Top 5 Albums 2007

5. Transformers Soundtrack

Hey! Why is a soundtrack on here? Well it’s nothing to do with the movie I assure you. The mix of songs and genres on this album make it a fresh and liberating 45 min or so. With new songs from Disturbed, Styles of Beyond and established hits from Linkin Park and Julien-K, make it an all time eargasm.

4. Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero

These guys are just freaky, but mind they’re still extremely cool. Well known for their industrial metal songs they bring something new with every album. This one, Year Zero is no exception. The single ‘Survivalism’ tags along with an awesome music video. I suggest checking it out as the album is free to listen to on the Nine Inch Nails website.

3. Serj Tankian – Elect the Dead

It’s our all time favourite terrorist looking lead singer from System of a Down. In 2007 in brought along his solo effort ‘Elect the Dead’. Though it proves to be a solid rock album, it’s hard to distinguish from his older work with System. But this isn’t such bad thing because its great to listen to and judging by his lyrical content, it’s easy to tell that he put all his energy into it.

2. Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight

Well you either love em or hate em, but you can’t deny the success they continually bring with every album they release. Criticised for producing a sound that was stale, they vouched to create a new sound with Minutes to Midnight. They managed to pull it off showing the world that they don’t have to scream and rap in every single song.

1. Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

There’s certainly no denying that these guys rule, I mean they’re the Foo. Kidding aside they return with Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace displaying their God given talents of pure rock. An album that is reminiscent of the album ‘The Colour and the Shape’. Songs like ‘The Pretender’ and ‘Long Road to Ruin’ make it a return to classic Foo Fighters. This is also their year as they’re dominating rock charts in the US and Australia.

Anticipated Albums of 2008

Disturbed are set to release their highly anticipated 4th album titled ‘Indestructible’ in the first half of 2008. Promising to deliver a darker album than their debut album ‘The Sickness’, I can’t wait.

Slipknot is also doing the finishing touches to their next album set to be released anytime in 2008. Not much has been promised other than they’re going to make ‘Slipknot music’, whatever that means.

  • Nice list Ben. Berj and NIN didn’t make it on to mine. Mainly I thought Year Zero was a little bit of a disapointment and there just wasn’t room for Elect the Dead which would be in my top 10. Also big upset, yes I put the Hilltop Hoods infront of LP *OMG*!

    Here’s mine:

    5. Dropkick Murphys – The Meanest of Times
    4. Muse – Black Holes And Revelations
    3. Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight
    2. Hilltop Hoods – The Hard Road: Restrung
    1. Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

  • Didnt like the list TBH it was EPIC FAIL.

  • Ben

    Liam, I’m pretty sure the Hilltop Hoods album is from 2006, but not sure. Yeah people might not like the list but 2007 was a pretty ordinary year for music.

  • Opiate of Blame

    Era Vulgaris!!!

  • The Hard Road: Restrung was a remix album with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Okwerdz. It was released May 12th 2007.

  • I’m going to totally disagree and go in the opposite direction with my own tastes.
    “Places Like This” – Architecture in Helsinki
    “Scott Edgar and the Universe” – Scott Edgar and the Universe
    “Lon Gisland EP” – Beirut
    “I’ll Be Lighting” – Liam Finn
    and lastly, the Portal soundtrack 🙂

  • It wasn’t a slow year for music at all you guys just didn’t venture out beyond what the 4 major record labels told you to listen to based on the 1 of 4 cliche images you want to create for yourself.

    I can assure you if you weren’t all sad marketing victims, Serj, the Foo Fighters and some Nu-Metal 14 year old acne long hair fest compilation from hollywood california wouldn’t have made the list.