Monday, December 31, 2007

Best Albums of 2007

Anxiously waiting for grades to come through is driving me crazy so, to divert myself, I've been playing my PSP, reading Gravity's Rainbow, and compiling a list of my favorite albums from the year.

Final:

1. Burial - Untrue
2. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
3. Einstürzende Neubauten - Alles Wieder Offen
4. The Budos Band - The Budos Band II
5. David Lynch - Inland Empire OST
6. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
7. The National - Boxer
8. Om - Pilgrimage
9. Angels of Light - We Are Him
10. BoyfriendGirlfriend - Names Names
11. M.I.A. - Kala
12. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
13. Dyme Def - Space Music
14. The New Pornographers - Challengers
15. The Mary Onettes - The Mary Onettes
16. Thurston - Trees Outside The Academy
17. Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
18. John Wiese - Soft Punk
19. Melt-Banana - Bambi's Dilemma
20. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde
21. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls with Sand
22. Glass Candy - Beatbox
23. Eluvium - Copia
24. Nest - Trail of the Unwary (Special Edition)
25. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
26. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
27. Swallow The Sun - Hope
28. Gowns - Red State
29. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
30. José González - In Our Nature
31. Unsane - Visqueen
32. Artymove - Bones
33. Swod - Sekunden
34. Justice - Cross
35. Throbbing Gristle - Part Two: The Endless Not
36. Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
37. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
38. Woods - At Rear House
39. Omni. - Attained and Unattained
40. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
41. Prodigy - Return of the Mac
42. William Basinski - El Camino Real
43. Boxcutter - Glyphic
44. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
45. Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm
46. Jens Lekman - Night Falls over Kortedala
47. Kinski - Down Below It's Chaos
48. Kanye West - Graduation
49. Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today
50. Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye

Honorable mentions I didn't have room for but were still cool:

Various Artists - Top Shelf 8/8/88 (allegedly a lost mixtape from the 80's but I'm convinced that it's a hoax that came out in 2007. Fucking awesome Hip Hop from some old school names)
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer
Liars - Liars
Dave Gahan - Hourglass
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Melee Beats - Bel Esteem
Efdemin - Efdemin
Chamillionaire - Ultimate Victory
Goldmund - Two Point Discrimination
Battles - Mirrored