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Looking Back: Our Favorite Albums of 2007 #5

Now that we exhausted ourselves thinking about the blissful nights of music that made Iowa City hot this year, it’s time to take a step back and look at our favorite albums of the year. These are truly the 5 albums that made us continue our faith that there’s no shortage of great music in this world, and probably never will be. Sometimes you just need to know where to look, but sometimes - be it fate or coincidence - that music finds you. Either way, taste can be extremely subjective, but these were the albums that made our year, and we hope to share them with you. We’re kicking off with our fifth favorite album today and will be counting them down, one a day all week to ease you through your finals. Procrastinating? We’ll be here.

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Vote Early, Vote Often

If you live in or around the Iowa City area, we’re willing to bet you’re familiar with a proposed City Ordinance on the ballot this year that would block anyone under 21 years old from entering establishments that serve alcohol.

There are plenty of reasons why this ordinance is a terrible idea, and the anti-21 ordinance group Bloc21 has a good rundown of some of them on their website if you’re curious.

The biggest problem with the ordinance for those of us at Mission Creek, and for anyone who appreciates live music, is that a 21+ entry requirement will have a chilling effect on local music in Iowa City. If the ordinance passes, thousands of music lovers in Eastern Iowa will be turned away from seeing their favorite bands, hundreds of musicians will be without a stage to perform, and an unforeseeable number of artists will pass over Iowa City and perform elsewhere.

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