Kerrang!'s 20 Albums of 2007

2008-01-02 by Inperiour | 35 Comments
British rock & metal magazine Kerrang! have posted their Top 20 Albums of 2007.

20. Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today
19. Against Me! - New Wave
18. High on Fire - Death Is This Communion
17. Municipal Waste - The Art Of Partying
16. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
15. Baroness - Red Album
14. Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols I and II: Fire and Water
13. Reuben - In Nothing We Trust
12. Coheed and Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
11. Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light
10. Fall out Boy - Infinity On High
9. Down - Down III: Over The Under
8. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
7. Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
6. The Ghost of a Thousand - This Is Where The Fight Begins
5. Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty
4. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
3. Machine Head - The Blackening
2. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
1. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle

http://www.kerrang.com/

Tagged: Various Artists (Metal)

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Iai
Emeritus
January 2nd 2008
3553 Comments


Actually a decent choice for #1. But yeah, list mostly sucks.

TheStarclassicTreatment
January 2nd 2008
2910 Comments


Saw this in my friend's mag.
1 is fantastic, but I don't get how the fuck 2 got there.
Or 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 or 16 for that matter...

Altmer
January 2nd 2008
5701 Comments


no Nightwish is fail

TheStarclassicTreatment
January 2nd 2008
2910 Comments


Also, Kerrang rated Systematic Chaos a 5 star and said it was definitely one of the best albums this year when it was released, but didn't include it here...=/

Thor
January 2nd 2008
10269 Comments


Ire Works really doesn't' deserve all the praise it's getting.

Poet
January 2nd 2008
6005 Comments


no Nightwish is fail








Also, Serj's album wasn't that good

blackened07
January 2nd 2008
949 Comments


Serjs album was so boring.

Crysis
Emeritus
January 2nd 2008
17364 Comments


Seriously... what is with all of the shitty top 20 lists.... stupid mainstream garbage.

plane
Staff Reviewer
January 2nd 2008
7449 Comments


if they had good mainstream stuff you would all still label it as mainstream garbage, and you act as if they're dismissing whatever album you jacked off to throughout the year but the fact that it is a magazine like this probably means that they just don't know it.

XMII
January 2nd 2008
176 Comments


11 and 8 are the only ones that kinda deserve to be on this.

racerX71
January 2nd 2008
73 Comments


no joke, wheres between the buried and me.

Crimson
January 2nd 2008
1937 Comments


Fall Out Boy are so metal.

Wizard
January 2nd 2008
20207 Comments


Well said planewreq!
Why does everybody assume that these magazines are going to have the same choices in albums that all of us Sputnik users have? That wouldn't be fun to read!

PushTheTempo
January 2nd 2008
37 Comments


^^

But srsly 1 & 9 are pretty good choises, as well as the stoner at the end.

Essence
January 2nd 2008
6248 Comments


Ewwww.... Avenged Sevenfold? Are you kidding me?

masscows
January 2nd 2008
2230 Comments


lol

Zoo
January 2nd 2008
3759 Comments


I figured Kerrang's list would suck, but not this bad. If anyone knows of a metal magazine that doesn't fail, let me know.
[quote=Thor]Ire Works really doesn't' deserve all the praise it's getting.[/quote]
Neither does The Blackening.

Wizard
January 2nd 2008
20207 Comments


There will never be a Metal Mag that meets anybody's criteria for a great 'end of the year' list.

Acre
January 2nd 2008
847 Comments


Not a terrible list, actually. Sure, as with any list, there's plenty of crap. At the same time there are also some pretty decent albums scattered throughout the crap.

