Thursday, December 27, 2007

17 Seconds' Top 75 Albums of the Year

Well, after humming and hawing about the order, what to include and not, and panicking about all the records on other people's lists that I just hadn't got round to hearing, to hell with it, here is the 17 Seconds' Top 75 albums of the year 2007.

For what it's worth, here goes:



1. Burial Untrue
2. Penny Century Between One Hundred Lies
3. Emma Pollock Watch The Fireworks
4. iLIKETRAINS Elegies To Lessons Learnt
5. Malcolm Middleton A Brighter Beat
6. Wiley Playtime Is Over
7. Arcade Fire Neon Bible
8. Dizzee Rascal Maths + English
9. Commander Keen My Tascam Dreams
10.Radiohead In Rainbows
11.Ringo Death Starr Ringo Death Starr
12.M.I.A. Kala
13.!!! Myth Takes
14.Shins Wincing The Night Away
15.The Good, The Bad And The Queen The Good, The Bad And The Queen
16.Wilco Sky Blue Sky
17.Morning Bride Lea Valley Delta Blues
18.Timbaland Timbaland Presents: Shock Value
19.Battles Mirrors
20.Von Sudenfed Tromatic Reflexxions
21.Justice
22.PJ Harvey White Chalk
23.Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
24.Wounded Knee Wounded Knee
25.The National Boxer
26.LCD Soundsystem Sound Of Silver
27.Super Furry Animals Hey Venus!
28.New Pornographers Challengers
29.King Creosote Bombshell
30.Electrelane No Shouts, No Calls
31.Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
32.BMX Bandits Bee Stings
33.Bloc Party A Weekend In The City
34.Babyshambles Shotter's Nation
35.Bat For Lashes Fur And Gold
36.The Coral Roots And Echoes
37.New Young Pony Club Fantastic Playground
38.Twilight Sad Fourteen Summers And Fifteen Winters
39.Amateurs Hongu Kongu
40.Biffy Clyro Puzzle
41.Feist The Reminder
42.Kate Nash Made Of Bricks
43.Klaxons Myths Of the Near Future
44.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Baby 81
45.Fall Out Boy Infinity On High
46.Idlewild Make Another World
47.Bjork Volta
48.Manic Street Preachers Send Away The Tigers
49.Air Pocket Symphony
50.Angels Of Light We Are Him
51.My Teenage Stride Ears Like Golden Bats
52.Port-Royal Afraid To Dance
53.1990s Cookies
54.Boy Omega Hope On The Horizon
55.Robert Wyatt Comicopera
56.Ash Twilight Of The Innocents
57.Dinosaur Jr. Beyond
58.Shitdisco Kingdom Of Fear
59.Swimmer One The Regional Variations
60.Brett Anderson Brett Anderson
61.Maximo Park Our Earthly Pleasures
62.Descent This Violent Reality
63.The Fall Reformation Post-TLC
64.Editors An End Has A Start
65.The View Hats Off To The Buskers
66.Rufus Wainwright Release The Stars
67.Tracey Thorn Out Of The Woods
68.Thurston Moore Trees Outside The Academy
69.Thrushes Sun Come Undone
70.Siouxsie Mantaray
71.Go! Team Proof Of Youth
72.Simian Mobile Disco Attack Decay Sustain Release
73.The Royal We The Royal We
74.Mark Ronson Version
75.To Rococo Rot ABC123

10 comments:

Jack said...

Nice list!
But Here's why Kala is the best 2007 album.

Ed said...

Blimey, that was quick!

BTW of course I'm not expecting everyone to agree with me...

Ed

Anonymous said...

Ed's 2nd favourite album (and 17th and 39th) of the year:

Available now for just £3.99 from

www.letterboxrecords.com

Ed provides the great taste in music, we provide the great value!

Best wishes,

Gav

www.letterboxrecords.com

Ed said...

Oh, and I got this email from Gav who runs Letterbox records, home to The Amateurs, Penny Century and Morning Bride:

Whayy!


Penny Century got 2nd hey? In front of Emma Pollock! And I know how much you like her stuff.


I'm sure the bands will be happy to hear this news.


I've thought a lot of the best of lists have been (too) similar this year. Beirut, Okkervil River (who I do like, but didn't think it anywhere near as strong as their other albums) always seem to be up there. Nice to see a bit of variety. Burial, hey? I'll check them out. My 'tip' (for what it is worth) - The Shout Out Louds. And the new Tullycraft album is good fun.


Thanks very much, Ed.


Gav

Lope de Aguirre said...

Malcolm Middleton on 5: great!

So It Goes said...

Bat For Lashes only 35???
Ash only 56???!!!??
Rhubarb rhubarb....(hey, you can't please everybody).

Ed said...

It starts here...had considered just listing them in alphabetical order, and already thinking hmm, isn't that one higher? Oh well...

shows what a great year for music it has been.

Ed said...

Jim has left a new comment on your post "17 Seconds' Top 75 Albums of the Year":

That's why I can never order things in lists, I can never decide what should be above who, and I always, always miss something out.

Mark Pearson said...

well thank you Ed, although beating the Go! Team? surely some mistake... maybe if it was summer the roles would be reversed....

Penny Century at number two? a fine choice. They are also truly lovely people and now good friends of ours after staying and playing with us in the summertime here in London; they even ended their set with a cover of 'Mother Hackney' - priceless.

happy new year to you and yours

Mark & Morning Bride x

Ed said...

Mark, I stand by putting you above Go! Team. Hope you have a good one too.

Ed