Thursday, December 13, 2007

The 111 Best Albums of 2007

It's time. Time for the endless series of "best of..." lists to begin. And for this one, I'm asking for all my faithful readers to join in. Submit me your 20 best albums of 2007. I'll compile all the submissions, tally them up, and release a mega-list of the 111 Best CDs of 2007.

Either email me your picks or throw your picks in the comment box....either way, I'll get them.

To start things off...here are my 11 Best Albums of 2007:

1. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Sank
2. Bloc Party – A Weekend in the City/Another Weekend in the City
3. The White Stripes – Icky Thump
4. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
5. Radiohead – In Rainbows
6. The Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
7. Tegan and Sara – The Con
8. Rilo Kiley – Under The Blacklight
9. Kings of Leon – Because of the Times
10. The Frames – The Cost
11. Bright Eyes – Cassadega

10 comments:

Allen L. said...

nice list. Can't agree with the inclusion of the Rilo Kiley. Way below par for them.
But here's two you might consider.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals' This is Somewhere.
And
Against Me!'s New Wave

Nick said...

Other great albums of 2007:

Vampire Weekend
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
Iron & Wine - The Shpehard's Dog
Dungen - Tio Bitar

Lee said...

Here's my 20 best albums (including a couple EPs).

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2. Okkervil River - Stage Names
3. White Stripes - Icky Thump
4. Fratellis - Costello Music (no t released in US until 2007)
5. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead...
6. Radiohead - in Rainbows
7. Against Me! - New Wave
8. Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
9. Art Brut - It's Bit Complicated
10. The Hives - Black and White Album
11. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
12. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
13. Bright Eyes - Casadaga
14. Dropkick Murphys - Meanest of Times
15. Art in Manilla - Set the Woods on Fire
16. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
17. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
18. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Isis EP
19. Bright Eyes - Four Winds EP
20. White Stripes - Conquest EP

fax said...

we agree in the No1 and some others check on my blog my list

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Detached said...

I just love reading other peoples' favorites - gives me something new to look for that I may not have had the pleasure of hearing before! I blogged a list too - check it out if you like:

www.detachedmusic.blogspot.com

Westley said...

1. M.I.A. – Kala
2. of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
3. Justice - †
4. !!! – Myth Takes
5. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
6. Menomena – Friend and Foe
7. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
8. Klaxons – Myths of the Future
9. Bangers & Cash – Bangers & Cash (EP)
10. Jay-Z – American Gangster
11. The Cool Kids – Totally Flossed Out (EP)
12. Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings
13. The National – Boxer
14. Radiohead – In Rainbows
15. Lil’ Wayne – Da Drought 3
16. Björk РVolta
17. Wu-Tang Clan – 8 Diagrams
18. Danger – 09/14 2007 (EP)
19. Pharoahe Monch – Desire
20. Boys Noize – Oi Oi Oi

elizabeth said...

Less than 20, but whatever. In no particular order:

Bright Eyes: Cassadega
Elloitt Smith: New Moon
Feist: The Reminder
The Fratellis: Costello Music
Timmy Curran: Word of Mouth (In addition to being amazing, it's free!)
Bright Eyes: Cassadega (His first real album!)
Kelly Jones: Only the Names Have Changed
Dan Wilson: Free Life
The Shins: Wincing the Night Away
The White Stripes: Icky Thump
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
Sara Bareilles: Little Voice
The Once Soundtrack
Tori Amos: American Doll Posse
The Editors An End Has a Start
The Good, the Bad and the Queen
And my love of Radiohead wants me to include In Rainbows, but i'm ashamed to admit i haven't listen to it yet.

Some Dude said...

1. Dr. Dog - We All Belong
2. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
3. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
4. The Felice Brothers - Adventures of The Felice Brothers, Vol. 1
5. Band of Horses - Cease To Begin
6. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
7. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
8. New Pornographers - Challengers
9. Elvis Perkins - Ash Wednesday
10. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend EP/Masard Roof (Single)
11. Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
12. Levon Helm - Dirt Farmer
13. Oakley Hall - I'll Follow You
14. Iron & Wine - The Sheppard's Dog
15. Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests Of..
16. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
17.Feist - The Reminder
18. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
19. Josh Rouse - Country Mouse, City House
20. Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight

lebullet said...

10.)jimmy eat world - chase this light
9.)motion city soundtrack - even if it kills me
8.)modest mouse - we were dead before the ship even sunk -- Issac Brock is a mad genius
7.)iron and wine - the shepherd's dog
6.)streetlight manifesto - somewhere in the between
5.)tegan and sara - the con
4.)glossary - to the better angels of our nature
3.)ryan adams - easy tiger
2.)dartz! - this is my ship
1.)sundowner - four one five two

Honorable Mentions
stars - in our bedrooms after the war
kayne west - graduation
ghostface killa - the big doe rehab
lil wayne - da drought 3 mixtape
st. vincent - marry me
spoon - ga ga ga ga ga
wilco - sky blue sky