Friday, January 23, 2009

OK, as promised: 2007’s Top Albums

1. Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (Merge)
2. M.I.A.: Kala (Interscope)
3. Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta! (Side One Dummy)
4. The Apples in Stereo: New Magnetic Wonder (Yep Roc)
5. Lil Wayne: Da Drought 3 (Purloined Datadisc)
6. Fountains of Wayne: Traffic and Weather (Virgin)
7. Balkan Beat Box: Nu Med (JDub)
8. Les Savy Fav: Let's Stay Friends (Frenchkiss)
9. African Pearls 1: Rumba on the River (Syllart)
10. Authenticité: The Sylliphone Years (Stern's Africa)
11. Rilo Kiley: Under the Backlight (Warner Bros.)
12. Wussy: Left for Dead (Shake It)
13. Youssou N'Dour: Rokku Mi Rakka (Give and Take) (Nonesuch)
14. Lily Allen: Alright, Still (Capitol)
15. Los Campesinos!: Sticking Fingers Into Sockets (Arts & Crafts)
16. Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before the Ship Ever Sank (Epic)
17. Bright Eyes: Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
18. White Stripes: Icky Thump (Warner Bros.)
19. Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Sony/BMG Nashville)
20. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Some Loud Thunder (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
21. Kanye West: Graduation (Roc-A-Fella)
22. Brakes: The Beatific Visions (Rough Trade)
23. Jill Scott: The Real Thing (Hidden Beach)
24. Lori McKenna: Unglamorous (Warner Bros.)
25. Nellie McKay: Obligatory Villagers (Hungry Mouse)

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