List: best albums of 2007

I am going through withdrawal from no longer compiling my top 100 of 2000-2006, and there have been so many spectacular releases this year, even a quarter of the way through it. My end of the year list is gonna be hard. Also, notice how a majority of the best stuff* is from British bands.

The best so far:
BLONDE REDHEAD, 23
THE VEILS; Nux Vomica*
PATRICK WOLF, The Magic Position*
BLOC PARTY, A Weekend in the City*
THE VIEW; Hats Off to the Buskers*
TRAVIS, The Boy WIth No Name*
THE RAKES; Ten New Messages*
SHOUT OUT LOUDS; Our Ill Wills+
CALLA. Strenght in Numbers
FRATELLIS; Costello Music*
THE PONYS; Turn the Lights Out
AMY WINEHOUSE, Back in Black*
IDLEWILD; Make a New WOrld*
THE COMAS; Spells
THE NOISETTES; What Time Is it Mr. Wolf?*
TORI AMOS; American Doll Posse
NINE INCH NAILS, Year Zero
FALL OUT BOY; Infinity on High
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, Baby 81
MONSTERS ARE WAITING; Fascination

Ai’ght:
THE CONCRETS, Hey Trouble
THE NATIONAL; The Boxer
KLAXONS, Myths of the Near Future*
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE; Era Vultaris
YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO; They Came From the Sun*
THE ACADEMY IS; Santi
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE QUEEN, self-titled*
CUT CITY; Exit Decades+
THE DETROIT COBRAS; Tired and True
HANDSOME FURS; PLAGUE PARK
YOUNG LOVE, Too Young to Fight It
THE ACADEMY IS…, Santi
THE CLIENTELE, God Save the Clientele
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, Release the Stars
PETER BJORN AND JOHN, Writer’s Block+
TRANS AM; Sex Change
MENOMENA; Friend and Foe
DEERHOOF; Friend Opportunity
APPLES IN STEREO, New Magnetic Wonder
ALKALINE TRIO, Remains
APPARAT; Walls

The overhyped, the overrated, and the bad:
THE HORRORS, Strangehouse
KINGS OF LEON; Because of the Times
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA; I’m like a virgin losing a child*
FIELD MUSIC; Tones of Town
KAISER CHIEFS; Yours, truly, angry mob*
ARCADE FIRE; Neon Bible
GOOD CHARLOTTE; Good Morning Revival
AVRIL LAVIGNE; THe Best Damn Thing
BRIGHT EYES; Cassadaga
STARS; Do You Trust Your Friends?
THE ARCADE FIRE, Neon Bible
TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS; Living with the Living
PANDA BEAR; Person Pitch
OF MONTREAL; Hissing Fauna, are You the Destroyer?
THE MOONEY SUZUKI; Have Mercy
MIKA; Life in Cartoon Motion
LCD SOUNDSYSTEN; Sounds of Silver
LOW, Drums and Guns
AS TALL AS LIONS; As Tall As Lions
BJORK; Volta
THE HIGHER; On FIre
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH; Some Loud Thunder

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7 thoughts on “List: best albums of 2007

  1. Travis, really? I like first single “Closer.” I’ll have to check it out. Blonde Redhead is good. I have it in my “to be reviewed” pile. Too bad you don’t like Kaiser Chiefs–I thought it was pretty good.

    How come you haven’t weighed in on the new Arctic Monkeys yet? My take: It sounds just like the last album. You can listen over and over and never come up with a favorite song, because it’s all pretty much the same.

  2. Dude your list sux. Maybe the worst on the internet I’ve seen. I like nearly everything in your overhyped, overrrated and bad list.And I’m not a music critic, no.

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