19. Battles - Mirrored
Battles have pretty much commericialized the term "math-rock" in the underground music scene this year. Some of the music created here is purely remarkable.
16. Nicole Atkins - Neptune City
One late night I witnessed Nicole Atkins play the David Letterman show, very curious i researched her and got her debut album quick smart to be blown away straight away. A strong voice with a sound so lush.
15. Caribou - Andorra
A collection of excellent eclectic electronic pop songs from Dan Snaith.
13. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
12. Liars - Liars
I spent most of 2006 trying to come to terms with Liars third album "Drum's Not Dead" no matter how many times i listened to it, nothing happened. Though everyone else i pretty much talked to said it was amazing. Sure it was intriguing but I struggled and still struggle to find that brilliance. More importantly Liars came out with their fourth album this year with a more "conventional" sound and boy is it fabulous. Dark sounds with a jagged edge. If pollution had a sound this would probably be it.
11. A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place to Bury Strangers
Some say it's practically like the second coming of Psychocandy, with saying that it's not too far away from the truth, this is an exceptional modern day ear shattering shoegaze noise record.
10. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
9. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
My favourite Australian album of the year, another 60's neo-psychedelic group. Great record.
7. Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
I was intrigued by this album from the very first time i heard it. Sam Beam steps up his game, not that he had to. Devil Never Sleeps rocks.
6. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
My favourite modern day singer songwriter places it safe in 2007 with the release of just one album and e.p. Ryan ties several of his influences together upon the Tiger.
5. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
4. Radiohead - In Rainbows
Another slice of Radiohead magic, took a little while to get used too, but when the transistion was made it delievered on many levels.