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Music Bloggers’ Best Of ’07

We’ve been spending some time with various and sundry print magazine lists, but Filter’s was so wretched, we’ve decided to give up on paper awhile, and turn to the Internet. Indeed, quite a few of our fellow bloggers have been making their own year-end lists and they’re definitely worth checking out and dissecting. We’ll start with Done Waiting because the list was done in “reverse alphabetical order, no ranking,” which means we don’t need to hide half of it to surprise you, because it’s all sorta equal:

  • The White Stripes – Icky Thump
  • Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
  • Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – Living With The Living
  • Once Soundtrack
  • The New Pornographers – Challengers
  • M.I.A. – Kala
  • Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City
  • Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
  • A.A. Bondy – American Hearts
  • Think that’s the first Bloc Party, A.A. Bondy, and Once spottings so far, right? After that there’s Aquarium Drunkard’s Top 6. We love the trend of random numbers — Top 6, Top 8, etc.

    06 The Broken West – I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
    05 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    04 Frankel – Lullaby For The Passerby
    03 The National – Boxer
    02 of Montreal – Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer
    01 Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

    And then an additional dozen, ostensibly in no order…

  • Radiohead – In Rainbows
  • Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
  • The Besnard Lakes – …Are The Dark Horse
  • Thurston Moore – Threes Outside The Academy
  • Richard Swift – Dressed Up For The Letdown
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
  • St. Vincent – Marry Me
  • Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
  • Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
  • The Good, The Bad & The Queen – S/T
  • Panda Bear – Person Pitch
  • Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin
  • Wow, Wilco’s picking up hella steam in the blogosphere. Nice oM placement, Justin. Okay, more blogger lists after the jump.

    Largehearted Boy’s top dozen. He didn’t have these numbered, so we’re simply listing them in the order they appeared on his site:

  • Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
  • Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
  • Bettye LaVette – Scene Of The Crime
  • Bowerbirds – Hymns For A Dark Horse
  • Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
  • John Vanderslice – Emerald City
  • Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
  • The National – Boxer
  • Okkervil River- The Stage Names
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
  • Tiny Vipers – Hands Across The Void
  • White Rabbits – Fort Nightly
  • Drowned In Sound:

    50 Feist – The Reminder
    49 Jen Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
    48 The Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
    47 Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
    46 of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer
    45 Pinback – Autumn Of The Seraphs
    44 Prefuse 73 – Preparations
    43 Von Südenfed – Tromatic Reflexxions
    42 Eugene McGuinness – The Early Learnings Of?
    41 Mathew Sawyer and the Ghosts – Blue Birds Blood
    40 The Sea & Cake – Everybody
    39 dälek – Abandoned Language
    38 Future of the Left – Curses
    37 Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
    36 Thurston Moore – Trees Outside The Academy
    35 Electrelane – No Shouts, No Calls
    34 Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
    33 Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
    32 !!! – Myth Takes
    31 The Cribs – Men?s Needs, Women?s Needs, Whatever
    30 Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City
    29 Field Music – Tones Of Town
    28 Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
    27 Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity26 Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
    25 Justice – Cross
    24 Efterklang – Parades
    23 PJ Harvey – White Chalk
    22 Blonde Redhead – 23
    21 Grinderman – Grinderman
    20 The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
    19 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
    18 Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
    17 Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
    16 The Maccabees – Colour It In
    15 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Some Loud Thunder
    14 Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass
    13 Les Savy Fav – Let?s Stay Friends
    12 The National – Boxer
    11 Deerhunter – Cryptograms
    10 HEALTH – Health
    09 Radiohead – In Rainbows
    08 No Age – Weirdo Rippers
    07 Liars – Liars
    06 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
    05 Jamie T – Panic Prevention
    04 M.I.A. – Kala
    03 Panda Bear – Person Pitch
    02 Battles – Mirrored
    01 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver

    We linked GvsB’s list in the White Denim post from the other day because they fared really well in his year’s picks. Now see that WD love in context:

    17 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
    16 Menomena – Friend And Foe
    15 Glass Candy – Beatbox
    14 The Besnard Lakes – …Are The Dark Horse
    13 Cass McCombs – Dropping The Writ
    12 Santogold – I Believe In Santogold 12″ + assorted Internet jams
    11 Oh No – Dr. No’s Oxperiment
    10 M.I.A. – Kala
    09 Bodies Of Water – Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink
    08 Lil’ Wayne – Da Drought 3
    07 Black Lips – Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo06 Radiohead – In Rainbows
    05 St. Vincent – Mary Me
    04 Burial – Untrue
    03 Marissa Nadler – Songs III: Bird On The Water
    02 White Denim – Let’s Talk About It
    01 Panda Bear – Person Pitch

    Alright, we need a new calculator to make sense of all of this … who wins? Hey, if we left you and your list off our roundup — because this is obviously just a handful — please post links to/recaps of yours in the comments. Because, really, America (and elsewhere) loves lists.

    UPDATE: And here’s Muzzle Of Bees’ list…

    30 Bowerbirds Hymn For a Dark Horse
    29 Pale Young Gentlemen Pale Young Gentlemen
    28 Six Parts Seven Casually Smashed To Pieces
    27 Land of Talk Applause Cheer Boo Hiss
    26 Sunset Rubdown Random Spirit Lover
    25 Interpol Our Love to Admire
    24 Feist The Reminder
    23 Richard Hawley Lady?s Bridge
    22 Moviola Dead Knowledge
    21 Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew Spirit If?
    20 Lewis & Clarke Blasts of Holy Birth
    19 Menomena Friend and Foe
    18 Phosphorecent Phosphorecent
    17 Besnard Lakes The Besnard Lakes Are A Dark Horse
    16 Iron & Wine The Shepherd?s Dog
    15 Wilco Sky Blue Sky
    14 Arcade Fire Neon Bible
    13 Bill Callahan Woke on a Whaleheart
    12 Band of Horses Cease to Begin
    11 Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
    10 Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
    09 LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
    08 Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    07 New Pornographers Challengers
    06 Great Lake Swimmers Ongiara
    05 The Rosebuds Night of the Furies
    04 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
    03 Radiohead In Rainbows
    02 Beirut The Flying Club Cup
    01 The National Boxer