Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Top 25 Albums of 2007 : Year of the Indie

Well it is that time again , my yearly post or my top albums of the year. Apparently i listened to more indie music this year than ever before...but first the ones that were good but not quite good enough:

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare, Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist, Powderfinger - Dream Days at The Hotel Existence, The Shins - Wincing The Night Away, Travis - The Boy, The Kooks - Inside/Out, Matt Nathanson- Some Mad Hope

now...The Top 25:

25. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

24. Silverchair - Young Modern

23. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero

22. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City

21. Apostle of Hustle - National Anthem of Nowhere

20. Derek Webb - The Ringing Bell

19. Ted Leo / Pharmacists - Living With The Living

18. Battles - Mirrored

17. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

16. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

15. Interpol - Our Love To Admire

14. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

13. Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

12. Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight

11. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

10. Fiction Plane - Left Side of The Brain

9. Athlete - Beyond The Neighborhood

8. Menomena - Friend and Foe

7. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger

6. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

5. The White Stripes - Icky Thump

4. The Editors - An End Has A Start

3. Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild

2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows


Colin Monaghan said...

I gotta tell you, I just don't get it. Everywhere I look, Rainbows is the top album of the year. And yet, everytime a song from Rainbows pops up on my random play, I skip it. Because it's boring, directionless and forgettable. I know, every music-person disagrees with me, but someone had to say it.

Most of the others look good and some I don't know but will check out...

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Colin Monaghan said...

I'm not sure where these would fall, but I think I'd put all of them on the top 25. Definitely, Andrew Bird, Josh Ritter and Modest Mouse...

Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
The National - Boxer
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
The Broken West - I Can't Go In I'll Go On
Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

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