Best Albums of 2007: Staff Top 10s

Treble staff
Radiohead

Dustin Allen

Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
Iron & Wine – The Shepard’s Dog
The National – Boxer
Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Feist – The Reminder
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
Loney, Dear – Loney, Noir

Ayn Averett

1 Jay Reatard – Blood Visions
2 Pink Reason – Cleaning the Mirror
3 Lamps – Lamps Lamps
4 Feist – The Reminder
5 Datarock – Datarock
6 Various Artists – Imagine the Shapes
7 Aesop Rock – None shall pass
8 Japanther – Skuffed up my huffy
9 Prefuse 73 – Preparations
10 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights

Paul Bozzo
(partial list in alphabetical order)

The Aliens – Astronomy for Dogs
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
Björk – Volta
Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
Blue States – First Steps Into. . .
Bottom of the Hudson – Fantastic Hawk
The Broken West – I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On
Brother Reade – Rap Music
Cornelius – Sensuous
Dan Kaufman / Barbez – Force of Light

Adrian Cepeda

1. Radiohead – “In Rainbows”
2. Arcade Fire – “Neon Bible”
3. Babyshambles – “Shotter’s Nation”
4. PJ Harvey -“White Chalk”
5. Editors- “An End has a Start”
6. Paul McCartney – “Memory Almost Full”
7. Tori Amos – “American Girl Posse”
8. Grinderman – “Grinderman”
9. Kristin Hersh – “Learn to Sing like a Star”
10. Lucinda Williams – “West”

Alex Dorf

1. MIA – Kala
2. Radiohead – In Rainbows
3. The National – Boxer
4. Liars – Liars
5. Chromatics – Night Drive
6. Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline
7. Deerhunter – Cryptograms
8. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
9. Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings
10. Panda Bear – Person Pitch

Kevin Falahee

1- Neil Young- Live at Massey Hall: 1971
2- Band of Horses- Cease to Begin
3- Pelican- City of Echoes
4- Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5- Les Savy Fav- Let’s Stay Friends
6- The New Pornographers- Challengers
7- Dinosaur Jr.- Beyond
8- Apostle of Hustle- The National Anthem of Nowhere
9- Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
10- Blitzen Trapper- Wild Mountain Nation

Anna Gazdowicz

1 Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
2 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
3 The National – Boxer
4 Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
5 Radiohead – In Rainbows
6 MI.A. – Kala
7 Andrew Bird – Heretics
8 Feist – The Reminder
9 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
10 Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Michael Henning

Eric Copeland – Hermaphrodite
Akron/Family – Love is Simple
White Rainbow – Prism of Eternal Now
Gang Gang Dance – Rawwar
Plants – Photosynthesis
Glenn Jones – Against Which The Sea Continually Beats
Valet – Blood is Clean
Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
Soft Circle – Full Bloom
Tied + Tickled Trio – Aelita

Jackie Im

1 Radiohead – In Rainbows
2 Panda Bear – Person Pitch
3 M.I.A. – Kala
4 Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
5 Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
6 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
7 Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
8 Kevin Drew – Spirit If…
9 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
10 Feist – The Reminder

Tom Lee

1 Isabel at Sunset – Meet the gang!
2 Stars – Do You Trust Your Friends?
3 Open Mouth – Import/Export
4 Radiohead – In Rainbows
5 The Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
6 Help She Cant Swim – The Death of Nightlife
7 The Good, the Bad, & the Queen – s/t
8 St Vincent – Marry Me
9 Tuss – Rushup Edge
10 Bjork – Volta

Nikki Marra

1 Jimmy Eat World – Chase This Light
2 Eddie Vedder – Into The Wild
3 Lily Allen – Alright, Still
4 Chronchitis – Slightly Stoopid
5 The Noisettes – Whats the time Mr.Wolf?
6 White Moth – Xavier Rudd
7 Ben Harper – Lifeline
8 Sea wolf – Leaves in the River
9 Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
10 Cake – B sides and Rarities

