Presenting the best albums of 2007

Journal staff ring in a musical new year by selecting their favourites from this year’s albums

Making four lists each, Feist’s The Reminder and Miracle Fortress’ Five Roses are the Journal’s breakout albums of the year.
Making four lists each, Feist’s The Reminder and Miracle Fortress’ Five Roses are the Journal’s breakout albums of the year.
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‘Tis the season for end-of-year best-of lists, and Journal staff have gathered to present their picks for the best five albums of 2007.

Jordon Beenen

1. Animal Collective—Strawberry Jam
2. The Besnard Lakes—The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse
3. Miracle Fortress—Five Roses
4. Les Savy Fav—Let’s Stay Friends
5. Deathspell Omega—Fas-Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum

Nathan Page

1. Vampire Weekend—Vampire Weekend
2. Okkervil River—The Stage Names
3. Andrew Bird—Armchair Apocrypha
4. Black Kids—Wizard of Ahhhs
5. Handsome Furs—Plague Park

Meghan Sheffield

1. New Pornographers—Challenger
2. The National—Boxer
3. Kanye West—Graduation
4. The Besnard Lakes—The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse
5. Miracle Fortress—Five Roses

Angela Hickman

1. The Weakerthans—Reunion Tour
2. Joel Plaskett Emergency—Ashtray Rock
3. Feist—The Reminder
4. The Foo Fighters—Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
5. The Arcade Fire—Neon Bible

Lauren Raham

1. Julie Doiron—Woke Myself Up
2. Deerhoof—Cryptograms
3. Justice—†
4. Feist—The Reminder
5. Do Make Say Think—You, You’re a History in Rust

Erin Flegg

1. Feist—The Reminder
2. Basia Bulat—Oh, My Darling
3. The Bird and the Bee—The Bird and the Bee
4. Stars—In Our Bedroom After the War
5. The New Pornographers—Challenger

Katherine Laidlaw

1. Basia Bulat—Oh, My Darling
2. Rilo Kiley—Under the Blacklight
3. Feist—The Reminder
4. Joel Plaskett—Ashtray Rock
5. Kanye West—Graduation

Mike Woods

1. Arctic Monkeys—Favourite Worst Nightmare
2. Radiohead—In Rainbows
3. Jay-Z—Kingdom Come
4. Foo Fighters—Echoes Silence Patience & Grace
5. Kanye West—Graduation

Meghan Harrison

1. Miracle Fortress—Five Roses
2. Shearwater—Palo Santo
3. Fall Out Boy—Infinity On High
4. Spoon—Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5. No Age—Weirdo Rippers

Adèle Barclay

1. M.I.A.—Kala
2. Miracle Fortress—Five Roses
3. Bjork—Volta
4. Two Hours Traffic—Little Jabs
5. Tegan and Sara—The Con

Taylor Burns

1. The National—Boxer
2. Radiohead—In Rainbows
3. Stars—In Our Bedroom After the War
4. Arcade Fire—Neon Bible
5. Apostle of Hustle—National Anthem of Nowhere

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