Best Of 2007 Lists - Critics Vs. Bloggers





A friend of The Tripwire sent us over a link to The Hype Machine's impressive Best of 2007 lists, which were taken from an astonishing 648 separate lists as well as the one from Largehearted Boy. They crunched the numbers, which resulted in the top albums in the blogosphere for the year.


You might recall that before we vanished for the holidays, The Tripwire did something similar, except we targeted the larger online publications, including Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian, etc. When seeing the final lists side by side, we were quite impressed to see how similar they actually were. Radiohead's In Rainbows topped both lists with ease, which was not much of a shock.

Our own list was far from an exact science, but it looks like we were mighty close. For your reading enjoymen we've listed the top 20 from each list. Check it:

The Tripwire's Best Of The Best Of 2007
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01. Radiohead - In Rainbows
02. M.I.A. - Kala
03. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
04. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
05. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
06. The National - Boxer
07. White Stripes - Icky Thump
08. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
09. Battles - Mirrored
10. Kanye West - Graduation
11. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
12. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
13. The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen
14. Against Me - New Wave
15. Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
16. Feist - The Reminder
17. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
18. PJ Harvey - White Chalk
19. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
20. Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

Hype Machine's Music Blog Zeitgeist
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01. Radiohead - In Rainbows
02. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
03. The National - Boxer
04. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
05. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
06. M.I.A. - Kala
07. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
08. Feist - The Reminder
09. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
10. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
11. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
12. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
13. Battles - Mirrored
14. Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
15. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
16. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
17. Kanye West - Graduation
18. Justice - Cross
19. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
20. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

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Best Of 2007 Lists - Critics Vs. Bloggers