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Blender Bows To Kala

For those of you that still have a little pent-up aggression at the year-end list marathon, you may wanna take it all out here; don’t think there’s many more crooked arrows left in 2007’s quiver. For all the analysis of these lists — and the meta analysis of said analysis — these ranked wrap-ups provide a valuable function to people slightly less music obsessed than you and me. And hopefully, they help point people to some albums that maybe they hadn’t heard about that were awesome, or just give ‘em some framing and context with respect to the rest of the year’s artistic output. With that, and with our last listed, listless breath, we give you Blender’s faves:

25 Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad
24 Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
23 Lily Allen – Alright, Still…
22 Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin
21 Okkervil River – The Stage Names
20 Brad Paisley – 5th Gear
19 Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Sank
18 Justice – ?
17 Bruce Springsteen – Magic
16 Jay-Z – American Gangster
15 Alison Krauss & Robert Plant – Raising Sand
14 The White Stripes – Icky Thump
13 Feist – The Reminder
12 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
11 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver

10 Rilo Kiley – Under The Blacklight
09 Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
08 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
07 The Dream – Lovehate
06 Radiohead – In Rainbows
05 Against Me! – New Wave
04 Kanye West – Graduation
03 Lil Wayne – The Carter 3 Sessions
02 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
01 M.I.A. – Kala

So, class, what did Blender’s list teach you? Aside from how to pluck big names equally, and across genres?

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