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Best Rock Albums of the Year

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Cansportschick, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071218/rock_albums_071218/20071218?hub=Entertainment

    AP picks Radiohead's "In Rainbows" as top cd pick of the year.

    Top 10 list is:

    1) Radiohead-In Rainbows
    2) Modest Mouse-We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
    3) Spoon-Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
    4) Panda Bear-Person Pitch
    5) Feist-The Reminder
    6) Wilco-Sky Blue Sky
    7) Rilo Kiley-Under the Backlight
    8) Amy Winehouse-Back to Black
    9) Are you the Destoyer-Hissing Fauna
    10) Menomena-Friend or Foe
     
  2. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    What about the Foo Fighters?
     
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I don't know that I'd call Feist or Amy Winehouse "rock."

    Not to mention that Tori Amos' album was better than Feist's, and yea, the Foo Fighters were snubbed.
     
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I haven't heard of half those bands.
     
  5. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    I can't believe that Timbaland's Shock Value is getting no love from any of the critics as one of the best picks of the year. Also, Springsteen's Magic is getting no love either.

    ....and AP forgot Arcade Fire's Neon Bible.

    And yeah, I agree with the snub of the Foo Fighters.

    Begs to wonder, just who is selecting the top picks. Did they honestly put their IPOD or MP3 dowloads list down? Seems like it to me...

    And is Kanye going to start a rant because of the AP snubbing his Graduation CD?
     
  6. KG

    KG Active Member

    Don't get me wrong, I like Feist for a laid-back and relaxed mood, but I'd hardly call it rock.
     
  7. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    I don't agree with Modest Mouse at No. 2. It was a good album, but not a great one. They're at their best when playing floating-out-in-space type rhythms. "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" had a more anthemic feel a la "Float On." How they could put that above Spoon and the Foo Fighters is beyond me.
     
  8. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America. Not sure if it came out in 2007 or late 2006, but it's tremendous.
     
  9. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    It came out in October '06, I think.
     
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Ok, I'll throw in:

    The Black and White album by The Hives
    Icky Thump by the White Stripes
    Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace by Foo Fighters
    Chase This Light by Jimmy Eat World
    Riot! by Paramore
    It's a Bit Complicated by Art Brut
    Favourite Worst Nightmare by The Arctic Monkeys
    No World For Tomorrow by Coheed and Cambria
     
  11. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    That Spoon record is one of the best I've heard in a long time.

    Also nominate Ted Leo / Pharmacists - Living with the Living

    Also, Spoon has a song called "Finer Feelings" in which part of the chorus and part of the reason for the song is the narrator reading the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
     
  12. accguy

    accguy Member

    Another candidate: The National's "Boxer"
     
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