For latecomers: I've been making Pick Of The Year compilations on and off for the last, ooh, quarter of a frickin' century or so. After a hiatus of a few years in the early nineties, I was talked back into the process by Lou, which resulted in the 1993 compilation tape Younger Than The Stones. Maybe one of these days I'll document the Cassette Years of 1993-7: but as far as you lot are concerned, the next important date is 1998, when Damn Your Black Heart, Barbra Streisand was the first of these jobbies to make it onto a CD. And I've been writing about them annually since. Some People Are Just Nice is the tenth one, hence the lazy sleeve featuring the previous nine.
So, now you're up to speed, here are my choices of the best songs of 2007, along with a competition if you fancy winning a copy of the CD for yourself. (Closing date February 29th 2008. Terms and conditions apply. See below.)