Best Albums of 2007 with MP3’s

by oz on December 16, 2007

Here’s the series of posts if you’d like the lengthy version of our top albums of 2007 with cover art, videos and mp3’s.‚  I’ve summed it all up below.
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41-50

1. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
2. The National – Boxer
3. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
4. Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
5. Port O’Brien – The Wind and the Swell
6. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
7. Ha Ha Tonka – Buckle in the Bible Belt
8. O’Death – Head Home
9. Elvis Perkins – Ash Wednesday
10. Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
11. The Avett Brothers – Emotionalism
12. Mother Hips – Kiss the Crystal Flake
13. Radiohead – In Rainbows
14. Bruce Springsteen – Magic
15. Menomena – Friend and Foe
16. Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
17. Kings of Leon – Because of the Times
18. Great Lake Swimmers – Ongiara
19. Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
20. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
21. Or, the Whale – Light Poles and Pines
22. White Stripes – Icky Thump
23. Golden Bear – To the Farthest Star
24. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga
25. Ryan Bingham – Mescalito
26. Vietnam – Vietnam
27. Dr. Dog – We All Belong
28. Deadstring Brothers – Silver Mountain
29. Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild
30. Jason Isbell – Sirens of the Ditch
31. Radio Moscow – Radio Moscow
32. Wrinkle Neck Mules – The Wicks Have Met
33. Ola Podrida – Ola Podrida
34. Bishop Allen – The Broken String
35. Nathaniel Mayer – Why Don’t You Give It To Me?
36. The Sadies – New Seasons
37. Your 33 Black Angels – Lonely Street
38. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
39. Two Cow Garage – Three
40. Grayson Capps – Songbones
41. Pale Young Gentlemen
42. The Record Low
43. The 1900’s – Cold & Kind
44. The Cave Singers – Invitation Songs
45. The Snake The Cross The Crown – Cotton Teeth
46. Felice Brothers – Tonight at the Arizona
47. Soulsavers – It’s Not How Far You Fall, It’s Where You Land
48. The Parson Red Heads – King Giraffe
49. Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond
50. Spider Bags – A Celebration of Hunger

Okkervil River – Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe

The National – Fake Empire

Ryan Adams – Two

Ryan Adams – Everybody Knows

Band of Horses – Is There a Ghost

Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today

Exclusive: Ha Ha Tonka – St. Nick on the Fourth in a Ferver

O’Death – Down to Rest

O’Death – All the World

Elvis Perkins – Without Love

Josh Ritter – To the Dogs or Whoever

Josh Ritter – The Temptation of Adam (Live from the El Rey Theatre)

Josh Ritter – The River

The Avett Brothers – Will You Return?

The Mother Hips – Time Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear

Menomena – Wet and Rusting

Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation

Iron and Wine – Boy With a Coin

Iron and Wine – Innocent Bones

Andrew Bird – Heretics

Or, the Whale – Call and Response

Golden Bear – Darkness Sets In

Spoon – The Underdog

Vietnam – Priest, Poet and the Pig (from Daytrotter)

Dr. Dog – Worst Trip

Deadstring Brothers – Meet Me Down at the Heavy Load

Jason Isbell – Dress Blues

Radio Moscow – Frustrating Sound

Ola Podrida – Cindy

Bishop Allen – Rain

Bishop Allen – Click Click Click Click

Nathaniel Mayer – Lonely Man

The Shins – Phantom Limb

The Shins – Australia

Two Cow Garage – Should’ve California

Grayson Capps – I Can’t Hear You

Pale Young Gentlemen – Fraulein

The Record Low – Southern State (from HearYa Live Sessions)

The Record Low – Keep Up (from HearYa Live Sessions)

The 1900’s – When I Say Go

The Cave Singers – Seeds of Night

The Snake The Cross The Crown – Behold the River

Felice Brothers – Ballad of Lou the Welterweight

Soulsavers – Through My Sales

The Parson Red Heads – Forever

Spider Bags – Waking Up Drunk

Best EPs:

1. Alberta Cross – The Thief and the Heartbreaker
2. Tulsa – I Was Submerged
3. Ryan Adams – Follow the Lights
4. Illinois – What the Hell Do I Know?
5. Cracklin Moth – My Heart is Leaking
6. Sea Wolf – Get to the River Before it Runs Too Low
7. The Morning Pages – The Company You Keep
8. Plants and Animals – w/ Avec
9. The Rumble Strips – Alarm Clock
10. Arizona – Fameseeker and the Mono

Alberta Cross – Lucy Rider

Tulsa – #2

Ryan Adams – Dear John (Live)

Exclusive: Illinois – Alone Again (from the HearYa Live Sessions)

Cracklin Moth – My Heart is Leaking

Exclusive: Cracklin Moth – Eulogy for Bashu (from the HearYa Live Sessions)

Sea Wolf – You’re a Wolf (live from MOKB Sirius Blog Radio)

Exclusive: The Morning Pages – The Company You Keep (from the HearYa Live Sessions)

Plants and Animals – Lola Who?

Rumble Strips – Alarm Clock

Arizona – Thimble

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Tom December 16, 2007 at 8:16 pm

Just what i was looking for…I am trying to catch up on an entire year of music after one long year so will enjoy this list. Happy Holidays!

scott December 17, 2007 at 11:00 am

get that port o’brien!

smoke December 17, 2007 at 5:40 pm

3 Albums that should have made the list!!

Seabear-the ghost that carried us away.
MGMT-Oracular Spectacular
Bright Eyes- Casadaga

smoke December 17, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Make that 4 albums….

forgot to include
Deerhunter- Cryptograms

oz December 17, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Thanks for pointing those out, smoke. I dig the MGMT album, but honestly didn’t spend enough time with it. The same with Deerhunter.

I’ll need to check out Seabear this week. As for Bright Eyes…we’ll have to agree to disagree.

sara January 18, 2008 at 3:37 am

thank you, oz!

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