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52 Angels & Airwaves
56 Avenged Sevenfold
66 Babyshambles
56 Backstreet Boys
78 Band Of Horses
80 Beirut
72 Black Dice
77 Blanche
75 Mary J. Blige
69 Bow Wow & Omarion
59 Boyz II Men
69 Chris Brown
67 Buck 65
92 Burial
78 Vanessa Carlton
84 Cassius
75 Castanets
68 Coheed And Cambria
58 The Cult
68 Rivers Cuomo
77 Daft Punk
68 Dashboard Confessional
84 The Dillinger Escape Plan
53 Celine Dion
61 Duran Duran
62 The Eagles
77 Efterklang
76 Enon
75 Extra Golden
80 Lupe Fiasco
70 The Fiery Furnaces
78 John Fogerty
71 Freeway
64 Dave Gahan
80 Ghostface Killah
68 Gorillaz
50 Deborah Harry
79 Levon Helm
72 The Hives
81 Holy Fuck
70 iLiKETRAiNS
82 Jay-Z
72 Wyclef Jean
66 Jimmy Eat World
79 Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
73 Kenna
68 Alicia Keys
62 Kid Rock
64 The Killers
86 LCD Soundsystem
80 Jens Lekman
68 Annie Lennox
61 Blake Lewis
52 Jennifer Lopez
65 Kevin Michael
61 Kylie Minogue
82 Roisin Murphy
73 The Pipettes
68 Pitbull
87 Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
64 Prefuse 73
63 Puscifer
62 R.E.M.
88 Radiohead
70 LeAnn Rimes
77 The Sadies
79 Say Anything
78 Scarface
67 Seal
47 Seether
76 Shaggy
47 She Wants Revenge
73 Beanie Sigel
74 Sigur Rós
72 Siouxsie
69 Six Organs Of Admittance
71 Jordin Sparks
64 Britney Spears
73 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
49 Stereophonics
60 Angie Stone
76 Sunset Rubdown
68 Serj Tankian
65 Thrice
71 The Thrills
72 Carrie Underwood
64 Underworld
73 Rufus Wainwright
73 Ween
75 White Williams
84 Amy Winehouse
67 The Wombats
71 Wu-Tang Clan
86 Robert Wyatt
77 Neil Young

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Best Albums of 2007

The following table displays the highest-scoring albums for the year in Metacritic's database. Also listed at the bottom of the page are year-end critic top ten lists culled from various music publications.The year-end picks from Metacritic users will arrive in January 2008.

Albums must have at least 7 reviews to qualify for high score lists. Reissues, "best-of" compilations and box sets are not eligible for inclusion. Year of release reflects U.S. release date unless title has not yet been released in the U.S.

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In addition, you may view the top-rated albums by year: All | 2007 | '06 | '05 | '04 | '03 | '02 | '01 | '00

The 30 Best-Reviewed Albums of the Year

1 Untrue by Burial 2007 92
2 From Here We Go Sublime by The Field 2007 90
3 In Rainbows by Radiohead 2007 88
4 And Their Refinement Of The Decline by Stars Of The Lid 2007 88
5 Raising Sand by Robert Plant And Alison Krauss 2007 87
6 Let's Stay Friends by Les Savy Fav 2007 87
7 Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire 2007 87
8 Children Running Through by Patty Griffin 2007 87
9 Kala by M.I.A. 2007 87
10 Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem 2007 86
11 Comicopera by Robert Wyatt 2007 86
12 Person Pitch by Panda Bear 2007 86
13 Mirrored by Battles 2007 86
14 45:33 by LCD Soundsystem 2007 86
15 Boxer by The National 2007 86
16 New Moon by Elliott Smith 2007 85
17 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert 2007 84
18 Ire Works by The Dillinger Escape Plan 2007 84
19 The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams by Me'Shell NdegéOcello 2007 84
20 Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon 2007 84
21 Copia by Eluvium 2007 84
22 Sweet Warrior by Richard Thompson 2007 84
23 A Place To Bury Strangers by A Place To Bury Strangers 2007 84
24 The Shepherd's Dog by Iron & Wine 2007 84
25 Beauty & Crime by Suzanne Vega 2007 84
26 Frank by Amy Winehouse 2007 84
27 Vieux Farka Toure by Vieux Farka Toure 2007 84
28 The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse by The Besnard Lakes 2007 83
29 Grinderman by Grinderman 2007 83
30 23 by Blonde Redhead 2007 83

 

Music Critics' Year-End Top Ten Lists

Critic top ten lists will be posted as they appear.



