A.V. Club's Best Music of 2007

A.V. Club's Best Music of 2007

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25. Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

24. James Murphy & Pat Mahoney - FabricLive 36

James Murphy & Pat Mahoney - FabricLive 36
November 20, 2007
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

23. Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High

Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
February 6, 2007
Critic Score
72
13 reviews

22. Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold

Bat For Lashes - Fur and Gold
July 31, 2007
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

21. Grinderman - Grinderman

Grinderman - Grinderman
April 10, 2007
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

20. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight

Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
August 21, 2007
Critic Score
67
20 reviews

19. Against Me! - New Wave

Against Me! - New Wave
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

17. Low - Drums and Guns

Low - Drums and Guns
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

16. The White Stripes - Icky Thump

The White Stripes - Icky Thump
June 19, 2007
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

15. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
September 18, 2007
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

14. PJ Harvey - White Chalk

PJ Harvey - White Chalk
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
76
20 reviews

12. Jesu - Conqueror

Jesu - Conqueror
February 20, 2007
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

11. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

10. Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
February 6, 2007
Critic Score
67
18 reviews

9. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
May 15, 2007
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

8. Tegan and Sara - The Con

Tegan and Sara - The Con
July 24, 2007
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

7. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
October 27, 2006
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

There's something beguilingly perverse about the incongruity between Winehouse's trifling lyrical concerns and Back To Black's wall-of-sound richness.

6. M.I.A. - Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
August 21, 2007
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

The sound and chaotic vocalizing prove sketchy to the end, but M.I.A. announces herself as a serious artist who's wise to the push-pull ways of pop seduction.

5. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
October 9, 2007
Critic Score
73
13 reviews

While his band's sophomore effort, Cease To Begin, doesn't deviate much from its excellent 2006 debut, Everything All The Time, the record's relaxed, understated grace is distinctively Southern in its lack of self-consciousness.

4. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

Sure, lots of other people have done this lately, but few do it with Murphy's flair.

3. Radiohead - In Rainbows

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

This is still the Radiohead that finds straight-ahead pop structures gauche or just plain tired ... That said, In Rainbows takes tenuous steps back toward more straightforward territory, though with nothing as obvious as a verse-chorus-verse to speak of.

2. The National - Boxer

The National - Boxer
May 22, 2007
Critic Score
85
20 reviews

Boxer is even more measured and seemingly mellow than 2005's incredible Alligator, but bubbling under the dark, glassy surface are smart, engaging songs that will stay imprinted on brains when others' weightless melodies are relegated to memory's attic.

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Critic Score
84
22 reviews

Through Neon Bible, the band is seemingly sending a beacon to other reasonable people forced underground by the world's insanity.

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