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My Favourite Albums Of The Year

John Mulvey

As I get older, I find it harder and harder to do these charts - maybe because there are so many records I like, it seems churlish to organise them so crudely. Nevertheless, it's fun having a go - as, hopefully, you're discovering with our Best Of 2007 supplement with the new issue, and the Rate the albums of the year thing on uncut.co.uk. I'll try and post my favourite reissues and comps later, but please let me know your picks, too.

Here's my Top 20, as it stands at 11.45am, December 19.

1 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver

2 The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America (released in the UK in January, if you're scratching your head in the States)

3 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

4 PJ Harvey - White Chalk

5 Voice Of The Seven Woods - Voice Of The Seven Woods

6 Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

7 The White Stripes - Icky Thump

8 Lavender Diamond - Imagine Our Love

9 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

10 Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Fire Escape

11 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

12 Radiohead - In Rainbows

13 Ghost - In Stormy Night

14 James Blackshaw - The Cloud Of Unknowing

15 Magik Markers - Boss

16 PG Six - Slightly Sorry

17 Linda Thompson - Versatile Heart

18 Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

19 Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

20 Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

Tonight, incidentally, I'll be going to see Bruce Springsteen for the first time. I'll try and write something about it as soon as get in tomorrow morning. In the meantime, let's have a look at your end-of-year charts.


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