Sunday, April 13, 2008

The 10 Best Albums of 2007

I was holding out on posting this because I was hoping that I could do an "Ebert and Roeper" style video blog with a friend of mine to count down our picks for the 10 best albums of the year. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to happen, so here are the albums I picked backed in January in a basic list form. Since I already wrote about each of these albums in my Holiday Buyer's Guide, I feel it would be a bit redundant to write another nearly identical paragraph of analysis for each album (especially when I'm so behind on my writing), but I would still like to collaborate with a guest critic and do a video blog for this list eventually. Either way, here are my picks for the 10 best albums of last year:

10. Rush- Snakes & Arrows
9. Iron & Wine- The Shepherd's Dog
8. Caribou- Andorra
7. Epica- The Divine Conspiracy
6. Porcupine Tree- Fear of a Blank Planet
5. Dark Tranquillity- Fiction
4. Nightwish- Dark Passion Play
3. Symphony X- Paradise Lost
2. Radiohead- In Rainbows
1. Lupe Fiasco- The Cool

I will have part 2 of the "10 New Albums You Should Buy" series up today, and my goal is to post daily updates until I get caught up. I also have full reviews of Ayreon's "01011001" and Avantasia's "The Scarecrow" to post, as well some sort of short review for 50 or so other albums I've listened to from this year. On top of that, I'll continue posting my Top 100 list, which has gotten delayed to the point where I'm just going to post it when I can and not make any more promises. Thanks to all of you once again for continuing to read this blog. Due to events outside of my control, I've had to make school and family an overwhelming priority so far this year, but I would love nothing more than to make this blog active, and I feel optimistic that I will soon be able to succeed in doing that.


tad said...

why isn't devin twonsend on here?

Bryce Murphy said...

Ziltoid was hilarious, but I had to narrow it down to 10, and I have a hard time giving a tie to a comedy album over something like Rush or Iron & Wine.