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The Top 45 Albums Worth Your Dime in 2007

The Top 45 Albums Worth Your Dime in 2007

It was a big year for “blog pop,” not a great year for hip-hop and modern rock. But the year was still packed with amazing releases. I’ve done my best to narrow down the hundreds of albums I picked up in 2007, to hopefully reflect what my year in music sounded like. Starting with the best and working my way down. I also include here, a list of the best reissues and compilations. In some cases, they were even better than new studio releases. I look forward to new releases scheduled for next year, and I’ll be back with more installments of “Five Albums Worth Your Dime.” In the meantime, here’s my top picks for 2007:


1. Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dandelion Gum
2. Stars, In Our Bedroom After The War
3. Radiohead, In Rainbows
4. Kanye West, Graduation
5. The New Pornographers, Challengers
6. Ola Podrida, Ola Podrida
7. Bright Eyes, Cassadega
8. M.I.A., Kala
9. Mark Ronson, Version
10. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
11. Grinderman, Grinderman
12. Yeasayer, All Hour Cymbals
13. Film School, Hideout
14. Feist, The Reminder
15. Against Me!, New Wave
16. Maps, We Can Create
17. Iron & Wine, The Shepherd’s Dog
18. Great Northern, Trading Twilight for Daylight
19. Peter Bjorn & John, Writer’s Block
20. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
21. Dizzee Rascal, Maths & English
22. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
23. Menomena, Friend and Foe
24. The National, Boxer
25. Rilo Kiley, Under the Blacklight
26. Panda Bear, Person Pitch
27. The White Stripes, Icky Thump
28. Bruce Springsteen, Magic
29. Wu-Tang Clan, 8 Diagrams
30. Interpol, Our Love to Admire
31. Rich Boy, Rich Boy
32. Battles, Mirrored
33. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
34. The Octopus Project, Hello Avalanche
35. The Cinematic Orchestra, Ma Fleur


1. Lewis Taylor, The Lost Album
2. Various Artists, Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration
3. Various Artists, Well Deep: Ten Years of Dada Records
4. Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains the Same (Remastered/Expanded)
5. Various Artists, I’m Not There Original Soundtrack
6. U2, The Joshua Tree (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
7. Various Artists, Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul
8. Bobb Trimble, Iron Curtain Innocence
9. Various Artists, Kurt Cobain About A Son: Music From the Motion Picture
10. Various Artists, Joe Meek’s Freakbeat: 30 Freakbeat, Mod and R&B Nuggets

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