Friday, January 4, 2008

HARP Top 50 albums of 2007

The December issue of Harp gives their top fifty albums of 2007.

What do y'all think? — What are your recommendations?

1 okkervil river, the stage names
2 band of horses, cease to begin
3 iron & wine, the shepherd's dog
4 future clouds & radar, future clouds & radar
5 feist, the reminder
6 spoon, ga ga ga ga
7 radiohead, in rainbows
8 arcade fire, neon bible
9 neil young, chrome dreams II
10 jason isbell, sirens of the ditch
11 white stripes, icky trump
12 devendra banhart, smokey rolls down thunder canyon
13 avett brothers, emotionalism
14 the shins, wincing the night away
15 the new pornographers, challengers
16 wilco, sky blue sky
17 the good, the bad & the queen, the good, the bad & the queen
18 georgie james, places
19 bruce springsteen, magic
20 rilo kiley, under the blacklight
21 the national, boxer
22 ted leo & the pharmacists, living with the living
23 bill callahan, woke on a whale heart
24 m.i.a, kala
25 jesse sykes and the sweet hereafter, like, love, lust and the open halls of the soul
26 steve earle, washington square serenade
27 of montreal, hissing fauna, are you the destroyer?
28 grace porter & the nocturnals, this is somewhere
29 kings of leon, because of the times
30 grinderman, grinderman
31 robert wyatt, comicopera
32 broken social scene presents: kevin drew
33 st. vincent, marry me
34 ryan adams, easy tiger
35 animal collective, strawberry jam
36 bright eyes, cassadaga
37 rufus wainwright, release the stars
38 eleni mandell, miracle of five
39 patty griffin, children running through
40 ian hunter, shrunken heads
41 dr. dog, we all belong
42 mavis staples, we'll never turn back
43 explosions in the sky, all of a sudden i miss everyone
44 beirut, the flying club cup
45 bettye lavette, the scene of the crime
46 manu chao, la radiolina
47 yeasayer, all hour cymballs
48 oakley hall, i'll follow you
49 sharon jones & the dap-kings, 100 days, 100 nights
50 tunng, good arrows