All the songs start with the letter S, which started out as a coincidence, but then I decided to only include songs that started with S. This left out a lot of my favorite albums of the year (Spoon, Springsteen, Rogue Wave, New Pornographers) that didn't have songs that started with S, but I usually don't have a lot of overlap between "favorite albums" and "favorite songs" every year.
I chose 25 songs so everything would fit in a 5x5 iTunes mosaic collage like the one below. To print the cover from iTunes, just do a File->Print with a theme of "Mosaic". It's available as a two part download, but it's only 79 minutes long so it burns easily on a CDR. The 18 tracks available on emusic are also included on an emusic mix, for subscribers who want to hear more.
Not to blow my own horn, but I've listened to all these songs a bunch of times and they're all really good, so everyone should find something to enjoy here. I've included artist and youtube/mp3 song links in the tracklist. And away we go!
SOUND OF MY MIND -- 2007
1. Sound of Summer - Art Brut
2. Sunday Sounds - Apples In Stereo
3. Staring At The Sun - Anton Barbeau
4. So It Goes - The Broken West
5. Somebody Changed - The Clientele
6. She Called Up - Crowded House
7. She Can Do What She Wants - Field Music
8. Strapped for Cash - Fountains of Wayne
9. She Knows - The Holy Fields
10. Shim Sham - Imperial Teen
11. Shadowplay - The Killers
12. Sons Of Cain - Ted Leo / Pharmacists
13. Stuck In The Middle - Mika
14. Start A War - The National
15. Ships - New Ruins
16. She's A Rejecter - Of Montreal
17. Send Me A Letter - The Pearlfishers
18. Sunsets - The Primary 5
19. She's Going Down - The Red Button
20. She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
21. Sound Of Your Mind - Shake Some Action!
22. Spilt Needles - The Shins
23. See Me In My Dreams - Silver Sun
24. Sudden Crown Drop - Mitch Easter
25. Steven - Voxtrot
Download: Part1, Part2