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Best music of 2007?

November 17th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Only a month or so left until 2008, so I’ve been working on my top 20 favorite albums of 2007. As always, it’s tough to cull it down but I think I have a handle on it now. Some of the top 10 will undoubtedly include Maserati, The Shins, BRMC, and Porcupine Tree. I’ll probably post my final list of favorites in late December.

As always, I am sure there will be albums I forgot about or just never got around to hearing.

What are some of your favorites of 2007? Post below.

Tags: Miscellaneous · Music

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jeff // Nov 17, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    In no particular order…

    The Damnwells – Air Stereo
    Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    The Broken West – I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
    Fountains of Wayne – Traffic and Weather
    Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
    Scott Matthews – Passing Stranger


    orange is in – Come and Take It – natch! 🙂

    Like usual, I found a lot of stuff this year that was released in 2006 as well.

  • 2 Jeremy // Nov 18, 2007 at 1:53 am

    Well, I’m trying to hold off on doing the list ’til the year’s actually over, but I’ve already started working on it in my head. Weirdly, this year saw a ton of awesome local releases: Bring Back The Guns, The Jonx, The Western Civilization, The Goods, The Riff Tiffs, LP4, Listen Listen, Arthur Yoria, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, etc.

    I think a lot of those’re gonna be high up on my list, plus these:

    American Steel, Destroy Their Future
    1997, A Better View of the Rising Moon
    Parts & Labor, Mapmaker
    Bloc Party, A Weekend in the City
    Bottomless Pit, Hammer of the Gods
    Meryll, Happened
    The Broken West, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
    Winterpills, The Light Divides
    Palomar, All things, forests

    Might run across some more before the end of the year, though…

  • 3 adam // Nov 18, 2007 at 11:22 am

    i’ve been spending the weekend trying to catch up on releases. this is what i have so far

    1 ) spank rock – fabriclive.33
    2 ) dan deacon – spiderman of the rings
    3 ) lebanon – planet rubble
    4 ) yacht – i believe in you, your magic is real
    5 ) klaxons – myths of the near future
    6 ) world’s end girlfriend – hurtbreak wonderland
    7 ) justice – cross
    8 ) parts and labor – mapmaker
    9 ) yndi halda – enjoy eternal bliss
    10) kashiwa daisuke – program music I
    11) beirut – lon gisland ep
    12) octopus project – hello, avalanche!
    13) radiohead – in rainbows
    14) panda bear – person pitch
    15) black moth super rainbow – dandilion gum
    16) gowns – red state
    17) best fwends – alphabetically arranged
    18) chromeo – fancy footwork
    19) the show is the rainbow – gymnasia
    20) bonde do role – with lazers

  • 4 David // Nov 18, 2007 at 11:39 am

    I also like Amy Winehouse’s Black To Black and Wolf & Cub’s Vessels. And that Octopus Project & Klaxons are good as well. Forgot about them.

  • 5 Adam P. Newton // Nov 20, 2007 at 12:18 am

    In no particular order….

    Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
    LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
    Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
    Maylene & The Sons of Disaster – II
    Radiohead – In Rainbows
    BSS Presents: Kevin Drew – Spirit If…
    Joanna Newsom – Joanna Newsom & the Ys Street Band EP
    Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
    Justice – Cross Symbol Thingy

  • 6 Mattydigs // Dec 27, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    So in no particular order:

    Battles – Mirrored
    Akron/Family – Love is Simple
    Shugo Tokumaru – Exit
    Everything, Now! – Ugly Magic
    YACHT – I believe in You, Your Magic is Real
    Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover

    Hmmmm… still thinkin’ bout this one…..

    Just to let everyone know: 1.the newest black moth super rainbow album sucked. There is 1 good song. It uses all the same effects and sounds(and not nearly as well) from “At War with the Mystics” .
    Also I’m terribly confused as to why Akron Family – “Love is Simple” is being unanimously slept on by the entire blogosphere for best of ’07. At the worst it is still top 10. It’s sequenced perfectly it’s got all the hills and valleys. It awes, it rocks, it contemplates. It’s a spiritual experience unto itself.

    On Another random note here is an obscure classic from the early seventies that makes me think beatles schmeatles. Yea…it’s that good. It’s McDonald & Giles self titled album. For those of you not familiar they were in a ‘lil ol band called KING CRIMSON.



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