Cast your minds back, readership: at the start of November we invited you to vote for your favourite albums of 2007 from a shortlist of 50, selected by the DiS editorial team following weeks of debate and discussion. Our editorially ranked 50 can be seen here, but below we’re pleased to present the result of the thousands of votes received: the DiS readers’ top 25 albums of 2007.
The facts? Well, the number one record was head and shoulders above its nearest rival almost from the word go; the top ten fluctuated wildly over the course of the voting month; and our number 48 of 2007 is clearly a lot more loved by the DiS readership than the site’s core writing team. Not that we don’t love it, a bit, you understand.
The figures? As follows, from one to 25 (editorial position in brackets)…
Radiohead, In Rainbows
Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
The National, Boxer
(Beggars Banquet; review)
Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
The Shins, Wincing The Night Away
(Sub Pop/Transgressive; review)
Panda Bear, Person Pitch
(Paw Tracks; review)
of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer
The Twilight Sad, Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters
The Cribs, Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever
Beirut, The Flying Club Cup
(Ed Banger; review)
Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare
Bloc Party, A Weekend In The City
PJ Harvey, White Chalk
Klaxons, Myths Of The Near Future
The Maccabees, Colour It In
Future Of The Left, Curses
(Too Pure; review)
!!!, Myth Takes
Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Blonde Redhead, 23
Les Savy Fav, Let’s Stay Friends
The winner of our top 25 has been contacted via an on-site note, so if you voted: check your inbox! CDs will be sent your way in the next week or so.
Thanks, again, to everyone who voted.