100 Greatest Albums of 2007

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2007 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. In Rainbows
2. Graduation
Kanye West
3. Neon Bible
Arcade Fire
4. Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem
5. Kala
6. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse
7. American Gangster
8. Icky Thump
The White Stripes
9. Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective
10. For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver
11. Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys
12. Raising Sand
Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
13. Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails
14. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters
15. As I Am
Alicia Keys
16. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
Lupe Fiasco
17. Person Pitch
Panda Bear
18. Silent Shout
The Knife
19. Good Girl Gone Bad
20. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
21. The Reminder
22. It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Maroon 5
23. From Here We Go Sublime
The Field
24. Boxer
The National
25. Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree
26. Cross
27. Cease to Begin
Band of Horses
28. Mirrored
29. Era Vulgaris
Queens of the Stone Age
30. Cassadaga
Bright Eyes
31. Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant
Wyclef Jean
32. The Best Damn Thing
Avril Lavinge
33. Colors
Between the Buried and Me
34. Infinity on High
Fall Out Boy
35. The Con
Tegan and Sara
36. We'll Never Turn Back
Mavis Staples
37. All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Explosions in the Sky
38. Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold
39. Getback
Little Brother
40. Riot!
41. Wincing the Night Away
The Shins
42. Puzzle
Biffy Clyro
43. None Shall Pass
Aesop Rock
44. Beyond
Dinosaur Jr.
45. The Magic Position
Patrick Wolf
46. Long Road Out of Eden
47. I'll Sleep When You're Dead
48. New Wave
Against Me!
49. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Of Montreal
50. Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park

51. Introducing Joss Stone
Joss Stone
52. Memory Almost Full
Paul McCartney
53. Easy Tiger
Ryan Adams
54. Underground Kingz
55. Life in Cartoon Motion
56. Young Modern
57. White Chalk
PJ Harvey
58. Volta
59. Planet Earth
60. Sweet Warrior
Richard Thompson
61. Made of Bricks
Kate Nash
62. The Shepherd's Dog
Iron & Wine
63. How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???
Public Enemy
64. The Good, the Bad and the Queen
The Good the Bad and the Queen
65. Snakes & Arrows
66. Love/Hate
67. Sky Blue Sky
68. On Letting Go
Circa Survive
69. Little Voice
Sara Bareilles
70. A Place to Bury Strangers
A Place to Bury Strangers
71. Finding Forever
72. The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse
The Besnard Lakes
73. Black Rain
Ozzy Osbourne
74. Just Like You
Keyshia Cole
75. Timbaland Presents Shock Value
76. New Moon
Elliott Smith
77. Scene of the Crime
Bettye LaVette
78. Lady's Bridge
Richard Hawley
79. Let's Stay Friends
Les Savy Fav
80. The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3
Jill Scott
81. Witchcult Today
Electric Wizard
82. Overpowered
Róisín Murphy
83. Luvanmusiq
Musiq Soulchild
84. Not Too Late
Norah Jones
85. The Needles The Space
Straylight Run
86. From Nothin' to Somethin'
87. Myths of the Near Future
88. Because of the Times
Kings of Leon
89. Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow
Coheed & Cambria
90. Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters
The Twilight Sad
91. Ghosts
Siobhán Donaghy
92. My December
Kelly Clarkson
93. Libertad
Velvet Revolver
94. Chase This Light
Jimmy Eat World
95. The Stage Names
Okkervil River
96. A Weekend in the City
Bloc Party
97. Marry Me
St. Vincent
98. Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto
99. Strange House
The Horrors
100. Night Falls Over Kortedala
Jens Lekman
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2007
Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2007
* In Advance of the Broken Arm
Marnie Stern

Lew's choice:
* The Divine Conspiracy
2006   |   2008