Saturday, December 29, 2007

2007 in Albums

Time again for that emptiest of blogger exercises: the Albums of the Year list. Well, it's fun for me, anyway. These are the fifty records I enjoyed the most this year. Hope you enjoyed what you enjoyed just as much.

50. Say Anything, In Defense of the Genre
49. Thurston Moore, Trees Outside The Academy

48. The New Pornographers, Challengers

47. Jose Gonzalez, In Our Nature

46. The Cribs, Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

45. Charlotte Gainsbourg, 5.55

44. Cloud Cult, The Meaning of 8

43. The Dexateens, Hardwire Healing

42. Wheat, Everyday I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square

41. Busdriver, Roadkillovercoat

40. Bracken, We Know About The Need

39. Rufus Wainwright, Release The Stars

38. Justice,

37. Tegan and Sara, The Con

36. Nellie McKay, Obligatory Villagers

35. The Dirty Projectors, Rise Above

34. Le Loup, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly

33. Bottom of the Hudson, Fantastic Hawk

32. Jens Lekman, Night Falls Over Kortedala

31. The Eames Era, Heroes and Sheroes

30. Ghostface Killah, The Big Doe Rehab

29. Andrew Bird, Armchair Apocrypha

28. Youth Group, Casino Twilight Dogs

27. Feist, The Reminder

26. Patrick Wolf, The Magic Position

25. John Vanderslice, Emerald City

24. Common, Finding Forever

23. Radiohead, In Rainbows

22. Ryan Adams, Easy Tiger

21. The Broken West, I Can't Go On, I'll Go On

20. Pela, Anytown Graffiti

19. Voxtrot, s/t

18. Cary Brothers, Who You Are

17. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

16. Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

15. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

14. Les Savy Fav, Let's Stay Friends

13. Maximo Park, Our Earthly Pleasures

12. El-P, I'll Sleep When You're Dead

11. Georgie James, Places

10. The Shins, Wincing The Night Away

9. Buffalo Tom, Three Easy Pieces

8. Washington Social Club, Bigger Than Your Boyfriend

7. The National, Boxer

6. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

5. Stars, In Our Bedroom After The War

4. M.I.A., Kala

3. Okkervil River, The Stage Names

2. Editors, An End Has A Start

1. Kings of Leon, Because Of The Times


wharman said...

Excellent list my friend.

Coeus said...

Yes, an excellent list. I would have changed some around, particularly your top two. They were very disappointing compared to their previous releases.