Best Albums of 2007

A Listmania! list by Neil Pickering (United States)
 
Sound of Silver
1.  Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "James Murphy's new croon is a major improvement from the group's 2005 debut. These songs not only are dancable, but are listenable. Sound of Silver is an instant classic and one of the best albums of the decade.
"Someone Great""
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Boxer
2.  Boxer by The National
The list author says:
  "This one is a grower, much like their previous release "Alligator". The National have finally released their masterpiece.
"Mistaken For Strangers""
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In Rainbows
3.  In Rainbows by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "After years of releasing frustrating electronic/ alternative albums, Radiohead have finally made the album that should have followed Ok Computer.
"Reckoner""
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Neon Bible
4.  Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "An almost impossible feet to overcome, but The Arcade Fire prove they can make an album just as strong as 2004's Funeral.
"Antichrist Television Blues""
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Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5.  Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
The list author says:
  "Its funky, its soulful, its playful, and most of all, its solid from start to finish.
"The Underdog""
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Graduation
6.  Graduation by Kanye West
The list author says:
  "Kanye explores new ground with a more synth based beat and it's refreshing. West is unstopable right now and he shows the game why hes one of the best rappers alive.
"The Glory""
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Strawberry Jam
7.  Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "Strawberry Jam is definitly the bands most accesible release date. Each member brings a vital presence to the album, especially Panda Bear.
"For Reverend Green""
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Cease to Begin
8.  Cease to Begin by Band of Horses
The list author says:
  "Theres alot of beautiful melodies on this album making it more immediate than their debut. This could be something of a breakout moment for Band of Horses.
"The General Specific""
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Person Pitch
9.  Person Pitch by Panda Bear
The list author says:
  "Noah Lennox has never sounded so glorious before. Every song here feels warm and welcoming with it's glowy samples.
"Bros""
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American Gangster
10.  American Gangster by Jay-Z
The list author says:
  "American Gangster definitly is the return to form after the failure that Kingdom Come was. Its an exciting listen which brings back the Reasonable Doubt days. Jay-Z churns out another classic and the best hip hop release of the year.
"Roc Boys (The Winner is)""
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Kala
11.  Kala by M.I.A.
The list author says:
  "I wasn't a huge fan of Arular or even M.I.A. back in 2005. But Kala is just too good for me to deny this masterpiece.
"Paper Planes""
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Favourite Worst Nightmare
12.  Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
The list author says:
  "By no means have the Arctic Monkeys fallen under the curse of the sophomore slump. The percussion section is tighter and Alex Turner's voice is becoming stronger every song he writes.
"Flourescent Adolescent""
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Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer
13.  Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer by of Montreal
The list author says:
  "This is good acid poppy fun. While it is a very dark record for Of Montreal, its sugarcoded with upbeat tempos and sing along melodies.
"A Sentence Of Sorts In Kongsvinger""
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Liars
14.  Liars by Liars
The list author says:
  "The Liars have warmly welcomed back their spectacular guitar sound.
"Freak Out""
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Cassadaga
15.  Cassadaga by Bright Eyes
The list author says:
  "Maybe Not as brilliant as "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning." But this album sure has its moments of genius. Conor Oberst has explored the country genre much better than I had thought he would.
"Four Winds""
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Our Love to Admire
16.  Our Love to Admire by Interpol
The list author says:
  "On their major label debut Interpol mix up their formula a little bit. For the most part though, its a classic sounding Interpol record.
"Pace Is The Trick""
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Sky Blue Sky
17.  Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
The list author says:
  "Wilco shows much more maturity on Sky Blue Sky. It may not as be as exciting as their older material but its still an impressive album.
"Impossible Germany""
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Night Falls Over Kortedala
18.  Night Falls Over Kortedala by Jens Lekman
The list author says:
  "I nicely crafted pop album. Every song is a gem.
"The Opposite of Hallelujah""
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We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
19.  We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
The list author says:
  "Isack Brock and fellow band mates have matched the sequel to "Good News For People Who Love Bad News." For people who listen to this album it can only be good news.
"Dashboard""
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Men's Needs Women's Needs Whatever
20.  Men's Needs Women's Needs Whatever by The Cribs
The list author says:
  "These garage rock brits come back with help from Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand on their third album. Not every song is a winner but the highs overcome the lows.
