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The Best Rock Albums of 2007

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Best of Rock 2007
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    8/10
  1. Burning Star Core: Operator Dead Post Abandoned (No Quarter)
    7.5/10
  2. Bad Statistics: Static (Kraak)
  3. Elegi: Sistereis (Miasmah)
  4. Panda Bear: Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)
  5. Alcest: Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (Prophecy)
  6. Gnaw Their Tongues: An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood (Roadburn)
  7. Religious Knives: Remains (No Fun)
  8. Grails: Burning Off Impurities (Temporary Residence)
  9. LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 (DFA)
  10. Suishou No Fune: Prayer for Chibi (Holy Mountain)
  11. DJ Hidden: The Later After (Ad Noiseam)
  12. Wraiths: Plaguebearer (Paradigms)
  13. St Vincent: Marry Me (Beggars Banquet)
  14. Battles: Mirrored (Warp)
  15. Gultskra Artikler: Kasha Iz Topora (Miasmah)
  16. Pantha Du Prince: This Bliss (Dial)
    7/10
  17. Castanets: In The Vines (Asthmatic Kitty)
  18. Light Of Shipwreck: From The Idle Cylinders (Crucial Bliss)
  19. Alfredo Costa-Monteiro: Epicycle (Etude)
  20. Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (Merge)
  21. Grouper: Cover The Windows And Walls (Root Strata)
  22. Ahousen: Ahousen (PFS)
  23. Sir Richard Bishop: While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (Locust Music)
  24. Shit And Shine: Cunts With Roses (Noisestar Music)
  25. KTL: KTL 2 (Editions Mego)
  26. A Sunny Day In Glasgow: Scribble Mural Comic Journal (Notenuf)
  27. Dead C: Future Artists (Ba Da Bing)
  28. Deerhunter: Cryptograms (Kranky)
  29. LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver (DFA)
  30. Besnard Lakes: Are The Dark Horse (Jagjaguwar)
  31. Acid Mothers Temple: Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo (Ace Fu)
  32. Aidan Baker: Noise Of Silence (Hyperblasted)
  33. Far Corner: Endangered (Cuneiform)
  34. National: Boxer (Beggars Banquet)
  35. Coh: Strings (Raster Norton)
  36. Nadja: Thaumogenesis (Archive)
  37. CocoRosie: The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (Touch & Go)
  38. Explosions In The Sky: All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence)
  39. Okkervil River: The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar)
  40. Go Team: Proof Of Youth (Subpop)
  41. !!!: Myth Takes (Warp)
  42. Ocean Collective: Precambrian (Metal Blade)
  43. Expo 70: Animism (Kill Shamen)
  44. Emeralds: Allegory Of Allergies (Weird Forest)
  45. Gnaw Their Tongues: Reeking Pained And Shuddering (Paradigms)
  46. Yellow Swans: At All Ends (Load)
  47. Pussygutt: Sea Of Sand (Olde English Spelling Bee)
  48. CJA: Pink Metal (PseudoArcana)
  49. Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Heartcore (Leaf)
  50. Birchville Cat Motel: Birds Call Home Their Dead (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  51. Holy Fuck: LP (Young Turks)
  52. Marnie Stern: In Advance Of The Broken Arm (Kill Rock Stars)
  53. Njiqahdda: Njimajikal Arts (Njiijn Arts)
  54. Aluk Todolo: Descension (Public Guilt)
  55. Baroness: Red Record (Relapse)
  56. Expo '70: Mystical Amplification (Kill Shaman)
  57. Taken By Trees: Open Field (Rough Trade)
