Best Alternative Rock of 2007


1. Person Pitch
Person Pitch
~ Panda Bear
4.3 out of 5 stars (51 customer reviews)
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Paw Tracks
April 9, 2007
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As a member of the acclaimed Animal Collective, Noah Lennox (a.k.a. Panda Bear) has for years been making music that mixes experimental structures with a pure '60s pop sensibility. On his second solo album of looped and layered experimental post-pop, he sh... Read more

2. In Our Bedroom After the War
In Our Bedroom After the War
~ Stars
4.4 out of 5 stars (32 customer reviews)
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Arts & Crafts
September 25, 2007
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Montreal's Stars are certainly a theatrical bunch (and not just because co-frontman Torquil Campbell is also an actor). Their passionate delivery of love and breakup songs--often sung dialogue-style between male frontman Campbell and female lead Amy Millan... Read more

3. Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
~ The Besnard Lakes
4.3 out of 5 stars (13 customer reviews)
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Jagjaguwar
February 20, 2007
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It's not too hard to imagine what the Besnard Lakes' record collection might look like after hearing the eight songs here--the Beach Boys and Spiritualized taking position somewhere near the front--but that doesn't break the tantalizing spell cast by the M... Read more

4. Cryptograms
Cryptograms
~ Deerhunter
4.2 out of 5 stars (9 customer reviews)
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Kranky
February 6, 2007
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Deerhunter's artsy second full-length record is about contrast; dissonant but melodic, loud and bold yet dreamy and peaceful. Like ... Read more

5. Fur & Gold
Fur & Gold
~ Bat for Lashes
4.3 out of 5 stars (47 customer reviews)
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Parlophone
July 31, 2007
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Look at Natasha Khan, with her Cleopatra shawl and elfish hair, on the cover of ... Read more

6. God Save the Clientele
God Save the Clientele
~ Clientele
4.6 out of 5 stars (10 customer reviews)
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Merge Records
May 8, 2007
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God Save the Clientele has better manners than the London quartet's previous release Strange Geometry, with a little less reverb and tighter production. But it's a very similar record. The band continues to mine '60s-era British pop, drawing heavily on the traditions of Fairport Convention and the invasion rush ... Read more

7. Dropping the Writ
Dropping the Writ
~ Cass McCombs
4.4 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
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Domino
October 9, 2007
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Armed with a deep fount of Catholic lyrical references and a falsetto that could charm the chastity belt off of a 19th-century Puritan, Cass McCombs sculpts a cozy little niche among the fickle crevasses of contemporary Americana. Though the ceaseless poun... Read more

8. Our Love to Admire
Our Love to Admire
~ Interpol
4.0 out of 5 stars (118 customer reviews)
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Capitol Records
July 10, 2007
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Moving up to a major label has hardly lifted Interpol's spirits. This is a good thing. Even with the twisted Wild Kingdom album cover and bassist Carlos Dengler's unexpected Wild West makeover, on its third studio album the black-clad New York quartet s... Read more

9. Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer
Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer
~ of Montreal
4.6 out of 5 stars (45 customer reviews)
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Polyvinyl Records
January 23, 2007
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At first they were very twee. Then they were disco-punk, sort of. And now they are one. Kevin Barnes, this enigmatic band's prolific singer-songwriter, wrote and recorded much of this album alone, though he did enlist the help of a few friends (Alabee Blon... Read more

10. Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Jam
~ Animal Collective
4.2 out of 5 stars (39 customer reviews)
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Domino
September 11, 2007
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Animal Collective takes up where they left off with 2005's ... Read more