Ryan Flatley

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Top 2007 Albums

A top 25 list I feel confident about as the year comes to a close. 1-7 are rated 4.5. The rest are 4.0s.
1Panda Bear
Person Pitch

Noah Lennox of Animal Collective fame strikes gold with beautiful and lush musical landscapes using a loop method that is used to perfection.

One of the most challenging, yet catchy releases of the year that translates incredibly well live.
3 Do Make Say Think
You, You're a History in Rust

Do Make Say Think expand their songwriting capabilities with a well-balanced effort that is hard to stop playing once it's started.
4The Number Twelve Looks Like You

Mongrel shows how far the Number 12 Looks Like You have come since their debut. In fact, Mongrel shows how far they are able to bend and mold multiple genres together to create a technical masterpiece.
5Say Anything
In Defense of the Genre

Say Anything had 27 chances to screw up, but they didn't. In Defense of the Genre contains lyrics that make practically everyone shudder whether it's about your religion, race, or girlfriend.

Quite possibly the most overlooked album of 2007 among Sputnik, Deerhunter's latest release, Cryptograms, is a dissonant and yet infectiously catchy release.
7The Locust
New Erections

The Locust expands on their previous EP to create a more than enjoyable full length while maintaining their roots of originality.

Burial's hit, 'Archangel' was the reason I gave this album another chance and I'm glad I did.
The Alchemy Index: Vols. I and II...

Thrice get it done, again.
The Reminder

Leslie Feist, marry me.
In Rainbows

A little too gay at times, but nothing really comes close to average.
12 Justice

I'm still doing the D.A.N.C.E.
13Dan Deacon
Spiderman of the Rings

Dan Deacon, please, never grow up.
14Ghastly City Sleep
Ghastly City Sleep

The American version of Sigur Ros are nothing less than brilliant.
15Pig Destroyer
Phantom Limb

'The Machete Twins' is one of the best songs I have heard all year.
16Vic Chesnutt
North Star Deserter

With the supporting cast he had for some songs, it's hard to screw up.
17Andrew Bird
Armchair Apocrypha

Album is great, but the replay value is just too low to really excel at something beyond that.
18Stars of the Lid
And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Zebra can suck my teat.
19Animal Collective
Strawberry Jam

When I first got this, it was fantastic, then it quickly lost it's spunk.
20The Weakerthans
Reunion Tour

See 18, replace with Zebra with Nick Greer.
21Arcade Fire
Neon Bible

mmmm Neon Bibles.
Friend And Foe

Bari fucking saxophone. Oh yeah, best artwork '07.
23Streetlight Manifesto
Somewhere in the Between

I feel they played this album a little too safe.
24Moving Mountains

One of the best new bands I've heard this year.
The Flying Club Cup

Zach Condon got a little lazy this time around, but it's still a more than enjoyable listen.
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