I now present to you my favorite albums of 2007:
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
After their last album, I didn't have super high hopes for this one, but it surprised me and I couldn't stop listening to it after I first bought it.
M.I.A. - Kala
Yummy dance tunes that are also good for running. "Paper Planes" is one of my favorite songs of the year.
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
This is a really nice collection of pop tunes.
Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
Saving Rock and Roll in America
Radiohead - In Rainbows
One of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard.
Albums I liked, but didn't make the top:
Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
because I heart Trent Reznor. Survivalism is one of the best songs he's written in a long time.
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
"North American Scum" is one of my favorite singles of 2007
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
A pretty summer album, but a kind of boring Wilco record. Still, it's nice.
Albums I've heard and liked, but have yet to buy:
Iron and Wine - The Shepard's Dog
Liars - Mute
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Disappointing Albums of 2007:
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Sounded like it was produced in a water tank. Some of the songs are good, but the sound is so awfully muffled that it's distracting.
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Sounds too blah. I am willing to give this one another shot though.
Bjork - Volta
Loved "Earth Intruders". The rest of the album was only kind of interesting though.