HGMN's Best of 2007

We are pleased to present the 7th Annual HGMN Year-End Awards! Winners include Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Lotus, Future Rock, and more.

STUDIO ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Now You Know - This fantastically fun and funky album captured the minds and buttocks of music lovers and festival-goers this year!

LIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Lotus - Escaping Sargasso Sea - There was little worthy competition for this double-disc document from one of the most entertaining bands of the year.

DVD OF THE YEAR: Glastonbury - The Mud, The Music, The Madness - A history of modern music and humanity itself is contained within this must-see documentary.

CUSTOMER'S CHOICE: Perpetual Groove - LIVELOVEDIE - The orders spoke, and PGroove was the resounding favorite this year!

NEW HGMN BAND OF THE YEAR: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - As I wrote above, they captured minds and asses this year. Hearts too, I imagine.

ROAD WARRIOR OF THE YEAR: 56 Hope Road - 210 shows - Numbers don't lie, and 56 Hope Road looks to dominate this category year after year!

HGMN HALL OF FAME: Umphrey's McGee - UM joins The Recipe, Deep Banana Blackout, The Big Wu, Acoustic Syndicate, The Disco Biscuits, and Keller Williams in this select list of bands that have defined HGMN over the years.

HG REP OF THE YEAR: Kevin Thomas - Ft. Collins, CO

HGMN VENUE OF THE YEAR: The Pour House - Charleston, SC


Congrats to all the winners, and thanks for making 2007 a year to remember!

HGMN Staff's 10 Favorite Albums of 2007:

Radiohead - In Rainbows
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Band of Bees - Octopus
!!! - Myth Takes
God is an Astronaut - Far From Refuge
Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
Air - Pocket Symphony
Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Seepeoples - Apocalypse Cow Vol. 1

Future Rock - Gears
Scarecrow Collection - radio frequency disaster
The Afromotive - Scare Tactics
Ryan Montbleau Band - Patience on Friday
The Malah - Voyage of Radiowaves
ALO - Roses & Clover
Telepath - Fire One
Lotus - Escaping Sargasso Sea
One Under - One Under
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Now You Know

The Sea and Cake - Everybody
West Indian Girl - 4th & Wall
Umphrey's McGee - The Bottom Half
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Infradig - Ecstatic Everywhere
Kevin Drew - Spirit if...
The National - Boxer
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Now You Know
New Monsoon - V
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - This Is Somewhere
The Blue Method - Kill The Music Vol. 2
The Bridge - The Bridge
Moses Guest - Best Laid Plans
The New Mastersounds - 102%
ALO - Roses & Clover
Future Rock - Gears

HGMN Staff's Favorite Shows of 2007:

Tool - 6/15/07, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Thievery Corporation - 10/13/07, Echo Project, Fairburn, GA

Disco Biscuits/Umphrey's McGee/Conspirator/Future Rock/Purple Schoolbus -
6/29/07, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
All Star Jam - 7/15/07, All Good Music Fest, Masontown, WV

Thievery Corporation - 10/13/07, Echo Project, Fairburn, GA
Interpol - 7/21/07, The Norva, Norfolk, VA

ALO - 5/16/07, The Pour House, Raleigh, NC
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - 3/17/07, The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC