NME's 50 Best Albums of 2007

NME's 50 Best Albums of 2007

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50. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

October 9, 2007
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

48. The View - Hats Off to the Buskers

The View - Hats Off to the Buskers
January 22, 2007
Critic Score
71
11 reviews

45. !!! - Myth Takes

March 6, 2007
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

44. Gruff Rhys - Candylion

January 8, 2007
Critic Score
74
14 reviews

40. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead

March 20, 2007
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

His music has always been dense, dark and perverse and this is no different.

38. Justice - †

July 10, 2007
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

36. Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck

Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck
January 1, 2005
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

34. NYPC - Fantastic Playroom

July 6, 2007
Critic Score
70
12 reviews

32. Grinderman - Grinderman

April 10, 2007
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

29. Lethal Bizzle - Back To Bizznizz

Lethal Bizzle - Back To Bizznizz
July 23, 2007
Critic Score
67
6 reviews

28. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

April 10, 2007
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

27. The Horrors - Strange House

The Horrors - Strange House
May 15, 2007
Critic Score
69
15 reviews

26. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks

January 8, 2008
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

23. Maps - We Can Create

Maps - We Can Create
April 16, 2007
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

22. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil

September 11, 2007
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

17. Future of the Left - Curses

September 24, 2007
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

16. The Coral - Roots & Echoes

August 6, 2007
Critic Score
65
10 reviews

14. Babyshambles - Shotter's Nation

October 1, 2007
Critic Score
67
12 reviews

13. PJ Harvey - White Chalk

September 25, 2007
Critic Score
76
21 reviews

10. Battles - Mirrored

May 22, 2007
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

‘Mirrored’ is the sort of album that the sharp rock kids will be citing as an inspiration in the pages of NME in a decade’s time. It’s a glimpse through a prism into a myriad of rock futures, and all of them look like a blast.

9. The Cribs - Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever

July 17, 2007
Critic Score
71
12 reviews

They’ve made this record, not for their bank balances, but for the emo kids, disillusioned Libs fans and alt.rock obsessives who’ve held them close to their hearts since day one.

8. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle

June 4, 2007
Critic Score
65
7 reviews

It’s not fashionable, it doesn’t have a haircut, it doesn’t strut about all cocksure in fancy matching military wear. No, ‘Puzzle’ is substance over style.

7. M.I.A. - Kala

August 21, 2007
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

MIA's skills don’t necessarily lie in her singing, rapping or lyrics, rather the clarity of her vision.

6. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times

April 3, 2007
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

As it stands, ‘Because Of The Times’ cements Kings Of Leon as one of the great American bands of our times.

5. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

September 18, 2007
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

LSF haven’t made their definitive record by accident. The signs were there on 2001’s ‘Go Forth’ – but this is a step up and into the best party on Earth.

4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

March 6, 2007
Critic Score
85
25 reviews
‘Neon Bible’ is a climactic monolith of a record in the grand tradition of melodic transatlantic clamour rock, as extolled by Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips.

2. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

April 18, 2007
Critic Score
79
24 reviews

‘…Nightmare’ is four young men-of-the-world casting aside their juvenile naiveté and emerging stronger, savvier and, well, more salacious.

1. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future

March 27, 2007
Critic Score
67
20 reviews

Whether Klaxons will reshape our world into a fluorescent myth-tropolis as successfully as The Strokes turned the mono-tune remains to be seen, but their debut has the anatomy necessary to change the course of a generation.

Original Source: http://www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/2007
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