Paste ranks the year’s 100 best albums

    You know December is around the corner when everyone starts busting out their lists. No, not gift wish lists, not to-do lists, not freakin shopping lists. Year-end best-of lists. Yes, once again it”’s that time of year when editors, writers, bloggers and fans alike take stock in the year in music and compile, rank and wrangle over who did what the most awesomest. So, without further ado, here’s Paste”’s top 100 albums for 2007.
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    100. Stars ” In Our Bedroom After The War
    99. The Fiery Furnaces – Widow City
    98. Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond
    97. Marissa Nadler – Song III: Bird on the Water
    96. Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
    95. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – The Good, The Bad & The Queen
    94. Suzanne Vega – Beauty & Crime
    93. Lori McKenna – Unglamorous
    92. Jesse Sykes ” Like, Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul
    91. The Fratellis – Costello Music
    90. Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
    89. Anat Cohen – Noir
    88. Do Make Say Think – You, You’re A History In Rust
    87. White Rabbits ” Fort Nightly
    86. Ruthie Foster – The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
    85. Menomena – Friend and Foe
    84. Liars – Liars
    83. Deerhunter – Cryptograms
    82. Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings
    81. Art Brut – It’s A Bit Complicated
    80. Akron/Family – Love Is Simple
    79. Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
    78. The New Pornographers – Challengers
    77. Jeremy Fisher – Goodbye Blue Monday
    76. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
    75. Great Lake Swimmers – Ongiara
    74. Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
    73. Warm In The Wake – American Prehistoric
    72. Bettye Lavette – Scene Of The Crime
    71. Josh Rouse – Country Mouse City House
    70. Ween – La Cucaracha
    69. Bat For Lashes – Fur & Gold
    68. Office – A Night At The Ritz
    67. St. Vincent – Marry Me
    66. Apples In Stereo – New Magnetic Wonder
    65. Caribou – Andorra
    64. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
    63. Explosions In The Sky – All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone
    62. Joseph Arthur – Let’s Just Be
    61. Prince – Planet Earth
    60. The Broken West – I Can’t Go On I’ll Go On
    59. Imperial Teen – The Hair The TV The Baby & The Band
    58. Romantica – America
    57. The Clientele – God Save The Clientele
    56. Kate Nash – Made of Bricks
    55. Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
    54. Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew – Spirit If…
    53. Fionn Regan – The End Of History
    52. Thurston Moore – Trees Outside the Academy
    51. The Frames – The Cost
    50. Battles – Mirrored
    49. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Dona Got A Ramblin”’ Mind
    48. The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour
    47. Linda Thompson – Versatile Heart
    46. Justice – ”
    45. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
    44. Norah Jones – Not Too Late
    43. The Everybodyfields – Nothing Is Okay
    42. Lifesavas – Gutterfly
    41. Brandi Carlile – The Story
    40. Damien Dempsey – To Hell Or Barbados
    39. The Perishers – Victorious
    38. Olof Arnalds – Vid Og Vid
    37. Eleni Mandell – The Miracle Of Five
    36. Joe Henry – Civilians
    35. Peter Bjorn & John – Writer’s Block
    34. Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
    33. PJ Harvey – White Chalk
    32. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
    31. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
    30. Björk – Volta
    29. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    28. Mary Gauthier – Between Daylight and Dark
    27. Derek Webb – The Ringing Bell
    26. The Shins – Wincing the Night Away
    25. Over The Rhine – The Trumpet Child
    24. Patty Griffin – Children Running Through
    23. Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
    22. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
    21. Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
    20. Blonde Redhead – 23
    19. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – Living with the Living
    18. Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    17. Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
    16. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
    15. Kanye West – Graduation
    14. Loney, Dear – Loney, Noir
    13. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
    12. Avett Brothers – Emotionalism
    11. Radiohead – In Rainbows
    10. Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
    09. Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
    08. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
    07. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
    06. M.I.A. – Kala
    05. Feist – The Reminder
    04. The White Stripes – Icky Thump
    03. Bruce Springsteen – Magic
    02. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
    01. The National – Boxer
    [Via: Stereogum]