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The 60 best albums of 2007, from PopMatters.com:
1. Radiohead, IN RAINBOWS
2. Miranda Lambert, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
3. LCD Soundsystem, SOUND OF SILVER
4. Kanye West, GRADUATION
5. The Arcade Fire, NEON BIBLE
6. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, IT’S NOT BIG IT’S LARGE
7. The National, BOXER
8. Amy Winehouse, BACK TO BLACK
9. The Fratellis, COSTELLO MUSIC
10. M.I.A., KALA
11. Mavis Staples, WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK
12. THE HISTORICAL CONQUESTS OF JOSH RITTER
13. Mike Farris, SALVATION IN LIGHTS
14. THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
15. Ha Ha Tonka, BUCKLE IN THE BIBLE BELT
16. Talib Kweli, EAR DRUM
17. The Avett Brothers, EMOTIONALISM
18. Rahsaan Patterson, WINES AND SPIRITS
19. Spoon, GA GA GA GA GA
20. Meshell Ndegeocello, THE WORLD HAS MADE ME THE MAN OF MY DREAMS
21. Of Montreal, HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER?
22. Pharoahe Monch, DESIRE
23. Patty Griffin, CHILDREN RUNNING THROUGH
24. Dwight Yoakam, DWIGHT SINGS BUCK
25. SoCalled, GHETTOBLASTER
26. Feist, THE REMINDER
27. Bettye LaVette, THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
28. Jens Lekman, NIGHT FALLS OVER KORTEDALA
29. Patrick Wolf, THE MAGIC POSITION
30. The Field, FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME
31. Shantel, DISKO PARTIZANI
32. Panda Bear, PERSON PITCH
33. Wilco, SKY BLUE SKY
34. Animal Collective, STRAWBERRY JAM
35. Caribou, ANDORRA
36. El-P, I’LL SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE DEAD
37. Terence Blanchard, A TALE OF GOD’S WILL (A REQUIEM FOR KATRINA)
38. Battles, MIRRORED
39. Okkervil River, THE STAGE NAMES
40. Colombiafrica – The Mystic Orchestra, VOODOO LOVE INNA CHAMPETA LAND
41. Lucky Soul, THE GREAT UNWANTED
42. Andrew Bird, ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA
43. Jay-Z, AMERICAN GANGSTER
44. The New Pornographers, CHALLENGERS
45. The Shins, WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY
46. Modest Mouse, WE WERE DEAD BEFORE THE SHIP EVEN SANK
47. PJ Harvey, WHITE CHALK
48. Alcest, SOUVENIRS D’UN AUTRE MONDE
49. Manic Street Preachers, SEND AWAY THE TIGERS
50. Blitzen Trapper, WILD MOUNTAIN NATION
51. WE ARE THE PIPETTES
53. Ryan Adams, EASY TIGER
54. St. Vincent, MARRY ME
55. New Young Pony Club, FANTASTIC PLAYROOM
56. Blu & Exile, BELOW THE HEAVENS
57. Iron & Wine, THE SHEPHERD’S DOG
58. Beirut, THE FLYING CLUB CUP
59. Eluvium, COPIA
60. Gui Boratto, CHROMOPHOBIA
When I saw Miranda Lambert all the way at #2 and Patty Griffin there, I was hoping somebody would finally include Suzanne Vega. Oh well.
Most of the obvious ones are near the top, and they don't overrate the britpop fads, so overall a good list.
the miranda lambert album is incredible.
anyone feel me?
I.. feel you, I think. (If that means I agree with you) It's in my top 10 of this year. And yeah, pretty good list, although (after listening to it again today) I still don't see what's so special about In Rainbows.
I didn't like it. I was expecting it to be this country album that everyone can get behind, but it's not. It's a country album for country music fans. I don't think it really reaches out any farther than that.
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