The Best Albums of 2007

From 2007, dance music started gaining popularity in North America with dance-pop hits by artists such as the pop singer Rihanna’s song “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Disturbia”. Hilary Duff in her album Dignity has changed her style from pop-rock to the more contemporary electropop, to go with the current trends. Auto-Tune became popular by mid-2007, with R&B artist T-Pain starting the craze. Auto-Tune was popular in the earlier part of the decade as well (primarily in 2000 and 2001), but then only called “synthesizer” and it was used casually as just an effect. Artists such as Daft Punk, Eiffel 65, *NSYNC, 98 Degrees, Willa Ford, and even Faith Hill have used Auto-Tune in their songs. Here are all of 2007 albums ranked.

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10. Person Pitch (Panda Bear)

“Psychedelic harmonies looping through my head making colors from sound… If the Beach Boys were still active today they would be trying to emulate this. It’s at times sparse and dreamy and at other times jaunty and rhythmic. The percussive beats and electronic accompaniments envelope the harmonies perfectly making this album a contemporary classic.”

9. Untrue (Burial)

“Dark, atmospheric genius. Still feels so mysterious after countless listens, with more and more layers being uncovered upon returns to the project. Especially recommend listening to in the early hours of the morning.”

8. Strawberry Jam (Animal Collective)

“Strawberry Jam doesn’t taste of strawberry jam. But it does sound like strawberry jam. The textures are thick and intricate, somehow warm, fluid, and metallic at the same time underneath a fuzzy coating. Digging deeper into the songs uncovers some brilliant songwriting with playful, almost childlike melody at its core.”

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7. Oracular Spectacular (MGMT)

“Three solid gold hits (Time to Pretend, Kids, Electric Feel) and the rest not really up to half the standard. Especially toward the end of the album. Thankfully they went on to make better and more consistent albums.”

6. Favourite Worst Nightmare (Arctic Monkeys)

“One of the most consistently good albums ever. If you took out “The Bad Thing” and “Old Yellow Bricks” this album would actually be perfect. Unfortunately, those two tracks somewhat bring down the overall quality. But despite that, this record is phenomenal and is incredibly listenable.”

5. Boxer (The National)

“This album sort of sums up what my life is right now: soft, beautiful, but slightly troubling. The hints of darkness pocketed throughout the album are what gives the moments of stark wholesomeness, like that of the chorus on green gloves & brainy.”

4. Neon Bible (Arcade Fire)

“The most underrated album from Arcade Fire. It is really up to par with Funeral and The suburbs both of which are more recognized as classic albums. Neon Bible has a distinctive sound and each track are good with a couple of standout tracks like Keep the car running, black wave/bad vibration, the well and the lighthouse, windowsill and no cargo.”

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3. Sound Of Silver (LCD Soundsystem)

“LCD is surely one of the most Rock’n’Roll bands of electronic music. James Murphy is one of my favorite singers of the last decades. If the first eponymous opus released in 2004 was not perfectly finalized despite the undeniable qualities, “Sound Of Silver” marks an essential step for LCD Soundsystem, but especially for the advent of electro-rock. Murphy, the most charismatic leader in recent years, pays homage to his idols, Brian Eno and David Bowie while keeping a modern and never heard sound.”

2. For Emma, Forever Ago (Bon Iver)

“Bon Iver is undoubtedly the best folk band of the last decades. “For Emma, Forever Ago” is their masterpiece. This album exudes a soft, greyish, snowy, and melancholy atmosphere. This folk is minimal but also intelligent, Justin Vernon (singer-songwriter) is an accomplished musician who really has a writing talent. This album is extraordinary, beautiful, and addictive!”

1. In Rainbows (Radiohead)

“The warm embrace that In Rainbows provides is a welcomed outlier amidst a catalog fearful of the outside world and entrenched in emotional isolation. On the album, Radiohead doesn’t create panic over climate change like on Kid A. They don’t warn of a technology-driven future due to human complacency and they don’t protest the political direction of world powers like on Hail to the Thief.”