(This post is part of Frequency’s coverage of the best music of the past decade. You can see all of that coverage in one place by clicking here. And be sure to tune in Dec. 18, when I’ll post “Near/Far,” our annual, downloadable MP3 compilation of the best music of 2009, to go along with our year-in-review package in that day’s GO! Magazine.)
The first year I started doing year-end reviews in GO! Magazine was 2007. You can read my thoughts on 15 of that year’s albums (all of which are on the list below) by clicking here.
Looking back, 2007 was a monster year. This list is longer than any other individual year, and there are albums that aren’t listed here that are very good. Like Blue Scholars and Brother Reade. Manu Chao and Bruce Springsteen. Radiohead and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Against Me! and Panda Bear. Your 33 Black Angels and Limbeck. I mean, seriously … the list goes on.
It’s exhausting. And I’m exhausted. And you’re tired of reading this stuff, so here’s the list.
Ryan Adams, “Easy Tiger”
Aesop Rock, “None Shall Pass”
Arcade Fire, “Neon Bible”
Band of Horses, “Cease to Begin”
Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Dandelion Gum”
Blitzen Trapper, “Wild Mountain Nation”
Gui Boratto, “Chromophobia”
The Broken West, “I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On”
Future Clouds and Radar, “Future Clouds and Radar”
Jose Gonzalez, “In Our Nature”
Albert Hammond Jr., “Yours To Keep”
Miranda Lambert, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Lewis & Clarke, “Blasts of Holy Birth”
Maserati, “Inventions For the New Season”
The National, “Boxer”
The New Pornographers, “Challengers”
Pelican, “City of Echoes”
Josh Ritter, “The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter”
The Shaky Hands, “The Shaky Hands”
The Shins, “Wincing The Night Away”
Various Artists, “Cue the Bugle Turbulent: The 2007 Believer Music Issue CD”
Wooden Shjips, “Wooden Shjips”
P.S. If you made me pick the best song of the past decade, I would pick something that lurks somewhere within this list.
Tags: Best of the 2000s