BEST OF 2007

40 BEST ALBUMS OF 2007

For my top 40, I include indie and major label, rock and rap, and everything in between. The only requirement is that I have to have heard it. Be warned: Radiohead isn’t here, and neither are many albums you’re gonna tell me I’m crazy to have overlooked. If it ain’t here, I just didn’t dig it enough or I just didn’t hear it. I’ll be filling in this list throughout December, with individual posts on many of the listed artists.

1. Spoon-Ga Ga Ga Ga (Year-end post)

2. Amy Winehouse-Back to Back (Year-end post)

3. Brother Ali-Undisputed Truth (Plus bonus disc) (review)

4. Josh Ritter-The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter

5. Ghostface Killah-Big Doe Rehab. (Year-end post)

6. Band of Horses-Cease to Begin (Review)

7. Voxtrot-Voxtrot. (review) (YEP)

8. Arcade Fire-Neon Bible (Year-end post)

9. Albert Hammond, Jr.-Yours to Keep (Review)

10. MF Grimm-The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man (review) (year end post)

11. Modest Mouse-We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

12. NaS-Hip Hop…; Jay-Z-Amer. Gangster; Kanye West-Graduation (YEP)

13. Kings of Leon-Because of the Times. (year-end post)

14. Bloc Party-A Weekend in the City (year-end post).

15. Cave Singers-Invitation Songs.

16. Dungen-Tio Bitar (review) (year-end post)

17. Bettye LaVette-Scene of the Crime (Review) (Year-end post)

18. Okkervil River-The Stage Names (year-end post)

19. Kate Nash-Made of Bricks (Year-end post)

20. The Arctic Monkeys-Favourite Worst Nightmare (year-end post)

21. Wu Tang Clan-The 8 Diagrams. (Year-end post)

22. The Deadstring Brothers-Silver Mountain (review).

23. Ryan Adams-Easy Tiger (year-end post)

24. The Foo Fighters-Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace.

25. Johnette Napolitano-Scarred (year -endpost)

26. Boot Camp Clik-Casualties of War (year end post)

27. Stephen Marley-Mind Control (year-end post)

28. Hard Fi-Once Upon a Time in the West (review) (year-end post)

29. Soulsavers-It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s How You Land (review) (YEP)

30. Of Montreal-Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (year-end post)

31. Chrisopher Blue-Room Tones (review).

32. Robbers on High Street-Grand Animals (year -end post)

33. Brad Sweitzer-Stove and Taker. (review) (year-end post)

34. The Broken West-I Can’t Go On I’ll Go On (review) ((year-end post)

35. Tripwires-Makes You Look Around (year-end post)

36. Yeasayer-All Hour Cymbals (year-end post)

37. Jason Isbell-Sirens of the Ditch (review) (year-end post)

38. Deep Dark Woods-Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (review) (year-end post)

39. Parkas-Put Your Head In The Lion’s Mouth (review) (year-end post)

40. Blitzen Trapper-Wild Mountain Nation (review) (year-end post)

OTHER AWARDS

TOP 20 SONGS OF 2007

(In no particular order).

(Read the Post)

1. I Feel Like Dying-Lil’ Wayne.

2. Da Art of Storytelling Part 4-Outkast.

3. Cheekbone Hollows-The Child Ballads.

4. You Got Yr Cherrybomb-Spoon.

5. Duffle Bag Boyz-Playaz Circle and Lil’ Wayne.

6. I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You-Black Kids.

7. Is There a Ghost?-Band of Horses.

8. International Player’s Anthem-UGK and OutKast.

9. Stronger-Kanye West.

10. The Hucklebuck Slice-Blockhead.

11. Underwater (You and Me)-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

12. Dumb it Down-Lupe Fiasco.

13. Skinny Love-Bon Iver.

14. Battles-Atlas.

15. Talkin’ Smart Project Pat and Pimp C.

16. American Dreaming-Jay-Z and Marvin Gaye.

17. Black Republican-NaS and Jay-Z.

18. Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)-Sandro Perri & Friends.

19. I’ve Seen It All (Bjork cover)-Bonnie Prince Billy.

20. To Know Him is to Love Him-Amy Winehouse.

TOP 10 INDIE DEBUT ALBUMS OF 2007

(read the post!)

1. Marnie Stern-In Advance of the Broken Arm (review).

2. Scissors for Lefty-Underhanded Romance (review).

3. Thailand-Motorcade (review).

4. Y Society-Travel At Your Own Pace.

5. The Blakes<-Self Titled

6. White Rabbits-Fort Nightly (review).

7. Bat for Lashes-Fur and Gold.

8. George Byrne-Foreign Water (Review)

9. Eastern Conference Champions-Ameritown. (Review) (Best of 2007 So Far)

10. Vampire Weekend-The Blue CDR. (Review)

BEST EPs OF 2007 (read the post!)

1. Atmosphere-Sad Clown Bad Summer (Review).

2. New York Fund-Guns (Original review).

3. Black Kids-Wizard of Ahhhhs.

4. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Is is.

5. Illinois-What The Hell Do I Know? Review.

6. The Features-Contrast (Review).

BEST REMIXES AND REISSUES (read the post!)

1. Where Are They Now?-NaS

2. Division Day-Beartrap Island

3. Boot Camp Clik-Still for the People.

4. The Killers-Sawdust (Review)

5. DJ Muggs vs. GZA-Grandmasters The Remix Album.

6. Radio 1’s Live Lounge – Volume 2.

7. Os Mutantes-Everything Is Possible!

8. Counting Crows-August and Everything After (Deluxe Edition)

9. E.S.G.-Come Away with ESG

10. Metric-Grow Up and Blow Away.

BEST AND WORST DISTRIBUTION PLANS (read the post!)

TOP TEN POLITICAL SONGS(Read the post!)

1. Arcade Fire-Windowstill

2. Black Lips-Katrina.

3. Louisiana Purchase-Akir with Immortal Technique, Mojo, and Poison Pen.

4. Illegal Attacks-Ian Brown with Sinead O’Connor.

5. Why Do Men Fight?-Carbon/Silicon.

6. Dumb It Down-Lupe Fiasco.

7. Read a Book-Bomani “D’Mite” Armah.

8. Talking Old Soldiers-Bettye LaVette.

9. Black Republican-NaS and Jay-Z.

10. Gunships-Bedouin Soundclash.

THE BIG BEST OF 2007 T.V. POST

THE YEAR IN MOVIES

THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS OF 2007 (AND WHAT TO BUY INSTEAD)

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