2007 Music

Top 10 (This one goes to 11) — My top album for 2007

My top 11 albums for the year. This list will change from time to time as I discover and love new albums. These are the albums that I listen to again and again.

  1. Lucinda Williams: West
  2. The Bird & The Bee
  3. Gretchen Peters: Burnt Toast and Offerings
  4. The White Stripes: Icky Thump
  5. Brandi Carlile: The Story
  6. The New Pornographers: Challengers
  7. Iron And Wine: The Shepherd’s Dog
  8. Fountains of Wayne: Traffic And Weather
  9. Caribou: Andorra
  10. Umphrey’s McGee: The Bottom Half
  11. Cowboy Junkies: At The End of Paths Taken

Other Albums

Other Albums I’ve listened to this year.


  • America: Here & Now
  • The Bird And The Bee 5 Stars
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Some Loud Thunder
  • Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity
  • The Early Years
  • The Good, The Bad & The Queen 4.5 Stars
  • James Yorkston: The Year Of The Leopard
  • John Mellencamp: Freedom’s Road
  • John Waite: Downtown – Journey Of A Heart
  • Norah Jones: Not Too Late 4 Stars
  • Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? 4 Stars
  • Paolo Nutini: These Streets
  • Peter Rowan And Tony Rice: Quartet
  • The Shins: Wincing The Night Away 4.5 Stars
  • The Six Parts Seven: Casually Smashed to Pieces 4.5 Stars
  • Sloan: Never Hear The End Of It
  • The Smithereens: Meet The Smithereens
  • Tom Brosseau: Grand Forks


  • The Apples in Stereo: New Magnetic Wonder
  • Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked Ladies Are Men
  • The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard lakes Are The Dark Horse
  • Bloc Party: A Weekend In The City
  • Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees [Remaster]
  • Charlie Louvin
  • Dean & Britta: Back Numbers
  • ELO: Balance of Power [Remaster] 5 Stars
  • ELO: Out Of The Blue [Remaster] 5 Stars
  • Explosions In The Sky: All Of ASudden I Miss Everyone
  • Fall Out Boy: Infinity On High
  • The Frames: The Cost
  • The High Llamas: Can Cladders 4.5 Stars
  • K-OS: Atlantis- Hymns for Disco
  • Loney, Dear: Loney, Noir
  • Lucinda Williams: West 5 Stars
  • M Ward: To Go Home EP
  • Money Mark: Brand New By Tomorrow
  • Nibs Van Deer Spuy: Beautiful Feet 4 Stars
  • Patty Griffin: Children Running Through
  • Peter Bjorn And John: Writer’s Block
  • Po’ Girl: Home To You
  • Rickie Lee Jones: Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
  • Sarah Shannon: City Morning Song
  • String: Songs From The Laybyrinth


  • Air: Pocket Symphony 4.5 Stars
  • Arcade Fire: Neon Bible 4 Stars
  • Mika: Life In Cartoon Motion 5 Stars


  • Avril Lavigne: The Best Damn Thing 3.5 Stars
  • Brandi Carlile: The Story 5 Stars
  • Cowboy Junkies: The End Of Paths Taken 4 Stars
  • Fountains Of Wayne: Traffic And Weather 5 Stars
  • Melee: Devils & Angels 3.5 Stars
  • Umphrey’s McGee: The Bottom Half 4.5 Stars


  • Great Lake Swimmers: Ongiara 4 Stars


  • John Doe: A Year in the Wilderness
  • Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full
  • Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad 3.5 Stars
  • Traveling Wilburys: Vol. 1 [Remaster] 5 Stars
  • Traveling Wilburys: Vol. 3 [Remaster] 5 Stars
  • The White Stripes: Icky Thump 5 Stars


  • Colbie Caillat: Coco
  • Great Lakes Myth Society: Compass Rose Bouquet
  • Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 4 Stars
  • St. Vincent: Marry Me
  • Ten Story Relapse: Antidisestablishmentarianism 4 Stars


  • Caribou: Andorra 5 Stars
  • Gretchen Peters: Burnt Toast and Offerings 5 Stars
  • Jim White & Nina Nastasia: You Follow Me
  • Minus The Bear: Planet of Ice
  • The New Pornographers: Challengers 5 Stars
  • Okkervil River: The Stage Names
  • Rilo Kiley: Under The Blacklight


  • Asobi Seksu: Stay Awake [Single] 4 Stars
  • The Bird And The Bee: Please Clap Your Hands 4 Stars
  • The Cave Singers: Invitation Songs 4 Stars
  • Emma Pollock: Watch The Fireworks 4 Stars
  • Iron And Wine: The Shepherd’s Dog 5 Stars
  • Joe Henry: Civilians 4 Stars
  • Songs Of Green Pheasant: Gyllyng Street 3.5 Stars
  • Stars: In Our Bedroom After The War 4 Stars
  • Thurston Moore: Trees Outside The Academy 3.5 Stars
  • Via Audio: Say Something Say Something Say Something 4 Stars


  • Annie Lennox: Annie Lennox
  • Band of Horses: Cease to Begin 4 Stars
  • Beirut: The Flying Club Cup 3 Stars
  • Cannonball Jane: Knees Up! 3 Stars
  • Celebration: The Modern Tribe
  • Cass McCombs: Dropping The Writ
  • Deon Blyan: Lessons (And Other Things Learned) 4 Stars
  • The Fiery Furnaces: Widow City 2 Stars
  • Jens Lekman: Your Arms Around Me 2.5 Stars
  • Mariee Sioux: Faces In The Rocks
  • Moby Grape: Moby Grape [Bonus Tracks]
  • Scout Niblett: This Fool Can Die Now 2 Stars
  • Vanessa Carlton: Heroes & Thieves 2.5 Stars
  • Will Hoge: Draw the Curtains 3 Stars
  • White Shoes & the Couples Company

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