31 Best Albums Of 2007

Last year, as you’ll recall, I listed 31 of my favourite records of the year: 30 great ones and 1 that made it over and above the rest as my absolute fave. (Sloooooo-aaaaan!!)

This year it has yet again been my distinct pleasure to hear a lot of great music, and so I bravely forge forward with the 31 Best Records Of 2007. This project is entirely for your edification, because I’m sure you care more about what I think than what any of the other zillion people making similar lists on their web sites might think. And for that I thank you, Faithful KMA Readers.

What’s also really funny about these lists is that I haven’t even reviewed all of my favourite records from this year (found in the following list) on this site. Yet. I mean, how could you, Dear Reader, know that I liked a record if I didn’t even take the time to tell you about it in these pages? Well, rest assured that if I can get the time, I will surely write about every record that makes it into my ears, but I hear so much music all the time that, well, I’d have to sit here and write about music non-stop just to keep up. Believe me, if I could find a way to pay the rent while doing so, I would! But until then, you’ll just have to trust me.

And now, the big unveiling…

This year was a tie, folks. I have 2 favourite records from 2007. (Can he do that? Of course he can!)

I asked myself which of these records was in my stereo the most this year, and which one made me happiest. I tried to be as honest as possible, thinking maybe one would stand out as just that little bit more awesome than the other… But no, they are both completely stellar, flawless records by extremely talented artists that completely deserve the top spot. These discs are so filled with awesomeness I get giddy just thinking about them.  Ready? Go!

Hands-Down Best Albums Of 2007:

Carolyn Mark – Nothing Is Free   and   Immaculate Machine – Fables

29 Other Ass-Kickers (in no particular order):

Weakerthans – Reunion Tour
Buck 65 – Situation
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
radiohead – In Rainbows
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Jukebox Explosion
Various Artists – The Secret Sessions (Rheostatics Tribute)
Ford Pier – Organ Farming
Robert Pollard – Coast To Coast Carpet Of Love
Pearl Jam – Live At The Gorge
Rush – Snakes And Arrows
Feist – The Reminder
Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Tegan And Sara – The Con
New Pornographers – Challengers
Robert Pollard – Silverfish Trivia
Grinderman – Grinderman
Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild
Neil Young – Live At Massey Hall 1971
White Stripes – Icky Thump
Guided By Voices – Live From Austin TX, Austin City Limits
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Neko Case – Live From Austin, TX
Robert Pollard – Standard Gargoyle Decisions
Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
Rufus Wainwright – Release The Stars
Charlotte Gainsbourg – 5:55
Circus Devils – Sgt. Disco
Robert Pollard – Crickets: The Best Of The Fading Captain Series
 

Missing ‘Cos I Don’t Have Them Yet (But I Will, Oh Yes!):

National – Boxer
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Shins – Wincing The Night Away
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Magic
Rilo Kiley – Under The Blacklight
PJ Harvey – White Chalk
Kings Of Leon – Because Of The Times
Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Do Make Say Think – You, You’re A History In Rust

… and probably a bazillion and a half others. At least.

2 thoughts on “31 Best Albums Of 2007

    1. keepsmealive says:

      Thanks for checking out the blog and following, Stephen! Yeah, the MM was great, and I just replayed the radiohead recently and it stood up. Spoon, however, I’ll need to get a replacement copy so I can hear it again. Hope you enjoy!

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