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Harp Magazine’s Top 50 CDs of 2007 (Future Clouds & Radar)

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Harp Magazine

1 OKKERVIL RIVER, The Stage Names(JAGJAGUWAR)
2 BAND OF HORSES, Cease To Begin (SUB POP)
3 IRON & WINE, The Shepherd’s Dog (SUB POP)
4 FUTURE CLOUDS & RADAR, Future Clouds & Radar (STAR APPLE KINGDOM)
5 FEIST, The Reminder (CHERRY TREE/INTERSCOPE)
6 SPOON, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (MERGE)
7 RADIOHEAD, In Rainbows (SELF-RELEASED)
8 ARCADE FIRE, Neon Bible (Merge)
9 NEIL YOUNG, Chrome Dreams II (REPRISE)
10 JASON ISBELL, Sirens of the Ditch (NEW WEST)
11 WHITE STRIPES, Icky Thump (THIRD MAN/WARNER BROS.)
12 DEVENDRA BANHART, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL)
13 AVETT BROTHERS, Emotionalism (RAMSEUR)

Ween made their cover, but not the actual list. Ween are playing two shows at Terminal 5 this weekend. Get Ween Christmas song in my 2007 holiday mix.

Paste also has Avett Brothers high up on their list. Stylus seem to be the only ones MADLY in love with Miranda Lambert so far (Paste has her at 18) (and J likes her a lot). Nic Harcourt‘s list is still way different than everyone’s. The rest of Harp Magazine‘s list is below….

Stage Names

SILVER SPRING, M.D.: En route is the December 2007 issue of Harp, about to enter its seventh year of publication. Set to hit newsstands December 11, the new issue will zero in on the 50 best CDs of 2007 in the magazine’s annual year-end round-up. Voted Number One album of the year by the Harp staff and writers: Okkervil River’s The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar).

Receiving the news from Harp, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff said, “I’m very flattered and somewhat shocked. I’ve been doing this for so long and remember moments where nobody would write about us at all. It feels like people are actually appreciating us to elevate [the record] like this.”

Following close behind Okkervil River are ’07 releases from Band Of Horses, Iron and Wine, Future Clouds & Radar, Feist, Spoon, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Neil Young and Jason Isbell, occupying the 2 through 10 spots, respectively. Also dotting the Top 50 are the White Stripes, Devendra Banhart, Manu Chao, the Avett Brothers, M.I.A., Steve Earle, Robert Wyatt, Bettye LaVette, Explosions in the Sky, Mavis Staples and Tunng— all proof of Harp’s commitment to broad-reaching coverage of musical disciplines of all stripes. The complete list can be viewed below.

Future Clouds & Radar

14 > THE SHINS
WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY (SUB POP)

15 > THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
CHALLENGERS (MATADOR)

16 > WILCO
SKY BLUE SKY (NONESUCH)

17 > THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN (VIRGIN)

18 > GEORGIE JAMES
PLACES (SADDLE CREEK)

19 > BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
MAGIC (COLUMBIA)

20 > RILO KILEY
UNDER THE BLACKLIGHT (BRUTE/WARNER)

21 > THE NATIONAL
BOXER (Beggars)

22 > TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS
LIVING WITH THE LIVING (TOUCH & GO)

23 > BILL CALLAHAN
WOKE ON A WHALE HEART (DRAG CITY)

24 > M.I.A.
KALA (INTERSCOPE)

25 > JESSE SYKES AND THE SWEET HEREAFTER
LIKE, LOVE, LUST AND THE OPEN HALLS OF THE SOUL (BARSUK)

26 > STEVE EARLE
WASHINGTON SQUARE SERENADE (NEW WEST)

27 > OF MONTREAL
HISSING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER? (POLYVINYL)

28 > GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
THIS IS SOMEWHERE (HOLLYWOOD)

29 > KINGS OF LEON
BECAUSE OF THE TIMES (RCA)

30 > GRINDERMAN
GRINDERMAN (ANTI-)

31 > ROBERT WYATT
COMICOPERA (DOMINO)

32 > BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE PRESENTS: KEVIN DREW
SPIRIT IF… (ARTS & CRAFTS)

33 > ST. VINCENT
MARRY ME (BEGGARS BANQUET)

34 > RYAN ADAMS
EASY TIGER (LOST HIGHWAY)

35 > ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
STRAWBERRY JAM (DOMINO)

36 > BRIGHT EYES
CASSADEGA (SADDLE CREEK)

37 > RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
RELEASE THE STARS (GEFFEN)

38 > ELENI MANDELL
MIRACLE OF FIVE (ZEDTONE)

39 > PATTY GRIFFIN
CHILDREN RUNNING THROUGH (ATO)

40 > IAN HUNTER
SHRUNKEN HEADS (YEP ROC)

41 > DR. DOG
WE ALL BELONG (PARK THE VAN)

42 > MAVIS STAPLES
WE’LL NEVER TURN BACK (ANTI-)

43 > EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
ALL OF A SUDDEN I MISS EVERYONE (TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)

44 > BEIRUT
THE FLYING CLUB CUP (BA DA BING!)

45 > BETTYE LAVETTE
THE SCENE OF THE CRIME (ANTI-)

46 > MANU CHAO
LA RADIOLINA (NACIONAL)

47 > YEASAYER
ALL HOUR CYMBALS (WE ARE FREE)

48 > OAKLEY HALL
I’LL FOLLOW YOU (MERGE)

49 > SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
100 DAYS, 100 NIGHTS (DAPTONE)

50 > TUNNG
GOOD ARROWS (THRILL JOCKEY)

DEBUT/NEW ARTIST:
FUTURE CLOUDS & RADAR
FUTURE CLOUDS & RADAR (STAR APPLE KINGDOM)

REISSUE:
SONIC YOUTH
DAYDREAM NATION DELUXE EDITION (GEFFEN/UME)

DVD:
YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME: A FILM ABOUT ROKY ERICKSON (PALM PICTURES)

BOOK:
THE REPLACEMENTS: ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING, BY JIM WALSH (VOYAGEUR PRESS)

TOUR:
THE ARCADE FIRE

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