As Stylus Magazine are calling time on their publication today, they have prematurely posted their top albums, songs and films of the year. No point in writing about music if you can’t do a list right?

LCD Soundsystem are this years breadwinners with Sound of Silver and “All My Friends” topping the albums and songs charts respectively. MIA, Radiohead, Spoon, The Field, Kanye West, The National, Lil’ Wayne, Panda Bear and country star Miranda Lambert (Listen to “Gunpowder and Lead”. Scary – “His fist is big / But my gun is bigger / He’ll find out when I pull the trigger”) all fill out the top ten albums. There are a few choices in the late 30’s that will certainly be in my top 10 come December.

Song-wise, UGK’s “International Players Anthem” is the runner-up followed by Los Campesinos! – “You! Me! Dancing!”, Justice – “D.A.N.C.E”, M.I.A’s “Jimmy”, Radiohead – “House of Cards” and The National – “Fake Empire”. Full list here.

The Top Films of 2007 list is a bit of an eye-opener as the first two entries are Irish films; the excellent The Wind that Shakes the Barley and….. the film Irish people are trying to avoid like the famine because it stars gingerballs Hansard, Once. Is it time we put our prejudices aside and embrace Outspan in a lead romantic role? Has anyone actually seen it? Please let me know what you thought.

If we’re talking movies, for me This is England is the best film I’ve seen all year. I still maintain Death Proof is vacant and annoying however.

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