Paste just published their Top 100 albums of 2007. I find it a little alarming (and maybe I’m just behind the times a bit, for a 29 year old), that there are enough new albums coming out each year that there can be a distinguished list of the Top 100 – not of all time, not of the decade, but of 1 year!!!
Anyway, I’m glad to see several great artists and albums in the Top 10 (a much more telling number in my opinion, than 100). Iron and Wine came in at #10 with The Sheperhd’s Dog (a great album definitely worth getting or checking out). Wilco was ranked #7 with Sky Blue Sky (good). I love – LOVE – that The Arcade Fire was ranked #2 with Neon Bible. But again in my opinion, this should have been #1. It is a fantastic album, with each song balancing fine musicianship, catchy (non-popy) tunes, and penetrating and soul-bearing lyrics.
My only complaint with the list (other than 100 is too many), is that Radiohead wasn’t in the Top 10; they came in at #12. I know these things are subjective, but c’mon! In Rainbows is a great Radiohead album (which is saying alot), and definitely one of the better ones of 2007! Check out the list for yourself (here).