AllMusic's Favorite Albums of 2007

AllMusic's Favorite Albums of 2007

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Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
August 28, 2007
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

Amerie - Because I Love It

Amerie - Because I Love It
April 8, 2007
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

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

Antibalas - Security

Antibalas - Security
March 6, 2007
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

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

Neon Bible takes a few spins to digest properly, and like all rich foods (orchestra, harps, and gospel choirs abound), it's as decadent as it is tasty ... but there's no denying the Arcade Fire's singular vision, even when it blurs a little.

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

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

Battles - Mirrored

Battles - Mirrored
May 22, 2007
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

Blonde Redhead - 23

Blonde Redhead - 23
April 10, 2007
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

Boris with Michio Kurihara - Rainbow

Boris with Michio Kurihara - Rainbow
May 22, 2007
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

Brad Paisley - 5th Gear

Brad Paisley - 5th Gear
June 19, 2007
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

Caribou - Andorra

Caribou - Andorra
August 21, 2007
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

Celebration - The Modern Tribe

Celebration - The Modern Tribe
October 8, 2007
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

David Buchbinder - Odessa/Havana

David Buchbinder - Odessa/Havana
November 20, 2007
Critic Score
90
1 review

DJ Spooky - Creation Rebel

DJ Spooky - Creation Rebel
October 16, 2007
Critic Score
80
1 review

Donnie - The Daily News

Donnie - The Daily News
May 22, 2007
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

Freeway - Free at Last

Freeway - Free at Last
November 20, 2007
Critic Score
68
8 reviews

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

Ian Hunter - Shrunken Heads

Ian Hunter - Shrunken Heads
May 15, 2007
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog

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

Jay-Z - American Gangster

Jay-Z - American Gangster
November 6, 2007
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

Joan As Police Woman - Real Life

Joan As Police Woman - Real Life
June 12, 2006
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

Real Life is an almost eerily flawless album, but as intense as it is, it's also incredibly comforting. This album is necessary.

Justice - †

Justice - †
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

Keyshia Cole - Just Like You

Keyshia Cole - Just Like You
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

Liars - Liars

Liars - Liars
August 28, 2007
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

Lily Allen - Alright, Still

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

Little Brother - Getback

Little Brother - Getback
October 23, 2007
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

M.I.A. - Kala

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

Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend would have been impressive if it was just a showcase of her strengths as a singer or as a songwriter, but since it is both, it's simply stunning, a breakthrough for Lambert and one of the best albums of 2007, regardless of genre.

Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Panda Bear - Person Pitch
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

Disarmingly simple, perfectly metered, and striking in both its playfulness and vulnerability, Person Pitch stood as a perfectly executed statement for Lennox, and in at least some circles of indie rock, a musical revelation.

Pelican - City of Echoes

Pelican - City of Echoes
June 5, 2007
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

Pink Martini - Hey Eugene!

Pink Martini - Hey Eugene!
May 15, 2007
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

PJ Harvey - White Chalk

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

Radiohead - In Rainbows

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

In Rainbows will hopefully be remembered as Radiohead's most stimulating synthesis of accessible songs and abstract sounds, rather than their first pick-your-price download.

Rahsaan Patterson - Wines & Spirits

Rahsaan Patterson - Wines & Spirits
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

Róisín Murphy - Overpowered

Róisín Murphy - Overpowered
October 15, 2007
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
Even if this album is a bid for the big time, it's done with such flair that it just underscores what a confident and unique artist Murphy really is.

Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge

Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge
August 20, 2007
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
May 30, 2007
Critic Score
69
9 reviews

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

That's the magic and power of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: their ability to convey passion and pain, regret and celebration, found in the arrangements and the tail ends of notes, in the rhythms and phrasing, and it is exactly that which makes 100 Days, 100 Nights such an excellent release.

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

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

Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!

Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
January 22, 2008
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

The White Stripes - Icky Thump

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

With its fuller sound and relaxed flights of fancy, Icky Thump is a mature, but far from stodgy, album -- and, as is usually the case, it's just great fun to hear the band play.

UGK - Underground Kingz

UGK - Underground Kingz
August 7, 2007
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

Ween - La Cucaracha

Ween - La Cucaracha
October 23, 2007
Critic Score
62
9 reviews

Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams

Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams
December 11, 2007
Critic Score
67
17 reviews
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