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

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

    7/10
  1. Antripodean Collective: The Massacre of the Egos
  2. Hilmar Jensson: Meg Nem Sa (Skirl)
  3. Agusti Martinez: Are Spirits What I Hear (Etude)
  4. Robert Glasper: In My Element

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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