Spin Gives In To Against Me!’s New Wave

This is a tough one to love. And a sort of tough one to hate. At the very least, Spin’s list of Top 40 albums of 2007 earns points for giving a nod to Panda Bear’s Person Pitch which, aside from a Top 10 finish in the Gummys, has been unjustly left off a lot of year-end roundups so far. But, then they forgot Animal Collective. Bonde Do Role clocking in at #36 is probably more a show of nostalgia and sympathy for recent events than a critical assessment of the album’s decent merits, but okay. (If not, Spin you’re welcome to use that as an excuse when you explain yourself to Dirty Projectors, Jens Lekman, Andrew Bird, and Battles fans.) The Top 10 at least hits upon the usual (and deserving) suspects. Except for Winehouse. But get back on the see-saw: Rilo Kiley doesn’t belong on any of these lists (not even the Gummys, silly kids). And our WTF captured in one word: Prince.

40 Rilo Kiley – Under The Blacklight
39 Turbonegro – Retox
38 Dizzee Rascal – Maths + English
37 Ted Leo & The Pharmicists – Living With The Living
36 Bonde Do Role – With Lasers
35 Say Anything – In Defense Of The Genre
34 Bat For Lashes – Fur And Gold
33 The Wildhearts – The Wildhearts
32 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Baby 81
31 Handsome Furs – Plague Park
30 Brother Ali – Undisputed Truth
29 Panda Bear – Person Pitch
28 Iron And Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
27 Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin
26 Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
25 Queens Of The Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
24 The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
23 Peter Bjorn & John – Writer’s Block
22 Elliott Smith – New Moon
21 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

20 of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
19 Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
18 Feist – The Reminder
17 The National – Boxer
16 Lily Allen – Alright, Still…
15 Justice – ?
14 BruceSpringsteen – Magic
13 The Hives – The Black And White Album
12 Prince – Planet Earth
11 Lil Wayne – Da Drought 3
10 The White Stripes – Icky Thump
09 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
08 Jay-Z – American Gangster
07 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
06 Radiohead – In Rainbows
05 M.I.A. – Kala
04 Kanye West – Graduation
03 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
02 Arcade Fire Neon Bible
01 Against Me! – New Wave

Don’t agree with that #1? Not this guy. Full list here.

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