The Best Albums Of 2007

It’s that time of year again. Time for me to add my contribution to the seemingly endless list of end of year “Best Of” lists. And there are a lot of them!

I believe there have been something like 7 billion new albums released this year. I haven’t had a chance to listen to all of them yet, but I’ve certainly found a few that have made their way into my permanent collection and made me smile. And here they are. No excuses. No explanations. Just my favorite albums from the past 12 months:

10. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Living with the Living
9. M.I.A. – Kala
8. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
7. Kaiser Chiefs – Yours Truly, Angry Mob
6. Barenaked Ladies – Barenaked Ladies Are Men
5. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
4. Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
3. Radiohead – In Rainbows
2. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
1. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Honorable mention:
Lily Allen – Alright, Still
Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
The Good, the Bad & the Queen – The Good, the Bad & the Queen
Jamie T. – Panic Prevention
Bat for Lashes – Fur & Gold

Albums that come highly recommended but I haven’t had a chance to really listen to yet:
The National – Boxer
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Rufus Wainwright – Release the Stars
Feist – The Reminder

2 thoughts on “The Best Albums Of 2007

  1. Ask and ye shall receive. I have hence added Feist’s new album to the list of albums that respected people think I would enjoy – even though it was only Bob. And even though the new album wasn’t nearly as critically acclaimed as her last album, Let It Die. But I have seen it on other Best Of lists, so I’ma gonna give her a try. Thanks!

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