"Our Bovine Public""
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Writer's Block (LTD Edition with Bonus Disc)
21.  Writer's Block (LTD Edition with Bonus Disc) by Peter Bjorn and John
The list author says:
  "The Swedish trio make their most consistent record on Writer's Block. Many songs on here like "Young Folks" or "Object of My Aflection" are instant pop jems.
"Young Folks""
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Magic
22.  Magic by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  ""Springsteen hits every right note. Magic is just like any other classic that the Boss has churned out."
"You'll Be Coming Home""
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Under The Black Light
23.  Under The Black Light by Rilo Kiley
The list author says:
  "Jenny Lewis and her bandmates have made their breakout record. At times it sounds like i'm listening to Fleetwood Mac.
"Silver Lining""
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Wincing the Night Away
24.  Wincing the Night Away by The Shins
The list author says:
  "The Shins strike gold again with their third release. My only complaint is the weak closing of the album.
"Sleeping Lessons""
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Icky Thump
25.  Icky Thump by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "This good old Jack and Meg White team keeps on raising the bar for great rock tunes of the 21st century. The guitar playing is much more fun than 2005's Get Behind Me Satan.
"You Don't Know What Love Is(You Do as Your Told)""
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Ear Drum
26.  Ear Drum by Talib Kweli
The list author says:
  "The album that fans have been waiting for. Talib proves to be the inspirational rapper that he was on "Quality".
-In The Mood"
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God Save the Clientele
27.  God Save the Clientele by Clientele
The list author says:
  "It's much more upbeat and poppier than anything they've ever released, not to metion its also better.
"Bookshop Cassanova""
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Yours to Keep
28.  Yours to Keep by Albert Hammond Jr.
The list author says:
  "This record is poppier than the Strokes's "First Impressions of Earth" and a little better.
"101""
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The Reminder
29.  The Reminder by Feist
The list author says:
  "I think she just became one of indie rock's finest female vocalists.
"1234""
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Calling the World
30.  Calling the World by Rooney
The list author says:
  "Calling the World could quite possibly be the best pop album of the year. They've made the record that Weezer should have made after "Maladroit."
"When did your heart go missing?""
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New Wave
31.  New Wave by Against Me!
The list author says:
  "New Wave is one of the best rock records of the year. Against Me! will be doing some serious damgage in the future.
"Thrash Unreal""
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T.I. Vs Tip
32.  T.I. Vs Tip by T.I.
The list author says:
  "As T.I. states in "Help is on the way" that hip hop is dying and hes on the way to save it; is actually the truth after listening to all 18 of these great tracks. This is "King" volume 2.
"You Know What It Is""
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Cookies
33.  Cookies by 1990s
The list author says:
  "Cookies is a strong debut from this scottish band. The formula is simple on this record and filled with great hooks.
"You're supposed to be my  friend""
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Good Bad Not Evil
34.  Good Bad Not Evil by Black Lips
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Let's Stay Friends
35.  Let's Stay Friends by Les Savy Fav
The list author says:
  "These art rockers really know how to rock.
"What Would Wolves Do?""
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The Sun And The Moon
36.  The Sun And The Moon by The Bravery
The list author says:
  "This is radio friendly rock. Much of "The Sun and The Moon's" lyrics are silly and ridiculous but its just too dang catchy to let go of.
"Time Won't Let Me Go""
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The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
37.  The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter by Josh Ritter
The list author says:
  "Much more energized than his debut. Its an interesting step forward in the decade's genre of folk.
"Right Moves""
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Stage Names
38.  Stage Names by Okkervil River
The list author says:
  "An Arcade Fire grand sound is presented through this album. Definitly worthy of a listen.
"A Hand To Take A Hold of the Scene""
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Good Shoes
39.  Good Shoes by Shoes
The list author says:
  "Just another one of those great debuts from a British band imitating every other British band.
-Photos on my wall"
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Back to Black
40.  Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
The list author says:
  "Amy Winehouse brings a certain kind of soul I haven't heard in years. It brings me joy that Winehouse has found a way to hit it big in the states and the billboard charts.
"Back To Black""
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