My favourite albums of 2007
I added more than 50 albums to iTunes during 2007. The availability of so much good new music through services such as eMusic is heartening, but also means I didn’t listen to some of those 50 albums quite as much as I might have in previous years. But, after a couple of weeks deliberation, I’ve picked my favourite ten, which are:
- Armchair Apocrypha — Andrew Bird
- Happy Ending — The Phoenix Foundation
- Boxer — The National
- Untrue — Burial
- Night Falls Over Kortedala — Jens Lekman
- The Reminder — Feist
- Songs From A Dictaphone — SJD
- God Save The Clientele — The Clientele
- Past, Present, Future — Tiki
- Neon Bible — Arcade Fire
These were the albums I connected with most. Narrowly missing the cut, but deserving of mention, are: Cassadaga by Bright Eyes, Distance And Time by Fink, The Flying Club Cup by Beirut, The Stage Names by Okkervil River and Cease To Begin by Band of Horses.
I also liked new albums from The New Pornographers, The Shins, Ferraby Lionheart, Wilco and The White Stripes, but as has been noted elsewhere, many of the year’s big-name releases either failed to make essential listening (Radiohead, Bloc Party) or just weren’t my thing (Panda Bear, Battles).