  58. Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals (Vital)
  59. Grinderman: Grinderman (Anti)
  60. Nihill: Krach (Monumentum)
  61. The-Dream: Love/Hate (Def Jam)
  62. Psychedelic Horseshit: Magic Flowers Droned (Siltbreeze)
  63. Yacht: I Believe in You Your Magic Is Real (Marriage)
  64. Sunroof: Panzer Division Lou Reed (VHF)
  65. Wildildlife: Six (Crucial Blast)
  66. JS666: I (Self)
  67. Me'Shell NdegeOcello: The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams (Bismillah)
  68. David Thomas Broughton David Thomas Broughton Vs. 7 Hertz (Acuarela)
  69. Maninkari: Le Diable Avec Ses Chevaux (Conspiracy)
  70. Fleshpress: Pillars (Kult Of Nihilow)
Playlist
  1. Shugo Tokumaru: Parachute
  2. JS666: Kay Sammakot Hiljaa Yossa
  3. Wold: Ray Of Gold
  4. Go Team: Doing it Right
  5. Yeasayer: Wait For The Summer
  6. LCD Soundsystem: All My Friends
  7. Alcest: Printemps Emeraude
  8. Arcade Fire: Intervention
  9. St Vincent: Now Now
  10. Blues Control: Boiled Peanuts
  11. Patty Griffin: Getting Ready
  12. Eyesores: Blue on White
  13. Band Of Horses: Ode to LRC
  14. Go Team: Grip Like A Vice
  15. !!!: Must Be The Moon
  16. Deerhunter: Cryptograms
  17. White Magic: Song Of Solomon
  18. Caribou: Desiree
  19. Octopus Project: Truck
  20. A Place to Bury Strangers: Missing You
  21. Go Team: Universal Speech
  22. Ministry: Die In A Crash
  23. Caribou: Melody Day
  24. Holy Fuck: Lovely Allen
  25. White Stripes: You Don't Know What Love Is
  26. CocoRosie: Japan
  27. Health: Heaven
  28. Vocokesh: Once More Near the Beginning
  29. Arcade Fire: Antichrist Television Blues
  30. St Vincent: Jesus Saves I Spend
  31. Okkervil River: Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
  32. A Sunny Day In Glasgow: A Mundane Phonecall to Jack Parsons
  33. White Stripes: Rag & Bone
  34. Blonde Redhead: Top Ranking
  35. Arcade Fire: My Body Is A Cage
  36. Clientele: The Dance of Hours
  37. Octopus Project: Mmaj
  38. Patrick Wolf: Augustine
  39. Grinderman: Honey Bee
  40. Beirut: La Banlieu
  41. Jens Lekman: Shirin
  42. Castanets: Three Months Paid
  43. Alcest: Les Iris
  44. National: Slow Show
  45. Animal Collective: Unsolved Mysteries
  46. Andrew Bird: Scythian Empires
  47. Beirut: Cherbourg
  48. Liars: Freak Out
  49. Jens Lekman: Friday Night At The Drive-in Bingo
  50. Bug: Poison Dart
  51. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Visage Of The Fox
  52. Tegan and Sara: The Con
  53. Wildbirds & Peacedrums: The Ones That Should Save Me
  54. Horrors: Excellent Choice
  55. The-Dream: Ditch That
  56. M.I.A.: Jimmy
  57. Grouper: You Never Came
  58. New Pornographers: All The Old Showstoppers
  59. Clipd Beaks: Black Glass
  60. Peste Noire: Amour Ne M'amoit Ne Je Li
  61. MGMT: 4th Dimensional Transition
  62. Bruce Springsteen: I'll Work For You Love
  63. Marnie Stern: Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
  64. Yacht: We're Always Waiting
  65. Nekrasov: Toward The Black Pain Of The Body's Core
  66. Taken By Trees: Julia
  67. M.I.A.: Paper Planes
  68. MGMT: Weekend Wars
  69. Grouper: It Feels Alright
  70. Iron & Wine: Flightless Bird American Mouth
  71. Likke Li: Little Bit
  72. Castanets: Rain Will Come
  73. Frog Eyes: Reform The Countryside
  74. Parts & Labor: The Gold We're Digging

