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    Best Albums of 2007

    Just a couple weeks left in the year so I think it's safe to break out the countdown lists. What were everyone's favorite albums of the year? Top five for me which I can't really decide on an order for:

    The National - Boxer
    Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
    The Rakes - Ten New Messages
    The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
    Tegan and Sara - The Con

    I also liked Kanye West, Jens Lekman and Immaculate Machine among others. Most of those are under the radar but hopefully that won't stifle the discussion!


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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    I really didn't buy that many CDs this year - only three that I can think of. Chevelle's Vena Sera IMO was kind of a step down from both Wonder What's Next and This Type Of Thinking... (kind of disappointed by that CD), both The White Stripes' Icky Thump and My Chemical Romance's Black Parade was more of the good stuff out of them. Still debating whether I want to pick up the new CDs Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether, and Evanescence. Looking forward to when Tool or A Perfect Circle comes out with a new album (IMO APC needs to step up from Emotive - I found it disappointing and rarely listen to it).


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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    Some of my favorites of the year:

    Feist - The Reminder
    JJ Gray and Mofro - Country Ghetto
    New Pornographers - Challengers
    Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
    Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
    White Stripes - Icky Thump



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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    The National - Boxer
    Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
    The Rakes - Ten New Messages
    The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
    Tegan and Sara - The Con

    I also liked Kanye West, Jens Lekman and Immaculate Machine among others. Most of those are under the radar but hopefully that won't stifle the discussion!
    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    Some of my favorites of the year:

    Feist - The Reminder
    JJ Gray and Mofro - Country Ghetto
    New Pornographers - Challengers
    Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
    Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
    White Stripes - Icky Thump
    Is it bad that I've only heard of 5 of these bands/people, and have only listened to music from one of them!

    I haven't been able to listen to music much in the past few months, so I don't know what's new out there, but I'll agree with jdogg on this: Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether, and Evanescence.


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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    Springsteen's "Magic" (my avatar made me do it)...Magic really is one of Springsteen's best...



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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Springsteen's "Magic" (my avatar made me do it)...Magic really is one of Springsteen's best...
    I would really have to agree with this. After a couple of "head scratchers" (Devils and Dust and Seeger Sessions) Bruce came back with a vengence with his best effort in over 20 years. The E Street Band has never sounded better and Bruce has written a collection of songs that rival his best work.



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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    White Stripes, "Icky Thump"
    Queens of the Stone Age, "Era Vulgaris"
    Ryan Adams, "Easy Tiger"
    Spoon, "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga"


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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    Pernice Brothers "Live a Little" (actually late 2006)
    Rilo Kiley "Under the Blacklight"
    Ryan Adams "Easy Tiger"
    Josh Ritter "The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter"


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    Re: Best Albums of 2007

    One I forgot to mention earlier - Flyleaf's self-titled album. That's pretty good.


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