Posted in comedy | music on December 7, 2007

the fourth in a series where we asked comedians to tell us what was good this year....

Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer is an American actor. He currently can be seen on MTV's newest comedy show, "Human Giant" which he created and stars in along with Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, and Jason Woliner. He is a regular on VH1’s Best Week Ever and his films include School for Scoundrels with Billy Bob Thornton, the upcoming Sean William Scott comedy Trainwreck, Watching the Detectives with Cillian Murphy, The Onion Movie, and the 2004 SXSW Audience Award Winner Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story. He recently appeared with Jeff Goldblum in the Frank Darabont-directed NBC drama Raines. -Wikipedia

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Paul Scheer1.) National, "Boxer"
This album really snuck up on me. At first I was like, "Ah..whatever", then I was like, "Holy Shit, these guys are geniuses!"


Kanye West2.) Kanye West "Graduation"
I probably listened to Kanye more thn the National but I just wanted to put him as my number 2 to piss him off, he's funny when he's angry.

3.) Radiohead, "In Rainbows"
Undisputed Awesomness!

4.) The Arcade Fire, "Neon Bible"
It's downright unamerican not to mention this Canadian band as one of your favorite albums of the year. I love their beards.

5.) Black Lips, "Good Bad Not Evil"
Great album. I saw them live this year, I was disappointed when they didn't literally burn Bowery Ballroom to the ground. I thought they were showmen.

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Friday Night Lights

6.) LCD Soundsystem, "Sound of Silver"
Aziz and Rob got me into this album. I'm hooked.

7.) The White Stripes, "Icky Thump"
People were mixed but this is the type of White Stripes album I like, it's really rough around the edges and I can listen to it anytime.

8.) Spoon, "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga"
After seeing them live, I was like I should check these guys. I did and now I'm a fan.

9.) Various Artists, "Friday Night Lights: TV Soundtrack"
I'm obsessed with this show and this album is actually really good. They have a ton of local Austin bands on it and now I'm a big fan of "Explosions in the Sky" and "Jose Gonzales."

10.) The Pipettes, "We are the Pipettes"
It's like the real life version of Josie and the Pussycats but British!

Pipettes

Season 2 of Human Giant premieres March 4th on MTV. Season one comes out on DVD the same day.

Previously
* Best of 2007 by Dave Hill
* Best of 2007 by Rob Huebel
* Best of 2007 by Max Silvestri

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Comments (19)

reggie watts better be doing one of these.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 3:20 PM

anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 3:33 PM

anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 3:34 PM

Are you going to ask every crappy comedian who quips on "Best Week Ever" what their top 10 of 2007 is?

Posted by Rabi | December 7, 2007 3:39 PM

zing.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 3:44 PM

Spoon is amazing; i am so glad they are getting the recognition! They are performing this weekend on a kroq webcast for all you fans out there! check out www.kroq.com

Posted by caroline | December 7, 2007 3:49 PM

Sorry for the unrelated post, but what is going on tonight?

Posted by Need Plans | December 7, 2007 3:50 PM

comedians have the most pedestrian music tastes

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 3:50 PM

wow I'm really glad those dirty projectors threads are over....

PHEW

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 3:59 PM

Wow, Paul's really going out on a limb with some of these picks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 5:24 PM

This dude has a gap between his teeth like madonna HHHIIIIIIOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Big Daddy Matt | December 7, 2007 5:39 PM

how dare he enjoy music that other people also enjoy...

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 6:50 PM

arcade fire has beards?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2007 8:52 PM

now i hate all these albums.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2007 7:45 AM

the black lips album is so good. i've never heard the national's album. i feel like i should because they've been topping best of the year list left and right but i'm soooo lazy.

Posted by Mandy | December 8, 2007 3:40 PM

it's just too bad they're douchebags right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2007 4:16 PM

I think gavin castleton is supposed to post a best of 2023 poll over at gavincastleton.blogspot.com soon.

Posted by Joe | December 9, 2007 12:51 AM

it's true, all these end of the year lists are getting boring. I don't think people listen to anything unless articles and blogs tell them too,
hence everyone listened to basically the same 10-20 albums.
so who do you get (off the top of my head)
arcade fire
the national
LCD soudnsystem
spoon.

I mean I like indie-rock and indie-pop, but there were some other great albums this year. Actually I don't know, I don't listen to that many new albums cause they're too expensive, so I wait a few years until i can burn it off a friend.
The new albums I heard this year that I can remember.
MIA (Kala)
Ween (Le Cuc)
Bishop Allen 9broken String)
White rabbits (i know they were on some comedians list)
Herman Dune (Giant)
Super Furry Animals (Hey Venus)

Posted by Jack | December 9, 2007 1:32 AM

"comedians have the most pedestrian music tastes"

ha..now if that ain't the elitism people are talking about on scenester blogs I don't know what is

Posted by Jesse as is. | December 10, 2007 6:14 PM

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