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Top ten records of 2007

Just as last year, it’s time to take a look at my favorite albums released in 2007. And the winners are…

  1. Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
  2. Skinny Puppy – Mythmaker
  3. Combichrist – What The Fuck is Wrong With You People?
  4. Air – Pocket Symphony
  5. Björk – Volta
  6. Emigrate – Emigrate
  7. Cirkus – Laylower
  8. Tom McRae – King of Cards
  9. Kent – Tillbaka till samtiden
  10. SITD – Bestie:Mench

I’ve been listening to quite a few albums in 2007. Not quite making it to Top Ten are nice albums such as

  • PJ Harvey – White Chalk
  • Dave Gahan – Hourglass
  • Asombria – Base ii
  • Marilyn Manson – Eat Me Drink Me
  • Rabia Sorda – Metodos Del Caos
  • Familjen – Det snurrar i min skalle
  • Depressive Art – Bye Bye Dear Everything
  • Funker Vogt – Aviator
  • Recoil – subHuman
  • Grendel – Harsch Generation
  • Radiohead – In Rainbows
  • Mr Jones Machine – Återvändsgränd
  • VNV Nation – Judgement
  • Ministry – The Last Sucker
  • José González – In Our Nature
  • Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
  • Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
  • Sambassadeur – Migration
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Téo & Téa
  • Manu Chao – La Radiolina
  • Erasure – Light at the End of the World
  • Vive la Fete – Jour de Chance
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Zeitgeist
  • Bruce Springsteen – Magic
  • DeVision – Noob

…and more. Some have been excluded, such as remix albums. For instance, the NIN remix album “Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D” had some really good tracks but only remixes.

4 comments

  • avatar
    Mandus
    04 Jan, 2008

    My top10 (not sorted) for 2007 would be:
    Jamie T – Panic Prevention
    Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
    The Field – From Here We Go To Sublime
    Digitalism – Idealism
    MSTRKRFT – The Looks
    Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
    Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
    Mika – Life In Cartoon Motion
    The Rakes – Ten New Messages
    Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
    — The nice albums —
    Caribou – Andorra
    Aril Brikha – Ex Machina
    Bonde Do Role – with Lasers
    The Pigeon Detectives – Wait for Me
    Hoosiers – The Trick To Life
    Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
    The Go! Team – Proof of Youth
    The Hives – The Black And White Album
    Kate Nash – Made Of Bricks
    Hug – Heroes
    Mumm-Ra – These Things Move in Threes

  • avatar
    04 Jan, 2008

    Interesting, there’s a lot of albums on your list that I’ve missed. Have to look them up now.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • avatar
    Mandus
    07 Jan, 2008

    Thank you!
    Earlier today I had a look at some (mostly mainstream) of the upcoming releases in the coming months and found roughly ten records I’m curious to find out more about.
    Listening to some new stuff from Hot Chip now, sounds nice.

  • avatar
    07 Jan, 2008

    I haven’t heard the new single from Hot Chip but The Warning was a fine album, so I’ll be watching out for Made In The Dark.

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