Top Tens!

Top Tens!

What’s a new year without a bunch of usually pointless and often very stupid and sometimes even maddening top ten lists? Most us don’t much like the opinons of other people, but for those of you whose parents and grandparents stopped buying you bad clothes in exchange for Itunes gift cards–here’s some little lists to help you cover what you may have missed this past year.

Pitchfork: Top Ten Albums of 2007
10. Burial, Untrue
9. The Field, From Here We Go Sublime
8. Battles, Mirrored
7. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
6. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
5. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4. Radiohead, In Rainbows
3. M.I.A., Kala
2. LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
1. Panda Bear, Person Pitch

Pitchfork: Top Ten Tracks of 2007
10. Jay Z, “Ignorant Shit”
9. Animal Collective, “Fireworks”
8. Justice, “D.A.N.C.E”
7. LCD Soundsystem, “Someone Great”
6. UGK feat. Outkast, “Int’l Players Anthem”
5. Rihanna, “Umbrella”
4. M.I.A., “Paper Planes”
3. Panda Bear, “Bros”
2. Battles, “Atlas”
1. LCD Soundsystem, “All My Friends”

KEXP: Top Ten Albums of 2007
10 Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
9 Feist, The Reminder
8 The Shins, Wincing The Night Away
7 Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
6 M.I.A , Kala
5 LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
4 Band Of Horses, Cease To Begin
3 The National, Boxer
2 Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
1 Radiohead , In Rainbows

Best Punk Albums of 2007 (compiled by punkers everywhere and posted on Punk News–and I included #11 because Reno kids love Against Me!):
#11. Against Me! – New Wave
#10. American Steel – Destroy Their Future
#9. Big D and the Kids Table – Strictly Rude
#8. Feist – The Reminder
#7. Chuck Ragan – Feast or Famine
#6. Crime in Stereo – Is Dead
#5. Career Suicide – Attempted Suicide
#4. The Gaslight Anthem – Sink or Swim
#3. Attack in Black – Marriage
#2. Lifetime – Lifetime
#1. The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour

And another punk top ten from Paste Punk:
10. S.S.S. – Short Sharp Shock (Earache)*
9. THE STEAL – S/T (Get Outta Town)*
8. A WILHELM SCREAM – Career Suicide (Nitro)
7. AGAINST ME! – New Wave (Sire)
6. ALLEGIANCE – Desperation (Rivalry)
5. CAPITAL – Homefront (Revelation)
4. DARKEST HOUR – Deliver Us (Victory)
3. BAD RELIGION – The New Maps of Hell (Epitaph)
2. CRIME IN STEREO – … Is Dead (Bridge Nine)
1. MODERN LIFE IS WAR – Midnight In America (Equal Vision)

Top Metal Albums of ’07:
1. Dark Tranquillity Fiction
2. Machine Head The Blackening
3. Epica The Divine Conspiracy
4. Symphony X Paradise Lost
5. Vital Remains Icons Of Evil
6. Ensiferum Victory Songs
7. Akercocke Antichrist
8. Behemoth The Apostasy
9. Paradise Lost In Requiem
10. Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition

URB, Best Albums of 2007
Lil Wayne, Da Drought III
The Klaxons, Myths of the Near Future
MIA, Kala
LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
UGK, Underground Kingz
Blonde Redhead, 23
Mark Ronson, Versions
El –P, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead
Battles, Mirrored
The Good, the Bad and the Queen, The Good, the Bad and the Queen

Rolling Stone, Best Songs of 2007
1 “Roc Boys”, Jay-Z
2 “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country”, Randy Newman
3 “Umbrella”, Rihanna
4 “D.A.N.C.E.”, Justice
5 “Four Winds”, Bright Eyes
6 “Dough Is What I Got”, Lil Wayne
7 “Rehab”, Amy Winehouse
8 “Long Walk Home”, Bruce Springsteen
9 “Boyz”, M.I.A.
10 “Int’l Player’s Anthem”, UGK

ALARM Magazine’s Top Ten of 2007:
1. Bad Brains: Build a Nation
2. Big Business: Here Come the Waterworks
3. Brother Ali: The Undisputed Truth
4. Exploding Star Orchestra: We Are All from Somewhere Else
5. Grinderman: s/t
6. Heavy Trash: Going Way Out with Heavy Trash
7. High on Fire: Death is This Communion
8. Phosphorescent: Pride
9. Tinariwen: Aman Iman (Water is Life)
10. Tomahawk: Anonymous