Chris Morgan

1. Shellac- Excellent Italian Greyhound
2. Oxbow- The Narcotic Story
3. Angels of Light- We Are Him
4. Jesu- Conqueror
5. Foreign Born- On the Wing Now
6. Pissed Jeans- Hope for Men
7. The Shins- Wincing the Night Away
8. Idlewild- Make Another World
9. Big Business- Here Come the Waterworks
10. Radiohead- In Rainbows

Chris Pacifico

10. Book of Knots – Traineater
9. Fujiya and Miyagi – Transparent Things
8. The Twilight Sad – Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
7. White Rabbits – Fort Nightly
6. Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter – Like Love, Lust, & the Open Halls of the Soul
5. Arthur and Yu – In Camera
4. Grinderman – Grinderman
3 .Toca – Toca
2. Clinic – Visitations
1. Matthew Dear – Asa Breed

Tyler Parks

1…Sound of Silver. LCD Soundsystem
2…Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer. Of Montreal.
3…Ga ga ga ga ga. Spoon
4…Andorra. Caribou
5…From Here We Go Sublime…The Field
6…23. Blonde Redhead
7…Asa Breed. Matthew dear
8…Chromophobia…Gui Boratto
9…Person Pitch…Panda Bear
10…Walls. Apparat

Mars Simpson

1. Deerhunter- Cryptograms
2. White Rainbow- Prism Of Eternal Now
3. Valet- Blood Is Clean
4. St. Vincent- Marry Me
5. Jesu- Conqueror
6. L.C.D. Soundsystem- Sound Of Silver
7. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
8. Celebration- The Modern Tribe
9. Blonde Redhead- 23
10. Stars Of The Lid- And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Dean Steckel

1 Klaxons – Myth Of The Near Future
2 Patrick Wolf – The Magic Position
3 World/Inferno Friendship Society – Addicted To Bad Ideas
4 Gogol Bordello – Super Taranta!
5 Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
6 Tegan & Sara – The Con
7 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Living With The Living
8 Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City
9 Akron/Family – Love Is Simple
10 Editors – An End Has A Start

Anthony Strain

10. Kanye West, Graduation
9. Aesop Rock, None Shall Pass
8. Kevin Drew, Spirit If
7. Andrew Bird, Armchair Apocrypha
6. Blonde Redhead, 23
5. Matthew Dear, Asa Breed
4. LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver
3. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
2. Radiohead, In Rainbows
1. The National, Boxer

Jeff Terich

1. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
2. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
3. Jens Lekman – Night Falls on Kortedala
4. Radiohead – In Rainbows
5. Panda Bear – Person Pitch
6. The National – Boxer
7. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
8. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
9. MIA – Kala
10. El-P – I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead

Terrance Terich

1. Akron/Family- “Love is Simple”
2. Radiohead- “In Rainbows”
3. LCD Soundsystem- “Sound of Silver”
4. Arcade Fire- “Neon Bible”
5. Okkervil River- “The Stage Names”
6. Richard Hawley- “Lady’s Bridge”
7. Kevin Drew- “Spirit If…”
8. Panda Bear- “Person Pitch”
9. Modest Mouse- “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank”
10. Iron & Wine- “The Shepherd’s Dog”

Hubert Vigilla

1. Boxer by The National
2. Night Falls Over Kortedala by Jens Lekman
3. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
4. Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters by The Twilight Sad
5. Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
6. Armchair Apocrypha by Andrew Bird
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. The Great Unwanted by Lucky Soul
9. Under the Blacklight by Rilo Kiley
10. Neon Bible by The Arcade Fire

Tyler Weir

1. Maximo Park- Our Earthly Pleasures
2. Apostle of Hustle- National Anthem of Nowhere
3. Klaxons- Myths of the Near Future
4. Minus the Bear- Planet of Ice
5. John Vanderslice- Emerald City
6. The National- Boxer
7. Band of Horses- Cease to Begin
8. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
9. Stars- In Our Bedroom After the War
10. Shitdisco- Kingdom of Fear

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