1. The Pretender by The Foo Fighters.
Not that Kurt Cobain’s suicide was a good thing, but we would never have had to Foo Fighters otherwise. Dave Grohl is the panacea of rock!
2. Straight Lines by Silverchair.
Best song from a band no one has heard from in 10 years. Fantastic lyrics about a fresh start and redemption.
3. Rehab by Amy Winehouse.
Just say No, No, No! Never has a triple negative sounded so soulful! Let’s just hope she cleans herself up and stays alive in 2008!
4. I Don’t Wanna Stop by Ozzy Osborne.
The Grandfather of Metal! The Prince of Darkness! The Sultan of Slurred Speech! Nah we still love you Ozzy. And you still put out great music as you approach the age of 60. Also in part to your great young guitarist, Jersey City’s own, Zakk Wylde!
5. King Without a Crown by Matisyahu.
For so many years I wished Hasidic Reggae were more popular. Thanks to this kosher rastafarian, my dream has come true. He composed a very strong rock track musically and lyrically.
6. North American Scum by LCD Sound System.
These New York City’s alternative-techno rockers burst on to the scene with the best 3 chord head-bopper of the year. ‘New York’s the greatest if you can get some one to pay the renttttt!’
7. Icky Thump by White Stripes.
Hard to believe two people, Jack and Meg, can produce so much noise and still produce great original music. ‘Well you can’t be a pimp and a prostitute too!’
8. She Builds Quick Machines by Velvet Revolver.
Axel who? Slash you still rock, but please take a shower! You haven’t changed your clothes in 20 years! This is the best driving song of 2007.
9. Dance Tonight by Paul McCartney.
A cute, simple ditty from the holy master himself. (Hey Paul, is it true the mandolin in this song is made from one of Heather Mills’ old wooden prosthetics? Just wondering).
10. It's Not Over by Daughtry.
Power Rock lives! Pure emotion from this North Carolina American Idol. Thanks, dogg.
Hope to keep groovin’ in 2008.
- The Mountain Cat