Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2007



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 75
Based on 255 album 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), Indietronica (1), Stoner Metal (1), Country (1), Classic Rock (1), Industrial Rock (1), Electropop (1), Garage Rock (1), Alt-Country (1), Dance Punk (1), Psychedelic Rock (1)

1. M.I.A. - Kala

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

2. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
October 2, 2007
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
6 reviews
USER SCORE
73

3. Jay Z - American Gangster

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

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
13 reviews
USER SCORE
84

5. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81

6. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
13 reviews
USER SCORE
91

7. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Dance Punk
CRITIC SCORE
89
13 reviews
USER SCORE
90

8. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight

Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
August 21, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
67
10 reviews
USER SCORE
66

9. Against Me! - New Wave

Against Me! - New Wave
July 10, 2007
Punk
CRITIC SCORE
71
7 reviews
USER SCORE
69

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
88

11. John Fogerty - Revival

John Fogerty - Revival
October 2, 2007
Classic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
58

12. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
April 10, 2007
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
79

13. Lily Allen - Alright, Still

Lily Allen - Alright, Still
January 30, 2006
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
81
8 reviews
USER SCORE
83

14. Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!

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

15. Common - Finding Forever

Common - Finding Forever
July 31, 2007
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
72
7 reviews
USER SCORE
67

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

17. The White Stripes - Icky Thump

The White Stripes - Icky Thump
June 19, 2007
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82

18. Lucinda Williams - West

Lucinda Williams - West
February 13, 2007
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
51
3 reviews
USER SCORE
55

19. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
September 25, 2007
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
73
10 reviews
USER SCORE
86

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
68
7 reviews
USER SCORE
80

22. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
June 5, 2007
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
8 reviews
USER SCORE
89

23. 1990s - Cookies

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

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
75

25. Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight

Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
48
4 reviews
USER SCORE
60

26. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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

27. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

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

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

29. Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains

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

30. Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka

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

31. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
April 3, 2007
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
69
9 reviews
USER SCORE
74

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
80
3 reviews
USER SCORE
74

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
65
2 reviews
USER SCORE
73

35. Feist - The Reminder

Feist - The Reminder
May 1, 2007
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
83
11 reviews
USER SCORE
86

36. Alicia Keys - As I Am

Alicia Keys - As I Am
November 13, 2007
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
74

37. Down - Over the Under

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

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

40. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
March 13, 2007
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
75
8 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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
88

42. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

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

43. The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist

The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist
July 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
54
7 reviews
USER SCORE
63

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

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

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
September 25, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
58
11 reviews
USER SCORE
67

46. Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
February 6, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
7 reviews
USER SCORE
79

47. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
October 9, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79

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

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

50. Britney Spears - Blackout

Britney Spears - Blackout
October 30, 2007
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
63
5 reviews
USER SCORE
70


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