The list author says: "Everybody has their year end lists, so here's mine. Please keep in mind that this is a "best albums of 2007" list and not best breakthrough band or single or anything else. Oh yeah, and I put them out of order."
"At first listen you might mistake Thrice for "modern rock" or "post-metal" garbage, but this is the album where they have clearly stepped into a league of their own, with possibly some of the most well-read lyrical poetry of this decade."
"Damon Albarn has shown he is a trully prolific musician, and while there were certainly more eventful albums to come out this year, mature songs often equate to much more timelessness than all the attention grabbing stuff."
"I was not one of those people who was blown away by "Funeral," but "Neon Bible" is simply undeniable. Somehow they managed to refashion the music of America's Heartland in a way that still works for the Eurocentric art school crowd."
"This hit me right between the eyes the first time I heard it and it only gets better with each listen, as does EL-P with each album. I have followed this guy's career since Company Flow and I have no clue why some CoFlo fans talk down on this release."