Airbourne at the 02 Academy, Glasgow

I’ve been a fan of Airbourne for just short of a year, having been introduced to their anthemic Runnin’ Wild whilst playing Rock Band. It’s typical of pretty much every song in their repertoire – hammering drums, screaming guitars, and lyrics spat forth with relentless pace.

Elegant, Airbourne are not, but they deliver pure, distilled Rock ‘n’ Roll in the mould of AC/DC with the kind of drive and conviction that leaves the impression they’d never walk off stage anything less than completely spent.

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My Charts for 2007

Thanks to Last FM, here are my top 20 charts from the last year – in brackets are the number of listens to each artist.

  1. Foo Fighters (191)
  2. Moby (144)
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (134)
  4. Buckcherry (100)
  5. Linkin Park (99)
  6. Feeder (94)
  7. The Strokes (92)
  8. Jackyl (88)
  9. Placebo (84)
  10. Rage Against the Machine (81)
  11. Lynyrd Skynyrd (77)
  12. Blondie (73)
  13. The Chemical Brothers (73)
  14. Garbage (65)
  15. Snow Patrol (63)
  16. Barenaked Ladies (62)
  17. Hydrogyn (53)
  18. Massive Attack (51)
  19. Underworld (51)
  20. Paul van Dyk (49)

Earlier in the year I was actually listening to a huge amount of Red Hot Chili Peppers, but that release of the new Foo Fighters album in September had me hitting them hard in the months that followed. Then I picked up Moby’s Hotel at long last toward the end of the year and was using it to chill myself out during all of the end of year stress at work. So the Chilli’s kind of got bumped into third by the late charge from the other two.

This year I think I’m going to listen to more of my recommendations radio station, as I’ve flat out exhausted my CD collection and I’ll need to broaden my horizons a bit before I get sick of my favourites.

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