AllMusic's Favorite Albums of 2007

AllMusic's Favorite Albums of 2007

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Amerie - Because I Love It

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

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

October 27, 2006
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

Antibalas - Security

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

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

March 6, 2007
Critic Score
85
25 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.

Battles - Mirrored

May 22, 2007
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

Blonde Redhead - 23

April 10, 2007
Critic Score
77
17 reviews

Brad Paisley - 5th Gear

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

Caribou - Andorra

August 21, 2007
Critic Score
77
16 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

September 25, 2007
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

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
9 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 - †

July 10, 2007
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

Keyshia Cole - Just Like You

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

Liars - Liars

August 28, 2007
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

Lily Allen - Alright, Still

July 14, 2006
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

Little Brother - Getback

October 23, 2007
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

M.I.A. - Kala

August 21, 2007
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

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

March 20, 2007
Critic Score
84
19 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
70
3 reviews

Radiohead - In Rainbows

October 10, 2007
Critic Score
88
25 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

September 25, 2007
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

Róisín Murphy - Overpowered

October 15, 2007
Critic Score
79
10 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.

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad
May 30, 2007
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

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.

The White Stripes - Icky Thump

June 19, 2007
Critic Score
78
24 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

August 7, 2007
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams

December 11, 2007
Critic Score
67
17 reviews
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