AOTY 2017
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
Critic Score
60
11 reviews

49. Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times

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

47. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
October 9, 2007
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

42. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
May 15, 2007
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

40. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
October 27, 2006
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

39. Dr. Dog - We All Belong

Dr. Dog - We All Belong
February 27, 2007
Critic Score
61
4 reviews

37. Down - III - Over the Under

Down - III - Over the Under
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
50
2 reviews

36. Alicia Keys - As I Am

Alicia Keys - As I Am
November 13, 2007
Critic Score
60
10 reviews

35. Feist - The Reminder

Feist - The Reminder
May 1, 2007
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

34. Chris Brown - Exclusive

Chris Brown - Exclusive
November 6, 2007
Critic Score
61
6 reviews

30. Youssou N'Dour - Rokku Mi Rokka

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

29. Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains

Mary J. Blige - Growing Pains
December 18, 2007
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

27. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3

Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
January 1, 2007
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

26. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
May 1, 2007
Critic Score
83
7 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.

24. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
October 23, 2007
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

23. 1990s - Cookies

1990s - Cookies
July 31, 2007
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

18. Lucinda Williams - West

Lucinda Williams - West
February 13, 2007
Critic Score
64
10 reviews

16. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
September 18, 2007
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

15. Common - Finding Forever

Common - Finding Forever
July 31, 2007
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

13. Lily Allen - Alright, Still

Lily Allen - Alright, Still
July 14, 2006
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

12. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
April 10, 2007
Critic Score
74
16 reviews

11. John Fogerty - Revival

John Fogerty - Revival
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

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.

10. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

9. Against Me! - New Wave

Against Me! - New Wave
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

6. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Critic Score
88
24 reviews

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

5. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Critic Score
84
20 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.

3. Jay-Z - American Gangster

Jay-Z - American Gangster
November 6, 2007
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

2. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
73
18 reviews

1. M.I.A. - Kala

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

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

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