Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2007



LIST SUMMARY
List Rating
75
255 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Alternative Rock (6), Indie Rock (6), Indie Pop (5), Hip Hop (5), Soul (3), Folk (3), Rock (3), Pop (3), Punk (2), R&B (2), Singer-Songwriter (2), Psychedelic Rock (1), Indietronica (1), Stoner Metal (1), Country (1), Classic Rock (1), Industrial Rock (1), Electropop (1), Garage Rock (1), Alt-Country (1), Dance Punk (1)

1. M.I.A. - Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
August 21, 2007
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
90
11 reviews
USER SCORE
87
65 ratings

2. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
October 2, 2007
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
7 reviews
USER SCORE
76
11 ratings

3. Jay Z - American Gangster

Jay Z - American Gangster
November 6, 2007
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
82
13 reviews
USER SCORE
79
9 ratings

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
14 reviews
USER SCORE
85
150 ratings

5. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82
95 ratings

6. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
14 reviews
USER SCORE
91
200 ratings

7. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Dance Punk
CRITIC SCORE
87
14 reviews
USER SCORE
90
120 ratings

8. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight

Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
August 21, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
10 reviews
USER SCORE
68
9 ratings

9. Against Me! - New Wave

Against Me! - New Wave
July 10, 2007
Punk
CRITIC SCORE
70
7 reviews
USER SCORE
69
9 ratings

10. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
July 10, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
10 reviews
USER SCORE
87
40 ratings

11. John Fogerty - Revival

John Fogerty - Revival
October 2, 2007
Classic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
4 reviews
USER SCORE
58
1 rating

12. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
April 10, 2007
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
78
12 ratings

13. Lily Allen - Alright, Still

Lily Allen - Alright, Still
January 30, 2006
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
10 reviews
USER SCORE
83
21 ratings

14. Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!

Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!
July 10, 2007
CRITIC SCORE
66
4 reviews
USER SCORE
71
4 ratings

15. Common - Finding Forever

Common - Finding Forever
July 31, 2007
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
72
8 reviews
USER SCORE
66
6 ratings

16. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
September 18, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
80
3 ratings

17. The White Stripes - Icky Thump

The White Stripes - Icky Thump
June 19, 2007
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
13 reviews
USER SCORE
82
44 ratings

18. Lucinda Williams - West

Lucinda Williams - West
February 13, 2007
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
56
4 reviews
USER SCORE
55
2 ratings

19. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
September 25, 2007
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
72
11 reviews
USER SCORE
86
1 rating

20. Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening

Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening
September 25, 2007
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

21. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero

Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
April 17, 2007
Industrial Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
8 reviews
USER SCORE
80
17 ratings

22. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
June 5, 2007
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
9 reviews
USER SCORE
90
2 ratings

23. 1990s - Cookies

1990s - Cookies
July 31, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
85
1 rating

24. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
October 23, 2007
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
79
2 ratings

25. Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight

Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
54
5 reviews
USER SCORE
60
22 ratings

26. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
May 1, 2007
Country
CRITIC SCORE
77
3 reviews
USER SCORE
69
3 ratings

27. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
January 1, 2007
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
3 reviews
USER SCORE
54
4 ratings

28. The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder

The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
February 6, 2007
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
77
7 reviews
USER SCORE
76
2 ratings

29. Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains

Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains
December 18, 2007
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
82
3 reviews
USER SCORE
82
1 rating

30. Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka

Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka
October 30, 2007
CRITIC SCORE
70
2 reviews
USER SCORE
60
1 rating

31. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
April 3, 2007
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73
21 ratings

32. Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long

Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long
May 22, 2007
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
4 reviews
USER SCORE
75
8 ratings

33. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price - Last of the Breed

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price - Last of the Breed
March 20, 2007
CRITIC SCORE
64
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

34. Chris Brown - Exclusive

Chris Brown - Exclusive
November 6, 2007
R&B
CRITIC SCORE
67
3 reviews
USER SCORE
64
9 ratings

35. Feist - The Reminder

Feist - The Reminder
May 1, 2007
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
12 reviews
USER SCORE
86
56 ratings

36. Alicia Keys - As I Am

Alicia Keys - As I Am
November 13, 2007
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
66
5 reviews
USER SCORE
74
7 ratings

37. Down - Over the Under

Down - Over the Under
September 25, 2007
Stoner Metal
CRITIC SCORE
50
2 reviews
USER SCORE
81
2 ratings

38. Imperial Teen - The Hair the TV the Baby & the Band

Imperial Teen - The Hair the TV the Baby & the Band
August 21, 2007
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
66
6 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

39. Dr. Dog - We All Belong

Dr. Dog - We All Belong
February 27, 2007
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
63
4 reviews
USER SCORE
82
1 rating

40. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
March 13, 2007
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80
31 ratings

41. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?

of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
January 23, 2007
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
11 reviews
USER SCORE
87
42 ratings

42. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81
25 ratings

43. The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist

The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
July 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
57
9 reviews
USER SCORE
59
12 ratings

44. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block

Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
August 14, 2006
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
7 reviews
USER SCORE
81
13 ratings

45. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
September 25, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
57
12 reviews
USER SCORE
68
17 ratings

46. Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
February 6, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
8 reviews
USER SCORE
82
11 ratings

47. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
October 9, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
10 reviews
USER SCORE
79
22 ratings

48. Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back

Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
April 24, 2007
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
70
3 reviews
USER SCORE
70
1 rating

49. Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times

Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times
September 18, 2007
Punk
CRITIC SCORE
70
3 reviews
USER SCORE
71
2 ratings

50. Britney Spears - Blackout

Britney Spears - Blackout
October 30, 2007
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
60
6 reviews
USER SCORE
72
16 ratings

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