Drenched in Blog: Top Ten Albums of 2007

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As previously threatened, I have devised my list of the best albums of 2007. It wasn't easy. I had to ignore some sales calls at work to make this. Sorry, Weld Tooling out of Tulsa, Daddy has to make his list. Ah, day jobs. Can't live with them, can't buy shit on eBay you don't even need without them.

1. Justice, t: This thing made me get into dance music again with a vengeance. After years of longing for a record that combined elements of metal, Italian horror-film scores and copious amounts of bass, we got what we wanted. And it's French. They pronounce it "JUST-EECE." I pronounce this record and me, man and obsession.

2. Queens of the Stone Age, Era Vulgaris: One of the sexiest records of the year. Put on "Make It Wit Chu" and make some bad decisions…

3. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver: James Murphy is a genius, and white jeans never looked better on someone who looks like a minor-league hockey coach.

4. Turbonegro, Retox: This blog wouldn't have a name without these denim demons. They even threw in a Sabbath cover as a bonus track, for filthy measure.

5. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga: This one was a grower. You put it in your player, and eventually it ends up becoming your personal soundtrack. Seek out the b-sides and you won't be disappointed.

6. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible: I recommend listening to "Intervention" in the dawn hours as the sun comes up. It's like going to church in your car.

7. Jarvis Cocker, Jarvis: "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" should be the national anthem of ex-boyfriends everywhere.

8. Boyz Noize, Oi Oi Oi: Listening to this is like being softly beaten by a gang of leather-clad Eurotrash. Thrilling unexpected, yet probably deserved.

9. Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans, Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans: Rock-steady local rhythms perfect for spending a Sunday afternoon lazing about in the backyard.

10. Kings of Leon, Because of the Times: Before, these boys did a modified southern-toned Strokes act, which was just amazing. Now, they start throwing in Wire and Stooges riffs and you get your brain blown. – Craig Hlavaty

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