Almost Cool
1. Mirrored by Battles
2. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
3. From Here We Go Sublime by The Field
4. In Advance Of The Broken Arm by Marnie Stern
5. Untrue by Burial
6. Future Rock by Strategy
7. Yearbook 1 by Studio
8. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
9. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
10. Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
Amazon.com
[Editors' Picks]
1. The Reminder by Feist
2. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3. Graduation by Kanye West
4. In Rainbows by Radiohead
5. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
6. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
7. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
8. New Moon by Elliot Smith
9. Wincing The Night Away
 by The Shins
10. Raising Sand by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Billboard
[Staff Consensus]
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
3. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
4. Raising Sand by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
5. Boxer by The National
6. The Reminder by Feist
7. Magic by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
8.Kala by M.I.A.
8.Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
8. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco (tie)
9. Graduation by Kanye West
10. Mirrored by Battles
Blender
1. Kala by M.I.A.
2. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
3. The Carter 3 Sessions by Lil Wayne
4. Graduation by Kanye West
5. New Wave by Against Me!
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. LoveHate by The Dream
8. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert
10. Under the Blacklight by Rilo Kiley
Cokemachineglow
1. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
2. Curses by Future of the Left
3. 8 by Supersilent
4. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
5. Mirrored by Battles
6. This Bliss by Pantha Du Prince
7. Tears Of The Valedictorian by Frog Eyes
8. Friend And Foe by Menomena
9. War Elephant by Deer Tick
10. And Their Refinement Of The Decline by Stars Of The Lid
Delusions of Adequacy
[Staff Consensus]
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
3. Boxer by The National
4. Challengers by The New Pornographers
5. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
6. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
7. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
8. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
9. Cease To Begin by Band Of Horses
10. The Stage Names by Okkervil River
Drowned In Sound
1. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
2. Mirrored by Battles
3. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
4. Kala by M.I.A.
5. Panic Prevention by Jamie T
6. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
7. Liars by Liars
8. Weirdo Rippers by No Age
9. In Rainbows by Radiohead
10. Health by HEALTH
Dusted
[Picks of co-editor Otis Hart]
1. The Amber Gatherers by Alasdair Roberts
2. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3. Kala by M.I.A.
4. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
5. The Cherry Blossoms by The Cherry Blossoms
6. Untrue by Burial
7. Prinzhorn Dance School by Prinzhorn Dance School
8. Highway to Hassake by Omar Souleyman
9. Voice of the Seven Woods by Voice of the Seven Woods
10. All Hour Cymbal by Yeasayer
EW
1. Magic by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
2. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
3. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
4. In Rainbows by Radiohead
5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert
6. Kala by M.I.A.
7. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
8. Memory Almost Full by Paul McCartney
9. The Scene of the Crime by Betty LaVette
10. The Cool by Lupe Fiasco
Hartford Courant
1. Boxer by The National
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
4. Kala by M.I.A.
5. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
6. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
7. 100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
8. Over the Counter Culture by Tim Fite
9. Armchair Apocrypha by Andrew Bird
10. Beyond by Dinosaur Jr.
Filter
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Cease To Begin by Band Of Horses
3. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
4. The Good, The Bad & The Queen by The Good, The Bad & The Queen
5. Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
6. Ash Wednesday by Elvis Perkins
7. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
8. Boxer by The National
9. Trading Twilight For Daylight by Great Northern
10. Armchair Apocrypha by Andrew Bird
Lost at Sea
1. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
4. Boxer by The National
5 (tie). Mirrored by Battles
5 (tie). Graduation by Kanye West
7. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
8 (tie). Dalak
8 (tie). Untrue by Burial
10. Blonde Redhead by 23
Mojo
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
3. Magic by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
4. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
5. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
6. The Good, The Bad & The Queen by The Good, The Bad & The Queen
7. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
8. White Chalk by PJ Harvey
9. Comicopera by Robert Wyatt
10. Because Of The Times by Kings Of Leon
MusicOMH
1. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
2. Kala by M.I.A.
3. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
4. In Rainbows by Radiohead
5. Myth Takes by !!! [Chik Chik Chik]
6. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
7. Citrus by Asobi Seksu
8. The Good, The Bad & The Queen by The Good, The Bad & The Queen
9. Attack Decay Sustain Release by Simian Mobile Disco
10. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
NME
1. Myths Of The Near Future by Klaxons
2. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
3. In Rainbows by Radiohead
4. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
5. Let's Stay Friends by Les Savy Fav
6. Because Of The Times by Kings Of Leon
7. Kala by M.I.A.
8. Puzzle by Biffy Clyro
9. Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever by The Cribs
10. Mirrored by Battles
Noripcord
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
4. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? by Of Montreal
5. Boxer by The National
6. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
7. Kala by M.I.A.
8. Andorra by Caribou
9. The Stage Names by Okkervil River
10. Mirrored by Battles
Observer Music Monthly
1. The Good, The Bad & The Queen by The Good, The Bad & The Queen
2. Panic Prevention by Jamie T
3. Because Of The Times by Kings Of Leon
4. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
5. Maths + English by Dizzee Rascal
6. Aman Iman by Tinariwen
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
9. Untrue by Burial
10. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
The Onion AV Club
[Staff Consensus]
1. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
2. Boxer by The National
3. In Rainbows by Radiohead
4. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
5. Cease To Begin by Band of Horses
6. Kala by M.I.A.
7. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
8. The Con by Tegan And Sara
9. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
10. A Weekend In The City by Bloc Party
Paste Magazine
1. Boxer by The National
2. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
3. Magic by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
4. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
5. The Reminder by Feist
6. Kala by M.I.A.
7. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
8. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
9. Cease To Begin by Band Of Horses
10. The Shepherd's Dog by Iron & Wine
Pitchfork
1. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
2. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3. Kala by M.I.A.
4. In Rainbows by Radiohead
5. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? by Of Montreal
6. Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
7. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
8. Mirrored by Battles
9. From Here We Go Sublime by The Field
10. Untrue by Burial
PopMatters
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert
3. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
4. Graduation by Kanye West
5. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
6. It's Not Big, It's Large by Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
7. Boxer by The National
8. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
9. Costello Music by The Fratellis
10. Kala by M.I.A.
Q
1. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
2. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
3. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
4. In Rainbows by Radiohead
5. The Good, The Bad & The Queen by The Good, The Bad & The Queen
6. Magic by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
7. Because Of The Times by Kings Of Leon
8. Wincing The Night Away by The Shins
9. Boys And Girls In America by The Hold Steady
10. Release The Stars by Rufus Wainwright
Rolling Stone
1. Kala by M.I.A.
2. Magic by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
3. American Gangster by Jay-Z
4. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
5. Graduation by Kanye West
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
8. Under the Blacklight by Rilo Kiley
9. New Wave by Against Me!
10. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
The Guardian
1. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Boys And Girls In America by The Hold Steady
4. Kala by M.I.A.
5. Myths Of The Near Future by Klaxons
6. Because Of The Times by Kings Of Leon
7. Grinderman by Grinderman
8. Mirrored by Battles
9. White Chalk by PJ Harvey
10. The Reminder by Feist
Slant Magazine
1. The Magic Position by Patrick Wolf
2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend by Miranda Lambert
3. Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge by The Pierces
4. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
5. Marry Me by St. Vincent
6. Emerald City by John Vanderslice
7. White Chalk by PJ Harvey
8. Learn To Sing Like A Star by Kristin Hersh
9. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
10. Fur & Gold by Bat for Lashes
Spin
1. New Wave by Against Me!
2. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire
3. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
4. Graduation by Kanye West
5. Kala by M.I.A.
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
8. American Gangster by Jay-Z
9. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
10. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
Sputnikmusic [Staff Consensus]
1. Untrue by Burial
2. Jokes by Kid Crash
3. In Rainbows by Radiohead
4. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
5. The Alchemy Index Vols. I and II: Fire and Water by Thrice
6. Ghastly City Sleep by Ghastly City Sleep
7. Mirrored by Battles
8. Desire by Pharoahe Monch
9. Planet of Ice by Minus the Bear
10. Defense Of The Genre by Say Anything
Tiny Mixed Tapes
1. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Mirrored by Battles
4. Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
5. Cryptograms by Deerhunter
6. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
7. Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof
8. Untrue by Burial
9. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
10. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? by Of Montreal
Uncut
1. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
2. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
3. White Chalk by PJ Harvey
4. Raising Sand by Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
5. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
6. Comicopera by Robert Wyatt
7. Boys And Girls In America by The Hold Steady
8. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
9. In Rainbows by Radiohead
10. Myths Of The Near Future by Klaxons
The Wire
1. Comicopera by Robert Wyatt
2. Untrue by Burial
3. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
4. Pilgrimage by OM
5. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
6. Tromatic Reflexxions by Von Sudenfed
7. The Moving Frontier by Pram
8. Kala by M.I.A.
9. Mirrored by Battles
10. Fabic 36 by Ricardo Villalobos



NOTES: Asterisks above indicate that the album appeared in an alphabetical, unranked top ten list.


Metacritic Users' Year-End Lists

Our annual summary of users' picks for best albums and songs of the year arrives in January 2008.


 

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