be included in this list. If you’re unfamiliar with them, I urge you to check each of them out.

And really. What’s any list without Ryan Adams? “Dear John” is the song on repeat everywhere I go. It’s a timeless, well-crafted heart-breaker. Who better to write a song like that?

1. Alberta Cross – The Thief and the Heartbreaker

alberta cross

Alberta Cross – Lucy Rider

2. Tulsa – I Was Submerged


Tulsa – #2

3. Ryan Adams – Follow the Lights


Ryan Adams – Dear John (Live)

4. Illinois – What the Hell Do I Know?


Exclusive: Illinois – Alone Again (from the HearYa Live Sessions)

5. Cracklin Moth – My Heart is Leaking


Cracklin Moth – My Heart is Leaking

Exclusive: Cracklin Moth – Eulogy for Bashu (from the HearYa Live Sessions)*

6. Sea Wolf – Get to the River Before it Runs Too Low


Sea Wolf – You’re a Wolf (live from MOKB Sirius Blog Radio)

7. The Morning Pages – The Company You Keep


Exclusive: The Morning Pages – The Company You Keep (from the HearYa Live Sessions)

8. Plants and Animals – w/ Avec


Plants and Animals – Lola Who?

9. The Rumble Strips – Alarm Clock


Rumble Strips – Alarm Clock

10. Arizona – Fameseeker and the Mono


Arizona – Thimble

* “Eulogy for Bashu” is not included on the Cracklin Moth EP.

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