Slaytan
January 2nd 2008
1185 Comments


I'm happy 18 made it on there.

camdizzle
January 2nd 2008
58 Comments


I love Against Me!, but New Wave was a mediocre album at best

EyesWideShut
January 2nd 2008
4873 Comments


The list is like all the other shitty mainstream lists. NIN should be there, and DOWN's album should be on every list and Yes where's Between the Buried And Me and Porcupine Tree???

duckies
January 3rd 2008
143 Comments


Nice to see Biffy at #1, although it's probably their worst album yet, but a great album nonetheless. #13 and 14 are pretty good too, but the rest of the list doesn't tickle my fancy.

sickjesus
January 3rd 2008
163 Comments


The bottom of this list is barrel-scraping stuff. Baroness are a poor man's Mastodon, A7X's new cd is utter balls, the NME totally bones Municipal Waste - nuff said - and High On Fire can't hold a candle to Sleep. However, my favourite cd of the year is #1, so for once i have no beef with Kerrap!

cbmartinez
January 3rd 2008
2525 Comments


elect the dead sucked so bad

beans
January 3rd 2008
2328 Comments


this list is pretty much stupid but i do like
number 5 and 9

2muchket!
January 3rd 2008
906 Comments


Ghost Of A Thousand are awful

but apart from that decent list for kerrany

Confessed2005
January 4th 2008
4523 Comments


This has to be one of the most amusing lists out of all of the ones flooding the Sputnik news pages.

MickG78
January 15th 2008
10 Comments


It's clear that most of you haven't seen the full list in the mag

as each critic got to pick their top 20, and those that got the most mentions came out on top. It didn't concern the 'weight' of a writer's opinion, just an accumulation of the most voted for bands.

"this list is pretty much stupid" ???,
"one of the most amusing lists " ??,
"barrel-scraping stuff" ??? etc.

I'm willing to bet that all the above negative comments come from people who HAVEN'T EVEN HEARD MOST OF THE ALBUMS therefore are not in a position to judge how 'barrel-scraping' they are! You jokers!

To me, there's some of the best rock bands in the world in there. But then I have ears.

MickG78
January 15th 2008
10 Comments


I say give us your alternative top 20 albums of the year - all of you - so the rest of us can rip apart your list.

You shouldn't care, as you'll still like what you like - like the Kerrang writers do.

But to call it 'stupid' and not offer one alternative, or even a few albums that should have made it is just redundant.

I think the list shows a decent enough range of music that the critics listen to and enjoy, and reflects the change in opinions amongst the staff over recent years - and a change in the personnel.

Kerrang (sadly for some) is more far-reaching now, often neglecting some of the best and largely unknown bands for their style and sound are not for general consumption, but for the more discerning and the initiated.

MickG78
January 15th 2008
10 Comments


Personally, I quite like Biffy, but I don't 'get' them. They're interesting enough, and original, but I like my rock pretty straight up, and they're a bit inscrutable for my liking.

They don't even begin to compare to the colossal slab of masterful metallic majesty that is DOWN III - Over The Under, my album of 2007.

and how ASH - "Twilight of the Innocents" didn't make more of an impact, considering it contains some of the bands best ever songs, I'll never know, but there you go.

DEVILDRIVER- "The last kind words" is a fantastic listen.
and as ever, ORANGE GOBLIN released a mostly ignored, but tune-packed, heavy as a very heavy thing album. And THE WILDHEARTS - also didn't get a mention.

There's some of my alternatives.

MickG78
January 15th 2008
10 Comments


I can honestly say that I've listened to all 20 of those albums and can appreciate that some people like them.

I find FALL OUT BOY and JIMMY EAT WORLD totally boring,
AGAINST ME! and The Ghost of a Thousand interesting enough I suppose, but not really my cup of tea, AVENGED 7X annoying and desperately populist, MUNICIPAL WASTE dunderheaded fun which is nothing new, Coheed and Cambria bemusing at times, but quite delightful at others,

and apart from that, all the other bands are worthy of being in top 20 lists - for those who love to rock!

Give us some alternatives here people!

MickG78
January 16th 2008
10 Comments


Is that it? This really is a thriving hotbed of musical discussion!

It's easier for people to read, and they can skip whatever they like, but might look at the bits that mention bands they are interested in.

That a good enough answer?!

Plus, I copied them from a document I had open at the time, and was too lazy to type them.

MickG78
January 16th 2008
10 Comments


and I'll use soft returns in future, if that's at all possible.

MickG78
January 16th 2008
10 Comments


Forgot to mention - Monster Magnet (the one without the caps) - 4-way Diablo came out late 2007, and is worthy of a purchase by any self-respecting rock fan.

Clutch released a new one, and Capdown's 'Wind Up Toys' has really grown on me.

They'd be in my list somewhere.



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