So, despite the fact that there seems to be a list of just about everything these days, we here at ENS have never been shy about throwing one together. So far, 2007 has been a year very rich in new music in my opinion, and while there were some disappointments, there were also some big surprises and some band returning to form. Below, are my top 10 album of 2007 for the first half of the year, should be fun to compare this list to the one we compile at years end.
10. J Roddy Walston & The Business – Hail Mega Boyz
Baltimore’s best unsigned band have released the best self released album so far this year
9. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
While this is no Funeral, it deserves praise and attention for what it is, an excellent effort
8. Feist – The Reminder
Former BSS siren comes of age on major label debut, all around brilliant
7. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
Wilco – One True Vine (Sky Blue Sky B-Side) MP3
Many say Wilco goes soft, but it is the very definition of a grower, and has done just that for me
6. Art Brut – It’s A Bit Complicated
Maybe the album that is the most fun so far this year
5. The Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
Came out of nowhere, and wowed us
4. The Bees – Octupus
Throwback sunny melodies show these guys at their best on Octupus
3. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
His most consistent effort is also his most polished, an all around great disc
Armchair Apocrypha Reviewed…
2. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The most succinct and excellent album we have heard so far this year, short but very sweet
1. The National – Boxer
How can a handful of mid-tempo tunes become our frontrunner? With the heartbeat percussion and all around amazing vocals and lyrics, why not?
Just missed the cut, could make the year end list, albums from…..
The White Stripes –
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