My Top 20 CDs for 2007.

Since I haven't been posting on the Pop 5 site lately, I decided to post my top 20 CD picks for 2007. I know everyone is waiting with baited breath so without further ado... Drum roll, please!

20. The Garden Exclusives [E.P.]: Zero 7
19. 100 Days, 100 Nights: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
18. the Boy With No Name: Travis
17. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool: Lupe Fiasco
16. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace: Foo Fighters
15. Our Love to Admire: Interpol
14. In Our Nature: Jose Gonzalez
13. Hvarf-Heim: Sigur Ros
12. Planet Earth: Prince
11.Cross: J.U.S.T.I.C.E
10. White Bread, Black Beer: Scritti Politti
9. Eardrum: Talib Kweli
8. Finding Forever: Common
7. Dark on Fire: Turin Brakes
6. The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3: Jill Scott
5. Era Vulgaris: Queens of the Stone Age
4. Time on Earth: Crowded House
3. Out of the Woods: Tracey Thorn
2. Kala: M.I.A.
1. Back to Black: Amy Winehouse

For me, the top three were no-brainers since they were always playing on my I-pod. I must admit, Bjork, who is one of my favorite artist didn't make it. Her album totally missed the mark, or it could be that M.I.A released a better album. I will give Bjork an honorable mention since she's alway trying something new.

My hope is that in 2008 Massive Attack, doves, the Roots, and Maxwell will release their long-awaited albums.

Last, but not least, I rediscovered an old album that I haven't listened to in a while. That record is 'Ask Rufus' by Rufus and Chaka Khan. I must say, I forgot how good this album is and the songs took me back to a time when music was bold and innovative. (Not to mention I was younger and had more hair back then.)

That's all.

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definitely agree on Bjork -- where has she gone? her last 2 cds have been... icky.

not sure i can listen to Amy Winehouse without picturing her scary, scary eyes.

then again, Thom Yorke's got a crooked eye, and i listen to him whine all the time!

Good list.

A couple of my own faves this year were the "I'm Not There" soundtrack, which has some of the best Dylan covers out there; Wilco's "Sky Blue Sky" (because Jeff Tweedy could blow his nose and record it, and I'd still love it); and a major-label debut by a Neptune, NJ native named Nicole Atkins and her band The Sea called "Neptune City." She was on Letterman--and was amazing. Columbia sent me the CD. Record companies are really arbitrary about sending promos, and nine out of ten are absolute crap. But this one was full of lush, rich arrangements, melancholy songs and she has a great voice.

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