Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

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PHOENIX FAVORITE I: Our love of M.I.A. is reaching near self-parodic proportions...

Megan BELL
1. Animal Collective, STRAWBERRY JAM
2. Tori Amos, AMERICAN DOLL POSSE
3. Arctic Monkeys, FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE
4. Feist, THE REMINDER
5. Les Savy Fav, LET’S STAY FRIENDS
6. M.I.A., KALA
7. Of Montreal, HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER?
8. Patrick Wolf, THE MAGIC POSITION
9. Radiohead, IN RAINBOWS
10. Tegan & Sara, THE CON

Carly CARIOLI
1. LCD Soundsystem, SOUND OF SILVER
2. M.I.A., KALA
3. Spoon, GA GA GA GA GA
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, BABY 81
5. Bat For Lashes, FUR AND GOLD
6. Paramore, RIOT!
7. 3 Inches of Blood, FIRE UP THE BLADES
8. Radiohead, IN RAINBOWS
9. Lil Wayne, THE EMPIRE & LIL WAYNE: THE CARTER 3 SESSIONS
10. Black Lips, GOOD BAD NOT EVIL

Caitlin CURRAN
1. M.I.A., KALA
2. Deerhoof, FRIEND OPPORTUNITY
3. Radiohead, IN RAINBOWS
4. Animal Collective, STRAWBERRY JAM
5. Yeasayer, ALL HOUR CYMBALS
6. Of Montreal, HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER?
7. Les Savy Fav, LET’S STAY FRIENDS
8. The Besnard Lakes, THE BESNARD LAKES ARE THE DARK HORSE
9. LCD Soundsystem, SOUND OF SILVER
10. Andrew Bird, ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA

Paul DRISCOLL
1. Maps, WE CAN CREATE
2. Wilco, SKY BLUE SKY
3. Radiohead, IN RAINBOWS
4. Band Of Horses, CEASE TO BEGIN
5. Bloc Party, A WEEKEND IN THE CITY
6. The Go! Team, PROOF OF YOUTH
7. Interpol, OUR LOVE TO ADMIRE
8. Kaiser Chiefs, YOURS TRULY, ANGRY MOB
9. Rogue Wave, ASLEEP AT HEAVEN'S GATE
10. Arctic Monkeys, FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE

Ted DROZDOWSKI
1 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, RAISING SAND
2 Bettye LaVette, THE SCENE OF THE CRIME
3 Serj Tankian, ELECT THE DEAD
4 Bruce Springsteen, MAGIC
5 Foo Fighters, ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE
6 The White Stripes, ICKY THUMP
7 Porter Wagoner, WAGONMASTER
8 Mark Ribot, ASMODEUS: BOOK OF ANGELS VOLUME 7 — MARK RIBOT PLAYS MASADA BOOK TWO
9 Smashing Pumpkins, ZEITGEIST
10 The Dynamites featuring Charlie Walker, KABOOM!

Mike MILIARD
1. Black Francis, BLUEFINGER
2. Dinosaur Jr., BEYOND
3. The Good, the Bad & the Queen, THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
4. The Go! Team, PROOF OF YOUTH
5. Grinderman, GRINDERMAN
6. Mekons, NATURAL
7. Scharpling & Wurster, THE ART OF THE SLAP
8. Ted Leo/Pharmacists, LIVING WITH THE LIVING
9. Thurston Moore, TREES OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY
10. Young Marble Giants, COLOSSAL YOUTH (Reissue)

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PHOENIX FAVORITES II: ...while our love of Radiohead surpassed parody long, long ago
Jim MURRAY
1. Arcade Fire, NEON BIBLE
2. Against Me!, NEW WAVE
3. M.I.A., KALA
4. Amy Winehouse, BACK TO BLACK
5. Bloc Party, A WEEKEND IN THE CITY
6. Modest Mouse, WE WERE DEAD BEFORE THE SHIP EVEN SANK
7. Queens Of The Stone Age, ERA VULGARIS
8. Interpol, OUR LOVE TO ADMIRE
9. Electric 6, I SHALL EXTERMINATE EVERYTHING AROUND ME THAT RESTRICTS ME FROM BEING THE MASTER
10. Jay-Z, AMERICAN GANGSTER

Ian SANDS
1. Kanye West, GRADUATION
2. Ryan Adams, EASY TIGER
3. The Real Tuesday Weld, THE LONDON BOOK OF THE DEAD
4. Various, I’M NOT THERE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
5. Shout Out Louds, OUR ILL WILLS
6. Lil Wayne, mix tapes, collabos, etc.
7. Patty Griffin, CHILDREN RUNNING THROUGH
8. Antiques, FLOODLIGHT
9. Shitake Monkey, I’M GONNA TAKE U HOME
10. Christians and Lions, GIMME DICTION

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