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Pass The Mic: Artists and 2007

Words: Michael • October 16, 2010

Quick Links: Blacklisted, Bridge Nine Records, Bullet Treatment, Ceremony, Coalesce, Coliseum/Black Cross, Converge, Die Young (TX), Forensics, Fucked Up, Jena Berlin, Lemuria, New Idea Society, The Out Circuit, Oxbow, Pulling Teeth, Ready the Jet, Rise and Fall, Rosetta, Set Your Goals, Scouts Honor, Skin Like Iron, This Time Next Year, Tokyo Police Club

Rise & Fall

Bjorn

Scene Point Blank: What are your top five albums that were released in 2007?

  1. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
  2. Interpol - Our Love to Admire
  3. Blacklisted - Peace on Earth, War on Stage
  4. Big Business - Here Come the Waterworks
  5. Justice - Escapades

Scene Point Blank: How will you remember 2007? (In terms of music)

I will remember it as the year in which I finally saw the Bad Brains live. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what kind of impact that made on me.

Scene Point Blank: What kind of impact do you think donation-based releases like Radiohead, Saul Williams, etc? will have on the record industry?

Hopefully it'll make records a little cheaper in general so unemployed scavengers like me can keep on building a monstrous collection.

Scene Point Blank: 2007 saw the decommissioning of two prominent file-sharing groups - Demonoid and Oink. What kind of impact will the increased crackdown on file-sharing have on the record industry? Did it personally have an effect on you?

I don't even have an own computer and have never downloaded or shared files in my life so I don't think I'm qualified to answer this.

Scene Point Blank: What can we look forward to from your band in 2008?

A new album hopefully that will combine the best elements of early 90's Swedish death metal, grunge, and the first Killing Time LP.

Scene Point Blank: What three records are you looking forward to most in 2008?

Blacklisted's new album, new work from Morrissey? hopefully, and recordings by The Reactionaries.

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