Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2007

Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2007

50. Britney Spears - Blackout

Britney Spears - Blackout
October 30, 2007
Pop
Critic Score
60
11 reviews
User Score
75
56 reviews

49. Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times

Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times
September 18, 2007
Punk
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
74
3 reviews

48. Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back

Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
April 24, 2007
Soul
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
74
2 reviews

47. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
October 9, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
79
48 reviews

46. Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
February 6, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
74
12 reviews
User Score
72
33 reviews

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

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
September 25, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
62
17 reviews
User Score
66
46 reviews

44. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block

Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
August 14, 2006
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
79
31 reviews

43. The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist

The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
July 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
56
12 reviews
User Score
59
33 reviews

42. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
14 reviews
User Score
79
62 reviews

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

of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
January 23, 2007
Indie Pop
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
86
100 reviews

40. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
March 13, 2007
Soul
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
83
106 reviews

39. Dr. Dog - We All Belong

Dr. Dog - We All Belong
February 27, 2007
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
63
4 reviews
User Score
79
3 reviews

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
7 reviews
User Score
NR

37. Down - Over the Under

Down - Over the Under
September 25, 2007
Stoner Metal
Critic Score
50
2 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

36. Alicia Keys - As I Am

Alicia Keys - As I Am
November 13, 2007
Soul
Critic Score
62
9 reviews
User Score
75
13 reviews

35. Feist - The Reminder

Feist - The Reminder
May 1, 2007
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
84
89 reviews

34. Chris Brown - Exclusive

Chris Brown - Exclusive
November 6, 2007
R&B
Critic Score
61
6 reviews
User Score
62
15 reviews

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
67
5 reviews
User Score
NR

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
74
6 reviews
User Score
74
16 reviews

31. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
April 3, 2007
Rock
Critic Score
71
14 reviews
User Score
73
46 reviews

30. Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka

Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka
October 30, 2007
Critic Score
67
3 reviews
User Score
60
1 review

29. Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains

Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains
December 18, 2007
R&B
Critic Score
71
8 reviews
User Score
78
4 reviews

28. The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder

The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
February 6, 2007
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
8 reviews
User Score
71
3 reviews

27. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
January 1, 2007
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
User Score
71
17 reviews

26. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
May 1, 2007
Country
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
User Score
76
8 reviews

Lambert stormed the country charts with the incendiary "Kerosene" in 2005. Now she tops herself on what will likely remain the country album of the year.

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25. Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight

Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
53
7 reviews
User Score
56
52 reviews

24. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
October 23, 2007
Folk
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
84
10 reviews

23. 1990s - Cookies

1990s - Cookies
July 31, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
78
2 reviews

22. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
June 5, 2007
Rock
Critic Score
68
11 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

21. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero

Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
April 17, 2007
Industrial Rock
Critic Score
67
14 reviews
User Score
77
42 reviews

20. Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening

Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening
September 25, 2007
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
69
2 reviews
User Score
NR

19. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
September 25, 2007
Folk
Critic Score
69
16 reviews
User Score
80
6 reviews

18. Lucinda Williams - West

Lucinda Williams - West
February 13, 2007
Alt-Country
Critic Score
63
9 reviews
User Score
64
3 reviews

17. The White Stripes - Icky Thump

The White Stripes - Icky Thump
June 19, 2007
Garage Rock
Critic Score
78
20 reviews
User Score
79
84 reviews

16. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
September 18, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
16 reviews
User Score
81
7 reviews

15. Common - Finding Forever

Common - Finding Forever
July 31, 2007
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
12 reviews
User Score
71
15 reviews

14. Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!

Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
74
11 reviews
User Score
70
5 reviews

13. Lily Allen - Alright, Still

Lily Allen - Alright, Still
January 30, 2006
Pop
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
User Score
79
44 reviews

12. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
April 10, 2007
Folk
Critic Score
73
15 reviews
User Score
78
27 reviews

11. John Fogerty - Revival

John Fogerty - Revival
October 2, 2007
Classic Rock
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
58
1 review

Fogerty's documentary roots rock was always rebel music, a counterculture of factory-floor politics via Hank Williams and Dale Hawkins. Revival is no rerun. It is Fogerty getting back to work.

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10. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
July 10, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
86
96 reviews

9. Against Me! - New Wave

Against Me! - New Wave
July 10, 2007
Punk
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
70
14 reviews

8. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight

Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
August 21, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
66
16 reviews
User Score
72
13 reviews

7. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Dance Punk
Critic Score
85
19 reviews
User Score
89
288 reviews

6. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
88
21 reviews
User Score
91
560 reviews

No wasted moments, no weak tracks:just primo Radiohead.

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5. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
82
317 reviews

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
20 reviews
User Score
84
348 reviews

On Neon Bible, the reverb is so big and black that the beat becomes boom andthe orchestral garnish, arranged by Chassagne and Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett, gets pressed to the margins.

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3. Jay Z - American Gangster

Jay Z - American Gangster
November 6, 2007
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
User Score
79
38 reviews

2. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
October 2, 2007
Rock
Critic Score
73
16 reviews
User Score
76
22 reviews

1. M.I.A. - Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
August 21, 2007
Electropop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
86
140 reviews

Kala is less pop-friendly than its predecessor. It'sheavier, noisier, more jagged.

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