Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More CDs of the year

If you like seeing varying writers' compilations of the CDs of the year, here's one from noted Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot. I've included his No. 1 pick of 2007. (And no, I don't know how to turn the italics off. I'm dumb on that.)

1. Mavis Staples: "We'll Never Turn Back" (Anti)

What a voice — and producer Ry Cooder gives it exactly what it needs. The Chicago soul great brings post-Katrina relevance and urgency to freedom songs she sang in the '60s civil rights era.

•Track to download: "Turn Me Around"

Click here to see his entire list.