Extended tracks
  1. Panda Bear: Bros
  2. Light Of Shipwreck: I Swallowed And Am Swallowing The River Ganges
  3. Ahousen: Ophelia
  4. Burning Star Core: When The Tripods Came
  5. Dead C: Garage
  6. Acid Mothers Temple: Electric Psilocybin Flashback
  7. KTL: Theme
  8. Wraiths: Plaguebearer
  9. Nadja: Thaumogenesis
  10. Suishou No Fune: Till We Meet Again
  11. Expo 70: Mahogany Lake
  12. Sir Richard Bishop: Smashana
  13. Supersilent: 6
  14. David Thomas Broughton: No Great Shakes
  15. Light Of Shipwreck: I Watched And Am Watching A Cold Dead Sun Rise Then Explode
  16. LSD-march: Nikutai no Tubomi
  17. Yellow Swans: At All Ends
  18. David Sylvian: When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima
  19. Acid Mothers Temple: Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo
  20. Far Corner: Endangered
  21. Birchville Cat Motel: Her Anger Is Limitless
  22. James Blackshaw: Stained Glass Windows
  23. Jasper TX: Some Things Broken Some Things Lost
  24. Aluk Todolo: Obedience
  25. Silvester Anfang: Zoetieboelie Astrobrol
  26. Sunroof: Slew Plateaus
  27. Of Montreal: The Past Is a Grotesque Animal
  28. Shellac: The End Of Radio
  29. Suishou No Fune: Prayer
  30. Bob Wiseman: Man of Misery
  31. Dungen: Mon Amour
  32. High Mountain Tempel: Drugsmeditationhypnosis
  33. Dalek: Abandoned Language
  34. Expo 70: Shape Shifting Mountain Mover
  35. Dan Deacon: Wham City
  36. Silvester Anfang: Konfituur Voor De Satanjeugd
  37. Mike Hansen: The Alarm Went Off Sooner Than Expected
  38. KTL: Paratrooper
  39. Sunroof: Stairways And Terraces
  40. Explosions In The Sky: The Birth And Death Of The Day
  41. Silvester Anfang: Burned Alive At The Stake
  42. A Broken Consort: Something Fell
  43. Suishou No Fune: Resurrection Night
  44. Expo '70: Luminous Phenomena Reacting To The Precognition Of Psychokinesis
  45. Stars of the Lid: Even If You're Never Awake
  46. Vic Chesnutt: Debriefing
  47. White Hills: Left Behind
  48. Birchville Cat Motel: Birds Call Home Their Dead
  49. Suishou No Fune: A Midnight Ode - Like The Wind
  50. Troum: Shutun
  51. Aidan Baker: Noise Of Silence
  52. Akron Family: Lake Song
  53. Aluk Todolo: Disease
  54. David Thomas Broughton: River Outlet
  55. High Mountain Tempel: Dispatch 23 from the Kali Yuga
  56. Billy Bao: Accumulation
  57. Wraiths: Bone Flutes & Skull Drums
  58. Arbouretum: The Rise
  59. Pantha Du Prince: Walden 2
  60. Acid Mothers Temple: Electric Psilocybin Flashback
  61. Religious Knives: Blackbird
  62. Njiqahdda: Blue Wintry Days
  63. Wolves In The Throne Room: I Will Lay Down My Bones
  64. Emeralds: Mistakes
  65. Oren Ambarchi: Fever A Warm Poison
  66. Nihill: Gnosis
  67. Gregg Kowalsky: Psalm 118
  68. Alva Noto: Haliod Xerrox Copy 1
  69. Sunroof: Slew Plateaus #2
  70. Peter Wright: At Last New Dawn
  71. Grails: Outer Banks
  72. Mark McGuire: Along The Coral Reef
  73. Earthless: Godspeed
  74. Zs: Z Is For Zone
  75. DJ Hidden: Death Seer
  76. Pussygutt: Pavour Nocturnus
  77. Funeralium: Light Crisis
  78. Maninkari: Ota
  79. White Hills: Visions Of The Past Present And Future
  80. Fleshpress: Omega Monolith
Jazz
  1. Hilmar Jensson: Meg Nem Sa (Skirl)
  2. Agusti Martinez: Are Spirits What I Hear (Etude)

By genre:

Songwriters
  1. Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum)

Post-rock
  1. Battles: Mirrored (Warp)
Psychedelia

Electronica

Progressive
  1. Far Corner: Endangered (Cuneiform)

Punk/hardcore

Dance
Heavy rock

Instrumental
  1. Explosions In The Sky: All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence)

By country:

Britain
  1. Shit And Shine: Cunts With Roses (Noisestar Music)

Germany
Japan

Rest of Europe
Australia

Canada

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