My top 20+ albums of 2007


Dez 13 2007, 1h50

Since I was filling out my ballot for the top albums of 2007 on the Current website, I figured I'd post my top 20 here in order starting with the favorite.

1 - Sondre Lerche and The Faces Down | ]Phantom Punch

Up until a few months ago I had never heard of Sondre. I stumbled into finding his music (long story) and now I can not stop playing it…especially Phantom Punch – his main release this year (the 2nd being the Dan in Real Life soundtrack). The tunes are so catchy it's dangerous! His live show (solo) was also quite impressive. His voice, rhythm, and guitar playing were amazing and his fun personality added to the show as well. I was stunned how well he captured the energy of the Phantom Punch songs as a solitary dude bopping around on the stage. I ended up buying 3 of his other albums after getting this one. Be warned they are very different than this one. The Duper Sessions is pretty much straight up lounge/jazz type stuff, which is wonderful for more mellow times, but doesn't have the punch Punch has (ok, that was bad!! – but true).

Anyway, the other 19 were pretty darn great as well…

2 - Tegan & Sara | The Con
3 - The New Pornographers | Challengers
4 - Brenda Weiler | End the Rain
5 - Josh Ritter | The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
6 - Andrew Bird | Armchair Apocrypha
7 - Eisley | Combinations
8 - Storyhill | Storyhill
9 - Fountains of Wayne | Traffic And Weather
10 - JoAnna James | Back Of My Mind
11 - Dan Wilson | Free Life
12 - Rilo Kiley | Under The Blacklight
13 - Brandi Carlile | The Story
14 - Peter Bjorn and John | Writer's Block
15 - Feist | The Reminder
16 - Romantica | America
17 - Rogue Wave | Asleep at Heaven's Gate
18 - Over the Rhine | The Trumpet Child
19 - Modest Mouse | We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
20 - The Shins | Wincing The Night Away

The voting only allowed 20, but honorable mentions go to:

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
Son Volt – The Search
Lovedrug - Everything Starts Where It Ends
Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob


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