Best Of 2007

Well, I’ve created this music blog for myself and I’m not sure where exactly to start. For the most part, I will be discussing NEW music, and a lot of local music too… but I think first I’ll share my picks for the top albums of 2007. I consider the 25 I bolded to be especially exceptional. Check them out if you haven’t yet.

THE SHINS – Wincing The Night Away
BAND OF HORSES – Cease To Begin
IRON & WINE – The Shepherd’s Dog
JOHN VANDERSLICE – Emerald City
MATT POND PA – Last Light
FEIST – The Reminder
JOSH RITTER – The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
THE NATIONAL – Boxer
DR. DOG – We All Belong
RADIOHEAD – In Rainbows
JOSE GONZALEZ – In Our Nature
TEGAN AND SARA – The Con
ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS – Raising Sand
VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Vampire Weekend
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “I’m Not There” [Soundtrack]
PETER BJORN & JOHN – Writer’s Block
ST. VINCENT – Marry Me
THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS – Challengers
ERIC HUTCHINSON – Sounds Like This
EMMA POLLOCK – Watch the Fireworks
LUKE TEMPLE – Snowbeast
JENNY OWEN YOUNGS – Batten the Hatches
DAVID VANDERVELDE – Moonstation House Band
INGRID MICHAELSON – Girls & Boys
ARCADE FIRE – Neon Bible

SIGUR ROS – Hvarf-Heim
BISHOP ALLEN – The Broken String
RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND – Patience on Friday
WILLY MASON – If the Ocean Gets Rough
THE EVERYDAY VISUALS – Things Will Look Up
WILCO – Sky Blue Sky
JOSH ROUSE – Country Mouse City House
NICOLE ATKINS – Neptune City
TUNNG – Good Arrows
SPOON – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
JESCA HOOP – Kismet
MENOMENA – Friend and Foe
COCONUT RECORDS – Nighttiming
TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS – Touch and Go
FIONN REGAN – The End of History
OKKERVIL RIVER – The Stage Names
ANDREW BIRD – Armchair Apocrypha
THE WEAKERTHANS – Reunion Tour
DEVENDRA BANHART – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
JENS LEKMAN – Night Falls Over Kortedala
BEIRUT – The Flying Club Cup
WEEN – La Cucaracha
STARS – In Our Bedroom After The War
A FINE FRENZY – One Cell In The Sea
MIEKA PAULEY – Elijah Drop Your Gun
MAGNET – Lonely No More
FERRABY LIONHEART – Catch the Brass Ring
XAVIER RUDD – White Moth
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Magic
ELVIS PERKINS – Ash Wednesday
BLONDE REDHEAD – 23
BRIGHT EYES – Cassadaga
BEN LEE – Ripe
RYAN ADAMS – Easy Tiger
EARLIMART – Mentor Tormentor
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS – 100 Days, 100 Nights
LORI MCKENNA – Unglamorous
ROGUE WAVE – Asleep At Heaven’s Gate
ZAP MAMA – Supermoon
SHOUT OUT LOUDS – Our Ill Wills

Feel free to agree or disagree with my picks… let me know if I’m missing out on any sweet albums that came out last year.

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